Freedom Quotes

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

A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten

Kemal Ataturk

No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation

Douglas MacArthur

The history of the world is none other than the progress of the , consciousness of freedom.

Hegel

There is, first, the desire for strength, for achievement, for adequacy, for confidence in the face of the world, and for independence and freedom. Secondly, we have what we may call the desire for reputation or prestige

Abraham Maslow

Art is on the side of the oppressed. Think before you shudder at the simplistic dictum and its heretical definition of the freedom of art. For if art is freedom of the spirit, how can it exist within the oppressors?

Edith Wharton

The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man.

Ho Chi Minh

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.

Alexis de Tocqueville

As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.

Marcel Proust

There is such a thing as perfection...and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth....Each of us is in truth an unlimited idea of freedom. Everything that limits us we have to put aside.

Richard Bach

If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward.

Patricia Sampson

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

Albert Camus

Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be.

James Baldwin

We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle, our flag will be recognized throughout the world as a symbol of freedom on the one hand and of overwhelming force on the other.

General George Catlett Marshall

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

Bob Dylan

To receive gifts is to lose freedom.

Sandi
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