Freedom Quotes

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

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

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

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

Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.
Nelson Mandela

Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.
Charles Peguy

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

I gave my life for freedom - This I know: For those who bade me fight had told me so. (Five Souls, 1971)
William Norman Ewer

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
Hannah Arendt

The Internet offers authors and their readers a new diversity of opportunities and freedom
Frederick Forsyth

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

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

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
Ronald Reagan

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

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
Daniel Boorstin

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

They may take our lives but they'll never take our freedom.
Mel Gibson

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

A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.
Frank Lloyd Wright

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
Nelson Mandela

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
Rabindranath Tagore

Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.
Alan Foster

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

Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from proclaiming its wares and their merits, and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed. The enemies of advertising are the enemies of freedom.
David Ogilvy

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

A good and faithful servant of God has been called home.

The world has lost a champion of peace and freedom. [on Pope John Paul II]
George W Bush

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

War continues in Iraq. They're calling it Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Jay Leno

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
Erich Fromm

Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.
Powell Clayton

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
Michel Foucault

Freedom granted only when it is known that its' effects will be beneficial is not freedom.
Friedrich Von Hayek

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Tocqueville

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan

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

The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice.
Emma Goldman

Bred in the lap of Republican Freedom
William Godwin

A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth
Henrik Ibsen

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.
Fran Lebowitz

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

Defender and promoter of freedom and democracy [on George W Bush]
Silvio Berlusconi

The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people co-operate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom.
Milton Friedman

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

There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science.
J Robert Oppenheimer

Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death.
Michel Aoun

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Dwight Eisenhower

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

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

Those who profess to favour freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning.
Frederick Douglass

Freedom - to walk free and own no superior.
Walt Whitman



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