The Framers [of the Constitution] knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.
It is from weakness that people reach for dictators and concentrated government power. Only the strong can be free. And only the productive can be strong.
Those who have ever valued liberty for its own sake believed that to be free to choose, and not to be chosen for, is an unalienable ingredient in what makes human beings human.
Wise guidance never violates people's Free Will. A superior who demands obedience of his subordinates should show respect for their capacity to understand, and also for their Innate Right to their own Free Will.
He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason.
The first step is to get some professional technical guidance. The Kentucky Division of Forestry offers free forest assessments, or you can hire a paid consultant.
The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives. To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility.
I am for free commerce with all nations; political connection with none; and little or no diplomatic establishment.
Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
Agriculture, manufacturers, commerce, and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are then most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise.
The skeptic, being a lover of his kind, desires to cure by speech, as best he can, the self-conceit and rashness of the dogmatists.
The last three weeks, every game has been like this. We've had a small lead, had to run our delay game, and make free throws.
People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.
No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.
Everybody else is working to change, persuade, tempt and control them. The best readers come to fiction to be free of all that noise.
A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.
Thought is free.
They use thought only to justify their injustices, and speech only to disguise their thoughts.
The man is free who is protected from injury.
Speech is silver; silence is golden.
Free imagination is the inestimable prerogative of youth and it must be cherished and guarded as a treasure.
Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.
Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.