Freedom Quotes

Human history begins with man's act of disobedience which is at the very same time the beginning of his freedom and development of his reason.

Erich Fromm

Freedom is never free.


Without freedom, no one really has a name.

Milton Acorda

Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond.

Jeffrey Borenstein

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


Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.

Moshe Dayan

We have to call it "freedom": who'd want to die for "a lesser tyranny"?

Mignon McLaughlin

You have freedom when you're easy in your harness.

Robert Frost

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The fact, in short, is that freedom, to be meaningful in an organized society must consist of an amalgam of hierarchy of freedoms and restraints.

Samuel Hendel

Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves

Friedrich Nietzsche

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.

Mahatma Gandhi

Freedom is a package deal - with it comes responsibilities and consequences


There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.

Walter Cronkite

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.

Abraham Lincoln

To enjoy freedom, if the platitude is pardonable, we have of course to control ourselves. We must not squander our powers, helplessly and ignorantly, squirting half the house in order to water a single rose-bush; we must train them, exactly and powerfully, here on the very spot.

Virginia Woolf

Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.

Rosa Luxemburg

Freedom lies in being bold.

Robert Frost

If we do not believe in freedom of speech for those we despise we do not believe in it at all.

Noam Chomsky

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.

Marilyn Ferguson

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

Edward R. Murrow

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.

Clarence Darrow

Our laws make law impossible; our liberties destroy all freedom; our property is organized robbery; our morality an impudent hypocrisy; our wisdom is administered by inexperienced or mal-experienced dupes; our power wielded by cowards and weaklings; and our honour false in all its points. I am an enemy of the existing order for good reasons

George Bernard Shaw
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