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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

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

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

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

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

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
Tocqueville

Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
Theodore Roosevelt

We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks.
Vernon Howard

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

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

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

The obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself.
Ruth Ginsburg

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

One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression.
Howard Zinn

Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
Albert Camus

Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.
Don DeLillo

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

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

Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency.
James H Douglas

As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.
Arnold Toynbee

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

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

We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
Angela Davis

For more than 20 years, on every one of the great issues of freedom and security, John Kerry has been more wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure.
Zell Miller

We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom
Steve Forbes

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

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

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

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny.
Zell Miller

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose
Kris Kristoffersen

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
Cicero

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

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

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

The word 'freedom' means for me not a point of departure but a genuine point of arrival. The point of departure is defined by the word 'order'. Freedom cannot exist without the concept of order.
Prince Metternich

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

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

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

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
Aldous Huxley

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

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms.
William O Douglas

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



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