Freedom Quotes

C. s. lewis, the poison of subjectivism (from christian reflections; p. 108) - the very idea of freedom presupposes some...
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

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Marilyn Ferguson
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of fear is a freedom.
Marilyn Ferguson
None can love freedom heartily but good men the rest love not freedom, but license.
John Milton
Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.
Anonymous

We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves; that is our only commitment to others.
John F. Kennedy
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
A democracy is two wolves and a small lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Freedom under a constitutional republic is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.
Benjamin Franklin
The elective system... offered a bewildering freedom of choice, leaving some graduates with the impression that they had nibbled at dozens of canaps of knowledge and never had their fill.
Ted Morgan
We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves that is our only commitment to others.
John F. Kennedy
Just living is not enough, said the Butterfly. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Anderson
Solitude is the beginning of all freedom.
William Orville Douglas
Franklin d. roosevelt, speech, september 22, 1936 - in the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed;...
Freedom is being able to live with the consequences of your decisions.
James X. Mullen
Freedom is not something that anybody can be given Freedom is something that people take and people are as free as they want to be.
James Arthur Baldwin
All we have of freedom - - All we use or know - - This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.
Kipling
If happiness truly consisted of 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.
William Lyon Phelps
The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.
Justice William O. Douglas
The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens. As Americans, we are blessed with circumstances that protect our human rights and our religious freedom, but for many people around the world, deprivation and persecution have become a way of life.
Jimmy Carte
The Price Of Freedom Is Eternal Vigilance.
Thomas Jefferson
The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness.
Eric Sevareid
Land and Freedom!
Emiliano Zapata
While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State.
Lenin, "State and Revolution", 1919
Statesmen may plan and speculate for liberty but it is religion and morality alone that can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand.
John Adams
Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.
Charles Lindbergh
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
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
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.
John F. Kennedy, Inaugural address, January 20, 1961
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
Bergen Evans
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard
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
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
The aim of sadism is to transform a man into a thng, something animate into something inanimate, since by complete and absolute control the living loses one essential quality of life - Freedom.
Erich Fromm
God is not merely interestd in the freedom of brown men, yellow men, red men and black men. He is interested in the freedom of the whole human race.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Mahatma Gandhi
The case for trade is not just monetary, but moral. Economic freedom creates habits of liberty. And habits of liberty create expectations of democracy.
George W. Bush, speech, November 19, 1999
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
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard