Quotes of Freedom

“ My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. ”

- Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

“ Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting. ”

- Alan Dean Foster

“ Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ The basis of a democratic state is liberty. ”

- Aristotle

“ Because you are in control of your life. Don't ever forget that. You are what you are because of the conscious and subconscious choices you have made. ”

- Barbara Hall

“ Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other. ”

- Carl Schurz

“ When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free. ”

- Charles Evans Hughes

“ You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free. ”

- Clarence Darrow

“ We hold in our hands, the most precious gift of all: Freedom. The freedom to express our art. Our love. The freedom to be who we want to be. We are not going to give that freedom away and no one shall take it from us! ”

- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

“ Only the educated are free. ”

- Epictetus

“ In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“ Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin. ”

- John Green

“ The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. ”

- John Stuart Mill

“ The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech. ”

- Justice Anthony Kennedy

“ Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery. ”

- Lawana Blackwell

“ While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State. ”

- Lenin

“ Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end. ”

- Lord Acton

“ The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security for the minorities. ”

- Lord Acton

“ Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it. ”

- Malcolm X

“ You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. ”

- Malcolm X

“ 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 of them. ”

- Mark Twain

“ This liberty will look easy by and by when nobody dies to get it. ”

- Maxwell Anderson

“ Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward. ”

- Patricia Sampson

“ To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive. ”

- Robert Louis Stevenson

“ People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. ”

- Soren Kierkegaard

“ A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes. ”

- Thomas H. Huxley

“ I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in. ”

- Thomas Paine
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