My mission, I guess, has always been the kind of world where lesbian and gay people can celebrate who we are with equal freedom, dignity, and respect.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!
Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.
Today I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter\'s gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand. I repeat, do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.
If freedom is to be saved and enlarged, poverty must be ended. There is no other solution.
I earnestly pray that the Omnipotent Being who has not deserted the cause of America in the hour of its extremest hazard, will never yield so fair a heritage of freedom a prey to "Anarchy" or "Despotism".
Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.
We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation
Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them -- and then, the opportunity to choose.
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.
Freedom is first of all a responsibility before the God from whom we come.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; Freedom is something that people take and people are as free as they want to be.
I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press.
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
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.
Obedience is, indeed, founded on a kind of freedom, else it would become mere subjugation, but that freedom is only granted that obedience may be more perfect; and thus while a measure of license is necessary to exhibit the individual energies of things, the fairness and pleasantness and perfection of them all consist in their restraint.
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.