Famous Quotes & Quotations About Freedom:
And then, not expecting it, you become middle-aged and anonymous. No one notices you. You achieve a wonderful freedom.
~ Doris Lessing.
For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.
~ Mahatma Gandhi.
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
~ Albert Camus.
Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond.
~ Jeffrey Borenstein.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
~ Moshe Dayan.
Freedom means choosing your burden.
~ Hephzibah Menuhin.
Freedom of inquiry, freedom of discussion, and freedom of teaching - without these a university cannot exist.
~ Robert Maynard Hutchins.
From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.
~ Thomas Jefferson.
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself.
~ Thomas Paine.
Here is my advice as we begin the century that will lead to 2081. First, guard the freedom of ideas at all costs. Be alert that dictators have always played on the natural human tendency to blame others and to oversimplify. And don't regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with to free, public, unhampered expression.
~ Gerard K. O'Neill, 2081.
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 believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
~ James Madison, speech, Virginia Convention, 1788.
I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
~ Simone de Beauvoir.
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.
Freedom is not enough.
~ Lyndon B. Johnson.
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.
~ W. Somerset Maugham.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt.
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
~ Dick Cheney.
It's called torture. And for any country to try and pretend it's the “moral” leader of the world, or champions “freedom” whilst at the same time systematically torturing suspects is hypocritical at very best.
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