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Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom.
Benjamin Cardozo

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

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.
Simone De Beauvoir

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

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
Tacitus

As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.
Marcel Proust

Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances... a day to honour those who died defending our freedom.
Doc Hastings

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
Cicero

Freedom begins as we become conscious of it.
Vernon Howard

Freedom of love is freedom to say yes to many lovers.
Brigitte Boisselier

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.
Arthur Schopenhauer

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

We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one.
Herbert Spencer

One should never put on one's best trousers to go out to fight for freedom
Henrik Ibsen

What we have is two important values in conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy.
Dick Gephardt

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

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

Ignorance is a right! Education is eroding one of the few democratic freedoms remaining to us.
Christopher Andreae

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

Freedom is not enough.
Lyndon Johnson

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

When you realise what life would be like without the freedoms that we in the West take for granted every day, you realise just how miserable half of human existence has been.
Jim Gibbons

Schools should have the freedom to decide their own culture and ethos, determine their approach to discipline, own their land and buildings and decide their own admissions policy.
David Davis

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
Martin Luther King Jr

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses
Lenin

When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again
Edith Hamilton

Access to information and freedom of access to it may seem like a fundamental right but there are many people who think, rightly or wrongly, it is for your own good that it is hidden.
Alberto Gonzales

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

I believe there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those doing the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the system of exploitation. I believe that there will be that kind of clash, but I dont think it will be based on the colour of the skinYou're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
Malcom X

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

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

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

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than the freedom to stagnate.
Adlai Stevenson

Freedom comes in individual packages.
Shirley Boone

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
A J Liebling

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

Responsibility is the price of freedom.
Elbert Hubbard

The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact
Julie Burchill

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

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

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

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

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt

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

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Soren Kierkegaard

Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.
Mason Cooley

The laws of cricket tell of the English love of compromise between a particular freedom and a general orderliness, or legality.
Neville Cardus

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



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