Freedom Quotes

Albert einstein - everything that is really great and inspiring is...
History suggests that Capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom.
Milton Friedman

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
No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand. The Centauri learned this lesson once. We will teach it to them again. Though it take a thousand years, we will be free.
J. Michael Straczynski
On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that all their efforts shall not have been in vain.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe
A society that puts equality... ahead of freedom will end up with neither.
Milton Friedman

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
Erich Fromm
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.
Mark Twain
All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Sir Winston Churchill
Some people surrender their freedom willingly but others are forced to surrender it. Imprisonment begins with birth. Society, parents they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you were born with. There are subtle ways to punish a person for daring to feel. You see that everyone around you has destroyed his true feeling nature. You imitate what you see.
Jim Morrison
Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.
Heinrich Heine
The way to final freedom is within thy self.
The Book of the Golden Precepts
Those who enjoy such freedoms as we enjoy, forget in time that men died to earn them.
Franklin Roosevelt
Nicanor parra - in the cage there is food, not much, but there is...
A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth.
Henrik Ibsen
What do you gain, Soviet Union, from this miserable policy Where is your decency Would it be a disgrace for you to give up this battle On suppression of freedom for Jews in the USSR.
Golda Mei
I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.
Antoine de Saint - Exupery
Freedom is being able to live with the consequences of your decisions.
James X. Mullen
How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold Because the lovely little flower is free Down to its root, and in that freedom bold.
William Wordsworth
People unfit for freedom - who cannot do much with it - Are hungry for power. The desire for freedom is an attribute of a have type of self. It says: leave me alone and I shall grow, learn, and realize my capacities. The desire for power is basically an attribute of a have not type of self.
Eric Hoffe
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
Jiddu Krishnamurti
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".
Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind.
John Milton
We first have to find the way of freedom from involvement before we can introduce freedom in involvement.
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
Bob Marley
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet renounce controversy are people who want crops without ploughing the ground.
Frederick Douglass 1817 - 1895
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
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants it is the creed of slaves.
William Pitt
Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.
Ronald Reagan
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 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)
Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.
Ronald Reagan
While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State.
Lenin, "State and Revolution", 1919
Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost.
Thomas Jefferson
I believe that freedom is the deepest need of every human soul.
George W. Bush, Press Conference, White House, Tuesday, April 13, 2004
There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
Dwight D. Eisenhowe
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.
Cicero
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Marilyn Ferguson
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
A. J. Toynbee
Even though I was their captive, the Indians allowed me quite a bit of freedom. I could walk about freely, make my own meals, and even hurl large rocks at their heads. It was only later that I discovered they were not Indians at all, but dirty clothes hampers.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts