Freedom Quotes

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

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

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

Forever float that standard sheet! Where breathes the foe but falls before us, With Freedom's soil beneath our feet, And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us? 'The American Flag'
Joseph Rodman Drake

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

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty
Frank Herbert

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

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

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

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses
Lenin

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

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
Thomas Mann

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.
Mason Cooley

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

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

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom: it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
William Pitt

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

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

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Malcom X

The only certain freedom's in departure.
Robert Frost

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

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 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

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 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

Guitar playing is a release, liberation, put simply it is freedom.
William Christopher Handy

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort which it brings
Walter J Lippmann

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

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

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

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

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

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Tocqueville

Democratic communities have a natural taste for freedom: left to themselves they will seek it, cherish it, and view any deprivation of it with regret. But for equality their passion is ardent, insatiable, incessant, invincible: they call for equality in freedom; and if they cannot obtain that, they still call for equality in slavery.
Tocqueville

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

Responsibility is the price of freedom.
Elbert Hubbard

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

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

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
Hannah Arendt

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
Epictetus

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

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

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



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