Freedom Quotes

 A free press can of course be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad. Freedom is nothing else but a chance to bet better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worse. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 A good leader is one who give people the freedom to be themselves and inspires them to strive for their highest and their best. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: French   
 A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten. 
Author: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Nationality: Turkish
b. December 1881  - d. 10 November 1938
  
 A society like ours, which professes no one religion and has allowed all religions to decay, which indulges freedom to the point of license and individualism to the point of anarchy, needs all the support that responsible, cultivated homes can furnish. I hope your generation will provide a firmer shelter for civilized standards. 
Author: Alan Simpson
Nationality: American   
 A wise architect observed that you could break the laws of architectural art provided you had mastered them first. That would apply to religion as well as to art. Ignorance of the past does not guarantee freedom from its imperfections. 
Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
Nationality: American
b. 21 June 1892  - d. 1 June 1971
  
 All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should. 
Author: Samuel Adams
Nationality: American
b. 27 September 1722  - d. 2 October 1803
  
 All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope. 
Author: Sir Winston Churchill
Nationality: British
b. 30 November 1874  - d. 14 January 1965
  
 All theory is against the freedom of the will, all experience for it. 
Author: Dr. Johnson
Nationality: English
b. December 1709  - d.  December 1784
  
 All we have of freedom - all we use or know - This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago. 
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Nationality: English
b. 30 December 1865  - d. 18 January 1936
  
 America is not a mere body of traders; it is a body of free men. Our greatness is built upon our freedom is moral, not material. We have a great ardor for gain; but we have a deep passion for the rights of man. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense. 
Author: Edgar Watson Howe
Nationality: American
b. 3 May 1853  - d. 3 October 1937
  
 Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 Ammunition beats persuasion when you are looking for freedom. 
Author: Will Rogers
Nationality: American
b. 04 November 1879  - d. 15 August 1935
  
 And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 Anything for a quiet life. 
Author: George Middleton
Nationality: African-American
b. December 1735  - d. 06 April 1815
  
 As long as American presidents praise freedom, they are permitted to seize as much power as they please. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 As long as rulers are above the law, citizens have the same type of freedom that slaves had on days when their masters chose not to beat them. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 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. 
Author: Oprah Winfrey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1954
  
 But we know that freedom cannot be served by the devices of the tyrant. As it is an ancient truth that freedom cannot be legislated into existence, so it is no less obvious that freedom cannot be censored into existence. And any who act as if freedom's defenses are to found in suppression and suspicion and fear confess a doctrine that is alien to America. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 Chance has never yet satisfied the hope of a suffering people. Action, self-reliance, the vision of self and the future have been the only means by which the oppressed have seen and realized the light of their own freedom. 
Author: Marcus Mosiah Garvey
Nationality: Jamaican
b. 17 October 1887  - d. 10 June 1940
  
 Civilization is the order and freedom promoting cultural activity. 
Author: Will Durant
Nationality: American
b. 05 November 1885  - d. 07 November 1981
  
 Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 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. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 Dissent does not include the freedom to destroy the system of law which guarantees freedom to speak, assemble and march in protest. Dissent is not anarchy. 
Author: Seymour F. Simon
Nationality: American
b. 10 August 1915  - d. 26 September 2006
  
 Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom-for himself. 
Author: Elbert Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1856  - d. 7 May 1915
  
 Everything can be taken from a man but the last of human freedoms, the right to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances - the right to choose one's own way. 
Author: Dr. Viktor Emil Frankl
Nationality: Austrian
b. 26 March 1905  - d. 02 September 1997
  
 Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 For if Freedom and Communism were to compete for man's allegiance in a world at peace, I would look to the future with ever increasing confidence. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 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. 
Author: Alice Malsenior Walker
Nationality: American
b. December 1944
  
 For so long as but a hundred of us remain alive, we will in no way yield ourselves to the dominion of the English.For it is not for glory, nor riches, nor honour that we fight, but for Freedom only, which no good man lays down but with his life. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 For what avail the plough or sail, Or land or life, if freedom fail? 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Four freedoms: The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of everyone to worship God in his own way, everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want ... everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear ... anywhere in the world. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 Freedom - to walk free and own no superior. 
Author: Walt Whitman
Nationality: American
b. 31 May 1819  - d. 26 March 1892
  
 Freedom all solace to man gives: He lives at ease that freely lives. 
Author: John Barbour
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1316  - d. 13 March 1395
  
 Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom. 
Author: Jiddu Krishnamurti
Nationality: Indian
b. 12 May 1895  - d. 17 February 1986
  
 Freedom and whisky gang the gither, Tak aff your dram! 
Author: Robert Burns
Nationality: Scottish
b. 25 January 1759  - d. 21 July 1796
  
 Freedom begins as we become conscious of it. 
Author: Vernon Linwood Howard
Nationality: American
b. December 1918  - d.  December 1992
  
 Freedom exists only with power. 
Author: Friedrich von Schiller
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1759  - d. 09 May 1805
  
 Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past. 
Author: Teddy Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 27 October 1858  - d. 6 January 1919
  
 Freedom from labor itself is not new; it once belonged among the most firmly established privileges of the few.In this instance, it seems as though scientific progress and technical developments had been only taken advantage of to achieve something about which all former ages dreamed but which none had been able to realize. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Freedom has a thousand charms to show, That slaves, hoe'er contented, never know. 
Author: William Cowper
Nationality: English
b. 26 November 1731  - d. 25 April 1800
  
 Freedom has become merely another invocation to sanctify power. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 Freedom is alone the unoriginated birthright of man; it belongs to him by force of his humanity, and is in dependence on the will and creation of every other, in so far as this consists with every other person's freedom. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than the freedom to stagnate. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 Freedom is not being a slave to any circumstance, to any constraint, to any chance; it means compelling Fortune to enter the lists on equal terms. 
Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nationality: Roman
b. December 4  - d.  December 65
  
 Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be. 
Author: James Arthur Baldwin
Nationality: American
b. 2 August 1924  - d. 30 November 1987
  
 Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 Freedom is only good as a means; it is no end in itself. 
Author: Herman Melville
Nationality: American
b. 1 August 1819  - d. 28 September 1891
  
 Freedom is only granted us that obedience may be more perfect. 
Author: Walter Winchell
Nationality: American
b. 7 April 1897  - d. 20 February 1972
  
 Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. War is peace. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus. 
Author: Aneurin Bevan
Nationality: British
b. 15 November 1897  - d. 6 July 1960
  
 Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men. 
Author: Mortimer Adler
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1902  - d. 28 June 2001
  
 Freedom is the ferment of freedom. The moistened sponge drinks up water greedily; the dry one sheds it. 
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
Nationality: American
b. 29 August 1809  - d. 7 October 1894
  
 Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows. 
Author: George Orwell
Nationality: English
b. 25 June 1903  - d. 21 January 1950
  
 Freedom is the last, best hope of earth. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 Freedom is the only law which genius knows. 
Author: James Russell Lowell
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1819  - d. 12 August 1891
  
 Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. 
Author: Herbert Clark Hoover
Nationality: American
b. 10 August 1874  - d. 20 October 1964
  
 Freedom is the recognition of necessity. 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 Freedom is the recognition that no single person, no single Literatureity or government has a monopoly on the truth, but that every individual life is infinitely precious, that every one of us put in this world has been put there for a reason and has something to offer. It is so hard for government planners, no matter how sophisticated, to ever substitute for millions of individuals working night and day to make their dreams come true. The fact is, bureaucracies are a problem around the world. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong. 
Author: John Diefenbaker
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 September 1895  - d. 16 August 1979
  
 Freedom is the right to live as we wish. 
Author: Epictetus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 55  - d.  December 135
  
 Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things. It is the continuous revolution of the marketplace. It is the understanding that allows to recognize shortcomings and seek solutions. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. 
Author: Pericles
Nationality: Athenian
b. December 495  - d.  December 429
  
 Freedom means choosing your burden. 
Author: Hephzibah Menuhin
Nationality: American
b. 20 May 1920  - d. 01 January 1981
  
 Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. 
Author: Bertrand Russell
Nationality: British
b. 18 May 1872  - d. 2 February 1970
  
 Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt. 
Author: Bergen Evans
Nationality: American
b. 19 September 1904  - d. 4 February 1978
  
 Freedom of the Press is for those who own one. 
Author: John Ralston Saul
Nationality: Canadian
b. 19 June 1947
  
 Freedom of the Press Never Explain-your Friends do not need it and your Enemies will not believe you anyway. 
Author: Elbert Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 19 June 1856  - d. 7 May 1915
  
 Freedom rings where opinions clash. 
Author: Adlai Stevenson II
Nationality: American
b. 5 February 1900  - d. 14 July 1965
  
 Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order. 
Author: Robert H. Jackson
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1954
  
 From the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire, let freedom ring. From the mighty mountains of New York, let freedom ring. From the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania, let freedom ring ... Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill 
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 January 1929  - d. 4 April 1968
  
 Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom. 
Author: Friedrich von Schiller
Nationality: German
b. 10 November 1759  - d. 09 May 1805
  
 Happiness follows sorrow, sorrow follows happiness, but when one no longer discriminates happiness and sorrow, a good deal and a bad deed, one is able to realize freedom. 
Author: Gautama Buddha
Nationality: Indian
b. December 563  - d.  December 483
  
 He who borrows sells his freedom. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: Indian   
 Hero worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom. 
Author: Herbert Spencer
Nationality: English
b. 27 April 1820  - d. 8 December 1903
  
 History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. 
Author: Milton Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1912  - d. 16 November 2006
  
 How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 How does the meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free Down to its root, and in that freedom bold. 
Author: William Wordsworth
Nationality: English
b. 7 April 1770  - d. 23 April 1850
  
 I am certain that, however great the hardships and the trials which loom ahead, our America will endure and the cause of human freedom will triumph. 
Author: Cordell Hull
Nationality: American
b. 2 October 1871  - d. 23 July 1955
  
 I believe that freedom is the deepest need of every human soul. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. 
Author: James Madison
Nationality: American
b. 16 March 1751  - d. 28 June 1836
  
 I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy. But that could change. 
Author: Dan Quayle
Nationality: American
b. 4 February 1947
  
 I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my lifetime. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 I gave my life for freedom - This I know; For those who bade me fight had told me so. 
Author: William Norman Ewer
Nationality: British
b. December 1885  - d.  December 1976
  
 I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking. 
Author: Woodrow Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 28 December 1856  - d. 3 February 1924
  
 I have often asked myself why human beings have any rights at all. I always come to the conclusion that human rights, human freedoms, and human dignity have their deepest roots somewhere outside the perceptible world. These values are as powerful as they are because, under certain circumstances, people accept them without compulsion and are willing to die for them. 
Author: Václav Hável
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 05 October 1936
  
 I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. 
Author: Antoine Marie de Saint-Exupéry
Nationality: French
b. 29 June 1900  - d. 31 July 1944
  
 I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. 
Author: Bob Dylan
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1941
  
 I think that much of our trouble comes from accepting the premise - becoming ever more firmly embedded in law) that a corporation is a person, with an individual's 'rights' and 'privileges'. I don't believe that an amoral entity with a profit-making agenda should be considered a 'person'. Corporations defend their rights to advertise and monopolize the media as 'freedom of expression'. How would society look if corporations weren't accorded these 'rights'? 
Author: John Ralston Saul
Nationality: Canadian
b. 19 June 1947
  
 I was born on July 4, 1776, and the Declaration of Independence is my birth certificate. The bloodlines of the world run in my veins, because I offered freedom to the oppressed. I am many things, and many people. I am the nation. I am 213 million living souls - and the ghost of millions who have lived and died for me. 
Author: Otto Whittaker
Nationality: Canadian   
 I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own. 
Author: Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1939
  
 If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom: And the irony of it is that if it is comforter money that it values more, it will lose that, too. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, - Angels alone that soar above, Enjoy such liberty. 
Author: Richard Lovelace
Nationality: English
b. December 1618  - d.  December 1657
  
 If the events of September 11 have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us Americans - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that. 
Author: Jon Stewart
Nationality: American
b. 28 November 1962
  
 If the self-discipline of the free cannot match the iron discipline of the mailed fist, in economic, scientific, and all other kinds of struggles as well as the military, then the peril of freedom will continue to rise. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 If there be a human being who is freer than I, then I shall necessarily become his slave. If I am freer than any other, then he will become my slave. Therefore equality is an absolutely necessary condition of freedom. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 In a culture where approval/disapproval has become the predominant regulator of effort and position, and often the substitute for love, our personal freedoms are dissipated. 
Author: Viola Spolin
Nationality: American
b. 07 November 1906  - d. 22 November 1994
  
 In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 In my youth, I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order. 
Author: Will Durant
Nationality: American
b. 05 November 1885  - d. 07 November 1981
  
 In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of ''freedom,'' like a bastard brother of reform. 
Author: Wyndham Lewis
Nationality: Canadian
b. 18 November 1882  - d. 07 March 1957
  
 In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms The first is freedom of speech and expression - everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way - everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want - which, translated into world terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants - everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear - which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor - anywhere in the world. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 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. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 In the state of nature...all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law. 
Author: Charles de Montesquieu baron de Montesquieu
Nationality: French
b. 18 January 1689  - d. 10 February 1755
  
 In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 It has been thought a considerable advance towards establishing the principles of Freedom, to say, that government is a compact between those who govern and those that are governed: but this cannot be true, because it is putting the effect before the cause; for as man must have existed before governments existed, there necessarily was a time when governments did not exist, and consequently there could originally exist no governors to form such a compact with. The fact therefore must be, that the individuals themselves, each in his own personal and sovereign right, entered into a compact with each other to produce a government: and this is the only mode in which governments have a right to arise, and the only principle on which they have a right to exist. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive. 
Author: Thomas Mann
Nationality: German
b. 06 June 1875  - d. 12 August 1955
  
 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. 
Author: Mark Twain
Nationality: American
b. 30 November 1835  - d. 21 April 1910
  
 It is naive to trust to the ignorant preferences of frightened people to preserve freedom. 
Author: James Bovard
Nationality: American
b. December 1956
  
 It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wrack & ruin without fail. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing & searching can be promoted by means of coercion & a sense of duty. To the contrary, I believe that it would be possible to rob even a healthy beast of prey of its voraciousness, if it were possible, with the aid of a whip, to force the beast to devour continuously, even when not hungry, especially if the food, handed out under such coercion, were to be selected accordingly. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Just laws are no restraint upon the freedom of the good, for the good man desires nothing which a just law will interfere with. 
Author: James A. Froude
Nationality: English
b. 23 April 1818  - d. 20 October 1894
  
 Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. 
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Nationality: Danish
b. 2 April 1805  - d. 4 August 1875
  
 Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. 
Author: Albert Einstein
Nationality: American
b. 14 March 1879  - d. 18 April 1955
  
 Liberty is slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 Love and freedom are vital to the creation and upbringing of a child. 
Author: Sylvia Pankhurst
Nationality: British
b. 05 May 1882  - d. 27 September 1960
  
 Man must choose whether to be rich in things or in the freedom to use them. 
Author: Ivan Illich
Nationality: American
b. 04 September 1926  - d. 02 December 2002
  
 Many a boomerang does not return but chooses freedom instead. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 Many politicians lay it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 March to the battlefield, The foe is now before us; Each heart is Freedom's shield, And heaven is shining o'er us. 
Author: Barry O'Meara
Nationality: Irish
b. December 1786  - d.  December 1836
  
 Marriage accustomed one to the good things, so one came to take them for granted, but magnified the bad things, so they came to feel as painful as a grain in one's eye. An open window, a forgotten quart of milk, a TV set left blaring, socks on the bathroom floor could become occasions for incredible rage. And something happened sexually in marriage --the swearing to forsake all others, despite its slight observance, had a profound effect. Some people felt trapped by it, impelled to assert what they called freedom. Some accepted it like a rein, and in the effort to avoid pain in the form of hopeless desire, cut off occasions of desire, avoided having long talks at parties with attractive members of the opposite sex. In time, all feeling for the opposite sex was cut off, and intercourse limited to the barest politesses. But something happened to you when you did that, a kind of death seeped up from the genitals to the rest of the body, till it showed in the eyes, the gestures, in a certain lifelessness. 
Author: Marilyn French
Nationality: American
b. 21 November 1929  - d. 02 May 2009
  
 Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us. 
Author: Andrea Dworkin
Nationality: American
b. 26 September 1946  - d. 9 April 2005
  
 Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom. 
Author: J. K. Galbraith
Nationality: American
b. December 1908
  
 My grandfather served as a Medic in World War II, a war that really was necessary to preserve freedom. Every man he trained with was killed. Now he refuses to watch a movie or read a book that has anything to do with war. The President is willing to let thousands of Americans die in his quest for global supremacy. I would gladly go into battle against Iraq or any other nation that is a threat, as long as George W Bush led the charge like the warrior he fancies himself to be. 
Author: Peter Mcinerney
Nationality: American   
 Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity. 
Author: Karl Marx
Nationality: German
b. 5 May 1818  - d. 14 March 1883
  
 Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. 
Author: William Pitt The Younger
Nationality: British
b. 28 May 1759  - d. 23 January 1806
  
 Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained. 
Author: James Garfield
Nationality: American
b. 19 November 1831  - d. 19 September 1881
  
 No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation. 
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Nationality: American
b. 26 January 1880  - d. 5 April 1964
  
 No man survives when freedom fails, the best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cry appease, appease are hanged by those they tried to please. 
Author: Hiram Mann
Nationality: American   
 No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it. 
Author: Malcolm X
Nationality: American
b. 19 May 1925  - d. 21 February 1965
  
 None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. 
Author: John Milton
Nationality: English
b. 9 December 1608  - d. 8 November 1674
  
 Of old sat Freedom on the heights The thunders breaking at her feet: Above her shook the starry lights; She heard the torrents meet. 
Author: Lord Alfred Tennyson
Nationality: English
b. 6 August 1809  - d. 6 October 1892
  
 Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold and have escaped, not from one master, but from many. 
Author: Plato
Nationality: Greek
b. December 427  - d.  December 347
  
 One of the things that bothers me most is the growing belief in the country that security is more important than freedom. It ain't. 
Author: Lyn Nofziger
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1924  - d. 27 March 2006
  
 Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 Only the self-deceived will claim perfect freedom from fear. 
Author: Bill Wilson
Nationality: American
b. December 1895  - d.  December 1971
  
 Our fellow-countrymen in chains! Slaves - in a land of light and law! Slaves - crouching on the very plains Where rolled the storms of Freedom's war! 
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
Nationality: American
b. 17 December 1807  - d. 7 September 1892
  
 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. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Ours is an abiding faith in the cause of human freedom. We know it is God's cause. 
Author: Thomas Edmund Dewey
Nationality: American
b. December 1902  - d.  December 1971
  
 Peace is not merely a vacuum left by the ending of wars. It is the creation of two eternal principles, justice and freedom. 
Author: James Shotwell
Nationality: American
b. 06 August 1874  - d. 15 July 1965
  
 People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. 
Author: Soren Kierkegaard
Nationality: Danish
b. 5 May 1813  - d. 11 November 1855
  
 People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally 'being lived.' They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates, and society. 
Author: Stephen R. Covey
Nationality: American
b. 24 October 1932
  
 Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship. 
Author: Patrick Henry
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1736  - d. 6 June 1799
  
 Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do. 
Author: Robin George Collingwood
Nationality: English
b. 22 February 1889  - d. 9 January 1943
  
 Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main bulwark. 
Author: Walter Lippmann
Nationality: American
b. 23 September 1889  - d. 14 December 1974
  
 Relationships of all kinds are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost. 
Author: Kaleel Jamison
Nationality: American   
 Security is the priceless product of freedom. Only the strong can be secure, and only in freedom can men produce those material resources which can secure them from want at home and against aggression from abroad. 
Author: B. E. Hutchinson
Nationality: American   
 Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward. 
Author: Patricia Sampson
Nationality: American   
 Solitude is the beginning of all freedom. 
Author: William O. Douglas
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1898  - d. 19 January 1980
  
 Some suggested over the weekend that it's wrong to expect Elian Gonzalez to live in a place that tolerates no dissent or freedom of political expression. They were talking about Miami. 
Author: Katie Couric
Nationality: American
b. 07 January 1957
  
 That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 The Constitution is the sole source and guarantee of national freedom. 
Author: Calvin Coolidge
Nationality: American
b. 4 July 1872  - d. 5 January 1933
  
 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. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry. 
Author: James Truslow Adams
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1878  - d. 18 May 1949
  
 The freedom of poetic license. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 The great battleground for the defense and expansion of freedom today is the whole southern half of the globe... the lands of the rising peoples. Their revolution is the greatest in human history. They seek an end to injustice, tyranny and exploitation. More than an end, they seek a beginning. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The greatest Glory of a free-born People, Is to transmit that Freedom to their Children. 
Author: William Havard
Nationality: American   
 The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the Americans freedom, and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The illusion of freedom in America will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre. 
Author: Frank Zappa
Nationality: American
b. 21 December 1940  - d. 4 December 1993
  
 The images of smiling children and cheering crowds in Iraq have been overtaken by a new, much more disturbing portrait of anarchy and fear. Looters, who began by going after the offices and homes of Saddam Hassein's henchman, have moved on to stores, warehouses and even hospitals. That was not the vision of freedom the US was selling when it began. Military officials have reason to be reluctant about performing police duties. Their troops are trained to fight a war, not to arrest bank robbers. They are unfamiliar with Iraqi culture and do not speak Arabic. There are bound to be threatening incidents, and the Arab world is likely to see American street patrols as the first step in a new American dictatorship. But there is no alternative for the military other than to restore order. It must police the streets and make Iraq safe enough for aid workers to bring in food, water and medical supplies, and it must work to restore electricity and water. 
Author: Newspaper The New York Times
Nationality: American   
 The last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. 
Author: Dr. Viktor Emil Frankl
Nationality: Austrian
b. 26 March 1905  - d. 02 September 1997
  
 The man who seeks freedom for anything but freedom's self is made to be a slave. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 The only freedom deserving 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. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental and spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest. 
Author: John Stuart Mill
Nationality: English
b. 20 May 1806  - d. 8 May 1873
  
 The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom-they are the pillars of society. 
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Nationality: Norwegian
b. 20 March 1828  - d. 23 May 1906
  
 The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 The price of freedom of religion or of speech or of the press is that we must put up with, and even pay for, a good deal of rubbish. 
Author: Robert H. Jackson
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1954
  
 The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. 
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nationality: American
b. 25 May 1803  - d. 27 April 1882
  
 The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom. 
Author: William O. Douglas
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1898  - d. 19 January 1980
  
 The sage, who is living outside the routine of the world, contemplates his own character, not as an isolated ego manifestation, but in relation to the laws of life. He judges freedom from blame to be the highest good. 
Tome: I Ching
Nationality: Chinese   
 The secret of Happiness is Freedom, And the secret of Freedom, Courage. 
Author: Thucydides
Nationality: Greek
b. December 460  - d.  December 395
  
 The Sensual and the Dark rebel in vain, Slaves by their own compulsion! In mad game They burst their manacles and wear the name Of Freedom, graven on a heavier chain! 
Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Nationality: English
b. 21 October 1772  - d. 25 July 1834
  
 The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom-they are the pillars of society. 
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Nationality: Norwegian
b. 20 March 1828  - d. 23 May 1906
  
 The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. 
Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 15 January 1929  - d. 4 April 1968
  
 The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. 
Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1880  - d. 29 January 1956
  
 The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members. 
Author: Harry S. Truman
Nationality: American
b. 8 May 1884  - d. 26 December 1972
  
 The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion. 
Author: John F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 29 May 1917  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man. 
Author: Ho Chi Minh
Nationality: Vietnamese
b. 19 May 1892  - d. 2 September 1969
  
 The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims have been born of earnest struggle. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters 
Author: Frederick Douglass
Nationality: American
b. December 1817  - d. 20 February 1895
  
 The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here ... It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion; that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is. It is the American Dream. 
Author: Archibald MacLeish
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1892  - d. 20 April 1982
  
 There are two good things in life - freedom of thought and freedom of action. 
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1874  - d. 16 December 1965
  
 There can be no friendship when there is no freedom; Friendship loves the free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures. 
Author: William Penn
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1644  - d. 30 June 1718
  
 There can be no real individual freedom in the presence of economic insecurity. 
Author: Chester Bowles
Nationality: American
b. 5 April 1901  - d. 25 May 1986
  
 There is a wonderful law of nature that the three things we crave most- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind- are always attained by giving them to someone else. 
Author: Anonymous
Nationality: American   
 There is no tyrant like custom, and no freedom where its edicts are not resisted. 
Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
Nationality: American
b. December 1820  - d.  December 1904
  
 There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any questions, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors. 
Author: J. Robert Oppenheimer
Nationality: American
b. 22 April 1904  - d. 18 February 1967
  
 These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in the crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; 'tis dearness only that gives everything it's value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on it's goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 These things I believe: That government should butt out. That freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant government will take it all away. That individual freedom demands individual responsibility. That government is (contrary to George W. Bush) not a necessary good but an unavoidable evil. That the executive branch has grown too strong, the judicial branch too arrogant and the legislative branch too stupid. That political parties have become close to meaningless. That government should work to insure the rights of the individual, not plot to take them away. That government should provide for the national defense and work to insure domestic tranquility. That foreign trade should be fair rather than free. That America should be wary of foreign entanglements. That the tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. That guns do more than protect us from criminals; more importantly, they protect us from the ongoing threat of government. That states are the bulwark of our freedom. That states should have the right to secede from the Union. That once a year we should hang someone in government as an example to his fellows. 
Author: Lyn Nofziger
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1924  - d. 27 March 2006
  
 This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, not tolerate error as long as reason is left free to combat it. 
Author: Thomas Jefferson
Nationality: American
b. 13 April 1743  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God, cannot long retain it. 
Author: Abraham Lincoln
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1809  - d. 15 April 1865
  
 Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. 
Author: Frederick Douglass
Nationality: American
b. December 1817  - d. 20 February 1895
  
 Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom. 
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nationality: American
b. 27 February 1807  - d. 24 March 1882
  
 Thoughts are free and are subject to no rule. On them rests the freedom of man, And they tower above the light of nature. 
Author: Paracelsus
Nationality: Swiss
b. 11 November 1493  - d. 24 September 1541
  
 To be what no one ever was, To be what everyone has been: Freedom is the mean of those, Extremes that fence all effort in. 
Author: Mark Van Doren
Nationality: American
b. 13 June 1894  - d. 10 December 1972
  
 To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible. 
Author: James A. Froude
Nationality: English
b. 23 April 1818  - d. 20 October 1894
  
 To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves. 
Author: Virginia Woolf
Nationality: English
b. 25 January 1882  - d. 28 March 1941
  
 Total freedom from error is what none of us will allow to our neighbors; however, we may be inclined to flirt a little with such spotless perfection ourselves. 
Author: Charles Caleb Colton
Nationality: English
b. December 1780  - d.  December 1832
  
 True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. 
Author: Milan Kundera
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. December 1929
  
 Until economic freedom is attained for everybody, there can be no real freedom for anybody. 
Author: Suzanne Clara La Follette
Nationality: American
b. 24 June 1893  - d. 23 April 1983
  
 Until you lose your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. 
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Nationality: American
b. 08 November 1900  - d. 16 August 1949
  
 We are a nation of many nationalities, many races, many religions-bound together by a single unity, the unity of freedom and equality. Whoever seeks to set one nationality against another, seeks to degrade all nationalities. 
Author: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality: American
b. 30 January 1882  - d. 12 April 1945
  
 We are so concerned to flatter the majority that we lose sight of how very often it is necessary, in order to preserve freedom for the minority, let alone for the individual, to face the majority down. 
Author: William Frank Buckley Jr.
Nationality: American
b. 24 November 1925  - d. 27 February 2008
  
 We can not expect to breed respect for law and order among people who do not share the fruits of our freedom. 
Author: Hubert Horatio Humphrey
Nationality: American
b. 27 May 1911
  
 We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks. 
Author: Vernon Linwood Howard
Nationality: American
b. December 1918  - d.  December 1992
  
 We enjoy freedom and the rule of law on which it depends, not because we deserve it, but because others before us put their lives on the line to defend it. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 We face neither East nor West: we face forward. 
Author: Kwame Nkrumah
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 21 September 1909  - d. 27 April 1972
  
 We have the belief in the right to the freedom to choose which distinguishes more clearly and directly our own open, expanding, caring, co- operating society from the grey, imposed and shut-in collectivity of the Socialist state. 
Author: Malcolm Fraser
Nationality: Australian
b. 21 May 1930
  
 We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. 
Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1890  - d. 28 March 1969
  
 We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. 
Author: Dr. Viktor Emil Frankl
Nationality: Austrian
b. 26 March 1905  - d. 02 September 1997
  
 What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from' 
Author: Marilyn vos Savant
Nationality: American
b. 11 August 1946
  
 What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.  
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Whatever action is required, whenever action is necessary, I will defend the freedom and security of the American people. 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 When Freedom from her mountain height Unfurled her standard to the air She tore the azure robe of night And set the stars of glory there! She mingled with its gorgeous dyes The milky baldric of the skies, And striped its pure celestial white With streakings of the morning light; Then, from his mansion in the sun, She called her eagle-bearer down, And gave into his mighty hand, The symbol of her chosen land. Flag of the brave! thy folds shall fly The sign of hope and triumph high! When speaks the signal-trumpet tone And the long line comes gleaming on. Ere yet the life-blood, warm and wet, Has dimmed the glistening bayonet Each soldier eye shall brightly turn To where thy sky-born glories burn. And as his springing steps advance, Catch war and vengeance from the glance; And when the cannon-mouthings loud Heaven in wild wreaths the battle-shroud. And gory sabers rise and fall, Like shoots of flame on midnight's pall; Then shall thy meteor-glances glow, And cowering foes shall sink beneath. Each gallant arm that strikes below That lovely messenger of death. Flag of the seas! on ocean wave Thy stars shall glitter o'er the brave; When death. careening on the gale, Sweeps darkly round the bellied sail, And frighted waves rush wildly back Before the broadside's reeling rack. Each dying wanderer of the sea Shall look at once to heaven and thee. And smile to see thy splendors fly In triumph o'er his closing eye. Flag of the free heart's hope and home, By angel hands to valor given! Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven. And fixed as yonder orb divine. That saw thy bannered blaze unfurled, Shall thy proud stars resplendent shine, The guard and glory of the world. 
Author: Joseph Drake
Nationality: American
b. 17 August 1795  - d. 21 September 1820
  
 When making public policy decisions about new technologies for the Government, I think one should ask oneself which technologies would best strengthen the hand of a police state. Then, do not allow the Government to deploy those technologies. 
Author: Philip Zimmermann
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1954
  
 When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward - or go back. He who now talks about the ''freedom of the press'' goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 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. 
Author: John Adams
Nationality: American
b. 30 October 1735  - d. 4 July 1826
  
 When the people fear the government, you have tyranny. When the government fears the people, you have freedom. 
Author: Thomas Paine
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1737  - d. 8 June 1809
  
 When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans, it was assumed that the Americans who had that freedom would use it responsibly ... However, now there's a lot of irresponsibility. And so a lot of people say there's too much freedom. When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit it. 
Author: Bill Clinton
Nationality: American
b. 19 August 1946
  
 When we were told that by freedom we understood free enterprise, we did very little to dispel this monstrous falsehood.Wealth and economic well-being, we have asserted, are the fruits of freedom, while we should have been the first to know that this kind of ''happiness'' has been an unmixed blessing only in this country, and it is a minor blessing compared with the truly political freedoms, such as freedom of speech and thought, of assembly and association, even under the best conditions. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls Where words come out from the depth of truth Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit Where the mind is led forward by thee Into ever-widening thought and action Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. 
Author: Sir Rabindranath Tagore
Nationality: Indian
b. 7 May 1861  - d. 7 August 1941
  
 Where there is no law there is no freedom. 
Author: John Locke
Nationality: English
b. 29 August 1632  - d. 28 October 1704
  
 While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man's lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one's self. 
Author: Max Stirner
Nationality: German
b. 25 October 1806  - d. 26 June 1856
  
 Why should we be frightened? No people who have ever lived on this earth have fought harder, paid a higher price for freedom, or done more to advance the dignity of man than the living Americans, those Americans living in this land today. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 Why wilderness? Because we like the taste of freedom; because we like the smell of danger. 
Author: Edward Abbey
Nationality: American
b. 29 January 1927  - d. 14 March 1989
  
 Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such thing as public Liberty, without Freedom of Speech. 
Author: Benjamin Franklin
Nationality: American
b. 17 January 1706  - d. 17 April 1790
  
 Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 Yes! to this thought I hold with firm persistence; The last result of wisdom stamps it true; He only earns his freedom and existence Who daily conquers them anew. 
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nationality: German
b. 28 August 1749  - d. 22 March 1832
  
 You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, 'The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits'. 
Author: Ronald Reagan
Nationality: American
b. 6 February 1911  - d. 5 June 2004
  
 You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free. 
Author: Clarence Darrow
Nationality: American
b. 18 April 1857  - d. 13 March 1938
  
 You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. 
Author: Malcolm X
Nationality: American
b. 19 May 1925  - d. 21 February 1965
  
 You're free and freedom is beautiful, and aah, you know, it'll take time to restore chaos and order... 
Author: George W. Bush
Nationality: American
b. 6 July 1946
  
 Now, one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house.  
Author: James Otis
Nationality: American
b. 05 February 1725  - d. 23 May 1783
  
 You recognize but one rule of commerce; that is to avail myself of your own terms, to allow free passage and freedom of action to all buyers and sellers whoever they may be.  
Author: François Quesnay
Nationality: French
b. 04 June 1694  - d. 16 December 1774
  
 According to our view, freedom given and understood early enough would result in a natural evolution to maturity and self-discipline. 
Author: Dora Russell
Nationality: English
b. 3 April 1894  - d. 31 May 1986
  
 If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. 
Author: George Washington
Nationality: American
b. 22 February 1732  - d. 14 December 1799
  
 Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living? 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Freedom is not worth having if it does not have freedom to err. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself. 
Author: Mahatma Gandhi
Nationality: Indian
b. 2 October 1869  - d. 30 January 1948
  
 Freedom is the right to one's dignity as a man. 
Author: Archibald MacLeish
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1892  - d. 20 April 1982
  
 What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice. 
Author: Archibald MacLeish
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1892  - d. 20 April 1982
  
 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. 
Author: Thomas Sowell
Nationality: American
b. 30 June 1930
  
 Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? 
Author: Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Nationality: American
b. December 1922
  
 Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors? 
Author: Edith Wharton
Nationality: American
b. 24 January 1862  - d. 11 August 1937
  
 Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death. 
Author: Edith Wharton
Nationality: American
b. 24 January 1862  - d. 11 August 1937
  
 When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again. 
Author: Edith Hamilton
Nationality: American
b. December 1867  - d.  December 1963
  
 To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something. 
Author: Shel Silverstein
Nationality: American
b. 25 September 1930  - d. 10 May 1999
  
 Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise. 
Author: Alexander Meiklejohn
Nationality: English
b. 01 February 1872  - d. 17 December 1964
  
 Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from preconising its wares and their merits, and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed. The enemies of advertising are enemies of freedom. 
Author: Enoch Powell
Nationality: British
b. 16 June 1912  - d. 08 February 1998
  
 Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery. 
Author: Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Nationality: American
b. 10 May 1940
  
 Now, on the road to freedom, I was pausing for a moment near Temuco and could hear the voice of the water that had taught me to sing. 
Author: Pablo Neruda
Nationality: Chilean
b. December 1904  - d.  December 1973
  
 The question about those aromatic advertisements that perfume companies are having stitched into magazines these days is this: under the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, is smelling up the place a constitutionally protected form of expression? 
Author: Calvin Marshall Trillin
Nationality: American
b. 05 December 1935
  
 I defend both the freedom of expression and society's right to counter it. I must pay the price for differing. It is the natural way of things. 
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Nationality: Egyptian
b. 11 December 1911  - d. 30 August 2006
  
 I was afraid of marriage. I had the impression married life would take up all my time. I saw myself drowning in visits and parties. No freedom. 
Author: Naguib Mahfouz
Nationality: Egyptian
b. 11 December 1911  - d. 30 August 2006
  
 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? 
Author: George Carlin
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1937  - d. 22 June 2008
  
 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. 
Author: Colette
Nationality: French
b. 28 January 1873  - d. 03 August 1954
  
 An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense... that gold and economic freedom are inseparable. 
Author: Alan Greenspan
Nationality: American
b. 06 March 1926
  
 I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.  
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 When I was teaching in the 1960s in Boston, there was a great deal of hope in the air. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive, Malcolm X was alive; great, great leaders were emerging from the southern freedom movement. 
Author: Jonathan Kozol
Nationality: American
b. 05 September 1936
  
 Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England. 
Author: Dr. Karel Capek
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
b. 9 January 1890  - d. 25 December 1938
  
 A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper. 
Author: Stanley Kubrick
Nationality: American
b. 26 July 1928  - d. 07 March 1999
  
 Rock and roll music - the music of freedom, frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms. 
Author: Sir Salman Rushdie
Nationality: English
b. 19 June 1947
  
 What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist. 
Author: Sir Salman Rushdie
Nationality: English
b. 19 June 1947
  
 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. 
Author: President Barack Hussein Obama
Nationality: American
b. 4 August 1961
  
 In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from. 
Author: Peter Ustinov
Nationality: English
b. 16 April 1921  - d. 28 March 2004
  
 Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 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. 
Author: Albert Camus
Nationality: French
b. 7 November 1913  - d. 4 January 1960
  
 So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory. 
Author: Floyd Abrams
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1936
  
 War - hard apprenticeship of freedom.  
Author: Edward Everett Hale
Nationality: American
b. 3 April 1822  - d. 10 June 1909
  
 Nothing is more valuable than independence and freedom. 
Author: Ho Chi Minh
Nationality: Vietnamese
b. 19 May 1892  - d. 2 September 1969
  
 The taste for freedom, the fashion and cult of happiness of the majority, that the nineteenth century is infatuated with was only a heresy in his eyes that would pass like others. 
Author: Marie Stendhal
Nationality: French
b. 23 January 1783  - d. 23 March 1842
  
 We are a nation of politicians, concerned about the outmost defences only of freedom. It is our children's children who may perchance be really free. 
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 Is it a freedom to be slaves, or a freedom to be free, of which we boast?  
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Nationality: American
b. 12 July 1817  - d. 6 May 1862
  
 No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies. 
Author: Dean Acheson
Nationality: American
b. 11 April 1893  - d. 12 October 1971
  
 The man form is higher than the angel form; of all forms it is the highest. Man is the highest being in creation, because he aspires to freedom.  
Author: Paramhansa Yogananda
Nationality: Indian
b. 5 January 1893  - d. 7 March 1952
  
 We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism. 
Author: Madeleine Albright
Nationality: American
b. 15 May 1937
  
 Freedom's untidy, and free people are free to make mistakes and do bad things... stuff happens. 
Author: Donald Henry Rumsfeld
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1932
  
 We should favor innovation and freedom over regulation. 
Author: George Allen
Nationality: American
b. 8 March 1952
  
 Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom. 
Author: Kofi Annan
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 8 April 1938
  
 Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity. 
Author: Hannah Arendt
Nationality: American
b. 14 October 1906  - d. 4 December 1975
  
 What we should grasp, however, from the lessons of European history is that, first, there is nothing necessarily benevolent about programmes of European integration; second, the desire to achieve grand utopian plans often poses a grave threat to freedom; and third, European unity has been tried before, and the outcome was far from happy. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 The right-of-centre parties still often compete with left-of-centre ones to proclaim their attachment to all the main programmes of spending, particularly spending on social services of one kind or another. But this is foolish as well as muddled. It is foolish because left-of-centre parties will always be able to outbid right-of-centre ones in this auction - after all, that is why they are on the left in the first place. The muddle arises because once we concede that public spending and taxation are a necessary evil we have lost sight of the core values of freedom. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 Adam Smith's 'invisible hand' is not above sudden, disturbing, movements. Since its inception, capitalism has known slumps and recessions, bubble and froth; no one has yet dis-invented the business cycle, and probably no one will; and what Schumpeter famously called the 'gales of creative destruction' still roar mightily from time to time. To lament these things is ultimately to lament the bracing blast of freedom itself. 
Author: Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Nationality: British
b. 13 October 1925
  
 In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 While the U.S. may preach democracy and freedom for all, the U.S. has a history of promoting, supporting and allying itself with non-democratic and repressive organizations and states. 
Author: Noam Chomsky
Nationality: American
b. 7 December 1928
  
 I needed freedom to really express myself. That's really what Justified is about. 
Author: Justin Timberlake
Nationality: American
b. 31 January 1981
  
 Because we have baptized in this world and are in communion with this heavenly love, we feel that we are divine creatures, that we are free, and that we have been ordained for the emancipation of humanity, which has remained a victim of the instinctive laws of unconscious existence. Absolute freedom and absolute love - that is our aim; the freeing of humanity and the whole world-that is our purpose. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Absolute rejection of every Literatureity including that which sacrifices freedom for the convenience of the state. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 They - the Marxists - maintain that only a dictatorship - their dictatorship, of course - can create the will of the people, while our answer to this is. No dictatorship can have any other aim but that of self-perpetuation, and it can beget only slavery in the people tolerating it. Freedom can be created only by freedom, that is, by a universal rebellion on the part of the people and free organization of the toiling masses from the bottom up. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Anarchism or freedom is the aim, while the state and dictatorship is the means, and so, in order to free the masses, they have first to be enslaved. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Absolute freedom and absolute love - that is our aim; the freeing of humanity and the whole world - that is our purpose. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 The freedom of all is essential to my freedom.  
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money. 
Author: Johnny Carson
Nationality: American
b. 23 October 1925  - d. 23 January 2005
  
 I love working with the quartet. I have more freedom and flexibility. 
Author: Boz Scaggs
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1944
  
 I loved you, so I drew these tides of men into my hands and wrote my will across the sky in stars To gain you Freedom, the seven-pillared worthy house, That your eyes might be shining for me When I came 
Author: Thomas Edward Lawrence
Nationality: British
b. 16 August 1888  - d. 19 May 1935
  
 Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves the enemies of freedom. Countless people dare not say a thing because they know it will be picked up and made a song of by the press. That limits freedom. 
Author: Geoffrey Francis Fisher
Nationality: English
b. 5 May 1887  - d. 15 September 1972
  
 I do not think it is for me, a foreigner, to indicate to the United States the time, the measures, or the men by whom Slavery shall be abolished. Still, as the persevering enemy of despotism everywhere, and under all its forms, I am pained and astonished by the fact that the freest people in the world is, at the present time, almost the only one among civilized and Christian nations which yet maintains personal servitude; and this while serfdom itself is about disappearing, where it has not already disappeared, from the most degraded nations of Europe. An old and sincere friend of America, I am uneasy at seeing Slavery retard her progress, tarnish her glory, furnish arms to her detractors, compromise the future career of the Union which is the guaranty of her safety and greatness, and point out beforehand to her, to all her enemies, the spot where they are to strike. As a man, too, I am moved at the spectacle of man's degradation by man, and I hope to see the day when the law will grant equal civil liberty to all the inhabitants of the same empire, as God accords the freedom of the will, without distinction, to the dwellers upon earth. 
Author: Alexis de Tocqueville
Nationality: French
b. 29 July 1805  - d. 16 April 1859
  
 Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one. 
Author: A. J. Liebling
Nationality: American
b. 18 October 1904  - d. 28 December 1963
  
 The United States is the world's best hope, but if you fetter her in the interests and quarrels of other nations, if you tangle her in the intrigues of Europe, you will destroy her powerful good, and endanger her very existence. Leave her to march freely through the centuries to come, as in the years that have gone. Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance; this great land of ordered liberty. For if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin. 
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
Nationality: American
b. 12 May 1850  - d. 9 November 1924
  
 May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. 
Author: Peter Marshall
Nationality: American
b. 30 March 1930
  
 Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom 
Author: F. A. von Hayek
Nationality: Austrian
b. 8 May 1899  - d. 23 March 1992
  
 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. 
Author: F. A. von Hayek
Nationality: Austrian
b. 8 May 1899  - d. 23 March 1992
  
 We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice. 
Author: F. A. von Hayek
Nationality: Austrian
b. 8 May 1899  - d. 23 March 1992
  
 Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe Roth runs Disney right now - he gave me the go-ahead and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do. 
Author: Tim Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1958
  
 My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom. 
Author: Tim Robbins
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1958
  
 Bush sees the evil as out there in the wider world, residing in people who 'hate freedom'. Look at his immediate response to the pictures of prisoner abuse; this is not what Americans do, these are not our values. 
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 Bush is morally a universalist. For instance, he says the freedom is good, the same thing is good, all over the world. So in that sense he's a universalist.  
Author: Peter Singer
Nationality: Australian   
 I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important. 
Author: Nina Simone
Nationality: African-American
b. 21 February 1933  - d. 21 April 2003
  
 I really feel that the talent I have is acting. Freedom and the possibility of play - that is what I like to have. 
Author: Jacqueline Bisset
Nationality: English
b. 13 September 1944
  
 The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people. 
Author: Dan Louis Castellaneta
Nationality: American
b. 29 October 1957
  
 The proletariat uses the State not in the interests of freedom but in order to hold down its adversaries, and as soon as it becomes possible to speak of freedom the State as such ceases to exist 
Author: Friedrich Engels
Nationality: German
b. 28 December 1820  - d. 5 August 1895
  
 A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. 
Author: Bob Dylan
Nationality: American
b. 24 May 1941
  
 I try to give the media as many confusing images as I can to retain my freedom. What's real is for my children and the people I live with. 
Author: Sting
Nationality: English
b. 2 October 1951
  
 One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like. 
Author: Sting
Nationality: English
b. 2 October 1951
  
 If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails. 
Author: Leo Buscaglia
Nationality: American
b. 31 March 1924  - d. 11 June 1998
  
 Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. 
Author: Frank Patrick Herbert
Nationality: American
b. 8 October 1920  - d. 11 February 1986
  
 Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery. 
Author: Frank Patrick Herbert
Nationality: American
b. 8 October 1920  - d. 11 February 1986
  
 What most clearly characterizes true freedom and its true employment is its misemployment. 
Author: Georg Cristoph Lichtenberg
Nationality: German
b. 1 July 1742  - d. 24 February 1799
  
 Hungary is, in a word, in a state of WAR against the Hapsburg dynasty, a war of legitimate defence, by which alone it can ever regain independence and freedom. 
Author: Lajos Kossuth
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 19 September 1802  - d. 20 March 1894
  
 Men like me, who merely wish to establish political freedom, will in such circumstances lose all their influence, and others will get influence who may become dangerous to all established interests whatsoever. 
Author: Lajos Kossuth
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 19 September 1802  - d. 20 March 1894
  
 I will not become a Napoleon nor an Alexander, and labour for my own ambition; but I will labour for freedom and for the moral well-being of man. 
Author: Lajos Kossuth
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 19 September 1802  - d. 20 March 1894
  
 The house of Austria has publicly used every effort to deprive the country of its legitimate Independence and Constitution, designing to reduce it to a level with the other provinces long since deprived of all freedom, and to unite all in a common sink of slavery. 
Author: Lajos Kossuth
Nationality: Hungarian
b. 19 September 1802  - d. 20 March 1894
  
 When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state. 
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Nationality: Russian
b. 22 April 1870  - d. 21 January 1924
  
 Everything is foreseen; but freedom of will is given to every man. 
Author: Akiba ben Joseph
Nationality: Palestinian
b. December 50  - d.  December 135
  
 But our society - unlike most in the world - presuppose that freedom and liberty are in frame of reference that makes the individual, not the government, the keeper of his tastes, beliefs, and ideas. That is the philosophy of the First Amendment; and it is the article of faith that sets us apart from most nations in the world. 
Author: William O. Douglas
Nationality: American
b. 16 October 1898  - d. 19 January 1980
  
 The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials, and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections. 
Author: Robert H. Jackson
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1954
  
 The effect of the religious freedom Amendment to our Constitution was to take every form of propagation of religion out of the realm of things which could directly or indirectly be made public business, and thereby be supported in whole or in part at taxpayers' expense. That is a difference which the Constitution sets up between religion and almost every other subject matter of legislation, a difference which goes to the very root of religious freedom. This freedom was first in the Bill of Rights because it was first in the forefathers' minds; it was set forth in absolute terms, and its strength is its rigidity. It was intended not only to keep the states' hands out of religion, but to keep religion's hands off the state, and, above all, to keep bitter religious controversy out of public life by denying to every denomination any advantage from getting control of public policy or the public purse. 
Author: Robert H. Jackson
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1954
  
 The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press, is that we must put up with a good deal of rubbish. 
Author: Robert H. Jackson
Nationality: American
b. December 1892  - d.  December 1954
  
 At the same time, freedom of trade regardless of political control is diminishing the comparative value of extension of territory. 
Author: Elihu Root
Nationality: American
b. 15 February 1845  - d. 7 February 1937
  
 You may separate slavery from South Carolina, and the state will still remain; but if you subvert freedom there, the state will cease to exist. 
Author: William Henry Seward
Nationality: American
b. 16 May 1801  - d. 10 October 1872
  
 There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail. 
Author: Erich Fromm
Nationality: American
b. 23 March 1900  - d. 18 March 1980
  
 Man should be master of his environment, not its slave. That is what freedom means. 
Author: Anthony Eden
Nationality: British
b. 12 June 1897  - d. 14 January 1977
  
 Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you. 
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Nationality: French
b. 21 June 1905  - d. 15 April 1980
  
 No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily. 
Author: André Breton
Nationality: French
b. 19 February 1896  - d. 28 September 1966
  
 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. 
Author: Marilyn Monroe
Nationality: American
b. 1 June 1926  - d. 5 August 1962
  
 I'm not a drug addict. My wild period wasn't about drugs; it was about sexual freedom.  
Author: Calvin Klein
Nationality: American
b. 12 November 1942
  
 Freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant, government will take it all away. Individual freedom demands individual responsibility. 
Author: Lyn Nofziger
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1924  - d. 27 March 2006
  
 I think the American people have become more reliant upon government and less reliant upon themselves and that they now tend to put security ahead of freedom, but I think freedom is the most important aspect of our lives. 
Author: Lyn Nofziger
Nationality: American
b. 8 June 1924  - d. 27 March 2006
  
 And when they do spin out of control there are important ramifications that affect America, not just its direct national interest but its broader interests as a nation which has thought of itself as a beacon to other nations, of freedom, liberty, democracy, whatever. 
Author: John Pomfret
Nationality: American   
 O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain, For purple mountain majesties Above the fruited plain. America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea. O beautiful for pilgrim feet Whose stern impassion'd stress A thorough?fare for freedom beat Across the wilderness. America! America! God mend thine ev'ry flaw, Confirm thy soul in self control, Thy liberty in law. O beautiful for heroes prov'd In liberating strife, Who more than self their country lov'd And mercy more than life. America! America! May God thy gold reflne Till all success be nobleness, And ev'ry gain divine. O beautiful for patriot dream That sees beyond the years, Thine alabaster cities gleam, Undimmed by human tears. America! America! God shed His grace on thee, And crown thy good with brotherhood From sea to shining sea.  
Author: Katherine Lee Bates
Nationality: American
b. 12 August 1859  - d. 28 March 1929
  
 Tyranny is always better organised than freedom. 
Author: Charles Peguy
Nationality: French
b. 7 January 1873  - d. 5 September 1914
  
 Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of the utmost consequence. 
Author: William Falconer
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1732  - d.  December 1769
  
 Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was. 
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Nationality: English
b. 11 September 1885  - d. 2 March 1930
  
 We know that the people of Canada are independent, freedom-loving folks who are willing to work for the things they would like to have. 
Author: Charles E. Wilson
Nationality: American
b. 18 July 1890  - d. 26 September 1961
  
 It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom. 
Author: Quentin Crisp
Nationality: English
b. 25 December 1908  - d. 21 November 1999
  
 We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech. 
Author: Boyle Roche
Nationality: Irish
b. December 1736  - d. 5 June 1807
  
 One thing's for sure, in the war between freedom and fear, our side is going to have better t-shirts. 
Author: Dave Winer
Nationality: American
b. 2 May 1955
  
 Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form. 
Author: Wilhelm von Humboldt
Nationality: German
b. 22 June 1767  - d. 8 April 1835
  
 Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it. 
Author: Germaine Greer
Nationality: Australian
b. 29 January 1939
  
 The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere. 
Author: George Meredith
Nationality: English
b. 12 February 1828  - d. 18 May 1909
  
 Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom. 
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Nationality: French
b. 12 December 1821  - d. 8 May 1880
  
 Men must stop being jealous of their power and generously allow freedom and responsibility to others. The reward is harmonious families and society.  
Author: Delphine de Girardin
Nationality: French
b. 24 January 1804  - d. 29 June 1855
  
 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. 
Author: Marcel Proust
Nationality: French
b. 10 July 1871  - d. 18 November 1922
  
 All the preparations of reason, therefore, in what may be called pure philosophy, are in reality directed to those three problems only - God, the soul, and freedom. However, these three elements in themselves still hold independent, proportional, objective weight individually. Moreover, in a collective relational context; namely, to know what ought to be done: if the will is free, if there is a God, and if there is a future world. As this concerns our actions with reference to the highest aims of life, we see that the ultimate intention of nature in her wise provision was really, in the constitution of our reason, directed to moral interests only. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 Human freedom is realised in the adoption of humanity as an end in itself, for the one thing that no-one can be compelled to do by another is to adopt a particular end. 
Author: Immanuel Kant
Nationality: German
b. 22 April 1724  - d. 12 February 1804
  
 As a boy, I believed freedom for America meant freedom for me. There was a time I believed every word spoken. 
Author: Barry White
Nationality: American
b. 12 September 1944  - d. 4 July 2003
  
 Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. 
Author: Moshe Dayan
Nationality: Israeli
b. 20 May 1915  - d. 16 October 1981
  
 I am a person who has never used violence himself. My present opinion is that people who have obtained the ballot should use it and solve their problems in that way. In the case of peoples who have not obtained the ballot, and who cannot control their states, I again find in my own mind a division of opinion, which is not logical, but purely a rough practical judgment. My own forefathers got their political freedom by violence; that is to say, they overthrew the British crown and made themselves a free Republic. Also by violence they put an end to the enslavement of the black race on this continent. 
Author: Upton Sinclair
Nationality: American
b. 20 September 1878  - d. 25 November 1968
  
 Freedom is like drink. If you take any at all, you might as well take enough to make you happy for a while. 
Author: Finley Peter Dunne
Nationality: American
b. 10 July 1867  - d. 24 April 1936
  
 We are free, we are civilised, to little purpose, if we grudge to any portion of the human race an equal measure of freedom and civilisation. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom. 
Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nationality: English
b. 25 October 1800  - d. 28 December 1859
  
 It was on the night of the 27th of June, 1787, between the hours of eleven and twelve, that I wrote the last lines of the last page in a summer-house in my garden. I will not dissemble the first emotions of joy on the recovery of my freedom; and perhaps the establishment of my fame. But my pride was soon humbled, and a sober melancholy was spread over my mind by the idea that I had taken my everlasting leave of an old and agreeable friend. 
Author: Edward Gibbon
Nationality: English
b. 27 April 1737  - d. 16 January 1794
  
 It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing. 
Author: Herodotus
Nationality: Greek
b. December 484  - d.  December 425
  
 But sea power has never led to despotism. The nations that have enjoyed sea power even for a brief period - Athens, Scandinavia, the Netherlands, England, the United States - are those that have preserved freedom for themselves and have given it to others. Of the despotism to which unrestrained military power leads we have plenty of examples from Alexander to Mao. 
Author: Samuel Eliot Morison
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1887  - d. 15 May 1976
  
 Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it. 
Author: Publius Cornelius Tacitus
Nationality: Roman
b. December 56  - d.  December 117
  
 I'm for morality, but morality goes beyond sex to human freedom and social justice. We as clergy know so very little to speak with authority on the Panama Canal or superiority of armaments. Evangelists cannot be closely identified with any particular party or person. We have to stand in the middle in order to preach to all people, right and left. I haven't been faithful to my own advice in the past. I will be in the future. 
Author: Billy Graham
Nationality: American
b. 7 November 1918
  
 He hath freedom whoso beareth clean and constant heart within. 
Author: Quintus Ennius
Nationality: Roman
b. December 239  - d.  December 169
  
 Where there's no fight for it there's no freedom. What is it Spinoza says? If the state acts in ways that are abhorrent to human nature it's the lesser evil to destroy it. 
Author: Bernard Malamud
Nationality: American
b. 26 April 1914  - d. 18 March 1986
  
 Education as the practice of freedom - as opposed to education as the practice of domination - denies that man is abstract, isolated, independent and unattached to the world; it also denies that the world exists as reality apart from people. Authentic reflection considers neither abstract man nor the world without people, but people in their relations with the world. In these relations consciousness and world are simultaneous: consciousness neither precedes the world nor follows it. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 The dialogical character of education as the practice of freedom does not begin when the teacher-student meets with the students-teachers in pedagogical situation, but rather when the former first asks herself or himself what she or he will dialogue with the latter about. 
Author: Paulo Freire
Nationality: Brazilian
b. 19 September 1921  - d. 2 May 1997
  
 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. 
Author: Milton Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1912  - d. 16 November 2006
  
 Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence. 
Author: Milton Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1912  - d. 16 November 2006
  
 The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom. 
Author: Milton Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1912  - d. 16 November 2006
  
 Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. 
Author: Milton Friedman
Nationality: American
b. 31 July 1912  - d. 16 November 2006
  
 We must also win really sufficient and, above all, practical, guarantees for the freedom of the seas and for the further fulfilment of our economic and political tasks throughout the world. 
Author: Bernhard von Bülow
Nationality: German
b. 3 May 1849  - d. 28 October 1929
  
 I've found that there is always some beauty left - in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can help you. Look at these things, then find yourself again, and God, and then you regain your balance. 
Author: Anne Frank
Nationality: German
b. 12 June 1929  - d.  March 1945
  
 If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow.  
Author: William Lyon Phelps
Nationality: American
b. 2 January 1865  - d. 21 August 1943
  
 I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 Self-knowledge is no guarantee of happiness, but it is on the side of happiness and can supply the courage to fight for it. Psychiatrists have told me that they give The Second Sex to their women patients to read, and not merely to intellectual women but to lower-middle-class women, to office workers and women working in factories. 'Your book was a great help to me. Your book saved me,' are the words I have read in letters from women of all ages and all walks of life. If my book has helped women, it is because it expressed them, and they in their turn gave it its truth. Thanks to them, it is no longer a matter for scandal and concern. During these last ten years the myths that men created have crumbled, and many women writers have gone beyond me and have been far more daring than I. Too many of them for my taste take sexuality as their only theme; but at least when they write about it they now present themselves as the eye-that-looks, as subject, consciousness, freedom. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 In spite of so many stubborn lies, at every moment, at every opportunity, the truth comes to light, the truth of life and death, of my solitude and my bond with the world, of my freedom and my servitude, of the insignificance and the sovereign importance of each man and all men. There was Stalingrad and there was Buchenwald, and neither of the two wipes out the other. Since we do not succeed in fleeing it, let us therefore try to look the truth in the face. Let us try to assume our fundamental ambiguity. It is in the knowledge of the genuine conditions of our life that we must draw our strength to live and our reason for acting. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 From the very beginning, existentialism defined itself as a philosophy of ambiguity. It was by affirming the irreducible character of ambiguity that Kierkegaard opposed himself to Hegel, and it is by ambiguity that, in our own generation, Sartre, in Being and Nothingness, fundamentally defined man, that being whose being is not to be, that subjectivity which realizes itself only as a presence in the world, that engaged freedom, that surging of the for-oneself which is immediately given for others. But it is also claimed that existentialism is a philosophy of the absurd and of despair. It encloses man in a sterile anguish, in an empty subjectivity. It is incapable of furnishing him with any principle for making choices. Let him do as he pleases. In any case, the game is lost. Does not Sartre declare, in effect, that man is a 'useless passion,' that he tries in vain to realize the synthesis of the for-oneself and the in-oneself, to make himself God? It is true. But it is also true that the most optimistic ethics have all begun by emphasizing the element of failure involved in the condition of man; without failure, no ethics; for a being who, from the very start, would be an exact co-incidence with himself, in a perfect plenitude, the notion of having-to-be would have no meaning. One does not offer an ethics to a God. It is impossible to propose any to man if one defines him as nature, as something given. The so-called psychological or empirical ethics manage to establish themselves only by introducing surreptitiously some flaw within the manthing which they have first defined. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 To will freedom and to will to disclose being are one and the same choice; hence, freedom takes a positive and constructive step which causes being to pass to existence in a movement which is constantly surpassed. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 Science condemns itself to failure when, yielding to the infatuation of the serious, it aspires to attain being, to contain it, and to possess it; but it finds its truth if it considers itself as a free engagement of thought in the given, aiming, at each discovery, not at fusion with the thing, but at the possibility of new discoveries; what the mind then projects is the concrete accomplishment of its freedom. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 I was obliged to retract, like a good Catholic, this opinion of mine; and as a punishment my dialogue was prohibited; and after five months being dismissed from Rome (at the time that the city of Florence was infected with plague), the habitation which with generous pity was assigned to me, was that of the dearest friend I had in Siena, Monsignor the Archbishop Piccolomini, whose most agreeable conversation I enjoyed with such quite and satisfaction of mind, that having there resumed my studies, I discovered and demonstrated a great number on the mechanical conclusions on the resistance of solids...after about five months, the pestilence having ceased, the confinement of that house was changed by His Holiness for the freedom of the country so agreeable to me, whence I returned to the villa of Bellosguardo, and afterwards to Arcetri, where I still breathe salubrious air near my dear native-country Florence. 
Author: Galileo Galilei
Nationality: Italian
b. 15 February 1564  - d. 8 January 1642
  
 The brotherhood of man is evoked by particular men according to their circumstances. But it seldom extends to all men. In the name of our freedom and our brotherhood we are prepared to blow up the other half of mankind and to be blown up in our turn. 
Author: R. D. Laing
Nationality: Scottish
b. 7 October 1927  - d. 23 August 1989
  
 Implicit in the term 'national defense' is the notion of defending those values and ideals which set this Nation apart. For almost two centuries, our country has taken singular pride in the democratic ideals enshrined in its Constitution, and the most cherished of those ideals have found expression in the First Amendment. It would indeed be ironic if, in the name of national defense, we would sanction the subversion of one of those liberties - the freedom of association - which makes the defense of the Nation worthwhile. 
Author: Earl Warren
Nationality: American
b. December 1891  - d.  December 1974
  
 I have since deeply regretted the removal order and my own testimony advocating it, because it was not in keeping with our American concept of freedom and the rights of citizens. Whenever I thought of the innocent little children who were torn from home, school friends and congenial surroundings, I was conscience-stricken. 
Author: Earl Warren
Nationality: American
b. December 1891  - d.  December 1974
  
 Between the weak and the strong, it is freedom which oppresses and the law which sets free. 
Author: Jean Baptiste Lacordaire
Nationality: French
b. 12 May 1802  - d. 21 November 1861
  
 Whilst you pursue with joy and sorrow the formation of the modern society, one of your children, Christian by faith, Father by traditional anointing of the Catholic Church, comes to reclaim from you his part in the freedoms that you have conquered and for which he himself has prayed. I am responsible to an authority which is the Queen of the world, which from time immemorial has proscribed laws, has made others, on which the charters themselves depend and whose stoppages, unaware of a day, end soon or late by executing themselves. It is to public opinion that I ask for protection and I ask for it against itself, if it needs it. 
Author: Jean Baptiste Lacordaire
Nationality: French
b. 12 May 1802  - d. 21 November 1861
  
 Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 Freedom is a possession of inestimable value. 
Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Nationality: Roman
b. 3 January 106  - d. 7 December 43
  
 There was only the choice between Communism and Hitler, and I will tell you why Hitler won. People will not give up religion, rights, freedom of personality, the opportunity to develop by individual effort - which includes private property. And the other reason for Hitler's winning is that if a whole people is treated as the Germans were, everyone will say, 'Are we worse people than others? Are we of a minor race?' Just as every single individual needs and must have self-respect, just as every family is proud of decent traditions, so every nation wants to maintain her individual manner, culture, language, and customs. It was in these respects that Communism failed. The Communists said that God was nonsense and stupidity and preached internationalism without maintaining the natural national feelings of a nation. 
Author: Hjalmar Schacht
Nationality: German
b. 22 January 1877  - d. 3 June 1970
  
 If we confuse dissent with disloyalty - if we deny the right of the individual to be wrong, unpopular, eccentric or unorthodox - if we deny the essence of racial equality, then hundreds of millions in Asia and Africa who are shopping about for a new allegiance will conclude that we are concerned to defend a myth and our present privileged status. Every act that denies or limits the freedom of the individual in this country costs us the, confidence of men and women who aspire to that freedom and independence of which we speak and for which our ancestors fought. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 We proclaim ourselves as indeed we are: The defenders of freedom, wherever it continues to exist in the world. But we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men - not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular. This is no time for men who oppose Senator McCarthy's methods to keep silent, or for those who approve. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of a republic to abdicate his responsibilities. As a nation we have come into our full inheritance at a tender age. We proclaim ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom, wherever it continues to exist in the world, but we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. 
Author: Ed Murrow
Nationality: American
b. 25 April 1908  - d. 27 April 1965
  
 Government seems to operate on the principle that if even one individual is incapable of using his freedom competently, no one can be allowed to be free. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 Immigrants used to come to America seeking freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom from government. Now they come looking for free health care, free education, and a free lunch. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 The American heritage was one of individual liberty, personal responsibility and freedom from government. Unfortunately, that heritage has been lost. Americans no longer have the freedom to direct their own lives. Today, it is the government that is free - free to do whatever it wants. There is no subject, no issue, no matter that is not subject to legislation. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 The income tax has destroyed the concept of financial privacy. It has demolished the idea that a man's home is his castle. It has provided unlimited funding for politicians to wreck lives and property. It has forced one-earner families to become two-earner households, leading to decreased parental supervision of children; loss of family values, and increased crime, promiscuity and drug use. So long as the government has the power to invade our lives, rummage through our records, and take what it wants from our income, we will have only as much freedom and take-home pay as the politicians condescend to let us have. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 Whatever the issue, let freedom offer us a hundred choices, instead of having government force one answer on everyone. 
Author: Harry Browne
Nationality: American
b. 17 June 1933  - d. 1 March 2006
  
 Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving to the citizen as much freedom of action and of being, as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner. 
Author: James Fenimore Cooper
Nationality: American
b. 15 September 1789  - d. 14 September 1851
  
 The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. 
Author: Maximilien François Marie Isidore de Robespierre
Nationality: French
b. 6 May 1758  - d. 28 July 1794
  
 For many minutes, for many hours, for a bleak eternity, he lay awake, shivering, reduced to primitive terror, comprehending that he had won freedom, and wondering what he could do with anything so unknown and so embarrassing as freedom. 
Author: Sinclair Lewis
Nationality: American
b. 7 February 1885  - d. 10 January 1951
  
 Once a man has tasted freedom he will never be content to be a slave. That is why I believe that this frightfulness we see everywhere today is only temporary. Tomorrow will be better for as long as America keeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better life. All men will want to be free and share our way of life. There must be so much that I should have said, but haven't. What I will say now is just what most of us are probably thinking every day. I thank God and America for the right to live and raise my family under the flag of tolerance, democracy and freedom. 
Author: Walt Disney
Nationality: American
b. 5 December 1901  - d. 15 December 1966
  
 It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation. 
Author: Camille Paglia
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1947
  
 Pornography is human imagination in tense theatrical action; its violations are a protest against the violations of our freedom by nature. 
Author: Camille Paglia
Nationality: American
b. 2 April 1947
  
 To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power. 
Author: Norman Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1884  - d.  December 1968
  
 To us Americans much has been given; of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power. 
Author: Norman Thomas
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1884  - d.  December 1968
  
 People have so many hang-ups about how other people live their lives. People always want to keep you in a little box or they need to label you and fix you in time and location. I feel a greater fluidity here. People are much more willing to accept that nothing is permanent, everything is changeable so there is freedom and I do need to live where I can be free. 
Author: Alice Malsenior Walker
Nationality: American
b. December 1944
  
 Laws can embody standards; governments can enforce laws - but the final task is not a task for government. It is a task for each and every one of us. Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted - when we tolerate what we know to be wrong - when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy, or too frightened - when we fail to speak up and speak out - we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice. 
Author: Robert F. Kennedy
Nationality: American
b. 20 November 1925  - d. 6 June 1968
  
 The Marxists maintain that only a dictatorship - their dictatorship, of course - can create the will of the people, while our answer to this is: No dictatorship can have any other aim but that of self-perpetuation, and it can beget only slavery in the people tolerating it; freedom can be created only by freedom, that is, by a universal rebellion on the part of the people and free organization of the toiling masses from the bottom up. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Anarchism or freedom is the aim, while the state and dictatorship is the means, Freedom, Dictatorshipand so, in order to free the masses, they have first to be enslaved. 
Author: Mikhail Bakunin
Nationality: Russian
b. 30 May 1814  - d. 1 July 1876
  
 Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. 
Author: George Washington Carver
Nationality: American
b. January 1864  - d. 5 January 1943
  
 Youth - nothing else worth having in the world and I had youth, the transitory, the fugitive, now, completely and abundantly. Yet what was I going to do with it? Certainly not squander its gold on the commonplace quest for riches and respectability, and then secretly lament the price that had to be paid for these futile ideals. Let those who wish have their respectability - I wanted freedom, freedom to indulge in whatever caprice struck my fancy, freedom to search in the farthermost corners of the earth for the beautiful, the joyous and the romantic. 
Author: Richard Halliburton
Nationality: American
b. 9 January 1900  - d. 24 March 1939
  
 The background of my early thinking was a German home in which the ideals of the revolution of 1848 were a living force. My father, liberal, but not active in public affairs; my mother, idealistic, with a lively interest in public matters; the founder about 1854 of the kindergarten in my home town, devoted to science. My parents had broken through the shackles of dogma. My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom. 
Author: Franz Boas
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1858  - d. 21 December 1942
  
 Democracy and freedom will be the theme of every broadcast and editorial - but democracy and freedom in a strictly Pickwickian sense. 
Author: Aldous Huxley
Nationality: English
b. 26 July 1894  - d. 22 November 1963
  
 I think I should refer to the Threshold Of A Dream album cover where there's a metallic, robot-type entity clutching different, various life forms and squeezing tight representing freedom of thought and expression and creativity. That certainly says alot about what the record business is like today. There's this old saying that, 'all business is show business' and that's true and if you see what's happening in show business it's happening everywhere else. The people who are running the record companies are not running the record companies because they love music, they're running them because they love the stock market. Nothing's related to it's intention anymore. We've all become just pawns in their big financial game. 
Author: Mike Pinder
Nationality: English
b. 27 December 1941
  
 And should think freedom more to prize, than all the gold in world that is. 
Author: John Barbour
Nationality: Scottish
b. December 1316  - d. 13 March 1395
  
 Freedom and responsibility. 
Author: Carl Becker
Nationality: American
b. December 1873  - d.  December 1945
  
 Freedom and responsibility. - Carl L. Becker 
Author: Famous Misquotations
Nationality: American   
 The stability of the internal medium is a primary condition for the freedom and independence of certain living bodies in relation to the environment surrounding them. 
Author: Claude Bernard
Nationality: French
b. 12 July 1813  - d. 10 February 1878
  
 My soul has gained the freedom of the night. 
Author: Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
Nationality: English
b. 26 February 1897  - d. 7 April 1945
  
 There are two things to which I am devoted: absolute academic and spiritual freedom, and the subordination of the state to the interests of the individual; expressed in other forms, the furthering of conditions in which the individual can develop to the best of his ability - as far as it is possible with a full understanding of the fetters imposed upon us by tradition; and the fight against all forms of power policy of states or private organizations. This means a devotion to principles of true democracy. I object to teaching of slogans intended to befog the mind, of whatever kind they may be. 
Author: Franz Boas
Nationality: American
b. 9 July 1858  - d. 21 December 1942
  
 There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free. 
Author: Walter Cronkite
Nationality: American
b. 4 November 1916
  
 The one impulse in man which cannot be erased is his impulse toward freedom, his impulse toward sanity, toward higher levels of attainment in all of his endeavors. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 Scientology is used to increase spiritual freedom, intelligence, ability and to produce immortality. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 Freedom is for honest people. No man who is not himself honest can be free - he is in his own trap. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 All mankind lives and each man strives by codes of conduct mutually agreed. Perhaps these codes are good, perhaps they're bad, it's only evident they're codes. Mores bind the race. Co-action then occurs. Thought and motion in accord. A oneness then of purpose and survival so results. But now against that code there is transgression. And so because the code was held, whatever code it was, and man sought comfort in man's company, he held back his deed and so entered then the bourne in which no being laughs or has a freedom in his heart. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 The freedom of an individual depends upon that individual's freedom to alter his considerations of space, energy, time and life and his roles in it. If he cannot change his mind about these, he is then fixed and enslaved amidst barriers such as those of the physical universe, and barriers of his own creation. Man thus is seen to be enslaved by barriers of his own creation. He creates these barriers himself, or by agreeing with things which hold these barriers to be actual. 
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Nationality: American
b. 13 March 1911  - d. 24 February 1986
  
 This tape is not copyrighted, it is not patented, and it is not trademarked. You are free to use this information or this tape in any way that you please. Freedom and independence is what it is all about now, and you therefore may exercise your own prerogatives regarding this tape. I will however simply state that it is true and factual and as so many other people have done in the past you will find that your own reality, your own perception and your own awarenesses over the years will prove what I am talking about in this tape as true. 
Author: Ronald DeWolf
Nationality: American
b. 7 May 1934
  
 America is a great country. It has many shortcomings, many social inequalities, and it's tragic that the problem of the blacks wasn't solved fifty or even a hundred years ago, but it's still a great country, a country full of opportunities, of freedom! Does it seem nothing to you to be able to say what you like, even against the government, the Establishment? 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 Fashion is an imposition, a rein on freedom. 
Author: Golda Meir
Nationality: Israeli
b. 3 May 1898  - d. 8 December 1978
  
 The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse. 
Author: Jules Renard
Nationality: French
b. 22 February 1864  - d. 22 May 1910
  
 To me personally, and those who shared the experience of being political prisoners, the Red Cross was a beacon of humanity within the dark inhumane world of political imprisonment. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Our resort to the armed struggle in 1960 with the formation of the military wing of the ANC (Umkhonto we Sizwe) was a purely defensive action against the violence of apartheid. The factors which necessitated the armed struggle still exist today. We have no option but to continue. We express the hope that a climate conducive to a negotiated settlement would be created soon, so that there may no longer be the need for the armed struggle. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Tonight I am reaching out to every single South African, black and white, from the very depths of my being. A white man, full of prejudice and hate, came to our country and committed a deed so foul that our whole nation now teeters on the brink of disaster. A white woman, of Afrikaner origin, risked her life so that we may know, and bring to justice, this assassin. The cold-blooded murder of Chris Hani has sent shock waves throughout the country and the world. ... Now is the time for all South Africans to stand together against those who, from any quarter, wish to destroy what Chris Hani gave his life for – the freedom of all of us. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 This group can speak freely and boldly, working both publicly and behind the scenes on whatever actions need to be taken", Mandela commented. "Together we will work to support courage where there is fear, foster agreement where there is conflict, and inspire hope where there is despair. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 There are many people who feel that it is useless and futile for us to continue talking peace and non-violence - against a government whose only reply is savage attacks on an unarmed and defenceless people. And I think the time has come for us to consider, in the light of our experiences at this day at home, whether the methods which we have applied so far are adequate. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.  
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 The UN took a strong stand against apartheid; and over the years, an international consensus was built, which helped to bring an end to this iniquitous system. But we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 The ANC has never at any period of its history advocated a revolutionary change in the economic structure of the country, nor has it, to the best of my recollection, ever condemned capitalist society. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Friends, Comrades and fellow South Africans. I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom for all. I stand here before you not as a prophet but as a humble servant of you, the people. Your tireless and heroic sacrifices have made it possible for me to be here today. I therefore place the remaining years of my life in your hands. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Our march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way. Universal suffrage on a common voters' roll in a united, democratic and non-racial South Africa is the only way to peace and racial harmony. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 The value of our shared reward will and must be measured by the joyful peace which will triumph, because the common humanity that bonds both black and white into one human race, will have said to each one of us that we shall all live like the children of paradise. Thus shall we live, because we will have created a society which recognises that all people are born equal, with each entitled in equal measure to life, liberty, prosperity, human rights and good governance. Such a society should never allow again that there should be prisoners of conscience nor that any person's human right should be violated. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 The calm and tolerant atmosphere that prevailed during the elections depicts the type of South Africa we can build. It set the tone for the future. We might have our differences, but we are one people with a common destiny in our rich variety of culture, race and tradition. People have voted for the party of their choice and we respect that. This is democracy. I hold out a hand of friendship to the leaders of all parties and their members, and ask all of them to join us in working together to tackle the problems we face as a nation. An ANC government will serve all the people of South Africa, not just ANC members. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Now is the time for celebration, for South Africans to join together to celebrate the birth of democracy. I raise a glass to you all for working so hard to achieve what can only be called a small miracle. Let our celebrations be in keeping with the mood set in the elections, peaceful, respectful and disciplined, showing we are a people ready to assume the responsibilities of government. I promise that I will do my best to be worthy of the faith and confidence you have placed in me and my organisation, the African National Congress. Let us build the future together, and toast a better life for all South Africans. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Today we are entering a new era for our country and its people. Today we celebrate not the victory of a party, but a victory for all the people of South Africa. Our country has arrived at a decision. Among all the parties that contested the elections, the overwhelming majority of South Africans have mandated the African National Congress to lead our country into the future. The South Africa we have struggled for, in which all our people, be they African, Coloured, Indian or White, regard themselves as citizens of one nation is at hand. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Ours has been a quest for a constitution freely adopted by the people of South Africa, reflecting their wishes and their aspirations. The struggle for democracy has never been a matter pursued by one race, class, religious community or gender among South Africans. In honouring those who fought to see this day arrive, we honour the best sons and daughters of all our people. We can count amongst them Africans, Coloureds, Whites, Indians, Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Jews - all of them united by a common vision of a better life for the people of this country. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 The task at hand on will not be easy. But you have mandated us to change South Africa from a country in which the majority lived with little hope, to one in which they can live and work with dignity, with a sense of self-esteem and confidence in the future. The cornerstone of building a better life of opportunity, freedom and prosperity is the Reconstruction and Development Programme. This needs unity of purpose. It needs in action. It requires us all to work together to bring an end to division, an end to suspicion and build a nation united in our diversity. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 The people of South Africa have spoken in these elections. They want change! And change is what they will get. Our plan is to create jobs, promote peace and reconciliation, and to guarantee freedom for all South Africans. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Your Majesties, Your Highnesses, Distinguished Guests, Comrades and Friends. Today, all of us do, by our presence here, and by our celebrations in other parts of our country and the world, confer glory and hope to newborn liberty. Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long, must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 No one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens but its lowest ones. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 The victory of democracy in South Africa is the common achievement of all humanity. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 The authorities liked to say that we received a balanced diet; it was indeed balanced - between the unpalatable and the inedible. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 I always knew that someday I would once again feel the grass under my feet and walk in the sunshine as a free man. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 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. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 It was during those long and lonely years that my hunger for the freedom of my own people became a hunger for the freedom of all people, white and black. I knew as well as I knew anything that the oppressor must be liberated just as surely as the oppressed. A man who takes away another man's freedom is a prisoner of hatred, he is locked behind the bars of prejudice and narrow-mindedness. I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else's freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. The oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity. When I walked out of prison, that was my mission, to liberate the oppressed and the oppressor both. Some say that has now been achieved. But I know that that is not the case. The truth is that we are not yet free; we have merely achieved the freedom to be free, the right not to be oppressed. We have not taken the final step of our journey, but the first step on a longer and even more difficult road. 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. The true test of our devotion to freedom is just beginning. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 The Gandhian influence dominated freedom struggles on the African continent right up to the 1960s because of the power it generated and the unity it forged among the apparently powerless. Nonviolence was the official stance of all major African coalitions, and the South African A.N.C. remained implacably opposed to violence for most of its existence. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Gandhi remained committed to nonviolence; I followed the Gandhian strategy for as long as I could, but then there came a point in our struggle when the brute force of the oppressor could no longer be countered through passive resistance alone. We founded Umkhonto we Sizwe and added a military dimension to our struggle. Even then, we chose sabotage because it did not involve the loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Militant action became part of the African agenda officially supported by the Organization of African Unity (O.A.U.) following my address to the Pan-African Freedom Movement of East and Central Africa (PAFMECA) in 1962, in which I stated, "Force is the only language the imperialists can hear, and no country became free without some sort of violence." 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Long live the Cuban Revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro... Cuban internationalists have done so much for African independence, freedom, and justice. We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of a vicious imperialist campaign designed to destroy the advances of the Cuban revolution. We too want to control our destiny... There can be no surrender. It is a case of freedom or death. The Cuban revolution has been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 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. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 The UN was the main reason there has been no World War III and it should make the decisions on how to deal with Iraq. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 If there are dreams about a beautiful South Africa, there are also roads that lead to their goal. Two of these roads could be named Goodness and Forgiveness. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 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. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.  
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. 
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 There is no such thing as part freedom.  
Author: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nationality: South African
b. 18 July 1918
  
 At no time in the past century has public distrust of the government been so broadly distributed across the political spectrum, as it is today. 
Author: Philip Zimmermann
Nationality: American
b. 12 February 1954
  
 A State in the grip of neo-colonialism is not master of its own destiny. It is this factor which makes neo-colonialism such a serious threat to world peace. 
Author: Kwame Nkrumah
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 21 September 1909  - d. 27 April 1972
  
 Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them. 
Author: Kwame Nkrumah
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 21 September 1909  - d. 27 April 1972
  
 Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought. 
Author: Kwame Nkrumah
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 21 September 1909  - d. 27 April 1972
  
 The best way of learning to be an independent sovereign state is to be an independent sovereign state. 
Author: Kwame Nkrumah
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 21 September 1909  - d. 27 April 1972
  
 We prefer self-government with danger to servitude in tranquility. 
Author: Kwame Nkrumah
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 21 September 1909  - d. 27 April 1972
  
 I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men. 
Author: Emiliano Zapata
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 08 August 1879  - d. 10 April 1919
  
 It's better to die upon your feet than to live upon your knees! 
Author: Emiliano Zapata
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 08 August 1879  - d. 10 April 1919
  
 Land and Liberty! 
Author: Emiliano Zapata
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 08 August 1879  - d. 10 April 1919
  
 Ignorance and obscurantism have never produced anything other than flocks of slaves for tyranny. 
Author: Emiliano Zapata
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 08 August 1879  - d. 10 April 1919
  
 The land belongs to those that work it with their own hands. 
Author: Emiliano Zapata
Nationality: Ghanaian
b. 08 August 1879  - d. 10 April 1919
  
 There is a word sweeter than Mother, Home or Heaven. That word is Liberty. 
Author: Matilda Electa Joslyn Gage
Nationality: Native American
b. December 1826  - d.  December 1898
  
 One must never look for happiness: one meets it by the way. 
Author: Isabelle Eberhardt
Nationality: Swiss
b. 17 February 1877  - d. 21 October 1904
  
 We're giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed. 
Author: Glenn Beck
Nationality: Swiss
b. 10 February 1964
  
 Freedom is desirable, if not, would men sacrifice their time, their property and finally their lives in the pursuit of this? 
Author: George Middleton
Nationality: African-American
b. December 1735  - d. 06 April 1815
  
 The only place we were really told to tone it down - where other people would use the word censorship, but I wouldn't - was when we did MTV right after the Beavis and Butt-head thing. 
Author: Penn Jillette
Nationality: African-American
b. 05 March 1955
  
 Freedom is an indivisible word. If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it, we must be prepared to extend it to everyone, whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not, no matter what their race or the color of their skin. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 If we want to talk about freedom, we must mean freedom for others as well as ourselves, and we must mean freedom for everyone inside our frontiers as well as outside. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations, the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so clear they can no longer be ignored. 
Author: Wendell L. Willkie
Nationality: American
b. 18 February 1892  - d. 8 October 1944
  
 The supreme end at which man must aim is freedom - which alone can establish the value of all ends. 
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Nationality: French
b. 9 January 1908  - d. 14 April 1986
  
 Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression. 
Author: Taslima Nasrin
Nationality: Bengali
b. 25 August 1967
  
 I write against the religion because if women want to live like human beings, they will have to live outside the religion and Islamic law. 
Author: Taslima Nasrin
Nationality: Bengali
b. 25 August 1967
  
 I believe that if the silent majority were to protest against those who believe in irrational blind faith - who want to go backwards instead of forward, who are for tradition not innovation, who oppose individualism and plurality of thought - then the world would become a truly civilized world in which to live. 
Author: Taslima Nasrin
Nationality: Bengali
b. 25 August 1967
  
 Nature says women are human beings, men have made religions to deny it. Nature says women are human beings, men cry out no! 
Author: Taslima Nasrin
Nationality: Bengali
b. 25 August 1967
  
 The fundamentalists are increasing. People, afraid to oppose those fundamentalists, shut their mouths. It is really very difficult to make people move against a sensitive issue like religion, which is the source of fundamentalism. 
Author: Taslima Nasrin
Nationality: Bengali
b. 25 August 1967
  
 I don't believe in God. The religion mongers segregate women from the human race, I too am divided, I too am defrauded of my human rights. 
Author: Taslima Nasrin
Nationality: Bengali
b. 25 August 1967
  
 If any religion allows the persecution of the people of different faiths, if any religion keeps women in slavery, if any religion keeps people in ignorance, then I can't accept that religion. 
Author: Taslima Nasrin
Nationality: Bengali
b. 25 August 1967
  
 Women are oppressed in the east, in the west, in the south, in the north. Women are oppressed inside, outside home, a woman is oppressed in religion, she is oppressed outside religion. 
Author: Taslima Nasrin
Nationality: Bengali
b. 25 August 1967
  
 I came from a country where religious fundamentalists, including governmental authorities, denied my freedom to have thoughts that are different from their own. As a punishment, they demanded my execution by hanging. I was forced to leave my own country. I had to pay heavily for the sole reason that I believe in human rights and freedom of expression. 
Author: Taslima Nasrin
Nationality: Bengali
b. 25 August 1967
  
 Koranic teaching still insists that the sun moves around the earth. How can we advance when they teach things like that? 
Author: Taslima Nasrin
Nationality: Bengali
b. 25 August 1967
  
 Religion, society and state - from none of these do women get their proper honour. It is religion which has created an unparalleled disparity between men and women. 
Author: Taslima Nasrin
Nationality: Bengali
b. 25 August 1967
  
 Religion is now the first obstacle to women's advancement. Religion pulls human beings backwards, it goes against science and progressiveness. Religion engulfs people with a fear of the supernatural. It bars people from laughing and never allows people to exercise their choice. 
Author: Taslima Nasrin
Nationality: Bengali
b. 25 August 1967
  
 I don't find any difference between Islam and Islamic fundamentalists. I believe religion is the root, and from the root fundamentalism grows as a poisonous stem. If we remove fundamentalism and keep religion, then one day or another fundamentalism will grow again. I need to say that because some liberals always defend Islam and blame fundamentalists for creating problems. But Islam itself oppresses women. Islam itself doesn't permit democracy and it violates human rights. 
Author: Taslima Nasrin
Nationality: Bengali
b. 25 August 1967
  
 I don't agree with those who think that the conflict is simply between two religions, namely Christianity and Islam. To me, the key conflict is between irrational blind faith and rational, logical minds. 
Author: Taslima Nasrin
Nationality: Bengali
b. 25 August 1967
  




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