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Frederick Forsyth

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

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

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

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Jim Morrison

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

You recognize but one rule of commerce; that is (to avail myself of your own terms) to allow free passage and freedom of action to all buyers and sellers whoever they may be.
Francois Quesnay

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

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

It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle.
Rollo May

The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
John Mortimer

In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth.
Susanne Langer

I do not want it [the Freedom of Information Act] to be a political football. I do not want the fuss about the way the political parties are using it to obliterate what it's really about.
John Major

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

To hear one voice clearly, we must have freedom to hear them all.
Kerry Brock

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
Epictetus

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

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Soren Kierkegaard

English culture has always allowed room for the freedom to express, especially through fashion, and the punk era has remained a strong influence on British attitudes, art and music.
Shaun Leane

The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
Bernard Baruch

Man should be master of his environment, not its slave. That is what freedom means.
Anthony Eden

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

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
Jean Paul Sartre

Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.
Mason Cooley

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

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

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

Freedom is a noble thing! Freedom makes man to have liking: freedom all solace to man gives: he lives at ease that freely lives!
John Barbour

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Albert Camus

Bred in the lap of Republican Freedom
William Godwin

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

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

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 desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The only certain freedom's in departure.
Robert Frost

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

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
James Madison

...Natural freedoms are but just: There's something generous in mere lust. (A Ramble in St James Park)
John Wilmot

Freedom of the press in Britain means freedom to print such of the proprietor's prejudices as the advertisers don't object to
Hannen Swaffer

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
Lord Byron

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

A growing number of young women who have the freedom to decide have decided that their career can wait, and the delicious early years of their children's lives can't. [quite right too!]
Suzanne Fields

A standard bearer for freedom, even civilisation [on pornography]
Salman Rushdie

Freedom begins as we become conscious of it.
Vernon Howard

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

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

The increasing influence of the Bible is marvelously great, penetrating everywhere. It carries with it a tremendous power of freedom and justice guided by a combined force of wisdom and goodness
David Moir

Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond.
Jeffrey Borenstein

It is outrageous to think that if you are on the side of freedom for the Chinese people and opposed to communism that you are anything but pro-Chinese.
Chris Cox



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