Freedom Quotes And Sayings


Freedom Quotes And Sayings

Here is a collection of freedom quotes and sayings from various authors, celebrities, famous persons, and other sources compiled by for you to read and enjoy.

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Our government rests in public opinion. Whoever can change public opinion, can change the government, practically just so much.”
– Abraham Lincoln

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
– Abraham Lincoln

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

“The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.”
– Adlai Stevenson

“Freedom is just chaos, with better lighting.”
– Alan Dean Foster

“Freedom is first of all a responsibility before the God from whom we come.”
– Alan Keyes

“Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.”
– Albert Camus

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

“Liberty: One of Imagination‘s most precious possessions.”
– Ambrose Bierce

“To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one’s freedom.”
– Andre Gide

“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.”
– Antoine De Saint-Exupery

“Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things: first, an ideal, which takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.”
– Arnold Toynbee

Men rattle their chains–to manifest their freedom.”
– Arthur Helps

“He who does not enjoy solitude will not love freedom.”
– Arthur Schopenhauer

“No one is free when others are oppressed.”
– Author Unknown

“A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.”
– Baron De Montesquieu

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
– Benjamin Franklin

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

“Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.”
– Bob Marley

“Without freedom there can be no morality.”
– Carl Jung

“It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.”
– Carl T. Rowan

“History does not teach fatalism.  There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads.”
– Charles De Gaulle

“I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies!”
– Charles Dickens

“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

“The assumption that there must be a core concept of freedom common to all contested conceptions misrepresents the nature of the disputes. Typically, protagonists accuse each other of espousing conceptions which are not conceptions of freedom at all, but which are rather conceptions of power, opportunity, will, self-realization, and so forth. To assume that there is a core concept of freedom common to all conceptions is to assume agreement on at least some essential characteristics of freedom. But, for example, those who regard freedom as essentially “negative” will reject MacCallum’s schema as too broad; those who believe that freedom is essentially self-realization will reject it as too narrow.”
– Christine Swanton

“It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything.”
– Chuck Palahniuk

“Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks.  Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools.  And their grandchildren are once more slaves.”
– D.H. Lawrence

“The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power.”
– Daniel Webster

“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“To be true to one’s own freedom is, in essence, to honor and respect the freedom of all others.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
– Edmund Burke

“The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.”
– Edmund Burke

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