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

This child, who is grasping the stone, facing the tank, is it not the greatest message to the world when that hero becomes a martyr? We are proud of them.

Yasser Arafat

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.

Yasser Arafat

Hunting hawks do not belong in cages, no matter how much a man covets their grace, no matter how golden the bars. They are far more beautiful soaring free. Heartbreakingly beautiful.

Lois McMaster Bujold

In a totally sane society, madness is the only freedom.

James Graham Ballard

People have been taught to expect far more from government than from freedom.

James Bovard

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

I hope you can get to Iceland quickly and safely. There you will find a people and a government who care about the freedoms that we hold dear and for which our forefathers and veterans fought and died.

John Kiriakou

The desire for freedom resides in every human heart. And that desire cannot be contained forever by prison walls, or martial laws, or secret police. Over time, and across the Earth, freedom will find a way.

George Walker Bush

When it comes to the desire for liberty and justice, there is no clash of civilizations. People everywhere are capable of freedom, and worthy of freedom.

George Walker Bush

Man is free, but his freedom ceases when he has no faith in it.

Giacomo Casanova

The first need of a free people is to define their own terms.

Stokely Carmichael

With respect to the question of relationships, my general view is that freedom means freedom for everyone. People...ought to be free to enter into any kind of relationship they want to.

Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney

For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.

Emil Cioran

Freedom can be manifested only in the void of beliefs, in the absence of axioms, and only where the laws have no more authority than a hypothesis.

Emil Cioran

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Updated On : June 10, 2014
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