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

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

Freedom can be a frightening thing when you are not used to it.
Zana Muhsen

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

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

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

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

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

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
Milton Friedman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Soren Kierkegaard

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

Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from proclaiming its wares and their merits, and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed. The enemies of advertising are the enemies of freedom.
David Ogilvy

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

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan

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

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

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

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

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
Cicero

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.
Suze Orman

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

It is outrageous to think that if you are on the side of freedom for the Chinese people and opposed to communism that you are anything but pro-Chinese.
Chris Cox

Man should be master of his environment, not its slave. That is what freedom means.
Anthony Eden

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

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

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

Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark.
Walter Lippmann

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

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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



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