487 Greatest Quotes About Freedom
Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
George Bernard Shaw
The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.
Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.
How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
Henry David Thoreau
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression, because power, real power, comes from our conviction which produces action, uncompromising action.
The undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions.
To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.
It requires an effort of logical acrobatics to believe that carnage of innocents is an instrument for freedom and elections are a symbol of deception and repression!
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.
Sometimes leaders slide from the role of freedom fighter into the presidency, which they may be unsuited for, but everyone accepts it until they hit the bump in the road.
Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
Financial freedom is available to those who learn about it and work for it.
Freedom is not of use to those who do not know how to employ it.
Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
He who is brave is free.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!
I'm single because I was born that way.
Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself.
In all my life, I have never been free. I have never been able to do anything with freedom, except in the field of my writing.
The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything.
There is nothing so stable as change.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.
The majority have no other reason for their opinions than that they are the fashion.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.