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Freedom Quotes

We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice. Friedrich August von Hayek
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag. Zell Miller
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power on behalf of tyranny and oppression. Malcolm X
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Speech, September 22, 1936
The Price Of Freedom Is Eternal Vigilance. Thomas Jefferson
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...We here highly resolve that the 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
I am old enough to know that victory is often a thing deferred, and rarely at the summit of courage... What is at the summit of courage, I think, is freedom. The freedom that comes with the knowledge that no earthly think can break you. Paula Giddings
God is not merely interestd in the freedom of brown men, yellow men, red men and black men.He is interested in the freedom of the whole human race. Martin Luther King Jr.
I believe that freedom is the deepest need of every human soul. George W. Bush, Press Conference, White House, Tuesday, April 13, 2004
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
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. Soren Aabye Kierkegaard
There can be no real individual freedom in the presence of economic insecurity. Chester Bowles
The way to final freedom is within thy self. The Book of the Golden Precepts
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty. Frank Herbert, Dune
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. Soren Kierkegaard
By academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true. This right implies also a duty one must not conceal any part of what on has recognized to be true. It is evident that any restriction on academic freedom acts in such a way as to hamper the dissemination of knowledge among the people and thereby impedes national judgment and action. Albert Einstein
I do not come into this pulpit hoping that perhaps somebody will of his own free will return to Christ. My hope lies in another quarter. I hope that my Master will lay hold of some of them and say, You are mine, and you shall be mine. I claim you for myself. My hope arises from the freeness of grace, and not from the freedom of the will. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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
People unfit for freedom - who cannot do much with it - are hungry for power. The desire for freedom is an attribute of a have type of self. It says: leave me alone and I shall grow, learn, and realize my capacities. The desire for power is basically an attribute of a have not type of self. Eric Hoffer
You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it. Corazn Cojuangco Aquino
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