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Freedom Quotes

We hold in our hands, the most precious gift of all Freedom. The freedom to express our art. Our love. The freedom to be who we want to be. We are not going to give that freedom away and no one shall take it from us Andrew Schneider
They do not leave home without American Express. ... Blame the moral carelessness that parents pass off as the gift of freedom as they cut their children loose like colorful kites and wish them an exciting flight. Roger Rosenblatt
What do you gain, Soviet Union, from this miserable policy Where is your decency Would it be a disgrace for you to give up this battle On suppression of freedom for Jews in the USSR Golda Meir
Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. ...The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive. Frank Herbert, Dune
Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization. Charles Lindbergh
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
A society that puts equality... ahead of freedom will end up with neither. Milton Friedman
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet renounce controversy are people who want crops without ploughing the ground. Frederick Douglass 1817-1895
The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness. Eric Sevareid
The aim of art, the aim of a life can only be to increase the sum of freedom and responsibility to be found in every man and in the world. It cannot, under any circumstances, be to reduce or suppress that freedom, even temporarily. No great work has ever been based on hatred and contempt. On the contrary, there is not a single true work of art that has not in the end added to the inner freedom of each person who has known and loved it. Albert Camus
Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love. Frederick Buechner
Politics is the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order. Barry Goldwater
The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press, is that we must put up with a good deal of rubbish. Robert Jackson
The Price Of Freedom Is Eternal Vigilance. Thomas Jefferson
This institution will be based upon 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
The elective system ... offered a bewildering freedom of choice, leaving some graduates with the impression that they had nibbled at dozens of canaps of knowledge and never had their fill. Ted Morgan
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. Mahatma Gandhi
In human life, art may arise from almost any activity, and once it does so, it is launched on a long road of exploration, invention, freedom to the limits of extravagance, interference to the point of frustration, finally discipline, controlling constant change and growth. Susanne Langer
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
Statesmen may plan and speculate for liberty but it is religion and morality alone that can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. John Adams
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