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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Freedom:

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
~ Harry Emerson Fosdick.

Liberty is the possibility of doubting, of making a mistake,... of searching and experimenting,... of saying No to any authority - literary, artistic, philosophical, religious, social, and even political.
~ Ignazio Silone,The God That Failed, 1950.

Just, harmonious, temperate as is the spirit of liberty, there is in the name and mere notion of it a vagueness so opposite to the definite clearness of the moral law....
~ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827.

Let freedom never perish in your hands.
~ Joseph Addison.

Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.
~ Will Rogers.

Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.
~ Woodrow Wilson.

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
~ George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Maxims: Liberty and Equality.

Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions.
~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
~ George Washington.

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
~ Thomas Macaulay.

Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves.
~ Author Unknown.

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, Classical American Literature, 1922.

No one is free when others are oppressed.
~ Author Unknown.

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte.

O Liberty...! is it well
To leave the gates unguarded?
~ Thomas Bailey Aldrich.

One of the qualities of liberty is that, as long as it is being striven after, it goes on expanding. Therefore, the man who stands in the midst of the struggle and says, "I have it," merely shows by doing so that he has just lost it.
~ Henrik Ibsen.

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.
~ Theodore Roosevelt.

People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome.
~ Movie: Serenity - Spoken by (Young) River Tam (Hunter Ansley Wryn).

Sexual liberation, as a slogan, turns out to be another kind of bondage. For a woman it offers orgasm as her ultimate and major fulfillment; it's better than motherhood.
~ Victoria Billings.

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

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