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You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.

All the great things are simple and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

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

If you love someone set them free. If they come back they're yours, if they don't they never were.

Some books leave us free and some books make us free.

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

None but ourselves can free our minds.

As I would not be a slave so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

Books are like imprisoned souls, till someone takes them down from a shelf and frees them.

Dance, when you're broken open. Dance, if you've torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you're perfectly free.

I do not care to know your various theories about God. What is the use of discussing all the subtle doctrines about the soul? Do good and be good. And this will take you to freedom and to whatever truth there is....

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!

We are not actually equal - humanity - if we are not allowed to freely love one another.

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.

Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?

Where liberty is, there is my country.

Whoever counters the malicious with malice can never be free, but one who feels no maliciousness pacifies those who hate. Hate brings misery to humanity, so the wise man knows no hatred

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?

For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly.

Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.

Muhammad Ali

The ocean has only one taste, the taste of salt. Truth has only one taste, the taste of freedom.

Buddha

My mother raised me, and then freed me.

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.

Wrong is wrong only when you are at liberty to choose.

No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.

I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.

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

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself in acts of bravery and heroism.

I believe that in every country the people themselves are more peaceably and liberally inclined than their governments.

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

We have to believe in free-will. We've got no choice.

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.

To say that any people are not fit for freedom is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not.

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance, they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.

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.

The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.

Abraham Lincoln

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

There's something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk.

Drew Barrymore

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

Ronald Reagan

Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.

Richard M. Nixon

Destiny waits alike for the free man, as well as for him enslaved by another's might.

Aeschylus

The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Desire is storm, greed is whirlpool, pride is precipice, attachment is avalanche, ego is volcano. Discard desire and you are liberated.

Sai Baba

Freedom can occur only through education.

Friedrich Schiller

He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing.

The history of free men is never really written by chance, but by choice, their choice!

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.

Bertrand Russell

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

George Washington Carver

I want to see freedom and equality through my eyes and your eyes, Coretta Scott King. I opened my mouth to the lord and I won't turn back no!

Maya Angelou

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty, than those attending too small a degree of it.

Thomas Jefferson

The basis of a democratic state is liberty.

Aristotle

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

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

From birth man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

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

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin

Atlas was permitted the opinion that he was at liberty if he wished to drop the Earth and creep away, but this opinion was all that he was permitted.

Franz Kafka

The price we have to pay for money is sometimes liberty.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The assertion that "all men are created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain, and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.

Abraham Lincoln

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression, for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Thomas Paine

I don't call myself a Buddhist. I'm a free spirit. I believe I'm here on earth to admire and enjoy it, that's my religion.

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

America was established not to create wealth, but to realize a vision, to realize an ideal - to discover and maintain liberty among men.

Woodrow Wilson

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

Rabindranath Tagore

I owned the world that hour, as I rode over it. Free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.

Charles Lindbergh

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

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

Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.

Bob Marley

If liberty and equality as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.

Aristotle

The hate of men will pass and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Charlie Chaplin

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

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men in all lands everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.

Abraham Lincoln

Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil, and if they cannot feel they have lost their liberty.

Aristotle

The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad.

James Madison

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.

Albert Einstein

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.

James Madison

To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body, it is starvation of the soul the dweller in the body.

Mahatma Gandhi

Everybody likes to go their own way - to choose their own time and manner of devotion.

Jane Austen

Deny the passport, throw it away and make a great decision that you will not leave this shore until and unless you have liberated all the human beings.

Buddha

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects, because men are equally free they claim to be absolutely equal.

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.

Rabindranath Tagore

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

George Washington

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

If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent, we may be led like sheep to the slaughter.

George Washington

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

Bob Dylan

Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.

Theodore Roosevelt

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

Michelangelo

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

Of all the varieties of virtues liberalism is the most beloved.

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

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

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

John F. Kennedy

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

Abraham Lincoln

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.

We have to hate our immediate predecessors to get free of their authority.

David Herbert Lawrence

I have found that, among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

Maya Angelou

Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.

Mahatma Gandhi

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.

Bertrand Russell

I am able to love my God because He gives me freedom to deny Him.

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me.

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.

Alexis de Tocqueville

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 difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism, or the holy name of liberty or democracy?

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.

Stephen King

History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.

Wish I am free from barriers when I die and Buddha will welcome me from far away.

Buddha

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

Love does not claim possession but gives freedom.

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.

Bob Dylan

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may by change of circumstances become his own.

Thomas Jefferson

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

Alexis de Tocqueville

The happy Union of these States is a wonder, their Constitution a miracle, their example the hope of Liberty throughout the world.

James Madison

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

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away for expedience and by parts.

Edmund Burke

If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.

Benjamin Franklin

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.

Lord Byron

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

Thomas Jefferson

I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.

George Orwell

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

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

President Obama orders religious organizations to violate their conscience. I will defend religious liberty and overturn regulations that trample on our first freedom.

Mitt Romney

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

We are hated because we are free. We are hated because of the idea that is the United States of America. We are hated because of our Constitution.

Rush Limbaugh

The worst enemy of life freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy, their second worst enemy is total efficiency.

The only certain freedom's in departure.

Robert Frost

No one will be petty about this and we can forget about our differences and I will not have to refer to my French fried potatoes as 'freedom fries' and I don't have to freedom kiss my wife when I really want to French kiss her. So let's pull together now.

Woody Allen

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.

George Washington

There are 4 billion cell phones in use today. Many of them are in the hands of market vendors rickshaw drivers and others who've historically lacked access to education and opportunity. Information networks have become a great leveler and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

Desmond Tutu

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

Freedom - to walk free and own no superior.

Walt Whitman

We seek peace knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

What is the freedom a man can enjoy? Man is governed by certain restraints. He has to adhere to truth.

Sai Baba

You can't put democracy and freedom back into a box.

George W. Bush

To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.

Virginia Woolf

Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth.

I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in.

Bill Gates

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

Mike Tyson

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.

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'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.

God wears Truth the good seek Truth and the bad are rescued by Truth, Truth liberates, Truth is power, Truth is freedom. It is the lamp that illuminates the heart and dispels doubt and darkness.

Sai Baba

Our inheritance of well founded slowly conceived codes of honor morals and manners the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of freedom and justice are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries can bestow.

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

Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.

Albert Einstein

Religious freedom opens a door for Americans that is closed to too many others around the world. But whether we walk through that door and what we do with our lives after we do is up to us.

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.

If I am elected President of these United States I will work with all my energy and soul to restore that America to lift our eyes to a better future. That future is our destiny. That future is out there. It is waiting for us. Our children deserve it our nation depends upon it the peace and freedom of the world require it.

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

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

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

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch, that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.

Victor Hugo

I don't have to 'freedom-kiss' my wife when what I really want to do is French-kiss her.

Woody Allen

Art is the daughter of freedom.

Friedrich Schiller

For all who love freedom and peace the world without Saddam Hussein's regime is a better and safer place.

George W. Bush

Freedom in art freedom in society this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.

Victor Hugo

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 from within.

Frank Lloyd Wright

I had no idea of the enormous and unquestionably helpful part that humbug plays in the social life of great peoples dwelling in a state of democratic freedom.

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

Erich Fromm

We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.

H. L. Mencken

The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness, nothing but faith faith and freedom.

Gustave Flaubert

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

Soren Kierkegaard

We naturally associate democracy to be sure with freedom of action but freedom of action without freed capacity of thought behind it is only chaos

John Dewey

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

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.

George Washington

A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

Milton Friedman

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.

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

Thomas Paine

Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice.

Desmond Tutu

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

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

George Orwell

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

Nelson Mandela

We Americans... bear the ark of liberties of the world.

Mark Twain

The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right, the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me.

Thomas Huxley

Art gives me the freedom I don't have when I make music.

Marilyn Manson

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Abraham Lincoln

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.

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

Soren Kierkegaard

Clime of the unforgotten brave! Whose land from plain to mountain-cave, Was Freedom's home or Glory's grave!

Lord Byron

Without freedom no art, art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself and dies of all others.

Albert Camus

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

John F. Kennedy

Only free men can negotiate, prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.

Nelson Mandela

To exercise freedom in its true sense man has to respect the five basic values.It is in that freedom he will find true bliss.

Sai Baba

We believe in individual initiative personal responsibility opportunity freedom small government the Constitution. These principles these American principles are key to getting our economy back to being successful and leading the world.

Mitt Romney

Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.

George Washington

Even I / Regained my freedom with a sigh.

Lord Byron

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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time.

Bertrand Russell

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

Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.

Thomas Sowell

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.

Vladimir Lenin

The course of this conflict is not known yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them.

I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office.

Andrew Jackson

Freedom lies in being bold.

Robert Frost

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

Albert Camus

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

While the State exists there can be no freedom, when there is freedom there will be no State.

Vladimir Lenin

punk rock is freedom

Kurt Cobain

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

Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Abraham Lincoln

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.

Bertrand Russell

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

Epictetus

Everywhere that freedom stirs let tyrants fear.

Our plans protect freedom and opportunity and our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States.

Mitt Romney

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

No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man.

Thomas Huxley

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

Patrick Henry

Let freedom never perish in your hands.

Joseph Addison

When there is state there can be no freedom but when there is freedom there will be no state.

Vladimir Lenin

Freedom is the only law which genius knows.

James Russell Lowell

Fiction is such a world of freedom it's wonderful. If you want someone to fly they can fly.

Alice Walker

Do not take liberties with the gods or weary them.

Confucius

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.

Frederick Douglass

The success I have achieved in bodybuilding motion pictures and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.

Some actors like the total freedom Woody gives them but I like to have some parameters some structure.

Woody Allen

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

For you who no longer posses it freedom is everything for us who do it is merely an illusion.

Emile M. Cioran

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

Mahatma Gandhi

There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It's really the first time I've thought about the future and what it could be.

Johnny Depp

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

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

The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.

Harry S. Truman

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.

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

Epictetus

I don't want to transform America. I want to restore to America the economic values of freedom and opportunity and limited government that has made us the powerhouse of the world.

Mitt Romney

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

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

People demand freedom only when they have no power.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

All theory is against freedom of the will, all experience for it.

Samuel Johnson

Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.

Hedy Lamarr

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

Jean-Paul Sartre

Expose yourself to your deepest fear, after that fear has no power and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

For Freedom's battle once begun / Bequeathed by bleeding Sire to Son / Though baffled oft is ever won.

Lord Byron

Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom.

Hillary Clinton

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

Elbert Hubbard

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants airports streets hotel lobbies parks and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.

Fran Lebowitz

The family is the test of freedom, because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail and the Iraqi people will live in freedom.

George W. Bush

If one more 'journalist' makes a cavalier statement about me and my band I will personally or with my fans' help greet them at their home and discover just how much they believe in their freedom of speech.

Marilyn Manson

Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America's servicemen and women.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

You don't have freedom because you are a hyphenated American, you have freedom because you are an individual and that should be protected.

Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.

David Herbert Lawrence

There is such a thing as perfection...and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth....Each of us is in truth an unlimited idea of freedom. Everything that limits us we have to put aside.

Richard Bach

Make no mistake in this campaign I will offer the American ideals of economic freedom a clear and unapologetic defense.

Mitt Romney

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

What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is nothing wrong with America that faith love of freedom intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

This is the highest wisdom that I own, freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.

Opportunity expands when there is excellence and choice in education, when taxes are lowered, when every citizen has affordable portable health insurance, and when constitutional freedoms are preserved.

Mitt Romney

In Franklin Roosevelt there died the greatest American friend we have ever known and the greatest champion of freedom who has ever brought help and comfort from the New World to the Old.

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.

Robert A. Heinlein

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

Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate torture and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.

Barack Obama

Whenever men take the law into their own hands the loser is the law. And when the law loses freedom languishes.

Robert Kennedy

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

Thought takes man out of servitude into freedom.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.

Vladimir Lenin

The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom.

I am a Republican a black dyed in the wool Republican and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.

Frederick Douglass

This indeed is a safe refuge, it is the refuge supreme. It is the refuge whereby one is freed from all suffering.

Buddha

The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion not freedom from religion.

Billy Graham

That's what we do in this country. That's the American Dream. That's freedom and I'll take it any day over the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners.

Ultimately America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.

Robert Kennedy

We can't allow the world's worst leaders to blackmail threaten hold freedom-loving nations hostage with the world's worst weapons.

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.

Elbert Hubbard

The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions.

George Eliot

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

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Most people do not really want freedom because freedom involves responsibility and most people are frightened of responsibility.

Sigmund Freud

Since Castro took power the Cuban people have been denied basic human freedoms. No freedom of religion no freedom of the press no political freedom. And the regime uses brutality and violence to suppress these freedoms and impose its will.

Mitt Romney

So the bodhisattva saves all beings, not by preaching sermons to them, but by showing them that they are delivered, they are liberated by the act of not being able to stop changing.

Alan Watts

No one can enjoy freedom without trembling.

Emile M. Cioran

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.

I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.

Eminem

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

Simone de Beauvoir

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Back a hundred years ago, especially around Woodrow Wilson, what happened in this country is we took freedom and we chopped it into pieces.

Ron Paul

You have your ideology and I have mine.

Kahlil Gibran

Without culture and the relative freedom it implies society even when perfect is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

Albert Camus

In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth.

Abraham Lincoln

Freedom means the right of people to assemble organize and debate openly.

Hillary Clinton
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