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487 Greatest Quotes About Freedom


Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric. Thomas Sowell
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know. Ernest Hemingway
The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency. Aldous Huxley
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. Diogenes
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire. Epictetus
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? Kurt Vonnegut
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. Aristotle
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. John Adams
Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln
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. Frederick Douglass
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
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it. Aldous Huxley
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Desmond Tutu
Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control. Epictetus
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. John Adams
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. Malcolm X
The undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions. Stephen Covey
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. Eckhart Tolle
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. Thomas Jefferson
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. Thomas Paine
People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get. Frederick Douglass
The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave. Thomas Jefferson
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. Kofi Annan
Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be. James Baldwin
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves. Malcolm X
If you think you're free, there's no escape possible. Ram Dass
Here is my secret: I don't mind what happens. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Financial freedom is available to those who learn about it and work for it. Robert Kiyosaki
Freedom is not of use to those who do not know how to employ it. Sylvia Plath
Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free. Paulo Coelho
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable. Franz Kafka
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. Voltaire
Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself. Jean-Paul Sartre
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. Langston Hughes
The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything. Chuck Palahniuk
Freedom is the right to live as we wish. Epictetus
Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen
Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another. Toni Morrison
The majority have no other reason for their opinions than that they are the fashion. Samuel Johnson
Among the many values in life, I appreciate freedom most. Haruki Murakami
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. Albert Camus
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. Albert Camus
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. Frederick Douglass