The Best Freedom Quotes For This Republic Day- Share 100’s of Motivational and Inspiring Quotes to Your Friends On This Republic Day

Freedom is not a word but lifes for many. As we know many peoples have given their lives for many to get freedom, Yes we are taliking about our great freedom fighter who sacrifices their lives for ours better future. Freedom is a feeling of been free, Mentally, Physically and emotionally is a brightlght of every individual  We all need to break the shackles which hold us back and hinder our liberty. Freedom of thinking, speech, and living is the key to evolve and emerge as great humans.

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Freedom Inspirational & Motivational Quotes

  1. I love to create, and to me, the ultimate freedom of expression is a blank canvas or a block of clay to capture whatever emotions your imagination gives it. – Daniel Boulud
  2. My photographs are a celebration of life, fun and the beautiful. They are a world that doesn’t exist. A fantasy. Freedom is real. There are no rules. The life I wish I was living. – Ryan McGinley
  3. People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours. They should come and visit historical monuments and sites – let’s say the sites around Iran – where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  4. Al Jazeera is known in the Arab world as the voice of freedom of expression. – Wadah Khanfar
  5. As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream. – Steve Forbes
  6. Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity. – Karl Marx
  7. Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive. – Victor Hugo
  8. 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
  9. When the Islamic revolution began in 1979 under the leadership of Ayatollah Khomeini, it aroused considerable admiration in the Arab street. It presented a model of organised popular action that deposed one of the region’s most tyrannical regimes. The people of the region discerned in this revolution new hope for freedom and change. – Wadah Khanfar
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  • I’m not ambitious. I don’t want to get anywhere, I don’t want anything more. I sometimes think that for me that is the real freedom, that I don’t want anything. I don’t want money or prizes. I want people to know that a war is going to be fought. – Arundhati Roy
  • We’re giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed. – Glenn Beck
  • When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free. – Charles Evans Hughes
  • After the tragedy, New Yorkers are more united than ever in their vision, as well as in appreciation what living in freedom means – and that if we stand together, we can accomplish anything. – George Pataki
  • The Central American isthmus is a region of great contrasts, but also of heartening unison. Millions of men and women share dreams of freedom and progress. – Óscar Arias
  • Before and after emancipation, the Negro, in self-defense, was propelled toward the white employer. The endowments of wealthy white men have developed great institutions of learning for the Negro, but the freedom of action on the part of these same universities has been curtailed in proportion as they are indebted to white philanthropies. – W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Freedom and democracy are dreams you never give up. – Aung San Suu Kyi
  • The theme is the theme of humiliation, which is the square root of sin, as opposed to the freedom from humiliation, and love, which is the square root of wonderful. – Carson McCullers
  • American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted. – William J. Clinton
  • Collective freedom provides the basic conditions for people to narrate their own lives, hold power accountable, and embrace a capacious notion of human dignity. – Henry Giroux
  • Denial of childhood and denial of freedom are the biggest sins which humankind has been committing and perpetuating for ages. – Kailash Satyarthi
  • What makes revolutionary thought unique is its clarity and dignity, and its clear grasp of freedom and justice: simple, clear words that are understood without the need for any help from elite writers or thinkers. – Nawal El Saadawi
  • Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. – George Bernard Shaw
  • I would rather die in freedom on my way back home than starve to death here. – Morning Star
  • The very moment you understand that being a Muslim and being American or European are not mutually exclusive, you enrich your society. Promote the universal principles of justice and freedom, and leave the societies elsewhere to find their model of democracy based on their collective psychology and cultural heritage. – Tariq Ramadan
  • A hungry man is not a free man. – Adlai E. Stevenson
  • One man’s blasphemy doesn’t override other people’s free-speech rights, their freedom to publish, freedom of thought. – Dan Savage
  • I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. – Simone de Beauvoir
  • Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom. – Friedrich Schiller
  • Freedom of speech means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent. – Alan Dershowitz
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  • We don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone. Freedom is like that. It’s like air. When you have it, you don’t notice it. – Boris Yeltsin
  • Who ever walked behind anyone to freedom? If we can’t go hand in hand, I don’t want to go. – Hazel Scott
  • Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom. – Friedrich August von Hayek
  • Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. – Kofi Annan
  • A free and truly independent press – fiercely independent when necessary – is the red beating heart of freedom and democracy. – Dan Rather
  • There’s a certain amount of freedom involved in cycling: you’re self-propelled and decide exactly where to go. If you see something that catches your eye to the left, you can veer off there, which isn’t so easy in a car, and you can’t cover as much ground walking. – David Byrne
  • I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos-especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom… Rather than starting inside, I start outside and reach the mental through the physical. – Jim Morrison
  • Our emotions are often beautiful, but they can also be dangerous. They represent our spontaneity, and seem to speak to us of our freedom. – Tariq Ramadan
  • Clearly the success of the Netflix model, releasing the entire season of ‘House of Cards’ at once, proved one thing: The audience wants the control. They want the freedom. If they want to binge as they’ve been doing on ‘House of Cards’ and lots of other shows, we should let them binge. – Kevin Spacey
  • Human beings want to be free and however long they may agree to stay locked up, to stay oppressed, there will come a time when they say ‘That’s it.’ Suddenly they find themselves doing something that they never would have thought they would be doing, simply because of the human instinct that makes them turn their face towards freedom. – Aung San Suu Kyi
  • We all have to announce our full solidarity with the struggle of those seeking freedom and justice in Syria, and translate this sympathy into a clear political vision that supports a peaceful transition to a democratic system of rule that reflects the demands of the Syrian people for freedom. – Mohammed Morsi
  • I never had any childhood, for the word means sunshine and freedom from care. I had a starved and pinched little childhood, as far as love and merriment go. – Frank Leslie
  • Freedom lies in being bold. – Robert Frost
  • The freedom to fail is vital if you’re going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success. – Michael Korda
  • I find only freedom in the realms of eccentricity. – David Bowie
  • History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition. – Milton Friedman
  • One of the unsung freedoms that go with a free press is the freedom not to read it. – Ferdinand Mount
  • I’m a feminist, a 21st-century feminist – which means choice and freedom. One has the right to be both glamorous and ethically structured. – Arielle Dombasle
  • Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people. – John Adams
  • Freedom is a possession of inestimable value. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. – Albert Camus
  • The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history. – Mike Fitzpatrick
  • We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death. – Angela Davis
  • To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It’s freedom. – Patti Smith
  • Education is freedom. – Paulo Freire
  • Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces. – Charlie Dent
  • China has to go along with world trends. That’s democracy, liberty, individual freedom. China sooner or later has to go that way. It cannot go backward. – Dalai Lama
  • The standing orders of the Parliamentary Party, however, apply to me, apply to every other Member of the Parliamentary Labour Party and they put into a context the way in which those rights to freedom of speech should be exercised. – Ron Davies
  • Bisexuality means I am free and I am as likely to want to love a woman as I am likely to want to love a man, and what about that? Isn’t that what freedom implies? – June Jordan
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  • My children came out as individuals in their own right. They were not my products. They had their own characters and were very strong-minded. I gave them a lot of freedom when they were still very young. The one thing they got from me is morals. They would never betray anyone. They are really good people. – Vivienne Westwood
  • War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. – George Orwell
  • The Universal Zulu Nation stands to acknowledge wisdom, understanding, freedom, justice, and equality, peace, unity, love, and having fun, work, overcoming the negative through the positive, science, mathematics, faith, facts, and the wonders of God, whether we call him Allah, Jehovah, Yahweh, or Jah. – Afrika Bambaataa
  • Freedom of expression is not absolute. Countries have laws that define the framework for exercising this right and which, for instance, condemn racist language. – Tariq Ramadan
  • We are all different. Yet we are all God’s children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us. – Barbara Boxer
  • Institutions – government, churches, industries, and the like – have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom; and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction. – Charles Horton Cooley
  • I am a good, strong word giver; I am a jealous guard of my own secrets. Freedom is the rule; I am hungry for one good thing I can do. – Rachel Corrie
  • Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting. – Alan Dean Foster
  • When the Internet first came into public use, it was hailed as a liberation from conformity, a floating world ruled by passion, creativity, innovation and freedom of information. When it was hijacked first by advertising and then by commerce, it seemed like it had been fully co-opted and brought into line with human greed and ambition. – Neil Strauss
  • Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. – Herbert Hoover
  • The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom – these are the pillars of society. – Henrik Ibsen
  • 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
  • Our culture is just a series of checks and balances. The whole idea that we’re in a battle between tyranny and freedom – it’s a series of pendulum swings. – Jon Stewart
  • In America it’s live by the sword of freedom of expression and be will to die by it as well. – Vince McMahon
  • The news that comes out of Pakistan is always geared toward terrorism and fundamentalism. But when you give people freedom of expression and the freedom to go out and be social and to express themselves, you will see a change. I see that coming about in my country. – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
  • To guarantee the individual maximum freedom within a social frame of minimal laws ensures – if not happiness – its hopeful pursuit. – John Updike
  • ‘Freedom from fear’ could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights. – Dag Hammarskjold
  • I’m interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom. – Jim Morrison
  • To create an organization that’s adaptable and innovative, people need the freedom to challenge precedent, to ‘waste’ time, to go outside of channels, to experiment, to take risks and to follow their passions. – Gary Hamel
  • Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. – Rabindranath Tagore
  • If it is right for men to fight for their freedom, and God knows what the human race would be like today if men had not, since time began, fought for their freedom, then it is right for women to fight for their freedom and the freedom of the children they bear. – Emmeline Pankhurst
  • True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right. – Brigham Young
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  • Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society. – John Ralston Saul
  • Every generation has to protect every one of their rights, whether that’s freedom of the press, freedom of speech, or freedom of faith. You have to remain diligent. – James Lankford
  • Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment. – Gerry Adams
  • Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners. – Vladimir Lenin
  • I’m not afraid of terrorism at all. I’m afraid of loss of our freedom, loss of mobility, loss of global comradeship. – Patti Smith
  • Sometimes I even now feel like a stranger in my country. But I knew there would be problems because I had seen the world as a skater. And now? A lot of people in eastern Germany have lost jobs, rents went up, food costs went up, unemployment went to 20 percent. Freedom is good, but it is not easy. – Katarina Witt
  • Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them – regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances. – Christopher Dodd
  • We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. – Edward R. Murrow
  • The dedication of the United States Air Force, Special Forces, and others involved in the mission to tracking down terrorists can not be matched. We express our gratitude to these men and women who defend the freedom America represents. – Tim Murphy
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  • None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free. – Pearl S. Buck
  • That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers’ and the nation’s perception of the Times, the perception of its editorial positions, and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed by the publisher’s choice of people who are given the freedom to write opinion columns. – Daniel Okrent
  • I definitely want to continue working in independent films – and big budget stuff as well – but there’s a freedom you have when you’re not getting paid. It’s easier to say no and there’s no pressure to please the powers that be. Also I don’t have to hear ‘flirt and smile more.’ – Trieste Kelly Dunn
  • The struggle of democratic secularism, religious tolerance, individual freedom and feminism against authoritarian patriarchal religion, culture and morality is going on all over the world – including the Islamic world, where dissidents are regularly jailed, killed, exiled or merely intimidated and silenced. – Ellen Willis
  • I have that precious commodity – freedom. I can live my life a day at a time, and I am open to whatever the next day brings. I know I sound as if I have been off with some guru in India, but I haven’t. I’ve come to realise the value of being able to decide for oneself. – Cherie Lunghi
  • Havin’ fun while freedom fightin’ must be one of those lunatic Texas traits we get from the water – which is known to have lithium in it – because it goes all the way back to Sam Houston, surely the most lovable, the most human, and the funniest of all the great men this country has ever produced. – Molly Ivins
  • I don’t like planning, because it robs me of freedom, so I’d like a 24 hours that was full of surprises. – Marc Warren
  • True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one’s true character, to be altogether one’s self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion. – Corliss Lamont
  • I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech. – Stockwell Day
  • The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. – John F. Kennedy
  • Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship. – A. Philip Randolph
  • In times such as these, people should recognize that evil knows no borders, knows no limits and knows no compassion. Those around the globe that value freedom must continue to persevere even in the darkest of times. – Michael Burgess
  • What was the freedom to which the adult human being rose in the morning, if each act was held back or inspired by the overpowering ghost of a little child? – Delmore Schwartz
  • 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
  • Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. – Voltaire
  • The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress. – Ernest Renan
  • The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage. – Thucydides
  • I need this wild life, this freedom. – Zane Grey
  • But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint. – Edmund Burke
  • The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. – Samuel Adams
  • You don’t have true freedom until you allow a diversity of opinion and a diversity of voices. – Don Lemon
  • The paradox of faith is that when we conform our lives to Christ then we gain our true freedom. And its fruit is profound and lasting happiness. – Vincent Nichols
  • Genghis Khan decreed religious tolerance for all of his conquered peoples. So I think he definitely would approve of our constitutional protections of freedom of religion. I think he would also approve of the way the U.S. has been able to attract talented people from all over the world. – Amy Chua
  • 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
  • We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless. – Lech Walesa
  • Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do. – Chuck Schumer
  • As a nation, Kuwait has been, arguably, free of freedom itself. Claimed in turn by Constantinople, Riyadh, and Baghdad, Kuwait has survived by playing Turks off Persians, Arabs off one another, and the English off everyone. – P. J. O’Rourke
  • Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too. – W. Somerset Maugham
  • 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
  • Freedom without rules doesn’t work. And communities do not work unless they are regulated by etiquette. – Judith Martin
  • Tramping is too easy with all this money. My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around for my next meal… I’ve decided that I’m going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty of it is just too good to pass up. – Christopher McCandless
  • A place of freedom is the best place to have the most creativity. – Matt McGorry
  • People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. – Soren Kierkegaard
  • Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. – Thomas Jefferson
  • That’s an amazing feeling, to walk onstage, and you’re not thinking about anything, you’re not thinking about your lines or what you’re supposed to do – your body, your brain knows, so there’s freedom. There’s not fear, there’s not nerves. – Eric McCormack
  • 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
  • I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America. – Alexis de Tocqueville
  • I’ve learned over the years that freedom is just the other side of discipline. – Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance. – Lisa Murkowski
  • Freedom isn’t to do what you want at somebody else’s expense. – John Lydon
  • That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent. – Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  • Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. – Bertrand Russell
  • The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom. – Pythagoras
  • When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more. – John Adams
  • I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible. – Boyd Rice
  • Israel is a country that respects freedom – freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of worship. – George Pataki
  • Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate. – Hubert H. Humphrey
  • Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation. – Coretta Scott King
  • Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories. – Wendell Phillips
  • The task for sociology is to come to the help of the individual. We have to be in service of freedom. It is something we have lost sight of. – Zygmunt Bauman
  • To understand Occupy Wall Street, you have to understand artists. Art is freedom – freedom of expression – and its message has resonated through society for centuries. – Peter M. Brant
  • A lovely nook of forest scenery, or a grand rock, like a beautiful woman, depends for much of its attractiveness upon the attendance sense of freedom from whatever is low; upon a sense of purity and of romance. – P. T. Barnum
  • Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends. – John Stuart Mill
  • Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you. – Jean-Paul Sartre
  • I grew up under Communism so we could only learn Russian, and then when Communism fell in 1989 we could learn a few more things and have the freedom to travel and the freedom of speech – and the freedom of dreaming, really. – Petra Nemcova
  • Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. – Victor Pinchuk
  • Adam Smith pointed out that there were three things that make us more prosperous, in a general sort of way: freedom to pursue our own self-interest; specialization, which he called division of labor; and freedom of trade. – P. J. O’Rourke
  • The abortion license has not brought freedom and security to women. Rather, it has ushered in a new era of irresponsibility toward women and children, one that now begins before birth. – Robert Casey
  • I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas. – Ron Paul
  • The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. – Desmond Tutu
  • Governments that block the aspirations of their people, that steal or are corrupt, that oppress and torture or that deny freedom of expression and human rights should bear in mind that they will find it increasingly hard to escape the judgement of their own people, or where warranted, the reach of international law. – William Hague
  • As an artist you actually do have to make a choice to be an outsider. If you’re an outsider you have the freedom to say what people on the inside don’t dare to say. – Connie Nielsen
  • I’m never going to be in something as commercially successful as ‘Harry Potter’ ever again. It’s impossible. So that gives me incredible freedom to go off and make the slightly off-the-wall films that I want to make. – Daniel Radcliffe
  • Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day. – Charles B. Rangel
  • When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations, the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so clear they can no longer be ignored. – Wendell Willkie
  • Is anarchism desirable? Well, who does not seek freedom? What man, unless willing to declare himself in bondage, would care to call any control agreeable? Think about it! – Johann Most
  • In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper enjoyment of their resources; we are also denying the world the example of a free society enjoying its freedom to the fullest. – J. William Fulbright
  • We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense. – Barack Obama
  • There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order. – William E. Gladstone
  • Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • There is no such thing as part freedom. – Nelson Mandela
  • I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. – Diogenes
  • While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State. – Vladimir Lenin
  • True freedom is where an individual’s thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor – no matter the personal price. – Bryant H. McGill
  • I decided to write ‘True Refuge’ during a major dive in my own health. Diagnosed with a genetic disease that affected my mobility, I faced tremendous fear and grief about losing the fitness and physical freedom I loved. – Tara Brach
  • Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi. – Oprah Winfrey
  • Trade creates jobs and lifts people out of poverty. And when that happens, societies stabilize and grow. And there is nothing like a stable society to fight terrorism and strengthen democracy, freedom and rule of law. – Dennis Hastert
  • The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism. – Wole Soyinka
  • We can take full comfort in realizing the continuing strength of our nation. America’s lands remain radiantly rich with diversity, and freedom still reigns. – Ben Nelson
  • Our alliances should be understood as a means to expand our influence, not as a constraint on our power. The expansion of democracy and freedom in the world should be a shared interest and value with all nations. – Chuck Hagel
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  • Freedom is not enough. – Lyndon B. Johnson
  • The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man. – Ho Chi Minh
  • Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. – George Washington
  • The freedom to be an individual is the essence of America. – Marilyn vos Savant
  • Freedom is the right to one’s dignity as a man. – Archibald MacLeish
  • The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress. – Ramana Maharshi
  • The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted. – Vinoba Bhave
  • And I have been able to give freedom and life which was acknowledged in the ecstasy of walking hand in hand across the most beautiful bridge of the world, the cables enclosing us and pulling us upward in such a dance as I have never walked and never can walk with another. – Hart Crane
  • My dad loved Scotland, so we would pile into his caravan and head for the Highlands, to Fort William and Loch Ness. It was such an adventure – my siblings and I were allowed to roam and explore the local beaches. We loved the freedom of those trips. – Rick Astley
  • In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order. – Will Durant
  • The fact is that we cannot drill our way to independence. We cannot drill our way to freedom, and we cannot drill our way to create jobs in this country. – Jay Inslee
  • Financial freedom is available to those who learn about it and work for it. – Robert Kiyosaki
  • The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. – Thomas Campbell
  • It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. – Samuel Adams
  • I love my complexion, but like so many of us, in the early years at primary school, I grew up thinking that my dark skin wasn’t a great thing. I’ve found freedom in music and songwriting, which has given me a freedom in how I present myself. I’m glad I’ve got makeup to celebrate that with. – Laura Mvula
  • Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us. – Andrea Dworkin
  • But, I don’t think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can’t create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that’s written, he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom. – Buddy Rich
  • I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won’t let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion. – Malcolm X
  • If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America… that germ will spring up, that noxious weed will thrive, and again stifle the growth, wither the leaves, blast the flowers and poison the fair fruits of freedom. – Ernestine Rose
  • We believe that salvation is to be found in wholesome work in a beloved land. Work will provide our people with the bread of tomorrow, and moreover, with the honor of the tomorrow, the freedom of the tomorrow. – Theodor Herzl
  • I shot all my stuff on ‘Arrested Development’ in one day, and was brought into a really well-oiled machine. ‘Cause it was the last season, and they were wrapping up a lot of stuff because they knew at that point that they weren’t coming back. There seemed to be kind of a freedom, and certainly the cast had a great amount of camaraderie. – Carrie Preston
  • Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. – George Washington Carver
  • I can’t in good conscience allow the U.S. government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they’re secretly building. – Edward Snowden
  • When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward – or go back. He who now talks about the ‘freedom of the press’ goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism. – Vladimir Lenin
  • For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant – Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world – including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents. – Barack Obama
  • For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged. – Alice Walker
  • MTV lets us do whatever we want. For me, there is freedom in serving an experienced client who knows what they want and has the money to do it. MTV is that for us. – Ben Nicholson
  • War is wrong. Conscription for war is inconsistent with freedom of conscience, which is not merely the right to believe but to act on the degree of truth that one receives, to follow a vocation which is God-inspired and God-directed. – Bayard Rustin
  • If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all. – Noam Chomsky
  • Freedom of expression comes with responsibilities, especially when it comes with serious implications for peace. – Mohammed Morsi
  • Freedom is from within. – Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect. – Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Freedom rings where opinions clash. – Adlai E. Stevenson
  • Slavery and freedom cannot exist together. – Ernestine Rose
  • Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. – Ronald Reagan
  • But once you allow yourself to recognize necessity, you find two things: One you find your options so restricted that the only course of action is obvious, and, two, that a great sense of freedom comes with the decision. – Steven Brust
  • We need international support so that our people live a life of normality, of dignity, of liberty and freedom. I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard. – Mahmoud Abbas
  • I was interested by the idea that artists working in a totalitarian dictatorship or tsarist autocracy are secretly and slightly shamefully envied by artists who work in freedom. They have the gratification of intense interest: the authorities want to put them in jail, while there are younger readers for whom what they write is pure oxygen. – Tom Stoppard
  • Thus the public use of reason and freedom is nothing but a dessert, a sumptuous dessert. – Johann Georg Hamann
  • On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades, gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we came in sight of the long stone buildings. – Nellie Bly
  • Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings. – Walter Lippmann
  • So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you. – B. R. Ambedkar
  • Freedom is a timeless value. The United Nations Charter calls for encouraging respect for fundamental freedoms. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights mentions freedom more than twenty times. All countries have committed to protecting individual freedoms on paper – but in practice, too many break their pledge. – Ban Ki-moon
  • The White House should always be a friend to American freedom. – Nancy Pearcey
  • Individuals should think about the worst-case scenarios and plan for them. The world will be crazier than you think it will be. Put money away, and then you can live with much more freedom. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • It is well known that my husband and Lady Thatcher enjoyed a very special relationship as leaders of their respective countries during one of the most difficult and pivotal periods in modern history. Ronnie and Margaret were political soul mates, committed to freedom and resolved to end Communism. – Nancy Reagan
  • The lifestyle that an artist can have, the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines, was a very attractive one. – John Dyer
  • Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. – Thomas Paine
  • All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it. – Samuel Johnson
  • When I was in jail, I was a lot of people’s favorite person. I practically ran the jail. I had more freedom than the police. – Flavor Flav
  • You know the actor John Garfield? In one movie he walked up to this train station, the ticket booth, and the guy says, ‘Yes, where are you going?’ And he says, ‘I want a ticket to nowhere.’ I thought: that’s it. The freedom to do that. I want a ticket to nowhere. – Wayne Shorter
  • I swear I will do everything in my power to change the situation in Tibet where human rights are being suppressed. Tibet seeks freedom and democracy and we agree on those values. – Shinzo Abe
  • We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun. – William Glasser
  • Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men. – Mortimer Adler
  • 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
  • I think that growing up in a crowded continent like Europe with an awful lot of competing claims, ideas… cultures… and systems of thought, we have, perforce, developed a more sophisticated notion of what the word ‘freedom’ means than I see much evidence of in America. – Douglas Adams
  • Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one’s government is not necessarily to secure freedom. – Friedrich August von Hayek
  • Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society. – Felix Frankfurter
  • In Scotland, Catholics have raised their voices against sectarianism and intolerance directed against the Church. Clearly, these actions show that freedom of religious expression, a basic human right, is not upheld in our midst as widely and as completely as it should be. – Keith O’Brien
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  • I am very lucky that I have talented and creative people around me. Also, mediation has been a very big part of my freedom, because it allows me to watch all the things going on and allows me to focus. – Russell Simmons
  • 137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America’s most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed – it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy. – Doc Hastings
  • We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail. – George W. Bush
  • I take life as it happens. And I give myself a lot of freedom. – Jean Paul Gaultier
  • Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. – Margaret Mitchell
  • I was only a working-class boy from a Nationalist ghetto. But it is repression that creates the revolutionary spirit of freedom. – Bobby Sands
  • When I started giving talks about women’s history, one of the things that bothered me was the tendency to say, ‘Well, everybody was totally oppressed and suddenly in 1964 we rose up, got our freedom, and here we are.’ It dismisses the women who fought for rights for several hundred years of our history up to that point. – Gail Collins
  • The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money. – Johnny Carson
  • Back then I didn’t think a woman like that, or a relationship like that, could exist with complete freedom and no jealousy or possessiveness. I thought it sounded too good to be true and I was certainly convinced it wasn’t the life for me! – Sylvia Kristel
  • What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Our world is utterly saturated with fear. We fear being attacked by religious extremists, both foreign and domestic. We fear the loss of political rights, a loss of privacy, or a loss of freedom. We fear being injured, robbed or attacked, being judged by others, or neglected, or left unloved. – Brendan Myers
  • A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life. – Suze Orman
  • I took up arms for the freedom of my color. It is our own – we will defend it or perish. – Toussaint Louverture
  • It would have been disastrous for Zambia if we had gone multi-party because these parties would have been used by those opposed to Zambia’s participation in the freedom struggle. – Kenneth Kaunda
  • I discovered freedom for the first time in England. – Emperor Hirohito
  • There must be freedom for all to live, to think, to worship, no book, no avenue must be closed. – James Larkin
  • America’s freedom of religion, and freedom from religion, offers every wisdom tradition an opportunity to address our soul-deep needs: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, secular humanism, agnosticism and atheism among others. – Parker Palmer
  • Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute ‘Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.’ – Ernestine Rose
  • Beauty, pleasure, freedom and plenty of sleep: these are the hallmarks of a successful idler’s break. Travel should not be hard work. – Tom Hodgkinson
  • My idea of freedom is that we should protect the rights of people to believe what their conscience dictates, but fight equally hard to protect people from having the beliefs of others imposed upon them. – Justin Trudeau
  • ‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded. – Friedrich August von Hayek
  • You learn that you either are going to have a police state where you don’t have any freedom left, or you’re going to build a world that doesn’t create terrorists – and that means a whole different way of ‘getting along.’ – John Shelby Spong
  • My view is that good community management is like having good municipal government: You should be able to have dissenting opinions and so on, freedom of speech, but your grandmother should also be able to walk down the street at night without having to worry about getting mugged. – Jimmy Wales
  • Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality. – Billie Joe Armstrong
  • I’ve never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It’s probably because they have forgotten their own. – Margaret Atwood
  • For centuries, America has led the world on a long march toward freedom and democracy. Let’s reclaim our clean energy leadership and lead the world toward clean energy independence. – John Garamendi
  • Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from. – Vernon Howard
  • You know, if you are kind of rich, the best thing is that you don’t have to think about money. The best thing you can buy with money is freedom, time. I don’t know how much I earn a year. I have no idea. I don’t know how much I pay in taxes. – Haruki Murakami
  • Man is not free unless government is limited. – Ronald Reagan
  • Where terrorists offer injustice, disorder and destruction, the United States and its allies stand for freedom, fairness, equality, hope, and opportunity. – John O. Brennan
  • If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too. – W. Somerset Maugham
  • It’s now our responsibility to prove to ourselves, to other nations, and especially to our children and our grandchildren, that politics is full of fun; politics has some wisdom. Politics is freedom. – Joko Widodo
  • What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom ‘to’ and freedom ‘from.’ – Marilyn vos Savant
  • The American patriots of today continue the tradition of the long line of patriots before them, by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world. – John Linder
  • All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. – Alexis de Tocqueville
  • When I wrote ‘The Interestings,’ I wanted to let time unspool, to give the book the feeling of time passing. I had to allow myself the freedom to move back and forth in time freely, and to trust that readers would accept this. – Meg Wolitzer
  • Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples’ money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people’s freedom and security. – William F. Buckley, Jr.
  • The Bill of Rights was intended to secure freedom of speech – the freedom of speech of members of parliament to speak freely rather than be at threat of… the threat of an over powerful monarch at the time. – William Hague
  • Freedom of speech and thought matters, especially when it is speech and thought with which we disagree. The moment the majority decides to destroy people for engaging in thought it dislikes, thought crime becomes a reality. – Ben Shapiro
  • No one can enjoy freedom without trembling. – Emile M. Cioran
  • We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • It’s all very well for us to sit here in the West with our high incomes and cushy lives, and say it’s immoral to violate the sovereignty of another state. But if the effect of that is to bring people in that country economic and political freedom, to raise their standard of living, to increase their life expectancy, then don’t rule it out. – Niall Ferguson
  • I never complain. I chose the road of fighting with the Ukrainian oligarchy in 1996, and have paid for this with my freedom and that of my husband, my father and my close friends. – Yulia Tymoshenko
  • No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses. – Vladimir Lenin
  • But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property, that I learned to love very dearly the right of free expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago. – John McCain
  • Freedom is contagious. That’s why despots fear it so much. – Bill Owens
  • Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it. – Malcolm X
  • For the rich, it’s not about getting more stuff. It’s about having the freedom to make almost any decision you want. – T. Harv Eker
  • Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form. – Wilhelm von Humboldt
  • 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.
  • Coercion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him. – Robert McNamara
  • Freedom of being alone is intoxicating. – Kangana Ranaut
  • The Ego is partly free. partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching the Individual who is most free: God. – Muhammad Iqbal
  • With his trademark courage and conviction, President Reagan led us out of the Cold War, spreading his vision of freedom, resulting in the release of millions of people from the yoke of communism. – John Doolittle
  • I think we must get rid of slavery, or we must get rid of freedom. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. – Nelson Mandela
  • The Polish freedom movement of 1968 lost its confrontation with police violence; the Prague Spring was crushed by the armies of five Warsaw Pact members. But in both countries, 1968 gave birth to a new political consciousness. – Adam Michnik
  • But if you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want. – Anita Roddick
  • At least in America, you have freedom of speech, which is a good thing. It’s just a question of whether you’re allowed to use it on ‘Fox News’. – Eric Idle
  • As long as there is rape… there is not going to be any peace or justice or equality or freedom. You are not going to become what you want to become or who you want to become. You are not going to live in the world you want to live in. – Andrea Dworkin
  • That’s part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity. – Lester Maddox
  • I have lived under totalitarian Communism, so I prize freedom as much as anyone and have long fought for freedom of conscience and speech. – Os Guinness
  • In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn’t know art, just as it doesn’t know freedom, just as it doesn’t know goodness. – Ivan Turgenev
  • We believe firmly that Communism internally and externally can and must be fought without resort to the Communist tactics of the suppression of all individual freedom. – Emanuel Celler
  • The fight for freedom must go on until it is won; until our country is free and happy and peaceful as part of the community of man, we cannot rest. – Oliver Tambo
  • People ask me if I ever thought of writing a children’s book. I say, ‘If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children’s book’, but otherwise the idea of being conscious of who you’re directing the story to is anathema to me, because, in my view, fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable. – Martin Amis
  • Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks. – D. H. Lawrence
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  • In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it. – John F. Kennedy
  • Freedom isn’t free. It shouldn’t be a bragging point that ‘Oh, I don’t get involved in politics,’ as if that makes someone cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn’t insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable. – Bill Maher
  • If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. – John Adams
  • We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one. – Herbert Spencer
  • You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being. – Malcolm X
  • The communitarians may say you’ve been enjoying too much individual freedom, and that you must give up some of that for the benefit of the community. But they really mean that they want more power over your life – to force you to subsidize, obey and conform to their choices. – Harry Browne
  • When I look back at that freedom of childhood, which is in a way infinite, and at all the joy and the intense happiness, now lost, I sometimes think that childhood is where the real meaning of life is located, and that we, adults, are its servants – that that’s our purpose. – Karl Ove Knausgaard
  • For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time. – George Sutherland
  • A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. – Roald Dahl
  • I follow a set of principles, I follow the Constitution. And that’s what I base my votes on. Limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty. – Justin Amash
  • Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else. – Epictetus
  • The lesson of 9/11 is that America is truly exceptional. We withstood the worst attack of our history, intended by our enemies to destroy us. Instead, it drew us closer and made us more united. Our love for freedom and one another has given us a strength that surprised even ourselves. – Rudy Giuliani
  • Working is bad enough in the winter, but in the summer it can become completely intolerable. Stuck in airless offices, every fibre of our being seems to cry out for freedom. We’re reminded of being stuck in double maths while the birds sing outside. – Tom Hodgkinson
  • I’m an exile. My father had the courage to leave with his wife, his mother and three children under twelve. It took more courage to leave, to sacrifice everything for freedom, than to stay. – Andy Garcia
  • A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that’s what freedom is all about. – Newt Gingrich
  • The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry. – James Truslow Adams
  • I used to wear sleeveless T-shirts all the time on court, but now I’ve got a brand new look – I’ve moved on to polo shirts. Sleeveless T-shirts give you real freedom of movement and they keep you cooler in matches, but I just thought it was time for a change. – Rafael Nadal
  • Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. – Soren Kierkegaard
  • If technology has finally caught up with individual liberty, why would anyone who loves freedom want to rethink that? – Matt Drudge
  • You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once. – Robert A. Heinlein
  • We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech. – Boyle Roche
  • Having grown up in Bombay, from the day you’re born, you have absolute freedom to choose who you want to be. – Freida Pinto
  • Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was. – D. H. Lawrence
  • I think I have a right to live my life the way I like. – Malala Yousafzai
  • Freedom is not won by merely overthrowing a tyrannical ruler or an oppressive regime. That is usually only the prelude to a new tyranny, a new oppression. – Jonathan Sacks
  • I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation. – Mikhail Bakunin
  • You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. – Clarence Darrow
  • Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console. – Charles Caleb Colton
  • A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law. – Kurt Huber
  • The message of Passover remains as powerful as ever. Freedom is won not on the battlefield but in the classroom and the home. Teach your children the history of freedom if you want them never to lose it. – Jonathan Sacks
  • There are only two roads, victory for the working class, freedom, or victory for the fascists which means tyranny. Both combatants know what’s in store for the loser. – Buenaventura Durruti
  • If the events of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it’s that the terrorists can attack us, but they can’t take away what makes us American – our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that. – Jon Stewart
  • My name became known because I was, one might say accidentally the target of state repression and because so many people throughout the country and other parts of the world organized around the demand for my freedom. – Angela Davis
  • The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it’s an example of freedom from religion. – Tom Wolfe
  • I wanted to be the moron of the family, because morons seemed to have more fun, more freedom and more personality. – Alice Sebold
  • It is crucial that members of Congress cast votes that are supportive of the values upon which our nation was founded: equality, freedom, and opportunity for all people. – Joe Baca
  • Her beauty didn’t do her any good and she couldn’t use it in any positive way or manipulative way. I just hope that people will look and see and believe in that hope of love, that hope of freedom, even if it was just for a limited time. – Diane Kruger
  • Implicit in true freedom of spirit lies a proud and virile will. Such glorious power of free will to choose, envisages beneficent social responsibility as manifest and welcome. – Louis Sullivan
  • Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness. – Jean-Paul Marat
  • Certainly one of the more common experiences in the jazz field is discovering someone new. Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers, voyagers. We want to join in on whatever we hear. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape. – Gary Burton
  • We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics… but instead there is a terrible resurgence. These are ugly signs for freedom of expression. – Dario Fo
  • I have recently been able to see the new world – the quiet, the tranquility and the freedom it will bring with it. This is very comforting knowledge for me because I already know that what I envision eventually becomes a reality. – Shari Arison
  • Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. – Sigmund Freud
  • Sometimes with films you have a freedom to be able to, Okay, we got that take so let’s try another one where suddenly I’ll say this, or you’ll get to improv. You can’t do that with stage. We have to make it new every time, and also within the structured settings. – Sebastian Stan
  • A lot of the time, as an actor, you don’t have the freedom to change what your lines are, and they can often be very unnatural or difficult to portray in a real light. – John Francis Daley
  • What creates freedom? A revolution in the streets? Mass protest? Civil war? A change of government? The ousting of the old guard and its replacement by the new? History, more often than not, shows that hopes raised by such events are often dashed, sooner rather than later. – Jonathan Sacks
  • It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom. – Quentin Crisp
  • We won’t tolerate abuses and crimes made every day in the name of freedom of speech. That is freedom of extortion and blackmail. – Rafael Correa
  • I’m a very individualistic person. That is why I don’t belong to any political party or anything. I really believe in justice and freedom. – Marjane Satrapi
  • For science must breathe the oxygen of freedom. – John Charles Polanyi
  • 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
  • History is replete with ideologies of freedom, justice, liberation of the downtrodden and the exploited, that have been turned against the very people they had mobilised, or that have reproduced the same logic of exclusion and terror toward those whom they claimed to set free. – Tariq Ramadan
  • To talk about liberty and freedom is nice, lovely, but the important thing is to allow people to act in liberty and freedom. – Hassan Nasrallah
  • If you don’t give your kid freedom to make choices with money, including stupid choices, he’ll make plenty when he gets to college. – John W. Gardner
  • I think it’s important to give young people the freedom to follow their ideas and pursue their interests. – Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
  • Russians have a new freedom, but as long as they don’t express that freedom on a public platform. – Marc Almond
  • Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men. – Bede Griffiths
  • You have the highest of human trusts committed to your care. Providence has showered on this favored land blessings without number, and has chosen you as the guardians of freedom, to preserve it for the benefit of the human race. – J. Reuben Clark
  • Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom. – Nelson Mandela
  • Each time we cooperate with God, we take one more giant step forward. Because when God asks us to change, it means that He always has something better to give us – more freedom, greater joy, and greater blessings. – Joyce Meyer
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  • Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. – Rosa Luxemburg
  • Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark. – Walter Lippmann
  • To be able to love and live in freedom means to be able to make godly decisions. To make godly decisions we have to surrender our egos and all the falsity and shame that goes with it. – James McGreevey
  • When I was younger, I was listening to a lot of Armenian music, you know, revolutionary music about freedom and protest. In the 70s I was listening to soul and the Bee Gees and ABBA, and funk. – Serj Tankian
  • I have a place that I get to go to in the Bahamas. It’s the only place that guarantees total anonymity and freedom. – Johnny Depp
  • Freedom is not a gift nor does it simply exist for us to have, but rather it is a sacred duty, and its blessed yield of hope is born from none other than the blood of the innocent. – Bryant H. McGill
  • As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility. – Arnold J. Toynbee
  • My fundamental tenets are concerned with freedom of the individual; the market isn’t perfect, but it’s the best available way of allocating resources. – Niall Ferguson
  • Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin. – Henry Cabot Lodge
  • Freedom – an occupied space which must be reoccupied every day. – John Ralston Saul
  • Hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy. – Liu Xiaobo
  • It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad. – James Madison
  • There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom. – Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. – George Orwell
  • The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom. – Georg Cantor
  • Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain. – Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free. – Walter Cronkite
  • Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. – Rollo May
  • True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment. – Dada Vaswani
  • Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment. – Powell Clayton
  • If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working class! – Mother Jones
  • The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom, and give less interference to another’s state of consciousness. – Paul Twitchell
  • Real freedom is creative, proactive, and will take me into new territories. I am not free if my freedom is predicated on reacting to my past. – Kenny Loggins
  • I love music. It’s freedom, a way to deal with pent-up frustration. – Ice Cube
  • Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons. It inhibits freedom. – Willie Stargell
  • Death smells like homemade apple sauce as it cooks on the stove. It is not the strangling sense of illness. It is not fear. It is freedom. – Rachel Corrie
  • The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom. – George W. Bush
  • I am conservative with a small ‘c.’ It’s possible to be conservative in fiscal policy, and tolerant on moral issues or questions of freedom of expression. – Mick Jagger
  • I didn’t end up going bankrupt… I made some great investments and I held on to my money, which also enables me to have the freedom to do what I want now. But it’s not about finances. No matter what, it’s about keeping it real. – Vanilla Ice
  • Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice… No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out. – Thich Nhat Hanh
  • I shall stand for freedom of thought and expression in a place where it has been trampled and penalized. – Jalal Talabani
  • I got a tattoo saying, ‘Freedom From Fear’ because of ‘Black Water Transit.’ – Brittany Snow
  • To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment. – Eckhart Tolle
  • I now bid farewell to the country of my birth – of my passions – of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies – whose factions I sought to quell – whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim – whose freedom has been my fatal dream. – Thomas Francis Meagher
  • Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons. – Garrett Hardin
  • America’s Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world. – John Doolittle
  • I loved the feeling of freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I’m competing with is me. – Wilma Rudolph
  • Augustine says that you don’t understand a nation by the throw weight of its military or the strength of its research universities or the size of its population, but by looking at what it loves in common. To assess a nation, you look at the health and strength of its ideals. And there’s no question that the common love in America is freedom. – Os Guinness
  • If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom. – Robert Frost
  • There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences remain confined to intellectual debates. – Pervez Musharraf
  • I come from a political family. My father was a freedom fighter. He was a prominent leader of the locality and member of the Congress party. He spent 10 years in British prisons. In the evening, in our living room, the only subject we used to discuss was politics. So politics was not unfamiliar to me. – Pranab Mukherjee
  • Freedom is a lonely battle, but if the United States doesn’t lead it – sometimes imperfectly, but mostly with honor – who will? – Cal Thomas
  • Today’s average American is more apt to rebel against a tennis shoe not coming in the right color than against the slow erosion of our democratic freedom. – Marianne Williamson
  • America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society. – Peter Kropotkin
  • Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. – Frederick Douglass
  • 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 W. Gardner
  • Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization. – Charles Lindbergh
  • We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • We should favor innovation and freedom over regulation. – George Allen
  • Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom. – Stokely Carmichael
  • History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  • The Declaration of Independence was always our vision of who we wanted to be, our ideal of freedom and justice, how we were going to be different, and what the American experiment was going to be about. – Marian Wright Edelman
  • Today’s Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish. – Thurgood Marshall
  • You will not make a man wiser by taking freedom of action from him. A man can only learn when he is free to act. – Auberon Herbert
  • The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that’s why it’s so essential to preserving individual freedom. – Milton Friedman
  • Freedom – to walk free and own no superior. – Walt Whitman
  • How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold. – William Wordsworth
  • You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom. – Corazon Aquino
  • We must be willing to pay a price for freedom. – H. L. Mencken
  • President Obama understands that, as a nation founded by those who fled religious persecution, freedom of religion is central to who we are as Americans. Our rights are not given to us by government, they are endowed by our Creator. – Denis McDonough
  • This is an exciting time. I believe we stand at the edge of a new age – a Golden Age – of freedom that will rival any of the great eras of world history because it will be the entire world itself that is changing. – Joe Lieberman
  • What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don’t like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don’t expect freedom to survive very long. – Thomas Sowell
  • The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  • When I go to Africa and spend more time there with people who are the least of the least, those in desperate situations, I am broken by it. But I also find people with so much more joy and freedom living with nothing than I see walking down the streets of my own community here in Tennessee. – Steven Curtis Chapman
  • It’s my view that gender is culturally formed, but it’s also a domain of agency or freedom and that it is most important to resist the violence that is imposed by ideal gender norms, especially against those who are gender different, who are nonconforming in their gender presentation. – Judith Butler
  • I like the freedom of podcasting. With podcasting you can really mess around with the form and the format. You can do as much time as you like without having to pause for commercials. – Adam Carolla
  • Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice. – Desmond Tutu
  • I was determined to achieve the total freedom that our history lessons taught us we were entitled to, no matter what the sacrifice. – Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  • A culture without property, or in which creators can’t get paid, is anarchy, not freedom. – Lawrence Lessig
  • 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
  • I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. – Robert A. Heinlein
  • Jobs mean freedom for workers to support their families. – Nancy Pelosi
  • I practised as an architect for 10 years. I qualified in 1973 with a fellowship diploma of architecture. World Series Cricket gave me the freedom to go out and pursue architecture. – Max Walker
  • Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used. – Hunter S. Thompson
  • 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
  • How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky. – E. T. A. Hoffmann
  • Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. – Pericles
  • When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, inner life in which freedom lives. In which a man can draw the breath of self-respect. – Ralph Bellamy
  • 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
  • The goal of the EU is to form a region of freedom, security and justice. Freedom in this connection cannot be just the freedom of the strong, but it must be combined with fraternity and equality. – Tarja Halonen
  • Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. – P. J. O’Rourke
  • I really care about this stuff, I care about movies, and you just have to be strong and don’t be stupid; freedom of choice is a big responsibility, and I’m lucky enough not to have to just take any movie to pay the rent, so there’s no need to be greedy. – Jonah Hill
  • True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others. – Jonathan Sacks
  • Into every soul, however purged and fenced, evil appears to have as much freedom of entrance as God Himself. – George A. Smith
  • No man is good enough to be another’s master. – William Morris
  • Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought. – Lord Acton
  • Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. – Milton Friedman
  • I’ve returned to being an amateur without any ties or strings attached, which gives me a freedom I never had before. – Cat Stevens
  • Freedom is the recognition of necessity. – Friedrich Engels
  • You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. – Malcolm X
  • They have the ability to take a person’s freedom from them. On certain situations, they have the ability to take a person’s reputation. And under certain circumstances, they have the authority to take a person’s life. – Daryl Gates
  • Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  • The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. – Albert Camus
  • Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. – Pope John Paul II
  • But I do believe that a woman’s truest place is in a home, with a husband and with children, and with large freedom, pecuniary freedom, personal freedom, and the right to vote. – Lucy Stone
  • With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice. – Dan Lipinski
  • I tasted freedom and I really liked it. – Phil Lynott
  • 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
  • Liberty is worth paying for. – Jules Verne
  • May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. – Peter Marshall
  • I’m honored to have the endorsement of FreedomWorks. I look forward to earning the individual support of the grassroots conservatives who make up the heart and soul of this organization that has done so much to promote freedom and pro-growth fiscal policies. – Adam Hasner
  • Three simple words – freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for. – Charles Kennedy
  • To remember non-attachment is to remember what freedom is all about. If we get attached, even to a beautiful state of being, we are caught, and ultimately we will suffer. We work to observe anything that comes our way, experience it while it is here, and be able to let go of it. – Sharon Salzberg
  • The names of Dingane and Bambata, Hintsa and Makana, Squngthi and Dalasile, Moshoeshoe and Sekhukhuni, were praised as the glory of the entire African nation. I hoped then that life might offer me the opportunity to serve my people and make my own humble contribution to their freedom struggle. – Nelson Mandela
  • Every man must have the right fearlessly to think independently and express his opinion about what he knows, what he has personally thought about and experienced, and not merely to express with slightly different variations the opinion which has been inculcated in him. – Mstislav Rostropovich
  • It is the truth of grace and not of the law that brings you true freedom. The truth of the law only binds you. In fact, religious bondage is one of the most crippling bondages with which a person can be encumbered. Religious bondage keeps one in constant fear, guilt, and anxiety. – Joseph Prince
  • A Black man should be more independent and depend on himself for his freedom and not to take it for granted that someone would lead him to it. The blacks are tired of standing at the touchlines to witness a game that they should be playing. They want to do things for themselves and all by themselves. – Steven Biko
  • Unlike other enduring characters such as ‘Sherlock Holmes’ or ‘Tarzan,’ being the ‘Doctor’ allows you a certain freedom that is both very demanding and very thrilling. It allows you to make the character using elements of yourself. – David Tennant
  • Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire. – Epictetus
  • Anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police. – Tony Blair
  • Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. – Jim Morrison
  • Taiwan’s democracy has grown very fast and we enjoy a certain degree of freedom, as other developed democracies like the United States. – Annette Lu
  • Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient’s ego freedom to decide one way or another. – Sigmund Freud
  • I’m a multidimensional person and that’s the freedom of fashion: that you’re able to reinvent yourself through how you dress and how you cut your hair or whatever. – Emma Watson
  • Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired. – Robert Kennedy
  • I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society. – George Soros
  • Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • In the face of love, everyone is equal. Let everyone have the freedom to love and to pursue their happiness. I am Tsai Ing-wen, and I support marriage equality. – Tsai Ing-wen
  • The freedom to convert is fundamental to freedom of religion. – Bob Inglis
  • Not to get overly psychological about this, but it’s probably why I became an actress in the first place: for that kind of freedom and refuge, as well as for the fact that I just love acting so much. – Marisa Tomei
  • Because of the terrorist threat, the FBI and CIA have become as important as the military in preserving our freedom. Yet while thanking our military is standard practice in American life, no one thinks of thanking the FBI, the CIA, or the rest of the intelligence community for keeping us safe since 9/11. – Ronald Kessler
  • Religious institutions should have religious freedom on this issue. No church or minister should ever have to conduct a marriage that is inconsistent with their religious beliefs. But I think as a civil institution, this issue’s time has come and we need to move forward. – Kay Hagan
  • I’m humbled to follow in the footsteps of Ed Feulner, who built the most important conservative institution in the nation. He has been a friend and mentor for years and I am honored to carry on his legacy of fighting for freedom. – Jim DeMint
  • I defend both the freedom of expression and society’s right to counter it. I must pay the price for differing. It is the natural way of things. – Naguib Mahfouz
  • We cannot cut and run. If we are to ensure freedom and democracy, it is essential that we follow through on our obligation to bring about stability in Iraq. – Richard Shelby
  • I think that the basic philosophy was very good. It was just be nice to each other, and don’t step on other people’s toes and infringe on their freedom. – Kevin Ayers
  • The nation demands a movement which has written upon its banner the internal and external national freedom that it will act as if it were the spiritual, social and political conscience of the nation. – Franz von Papen
  • The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. – John F. Kennedy
  • If you’re thinking clearly and are content about where your life is – to where you can just think about the present, think about the now – that’s what you need to do to hit good golf shots. I know there are a lot of distractions, but when you’re thinking clearly, you’re more free. You’ve got to have that freedom on the golf course. – Lucas Black
  • Time after time we’re told corporations should have freedom from pesky job safety regulations, environmental protections and labor standards – giving working people the freedom to be crushed in collapsing mines, choke on filthy air and get paid too little to live on. – Richard Trumka
  • I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free. – Rosa Parks
  • Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin. – Henry Cabot Lodge
  • Latinos have fought in all of America’s wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago. – Joe Baca
  • Freedom is such a gift. – Ryan Gosling
  • I wish we would all remember that being American is not just about the freedom we have; it is about those who gave it to us. – Mike Huckabee
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  • We Marines believe that God gave America the greatest gift He could bestow to man while he lived on this earth -freedom. We also believe He gave us another gift nearly as precious – our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and Marines – to safeguard that gift and guarantee no force on this earth can ever steal it away. – John F. Kelly
  • Freedom only for the members of the government, only for the members of the Party – though they are quite numerous – is no freedom at all. – Rosa Luxemburg
  • Freedom of religion is a principle that is central to our Nation’s Declaration of Independence. Congress has taken this positive step to protect our freedom to express allegiance to America’s flag and the ideals it represents. – Ron Lewis
  • Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent. – Mike Tyson
  • The historic nature of Israel’s struggle for self-determination, freedom, and prosperity underscores the gravity of their circumstances and fortifies my commitment to America’s responsibility as their ally. – Pete Hegseth
  • Art is the daughter of freedom. – Friedrich Schiller
  • Being a teenager is chaotic because you’re kind of coming into your own, but you’re not an adult; you’re fighting with your parents over responsibilities and freedom. – Troian Bellisario
  • Speaking for myself, my very integrity as a human being needs to include my freedom to explore who I am both spiritually and sexually. Not just to explore – but to practice. – Malcolm Boyd
  • No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. – James Madison
  • I want to be intentional about my freedom – in choosing it, honoring it, and protecting it. One of the best feelings I know is feeling truly free. – Kristin Armstrong
  • I will not leave South Africa, nor will I surrender. Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant action can freedom be won. The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days. – Nelson Mandela
  • Cats are the runes of beauty, invincibility, wonder, pride, freedom, coldness, self-sufficiency, and dainty individuality – the qualities of sensitive, enlightened, mentally developed, pagan, cynical, poetic, philosophic, dispassionate, reserved, independent, Nietzschean, unbroken, civilised, master-class men. – H. P. Lovecraft
  • The Jewish festival of freedom is the oldest continuously observed religious ritual in the world. Across the centuries, Passover has never lost its power to inspire the imagination of successive generations of Jews with its annually re-enacted drama of slavery and liberation. – Jonathan Sacks
  • Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it. – Abraham Lincoln
  • There are two good things in life – freedom of thought and freedom of action. – W. Somerset Maugham
  • Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest. – Peace Pilgrim
  • Freedom is the only law which genius knows. – James Russell Lowell
  • Those men and women are fortunate who are born at a time when a great struggle for human freedom is in progress. It is an added good fortune to have parents who take a personal part in the great movements of their time. I am glad and thankful that this was my case. – Emmeline Pankhurst
  • I was curious and hungry at a young age, and jazz was such a mystery to me, an ocean where you can express yourself in the moment. It represented freedom, it represented wearing wings and going somewhere with music. – Paula Cole
  • Most men today cannot conceive of a freedom that does not involve somebody’s slavery. – W. E. B. Du Bois
  • By limiting or denying freedom of speech and expression, we take away a lot of potential. We take away thoughts and ideas before they even have the opportunity to hatch. We build a world around negatives – you can’t say, think, or do this or that. – Jill McCorkle
  • Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery. – Wayne Dyer
  • Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • The day before the anniversary of D-Day, we lost a man who was equaled by few and surpassed by none as a leader in the cause of freedom: Ronald Reagan. – Mac Thornberry
  • The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence. – Milton Friedman
  • Not caring more about what other people think than what you think. That’s freedom. – Demi Moore
  • Every man must have freedom, must have the scope to form, test, and act upon his own choices, for any sort of development of his own personality to take place. He must, in short, be free in order that he may be fully human. – Murray Rothbard
  • Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it. – Woodrow Wilson
  • Religious freedom is too sacred a right to be restricted or prohibited in any degree without convincing proof that a legitimate interest of the state is in grave danger. – Frank Murphy
  • The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom – they are the pillars of society. – Henrik Ibsen
  • Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to annihilating the Jewish state. It runs a theocratic totalitarian state in Gaza, with no individual liberty, and no freedom of speech or press. – Dennis Prager
  • To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom. – Maya Lin
  • Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living? – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Politicians love power. I love freedom. That is why I am not a politician. – Victor Pinchuk
  • Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law. – Demosthenes
  • To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power. – Norman Thomas
  • Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them. – Kwame Nkrumah
  • In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society. – Noam Chomsky
  • Liberation is not deliverance. – Victor Hugo
  • The freedom of all is essential to my freedom. – Mikhail Bakunin
  • To silence criticism is to silence freedom. – Sidney Hook
  • But on average, I go to the gym about four or five times a week. Today, I’m so experienced in training – I’m actually listening to my body now. My body needs freedom. When I train I create serenity and I produce oxygen in my blood. It helps me to think better and relax. By training, you accentuate the problem. – Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • Collective freedom is one devoid of material bondage and one that supports the institutions necessary for democracy. – Henry Giroux
  • How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech. – Soren Kierkegaard
  • I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks, more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier, but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and not be executed for it is his torture. – Robert Capa
  • A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. – Albert Camus
  • Freedom is not just declared; it is exercised. – Ferdinand Marcos
  • There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • They won’t break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon. – Bobby Sands
  • Everyone should be able to build, and as long as this freedom to build does not exist, the present-day planned architecture cannot be considered art at all. – Friedensreich Hundertwasser
  • Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom. – Marilyn Ferguson
  • Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death. – Edith Wharton
  • 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
  • To be honest, I’ve always had far too much freedom. I had a job when I was 10. I started living on my own when I was 17 or 18. I’ve earned my own money; I’ve traveled the world. What would I rebel against? – Emma Watson
  • I was ecstatic they re-named ‘French Fries’ as ‘Freedom Fries’. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots. – Johnny Depp
  • Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom. – Maria Weston Chapman
  • A new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn; for in man’s heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree. – George H. W. Bush
  • Propelled by freedom of faith, gender equality and economic justice for all, India will become a modern nation. Minor blemishes cannot cloak the fact that India is becoming such a modern nation: no faith is in danger in our country, and the continuing commitment to gender equality is one of the great narratives of our times. – Pranab Mukherjee
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  • One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression. – Howard Zinn
  • There aren’t many people who really put their life on the line for human freedom. – Niall Ferguson
  • The joyful heart sees and reads the world with a sense of freedom and graciousness. – John O’Donohue
  • America is stronger than ever. We will forever remember those we lost on September 11, 2001. In honoring their memory, we will remain true to our commitment to freedom and democracy. – Evan Bayh
  • Now we understand much more clearly. why people from all over the world want to come to New York and to America. It’s called freedom. – Rudy Giuliani
  • Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it. – Mikhail Bakunin
  • I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression. – Amy Tan
  • Buddhist practices offer a way of saying, ‘Hey, come back over here, reconnect.’ The only way that you’ll actually wake up and have some freedom is if you have the capacity and courage to stay with the vulnerability and the discomfort. – Tara Brach
  • The more liberty you give away the more you will have. – Robert Green Ingersoll
  • The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end. – William J. Brennan, Jr.
  • Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Stockholm is unique in that it’s built on islands and surrounded by water, so you get this enormous sense of freedom. It’s got everything you could possibly need – everything New York or London has but without all the people and traffic. It’s also become a very creative city, not only for music but also for fashion and computer games. – Bjorn Ulvaeus
  • You know, when George Bush talks about freedom not being America’s gift to world but God’s gift to all humankind, it smells like market testing to me. – Joe Klein
  • If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve. – Philip Wylie
  • What happened on September 11 compels us to focus on who we are as Americans, what we stand for, what really matters in our lives – family, friends, faith and freedom. – Bob Taft
  • Any one who wants to live in peace and freedom will be to live by toil, demonstration of high levels of discipline and tolerance for one another. – Yahya Jammeh
  • It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation. – Camille Paglia
  • Only the wise know just where predestination ends and free will begins. Meanwhile, you must keep on doing your best, according to your own clearest understanding. you must long for freedom as the drowning man longs for air. Without sincere longing, you will never find God. – Paramahansa Yogananda
  • In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued – they may be essential to survival. – Noam Chomsky
  • Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action. – Malcolm X
  • America is a model of force and freedom and moderation – with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people. – Lord Byron
  • I don’t see any kind of mirror of power, male power, that is, as a form of liberation. I don’t believe in an eye for an eye. I don’t believe this is truly freedom. – Sandra Cisneros
  • If I am outspoken of the dangers of intemperance to members of our armed forces, it is because we are all especially concerned for the welfare of those who are risking their lives in the cause of freedom. – William Lyon Mackenzie King
  • Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential. – Aung San Suu Kyi
  • A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. – Abraham Lincoln
  • Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you’re willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I’ll make the first film that costs zero dollars. – Nick Nolte
  • You have an absolute freedom in Mexican writing today in which you don’t necessarily have to deal with the Mexican identity. You know why? Because we have an identity… We know who we are. We know what it means to be a Mexican. – Carlos Fuentes
  • It is better to lose everything you have to keep the balance of justice level, than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom. – Bryant H. McGill
  • I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends. – Divyanka Tripathi
  • As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven. – Douglas Horton
  • Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric. – Thomas Sowell
  • For us to become a nation, everyone – including Arabs, Druze, ultra-Orthodox and new immigrants – must feel that they belong. Their success is extremely important to us. If they succeed, they will come to understand the advantages of democracy and freedom. – Stef Wertheimer
  • The hope and change the Democrats had in mind was nothing more than a retread of the failed and discredited socialist policies that have been the enemy of freedom for centuries all over the world. I fear America is teetering towards tyranny. – Jim DeMint
  • Don’t give me any money, don’t give me any people, but give freedom, and I’ll give you a movie that looks gigantic. – Robert Rodriguez
  • The proletariat uses the State not in the interests of freedom but in order to hold down its adversaries, and as soon as it becomes possible to speak of freedom the State as such ceases to exist. – Friedrich Engels
  • The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq. – Bill Richardson
  • In the beginning, I loved being famous, but now I am tired of it and I would like to go back to my freedom. – Roberto Cavalli
  • My heart goes out to the brave citizens of Syria, who each day risk and even sacrifice their lives to achieve freedom from a murderous regime. We in Israel welcome the historic struggle to forge democratic, peace-loving governments in our region. – Shimon Peres
  • We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice. – Friedrich August von Hayek
  • The arc of American history almost inevitably moves toward freedom. Whether it’s Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, the expansion of women’s rights or, now, gay rights, I think there is an almost-inevitable march toward greater civil liberties. – James McGreevey
  • Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery. – Pope John Paul II
  • Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. – Viktor E. Frankl
  • In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from. – Peter Ustinov
  • The work of art is a scream of freedom. – Christo
  • A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom. – Amiri Baraka
  • Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end. – Lord Acton
  • Freedom of expression and freedom of speech aren’t really important unless they’re heard. The freedom of hearing is as important as the freedom of speaking. – Tom Smothers
  • In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king. A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption, fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption. – Raoul Vaneigem
  • My failure to lay aside the sin that so easily entangles is the direct result of my refusal to die to my natural proclivity toward attaining my own freedom, meaning, value, worth, and righteousness – not believing that, by virtue of my Spirit – wrought union with Christ, everything I need, I already possess. – Tullian Tchividjian
  • It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty. – John C. Calhoun
  • I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change. – Dan Quayle
  • I am a passionate believer in freedom of speech. I would not support anything which would impinge on aggressive robust freedom of the British press, but when things go wrong and there has been outright illegality, there should be proper accountability. – Nick Clegg
  • None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence. – John Milton
  • When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate, we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed. The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty. – John Bates Clark
  • To realize that new world we must prefer the values of freedom and equality above all other values – above personal wealth, technical power and nationalism. – Herbert Read
  • If you are for freedom and equal rights, which we hear a lot of talk about these days, then you have to include the LGBTQ community in that. And if you’re not willing to put your time where your mouth is, then I don’t know quite what you mean by commitment in your life. – Hal Sparks
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  • There’s a glorious sense of freedom in comedy, just allowing myself to tell jokes, allowing myself to interrupt myself and tell old African folk stories that I made up – or didn’t – and Jamaican stories. – Neil Gaiman
  • Once I know people know who I am, it gives me a lot of licence and freedom to behave in ways I wouldn’t normally. – Larry David
  • A political prisoner is someone who is out fighting for his or her people’s rights and freedom and is imprisoned for that alone. – Leonard Peltier
  • In the literal sense, there has been no relevant evolution since the trek from Africa. But there has been substantial progress towards higher standards of rights, justice and freedom – along with all too many illustrations of how remote is the goal of a decent society. – Noam Chomsky
  • The very first things that I did, even in theater, were bad guys. They are meaty roles for the most part. With the bad guy you have more freedom to experiment and go further out than with a good guy. – Benicio Del Toro
  • I’ve sold my soul for freedom. It’s lonely but it’s sweet. – Melissa Etheridge
  • Women in most countries have not achieved much, because they can’t be liberated under the patriarchal, capitalist, imperialist and military system that determines the way we live now, and which is governed by power, not justice, by false democracy, not real freedom. – Nawal El Saadawi
  • We need to defend absolutely the freedom of speech. – Patrick Chappatte
  • Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. – Ayn Rand
  • Freedom is not negotiable. – Andy Garcia
  • Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed. – Edmund Burke
  • Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they? – George Carlin
  • What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist. – Salman Rushdie
  • We need love, and to ensure love, we need to have full employment, and we need social justice. We need gender equity. We need freedom from hunger. These are our most fundamental needs as social creatures. – David Suzuki
  • The American experience influenced my understanding of individuality, basic human rights, freedom of expression and the rights and responsibilities of citizens. – Ai Weiwei
  • The craftless anarchy of the Beat poets on the one hand, and the extreme control of Henry James on the other, suggest that for most human beings, just as both freedom and discipline are necessary in life, serendipity and design must coexist in a work to make it readable. – Mark Helprin
  • If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow. – William Lyon Phelps
  • I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom. – Gianni Versace
  • It’s great to have the freedom to enjoy your work and not feel like you’re leaving your other life behind. – Anna Paquin
  • I have no choice about whether or not I have Parkinson’s. I have nothing but choices about how I react to it. In those choices, there’s freedom to do a lot of things in areas that I wouldn’t have otherwise found myself in. – Michael J. Fox
  • Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life. – Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness. – Indra Devi
  • Our democratic societies are in danger. In allowing ourselves to be infiltrated by fear, to be blinded by the passion of identity, we are entertaining the most serious illusions about our freedom. – Tariq Ramadan
  • My father always said, ‘Malala will be free as a bird.’ – Malala Yousafzai
  • If you can make people understand why freedom is so important through the arts, that would be a big help. – Aung San Suu Kyi
  • The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. – Jim Morrison
  • I love the freedom you feel on horseback, and enjoy the discipline of competition. – Jessica Springsteen
  • Personal identity seems like it’s just such an American archetype, from Holly Golightly re-inventing herself in ‘Breakfast At Tiffany’s’ to Jay Gatsby in ‘The Great Gatsby.’ It seems like the sort of archetypal American issue. If you’re given the freedom to be anything, or be anyone, what do you do with it? – Chuck Palahniuk
  • Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. – Abraham Lincoln
  • I spent a great deal of time with Che Guevara while I was in Havana. I believe he was far less a mercenary than he was a freedom fighter. – Maureen O’Hara
  • You can only be free if I am free. – Clarence Darrow
  • Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. – Hans Christian Andersen
  • The road to freedom must be uphill, even if it is arduous and frustrating. – Andrew Goodman
  • But I found that disappointing people is a good thing, because disapproval is freedom. – Demetri Martin
  • To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves. – Virginia Woolf
  • In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of ‘freedom’, like a bastard brother of reform. – Wyndham Lewis
  • When you’re not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom. – Larry David
  • People have given me the freedom and believe in me enough to say if I want to do these things that I will find a way to make it work. I don’t know if they think I’m crazy, drug damaged or just an old weirdo. – Wayne Coyne
  • The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then we’ll see the rising of the moon. – Bobby Sands
  • Woman must have her freedom, the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she will be a mother and how many children she will have. Regardless of what man’s attitude may be, that problem is hers – and before it can be his, it is hers alone. – Margaret Sanger
  • Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women’s rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do. – Ingrid Newkirk
  • Freedom is a struggle, and we do it together. Not only together as black citizens, but black and white together. – Andrew Young
  • The foreign press seems obsessed with the Freedom Tower, as if it was the only thing going on here. In fact, we’re trying to keep a huge juggling act in balance, with the tower as just one of the many balls in play. – Daniel Libeskind
  • The fact is, beneath the hype, Iraqis will soon appreciate American help and idealism far more than French perfidy. It is never wrong to be on the side of freedom – never. – Victor Davis Hanson
  • America must be the moral leader. It is not enough to have power. Power must be used to protect freedom and give all people hope for the opportunity to see the fruit of their own labor. – Jesse Helms
  • We’ve seen over time that countries that have the best economic growth are those that have good governance, and good governance comes from freedom of communication. It comes from ending corruption. It comes from a populace that can go online and say, ‘This politician is corrupt, this administrator, or this public official is corrupt.’ – Ramez Naam
  • In the Bible, God offered the Pharaoh freedom if he would just let the oppressed people free to go to the land of milk and honey. But the Pharaoh disobeyed, and he was destroyed. – Malcolm X
  • In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime. – Desmond Tutu
  • As we look forward to freedom, the shining city on the hill and the best days of America lying ahead, it is the men and women in uniform who protect, defend and make us proud to whom we should look and give thanks every night. – Robin Hayes
  • Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended. – George W. Bush
  • There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and attachment. – Harriet Ann Jacobs
  • Many of those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom have come through the wrestling ranks. We need to honor them and win this decision to have wrestling – the world’s oldest sport – remain a part of the most prestigious athletic competition in the world, the Olympics. – Dan Gable
  • After a while, you just don’t do things you don’t wanna do – that’s the great freedom you get, the older you get. You learn what to do and what not to do, and what will be a waste of time and what won’t be a waste of time. – Nick Cave
  • The First Amendment freedom of religion is as important today as when the Bill of Rights was first written. – Arlen Specter
  • The days of the Pentagon Papers debates seem long past, when a sudden transparency yielded insight into fights over war and peace and freedom and security; the transparency afforded by Twitter and Facebook yields insights that extend no further than a lawmaker’s boundless narcissism and a culture’s pitiless prurience. – Nancy Gibbs
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  • Freedom of love is freedom to say yes to many lovers. – Brigitte Boisselier
  • None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • The terrorist attacks upon our country changed the way that we live forever and provided us with a cruel reminder that freedom and liberty have a price. – Jo Ann Davis
  • You cannot parcel out freedom in pieces because freedom is all or nothing. – Tertullian
  • The current total of countries in the world with First Amendments is one. You have guaranteed freedom of speech. Other countries don’t have that. – Neil Gaiman
  • Responsibility is the price of freedom. – Elbert Hubbard
  • Indeed, a major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it… gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. – Milton Friedman
  • Freedom is man’s capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves. – Rollo May
  • One of the things that fascinated me about modeling was that you had the freedom to look any way you wanted. – Veronica Webb
  • As we continue to fight the war on terror, we express our gratitude to our troops whose valor over the last three years provided freedom to the Iraqis, while protecting our liberty here at home. – Tim Murphy
  • Freedom believes in education – the salvation of slavery is ignorance. – Robert Green Ingersoll
  • Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. – Thomas Babington Macaulay
  • A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten. – Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
  • For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. – Nelson Mandela
  • The wretch who lives without freedom feels like dressing in the mud from the streets Those who have you, o Liberty, do not know. you. Those who do not have you should not speak of you, but win you. – Jose Marti
  • Freedom is never easily won, but once established, freedom lasts, spreads and chokes out tyranny. – Trent Lott
  • The Internet offers authors and their readers a new diversity of opportunities and freedom. – Frederick Forsyth
  • Israel was not created in order to disappear – Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom. – John F. Kennedy
  • There are two freedoms – the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought. – Charles Kingsley
  • Free men are the strongest men. – Wendell Willkie
  • Widespread state control over art and culture has left no room for freedom of expression in the country. For more than 60 years, anyone with a dissenting opinion has been suppressed. Chinese art is merely a product: it avoids any meaningful engagement. There is no larger context. Its only purpose is to charm viewers with its ambiguity. – Ai Weiwei
  • We all have the right of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. We all don’t have to agree with one another on our opinions. Everyone in my circle, that I run around with, we all feel the same about God, country, integrity and character. – Luke Scott
  • The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom. – Silvio Berlusconi
  • Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set. – Adlai Stevenson
  • The fundamental sense of freedom is freedom from chains, from imprisonment, from enslavement by others. The rest is extension of this sense, or else metaphor. – Isaiah Berlin
  • War – hard apprenticeship of freedom. – Edward Everett Hale
  • The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms. – William O. Douglas
  • Beyond any question, the way the American founders consistently linked faith and freedom, republicanism and religion, was not only deliberate and thoughtful, it was also surprising and anything but routine. – Os Guinness
  • Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary. – Ben Nelson
  • Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds! – Marcus Garvey
  • It is a fact that the Left routinely resists, then as now: Americans fought and died in Vietnam for freedom, just as they are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan today. Whatever mistakes generals and policymakers have made along the way cannot detract from that essential truth – which should be a part of any reliable history. – Arthur L. Herman
  • I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation. – Coretta Scott King
  • Mum used to hide love letters from my boyfriends and put me down. Now I understand that she was a Polish immigrant forced to settle in Chicago. She was jealous of the freedom life gave me. – Ruby Wax
  • The trickster’s function is to break taboos, create mischief, stir things up. In the end, the trickster gives people what they really want, some sort of freedom. – Tom Robbins
  • True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined. – Patrick Henry
  • In terms of filming, yes, it really does feel over now. There’s a real sense of freedom now. It’s a good time to finish, I think. As much as I’m going to miss it I’m ready to move on and do different things. – Rupert Grint
  • I think to be – for me to be an American is – you know, it’s one of the greatest things in the world for – you know, for me just because I’ve been able to grow up with everything. The freedom. You know, in my eyes this is the greatest country in the world. – Michael Phelps
  • You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness. – Robert Frost
  • If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead, all hope and freedom are in spite of death. – Paul Ricoeur
  • The Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we’ve seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy. – Tommy Franks
  • So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are. – Floyd Abrams
  • Heresy is another word for freedom of thought. – Graham Greene
  • It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship. – Corazon Aquino
  • Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. – Moshe Dayan
  • Singing provides a true sense of lightheartedness. If I sing when I am alone, I feel wonderful. It’s freedom. – Andrea Bocelli
  • No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies. – Dean Acheson
  • If people who cherish freedom, who know the importance of mutual respect and are aware of the imperative necessity to establish a constructive and critical debate, if these people are not ready to speak out, to be more committed and visible, then we can expect sad, painful tomorrows. The choice is ours. – Tariq Ramadan
  • These men were religious when the spirit of religion was buried in forms and ceremonies, and when the priesthood had armed itself with the civil powers to put down all opposition, and suppress all freedom, intellectual, civil, and religious. – Ethan A. Hitchcock
  • Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government. – Joe Baca
  • If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails. – Leo Buscaglia
  • A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. – Bob Dylan
  • We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street and Broadway. – Will Durant
  • There’s a freedom to being young that is harder to come by as time goes on. – Dave Matthews
  • For your own self-respect and sanity, your creative freedom, you have to be careful that you don’t rely too much on other people’s opinions of what you do because it can stunt and inhibit you. – Luke Evans
  • The blood and sweat shed by United States and United Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period. – Kim Young-sam
  • 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
  • If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. – George Washington
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  • Without freedom of the press, there can be no representative government. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
  • Here’s a nation, one of the founding pillars was freedom of speech and freedom of expression. And yet, we have imposed upon people restrictions on what they can say, on what they can think. And the media is the largest proponent of this, crucifying people who say things really quite innocently. – Ben Carson
  • The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women, but I sometimes think to myself; that is not what I meant by freedom, it is only social progress. – Helene Deutsch
  • I believe that freedom of speech and freedom of religion go hand-in-hand in America. – Kirk Cameron
  • The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable – and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true. – George W. Bush
  • Makeup is no different than clothes and accessories – it’s embellishments for your face. And it also gives you creative freedom. You get to have that moment in front the mirror every morning and give yourself self-love. You’re making yourself up beautiful, which is essentially self-love. – Michelle Phan
  • So keep fightin’ for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don’t you forget to have fun doin’ it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. – Molly Ivins
  • I think freedom for Palestine could be an incredible source of hope to people struggling all over the world. I think it could also be an incredible inspiration to Arab people in the Middle East, who are struggling under undemocratic regimes which the U.S. supports. – Rachel Corrie
  • I like people-watching and getting inspiration from the unique people who don’t follow any fashion tides. From 12-year-olds who have full freedom, to 86-year-old ladies with a ton of class. – Rila Fukushima
  • Day after day we must remember we can take freedom for granted. Day after day we must keep the bond between freedom and other values in mind. – Jan Peter Balkenende
  • The magic of America is that we’re a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom. – Madeleine Albright
  • I wanted to get far away from those who believed in cruelty, so then I went to France, a land of true freedom, democracy, equality and fraternity. – Josephine Baker
  • Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. – Stephen Covey
  • I love the pigeons. I just raise them, period, and feed them. Pigeons go away, and they always come back. You get a touch of freedom, and then they are free to come back to you. I love the idea of pigeons. – George Foreman
  • I was a pilot and flying hang gliders, paragliders, aerobatics airplanes, and then I discovered skydiving. Free fall. Free. With nothing around you, just a parachute on your back. And you go down. But you don’t feel like you’re going down. Total freedom. – Yves Rossy
  • I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams. – Madonna Ciccone
  • Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately. – Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism. – Michel Foucault
  • Freedom and Justice are twin sisters. – Friedrich Ebert
  • The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it. – Grace Kelly
  • I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance. – Stephen Fry
  • The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech. – bell hooks
  • The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people. – Dan Castellaneta
  • There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn’t mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one’s own, then that freedom is less than worthless – it’s oppression. – Amir Butler
  • What do you think, that a dollar in a savings account is freedom? Maybe you have understood nothing I have said. – Klaus Kinski
  • The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose. – Thornton Wilder
  • Negation is the mind’s first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us. – Emile M. Cioran
  • I’ve spoken often of how the fantasy genre is able to, with the greatest freedom among all the genres, take a metaphor and make it real. But of course that’s only the starting point. – Steven Erikson
  • Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country’s birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon. – John Linder
  • I’m not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not. I’m really confused now. – Jackie Chan
  • In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom. – J. G. Ballard
  • Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom. – Benjamin Cardozo
  • When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete. – Vaclav Havel
  • What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities. – Ben Nelson
  • Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. – Mahatma Gandhi
  • Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. – John F. Kennedy
  • An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense… that gold and economic freedom are inseparable. – Alan Greenspan
  • Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, masturbate, don’t judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family. – Madonna Ciccone
  • But short films are not inferior, just different. I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What’s appealing is that you don’t have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem. – Jane Campion
  • A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad. – Bodhidharma
  • On a scale personal enough to be felt by all, but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time – Communism and Freedom – came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men. – Whittaker Chambers
  • Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom. – Wole Soyinka
  • 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.
  • We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so, we dilute the freedom this cherished emblem represents. – William J. Brennan, Jr.
  • Tyranny is always better organized than freedom. – Charles Peguy
  • I’d read up on the history of our country and I’d become fascinated with the story of the Alamo. To me it represented the fight for freedom, not just in America, but in all countries. – John Wayne
  • We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values. – Steve Forbes
  • All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. – Winston Churchill
  • Truth is, I cut my hair for freedom, not for beauty. – Chrisette Michele
  • We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism. – Madeleine Albright
  • Under my contract with Capitol, I have complete freedom to do just about anything I want in my own way. – Les Baxter
  • The American flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom and democracy in the world. – Virginia Foxx
  • I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny. – Zell Miller
  • Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us. – Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  • We gain freedom when we have paid the full price. – Rabindranath Tagore
  • Prosperity or egalitarianism – you have to choose. I favor freedom – you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion. – Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others. – Coretta Scott King
  • There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
  • Your Guardians of Freedom is a new program that enables unit commanders and Airmen to quickly communicate with people affected by and interested in the mobilization and deployment of military people. – Michael Burgess
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  • The whole ‘bad girl’ thing allows me to mess up sometimes. And I have freedom to say more of what I want to. – Ronda Rousey
  • When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state. – Vladimir Lenin
  • Among the many values in life, I appreciate freedom most. – Haruki Murakami
  • The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. – Patrick Henry
  • Every market has some rules and boundaries that restrict freedom of choice. A market looks free only because we so unconditionally accept its underlying restrictions that we fail to see them. – Ha-Joon Chang
  • The American dream is about freedom. – Nancy Pelosi
  • A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics, because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up. – Neil Gaiman
  • The rewards of freedom are always sweet, but its demands are stern, for at its heart is the paradox that the greatest enemy of freedom is freedom. – Os Guinness
  • It is within your power at this very moment not only to consumate an act of enlightened statesmanship, but, as the instrument of the Almighty, to restore to freedom a race of men. – Robert Dale Owen
  • What we have at present is a system of loss socialism. Whatever goes wrong is shouldered by the general public and anything that works is privatised. Worshippers of market freedom have suspended the most important economic principle: Risk and liability go hand in hand. – Sigmar Gabriel
  • I have a very personal feeling about how special America is, and I know how precious freedom is. It is a sacred gift, sanctified by those who have lived it and those who have died defending it. My right to speak my mind, to have a voice, to be what some have called ‘opinionated,’ is a right I deeply and profoundly cherish. – Teresa Heinz
  • The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist. – Carl Levin
  • The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. – Maximilien Robespierre
  • The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can’t have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I’d rather not be in a cage. I’d rather be dead. And it’s real simple. And I think it’s not that uncommon. – Angelina Jolie
  • Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do. – Robin G. Collingwood
  • When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom. – Alan Keyes
  • I believe dreams represent the purest form of fantasy we unleash through our subconscious. They represent the truest freedom we can experience. Totally unrepressed and totally creative. – Miguel
  • Conquerors never, never conquer a nation to bring freedom. They brought control. – Ernst Zundel
  • Podcasting is great. Total freedom. – Bill Burr
  • Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be. – Daniel J. Boorstin
  • My true friends, and my son, see me with kind eyes. I feel it. So that’s the freedom my children have given me. To be naked in the world with an open heart. – Sophie B. Hawkins
  • Punk is musical freedom. It’s saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster’s terms, ‘nirvana’ means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that’s pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock. – Kurt Cobain
  • All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort. – Anna C. Brackett
  • To live is to find out for yourself what is true, and you can do this only when there is freedom, when there is continuous revolution inwardly, within yourself. – Jiddu Krishnamurti
  • I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about… Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important. – Nina Simone
  • Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freedom of the individual will truly mean the freedom of the individual. – Nelson Mandela
  • I have tasted freedom. I will not give up that which I have tasted. – Harvey Milk
  • You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it. – Corazon Aquino
  • Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen. – Warren E. Burger
  • The problem of freedom in America is that of maintaining a competition of ideas, and you do not achieve that by silencing one brand of idea. – Max Lerner
  • Our safety at home and the cause of freedom abroad is largely contingent upon our success in Iraq. – Ron Lewis
  • I had often sought for the peace there is in Christ, but I could not seem to find the freedom I desired. A terrible sadness rested on my heart. I could not think of anything I had done to cause me to feel sad; but it seemed to me that I was not good enough to enter Heaven, that such a thing would be altogether too much for me to expect. – Ellen G. White
  • Since the Revolution, eight generations of America’s veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom. – Steve Buyer
  • I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom. – George W. Bush
  • Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression. – Taslima Nasrin
  • Now it is time to make historic reassessments in order to transform our region into one of stability, freedom, prosperity, cultural revival and co-existence. In this new regional order there should be less violence and fewer barriers between countries, societies and sects. – Ahmet Davutoglu
  • Because if you lived, as I did, several years under Nazi totalitarianism, and then 20 years in communist totalitarianism, you would certainly realize how precious freedom is, and how easy it is to lose your freedom. – Milos Forman
  • America is beyond power; it acts as in a dream, as a face of God. Wherever America is, there is freedom, and wherever America is not, madness rules with chains, darkness strangles millions. Beneath her patient bombers, paradise is possible. – John Updike
  • Wanting to be a rock star, I get it. I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, dude! The freedom!’ – Orlando Bloom
  • Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will. – Nelson Mandela
  • I started skydiving because I loved the idea of freedom. – Felix Baumgartner
  • A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world. – Bill Owens
  • We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. – Thomas Jefferson
  • The man form is higher than the angel form; of all forms it is the highest. Man is the highest being in creation, because he aspires to freedom. – Paramahansa Yogananda
  • The priest is Christ’s slave, and Christ himself took the form of a slave and became obedient to death. So the priest in serving human needs lives a Godward life, possessed by God and witnessing that only when lives are utterly possessed by God do they find their true freedom. – Arthur Middleton
  • Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • In all my life, I have never been free. I have never been able to do anything with freedom, except in the field of my writing. – Langston Hughes
  • I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle. – Marilyn Monroe
  • Human freedom is not an illusion; it is an objective phenomenon, distinct from all other biological conditions and found in only one species – us. – Daniel Dennett
  • But if people want to swim in the Thames, if they want to take their lives into their own hands, then they should be able to do so with all the freedom and exhilaration of our woad-painted ancestors. – Boris Johnson
  • Freedom goes hand-in-hand with mutual respect. – Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao
  • Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom. – John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Negative freedom is freedom from – freedom from oppression, whether it’s a colonial power or addiction to alcohol oppressing you. You need to be freed from negative freedom. Positive freedom is freedom for, freedom to be. And that’s what’s routinely ignored today. – Os Guinness
  • I love this country because I didn’t always have it. Freedom, food, water that is clean, Constitution – these are not things I take for granted. – Sayed Badreya
  • Setting people to spy on one another is not the way to protect freedom. – Tommy Douglas
  • Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. – John Adams
  • The best road to progress is freedom’s road. – John F. Kennedy
  • I am a sworn atheist and therefore from my point of view the Talmud or the Koran don’t constitute works of political philosophy but rather writings that stand in utter contradiction to concepts like logic, freedom, feminism, secularism, brotherhood – which are my ideals. – Michel Onfray
  • I’m still like a butterfly going from one job to another job. But it’s quite lovely – I hope to keep this freedom, to have fun. – Carine Roitfeld
  • Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect – freedom of thought and freedom of action. – Frank Murphy
  • The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance. – Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Freedom is a man’s natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country. – Marquis de Lafayette
  • I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit. – Eminem
  • Freedom is never given; it is won. – A. Philip Randolph
  • Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom. – Horst Koehler
  • The only freedom supposed to be left to the masses is that of grazing on the ration of simulacra the system distributes to each individual. – Michel De Certeau
  • Denounce me for advocating freedom if you can, and I will bear your curse with a better resignation. – Victoria Woodhull
  • It seems that the right of freedom of speech that was enshrined in numerous constitutions is now under attack by religious institutions. – Salman Rushdie
  • Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Whenever regulation increases, personal freedom decreases. – Alan Wilson
  • 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
  • I’m just kind of taking a break now and enjoying the freedom of making my own choices. When you’re on a television show for six years, they run your schedule. – Andrew Shue
  • Love and freedom are vital to the creation and upbringing of a child. – Sylvia Pankhurst
  • Younger workers should have more freedom to build their retirement nest egg. – Gresham Barrett
  • Religious tolerance is something we should all practice; however, there have been more persecution and atrocities committed in the name of religion and religious freedom than anything else. – Walter Koenig
  • There are forces all around you who wish to exploit division, rob you of your freedom, and tell you what to think. But young folks can rekindle the weary spirit of a slumbering nation. – Wynton Marsalis
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  • We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought. – Bertrand Russell
  • If a strong government finds that it can, with impunity, destroy a weak people, then the hour has struck for that weak people to appeal to the League of Nations to give its judgment in all freedom. God and history will remember your judgment. – Haile Selassie
  • If you live in free countries, you don’t have to spend all your life arguing about freedom because it is all around you. It seems redundant to make a lot of noise about something when, in fact, there it is. But if someone tries to remove it, it becomes important for you to formulate your own defenses of it. – Salman Rushdie
  • Mitt Romney not only believes in the values of economic freedom. His entire life has been committed to advancing it. – Sher Valenzuela
  • The American free market system is the greatest engine for prosperity and opportunity that the world has ever seen. Freedom works. – Ted Cruz
  • China has not established the rule of law and if there is a power above the law there is no social justice. Everybody can be subjected to harm. I’m just a citizen: my life is equal in value to any other. But I’m thankful that when I lost my freedom so many people shared feelings and put such touching effort into helping me. – Ai Weiwei
  • It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them. – Mark Twain
  • If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary. – Malcolm X
  • A kite needs to be tied down in order to fly. I learned how important restrictions can sometimes be in order to experience freedom. – Damien Rice
  • Get in the race car do what I do then go home. We don’t have freedom to do anything anymore. – Tony Stewart
  • But it wasn’t until I graduated from Texas A & M University and joined the United States Air Force, flying C-130’s all around the globe, that I truly appreciated the blessings of freedom. – Rick Perry
  • In fashion, there are so many gangs, if you identify too much with one, you get caught – I would lose my freedom. – Daphne Guinness
  • Let there be freedom for the Indians, wherever they may be in the American Continent or elsewhere in the world, because while they are alive, a glow of hope will be alive as well as a true concept of life. – Rigoberta Menchu
  • Too much freedom can lead to the soul’s decay. – Prince
  • Love myself I do. Not everything, but I love the good as well as the bad. I love my crazy lifestyle, and I love my hard discipline. I love my freedom of speech and the way my eyes get dark when I’m tired. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken. I am proud of everything that I am and will become. – Johnny Weir
  • God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us – as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray. – John Calvin
  • The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all. – Friedrich Durrenmatt
  • Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves. – Thomas Moore
  • True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. – Milan Kundera
  • Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom. – Arthur Erickson
  • Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which they can focus their attention. It’s as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed, the greater the freedom of the spirit behind. – Bridget Riley
  • I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family. – Jesse Helms
  • I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily tied into excellence or talent; an artist is somebody who, if you took away their freedom to make art, would lose their mind. – Richard Price
  • No phone. No pool. No pets. No cigarettes. Ultimate freedom… No longer to be poisoned by civilization, he flees, and walks alone upon the land to become Lost in the Wild. – Christopher McCandless
  • Many have left their families to defend our freedom. We salute their bravery; we express our appreciation and support to their families. And we pray for their safe return. – Bob Taft
  • We have been educated into believing someone else’s concept of the deity, and someone else’s standard of beauty. You have the right to practice any religion and politics in a way that best suits your freedom, your dignity, and your understanding. And once you do that, you don’t apologize. – John Henrik Clarke
  • Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference. – Marc Morial
  • The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members. – Harry S Truman
  • Doing ‘All Good Things’ really felt like I was acting for myself rather than anyone else. It gave me a freedom I’d never had before, or knew I had, to do whatever I want to, and to argue my opinions and not just feel like the cute girl on set or the girl in a boy’s club. I figured out how I could be both. And it’s been different ever since. – Kirsten Dunst
  • Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. – Rabindranath Tagore
  • In the beginning, we had a great deal of freedom, and Jerry wrote completely out of his imagination – very, very freely. We even had no editorial supervision to speak of, because they were in such a rush to get the thing in before deadline. But later on we were restricted. – Joe Shuster
  • Freedom is an indivisible word. If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it, we must be prepared to extend it to everyone, whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not, no matter what their race or the color of their skin. – Wendell Willkie
  • The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • While some misuse their freedom to perpetrate evil, millions respond by feeling compelled to use their freedom to do good. – Adam Hamilton
  • To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something. – Shel Silverstein
  • Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed in our search for greater security, for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom and democracy hope to achieve. – Tammy Baldwin
  • Innovation makes the world go round. It brings prosperity and freedom. – Robert Metcalfe
  • We clearly realize that freedom’s inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks. – Vernon Howard
  • It is the people who scream the loudest about America and Freedom who see to be the most intolerant for a differing point of view. – Rosanne Cash
  • I believe the Patriot Act strikes the right balance needed to protect our freedom and security. – Bill Owens
  • The financial reward is great and I love the life I have, but all money makes possible is for you to stop worrying about money. Then you have freedom to live your life. – Paul Stanley
  • The world’s problem is not too many people, but lack of political and economic freedom. – Julian Lincoln Simon
  • I’m a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought. – Jimmy Wales
  • I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that? – Soledad O’Brien
  • We know from our own history that democratic institutions take decades to mature, and we know from past conflicts that freedom is not free. – Jim DeMint
  • For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion. – Emile M. Cioran
  • Freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant, government will take it all away. Individual freedom demands individual responsibility. – Lyn Nofziger
  • We will not fail your expectations of us as a new nation dedicated to peace, democracy, and freedom. – Shigeru Yoshida
  • I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions, man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice. – Corliss Lamont
  • In all these years, I’ve always tried to emphasize and to promote the need to combat the Mafia. Because it is a cancer which is oppressive and which stifles everybody’s freedom and reduces the possibility for the areas in which it’s present to prosper and to develop. – Sergio Mattarella
  • Without economic development, any potential for political openness and freedom will be questionable. – Jose Maria Aznar
  • History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they’ve answered the call in bravery and sacrifice. – Tim Pawlenty
  • There’s a hell of a lot of freedom in this rock and roll circus… it’s where all the freaks go – it’s the environment for me. – Brian Molko
  • If social stability goes pear-shaped, you have a choice between anarchy and dictatorship. Most people will opt for more security, even if they have to give up some personal freedom. – Margaret Atwood
  • The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom. – John Locke
  • It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. – Voltaire
  • Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. – Frank Herbert
  • If they are willing to give women economic freedom in that home, if they are willing to live by the standard they wish women to live by, then homes will be preserves. – Agnes Macphail
  • Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. – Denis Diderot
  • I definitely wanted to earn my freedom. But the primary motivation wasn’t making money, but making an impact. – Sean Parker
  • I can completely lose myself into just absolutely satisfying things – a really amazing cheeseburger, a pizza, good fries, a beer. I enjoy being comfortable and eating whatever the hell I like. It’s a big thing for me, just having the freedom to be able to do that. – Channing Tatum
  • I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. – Charles Dickens
  • 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
  • Many a time freedom has been rolled back – and always for the same sorry reason: fear. – Molly Ivins
  • To be frank, it sometimes seems that the American idea of freedom has more to do with my freedom to do what I want than your freedom to do what you want. I think that, in Europe, we’re probably better at understanding how to balance those competing claims, though not a lot. – Douglas Adams
  • They call them terrorists, I call them freedom fighters. – Louis Farrakhan
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  • The threat or fear of violence should not become an excuse or justification for restricting freedom of speech. – Alan Dershowitz
  • You have to figure out what’s important and keep the main points, though I will swing a little outside the box. It affords me the freedom to find out who the character is, and it’s been a positive technique for me. I’m not saying everyone should change words, but if you can do it with confidence, you may nail it. – Dawn Olivieri
  • I like the freedom of research. Plus, if I fail in science, I know I can always survive because I have an M.D. This has been my insurance policy. – Shinya Yamanaka
  • It’s okay to talk about birth, okay – then menstruation. I first started my advocacy for women’s health in the field of reproductive freedom, and the next stage would be bringing menopause out of the closet. – Cybill Shepherd
  • I have freedom. But freedom means total selfishness. It means nobody cares much what you do. – Lynn Barber
  • Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. – Ronald Reagan
  • I suffered evils, but without allowing them to rob me of the freedom to expand. – Gordon Parks
  • For us, holding on to religious rules, and following them, and refraining from what’s forbidden, and being diligent with our duties, what do we call that? That’s what we call freedom. – Muqtada al Sadr
  • My grandfather was a man, when he talked about freedom, his attitude was really interesting. His view was that you had obligations or you had responsibilities, and when you fulfilled those obligations or responsibilities, that then gave you the liberty to do other things. – Clarence Thomas
  • Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself. – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • Jazz stands for freedom. It’s supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don’t be a perfectionist – leave that to the classical musicians. – Dave Brubeck
  • What light is to the eyes – what air is to the lungs – what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man. – Robert Green Ingersoll
  • Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship. – Patrick Henry
  • I say there is not more happiness for me than the freedom of my Homeland. – Islom Karimov
  • Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward. – Drew Houston
  • I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few. – William Morris
  • Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril. – William Lloyd Garrison
  • Within the soul of America is freedom of mind and spirit in man. Here alone are the open windows through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit. Here alone is human dignity not a dream but an accomplishment. Perhaps it is not perfect, but it is more full in realization here than any other place in the world. – Herbert Hoover
  • Without democracy there is no freedom. Violence, no matter who is using it, is always reactionary. – Friedrich Ebert
  • Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive. – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Freedom has never been free. – Medgar Evers
  • My reasons for declaring a sexual preference had to do less with the pursuit of personal freedom than with the lust for pure shock value. – Lance Loud
  • I think there’s some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom. – Alan Rickman
  • Women are not stupid, but they were not clever enough to realise that feminism did not bring freedom, but the opposite. That’s why I’m glad feminism is dead. – Michel Houellebecq
  • All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words ‘Ich bin ein Berliner!’ – John F. Kennedy
  • 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
  • The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave. – Thomas Jefferson
  • I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way. – Juliette Binoche
  • Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. – Henrik Ibsen
  • It was so much fun to have the freedom to wander America, with no assignments. For 25 or 30 years I never had an assignment. These were all stories I wanted to do myself. – Charles Kuralt
  • You have the freedom to live and let live, to love and let love. Granting yourself that freedom is one of the healthiest, most constructive things you can do for yourself and the people who matter to you. – Martha Beck
  • I enjoy the freedom of the blank page. – Irvine Welsh
  • The men and women who serve in our military have won for us every hour we live in freedom, sometimes at the expense of the very hours of the lifetimes they had hoped to live. – Bob Riley
  • I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free. – Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all. – Garrett Hardin
  • The little black dress expresses a moment of freedom and individuality every time. – Andre Leon Talley
  • Understand and accept the cycles of money. The setbacks you may have today or next year will not keep you from financial freedom. If you hold on to your goals and dreams, you will get there. – Suze Orman
  • Freedom is living without chains. – Indra Devi
  • Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices. – Theodor Adorno
  • Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has. – Anita Brookner
  • Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Freedom of expression – in particular, freedom of the press – guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy. – Corazon Aquino
  • The precondition to freedom is security. – Rand Beers
  • I’m up here in Cleveland tonight and there are a lot of folks who are concerned about it. Twenty-five percent of the people up here get their health care through religious organizations and so that religious freedom issue is very important to them. – Rob Portman
  • I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter’s gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand. – Yasser Arafat
  • Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying. – Mikhail Bakunin
  • The very idea of freedom incites fear in the hearts of terrorists across the world. – Elizabeth Dole
  • People who think they are free eventually end up slaves to their own desires, and those who give their freedom away to the only One you can trust with that freedom eventually get it back. – Philip Yancey
  • I want to give myself the freedom not to have to be projecting my whole life ahead. – Robert Downey, Jr.
  • We breathed the air of freedom without knowing the language or any person. – Nelly Sachs
  • Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether. – Luis Bunuel
  • There are no categories in contemporary art. There are no rules. Artists are given the freedom to make and create whatever they please and call it whatever they please. I identify with that system, or lack of system, much more than I do the landscape of contemporary publishing. – James Frey
  • Certain media-related developments in the country are raising questions regarding its objectivity and credibility. Paid news and the declining roles of the editors and their editorial freedom is posing a major threat to the Indian media. – Mohammad Hamid Ansari
  • Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts. – Baruch Spinoza
  • Human beings crave freedom at their core. – John Ensign
  • The thing is this: You got to have fun while you’re fightin’ for freedom, ’cause you don’t always win. – Molly Ivins
  • Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. – Kris Kristofferson

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