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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.

Samuel Butler

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.

Lady Gaga

The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.

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

Mahatma Gandhi

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?

Oscar Wilde

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.

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

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.

Rabindranath Tagore

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.

Alexander Hamilton

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.

Robert Green Ingersoll

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

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.

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

The approach of liberty makes even an old man brave.

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

Freedom can occur only through education.

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!

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

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

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!

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

The basis of a democratic state is liberty.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Alice Walker

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Freedom - to walk free and own no superior.

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

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

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

To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Art is the daughter of freedom.

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

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

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

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

Freedom is from within.

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.

We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.

The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.

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

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

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

A free press can of course be good or bad, but most certainly, without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

George Orwell

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Even I / Regained my freedom with a sigh.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.

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.

George W. Bush

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.

Freedom lies in being bold.

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

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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

Everywhere that freedom stirs let tyrants fear.

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

Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another.

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

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.

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

Freedom is the only law which genius knows.

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

Do not take liberties with the gods or weary them.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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?

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.

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

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

Arthur Schopenhauer

Thought takes man out of servitude into freedom.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

No one can enjoy freedom without trembling.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

You have your ideology and I have mine.

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.

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.

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

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