Freedom Quotes

Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course

Kahlil Gibran

Culture, far from giving us freedom, only develops, as it advances, new necessities; the fetters of the physical close more tightly around us, so that the fear of loss quenches even the ardent impulse toward improvement, and the maxims of passive obedience are held to be the highest wisdom of life.

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.

Charles Horton Cooley

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.

Frank Herbert

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

Elbert Hubbard

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.

Seneca

Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another.

Sigmund Freud

Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances.

Christopher Dodd

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

Oprah Winfrey

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.

Epictetus

Let freedom never perish in your hands.

Joseph Addison

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.

William Faulkner

Freedom means choosing your burden.

Hephzibah Menuhin

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

Martin Luther King Jr

Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.

Benjamin Franklin

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

Albert Camus

Freedom is like taking a bath -- you have to keep doing it every day!

Florynce Kennedy

If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, then and only then will truth, prevail over fanaticism

Thomas Jefferson

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.

Hannah Arendt

Security is the priceless product of freedom. Only the strong can be secure, and only in freedom can men produce those material resources which can secure them from want at home and against aggression from abroad.

B. E. Hutchinson

There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.

Archibald MacLeish

It was his optimism that Freud bequeathed to America and it was the optimism of our youthfulness, our freedom from the sterner, sadder tradition of Europe which enabled us to seize his gift.

Karl A. Menninger

I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.

John Diefenbaker

Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.

Malcolm X
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