Freedom Quotes

Mortimer adle - freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary...
James arthur baldwin - freedom is not something that anybody can be...
They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.
Kahil Gibran, Spirits Rebellious
Walter lippmann - when men are brought face to face with their...
America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well - wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.
John Quincy Adams
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - But that could change.
Dan Quayle, 5/22/89
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
Bergen Evans
The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.
David Riesman
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I want freedom for the full expression on my personality.
Mahatma Gandhi
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Mahatma Gandhi
Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.
John Adams
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
William Pitt
People can be in general pretty well trusted, of course - - with the clock of their freedom ticking as loud as it seems to do here - - To keep an eye on the fleeting hour.
Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Fifth, Chapter 2
Only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom.
William James
We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves; that is our only commitment to others.
John F. Kennedy
Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom.
Benjamin Cardozo
Freedom and indedendence form my character.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Founder of modern Turkey 24. 04. 1921
In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth.
Susanne Lange
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.
James Madison
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.
Robert Jackson
We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice.
Friedrich August von Hayek
History suggests that Capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom.
Milton Friedman
Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.
A. J. Liebling
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
Albert Camus
Europe is spreading its wings. In freedom. In prosperity. And in peace. It is a truly proud moment for the European Union. It is a triumph for liberty and democracy. To our new members I say: ? Warmly welcome to our family?. Our new Europe is born.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, (Prime Minister of Denmark) Family photo after the European Council meeting in Copenhagen, 13 December 20
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just... in between. I want the freedom to try everything.
Jim Morrison
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Bob Marley
I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.
Antoine de Saint - Exupery
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.
Lord Macaulay
Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.
Heinrich Heine
The greatest lesson we can learn from the past... is that freedom is at the core of every successful nation in the world.
Frederick Chiluba
By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
When an American says that he loves his country, he... means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self - Respect.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson
I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, 1799
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Sir Winston Churchill
The willingness to sacrifice is the prelude to freedom.
Pesach Sede
All we have of freedom - - All we use or know - - This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.
Rudyard Kipling
The freedom of all is essential to my freedom.
Mikhail Bakunin
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.
Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion and Death (1960)