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Freedom Quotes

The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within. Mahatma Gandhi
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
The deepest American dream is not the hunger for money or fame it is the dream of settling down, in peace and freedom and cooperation, in the promised land. Scott Russell Sanders
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
The more freedom we enjoy, the greater the responsibility we bear, toward others as well as ourselves. Oscar Arias Sanchez
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.
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! Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Cicely, 1992
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
All we have of freedom -- all we use or know -- This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago. Rudyard Kipling
Until you lose your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. Margaret Mitchell
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
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Speech, September 22, 1936
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
The freedom of all is essential to my freedom. Mikhail Bakunin
Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. Henrik Ibsen
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, Inaugural address, January 20, 1961
In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from. Peter Ustinov
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. Mark Twain
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. Soren Kierkegaard
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
( quotes are updated each month )