Freedom Quotes

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

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

No man is enitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
Douglas Macarthur

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses
Lenin

Freedom is not enough.
Lyndon Johnson

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

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

Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.
Graham Greene

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.
Marilyn Ferguson

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

Freedom begins as we become conscious of it.
Vernon Howard

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

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.
John Gardner

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

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

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

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.
Dan Quayle

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

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

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
Cicero

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to-letting a person be what he really is.
Jim Morrison

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

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

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

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Soren Kierkegaard

What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist
Salman Rushdie

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

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

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

When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
Pope John Paul II



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