Quotes of Emancipation

“ Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course — because, like freedom and democracy, many people you'll never know anything about have broken their hearts to get it for you. ”

- Alice Duer Miller

“ We Americans have the great gifts of freedom and democracy, but it has been our education system that has fulfilled the promise of democracy. ”

- James E. Rogers

“ Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting. ”

- Alan Dean Foster

“ I don't know exactly what democracy is. But we need more of it. ”

- Unknown

“ Television is democracy at its ugliest. ”

- Paddy Chayefsky

“ Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters. ”

- Rosa Luxemburg

“ I believe we are on the edge of a quantum leap into a whole new way of organizing and living as a human family. ”

- Mairead Corrigan Maguire

“ 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. ”

- Archibald MacLeish

“ Liberalism, above all, means emancipation — emancipation from one's fears, his inadequacies, from prejudice, from discrimination… from poverty. ”

- Hubert H. Humphrey

“ Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free. ”

- Emma Goldman

“ The history of men's opposition to women's emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself. ”

- Virginia Woolf

“ Freedom is from within. ”

- Frank Lloyd Wright

“ Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms. ”

- Vladimir Putin

“ The right to live one's life, in privacy and freedom, in whatever way one wants, so long as others are not harmed, should be a sacred principle in a democracy. ”

- Howard Zinn

“ I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ It is not the facts which guide the conduct of men, but their opinions about facts; which may be entirely wrong. We can only make them right by discussion. ”

- Norman Angell

“ It is not the fact of liberty but the way in which liberty is exercised that ultimately determines whether liberty itself survives. ”

- Dorothy Thompson

“ We're not perfect, but we do have democracy. ”

- Hugo Chavez

“ There are two freedoms — the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought. ”

- Charles Kingsley

“ I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy — but that could change. ”

- Dan Quayle

“ As far as your self-control goes, as far goes your freedom. ”

- Marie Von Ebner Eschenbach

“ You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists. ”

- Abbie Hoffman

“ Freedom of the press is the staff of life, for any vital democracy. ”

- Wendell Willkie

“ Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society. ”

- Felix Frankfurter

“ Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you. ”

- Alice Miller

“ I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy-but that could change. ”

- Dan Quayle

“ Freedom cannot be given; it must be purchased. ”

- Booker T. Washington

“ We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed. ”

- John Ashcroft

“ We are here today to pay tribute to all the soldiers who risked their lives to defend freedom, even though they did not enjoy those freedoms back home. ”

- Frank Smith

“ I regard freedom of expression as the primary right without which one can not have a proper functioning democracy. ”

- Lord Hailsham
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