Freedom Quotes

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.

-Voltaire

Freedom lies in being bold.

-Robert Frost

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

Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.

-Vernon Howard

Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.

-George W. Bush

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

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

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

‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.

-Friedrich August von Hayek

Freedom is never given; it is won.

-A. Philip Randolph

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

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

-Elbert Hubbard

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

Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.

-George W. Bush

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

-Unknown

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.

-Unknown

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

Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.

-Hunter S. Thompson

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

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

-Elbert Hubbard

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

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

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

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.

-Patrick Henry

Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent.

-Mike Tyson

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

One of the unsung freedoms that go with a free press is the freedom not to read it.

-Ferdinand Mount

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.

-Wayne Dyer

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

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

-Thomas Paine

I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.

-Nikos Kazantzakis

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

Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.

-Epictetus

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

-George Orwell

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

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

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.

-Warren E. Burger

We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.

-William Glasser

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

-Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

-Herbert Spencer

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

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.

-Pope John Paul II

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.

-Malcolm X

The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.

-John Stuart Mill

Freedom 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

My father always said, ‘Malala will be free as a bird.’

-Malala Yousafzai

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

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

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

-Frank Herbert

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

-Albert Camus

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

-Ronald Reagan

Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.

-Jean-Paul Sartre

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.

-Denis Diderot

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

I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.

-Stockwell Day

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

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

-Bob Dylan

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.

-Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.

-Lech Walesa

Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.

-Marquis de Lafayette

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

I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.

-Rosa Parks

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

Liberation is not deliverance.

-Victor Hugo

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.

-Charles Dickens

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

-George Bernard Shaw

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

I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.

-George Soros

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

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

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

-Clarence Darrow

Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.

-William Lloyd Garrison

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

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.

-Mahatma Gandhi

Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom.

-Friedrich August von Hayek

There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.

-Walter Cronkite

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

The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.

-Thornton Wilder

I need this wild life, this freedom.

-Zane Grey

Free men are the strongest men.

-Wendell Willkie

Freedom is contagious. That’s why despots fear it so much.

-Bill Owens

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

-Nelson Mandela

Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts.

-Baruch Spinoza

Freedom is from within.

-Frank Lloyd Wright

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

-Simone de Beauvoir

Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.

-Lord Acton

The work of art is a scream of freedom.

-Christo

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

Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.

-Karl Marx

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

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

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

-John F. Kennedy

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

I’m a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought.

-Jimmy Wales

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.

-Charles Evans Hughes

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.

-Theodore Roosevelt

The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

We’re giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed.

-Glenn Beck

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

We’re giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed.

-Glenn Beck

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

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

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

You can only be free if I am free.

-Clarence Darrow

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

-Peter Ustinov

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

 

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