173 Freedom Quotes

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the wills freedom after it. ~Aldous Huxley

Ah! I have lost my freedom, and hell is now beginning. ~Albert Camus

Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patients ego freedom to decide one way or another. ~Sigmund Freud

Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith—faith and freedom. ~Gustave Flaubert

Attachment flows your cries to materiality and god always support with freedom to decide. ~Desiraju Surya Narayana

Body and soul, black america reveals the extreme questions of contemporary life, questions of freedom and identity: how can i be who i am? ~June Jordan

Censorship however justified, is normally a cowardly part of the problem, a refusal to face issues unpleasant urgent, freedom of speech; especially facing confronting unpalatable issues, is normally part of the solution. ~Terence George Craddock (Afterglows Echoes Of Starlight)

Creativity seems to emerge from multiple experiences, coupled with a well-supported development of personal resources, including a sense of freedom to venture beyond the known. ~Loris Malaguzzi

Dance is the freedom finder of our heart. ~Pijush Biswas

Doing nothing cannot be a legitimate component of freedom of action. ~Prasanna Mishra

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

Every farewell combines loss and new freedom. ~Mason Cooley

Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom. ~Charles Horton Cooley

Excessive financial freedom often leads to spiritual and creative bondage... ~Dieter Ian Maree

Forgetfulness is a form of freedom. ~Khalil Gibran

Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether. ~Luis Buñuel

Freedom and equality means equal rights for all, without equal rights to freedom of choice for all freedom is meaningless a misappropriated word ~Terence George Craddock (Afterglows Echoes Of Starlight)

Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time. ~Bertrand Russell

Freedom deserves no bias. ~Alexej Savreux

Freedom does not mean freedom from others or the outside world, but from ones own self, the ‘me. Freedom from self brings ‘nothingness that includes all and makes one whole and complete. ~Ramakrushna Sahu

Freedom from religion, racism, poverty and illiteracy is a must ~Matt Ancient

Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive. ~Victor Hugo

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient greek republics: freedom for slave owners. ~Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Freedom is a mans natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

Freedom is a state of mind and once wealth, skin or country cannot determine his freedom ~Matt Ancient

Freedom is allowed only to them who keep the dignity of it. ~Ramakrushna Sahu

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

Freedom is everything, planning is everything. Plan to be free ~Bud Taylor

Freedom is fought and achieved by the oppressed for only the oppressed knows how it is to be free ~Matt Ancient

Freedom is in chains, be careful when losing it. ~Mcanthony C. Nwatu

Freedom is liberty delivered. ~Pops Wynn

Freedom is lost when you acquire and possess anything on any sphere of existence (physical, mental & spiritual) . Freedom is where ‘me is without ‘mine ~Ramakrushna Sahu

Freedom is most sacred ambition. ~Rafique Farooqi

Freedom is not being outside a physical enclosure, but freedom is being inside a relationship with your creator ~Ezekiel Mau

Freedom is not to waste, just to increase its barrier. ~Pijush Biswas

Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence. ~Norman O Brown

Freedom is the breath of the soul ~Dr.Mohammed Alrazak

Freedom is the engine of the future. ~R.J. Wynn

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

Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man. ~Hubert H Humphrey

Freedom is the only law which genius knows. ~James Russell Lowell

Freedom lies in being bold. ~Robert Frost

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism. ~Michel Foucault

Freedom with the arms of peace. ~Edward Kofi Louis

Freedom, high-day! High-day, freedom! Freedom, high-day, freedom! ~William Shakespeare

Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose. ~Kris Kristofferson

Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw. ~Henry David Thoreau

History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition. ~Milton Friedman

How prone poor humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky. ~E.T.A.W. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus Wilhelm) Hoffmann

How sad you are when your view freedom is jailed by life earnings. ~Kassem Oude

I have been taught the rules; however i will not cage my soul, seal my mind or let them take away my freedom., just have morals. ~Edward Jeffery

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.  ~Khalil Gibran

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

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. ~Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman]

I will never understand people who think that the way to show their righteous opposition to sexual freedom is to write letters full of filthy words. ~Anna Quindlen

I wont deny that fate is addictive, but i will deny that freedom is condemned. ~Nathan Coppedge

If ignorance is bliss; then freedom must be dumbness. ~Damien Lee Jones

If parents award freedom regardless of whether their children have demonstrated an ability to handle it, children never learn to see a clear link between responsible behavior and adult privileges. ~Melinda M Marshall

If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold i will shout freedom for the working class! ~Mother Jones

If we dont believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we dont believe in it at all. ~Noam Chomsky

In my solitude - silence is testimony, shadow is witness, space is freedom. ~Manuel Abis

In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of freedom, like a bastard brother of reform. ~Wyndham Lewis

Individual freedom and individual equality cannot co-exist. I dare say no one since thomas jefferson has really believed it. ~Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Into the gift of life, god has also given freedom- even freedom to accept or reject him as lord. Human freedom can be abused by humans, even to the point of losing sight of the lords purpose for every given human life, and simply declaring ones own self as god. Here evil finds its corrupt and vain power. ~Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

It is better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains. ~Thomas Henry Huxley

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

It is only because a person has volitions of the second order that he is capable both of enjoying and of lacking freedom of the will. ~Harry Gordon Frankfurt

It isnt until you begin to fight in your own cause that you (a) become really committed to winning, and (b) become a genuine ally of other people struggling for their freedom. ~Robin Morgan

Ive never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. Its probably because they have forgotten their own. ~Margaret Atwood

Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom. ~Maria Weston Chapman

Life when tied to time which is but a nut of the mind is made blind. Freedom of life means freedom from time. ~Ramakrushna Sahu

Lifes but living in moments of freedom, rest is not even close to existence ~Saleem Tharani

Like a lot of black women, i have always had to invent the power my freedom requires ... ~June Jordan

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity. ~Hannah Arendt

Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was. ~D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely. ~Albert Camus

Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom. ~John Kenneth Galbraith

My freedom ends, where your entitlements begin. ~Piccola Scimmia

My good friends, wait not for your appointed hour to do something, act now for freedom. ~Ronniec Wright

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. ~William Pitt

Never hurt ego nor snatch freedom ~Hanan Muzafar

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

None are hopelessly controlled than those who believe they have freedom ~Kyvin Nash

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

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

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

One lives for today, one lives on the spur of the moment—one lives most irresponsibly: and it is precisely this that one calls freedom. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Only in freedom is bliss and freedom is a state of existence where you do not have an image of individuality ~Ramakrushna Sahu

Only people who have been allowed to practise freedom can have the grown-up look in their eyes. ~E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster

Only the freedom of mind can prevent the state from becoming totalitarian and from issuing totalitarian demands. ~Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Only very slowly and late have men come to realize that unless freedom is universal it is only extended privilege. ~Christopher Hill

Oppressors of liberty will corrupt righteous anger opposing unjust systems, into scapegoat hatred for individuals, which can then be prosecuted by stealers of justice and freedom ~Terence George Craddock (Afterglows Echoes Of Starlight)

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

Pornography is human imagination in tense theatrical action; its violations are a protest against the violations of our freedom by nature. ~Camille Paglia

Probability but no truth, facility but no freedom—it is owing to these two fruits that the tree of knowledge cannot be confused with the tree of life. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Prussia: freedom of movement with a muzzle. Austria: an isolation cell in which screaming is allowed. ~Karl Kraus

Slavery it is that makes slavery; freedom, freedom. The slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sleep takes off the costume of circumstance, arms us with terrible freedom, so that every will rushes to a deed. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational. ~Charles Horton Cooley

Spirit borrows from matter the perceptions on which it feeds and restores them to matter in the form of movements which it has stamped with its own freedom. ~Henri Bergson

Stay inside the boundaries of freedom that the grace of god provides. ~Yehoshua Shimonai

Stay inside the boundaries of freedom that the grace of god provides. ~Yehoshua Shimonai

That there is also freedom in captivity, only a prisoner can claim. Coming from a prison guard, this statement would be blasphemy. ~Friedrich Dürrenmatt

The absolute freedom of woman will be the dawn of the day of mans regeneration. In raising her he will elevate himself. ~Tennessee Claflin

The addition of a helpless, needy infant to a couples life limits freedom of movement, changes role expectancies, places physical demands on parents, and restricts spontaneity. ~Jerrold Lee Shapiro

The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter. ~Willa Cather

The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women, but i sometimes think to myself: that is not what i meant by freedom—it is only social progress. ~Helene Deutsch

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 Keith Chesterton

The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance. ~Lyndon Baines Johnson

The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all. ~Friedrich Dürrenmatt

The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact. ~Julie Burchill

The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech. ~John Mortimer

The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action. ~Denis Diderot

The genuine is born within us with the courage to cut all strings and fly freedom in the horizons of our own skies ~Terence G. Craddock (Afterglows Echoes Of Starlight)

The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom. ~Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

The iliad represents no creed nor opinion, and we read it with a rare sense of freedom and irresponsibility, as if we trod on native ground, and were autochthones of the soil. ~Henry David Thoreau

The main reason for freedom is to be free and that doesnt exist. ~Adesoro Segun

The more wants a man has, the less freedom. ~Taylor Caldwell

The novel does not seek to establish a privileged language but it insists upon the freedom to portray and analyse the struggle between the different contestants for such privileges. ~Salman Rushdie

The old romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom. ~Titus Livius (Livy)

The only freedom i care about is the freedom to do right; the freedom to do wrong i am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me. ~Thomas Henry Huxley

The only freedom supposed to be left to the masses is that of grazing on the ration of simulacra the system distributes to each individual. ~Michel De Certeau

The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech. ~Bell Hooks

The power of consumer goods has been engendered by the so-called liberal and progressive demands of freedom, and, by appropriating them, has emptied them of their meaning, and changed their nature. ~Pier Paolo Pasolini

The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace, the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education, than upon the labours of cabinets and foreign offices. ~Richard Cobden

The question is whether personal freedom is worth the terrible effort, the never-lifted burden and risks of self-reliance. ~Rose Wilder Lane

The real movement of history, it turns out, is fueled not by matter but by spirit, by the will to freedom. ~Gertrude Himmelfarb

The sexual freedom of today for most people is really only a convention, an obligation, a social duty, a social anxiety, a necessary feature of the consumers way of life. ~Pier Paolo Pasolini

The space left to freedom is very small. Ends are inherent in human nature and the same for all. ~Hannah Arendt

The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom—these are the pillars of society. ~Henrik Ibsen

The state is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice. ~Emma Goldman

The statue of freedom has not been cast yet, the furnace is hot, we can all still burn our fingers. ~Georg Büchner

The strongest knowledge (that of the complete non-freedom of the human will) is nonetheless the poorest in results: for it always has the strongest opponent, human vanity. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

The taste for freedom, the fashion and cult of happiness of the majority, that the nineteenth century is infatuated with was only a heresy in his eyes that would pass like others. ~Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle]

The tragedy in france shook the world. The ideology of hate and revenge shakes the very foundation of freedom and justice. ~Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority. Yes, the damned, compact, liberal majority. ~Henrik Ibsen

There is no freedom in europe—thats certain—it is besides a worn out portion of the globe. ~George Gordon Noel Byron

There will be no greater burden on our generation than to organize the forces of liberty in our time in order to make our quest of a new freedom for america. ~Woodrow Wilson

Theres something contagious about demanding freedom. ~Robin Morgan

They called the wind lackadaisical.. But because he in freedom blows the world will never lack for daisies. ~Saiom Shriver

This house was designed and constructed with the freedom of stroke of a foresters axe, without other compass and square than nature uses. ~Henry David Thoreau

This is not a jungle war, but a struggle for freedom on every front of human activity. ~Lyndon Baines Johnson

This is not means of freedom that you do what you want ~Md. Anisur Rahman

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine

To bring freedom in life one has to learn to face his emotions with awareness. ~Ramesh Kavdia

To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem; freedom requires guns, it requires arms, but no feet. ~Franz Grillparzer

Today we round out the first century of a professed republic,—with woman figuratively representing freedom—and yet all free, save woman. ~Phoebe W Couzins

True freedom is to have power over oneself for everything. ~Michel De Montaigne

True freedom is to live confidently, even amid odds, in peace, and without fear. ~Walterrean Salley

True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. ~Milan Kundera

Two freedom loving tumbleweeds blown togetherthese windwed weeds ever after wended as one through the winding ways of life ~Saiom Shriver

Ultimately, americas answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired. ~Robert F Kennedy

Until youve lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. ~Margaret Mitchell

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. ~George Orwell

We have paid for nothing more dearly than for the little bit of human reason and the sense of freedom that currently constitutes our pride. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

We know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the palestinians. ~Nelson Mandela

We must introduce a new balance in the relationship between the individual and the government—a balance that favors greater individual freedom and self-reliance. ~Gerald R Ford

We should be miserable but for the consciousness that we have done all in our power to help forward every measure for the freedom and equality of the races and the sexes. ~Susan B Anthony

We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather. ~Barbara Ehrenreich

What do people have against convicts? Is living together in the pen of freedom, where young people engage in mutual psychology, any more beautiful? ~Karl Kraus

What i admire most in any man is a serene spirit, a steady freedom from moral indignation, and all-embracing tolerance—in brief, what is commonly called sportsmanship. ~H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken

What most clearly characterizes true freedom and its true employment is its misemployment. ~G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

When heaven published the words, freedom and justice were the letters ~Dr.Mohammed Alrazak

When one begins to taste the honey of freedom, then one never stops to find it as an essential drink for human survival. ~Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

When walser first put on his make-up, he looked in the mirror and did not recognise himself he experienced the freedom that lies behind the mask, within dissimulation. ~Angela Carter

While the state exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no state. ~Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Willing sets you free: that is the true doctrine of will and freedom—thus zarathustra instructs you. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain. ~Mary Wollstonecraft

Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom. ~Vita Sackville-West

You ardently strive for freedom, and i do wish you were free—but, rather than for your sake, so that government wont be. ~Franz Grillparzer

You cant separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. ~Malcolm X

You handled me like a slave for years! ! And, when i gained my freedom, i became a king. ~Edward Kofi Louis

You should never have your best trousers on when you turn out to fight for freedom and truth. ~Henrik Ibsen

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