Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free.
The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves--there lies the great, singular power of self-respect.
To be free is to have achieved your life.
Love, free as air at sight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies.
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.
The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice-their choice
Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, the chief glory of man.
Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of one's chosen form.
I believe that man is in the last resort so free a being that his right to be what he believes himself to be cannot be contested.
Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.
No man not inspired can make a good speech without preparation
The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free.
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people
The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children; and asks that they be prepared ... to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church and State
Arms are the only true badge of liberty. The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave.
This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism.
Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves--and be free.