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Freedom Quotes

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
Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent. Heinrich Heine
Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind. John Milton
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
I express many absurd opinions, but I am not the first man to do it American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense. Edgar Watson Howe
By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation. Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Price Of Freedom Is Eternal Vigilance. Thomas Jefferson
And so, my fellow americans ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man. John F. Kennedy
As it is an ancient truth that freedom cannot be legislated into existence, so it is no less obvious that freedom cannot be censored into existence. Dwight D Eisenhower
So long as faith with freedom reigns And loyal hope survives, And gracious charity remains To leaven lowly lives; While there is one untrodden tract For intellect or will, And men are free to think and act, Life is worth living still. Alfred Austin
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
Coersion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him. Ronald Reagan
The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. Aung San Suu Kyi
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. Albert Einstein
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power on behalf of tyranny and oppression. Malcolm X
In our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either. Mark Twain
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. Soren Kierkegaard
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will Lose its freedom and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too. W. Somerset Maugham
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt. Bergen Evans
There can be no real individual freedom in the presence of economic insecurity. Chester Bowles
( quotes are updated each month )