Freedom Quotes

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
Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
Daniel J. Boorstin

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.
Albert Einstein
The very idea of freedom presupposes some objective moral law which overarches rulers and ruled alike.
C. S. Lewis, The Poison of Subjectivism (from Christian Reflections; p. 108)
Man is tormented by no greater anxiety than to find someone quickly to whom he can hand over that great gift of freedom with which the ill - Fated creature is born.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, "The Brothers Karamazov".
All we have of freedom - - All we use or know - - This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.
Rudyard Kipling

Mortimer adle - freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary...
There can be no real individual freedom in the presence of economic insecurity.
Chester Bowles
Land and Freedom!
Emiliano Zapata
Virginia hanson - we must determine whether we really want freedom...
After I asked him what he meant, he replied that freedom consisted of the unimpeded right to get rich, to use his ability, no matter what the cost to others, to win advancement.
Norman Thomas
We gain freedom when we have paid the full price...
Rabindranath Tagore
I express many absurd opinions, but I am not the first man to do it American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense.
Edgar Watson Howe
Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. ... The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive.
Frank Herbert, Dune
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
Nelson Mandela
I believe that freedom is the deepest need of every human soul.
George W. Bush, Press Conference, White House, Tuesday, April 13, 2004
I should wish to see a world in which education aimed at mental freedom rather than imprisoning the minds of the young in a rigid armor of dogma calculated to protect them though life against the shafts of impartial evidence.
Bertrand Russell, "Why I am Not a Christian".
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Soren Kierkegaard
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.
Albert Einstein
James a. garfield, july 12, 1880 - next in importance to freedom and justice is...
So long as faith with freedom reigns And loyal hope survives, And gracious charity remains To leaven lowly lives; While there is one untrodden tract For intellect or will, And men are free to think and act, Life is worth living still.
Alfred Austin
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
Ghandi, 1931
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Bob Marley
Conformity is the jailer of freedom, and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy
There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom...
Bell Hooks
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
Make no mistake about it: Operation Desert Storm truly was a victory of good over evil, of freedom over tyranny, of peace over war.
Dan Quayle, remarks at Arlington National Cemetery
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
William Pitt
I love freedom for what I can do with it, I hate freedom for what I have done with it.
Christian Longe
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
Bergen Evans
Freedom hath a thousand charms to show, That slaves however contented never know.
Cowpe
Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all, because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent.
Krishnamurti
The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. ... The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. Announcing blockade of Cuba.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan
Freedom and indedendence form my character.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Founder of modern Turkey 24. 04. 1921
Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight They never mention that part to us, do they.
George Carlin
Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.
Ronald Reagan
History suggests that Capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom.
Milton Friedman
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Sir Winston Churchill