Freedom Quotes

Freedom is coming to mean little more than the right to ask permission.

Joseph Sobran

Solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom.

Colette

Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere.

Flora Lewis

Freedom of the person under the protection of habeas corpus. I deem one of the essential principles of our government.

Thomas Jefferson

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom.

Clarence Darrow

Ask the first man you meet what he means by defending freedom, and he'll tell you privately he means defending the standard of living.

Reverend Martin Niemoeller

Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus; and trial by juries impartially selected, - these principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us

Thomas Jefferson

Nonsense is an assertion of man's spiritual freedom in spite of all the oppressions of circumstance.

Aldous Huxley

The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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.

Leo Buscaglia

America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.

John Doolittle

But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye.

Thomas Dunn English

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

Milton Friedman

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.

Justice William O. Douglas

Politics is the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.

Barry Goldwater

The Constitution is the sole source and guaranty of national freedom.

John Calvin Coolidge Jr.

All of us, from time to time, need a plunge into freedom and novelty, after which routine and discipline will seem delightful by contrast.

Andre Maurois

He's a great athlete. He can play multiple positions, he can throw and run. As the quarterback, he has the most freedom. He can do what he pleases with the football, as long as he does it within the offense.

Carlos Harvest

American movies and music deliver themes of freedom, innocence, and power that appeal to others - partly because America itself was put together out of a multiplicity of national traditions.

Todd Gitlin

And so, my fellow Americans: Ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: Ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man

John F. Kennedy

A society that puts equality...ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom

Milton Friedman

Stop the fantasy we need to be defending freedom, because we don't have freedom in our own country yet.

Moran Margaret Cho

Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, masturbate, don't judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family.

Madonna Louise Ciccone

Tragic paradox of freedom: the mediocre men who alone make its exercise possible cannot guarantee its duration.

Emil Cioran
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