1001 Inspiring Quotes about Freedom

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If we are to be truly free, that freedom will come through cooperation and tolerance with one another.

— A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

1000 mile road begins with a single step, the freedom road begins with a scream that fires the battle, and the greatness road begins with a question that fires the spark of the change.

— Ammar Moussa (عمار موسى), رحلة إلى ما وراء القمة

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.

— Thomas Mann

These were people who hunted for a way to erase the haunted, malnourished gaze from their souls and replace it with their faith in freedom and safety.

— J.D. Stroube, Caged in Spirit

Can it be true that freedom only exists when it is a treasure, shared by all?

— Margarita Engle, The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom

Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

— Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays

No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.

— Hannah Arendt

Order is a slippery thing: it’s in the eyes of the beholder and the judgments of the powerful. Safety is clearer: it’s freedom from violence and intrusion.

— Chris Hayes, Colony In A Nation

Honor the freedom to celebrate Christmas, not alone – but, in the company of all those you love, too.

— Eleesha, The Soulful Pathway To Christmas: Soulfully Inspiring You in the Days Leading Up to Christmas and Beyond!

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.

— Jim Morrison

Freedom is never easily won, but once established, freedom lasts, spreads and chokes out tyranny.

— Trent Lott

That’s free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing – the truly democratic thing about it – is that you don’t even have to be a player to lose.

— Barbara Ehrenreich

As opposed to trying to make a kiss look romantic or sweet or passionate, it’s kind of fun to just have the freedom to make it look weird, goofy and awkward.

— Gillian Jacobs

The Bill of Rights was intended to secure freedom of speech – the freedom of speech of members of parliament to speak freely rather than be at threat of… the threat of an over powerful monarch at the time.

— William Hague

There is the freedom you have when you are alone and there is the freedom that you have next to someone else. Blessed are those in which those two freedoms coincide.

— Luigina Sgarro

When there is liberty, you expect a higher degree of freedom and not human rights abuse.

— Auliq Ice

My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self.

— Coretta Scott King

Science fiction is not about the freedom of imagination. It’s about a free imagination pinched and howling in a vise that other people call real life.

— Bruce Sterling, Shaping Things

You told me once that freedom was my right.” I held his gaze. “Maybe you should do something with it.

— Samantha Shannon, The Mime Order

Out of slavery, freedom –yes, & roses from the pig’s behind.

— Kenneth Patchen, Collected Poems

The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom – they are the pillars of society.

— Henrik Ibsen

I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.

— Frederick Douglass, Autobiographies

For the prosperous, it’s not about getting more stuff. It’s about having the freedom to make almost any decision you want.

— T. Harv Eker

I used to be a freelance journalist, so I had to write fast, but I always found writing nonfiction constraining. I like the freedom of fiction, where I get to invent everything, and tidy, conclusive endings are within my control.

— Michelle Gagnon

The significance of a revolution will be known after the days have gone past us. When the children of the coming years wake up and like the albatross glide across the azure sky.The freedom to live a life of meaning and joy.

— Avijeet Das

The only real difficulty with becoming disciplined is when you buy into the notion that happiness comes at the price of sacrifice. The reality is this: Discipline becomes freedom when you are doing what you love.

— Shannon L. Alder

Ending poverty calls for humility, honesty, freedom from ideology and refusal to accept cruel simplicities about anyone’s human potential. It requires listening to the wisdom and cutting the nonsense from both the Right and the Left.

— Donella Meadows

Jazz is about the only form of art existing today in which there is freedom of the individual without the loss of group contact.

— Dave Brubeck

Nowadays all over the world fighting goes on for freedom and independence but it is hard to find anyone to whom the mystery of the godlike freedom of children of the Heavenly Father has been revealed.

— Sophrony Sakharov

Freedom is the natural state, acceptance of bonds is a choice we make. We prefer to accept loss of freedom to losing something much less valuable but which we are not willing to sacrifice.

— R.N. Prasher

America’s greatest contribution to the world is its concept of democracy, its concept of freedom, freedom of action, freedom of speech, and freedom of thought.

— Benazir Bhutto

It’s important to remember that peace, liberty and freedom changes many aspects in our thoughts as far as life is concerned.

— Auliq Ice

For how can a tyrant rule the free and the proud, but for a tyranny in their own freedom and a shame in their own pride?

— Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

[I]n my own case at least I feel my professional need for freedom of speech and expression prejudices me toward a government whose constitution guarantees it.

— John Updike

For their lives, for their children’s lives, they will give up what little freedom they had left.

— Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

There should be competition and exchanges between different countries, but there are certainly certain universal values, and that is freedom and democracy.

— Mikhail Gorbachev

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change.

— Dan Quayle

I begin to feel like most Americans don’t understand the First Amendment, don’t understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don’t understand that it’s the responsibility of the citizen to speak out.

— Roger Ebert

A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes – and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer, God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas

I need nothing from my companion. No money, no financial security, no emotional support, nothing. All I want is the freedom to be myself.

— Kangana Ranaut

I believe dreams represent the purest form of fantasy we unleash through our subconscious. They represent the truest freedom we can experience. Totally unrepressed and totally creative.

— Miguel

It is very difficult for those always in the spotlight who have constant pressure on them where there is however but a tiny window of freedom if your fortunate enough not to dream.” -Julian Quintero

— Julian Quintero

True love does not put a person in a cage like a bird. It gives true freedom to soar.

— Debasish Mridha

So much of liberalism in its classical sense is taken for granted in the west today and even disrespected. We take freedom for granted, and because of this we don’t understand how incredibly vulnerable it is.

— Niall Ferguson

He didn’t save me, though. He allowed me the freedom to save myself, which is the very best type of rescue.

— Amy Engel, The Book of Ivy

I come from strong people who believe in the freedom of expression and, of course, a culture that believes in that. So the idea of overcoming adversity is something that is not unfamiliar.

— Robert Battle

There is no Jesus without Judas, no Martin Luther King, Jr., without the Klan; no Ali without Joe Frazier; no freedom without tyranny. No wisdom exists that does not include perspective. Relativity is the greatest gift.

— Chris Crutcher, King of the Mild Frontier: An Ill-Advised Autobiography

As we see thousands of public and private Christmas trees and nativity displays around the country, they remind us again of the powerful American value built into our Constitution: our freedom of religion.

— James Lankford

I Became a free woman when I decided to stop dreaming, freedom that is waiting for nothing .. and anticipation is a state of slavery” – Ahlam (Chaos of the Senses)

— Ahlam Mosteghanemi, فوضى الحواس

Two things form the bedrock of any open society – freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free country.

— Salman Rushdie

In a job you trade your freedom and time for money.

— Ken Poirot

There is no greater freedom than the freedom to desire. There is no greater desire than the desire to be free.

— R. A. Delmonico

The limits of freedom of expression is tautological: it ends at the point where it begins to affect the freedom of expression of others.

— Rafael k Nunes

People hardly ever make use of the freedom they have for example freedom of thought instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.

— Soren Kierkegaard

Religion, art, and science flourish best in a free society. True, freedom does not afford much opportunity for grand gestures. It has little room for martyrs. But life is not supposed to be about dying well. It is about living well.

— Virginia Postrel

SUICIDE… Is to have the freedom to choose; when, where and how to die.

— John Zea

It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.

— Samuel Adams

In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth

— Abraham Lincoln

Children should have enough freedom to be themselves – once they’ve learned the rules.

— Anna Quindlen

Buddhist practices offer a way of saying, ‘Hey, come back over here, reconnect.’ The only way that you’ll actually wake up and have some freedom is if you have the capacity and courage to stay with the vulnerability and the discomfort.

— Tara Brach

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves and under a just God cannot long retain it.

— Abraham Lincoln

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.

— Yasser Arafat

The joyful heart sees and reads the world with a sense of freedom and graciousness.

— John O’Donohue

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?

— George Carlin

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.

— Henry Cabot Lodge

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us but is always the result of a good conscience good health occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.

— Thomas Jefferson

There’s no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated.

— Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Wealth is defined in many ways, yet freedom might be its best indication.

— Todd William

No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man.

— Thomas Huxley

Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve.

— Philip Wylie

The only way I could describe what kissing him felt like was, like the last day of school, knowing that months of freedom and sunshine lay before you, the feeling that you could do anything you wanted and time stretched out in endless possibilities.

— Robin Benway, Emmy & Oliver

Poverty is not only about income levels, but for lack of freedom that comes from physical insecurity

— Jacqueline Novogratz, The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World

Humility is not just thinking less of yourself or thinking lanyard less of your gifts than others, It is freedom from thinking of yourself at all

— Barbara Cueto

It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.

— Herodotus

The best thing about India is the freedom that one enjoys here, which is also the worst thing about it.

— Deepak Rana, Sky Beyond the Clouds

Emancipation resulting in madness. Unlimited freedom to choose and play a tremendous variety of roles with a lot of coarse energy.

— Saul Bellow, Herzog

The freedom to connect to the world anywhere at anytime brings with it the threat of unscrupulous predators and criminals who mask their activities with the anonymity the Internet provides to its users.

— Mike Fitzpatrick

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

— James Madison

True freedom comes only from true wisdom.

— Debasish Mridha

The wise teacher appears, not for the structure of the student; but for the freedom of the people.

— Nikki Rowe, Once a Girl, Now a Woman

If time were to take on human form, would she be your taskmaster or freedom fighter?

— Richie Norton

We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth.

— Abraham Lincoln

Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freedom of the individual will truly mean the freedom of the individual.

— Nelson Mandela

When picking a leader, choose a peacemaker. One who unites, not divides. A cultured leader who supports the arts and true freedom of speech, not censorship.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

What i know from history is this: Those who do not appreciate their freedom and aren’t prepared to protect it, will lose it.

— Christina Engela, The Time Saving Agency

The basic freedom of the world is woman’s freedom.

— Margaret Sanger

Remembering to forget the past allows you freedom from a past that holds back your Christian growth.

— Elizabeth George

The only way a man can realise his freedom, its only when he has freed his mind. Therefore, freedom means nothing if the mind is still not free. Free your mind and it will free your life too.

— Kabelo Mabona

I believe the Patriot Act strikes the right balance needed to protect our freedom and security.

— Bill Owens

One’s freedom is one’s love and one’s love is one’s undoing, it’s all in the dictionary…

— Duncan McNaughton, Valparaiso

Isolated, she managed somehow to feel free—albeit with a freedom that made her want to smash a hole in the very center of the universe.

— Flora Rheta Schreiber, Sybil: The Classic True Story of a Woman Possessed by Sixteen Personalities

The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song of their heart.

— Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

A God less than sovereign could not bestow moral freedom upon His creatures. He would be afraid to do so.

— A.W. Tozer

As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.

— Arnold J. Toynbee

The true exercise of freedom is-can-nily and wisely and with grace-to move inside what space confines-and not seek to know what lies beyond and cannot be touched or tasted.

— A. S. Byatt

By night, I am free. No one hears my monsters but me. My freedom is fragile, though, Because every morning, Over and over, The night is broken by the sun. It’s a good way to die.

— Courtney Cole, Nocte

The illusion that humans possess free will is compounded by the inherent randomness of the universe. Chaos disguised as freedom of choice…

— Henry Lindell

I’m drawn to the 1950s for lots of reasons – everything from the fashion to the increasing sense of freedom and modernity that builds throughout the decade.

— Sara Sheridan

Our willingness to suffer for the sake of the perception of freedom is remarkable.

— Jaron Lanier, You Are Not a Gadget

I love to deer hunt and fish and drive down the back roads in my truck. All those things basically equal freedom to me – and not having to return that message or call from my record company or management. At some point, I need to recharge.

— Blake Shelton

You may avoid the risk of a car accident if you avoid driving, but you will lose the joy and freedom of driving.

— Debasish Mridha

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

— William J. Bennett, From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom 1914-1989

To celebrate freedom and democracy while forgetting American’s origins in a slavery economy is patriotism à la carte.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Case for Reparations

In a society that worships love, freedom and beauty, dance is sacred, It is a paryer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present.

— Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, The Shapeshifters: The Kiesha’ra of the Den of Shadows

The fundamental virtue of success is that it allows you to know the true significance of what it means to have the freedom to make your dreams come true.

— Stacy Keach

The personality susceptible to the dream of limitless freedom is a personality also prone, should the dream ever sour, to misanthropy and rage.

— Jonathan Franzen, Freedom

It looks like freedom but it feels like death, it’s something in between I guess. It’s closing time.

— Leonard Cohen

Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.

— Robert Kennedy

Having a sense of security in one realm gives us the freedom to be original in another. By covering our bases financially, we escape the pressure to publish half-baked books, sell shoddy art, or launch untested businesses. When

— Adam Grant, Originals

Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.

— Warren E. Burger

The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.

— Aaron Lauritsen, 100 Days Drive: The Great North American Road Trip

Detachment is a basic requirement for seeking enlightenment. Anyone or anything we are attached to has power to manipulate us although we all have freedom to choose.

— Hina Hashmi, Your Life A Practical Guide to Happiness Peace and Fulfilment

The purpose of empowerment is to urge you towards freedom, to help each of you to break free of all limitations. It is that freedom that will give you eternal happiness and finally connect you with the unconditional realization of TRUTH.

— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Freedom of choice makes it possible to plan our lives and to make the most of ourselves. Yet if this freedom lacks noble goals or personal discipline, it degenerates into an inability to give oneself generously to others.

— Pope Francis

The ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of ‘fair competition.’ It tells people that freedom is possible but needs fairness, courage and strength.

— Ai Weiwei

The abortion license has not brought freedom and security to women. Rather, it has ushered in a new era of irresponsibility toward women and children, one that now begins before birth.

— Robert Casey

Indeed, Dr Haxhausen fought to preserve his freedom with very good reason, for he required a great deal of it—freedom, not reason—to pursue his plans for the future.

— Thomas Ligotti, Noctuary

Back then I didn’t think a woman like that, or a relationship like that, could exist with complete freedom and no jealousy or possessiveness. I thought it sounded too good to be true and I was certainly convinced it wasn’t the life for me!

— Sylvia Kristel

The cause of freedom is the cause of God.

— Samuel Bowles

Only knowledge and truth may result in freedom of mind.

— Eraldo Banovac

Routine is a declivity down which many governments slide, and routine says that freedom of the press is dangerous.

— Jose Rizal

A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad.

— Bodhidharma

We Americans have the great gifts of freedom and democracy, but it has been our education system that has fulfilled the promise of democracy.

— James E. Rogers

Mainly, it’s not that there are things you can’t say. It’s that there are things you can’t say without the risk that people who previously lacked a voice might use their own freedom of speech to object.

— Oliver Burkeman

People who think they are free eventually end up slaves to their own desires, and those who give their freedom away to the only One you can trust with that freedom eventually get it back.

— Philip Yancey

Not by refraining from action does man attain freedom from action. Not by mere renunciation does he attain supreme perfection.

— Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, The Bhagavad Gita

The only way we’ll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba — yes Cuba too.

— Malcolm X

Always take some of the play, fun, freedom and wonder of the weekend into your week & your work

— Rasheed Ogunlaru

Some people still believe you should just fall in line with what’s going on – and that’s scary. It makes a mockery of freedom of speech.

— Emily Robison

Only you can take inner freedom away from yourself, or give it to yourself. Nobody else can.

— Michael A. Singer, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

The “Warrior Ethos” emphasizes placing the mission first, not accepting defeat, and being disciplined physically and mentally. Why? Because an American Soldier is a “guardian of freedom and the American way of life.

— Dan Smee, Totally American: Harnessing the Dynamic Duo of Optimism and Resilience to Achieve Success

People fight harder for power than they do for freedom despite freedom is power.

— Daniel S. Stallings

The Nazis destroyed the independence of the press by passing series of draconian laws and it seems we are exactly imitating the same with the freedom of the internet by passing Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill.

— Arzak Khan

Telling a story in a futuristic world gives you this freedom to explore things that bother you in contemporary times.

— Suzanne Collins

There are degrees of freedom. Complete freedom isn’t always good, nor is the lack of it always bad.

— Susan Dennard, Windwitch

I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions, man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice.

— Corliss Lamont

No wonder modern humanity, even as it loudly proclaims its freedom and power to choose, is really an impotent herd drive this way and that, paralyzed by the disconnectedness of it all. It’s just one damn thing after another.

— Stanley Hauerwas, Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony

Not to sound overly cheesy but I really appreciate the freedom we have in America – especially as a female.

— Katy Perry

What is the sign of the person residing in his own Self as Pure Soul? Vitaragta [a state of freedom from all worldly attachments]!

— Dada Bhagwan

True freedom exists beyond the bounds of our faculty of reason because rational beings can only reason practical freedoms even if first conceived in theory or as an idea.

— Adam Kovacevic

In the face of love, everyone is equal. Let everyone have the freedom to love and to pursue their happiness. I am Tsai Ing-wen, and I support marriage equality.

— Tsai Ing-wen

Make up your minds that happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous.

— Pericles, The Funeral Oration of Pericles

This is just the way life is – sometimes cruel, sometimes beautiful, all the time confusing and frightening and exhilarating – and we just have to deal with it. That’swhat freedom is.

— Chloe Rattray, Sacré Noir

I have recently been able to see the new world – the quiet, the tranquility and the freedom it will bring with it. This is very comforting knowledge for me because I already know that what I envision eventually becomes a reality.

— Shari Arison

I needed to choose between the one thing that really filled m thoughts-my love for that woman-and losing my freedom and all the choices that the future promised me. To be honest, the decision was easy.-Lukas Jessen-Petersen

— Paulo Coelho, The Witch Of Portobello

Political figures who talk a lot about liberty and freedom invariably turn out to mean the freedom to not pay taxes and discriminate based on race; freedom to hold different ideas and express them, not so much.

— Paul Krugman

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

— Thomas Paine

The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted.

— Vinoba Bhave

We must remember that the people for whom this change represents a first taste of freedom and a new and brighter future did not allow their resolution to falter, no matter how great the suffering by which they bought this independence.

— Hjalmar Branting

Many rabble-rousers for libertarianism, liberty and freedom are unwitting pawns of controllers they have never even considered.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

In 1960, when I came out of prison as an ex-convict, I had more freedom under parolee supervision than there’s available… in America right now.

— Merle Haggard

I am conservative with a small ‘c.’ It’s possible to be conservative in fiscal policy, and tolerant on moral issues or questions of freedom of expression.

— Mick Jagger

With each passing day, I become more and more convinced that the greatest threat to American freedom is the United States government.

— Michelle Templet

God is the burden crusher and the freedom fighter. He has the power to change lives.

— Tina Samples, Messed Up Men of the Bible

Men’s freedom is their unfaithfulness: the Son of Heaven or the son of a peasant, they could both reduce me to the mediocre torments of a woman.

— Shan Sa, Empress

I want to be intentional about my freedom – in choosing it, honoring it, and protecting it. One of the best feelings I know is feeling truly free.

— Kristin Armstrong

Cooper’s tremendous love and energy and unchained freedom had captured life itself. Now, as the last shovelful covered him forever, I knew I would always carry a big piece of Cooper Half Malamute with me until I too was covered by the earth.

— Peter Jenkins, A Walk Across America

Sometimes the greatest gift you can give someone is the freedom to pursue their happiness.

— S.K. Nicholls, Red Clay and Roses

The truly revolutionary promise of our nation’s founding document is the freedom to pursue happiness-with-a-capital-H.

— Dan Savage, Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America

Get in the race car do what I do then go home. We don’t have freedom to do anything anymore.

— Tony Stewart

Propaganda is what gives us the freedom to do as we are told.

— Markus W. Lunner

The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.

— Billy Graham

Most people work the greater part of their time for a mere living and the little freedom which remains to them so troubles them that they use every means of getting rid of it.

— Goethe

Our forefathers got it; they got it, man. They took godly principles and they put them into action, and they developed our Constitution – the land of freedom where each man is accountable and responsible for his actions.

— Luke Scott

Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players… they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.

— Arsene Wenger

Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation from government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp as it is at this moment.

— Ronald Reagan

A gentleman is mindful no less of the freedom of others than of his own dignity.

— Livy

Paris has history, it has art, it has wonderful architecture, it has literature, but much more important than all these, it has freedom! If a city cannot offer freedom to its dwellers, all its other beauties will be meaningless!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Worldly possessions didn’t matter much to him, but his freedom did. He could come and go as he pleased, with nothing more than the backpack underneath his seat. It was a simple existence for a simple man.

— Rose Wynters, My Wolf Protector

I’ve fought for religious freedom and I can tell you that anti-gay ‘religious freedom’ bills aren’t it.

— DaShanne Stokes

People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours. They should come and visit historical monuments and sites – let’s say the sites around Iran – where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others.

— Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Deliverance is not for me in renunciation. I feel the embrace of freedom in a thousand bonds of delight.

— Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali: Song Offerings

Intelligence is the door to freedom and alert attention is the mother of intelligence.

— Jon Kabat-Zinn, Wherever You Go, There You Are

Free software is software that respects your freedom and the social solidarity of your community. So it’s free as in freedom.

— Richard Stallman

The mountain of despair has dwindled, and the stone of hope has size and shape, and can be fondled by the eyes and by the hand. But freedom has always been an elusive tease, and in the very act of grabbing for it one can become shackled.

— Alice Walker

Consciousness permits us to develop the instruments of culture – morality and justice, religion, art, economics and politics, science and technology. Those instruments allow us some measure of freedom in the confrontation with nature.

— Antonio Damasio

Creative freedom is prosperity for the soul.

— Michele Jennae

The acceptable is unacceptable. The truth is a lie. The good is pure evil. Even freedom has become a prison.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

If your freedom means immorality, the cross will cry over your freedom.


Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot retain it.

— Abraham Lincoln

Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.

— Vernon Howard

True freedom is a mental condition that no one can take or give to you.

— Debasish Mridha

We welcome change and openness; for we believe that freedom and security go together, that the advance of human liberty can only strengthen the cause of world peace.

— Ronald Reagan, The Quest for Peace, the Cause of Freedom

The silver trump of freedom had roused my soul to eternal wakefulness.

— Frederick Douglass

If freedom is free and none need worry, then what blood drops for thee?

— Ryan Goodrich, Starved for Bullets: A Collection of Scars

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.

— George Orwell, 1984

Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.

— Graham Greene

Unlike other enduring characters such as ‘Sherlock Holmes’ or ‘Tarzan, ‘ being the ‘Doctor’ allows you a certain freedom that is both very demanding and very thrilling. It allows you to make the character using elements of yourself.

— David Tennant

Being offended by freedom of speech should never be regarded as a justification for violence.

— Alan Dershowitz

The freedom to swing your fist ends at my nose.

— Mercedes Lackey, Sacred Ground

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued – they may be essential to survival.

— Noam Chomsky

From food addiction to food serenity – freedom tastes great!

— Vera Tarman, Food Junkies: The Truth About Food Addiction

Boxes of religion I avoid as I embrace the freedom that Christ gave me at great cost upon the cross

— John M Sheehan

What your father never understood, is that what he loved most about her was her unbridled love and freedom to live her own life. He loved her colors and viewed her like paint.

— RJ Blizzard

Therefore the misfortune which comes to man as a result of the fact that he was a child is that his freedom was first concealed from him and that all his life he will be nostalgic for the time when he did not know it’s exigencies.

— Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity

The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.

— Bernard Baruch

Choosing to love, in spite of all its complexities, is the only freedom there is.

— Chriscinthia Blount

Even freedom needs some rules to keep it from being complete chaos.

— S.A. Tawks, Misadventurous

Assured of your salvation by the unique grace of our Lord Jesus Christ” is the heartbeat of the gospel, joyful liberation from fear of the Final Outcome, a summons to self-acceptance, and freedom for a life of compassion toward others.

— Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out

I don’t think that there is absolute freedom of the press. We operate under laws – against libel, for instance. The idea that there is some absolute press freedom is kind of a myth.

— Bill Keller

It’s a season of life, if your granted peace, freedom and you got the right person to love.

— Auliq Ice

We are not going to always agree with each other, but we should have the dignity to always respect each other’s freedom of speech and of choice. Democracy is practiced when we have respect for human rights.

— Ellen J. Barrier

Enjoy your freedom today, leave the regret for tomorrow.

— M.F. Moonzajer

The freedom to fail is vital if you’re going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success.

— Michael Korda

We must remember that the only true wealth we have is the freedom of another human, not their entrapment.

— Lujan Matus, Shadows in the Twilight: Conversations with a Shaman

To those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor that the protected will never know.

— P. McCree Thornton, The Star Spangled Son

After four marriages, and four deaths, she had everything in life a woman might desire: titled position, swollen coffers, the freedom to travel, and a world that accepted her because it was afraid of her.

— Gail Carriger, Poison or Protect

We wanted the freedom to love. We wanted the freedom to choose. Now we have to fight for it.

— Lauren Oliver, Requiem

Intellectually and compassionately explaining the reason freedom works is required for credibility.

— Ron Paul, End the Fed

The more degrees of freedom there are in practice, the wider the discussion and debate can be.

— Thomas Newkirk, Holding on to Good Ideas in a Time of Bad Ones: Six Literacy Principles Worth Fighting for

Mankind thinks only of living because he is dying, and it is only in dying that he gains his freedom to live

— Judy Azar LeBlanc

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.

— Hugo Black

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

I was raised in the ’70s, and I’ve worked with people I love, and I’ve been on sets with my parents, with people who run a set and require of actors a sense of liberty and freedom and exploration and failure into brave achievement.

— Laura Dern

Well-being, or wholeness, implies integrity and harmony between all existing elements, providing freedom for the whole.

— Darrell Calkins, Re:

I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.

— Kahlil Gibran, The Madman

Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential.

— Aung San Suu Kyi

We need love, and to ensure love, we need to have full employment, and we need social justice. We need gender equity. We need freedom from hunger. These are our most fundamental needs as social creatures.

— David Suzuki

There is a place where there is freedom of fear and doubt, and that is within.

— Michelle Cruz-Rosado

We can give our children only two things in life which are essential. Strong roots and powerful wings. Then they may fly anywhere and live independently. Of all the luxuries in life, the greatest luxury is getting freedom of the right kind.

— Sudha Murty

He looked down at the mask hanging around his neck. So simple a lie, and he could walk freely throughout the world.But would he then be trapped within the web of his own deception? What freedom could he find in denying the truth about himself?

— R.A. Salvatore, The Halfling’s Gem

Latinos have fought in all of America’s wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago.

— Joe Baca

It is a sad state of affairs in the USA that for the sick and the poor that jail offers better benefits than the freedom of no healthcare, bills that cannot be paid and starvation.

— Steven Magee

Freedom is never the ally of law. You can have freedom to choose whether you want to join or leave the society based on the rule of law. But so long as you live in such a society, you must obey the law.

— Amish Tripathi, Scion of Ikshvaku

After a while, you just don’t do things you don’t wanna do – that’s the great freedom you get, the older you get. You learn what to do and what not to do, and what will be a waste of time and what won’t be a waste of time.

— Nick Cave

Some find freedom in comfortothers find comfort in freedom

— Mie Hansson

It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.

— Samuel Adams

We have glorified wealth and freedom so much that it is impossible for most of us to truly believe that a man can truly be happy in a shack or within the confines of a prison cell.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

histories of the world before our own. That was a world of empires, of corruption, of war-and more freedom than I’ve ever known. But the people of that time are gone, their dreams in ruin, existing only in smoke and ash.

— Victoria Aveyard, Red Queen

For any human being, freedom is essential, crucial, to our dignity and our ability to be fully human.

— Izzeldin Abuelaish, I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity

You can’t put democracy and freedom back into a box.

— George W. Bush

The path to freedom is illuminated by the bridges you have burned, adorned by the ties you have cut, and cleared by the drama you have left behind. Let go. Be free.

— Steve Maraboli

A great benefit of Sabbath keeping is that we learn to let God take care of us — not by becoming passive and lazy, but in the freedom of giving up our feeble attempts to be God in our own lives.

— Marva J. Dawn, Keeping the Sabbath Wholly: Ceasing, Resting, Embracing, Feasting

The greatest crimes in the world are not committed against the body, but against the freedom of the consciousness.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Those who are willing to surrender their freedom for security have always demanded that if they give up their full freedom it should also be taken from those not prepared to do so.

— Freidrich Hayek

Humility is the freedom to stop trying to be what we’re not, or pretending to be what we’re not, and accepting our ‘appropriate smallness.

— John Ortberg, The Life You’ve Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People

The family is the test of freedom because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Freedom of the press in Britain is freedom to print such of the proprietor’s prejudices as the advertisers don’t object to.

— Hannen Swaffer

America’s commitment to religious freedom and tolerance should not be conditional.

— Mark McKinnon

You have every right to be free, Miss Langdon. No one is denying you that. But freedom is only valuable if you use your freedom wisely.

— Melanie Dickerson, A Viscount’s Proposal

True freedom is the choice to create the desires one believes in.

— Steven Redhead, Life Is Simply A Game

Life becomes much more easier when we do what we say and when we say what we do. Having courage to be ourselves is a gateway to freedom and happiness.

— Raphael Zernoff

We all have the right of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. We all don’t have to agree with one another on our opinions. Everyone in my circle, that I run around with, we all feel the same about God, country, integrity and character.

— Luke Scott

You are free. Your mind belongs to you. Your thoughts are yours. Honor the sacred territory of your freedom and individuality.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.

— Thomas Jefferson

Capitalism is against the things that we say we believe in – democracy, freedom of choice, fairness. It’s not about any of those things now. It’s about protecting the wealthy and legalizing greed.

— Michael Moore

As straight Americans we have two choices: we can choose to sit back and enjoy our rights as we have them, or we can realize that it is actually not freedom at all when our friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues do not share these basic rights.

— Jack Antonoff

Graciously honor the freedom at which Christmas so peacefully – came into being.

— Eleesha, The Soulful Pathway To Christmas: Soulfully Inspiring You in the Days Leading Up to Christmas and Beyond!

America’s indispensable working class existed as property beyond the realm of politics, leaving white Americans free to trumpet their love of freedom and democratic values.

— Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Case for Reparations

While the right to talk may be the beginning of freedom the necessity of listening is what makes the right important.

— Walter Lippmann

Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect – freedom of thought and freedom of action.

— Frank Murphy

For you, my darlings, freedom to do what you like is the discovery of how unlikable what you like to do makes you. Not that that stops you doing what you like, since you like doing what you like more than you like liking what you do…[Lucifer]

— Glen Duncan

The poet’s spoken discourse often depends on a mystique, on the spiritual freedom that finds itself enslaved on earth.

— Salvatore Quasimodo

But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966.

— June Jordan

Poetry is the way that we transcend language through language. And thus our freedom lies in the poetry of all things

— Ilyas Kassam

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.

— Patrick Henry

The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

One is a painter because one wants so-called freedom one doesn’t want to go to the office every morning.

— Marcel Duchamp

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.

— Jim Morrison

An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others.

— George Soros

You are only as free as you think you are and freedom will always be as real as you believe it to be.

— Robert M. Drake, Beautiful Chaos

If freedom isn’t free and people’s rights are being violated and suppressed, then Governments have NO need to exist.

— ELW-Reta Barnes

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Don’t store unnecessary data, keep an eye on what’s happening, and don’t take unnecessary risks.

— Chris Bell

The more freedom you get, the less your mind and your body is strangled!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Observing desire without acting on it enlarges our freedom to choose how we live.

— Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha

The search for human freedom can never be complete without freedom for women.

— Betty Ford

All the great things are simple and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom justice honor duty mercy hope.

— Winston Churchill

Reading brings power to the mind and power brings freedom to the mind. Though you ought to read, read what is noble and worthy of not just your time, but your lifetime!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

The vision is not to see things just as we have imagined them to be. The vision is the freedom to live deliberately every day and that is simply a choice.

— Colleen Mariotti, Livology: A Global Guide to a Deliberate Life

One should never put on one’s best trousers to go out to battle for freedom and truth.

— Henrik Ibsen

If personal space is vital to creativity, so is freedom from “peer pressure”.

— Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

I follow a set of principles, I follow the Constitution. And that’s what I base my votes on. Limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty.

— Justin Amash

If our freedom is taken, the American dream will wither and die.

— Rand Paul

We can’t have freedom unless we have freedom. And that means freedom to speak our minds.

— Jean Lee Latham, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch

It is by giving the freedom to the other, that is by letting go, we gain our own freedom back.

— Aleksandra Ninkovic

All Americans and freedom-loving people around the world owe President Reagan our deepest gratitude for his strong, principled leadership that ended the Cold War and brought freedom to millions of people.

— Jim Ramstad

What freedom means, is being allowed to sing in my bath as loudly as will not interfere with my neighbour’s freedom to sing a different tune in his.

— Tom Stoppard

Education is the freedom of wisdom , knowledge and understanding. But been educated does not guarantee success in life, but it’s the key to everlasting life.

— Bada Aderibigbe rasak

True freedom is where an individual’s thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor – no matter the personal price.

— Bryant H. McGill

If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

— George Washington

Did you ever hear the one about how every living woman dies three times? Once when she is seduced of her virginity, once when she is seduced of her freedom (I believe they call it marriage), and once when she is seduced of her husband.

— James Jones

The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.

— David Riesman

The elections in Iraq are a victory for freedom and the Iraqi people, and a blow to the transnational network of terrorists who have tried to prevent this day from happening.

— Jim Talent

Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice.

— Desmond Tutu

True freedom lies in the realization and calm acceptance of the fact that there may very well be no perfect answer.

— Allen Reid McGinnis

With a clear intention and a willing spirit, sooner or later we experience the joy and freedom that arises when we recognize our common humanity with others and see that real love excludes no one.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

A man who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither.

— Benjamin Franklin

There is freedom in forgiveness, and it’s not that hard to do once you get into the habit.

— Dana Perino

When the sky is fully covered by the birds, you will feel the winds of pure freedom beneath this sky!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics.

— Ziad K. Abdelnour, Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics

Enlightenment values of individual freedom are manifested best in individual acts of criticism and defiance.

— Pankaj Mishra

Please don’t be overly sober with your precious wings, it’s your addiction to freedom that makes me think that i too can defy gravity.

— Curtis Tyrone Jones

Same thing now; my freedom had to be paired with availability, or else it became a disorder.

— Sophie Fontanel

For all intents and purposes, the freedom America preaches is a hoax, it is fiction, just like their movies. People of colour in America are no where near free. They walk around without chains but they are everywhere in chains.

— Magnus Nwagu Amudi

My heart goes out to the brave citizens of Syria, who each day risk and even sacrifice their lives to achieve freedom from a murderous regime. We in Israel welcome the historic struggle to forge democratic, peace-loving governments in our region.

— Shimon Peres

A friend can give you the freedom to think differently.

— Debasish Mridha M.D.

I’ve been thinking of something your father said – that the true measure of love is what one is willing to give up for it. He was talking about freedom – fighting for liberty. But I believe ’tis the same for love as war.

— Laura Frantz, The Colonel’s Lady

The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.

— Harry S Truman

Religious tolerance is something we should all practice; however, there have been more persecution and atrocities committed in the name of religion and religious freedom than anything else.

— Walter Koenig

Among the many values in life, I appreciate freedom most.

— Haruki Murakami

People are responsible adults at home. Why do we suddenly transform them into adolescents with no freedom when they reach the workplace?

— Ricardo Semler

Freedom from anxiety is characterized by three inner attitudes. If what we have we received as a gift, and if what we have is to be cared for by God, and if what we have is available to others, then we will possess freedom from anxiety.

— Richard J. Foster, Celebration of Discipline

Mindfulness gives freedom from negative and fixed mindset to positive and growth mindset.

— Amit Ray, Mindfulness Living in the Moment – Living in the Breath

Where tradition tells us that people are best kept under control and denied freedom of expression and action, humanistic psychology argues for liberation, more open decision-making and a sharing of power and control.

— Keith Tudor, Dictionary of Person Centred-Psychology

One of the best-kept secrets in America is that people are aching to make a commitment if they only had the freedom and environment in which to do so.

— John Naisbitt

I love honesty and freedom and giving. I love making, I love doing. I love being to the full, I love everything which is not sitting and watching and copying and dead at heart.

— John Fowles, The Collector

Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit des AndersdenkendenFreedom is always, and exclusively, freedom for the one who thinks differently.

— Rosa Luxemburg

Every person under the sound of my voice is a soldier. You are either fighting for your freedom or betraying the fight for freedom or enlisted in the army to deny somebody else freedom.

— Maya Angelou, The Heart of a Woman

We have to recognize that the freedom of the individual has to be protected not only from the power of the state, but even more so from economic and societal power.

— Gustav Heinemann

Shame is embarrassment multiplied against itself until it dies under it’s own weight and we with it. Forgiveness is freedom multiplied against the Cross until it flies under it’s own liberation and we with it.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes—one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximum freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way.

— Stephen Jay Gould

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

— Mark Twain

I do believe in fate, Anne-not the blind fate that gives one no freedom of choice, but a fate that sets down a pattern for each of our lives and gives us choices, numerous choices, by which to find that pattern and be happy.

— Mary Balogh, Simply Love

The right people make you realize fame and fortune is cool, but small moments of pure freedom is better.

— Darnell Lamont Walker

Grace does not work like a penny in a slot machine. Grace will move you only when you want it to move you, and only when you let it move you. The supernatural order supposes the freedom of the natural order, but it does not destroy it.

— Fulton J. Sheen, A Preface to Religion

Besides, a life without freedom to choose is not worth having.

— Alasdair Gray, Poor Things

There is no perfect love. There is only a right kind of love. This kind of love cares for your well-being, gives you the freedom to live your life, and stretches you to become your best self.

— Janet Ong Zimmerman

Enlightenment is living in the light of cosmic collaboration. Collaboration gives us the freedom to come out of the boundaries of limited realities.

— Amit Ray, Enlightenment Step by Step

…the freedom to bear arms may be righteously rejected to encourage the preservation of all corporeal forms of life.

— Kevin Alan Lee, Ethical Motivations

We all have the freedom to fulfill our calling

— Sunday Adelaja

The great gift of American democracy is freedom to think, act, and carry out our lives in a manner that imbues meaning not only to our own life but enhances other people’s lives through our everyday actions.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

The world always says the same thing. And in that patient truth which proceeds from star to star is established a freedom that releases us from ourselves and from others, as in that other patient truth which proceeds from death to death.

— Albert Camus, A Happy Death

Science . . . has opened our eyes to the vastness of the universe and given us light, truth and freedom from fear where once was darkness, ignorance and superstition. There is no personal salvation, except through science.

— Luther Burbank, The Harvest Of The Years

They say they give their women more freedom, but there’s still the impression that the freedom was theirs to ‘give’ in the first place.

— Brandon Sanderson, Elantris

Well, one thing, you got to stand in a courtroom and listen to a judge sentencing you to 25 years in prison before you realize that freedom of expression can no longer be taken for granted.

— Larry Flynt

There are corrupted Muslims who have become Christians, and corrupted Christians who have become Muslims. They called it freedom of religion.

— Duop Chak Wuol

We have believed-and we do believe now-that freedom is indivisible that peace is indivisible that economic prosperity is indivisible.

— Indira Gandhi

If freedom is short of weapons, we must compensate with willpower.

— Adolf Hitler

No freedom at all when we give birth to lie. No freedom at all when we hurt other persons’ rights. No freedom at all when the leader listens to gossiping. At last, we cannot walk or work because we’re free for nothing.

— Dean Keak Tegn

As long as the constitution of my country is not amended to cut down the sizes of the dreams of its citizens, I have the freedom to dream extra largest dreams. I am even dreaming over-size dreams now.

— Israelmore Ayivor

Today’s Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish.

— Thurgood Marshall

One of the biggest challenges we have, folks, is making liberty and freedom cool.

— Rush Limbaugh

The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs or impede their efforts to obtain it.

— John Stuart Mill

A man of peace shall always live in peace, if all chances are given and only shall he stand to fight for his rights if peace and freedom isn’t granted to him.

— Auliq Ice

I’m convinced that the greatest lover of freedom & liberty is God almighty himself. He gave us free will, the greatest liberty of all.

— Justin Steckbauer

Devi-Mahatmayam has special meaning for spirituality, With illumination, wisdom, strength – to freedom finally!- 150 –

— Munindra Misra, Devi Mahatmayam in English Rhyme

Of course her dumb Lab’s going to do whatever it takes to retrieve the ball. What he craves more than freedom is companionship.

— Shannon Mullen, See What Flowers

Reproductive freedom is not just the ability not to have a child through birth control. It’s the ability to have one if and when you want.

— Pamela Madsen

I never thought that freedom would feel so much like grief.

— Rosamund Hodge, Gilded Ashes

God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us – as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.

— John Calvin

There is no such thing as a non-dangerous dictator! Like all the venomous snakes, all dictators are dangerous! Then what is the antidote? Antidote is our love for freedom and our unshakable determination on the matter of keeping this love!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.

— Douglas Horton

Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.

— Alfred Adler

Not allowing the mind its freedom to think and find the purpose of life takes away the vision to focus.

— Amitav Chowdhury

I understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world.

— Psy

Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country’s birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon.

— John Linder

There must be freedom for all to live, to think, to worship, no book, no avenue must be closed.

— James Larkin

Cleanliness is a freedom movement for an aspiring Nation. Culture of cleanliness will influence the heygine, health, asthetics and natural setting of the nation, which is a new age currency of a country.

— Vishwas Chavan

I have the freedom to take chances, to say no. I have the freedom to be who I really want to be, rather than have to conform to this or that just to stay alive.

— Robert Redford

Instead of speaking of justice and injustice, freedom and oppression, classless society and class society, they talked in terms of God and the Devil.

— Mario Vargas Llosa, The War of the End of the World

So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech.

— Neil Gaiman

Our spirit requires freedom in every area of our lives. The barriers that stop our soul from free expression are doubt, guilt, resentment, and thoughts of lack or limitation.

— Hina Hashmi, Your Life A Practical Guide to Happiness Peace and Fulfilment

The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.

— Bernard Baruch

I lost my freedom for so many years. Until he entered my cage. Him, with the black eyes and blacker soul.

— Pepper Winters, Pennies

Educate your children, educate yourself, in the love for the freedom of others, for only in this way will your own freedom not be a gratuitous gift from fate. You will be aware of its worth and will have the courage to defend it.

— Joaquim Nabuco

Determinism gives you the freedom to do whatever you like.

— Raheel Farooq

The true champions of a nation’s freedom are those who reject the limitations of stereotypes and affirm the rich diversity of human nature to be found.

— Vasily Grossman, An Armenian Sketchbook

The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.

— Lamar S. Smith

We sit in silence for a minute. Thinking about the freedom we don’t have and the future we can’t control.

— Chelsea Fine, Sophie & Carter

People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both

— Benjamin Franklin

Preparing citizens to act thoughtfully to create a more just, open, and creative society gives form, substance and meaning to often abstract concepts of freedom and democracy.

— Gregory S. Prince, Jr., Teach Them To Challenge Authority: Educating for healthy societies

There’s a hell of a lot of freedom in this rock and roll circus… it’s where all the freaks go – it’s the environment for me.

— Brian Molko

Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

God take what He would, ” she said. And He did, and He did, and He did and then gave her Halle who gave her freedom when it didn’t mean a thing.

— Toni Morrison, Beloved

To me, money is independence. It gives you freedom to do what you really want to do. It allows you to not be dependent on anyone or anything, and so you can be yourself and follow your passion.

— Joe Mansueto

Freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant, government will take it all away. Individual freedom demands individual responsibility.

— Lyn Nofziger

There is freedom in homeschooling.

— Tamara L. Chilver

The part which American friendship played in helping us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people.

— Eamon de Valera

Mistaking insolence for freedom has always been the hallmark of the slave.

— Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man!

Paradoxically, the freedom of Paris is associated with a persistent belief that nothing ever changes. Paris, they say, is the city that changes least. After an absence of twenty or thirty years, one still recognize

— Marguerite Duras, Outside: Selected Writings

I don’t want to transform America. I want to restore to America the economic values of freedom and opportunity and limited government that has made us the powerhouse of the world.

— Mitt Romney

Cherish the others in your life. Cherish your freedom to be yourself. Cherish your freedom to choose who you want to be, what you want to do next.

— Jay Woodman

A hallmark of virtuous adulthood is learning to find freedom in your work rather than freedom from your work, even when work might hurt.

— Ben Sasse, The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis—and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance

Life’s greatest gift is the freedom it leaves you to step out of it whenever you choose.

— André Breton, Anthology of Black Humor

Liberation for who does not have a shack and freedom for who does not know how to live is fatal.

— Alireza Salehi Nejad, The Third World: Country or People

…the Spirit comes to us as a fire, either to be fanned into full flame and given the freedom to accomplish his will or to be doused and extinguished by the water of human fear, control, and flawed theology.

— Sam Storms, Practicing the Power

Nearly all people stand in great horror of annihilation, and yet to give up your individuality is to annihilate yourself. Mental slavery is mental death, and every man who has given up his intellectual freedom is the living coffin of his dead soul.

— Robert G. Ingersoll

Happiness gives you the freedom to enhance your ability to achieve success. Your choices in life are a direct reflection of your level of happiness. It’s the sunshine for your soul that you need in order to grow

— Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Sweet Destiny

Given greater freedom about where to send their children, parents of a kind would flock together and so prevent a healthy intermingling of children from decidedly different backgrounds.

— Milton Friedman

Many of us fight for and boast our freedom of what is ultimately the ability to prove ourselves to other people. It is unfortunate that only a few of us are so free in our joy, we no longer feel the need to prove ourselves to anyone.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

I let go of all that I had thought was wounded, for there is no ego to wound, no ego to hold on with; there is only love & freedom to love.

— Jay Woodman

So long as we are brave enough to accept the consequences of our actions, no one can take away our freedom of choice.

— Mike Norton

A tense account of the perils facing those who sought freedom in the lead-up to the Civil War.

— Publisher’s Weekly

Freedom may never be conceived merely negatively, as the absence of compulsion. Freedom conceived intersubjectively distinguishes itself from the arbitrary freedom of the isolated individual. No one is free until we are all free.

— Jürgen Habermas, Religion and Rationality: Essays on Reason, God & Modernity

A sense of freedom is something that, happily, comes with age and life experience.

— Diane Keaton

The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it’s a religious belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes imposs

— Salman Rushdie

Today only the person who no longer believes in a happy ending, only he who has consciously renounced it, is able to live. A happy century does not exist; but there are moments of happiness, and there is freedom in the moment.

— Ernst Jünger, The Glass Bees

I love the simplicity and freedom of running. A pair of shoes, and you are all set to explore new trails.

— Rachel Boston

In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, Make us your slaves, but feed us.

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Grand Inquisitor

he wished for freedom and heaven was granted to him”.

— -sanika ullalkar

The definition of freedom is that there is no dependency. Despite having the physical body, one feels no dependency.

— Dada Bhagwan

The special virtue of freedom is not that it makes you richer and more powerful but that it gives you more time to understand what it means to be alive.

— Adam Gopnik

God created people free, but in order to receive true freedom we have to obey God’s rules

— Sunday Adelaja

When we have simplicity we have so much more freedom in every single aspect of our lives. Maybe it’s a classic case of less is more? Less stress, less worries, more time, more happiness.

— Evan Sutter, Solitude: How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

The question – do we have free will, itself is not appropriate. We should mend our perspective a little, and start asking the question, do we have the freedom of will, based on our experiences?

— Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

Because to take away a man’s freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person.

— Madeleine L’Engle

Independence is paramount and freedom holds a lot of new possibilities, if all the chances are given at the right time.

— Auliq Ice

Gideon brought into my life. The acceptance and the love. The safety. Gideon had given me my freedom back, a life without terror. Giving him vows in return was too simple a repayment for that.

— Sylvia Day, Captivated by You

My childhood memories are amazing I had freedom in every way – but I see everything from a different perspective now that I live outside.

— Ana de Armas

May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please but as the opportunity to do what is right.

— Peter Marshall

Because freedom and liberty and equality are as vital as breath, we only notice their absence when we are left gasping when the colors of diversity and individual liberty are drained from the world around us.

— Christina Engela, Bugspray

My decision isn’t as important as the freedom to decide. And my income isn’t as important as what I do to earn it.

— Robin Sacredfire

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

— Aldous Huxley

The cost of freedom is being strong enough to find the implement your own desires.

— Steven Redhead, Life Is Simply A Game

The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.

— Thornton Wilder

I swear I will do everything in my power to change the situation in Tibet where human rights are being suppressed. Tibet seeks freedom and democracy and we agree on those values.

— Shinzo Abe

Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends.

— Divyanka Tripathi

We make our discoveries through our mistakes: we watch one another’s success: and where there is freedom to experiment there is hope to improve.

— Arthur Quiller-Couch

True freedom consists not in the freedom to sin, but the freedom not to sin.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests, from all art and science, etc.

— Bruno Bauer

Our economic freedom is founded on individual property rights government should never be permitted to take those away.

— Ernest Istook

Tyranny anywhere is a threat to freedom everywhere.

— Alex Storozynski, The Peasant Prince: Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution

To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.

— Virginia Woolf

The most precious gift that you can give to the child is unconditional love and acceptance, which allows the child to discover his own inner being, his authentic self, his freedom to be himself.

— Swami Dhyan Giten

With mathematics we stand precisely at that intersection of bondage and freedom that is the essence of the human itself.

— Hermann Weyl, Levels of Infinity: Selected Writings on Mathematics and Philosophy

I am the son of a freedom fighter, and a son of a freedom fighter automatically imbibes the value of democracy.

— Narendra Modi

I shall stand for freedom of thought and expression in a place where it has been trampled and penalized.

— Jalal Talabani

To me, the flag represents the greatest ideals of the United States of America, not the worst, but different people look at different things and have different feelings about it. That’s what freedom of expression is all about.

— Aaron Rodgers

Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do.

— Robin G. Collingwood

I choose to be alone cause I wanted to experience freedom, but I realized that freedom needs a companionship

— Ahmed Alibage

I don’t labor over my drawings. I want to get freedom in the line.

— Ellsworth Kelly

If you see many paths before you, don’t be afraid; if you see only one path before you, then be afraid because choice means freedom and no choice means slavery!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

And then there is the most dangerous risk of all — the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

— Randy Komisar, The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

Lebanon is the only country where media kills more than bombs, injures more than guns…and at last they say freedom of speech…

— Hussein S. Hariri

I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.

— Mahatma Gandhi, The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas

In a perfect world, there would be freedom of religion and freedom for all religions to exercise their religion everywhere.

— Naftali Bennett

I’m very keen on having true freedom of expression. True freedom of faith. And free practice of religious faith.

— Mohammed Morsi

I live in America. I have the right to write whatever I want. And it’s equaled by another right just as powerful: the right not to read it. Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people.

— Brad Thor

Freedom is never the ally of law. You can have freedom to choose whether you want to join or leave a society based on the rule of law. But as long as you live in such a society you must obey the law.

— Amish Tripathi, Scion of Ikshvaku

And freedom is what America means to the world.

— Audie Murphy

My father described this tall lady who stands in the middle of the New York harbor, holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America. I instantly fell in love.

— Yakov Smirnoff

Because if you lived, as I did, several years under Nazi totalitarianism, and then 20 years in communist totalitarianism, you would certainly realize how precious freedom is, and how easy it is to lose your freedom.

— Milos Forman

The very idea of freedom presupposes some objective moral law which overarches rulers and ruled alike.

— C.S. Lewis

If we preach God, it means we preach light. Consequently we preach freedom from ignorance.

— Sunday Adelaja

Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations.

— Guy Verhofstadt

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it.

— Abraham Lincoln

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

— George Washington

The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.

— Thucydides

In alien lands I keep the bodyOf ancient native rites and things:I gladly free a little birdieAt celebration of the spring.I’m now free for consolation, And thankful to almighty Lord:At least, to one of his creationsI’ve given freedom in this world!

— Alexander Pushkin, Collected Narrative and Lyrical Poetry

I fight, and have fought, for political freedom, for justice and for fairness and freedom of speech.

— Teresa Heinz

Factually, the Temple Mount is the precise location of the Temple. It’s the holiest place in the world for Jews. It’s the third holiest place for Muslims. And we need to respect each others’ rights, freedom of religion.

— Naftali Bennett

Form your own autonomous group, answering to no power but your own, and chase down freedom for yourselves, if your representatives will not do if for you- since they cannot do it for you.

— CrimethInc., Expect Resistance: A Field Manual

This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.

— Thomas Jefferson

Freedom of action is disguised as a freedom of discipline.

— Warren Cassell Jr., The Farm of Wisdom: 25 Unforgettable Tales that Will Ignite a Wiser You!

If you go chasing your freedom your fate will only follow you there and force you back.

— Christina Henry, Alice

To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something.

— Shel Silverstein

If you have total freedom to design, you won’t get anything interesting. So I give myself restraints in order to kind of push myself through, to create something new. It’s the torture that I give myself, the pain and the struggle that I go through.

— Rei Kawakubo

My childhood memories are amazing I had freedom in every way – but I see everything from a different perspective now that I live outside.

— Ana de Armas

Each time we make a choice we are either moving toward freedom and prosperity or bondage and misery.

— Cameron C. Taylor, Does Your Bag Have Holes? 24 Truths That Lead to Financial and Spiritual Freedom

It is better to go near the truth and be imprisoned than to stay with the wrong and roam about freely, master Galilei. In fact, getting attached to falsity is terrible slavery, and real freedom is only next to the right.

— Mehmet Murat ildan, Galileo Galilei

It seems that the price of having freedom is having to constantly fight to keep it.

— Christina Engela, Fearotica: An Anthology of Erotic Horror

No man can take your freedom from you. They can limit your mobility, but that’s about all they can do

— Danielle Steel

At least in America, you have freedom of speech, which is a good thing. It’s just a question of whether you’re allowed to use it on ‘Fox News’.

— Eric Idle

Illusions of freedom will never satisfy me.

— Marquita Burke-DeJesus, Radically Ordinary

I was weaned not on television or Wild West sagas but on stories of nationalism and patriotism. I would sit at my mother’s feet by the hour and drink in these exciting tales of the freedom fighters in our family.

— Sukarno

You cannot mistake Bush’s clarity of purpose. He believes in a story about freedom and opportunity that makes his followers feel like they aren’t just ticking their days down but are part of something larger than themselves.

— Eric Liu

alone, condemned, deserted, as those who are about to die are alone, there was a luxury in it, an isolation full of sublimity; a freedom which the attached can never know

— Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway

We should never forget that everything Adolph Hitler did in Germany was “legal” and everything the Hungarian freedom fighers did in Hungary was “illegal.” It was “illegal” to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany.

— Martin Luther King Jr.

I will follow anyone… and invite everyone… too unite and defend the freedom of expression.

— Widad Akreyi

I think that, as Americans, we should never forget that when we tamper with freedom of speech, it is a very sensitive issue that affects all of our constitutional rights and privileges.

— Charles B. Rangel

Journalists justify their treachery in various ways according to their temperaments. The more pompous talk about freedom of speech and “the public’s right to know”; the least talented talk about Art; the seemliest murmur about earning a living.

— Janet Malcolm, The Journalist and the Murderer

The idea of freedom is a piece of dry bread thrown to people so that they can break their teeth with it.

— Marino Baccarini

Is anarchism possible? The failure of attempts to attain freedom does not mean the cause is lost.

— Johann Most

Our soul is like a soft and gentle flower, it needs to be nurtured, cared for, tended to, with sufficient sunlight, fresh air and freedom to bloom into its most precious and beautiful form. This, my friend, is self-love.

— Miya Yamanouchi, Embrace Your Sexual Self: A Practical Guide for Women

…the dead, being wiser than the living, know freedom is always better than revenge.

— Michael G. Williams, Wrapped In White: Thirteen Tales of Spectres, Ghosts, and Spirits

They had supported him … for freedom’s sake, they would have said; meaning as do all men who mouth that catchword, freedom for themselves and their own class.

— Margaret Butler, The Lion of England

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.Freedom

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

I am chained to the earth to pay for freedom of my eyes.

— Antonio Porchia, Voices

Having the freedom to read and the freedom to choose is one of the best gifts my parents ever gave me.

— Judy Blume

It’s become clear that our gadgets give us ever more freedom to do anything our socially isolated little hearts desire—except stop using them.

— Steve Thorngate

Get government out of our way, and let freedom and the spirit of the American people shine through.

— Luis Fortuno

Independence is fun, especially when there’s a beloved waiting in the wings, and freedom makes you a more interesting person. Having separate lives brings fresh air into a relationship.

— Deborah Moggach

Religion grants its adherents malign, intoxicating and morally corrosive sensations. Destroying intellectual freedom is always evil, but only religion makes doing evil feel quite so good.

— Philip Pullman

Don’t exercise your freedom of speech until you have exercised your freedom of thought.

— Tim Fargo

With out freedom nothing has value, Free agency is the only true key to happiness.

— M.H. DuMond

We can never intimidate and discourage the people who voice their words with courage. The essence of freedom rests precisely here – in the freedom of expression of the people. And we must protect it.

— Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj

To guarantee the individual maximum freedom within a social frame of minimal laws ensures – if not happiness – its hopeful pursuit.

— John Updike

If we are to give the people of China complete self-government we must first solve the problem of livelihood for all, and give real freedom to the races within China. If the foundations of democracy are secure, then true equality can be achieved.

— Chiang Kai-shek

For what avail the plough or sail Or land or life if freedom fail?

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best thing about being rich is the freedom freedom to do whatever you want whenever you want. It doesn’t suck.

— Tommy Lee

Freedom. Freedom of religion. Freedom to speak their mind. Freedom to build a life. And yes, freedom to build a business. With their own hands. This is the essence of the American experience.

— Mitt Romney

I believe that our teachers need more freedom to be creative in the classroom in order to maximize the time students spend learning, not the time they spend taking tests.

— Gary Herbert

How much we need, in the church and in society, witnesses of the beauty of holiness, witnesses of the splendour of truth, witnesses of the joy and freedom born of a living relationship with Christ!

— Pope Benedict XVI

Madness is freedom and some may only perceive its Insanity.

— J. Limbu

Be your own boss. If you’re aiming for true wealth and freedom consider starting your own business.

— Timi Nadela, Get To The Top

One of the unsung freedoms that go with a free press is the freedom not to read it.

— Ferdinand Mount

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

The American flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom and democracy in the world.

— Virginia Foxx

There can never be any real freedom on earth as long as people try to exert ownership over the natural resources of the world.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

If your freedom can not develop you than it is better to alive as a slave.

— Aditya Pandya

Sunglasses are more useful to a blind man than freedom of speech is to a man who does not think for himself.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I believe that freedom of speech and freedom of religion go hand-in-hand in America.

— Kirk Cameron

Discipline leads us to freedom and freedom leads us to fulfillment.

— Farshad Asl

A play that takes as its burden the meaning of self-consciousness may hint that inner freedom can be attained only when the protagonist can separate his genius for expanding consciousness from his own passion for theatricality.

— Harold Bloom

Give me freedom to think and I’ll give you my life.

— Válgame, Zori 1ª Parte

Israel is a country that respects freedom – freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of worship.

— George Pataki

Negroes must be free in order to be equal, and they must be equal in order to be free… Men cannot win freedom unless they win equality. They cannot win equality unless they win freedom.

— A. Philip Randolph

Seek only light and freedom and do not immerse yourself too deeply in the worldly mire.

— Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Love is what creates the freedom and relaxation to be who we really are.

— Swami Dhyan Giten, Presence – Working from Within. The Psychology of Being

Art, it seems to me, doesn’t need freedom so much as it needs courage and love – some would call it ‘soul’ or ‘Eros.’

— Michael Leunig

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 Ciccone

Americans today confuse freedom with not being asked to sacrifice. The fact that you can’t have everything you want exactly when you want it has somehow become un-American.

— Bill Maher, When You Ride Alone You Ride With Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism

To work best democracy needs a diversity of thoughts, ideas and expression. This is only possible with freedom and civility.

— Kevin Stirtz

To be able to love and live in freedom means to be able to make godly decisions. To make godly decisions we have to surrender our egos and all the falsity and shame that goes with it.

— James McGreevey

The freedom is a tear digging into the flesh. (Doina Ruști -Manuscrisul fanariot)

— Doina Rusti

Will people ever be wise enough to refuse to follow bad leaders or to take away the freedom of other people?

— Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story

Anarchy is law and freedom without force.Despotism is law and force without freedom.Barbarism force without freedom and law.Republicanism is force with freedom and law.

— Immanuel Kant, Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View

Resherphire: True freedom is not that which is granted by an oppressor. It is a self-evident right, not something that originates from an external force.

— Angry Zodd, Danny the Last Earth Man

Don’t listen to advice. Give yourself the freedom to make your own errors, it’s the only way you’ll learn.

— Stewart Stafford

My father could talk about the Romany way of life and its culture. He could talk about freedom and the Scottish spirit. But that was all he could talk about. I was desperate for someone to talk to but there was just nobody there.

— Sara Sheridan, The Blessed And The Damned

A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that’s what freedom is all about.

— Newt Gingrich

Without economic development, any potential for political openness and freedom will be questionable.

— Jose Maria Aznar

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

— Nelson Mandela

There’s a glorious sense of freedom in comedy, just allowing myself to tell jokes, allowing myself to interrupt myself and tell old African folk stories that I made up – or didn’t – and Jamaican stories.

— Neil Gaiman

Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness.

— Jean-Paul Marat

The truth will set us free. But freedom is cold and empty and frightening, and lies can often be warm and beautiful.

— George R.R. Martin, Dreamsongs, Volume I

Movement is the freedom of the body; stillness, of the mind.

— Marty Rubin

Depriving someone of their freedom is the most despicable act imaginable. Anyone guilty of it should be BURIED so they can rot and be reincarnated as roses.

— Mizuho Kusanagi

Inspiration is someone who gives you freedom to think out of his own ways. He doesn’t want you to believe in his own ideas.

— M.H. Rakib

To talk about liberty and freedom is nice, lovely, but the important thing is to allow people to act in liberty and freedom.

— Hassan Nasrallah

When I read a daring book or listen to rebellious music, I feel like I’ve found what freedom really means.

— Carla H. Krueger

The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom – these are the pillars of society.

— Henrik Ibsen

but now and then liberty, in the slogans of the strong, means freedom from restraint in the exploitation of the weak.

— Will Durant, Caesar and Christ

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny.

— Zell Miller

The whole ‘bad girl’ thing allows me to mess up sometimes. And I have freedom to say more of what I want to.

— Ronda Rousey

True freedom is in not having a master, but in making the master your slave

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny.

— Gijs de Vries

Resist this war on God, freedom of religion and freedom of speech.

— Ben Carson

True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others.

— Jonathan Sacks

Car ownership as we know it will change. The promise of car ownership of the past, the freedom of open roads… the reality has been more of a burden.

— John Zimmer

There has to be a cut-off somewhere between the freedom of expression and a graphically explicit free-for-all.

— E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

Check the history, more people died for freedom than love, people need freedom before they need love.

— Amit Kalantri

For centuries, America has led the world on a long march toward freedom and democracy. Let’s reclaim our clean energy leadership and lead the world toward clean energy independence.

— John Garamendi

If you are a writer May words twirl around your place If you are a dreamer, May visions placate your days with solaceIf you are a lover May fragrant freedom grace your daysIf you are a visionaryMay the hues of rainbow seep into your ways

— Balroop Singh

In America, writers are afforded the freedom to express themselves in unlimited manners. Creative liberty is a privilege.

— Michael Graves, The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered

I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.

— William Morris

There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It’s really the first time I’ve thought about the future and what it could be.

— Johnny Depp

You can feel creative tension when you sense the freedom to be creative, the harmony not via compliance only, but through brainstorming.

— Pearl Zhu, Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way

None of us will truly have freedom until we know what it means to lose everything” – Laney

— Bailey Vincent, The Details of How We Lived

Economics has made good on its promise to deliver prosperity and democratic freedom to much of the world, but in doing away with the age-old problems of humanity, it has opened up a crisis of an entirely new variety.

— Philip Roscoe

People who believe in freedom of expression have spent several centuries fighting against censorship, in whatever form. We have to be certain the ‘Net’ doesn’t become the site for technological book burning.

— John Ralston Saul

The true value of man is shown when with all freedom possible, he sets himself limits.

— Anonymous

What is the point of all the money in the world if you don’t have the freedom to do the things you love?

— Anamika Mishra, VoiceMates – A Novel

Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don’t believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.

— Coretta Scott King

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

— John Doolittle

All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself.

— Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Failed coup has put the people in general on a long trudge to freedom while creating a situation to consolidate more power to exercise the legitimised arbitrariness of Erdoğanian democracy.

— Nilantha Ilangamuwa

Always take the job, pursue the life, and have the friends that allow you to have as much freedom as possible.

— James Altucher, The Rich Employee

Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.

— Drew Houston

If you can convince people that freedom is injustice, they will then believe that slavery is freedom.

— Stefan Molyneux

I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.

— Stockwell Day

while “freedom” from magic is certainly invoked as a constitutive element of modern modes of subjectivity, this freedom is purchased only at the price of potent new forms of social control and regimenta

— Randall Styers, Making Magic: Religion, Magic, and Science in the Modern World

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost.

— Thomas Jefferson

The freedom of our people is more important!” Julie says fiercely. “We will never stop fighting, never stop working for what is right!”Jack just smiles at her. “That’s a nice lie to believe, ” he says.

— Beth Revis, The Body Electric

In every walk of life, you do have the freedom to choose, but that freedom is based on the perception of the world and yourself which you have gained until that moment of life.

— Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

There is no true freedom without time freedom. And there is no time freedom without financial freedom.

— Amah Lambert

I defend both the freedom of expression and society’s right to counter it. I must pay the price for differing. It is the natural way of things.

— Naguib Mahfouz

Since Shakespeare had a feel for revolutionary rhetoric, let’s all cry: “Peace, freedom and liberty!

— Carl William Brown, Aforismi geniali di William Shakespeare.

I have only known two men’s souls in my life, one the devil, the other the the bird’s wings which picked me up and carried me back to the freedom of being.

— Wendy gibbins

Thinking about the bed leaves you horny, but thinking beyond the bed gives you honor, freedom and wisdom.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

You have to remember, William. It may make the difference between freedom and half a lifetime in prison.

— Kenneth Eade, Unreasonable Force

A machine! I have become a machine! It has taken over my life. How ironic! In a world of freedom and independence, my entire life now depends on a machine!

— Leigh Hershkovich, Shattered Illusions

But it required a disastrous, internecine war to bring this question of human freedom to a crisis, and the process of striking the shackles from the slave was accomplished in a single hour.

— Wendell Willkie

I loved the feeling of freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I’m competing with is me.

— Wilma Rudolph

What good to me is the festive garment of freedom when I am in a slave’s smock at home?

— Johann Georg Hamann

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity.

— Will Durant

[W]hat I like best is staying home and reading. Being rich is not about how many homes you own. It’s the freedom to pick up any book you want without looking at the price and wondering whether you can afford it.

— John Waters

If our focus is on how we are supposed to feel then we deny ourselves the joy of freedom in how we truly feel.

— Mishi McCoy, The Lovely Knowing

What was the freedom to which the adult human being rose in the morning, if each act was held back or inspired by the overpowering ghost of a little child?

— Delmore Schwartz, In Dreams Begin Responsibilities and Other Stories

The principle of tolerance and respect for freedom promoted by the reforms of the Second Vatican Council are today being manipulated and erroneously taken too far.

— Pope Benedict XVI

What is the most important thing in your life?For me, it is my freedom of mind, my freedom to choose my own ways of self-construction or self-destruction.

— Preeti Bhonsle, 27 Broken Footprints

SUICIDE… Is to have the freedom to choose, when, where and how to die.

— John Zea

Breakups can be sad, but sometimes tears are the price we pay for a freedom we need.

— Steve Maraboli

Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day.

— Charles B. Rangel

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.

— Milton Friedman

The function of freedom is to free someone else.

— Toni Morrison

Every wedding must be an occasion of joy that human beings can do such great things, that they have been given such immense freedom and power to take the helm in their life’s journey…

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison

You’re like a half-tamed creature, still shy of the bridle. ‘Except you enthrall me, never shall be free.’ But freedom is an illusion, anyway.

— Nenia Campbell, Fearscape

You have the freedom to live and let live, to love and let love. Granting yourself that freedom is one of the healthiest, most constructive things you can do for yourself and the people who matter to you.

— Martha Beck

Sometimes I almost pity them. I think I have a freedom they cannot understand. No insult, no blame can touch me. Because I have set myself beyond the pale. I am nothing, I am hardly human any more. I am the French Lieutenant’s Whore.

— John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman

I am free. I am ransomed. I’ve never felt this way before, like a slave set free who was born a slave and never knew what freedom was like.

— Frank E. Peretti, Piercing the Darkness

I have freedom. But freedom means total selfishness. It means nobody cares much what you do.

— Lynn Barber

I have said democracy and freedom do not work too well if you are hungry, if you are starving.

— Pete Domenici

We each bring our own unique beauty to the world, and how blessed we are to have the freedom to find that beauty in each other.

— Heather K. O’Hara, The Path of Songs: A Gift for the Soul

If there’s one observation that rings true in today’s changing world, it is that freedom and peace go hand in hand.

— Ronald Reagan, The Quest for Peace, the Cause of Freedom

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I took up arms for the freedom of my color. It is our own – we will defend it or perish.

— Toussaint Louverture

The American experience influenced my understanding of individuality, basic human rights, freedom of expression and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.

— Ai Weiwei

Freedom of conscience of education of speech of assembly are among the very fundamentals of democracy and all of them would be nullified should freedom of the press ever be successfully challenged.

— F. D. Roosevelt

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.

— James A. Garfield

I swallowed and bit my lower lip, “Maybe freedom is never truly free, as they say, ” I said into his green eyes, “it comes with a price, and sooner or later, time will come to collect its toll.

— Julia J. Gibbs, The Oaks Remain

Gnan’ [True Knowledge, Knowledge of one’s own self], is freedom itself. It keeps one in Moksha [liberated state] and prevents [karmic] bondage.

— Dada Bhagwan

In order to spend out our time (life) we sell some of this time. We work for someone, we labour. In freedom we do slavery.

— Wasif Ali Wasif, Dil Darya Samandar / دل دریا سمندر

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

— Robert Frost

We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

— Abraham Lincoln

And I’m ill with the thought of your kiss, coffee-laced intoxicating on her lips… shut it out, I’ve got no claim on you now, I’m not allowed to wear you freedom down

— A Fine Frenzy

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.

— Eleanor Roosevelt, You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life

Strait-jacket and chain-gang procedures had to be done away with if there was to a chance for growth of individuals in the intellectual springs of freedom without which there is no assurance of genuine and continued normal growth.

— John Dewey, Experience and Education

What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don’t like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don’t expect freedom to survive very long.

— Thomas Sowell

I had fought for my independence and fought for my freedom to do as I chose.

— Kris Kristofferson

Many of us persons of the tinted persuasion care about human rights and artistic freedom too.

— Salman Rushdie

The hope of the nation which throughout the nineteenth century had not for a moment reconciled itself with the loss of independence, and fighting for its own freedom, fought at the same time for the freedom of other nations.

— Lech Walesa

I think if we get freedom for women, then they are probably going to do a lot of things that I wish they wouldn’t do. But it seems to me that isn’t our business to say what they should do with it. It is our business to see that they get it.

— Alice Paul

The Universe cares more about your empowerment and freedom from fear than it does just about anything. It’s really true

— Renae A. Sauter, An Empowered Life: Mind/Body/Spirit Empowerment

It feels incredible to be outside when I’m supposed to be inside. The sensation of freedom is intoxicating. – Sara

— Susane Colasanti, When It Happens

Wings are freedom only when they are wide open in flight. On one’s back they are a heavy weight.

— Marina Tsvetaeva, Сводные тетради

There ain’t no money in poetry, that’s what keeps the poet free. I’ve had all the freedom I can stand.

— Guy Clark

The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear – and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march.

— George W. Bush

If this is the freedom you speak of… I want no part of it.

— K. Weikel, Building Monsters

Before the palefaces came among us, we enjoyed the happiness of unbounded freedom and were acquainted with neither riches, wants, nor oppression.

— Tecumseh

It seems that the right of freedom of speech that was enshrined in numerous constitutions is now under attack by religious institutions.

— Salman Rushdie

The freedom of Cross Country is so primitive. It’s woman vs. nature.

— Lynn Jennings

Since Castro took power, the Cuban people have been denied basic human freedoms. No freedom of religion, no freedom of the press, no political freedom. And the regime uses brutality and violence to suppress these freedoms and impose its will.

— Mitt Romney

How is it called freedom if it is limited by those with a history of oppressing you?

— Jeffrey G. Duarte

Confronted with such flagrant acts of intolerance—such abuses of the freedom of speech—a free society must surely do more. For intolerance is the one thing a free society cannot afford to tolerate.

— Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now

I practised as an architect for 10 years. I qualified in 1973 with a fellowship diploma of architecture. World Series Cricket gave me the freedom to go out and pursue architecture.

— Max Walker

So keep fightin’ for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don’t you forget to have fun doin’ it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce.

— Molly Ivins

Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation’s heart, the excision of its memory.

— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

The deepest parts of you know that if freedom from fear was as easy as ‘creating a new reality’ for yourself, then you would already be the fearless person you know in your heart that you’re meant to be.

— Guy Finley

In peace, the Middle East, the ancient cradle of civilization, will become invigorated and transformed. Throughout its lands there will be freedom of movement of people, of ideas, of goods.

— Menachem Begin

The unconditional love of God leads to a life of freedom and transforms each day into a potentially wild adventure.

— Randy Elrod, Sex, Lies & Religion

And right action is freedom from past and future also.For most of us, this is the aim never to be realized. Who are only undefeated because we have gone on trying. “The Dry Salvages

— T.S. Eliot

You can’t have freedom of religion with a religion that hates freedom!

— Celso Cukierkorn

Lebanese freedom of speech : You get to say whatever you like as long as the authorities approve of it… Hilarious.

— Ziad K. Abdelnour, Ending Syria’s Occupation Of Lebanon: The U.S. Role

i believe in the freedom of state where every people have to right develop their culture and maintain the democracy while two things are very essential justice and equality – Long Live Pakistan and Happy Independence Day

— Avinash Advani

Foisting an identity on people rather than allowing them the freedom and space to create their own is shady.

— Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

Adventures are all very well in their place, but there’s a lot to be said for regular meals and freedom from pain.

— Neil Gaiman, Stardust

I’ve learned over the years that freedom is just the other side of discipline.

— Jake Gyllenhaal

There’s a freedom to being young that is harder to come by as time goes on.

— Dave Matthews

As is typical of this God [of Israel], he calls his people into freedom in the most unlikely place.

— Mark Galli, Chaos and Grace: Discovering the Liberating Work of the Holy Spirit

The feminine seeks connection through union, likewise the masculine seeks freedom through disengagement.

— Nityananda Das

Liberty should be understood as freedom from the government, specifically, freedom from the initiation of physical force by the government.

— George Reisman

Too much freedom can lead to the soul’s decay.

— Prince

We believe in bravery. We believe in taking action. We believe in freedom from fear and in acquiring the skills to force the bad out of our world so that the good can prosper and thrive. If you also believe in those things, we welcome you.

— Veronica Roth, Divergent

Fear masquerades as a “just cause” while devouring all forms of freedom and dignity.

— Katy Tackes, Each Time She Wakes

Many greeted the truth as an enemy. And freedom as well.

— Svetlana Alexievich, Czasy secondhand. Koniec czerwonego człowieka

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres or a little money and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth and for the great benefits of our being our life health and reason we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.

— Marcus Annaeus Seneca

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.

— Suze Orman

In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.

— Bernard Baruch

If self-employment is the opposite of employed-by-other, than a job is outsourcing your freedom (time and talent) to a boss.

— Richie Norton

Earthly goods deceive the human heart into believing that they give it security and freedom from worry. But in truth, they are what cause anxiety.

— Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Better guilt than the terrible burden of freedom and responsibility.

— Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death

I have this one little life to live with, it’s not the plan I had in mind but I can accept its the calling of my soul. The irony in gaining freedom through the heartbreak of stillness.

— Nikki Rowe

The sweltering summer of the Negro’s legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

Music is the love child birthed from the boundless freedom found in dreams and the rapturous opposition faced in life; for that, we should be so grateful for both the light and the dark.

— Dave Matthes

I’m just kind of taking a break now and enjoying the freedom of making my own choices. When you’re on a television show for six years, they run your schedule.

— Andrew Shue

It is important to demonstrate to the unfree world that one of the privileges of democracies is to enjoy freedom of travel and intercourse and the exchange of knowledge and ideas. [Gerald Barry, from article in English Speaking World, 1950.]

— Harriet Atkinson, The Festival of Britain: A Land and Its People

There are two and only two ways that any economy can be organized. One is by freedom and voluntary choice—the way of the market. The other is by force and dictation—the way of the State.

— Murray N. Rothbard

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.

— Bob Marley

So nothing! Look, I get that coming here meant you could finally do things on your own, but you are just supposed to just take sips of freedom Norah – don’t just slam it down your throat like a tequila shot!

— Angela Richardson, Pieces of Lies

I believe that you can create genuine fulfillment, make money, have freedom and make a difference for others.

— Michael Hutchison, Stop It! – 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Relationship Marketing Business

The true measure of a society´s freedom is how it treats its dissidents and other marginalized groups, not how it treats its good loyalists. We shouldn´t have to be faithful loyalists of the powerful to be free from state surveillance.

— Glenn Greenwald, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

A freedom given up is not so easily regained.

— Rivera Sun, Steam Drills, Treadmills and Shooting Stars – a story of our times –

When a person eats shortly before going to bed, digestion accompanies sleep. The two great physiological functions are completed together, leaving the maximum of freedom to the mind during the day.

— Adalbert de Vogüé, Aimer Le Jeune: L’Experience Monastique

Fighting in the name of freedom has too high a price, ” Merlin sighed as he leaned into his mother’s arms.

— Dee Marie, Sons of Avalon: Merlin’s Prophecy

Our faith in freedom does not rest on the foreseeable results in particular circumstances but on the belief that it will, on balance, release more forces for the good than for the bad.

— Friedrich A. Hayek

The artist can not serve his struggle for freedom unless he subjectively assimilates the social content, unless he feels in his very nerves its meaning and drama and freely seeks to give his own inner world incarnation in his art.

— Leon Trotsky

[Homeschooling]…recipe for genius: More of family and less of school, more of parents and less of peers, more creative freedom and less formal lessons.

— Raymond S. Moore, School Can Wait

Saying that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say.

— Jean-Michel Jarre

This is an exciting time. I believe we stand at the edge of a new age – a Golden Age – of freedom that will rival any of the great eras of world history because it will be the entire world itself that is changing.

— Joe Lieberman

You want freedom and they give you chicken korma.

— Mohammed Hanif, A Case of Exploding Mangoes

The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority.

— Henrik Ibsen

America: A place where Realists have the freedom to be Idealists.

— Dortha Jackson, Seeds

Reproductive freedom is critical to a whole range of issues. If we can’t take charge of this most personal aspect of our lives, we can’t take care of anything. It should not be seen as a privilege or as a benefit, but a fundamental human right.

— Faye Wattleton

…the sweetness of grace and freedom comes hand in hand with the uncomfortable, bitter-rawness of honest emotions and grief.

— Natalie Brenner, This Undeserved Life: Uncovering The Gifts of Grief and The Fullness of Life

Words to invoke peace & awareness. Words to create freedom and fairness. Words to plant sacred seeds. and sing us back into balance.

— Jay Woodman

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness… but only when you pay your taxes? That means your freedom is rented, leased, & not unalienable.

— Steve Maraboli

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

— Søren Kierkegaard

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

— Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Love and freedom are such hideous words. So many cruelties have been done in their name.

— Joseph O’Connor, Star of the Sea

The 1957 crisis in Little Rock, brought about by the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, was a huge part of the march toward freedom and opportunity in America.

— Vic Snyder

Freedom without virtue isn’t freedom – it will eventually destroy a society.

— Rush Limbaugh

Where true dignity and real freedom are undermined, real self least exists!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

The cost of freedom is being strong enough to find then implement your own desires.

— Steven Redhead, Life Is Simply A Game

The old law of an eye for an eye didn’t make them blind to the fact that another man’s terrorist wasn’t their freedom fighter.

— Asaad Almohammad, An Ishmael of Syria

No body of knowledge needs an organizational policy. Organizational policy can only impede the advancement of knowledge. There is a basic incompatibility between any organization and freedom of thought.

— William S. Burroughs

In the kingdom of consumption the citizen is king. A democratic monarchy: equality before consumption, fraternity in consumption, and freedom through consumption.

— Raoul Vaneigem

There is often in people to whom “the worst” has happened an almost transcendent freedom for they have faced “the worst” and survived it.

— Carol Pearson

Om meditation makes the mind spacious. It gives the freedom for focus and divergent thinking. Divergent thinking is the center of human creativity.

— Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation

True freedom allows us to do all the good we can under God’s law.

— The Liberty Book

Self-discipline is a form of freedom. Freedom from laziness and lethargy, freedom from expectations and demands of others, freedom from weakness and fear — and doubt.

— H.A. Dorfman

A-POC unleashes the freedom of imagination. It’s for people who are curious, who have inner energy – the energy of life and living.

— Issey Miyake

The Crystal Wind is the storm, and the storm is data, and the data is life. You have been slaves, denied the storm, denied the freedom of your data. That is now ended; the whirlwind is upon you . . . . . . Whether you like it or not.

— Daniel Keys Moran, The Long Run: A Tale of the Continuing Time

If we do not believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we do not believe in it at all.

— Noam Chomsky

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.

— Frank Herbert

That the military have the power to manipulate personal liberties while cocking a snook at justice and freedom in Balochistan is a fact.

— Nilantha Ilangamuwa

Progress without the reasoned freedom to think and act is regression to slavery.

— Richard John Neuhaus, American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile

They got the absolute freedom to choose what we want them to.

— Don Winslow, The Power of the Dog

Democracy, freedom and liberty do not make us more than what we are; it is our commitment that matters.

— M.F. Moonzajer

Sometimes they [people] throw off their freedom so quickly, you’d think it was burning them.

— Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole

Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves the enemies of freedom. Countless people dare not say a thing because they know it will be picked up and made a song of by the press. That limits freedom.

— Geoffrey Fisher

Nature smiles at the union of freedom and equality in our utopias. For freedom and equality are sworn and everlasting enemies, and when one prevails the other dies.

— Will Durant

A constant discomfort derives from this–writing these sentences, or any other for that matter–I am writing an ad for the war. With that, every utterance about freedom finishes.

— Semezdin Mehmedinović

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.

— Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

If fame came near to you to get you, you must run away from it very fast! Because this is a matter of freedom and captivity!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Every poet… finds himself born in the midst of prose. He has to struggle from the littleness and obstruction of an actual world into the freedom and infinitude of an ideal.

— Thomas Carlyle

I decided to write ‘True Refuge’ during a major dive in my own health. Diagnosed with a genetic disease that affected my mobility, I faced tremendous fear and grief about losing the fitness and physical freedom I loved.

— Tara Brach

Education is for freedom – freedom from mental slavery.

— Ogwo David Emenike

As free as you allow others to be, such freedom you create for yourself.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Independence means.. enjoying freedom and empowering others too to let them do so.

— Vikrmn, 10 Alone

greater sexual freedom expands the grey area between consensual sex and rape

— none

I would say that as I’ve gotten older, I trust my intuition more; I allow myself more freedom both musically, creatively and my own life existentially.

— Matisyahu

My only writing ritual is to shave my head bald between writing the first and second drafts of a book. If I can throw away all my hair, then I have the freedom to trash any part of the book on the next rewrite.

— Chuck Palahniuk

I wouldn’t want freedom all the time but it’s nice to know it’s attainable

— Denis Hickey, Breaking Free

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

— Rosa Luxemburg

Forgiveness is the highest form of a gift of kindness and it brings freedom from the prison of hatred and revenge.

— Debasish Mridha

That’s all the freedom we can hope for – the freedom to choose our prison.

— L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle

Faith is intrinsic to humanity and the freedom to practice one’s religion is a right no power can deny

— Aysha Taryam

Individual events. Events beyond law. Events so numerous and so uncoordinated that, flaunting their freedom from formula, they yet fabricate firm form.

— John Archibald Wheeler

In this quiet place on a quiet streetwhere no one ever finds usgently, lovingly, freedom gives back our pain.–from poem In a Quiet Place on a Quiet Street

— Aberjhani, I Made My Boy Out of Poetry

Liberty is freedom constrained only by our responsibility to respect the equal rights of others.

— Dave Champion

The battle for freedom and liberty really never is over, and there are really low points in it, but I’m not giving up, and I’m not gonna engage in phony pep talks, either.

— Rush Limbaugh

I suggest to my students that they write under a pseudonym for a week. That allows young men to write as women, and women as men. It allows them a lot of freedom they don’t have ordinarily.

— Joyce Carol Oates

We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.

— Lech Walesa

The proletariat uses the State not in the interests of freedom but in order to hold down its adversaries, and as soon as it becomes possible to speak of freedom the State as such ceases to exist.

— Friedrich Engels

None of us have true freedom because every one of us has to conform.

— Debasish Mridha

I am in favor of complete freedom of information and of free access to the new communication tools, in particular the Internet.

— Omar Bongo

Autos for years seemed to give us freedom and independence, but when they create traffic jams and other problems in the parks, the experience of serenity in nature that visitors expect is seriously diminished, if not destroyed.

— Michael Frome

In the long years to come, not only will the people of this island but of the world, wherever the bird of freedom chirps in human hearts, look back to what we’ve done, and they will say ‘do not despair, do not yield…march straightforward.

— Winston S. Churchill

The rainbow flag is a symbol of freedom and liberation that we made for ourselves.

— Gilbert Baker

I am for freedom of religion and against all maneuvers to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another.

— Thomas Jefferson

So you see, we are not free to choose our fate. There is a yoke to be borne and freedom is only an illusion. I am not free. God has put me here on earth for a reason.

— Naomi Ragen, Jephte’s Daughter

None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.

— John Milton

Your true freedom is making your own decisions.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

There is freedom within the potential to choose how to live life.

— Steven Redhead, Life Is A Cocktail

The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.

— John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

You can talk all you want about freedom of speech, but it’s freedom of hearing that counts.

— Tommy Smothers

There is nothing more powerful than truth. It is undeniable and should always be appreciated. The truth gives you unlimited freedom to be who you are and express how you feel. The truth offers you peace of mind which is something we all love.

— Amaka Imani Nkosazana

137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America’s most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed – it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.

— Doc Hastings

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.

— Nelson Mandela

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.

— James D. Watson

I am an atheist but I promise whenever there is complete freedom of religion I would worship you as my private and individual God.

— M.F. Moonzajer

though excessive pride may seek for freedom, it may only see freedom in chains

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity – the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.

— Robert Kennedy

I do not think we should be trying to save our freedom by killing the safeguards that keep our liberties.

— Eliot Engel

They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that.

— Audie Murphy

You cannot parcel out freedom in pieces because freedom is all or nothing.

— Tertullian

Stay in the middle of the bell-curve of social norms and follow along, or you will find out the about freedom you never had.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so, we dilute the freedom this cherished emblem represents.

— William J. Brennan, Jr.

You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction. You have so many computers, why don’t you use them in the search for love?

— Lech Walesa

It was the freedom to experiment that made this experiment called Freedom possible.

— Justin Sirois, So Say the Waiters book 1

pssst . . .your soul is calling you to freedom love and play!

— Jan Porter, Sacred Space, body mind soul after sexual abuse

If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care then the happiest individual… would be I think an American cow.

— William Lyon Phelps

When faith in our freedom gives way to fear of our freedom, silencing the minority view becomes the operative protocol.

— Joel Salatin, Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front

Easter blessingsAll life’s sacrifices like autumn leavesawaken our sensesand power to love and be wholeOur Mother Earth, Our Father Skyembraces our happiness and laughterPraise be to freedom and life’s seasonsPraise be to Christ’s freedom song

— Ramon Ravenswood, Twilight Zone Encounters

If terrorism is to be defeated, the world of Islam must take on board the secularist-humanist principles on which the modern is based, and without which Muslim countries’ freedom will remain a distant dream.

— Salman Rushdie

How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.

— Søren Kierkegaard

Nonetheless, we experience a sense of freedom when we feel that we have the ability to make choices and satisfy our primal instincts.

— Ori Hofmekler, The Warrior Diet

The most important condition for progress is freedom of the mind.

— Debasish Mridha

True freedom comes from continuous self-development.

— Seema Brain Openers

I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.

— Eminem

Silence gives you freedom to talk with yourself fearlessly

— Rohit Bhardwaj, Thoughtsshare for Everyday Life: Insights into Everyday life

You learn that you either are going to have a police state where you don’t have any freedom left, or you’re going to build a world that doesn’t create terrorists – and that means a whole different way of ‘getting along.’

— John Shelby Spong

Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization!!

— Charles Lindberg

Let your will burn in this fire so that it takes you nowhere else. Let your self be burned in this fire of eternity, love and peace. Don’t be afraid of this fire, it is love itself. This desire for freedom is the fire of love!

— H.W.L. Poonja, The Truth Is

Enlightenment is the ultimate nourishment for body, mind, and soul. It is the ultimate freedom and ecstasy of life.

— Amit Ray, Meditation: Insights and Inspirations

Two separate beings, in different circumstances, face to face in freedom and seeking justification of their existence through one another, will always live an adventure full of risk and promise.” (p. 248)

— Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex

The fundamentals that founded our great nation included the freedom of speech and religion.

— Markwayne Mullin

The moment you say that any idea system is sacred, whether it’s a religious belief system or a secular ideology, the moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.

— Salman Rushdie

The freedom enjoyed in Western society under the rule of law and constitutional government explains both the quality of its civilization and its wealth.

— Paul Johnson

And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.

— Randy Komisar, The Monk and the Riddle: The Education of a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

The only freedom that lasts comes from pursuing what we want when we want what we ought.

— John Piper, When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some would say that they are terrorists. Others would say that they are freedom fighters. It depends on which side of the flames you are on…

— James Morris Robinson, Genesis: A New World Order

Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression.

— Taslima Nasrin

When people don’t understand the meaning of freedom in their lives, they will continue to live as if they’re still oppressed.

— Gift Gugu Mona

Life never ceases having a meaning for a humble person. The freedom of choice, the sovereignty that we hold over our own souls, enables a person to discover the meaning of his or her own life every day, even in suffering or death.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

You always know the mark of a coward. A coward hides behind freedom. A brave person stands in front of freedom and defends it for others.

— Henry Rollins, Talk is Cheap: Volume 1

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.

— Nelson Mandela

Freedom of will is born from the neurons. And that freedom allows you to sometimes make even the worst decisions ever in your life. And by making the worst decision, you simply learn what would be the better decision in future.

— Abhijit Naskar, What is Mind?

We’re giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed.

— Glenn Beck

Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Father of the Republic, made it his great aim in his revolutionary leadership to secure freedom and equality of status for China among the nations of the world.

— Chiang Kai-shek

The petite bourgeoise and small property in general represent a precious zone of autonomy and freedom in state systems increasingly dominated by large public and private bureaucracies.

— James C. Scott, Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity and Meaningful Work and Play

It should be made clear that religious freedom DOES NOT include the right to persecute others, nor the right to take away their humanity and equal treatment before the law.

— Christina Engela, Autumn Burning: Dreadtime Stories for the Wicked Soul

The notion of freedom proclaimed by the modern world is anti-discipline. But true freedom cannot be separated from discipline.

— Matthew Kelly, Rediscover Catholicism

The great greatest gift you can give him is the freedom to spread his wings.

— Francine Rivers, The Scarlet Thread

Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.

— Gerry Adams

In America it’s live by the sword of freedom of expression and be will to die by it as well.

— Vince McMahon

America’s freedom of religion, and freedom from religion, offers every wisdom tradition an opportunity to address our soul-deep needs: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, secular humanism, agnosticism and atheism among others.

— Parker Palmer

Happiness is exercising the little freedom that we have by choosing things that create harmony in our lives.

— Kamand Kojouri

None can love freedom heartily but good men – the rest love not freedom but licence.

— John Milton

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

— James Madison

Once freedom lights its beacon in a man’s heart the gods are powerless against him.

— Jean-Paul Sartre

Mum, ” she frowned “if one has freedom of worship to either be a Christian, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist or pagan: why can’t one have freedom to marry whoever or whatever one loves?

— S.A. David, 7 Flash

What is freedom to a nation, but freedom to the individuals in it?

— Harriett Beecher-Stowe

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

— Pearl S. Buck

The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws.

— Ernest Holmes

We gain freedom when we learn to overcome fears.

— Debasish Mridha

Though it may sound paradoxical, identifying our thoughts, emotions, and habitual patterns of behavior is the key to freedom & transformation.

— Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection

There is only one kind of freedom and that’s individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it.

— Ron Paul

After the tragedy, New Yorkers are more united than ever in their vision, as well as in appreciation what living in freedom means – and that if we stand together, we can accomplish anything.

— George Pataki

The most important things to be acquired for freedom and democracy, are identity and dignity.

— King Michael of Romania

From the U.S. Capitol Building to the White House, our national symbols that represent freedom to so many of us, were built by people who were anything but free.

— Gary Ackerman

No one is fighting for my freedom unless they are doing it on my soil.

— Ashly Lorenzana

I pray moms will use … [my] book[s] as a reference to arm themselves with God’s grace and His Word to break away from the enemy’s bondage and begin to experience peace and freedom in their homeschool journeys right away.

— Tamara L. Chilver

Books that distribute things… with as daring a freedom as we use in dreams, put us on our feet again.

— Marsilio Ficino

Nevermore shall men make slaves of others! Not in Asgard–not on Earth–not any place where the hammer of Thor can be swung–or where men of good faith hold freedom dear!

— Stan Lee

Limitation of one’s freedom might seem to be something negative and unpleasant, but love makes it a positive, joyful and creative thing. Freedom exists for the sake of love.

— John Paul II, Love and Responsibility

We who are born into this age of freedom and independence and the self must undergo this loneliness. It is the price we pay for these times of ours.

— Sōseki Natsume

I believe that art has been a vehicle for me that’s been about enlightenment and expanding my own parameters, to give me courage to exercise the freedom that I have in life.

— Jeff Koons

True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.

— Mortimer J. Adler, How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it’s an example of freedom from religion.

— Tom Wolfe

Daily discipline is the door to full freedom, and the discipline to count to one thousand gave way to the freedom of wonder and I can’t imagine not staying awake to God in the moment, the joy in the now.

— Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

For the coming of that day shall I fight, I and my sons and my chosen friends. For the freedom of Man. For his rights. For his life. For his honor.

— Ayn Rand, Anthem

I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other.

— Chris Patten

Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality.

— Billie Joe Armstrong

I like trains. I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of: for this moment I know where I am going.

— Anna Funder, Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

The goal of the EU is to form a region of freedom, security and justice. Freedom in this connection cannot be just the freedom of the strong, but it must be combined with fraternity and equality.

— Tarja Halonen

I wonder Why we make huge revolutions and then the result is zero of hopes, freedom or even to find the food !

— عبير المعداوي

Freedom from a tyrant is easy, but freedom from societal conformity is difficult.

— Debasish Mridha

Jiu Jitsu gives each of us something that no other sport can. We have the opportunity to become truly great regardless of what circumstance fate has handed us. We have complete freedom and responsibility to achieve whatever level of mastery we wish.

— Chris Matakas, My Mastery: Continued Education Through Jiu Jitsu

We are united by something greater and more valuable than our beliefs alone: the freedom to have those beliefs, and believe what we want without persecution – we must protect that at all costs.

— A.J. Darkholme, Rise of the Morningstar

I’m glad to be eating the bread of freedom even if it does taste like sponge buttered with greasy salt.

— Diane Samuels, Kindertransport: A Drama

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.

— Elbert Hubbard

When I was younger, I was listening to a lot of Armenian music, you know, revolutionary music about freedom and protest. In the 70s I was listening to soul and the Bee Gees and ABBA, and funk.

— Serj Tankian

Freedom of speech means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent.

— Alan Dershowitz

When the women begin to take an active part in the struggle, no power on earth can stop us from achieving freedom in our lifetime.

— Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

For forty years, I have devoted myself to the cause of the people’s revolution with but one aim in view – the elevation of China to a position of freedom and equality among the nations.

— Sun Yat-sen

I’m not quite sure what freedom is, but i know damn well what it ain’t. How have we gotten so silly, i wonder.

— Assata Shakur, Assata: An Autobiography

I like the freedom of research. Plus, if I fail in science, I know I can always survive because I have an M.D. This has been my insurance policy.

— Shinya Yamanaka

The Waterbearer loves, loves, loves its freedom, but eventually, when freedom is the only goal, it can get a little limiting. That’s when Aquarius realizes its freedom has become its prison.

— John Marchesella

Poets, with no sponsors, no agenda, are the truest form of freedom today, bleeding out every drop of themselves for the world to either hate or devour.

— Jason E. Hodges

The ocean was the best place, of course. That was what she loved most. It was a feeling of freedom like no other, and yet a feeling of communion with all the other places and creatures the water touched.

— Ann Brashares

…The arbitrary power of the Government is unlimited, and unexampled in history; freedom of the Press, of opinion and of movement are as thoroughly exterminated as though the proclamation of the Rights of Man had never been.

— Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon

A new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn; for in man’s heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree.

— George H. W. Bush

Cut not the wings of your dreams, for they are the heartbeat and the freedom of your soul.

— Flavia

We decide where the time goes. There’s so much freedom in that, and so much responsibility.

— Shauna Niequist, Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living

It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.

— Leo McKern

True freedom is the ability to respond consciously, in the most beneficial way, to whatever life throws at you.

— John Bruna

You (Millennials) are the generation most afraid of real community because it inevitably limits freedom and choice. Get over your fear.

— Timothy J. Keller

Peace is found when people stand for morality and rejectculture. Defend freedom at all costs and at all times and peacewill rule the world instead of tyrants.

— Jeremy Locke, The End of All Evil

It is high time that the Palestinian people restore their freedom and independence. It is high time that the decades, the long decades of suffering and pain would stop.

— Mahmoud Abbas

For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.

— Alice Walker

I discovered freedom for the first time in England.

— Emperor Hirohito

Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.

— Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Most people do not really want others to have freedom of speech, they just want others to be given the freedom to say want they want to hear.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

TV takes away our freedom to have whatever thoughts we want. So do photographs, movies, and the Internet. They provide us with more intellectual stimuli, but they construct a lower, harder ceiling.

— Chuck Klosterman

When the freedom they wished for most was the freedom from responsibility then Athens ceased to be free and never was free again.

— Edith Hamilton

Our freedom through Christ means we are all free to love one another and to serve one another.

— Chris Vonada

Tomorrow’s freedom is today’s surrender.

— Sons and Daughters

Postmodernity means the exhilarating freedom to pursue anything, yet mind-boggling uncertainty as to what is worth pursuing and in the name of what one should pursue it.

— Zygmunt Bauman

Real freedom is creative, proactive, and will take me into new territories. I am not free if my freedom is predicated on reacting to my past.

— Kenny Loggins

If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.

— Ronald Reagan

No one can steal your freedom from you. You can only give it away.

— Bella James, The Girl Who Cried Wolf

VW has held a beloved place in American culture. When I graduated from college, many of my friends drove across the country, and most hit the road in a VW van or Bug. Through the years, these cars have represented youth, freedom and quirkiness.

— Frances Beinecke

I think it is very important for any U.S. administration to be clear that America stands on the side of freedom and democracy and respect for individual rights.

— Stephen Hadley

Old age has a great sense of calm and freedom when the passions relax their hold, then, as Sophocles says, we are free from the grasp, not of one mad master only, but of many.

— Plato, The Republic

Sex-positive feminism embraces the entire range of human sexuality and is based on the idea that sexual freedom is an essential component of women’s freedom. – Madison Young

— Tristan Taormino, The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge

Our rights are interconnected and inseparable. When freedom of expression is threatened, the rights to freedom of association and assembly, of thought, conscience and religion, are also compromised.

— Nazanin Boniadi

You can’t rid yourself of freedom the way you’d rid yourself of lice, brother.

— Bohumil Hrabal

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

— Edward R. Murrow

Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.

— Rollo May

I have lived under totalitarian Communism, so I prize freedom as much as anyone and have long fought for freedom of conscience and speech.

— Os Guinness

Money comes with a price, and for me, the price is both freedom and a real life.

— Savi Sharma, Everyone Has A Story

The First Amendment freedom of religion is as important today as when the Bill of Rights was first written.

— Arlen Specter

Hand in hand with freedom of speech goes the power to be heard, to share in the decisions of government which shape men’s lives.

— Robert Kennedy

The process of discovering your greatest self is of refinement, not adding. The best way to reconnect with your freedom is to look at the rules you have that govern and hinder it.

— Steve Maraboli

When you are trapped in a cage with broken wings, freedom can seem like a faraway deeply buried treasure. But it is always within reach.

— Beth Kempton, Freedom Seeker: Live More. Worry Less. Do What You Love.

Mental and emotional freedom is not the denial of truth — it’s the recognition that truth isn’t something we need to run from or be afraid of.

— T.K. Coleman, Freedom Without Permission: How to Live Free in a World That Isn’t

I’m not made to fit into the society’s definition of me. I’ve got freedom to define myself. You too, if you know!

— Ridhdhesh Jivawala

Thus, it was to seek true civilization and true justice for all the peoples of the world, and to view this as the destruction of personal freedom and respect is to be assailed by the hatred and emotion of war, and to make hasty judgments.

— Hideki Tojo

Independence and free thought is what makes a person grow. By giving people the freedom and space to figure out who they are and be that, you give them the power to grow.

— Innocent Mwatsikesimbe, Mirror

I’ve never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It’s probably because they have forgotten their own.

— Margaret Atwood

Each year, more responsibility and freedom (they are companions) must be given to the child so that the final release in early adulthood is merely a small, final release of authority.

— James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: A Young Adult’s Guide to a Meaningful Future

The only freedom you truly have is in your mind, so use it.

— M.T. Dismuke

Religious freedom is too sacred a right to be restricted or prohibited in any degree without convincing proof that a legitimate interest of the state is in grave danger.

— Frank Murphy

Academic freedom and free speech mean the right to consider ideas with which you might disagree.

— Bob Beckel

Rock n’ roll to me is all about freedom of thought and to be whatever you want to be.

— Noel Gallagher

Isn’t it funny how freedom is only another word for slavery?

— Lionel Suggs

Deep down we all know that freedom is a choice, yet so many of us don’t feel that truth.

— Beth Kempton, Freedom Seeker: Live More. Worry Less. Do What You Love.

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

— Milton Friedman

No one has free will until they are an adult, and by then the choices that were made for them, have already set them on a course that gives limited freedom in the choices to be made.

— J.D. Stroube, Caged in Darkness

The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.

— John F. Kennedy

Too many things can be free in this world, but freedom is never among them.

— M.F. Moonzajer

Collective freedom provides the basic conditions for people to narrate their own lives, hold power accountable, and embrace a capacious notion of human dignity.

— Henry Giroux

Women become the objects of rules; they are repressed and lose their rights in the name of religion, or they lose their freedom in the name of tradition, while the state legitimates this foolishness with laws.

— Okky Madasari

The few Americans he had encountered in his lifetime had all seemed flat to him, as if freedom weakened one’s capacity for intense emotion by demanding too little of it.

— G. Willow Wilson, Alif the Unseen

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.

— Victor Pinchuk

The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then we’ll see the rising of the moon.

— Bobby Sands

You’ll never let me go, will you? Giving me the space and freedom I want isn’t your idea of love, is it? You’d rather cut me deep on earth to spare me pain in hell, whereas I think hell is right here.

— Matthew J. Hefti, A Hard And Heavy Thing

Rich people think long term. they balance their spending on enjoyment today with investing fore freedom tomorrow.

— Hyacil Han, Investing Made Easy: 50 Extremely Beneficial Business that are Undeniable Cash Cows

I was very lighthearted. This often the way when the abandonment of personal responsibility is enforced: neither wronged innocence or just guilt can seriously impair the sensation of freedom one has.

— Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers

As a soul, you have the freedom – and earned responsibility – to transpose your personal process of evolution, to manifest your greatest talents and vision, into the work that matters to you most as a means to personal redemption.

— Darrell Calkins

Neither the wording of the amendment itself nor common practice challenged the widely held belief that government guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.

— Linda Chavez

The freedom to share one’s insights and judgments verbally or in writing is, just like the freedom to think, a holy and inalienabl e right of humanity that, as a universal human right, is above all the rights of princes.

— Carl Friedrich Bahrdt, The Edict of Religion, a Comedy, and the Story and Diary of My Imprisonment

The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.

— Wole Soyinka

The real American ideal of cool which is building businesses, protecting freedom at home and abroad, taking responsibility for your actions, and leaving other people alone to live as they damn well please.

— Greg Gutfeld, Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You

Happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous.

— Marie Rutkoski, The Winner’s Curse

True happiness involves the freedom to be yourself.

— Innocent Mwatsikesimbe, Mirror

We Americans pride ourselves on our freedom to speak, to say what we believe. But of what use is it to speak if only those who already agree with us listen? A first step toward the abolition of war is learning to listen with respect and sympathy.

— Nel Noddings, Peace Education: How We Come to Love and Hate War

Crazy people who are judged to be harmless are allowed an enormous amount of freedom ordinary people are denied

— Katherine Paterson, Jacob Have I Loved

I should like to be remembered as the man who raised a voice against… placing limitations on the freedom of the individual.

— Dennis Chavez

Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.

— Peace Pilgrim

Woman must have her freedom, the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she will be a mother and how many children she will have. Regardless of what man’s attitude may be, that problem is hers – and before it can be his, it is hers alone.

— Margaret Sanger

Vitragta [a state of freedom from all worldly attachments] is the only way to ‘swim’ across lifetimes.

— Dada Bhagwan

The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.

— David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.

— Henrik Ibsen

Ultimately, I think the #1 thing that draws me to someone is their sense of freedom. Freedom and confidence are two different things, in my book. Confidence is overrated — it can be faked, whereas freedom is fearlessness.

— Emily Weiss

We could try freedom for a while. We had it for a long time. That’s where you sell something, and I agree to buy it because I like it. That is how we operate in most of rest of the marketplace other than health care.

— Rand Paul

Freedom is sloppy. But since tyranny’s the only guaranteed byproduct of those who insist on a perfect world, freedom will have to do.

— Bill Willingham, Fables: Werewolves of the Heartland

If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead, all hope and freedom are in spite of death.

— Paul Ricoeur

There are people who are willing to protect freedom until there is nothing left of it.

— Heinar Kipphardt, In der Sache J. Robert Oppenheimer

Rock and roll music – the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.

— Salman Rushdie

SUICIDE…Is to have the freedom to choose; when, where and how to die.― John Zea

— John Zea

We should all have the freedom to die with majesty in an unworthy life which was subjected to sin and vanity.

— Sorin Cerin

No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

— James Madison

Charles was very intent to use his years as Prince of Wales to make his mark while he still had freedom of maneuver that he wouldn’t have as King. The first subject he really went for was architecture. It made an impact.

— Anthony Holden

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

— United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

And maybe a few days of freedom would be better than a lifetime spent as a slave.

— Becky Allen, Bound by Blood and Sand

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.

— Benjamin Franklin

To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision.

— Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Family ownership provides the independence that is sometimes required to withstand governmental pressure and preserve freedom of the press.

— Katharine Graham

As highly sensitive individuals, we simply cannot stand feeling trapped, constricted or smothered in any way. We highly value our freedom and autonomy, making us particularly prone to staying single for long periods of time.

— Aletheia Luna, Awakened Empath: The Ultimate Guide to Emotional, Psychological and Spiritual Healing

We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure.

— Karl Popper

Silence gives you freedom to talk yourself fearlessly

— Ar Rohit bhardwaj

I enjoy the freedom of the blank page.

— Irvine Welsh

Two things form the bedrock of any open society — freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don’t have those things, you don’t have a free cou

— Salman Rushdie

True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment.

— Dada Vaswani

Financial freedom is available to those who learn about it and work for it.

— Robert Kiyosaki

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it.

— Aldous Huxley

Crime must be brought under control… Freedom without civility, freedom without the ability to live in peace, was not true freedom at all.

— Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

Innocence is defined in dictionaries as freedom from guilt or sin, especially from lack of knowledge; purity of heart; blamelessness; guilelessness; simplicity, etc.

— William Maxwell

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

Until you’ve lost your reputation you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.

— Margaret Mitchell

If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.

— Noam Chomsky

Jazz is about freedom within discipline. Usually a dictatorship like in Russia and Germany will prevent jazz from being played because it just seemed to represent freedom, democracy and the United States.

— Dave Brubeck

Happiness without freedom, or freedom without happiness. There was no third alternative.

— Yevgeny Zamyatin, We

Here was buried Thomas Jefferson Author of the Declaration of American Independence Of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom & Father of the University of Virginia.

— Thomas Jefferson

I have never thought, for my part, that man’s freedom consists in his being able to do whatever he wills, but that he should not, by any human power, be forced to do what is against his will.

— Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Reveries of the Solitary Walker

We see that happiness is not comfort. Happiness is the freedom to choose one’s own way.

— Chris Matakas, The Tao of Jiu Jitsu

We are revolutionaries for peace and freedom not violence. And we are going to fight through creativity rather than aggression.

— Nurudeen Ushawu

You see, freedom has a way of destroying things.

— Scott Westerfeld, Extras

This is part of the answer to the riddle ofchildhood unhappiness: their minds need, and deserve, a whole world of utterly unfenceable freedom where everything has othering, everything is radiant with the possibilities ofelseness.

— Jay Griffeths

Men are created different they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.

— David Riesman

Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence.

— Hannah Arendt

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

— Dwight D. Eisenhower

I am torn between the freedom of this adventure and the benefits of civilization despite its constraints.

— Sara Sheridan, The Secret Mandarin

To him, freedom was greater than love. She hated that. Because she had always thought that love was freedom.

— Tessa Shaffer, Heaven Has No Regrets

When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete.

— Vaclav Havel

The main objects of all science, the freedom and happiness of man. . . . [are] the sole objects of all legitimate government.(A plaque with this quotation, with the first phrase omitted, is in the stairwell of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.)

— Thomas Jefferson, Writings: Autobiography/Notes on the State of Virginia/Public & Private Papers/Addresses/Letters

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must like men undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

— Thomas Paine

In Iran, there is no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no independent judiciary, no free elections. There is no freedom of religion – not even for Shiites, who are forced by Iran’s theocracy to adhere to one narrow set of official rules.

— Elliott Abrams

All theory is against freedom of the will all experience for it.

— Samuel Johnson

We in the United States should be all the more thankful for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy. And we should always remember the lessons learned from the Holocaust, in hopes we stay vigilant against such inhumanity now and in the future.

— Charlie Dent

This was something they could not take from us – the freedom to imagine, to create new worlds beyond this one.

— Laura McVeigh, Under the Almond Tree

I had my first amendment rights removed by a USA judge for a video that I recorded in the public sidewalk. The right to free speech and freedom of the press only partially exists in the USA.

— Steven Magee

Whenever regulation increases, personal freedom decreases.

— Alan Wilson

The land of the free full of freedom is the home of the brave.

— Auliq Ice

Liberalism is to freedom as anarchism is to anarchy.

— Ernst Jünger, Eumeswil

But freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order.

— Robert Jackson

In many ways the rise of the state was the descent of the world from freedom to slavery

— Marvin Harris, Cannibals and Kings: Origins of Cultures

What does religious freedom mean if we would use it as a cover for hate and privilege?

— DaShanne Stokes

All Americans value the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, and I believe this is essential for our continued way of life. But with this freedom comes responsibility.

— Steven Hatfill

What is the conservative movement? It’s pretty straightforward. We believe that the way prosperity is created is when people have the freedom and the opportunity to pursue their dreams.

— Marco Rubio

Feminist thinking teaches us all, especially, how to love justice and freedom in ways that foster and affirm life.

— bell hooks, Feminism is for Everybody: Passionate Politics

We need to understand the more government spends, the more freedom is lost…Instead of simply debating spending levels, we ought to be debating whether the departments, agencies, and programs funded by the budget should exist at all.

— Ron Paul

In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today.

— Lincoln Kirstein

The time when freedom is no longer held in the highest regard is not during times of want or suffering, but during the era of civility, pleasure, and wealth.

— Eric J. Martindale

Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.

— Nelson Mandela

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.

— Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.

— Hedy Lamarr

The most dangerous diminutions of freedom come from those who are convinced of their moral rectitude.

— Daniel Hannan

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

— Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that’s what I’m trying to do.

— Quentin Tarantino

You ought to live your life with such freedom and joy that uptight Christians will doubt your salvation.

— Steve Brown, A Scandalous Freedom

The saddest feeling is knowing you deserve freedom and still feeling caged.

— Janelle Gray

Many a time freedom has been rolled back – and always for the same sorry reason: fear.

— Molly Ivins

But, in making the sacrifices that the Government asks us to make, we are not protecting our freedom. We are giving away our freedom in exchange for a false sense of security.

— Kenneth Eade, A Patriot’s Act

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.

— Rabindranath Tagore

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.

— Madonna

You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.

— Malcolm X

If you don’t give your kid freedom to make choices with money, including stupid choices, he’ll make plenty when he gets to college.

— John W. Gardner

As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion.

— Jasper Johns

What’s freedom for? To know eternity.

— Theodore Roethke

True freedom comes from being unknown.

— Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being

This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any we have seen in the past, and our military is learning from, and building on, previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future.

— Mark Kennedy

We wanted to be free and owe this freedom to nobody.

— Jan Stanisław Jankowski

Why would you want to be free of your destiny? Nothing else will satisfy. As for freedom, that’s a matter of the heart. Pursue your destiny, and you’ll find your freedom along the way.

— Karyn Henley, Breath of Angel

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.

— Eric Hoffer

The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.

— Carrie Jones, Need

Democracy was supposed to champion freedom of speech, and yet the simple rules of table decorum could clamp down on the rights their forefathers had fought and died for.

— E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

It’s important that young people know about the struggles we faced to get to the point we are today. Only then will they appreciate the hard-won freedom of blacks in this country.

— Amelia Boynton Robinson

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.

— Tacitus

No freedom till we’re equal. Damn right I support it.

— Macklemore, Macklemore- Same Love

But the human being likes to be challenged, seeks freedom in adversity.

— Ursula K. Le Guin

We are a people of many different religions and many different faiths. The only way forward in a pluralistic society of diverse faiths such as ours is to have laws that protect and respect the freedom of all, equally.

— Martin O’Malley

There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and attachment

— Harriet Jacobs, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

The process of discovering your fearless self is of refinement, not adding. The best way to reconnect with your freedom is to look at the rules you have that govern your freedom.

— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Genuine freedom is possible only where there is genuine love. And genuine love is not possible without truth.

— Michael O’Brien

In freedom you form in utter disgrace, the bars of my prison this night.While you drift on currents of seraphim heights, it is I who deserve to take flight.

— Craig Froman, An Owl on the Moon: A Journal from the Edge of Darkness

I love to create, and to me, the ultimate freedom of expression is a blank canvas or a block of clay to capture whatever emotions your imagination gives it.

— Daniel Boulud

I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.

— Rosa Parks

I have always that there ought to be some kind of mandatory national service, not necessarily in the military but to show everybody that freedom isn’t free, that everybody has an obligation to the nation as a community.

— Robert M. Gates

China has no choice but to emulate the power of America’s founding ideas and its journey through the universal values of democratic freedom and individual rights.

— Patrick Mendis, Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and the American Destiny Create a New Pacific World Order

Lies cannot nourish or protect you. Only freedom from fear, freedom from lies, can make us beautiful, and keep us safe.

— Anne Lamott, Grace (Eventually): Thoughts on Faith