Freedom Quotes

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The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.
Harry S Truman

In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
Peter Ustinov

All of us, from time to time, need a plunge into freedom and novelty, after which routine and discipline will seem delightful by contrast
Andre Maurois

A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.
Bodhidharma

This story is about truth, beauty, freedom; but above all things, this story is about love
Moulin Rouge

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom: it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
William Pitt

The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom.
Silvio Berlusconi

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
Simone De Beauvoir

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.
Aldous Huxley

Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.
Graham Greene

The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. Freedom and slavery are mental states.
Mahatma Gandhi

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.
Anna Julia Cooper

Freedom can be a frightening thing when you are not used to it.
Zana Muhsen

Human freedom is realised in the adoption of humanity as an end in itself, for the one thing that no-one can be compelled to do by another is to adopt a particular end. - 'Metaphysical Principles of Virtue'
Imannuel Kant

His Holiness brings a wealth of experience to this exalted office. The United Nations and the Holy See share a strong commitment to peace, social justice, human dignity, religious freedom and mutual respect among the world's religions.
Kofi Annan

Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
Rosa Luxemburg

Forever float that standard sheet! Where breathes the foe but falls before us, With Freedom's soil beneath our feet, And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us? 'The American Flag'
Joseph Rodman Drake

There are some great points about having so many freedoms as we do in the US, but the downside is people get in who are not deserving of those freedoms and endanger us all.
Sam Graves

The enemies of Freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot (End of an Age)
William Ralph Inge

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to-letting a person be what he really is.
Jim Morrison

Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
Pope John Paul II

If we admit our depression openly and freely, those around us get from it an experience of freedom rather than the depression itself.
Rollo May

While the right to talk may be the beginning of freedom, the necessity of listening is what makes the right important
Walter J Lippmann

Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence.
Hannah Arendt

Freedom consists not in refusing to recognize anything above us, but in respecting something which is above us; for by respecting it, we raise ourselves to it, and, by our very acknowledgment, prove that we bear within ourselves what is higher, and are worthy to be on a level with it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.
Frank Herbert

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
Milton Friedman

In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!
J G Ballard

For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.
Alice Walker

The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.
John Stuart Mill

I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.
Coretta King

The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.
Grace Kelly

A few weeks will probably determine our fate. Perfect freedom, or Absolute Slavery. To some of us freedom or a halter.
Abraham Clark

I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land.
Harriet Tubman

How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.
Soren Kierkegaard

Freedom: An occupied space which must be reoccupied every day.
John Ralston Saul

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Martin Luther King Jr

Our freedom is but a light that breaks through from another world. (The Tram that Lost its Way)
Nikolai Gumilev

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Soren Kierkegaard

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Martin Luther King

The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

He hath freedom whoso beareth clean and constant heart within
Quintus Ennius

We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street an Broadway.
Will Durant

Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying, streams like the thunderstorm against the wind.
Lord Byron

We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.
E M Forster

We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure.
Karl Popper

The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.
David Riesman

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom.
Clarence Darrow

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Guitar playing is a release, liberation, put simply it is freedom.
William Christopher Handy



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