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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

A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper.
Stanley Kubrick

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
Nelson Mandela

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

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

America was founded on the principle of freedom of speech.
Tom Ford

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

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

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

Freedom comes in individual packages.
Shirley Boone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.
Charles Peguy

You are a slave, no liberty, no freedom, no democracy, no human rights [on Makelele]
Jose Mourinho

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

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
Epictetus

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

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

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

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

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 begins as we become conscious of it.
Vernon Howard

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

It [racism] is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.
Pierre Berton

Bred in the lap of Republican Freedom
William Godwin

We do restrict so-called reproductive freedom. We do not allow polygamy, we do not allow incest, we do not allow the buying and selling of babies.
Leon Kass

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

Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.
Alan Foster

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

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
Martin Luther King Jr

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

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

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

Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.
Mason Cooley

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses
Lenin



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