We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Freedom Quotes from Marilyn Monroe, John F. Kennedy, Madonna Ciccone, Alice Walker, Leslie Jones. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it.
Be strong, believe in freedom and in God, love yourself, understand your sexuality, have a sense of humor, masturbate, don’t judge people by their religion, color or sexual habits, love life and your family.
For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.
Hate speech and freedom of speech are two different things.
Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.
That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
There is only one kind of freedom and that’s individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it.
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.
Murakami’s ability to deconstruct and his aesthetic and conceptual freedom have been totally inspiring for me.
In communism, we never had any freedom – of movement, of speech, of press. We didn’t even make own decisions for our lives, our future. We were human robots.
Just as discipline and freedom are opposing forces that must be balanced, leadership requires finding the equilibrium in the dichotomy of many seemingly contradictory qualities between one extreme and another.
Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
In limits, there is freedom. Creativity thrives within structure. Creating safe havens where our children are allowed to dream, play, make a mess and, yes, clean it up, we teach them respect for themselves and others.
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
Psychoanalysis – and any good therapy – is a method of increasing one’s awareness of destiny in order to increase one’s experience of freedom.
A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one’s inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Real freedom lies in wildness, not civilization.
My story is a freedom song of struggle. It is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self.
I think we must get rid of slavery, or we must get rid of freedom.
Our work is a scream of freedom.
We can’t change the past but we can learn from history and remember the important things – the sacrifices our loved ones made, and the price of our freedom today.
I like freedom. I wake up in the morning and say, ‘I don’t know, should I have a popsicle or a donut?’ You know, who knows?
It is probable that England will look favorably upon the independence of the Philippines, for it will open their ports to her and afford greater freedom to her commerce.
There is something about boldness and fearlessness and being free enough to speak what is on one’s mind that warrants freedom.
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.
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
It’s very important that when you have a designer like Marc Jacobs, who is a genius, you give him complete freedom.
I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions, man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice.
There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences remain confined to intellectual debates.
It’s always been something I’ve been searching for – freedom. It’s a very relative thing. It means different things to different people.
America, to me, is freedom.
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
I have a reputation worldwide of being tolerant of all people and their views. I’m too well-educated to criticize a certain religion or group of people for what they believe in. It’s called freedom.
Let a new earth rise. Let another world be born. Let a bloody peace be written in the sky. Let a second generation full of courage issue forth; let a people loving freedom come to growth.
We don’t appreciate what we have until it’s gone. Freedom is like that. It’s like air. When you have it, you don’t notice it.
Governments that block the aspirations of their people, that steal or are corrupt, that oppress and torture or that deny freedom of expression and human rights should bear in mind that they will find it increasingly hard to escape the judgement of their own people, or where warranted, the reach of international law.
If we are to achieve freedom, we must do so with a daring and a profundity that refuse to flinch at engaging our destiny.
To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It’s freedom.
I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Man is not free unless government is limited.
In times such as these, people should recognize that evil knows no borders, knows no limits and knows no compassion. Those around the globe that value freedom must continue to persevere even in the darkest of times.
It would have been disastrous for Zambia if we had gone multi-party because these parties would have been used by those opposed to Zambia’s participation in the freedom struggle.
To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom.
Freedom is not won by merely overthrowing a tyrannical ruler or an oppressive regime. That is usually only the prelude to a new tyranny, a new oppression.
When I first started out in this music industry, I was most concerned with freedom. Freedom to produce, freedom to play all the instruments on my records, freedom to say anything I wanted to.
Freedom is the recognition of necessity.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
The freedom to connect to the world anywhere at anytime brings with it the threat of unscrupulous predators and criminals who mask their activities with the anonymity the Internet provides to its users.
Once your mind and body is healthy, it creates a freedom that helps you enjoy life.
We have religious freedom – which is important. But we want everyone in our country to respect our laws, and our laws on Islam say it is not acceptable to have influence abroad on the Muslim community in Austria, and it is not acceptable that Islamic organizations or imams are financed from abroad.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change.
‘Gimme a Break’ ran for six years and gave me the kind of money and freedom that I’d dreamed would make me happy. It didn’t.
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.
What women really want is opportunity and the freedom to love and accept all aspects of womanhood – the intellectual, spiritual, professional, biological and relational dimensions of who we are.
To be able to love and live in freedom means to be able to make godly decisions. To make godly decisions we have to surrender our egos and all the falsity and shame that goes with it.
Refugees come to us seeking asylum, seeking freedom, justice and dignity – seeking a chance just to breathe. And people in our country are saying close the doors and don’t let them in?
With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
I have the freedom to take chances, to say no. I have the freedom to be who I really want to be, rather than have to conform to this or that just to stay alive.
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.
Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.
I could live without my phone. And one thing I’d love to do is experience having the freedom that kids had back in the ’80s.
I’m interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom.
Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.
Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise.
Comfortable shoes and the freedom to leave are the two most important things in life.
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
Cats are the runes of beauty, invincibility, wonder, pride, freedom, coldness, self-sufficiency, and dainty individuality – the qualities of sensitive, enlightened, mentally developed, pagan, cynical, poetic, philosophic, dispassionate, reserved, independent, Nietzschean, unbroken, civilised, master-class men.
When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
For us democracy is a question of human dignity. And human dignity is political freedom.
Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.
Our culture is just a series of checks and balances. The whole idea that we’re in a battle between tyranny and freedom – it’s a series of pendulum swings.
I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free.
But it wasn’t until I graduated from Texas A & M University and joined the United States Air Force, flying C-130’s all around the globe, that I truly appreciated the blessings of freedom.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven.
Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought.
Before we went on any protest, whether it was sit-ins or the freedom rides or any march, we prepared ourselves, and we were disciplined. We were committed to the way of peace – the way of non-violence – the way of love – the way of life as the way of living.
Freedom and Justice are twin sisters.
The rainbow flag is a symbol of freedom and liberation that we made for ourselves.
We all have goals: We want to matter. We want to be important. We want to have freedom and power to pursue our creative work. We want respect from our peers and recognition for our accomplishments. Not out of vanity or selfishness, but of an earnest desire to fulfill our personal potential.
To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.
We thought we’d leave communism behind, and everything would turn out fine. But it turns out you can’t leave this and become free, because these people don’t understand what freedom is.
True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment.
You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness.
Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying.
Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society.
Being offended by freedom of speech should never be regarded as a justification for violence.
I am confident that if we stand for the hope and freedom of others we will make our own freedom more secure.
We should favor innovation and freedom over regulation.
Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.
The principle of academic freedom is designed to make sure that powers outside the university, including government and corporations, are not able to control the curriculum or intervene in extra-mural speech.
All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself.
Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.
We here highly resolve that these 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, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Art, it seems to me, doesn’t need freedom so much as it needs courage and love – some would call it ‘soul’ or ‘Eros.’
Enlightenment values of individual freedom are manifested best in individual acts of criticism and defiance.
History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.
Freedom is not an instantaneous holiday, as we once dreamed. It is a road. A long road. We know this now.
I want to have the freedom to do whatever I want.
Safe working conditions, fair wages, protection from forced labor, and freedom from harassment and discrimination – these must become standard global operating conditions.
The God of justice is with us, and our word, our work – our prayer for freedom will not, cannot be in vain.
The flag is a symbol of our freedom, and burning it absolutely is one of the least patriotic things that a person could possibly do. I say ‘one of the least’ because I can think of a few things that would actually be less so – and, as a matter of fact, I think that banning flag-burning would absolutely be on that list.
The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.
I most sincerely wish that the world in which we live be free from the threat of a nuclear holocaust and from the ruinous arms race. It is my cherished desire that peace be not separated from freedom which is the right of every nation. This I desire and for this I pray.
Only people who have been allowed to practise freedom can have the grown-up look in their eyes.
All is foreseen, but freedom of choice is given.
Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.
Being pregnant is a conundrum. You have this freedom, because it’s a wonderful time that a human being is growing inside of you, and it is truly magical. On the other hand, your body changes.
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
Slavery and freedom cannot exist together.
One is a painter because one wants so-called freedom; one doesn’t want to go to the office every morning.
My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.
Freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant, government will take it all away. Individual freedom demands individual responsibility.
I’ve always stood for one thing, and that is having freedom, and part of that is the freedom to unapologetically be yourself.
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
There are no categories in contemporary art. There are no rules. Artists are given the freedom to make and create whatever they please and call it whatever they please. I identify with that system, or lack of system, much more than I do the landscape of contemporary publishing.
New ideas should confront old ideas. We must refer to the example of Europe. People have fought to make Europe what it is today. Freedom is not something that is served up on a plate.
I’m not interested in who am I. I’m interested in what’s gone, the disinheritance, what I’ve been able to become or learn or fuse with or not fuse with. A certain freedom comes… I like it that way.
I felt extremely uncomfortable as the focal point, in the spotlight. I really like the behind the scenes role, because all my freedom is there.
Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.
Even before I knew I was gay, I knew I didn’t want to have a child. I knew I didn’t want to have one. I never want to have to release it from me. Listen, I love babies. I love children. And I melt when I’m around them. I also love my freedom and I love that I can sleep at night.
A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom.
In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
Certain media-related developments in the country are raising questions regarding its objectivity and credibility. Paid news and the declining roles of the editors and their editorial freedom is posing a major threat to the Indian media.
I believe in absolute freedom of expression. Everyone has a right to offend and be offended.
They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
You want to strike that happy medium: the balance of being able to find creative satisfaction in your profession, be able to afford a roof over your head, but still have the freedom to live a relatively normal life.
Press freedom is the foundation of the rights of all Filipinos to the truth.
We don’t believe that winning elections and winning any amount of votes will win freedom in Ireland. At the end of the day, it will be the cutting edge of the IRA which will bring freedom.
Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent.
Freedom is never easily won, but once established, freedom lasts, spreads and chokes out tyranny.
As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
Without democracy there is no freedom. Violence, no matter who is using it, is always reactionary.
That is our first amendment, freedom of speech. But I also believe that we have an obligation to the youth to be somewhat responsible in what we say on records. But I think that comes with age. I think that comes with artists growing up and becoming assured of who they are as people.
To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle.
A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.
I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about… Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.
As Canadians who proudly demand the equal treatment of minorities, religious freedom, gender equality and basic human rights for its citizens – allowing our political leaders to shamefully ignore these values in the name of business abroad, falls short of the high standard we rightfully set for ourselves.
Every man must have the right fearlessly to think independently and express his opinion about what he knows, what he has personally thought about and experienced, and not merely to express with slightly different variations the opinion which has been inculcated in him.
A free and truly independent press – fiercely independent when necessary – is the red beating heart of freedom and democracy.
Conformity is painful. You know, it’s too tight. Conformity leads to rebellion. So a desire for happiness is in direct conflict with a desire for freedom.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
Freedom is contagious. That’s why despots fear it so much.
Too much freedom can lead to the soul’s decay.
Everyone has his or her own opinion and I always welcome criticism. That’s why we have freedom of expression and that’s also what I stand for – but I won’t stand for insults.
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
Our bodies are held captive, but our pursuit of freedom cannot be contained.
Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.
Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?
Freedom begins with what we teach our children. That is why Jews became a people whose passion is education, whose heroes are teachers and whose citadels are schools.
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom.
Freedom is the oxygen without which science cannot breathe.
The house of Austria has publicly used every effort to deprive the country of its legitimate Independence and Constitution, designing to reduce it to a level with the other provinces long since deprived of all freedom, and to unite all in a common sink of slavery.
What is the basic principle of democracy? In the end, it is loyalty to the nation. We Central Europeans know from historical experience that sooner or later, we will lose our freedom if we do not represent the interests of our citizens.
Cannes or Oscars is not only to bring happiness and recognition – they protect people like me. The world knows who you are. You can work. You can express. You can help other people. It’s not only the star system. It’s a symbol of freedom.
If I fall, I’ll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I’m not backing off.
I made, over the years in Cambridge, several very good American friends, and America appeared to me, a land of promise in every sense of that word, a land of freedom from the inhibitions and restrictions that I felt in England.
This is the real tragedy of America’s ‘Internet freedom agenda’: It’s going to be the dissidents in China and Iran who will pay for the hypocrisy that drove it from the very beginning.
Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.
Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.
Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
You can only be free if I am free.
When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
The idea of working with Steven Spielberg was very attractive. He’s such a master. He knows the language of the camera and of filmmaking, which gives him a great freedom.
Freedom is never given; it is won.
Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.
On a motorcycle, you can’t really think about more than where you are. There’s a freedom that comes with that – from stress, worry, sweating the small stuff.
Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
When I was in jail, I was a lot of people’s favorite person. I practically ran the jail. I had more freedom than the police.
A new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn; for in man’s heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree.
No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.
Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.
The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.
Freedom is control in your own life.
Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?
A kite needs to be tied down in order to fly. I learned how important restrictions can sometimes be in order to experience freedom.
Freedom of speech and thought matters, especially when it is speech and thought with which we disagree. The moment the majority decides to destroy people for engaging in thought it dislikes, thought crime becomes a reality.
War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
Freedom without limits is just a word.
There’s something frightening that comes with freedom. And there was something very frightening for a lot of slaves once they were free and were going through Reconstruction. It was like, what do you do now? There was nothing set up.
No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily.
The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot.
Human freedom is not an illusion; it is an objective phenomenon, distinct from all other biological conditions and found in only one species – us.
Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?
Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.
I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.
I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew up.
If you find your freedom, if you find something that cannot be taken from you, then you’re free. If your freedom depends on what you have, or you position, or your security, or anything that is just passing, because those are just waves of things.
America was not built on kindness or the Christianity of Christ. It was not built on freedom or liberty. This nation was built on white supremacy.
An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others.
Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.
The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom.
My idea of freedom is that we should protect the rights of people to believe what their conscience dictates, but fight equally hard to protect people from having the beliefs of others imposed upon them.
All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words ‘Ich bin ein Berliner!’
There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom.
What I am going to tell you is this: Although it is commonly believed that the War on Terrorism is a noble effort to defend freedom, in reality, it has little to do with terrorism and even less to do with the defense of freedom.
The best road to progress is freedom’s road.
As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out.
We have freedom of speech, but you got to watch what you say.
The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.
I have tasted freedom. I will not give up that which I have tasted.
To me, the flag represents the greatest ideals of the United States of America, not the worst, but different people look at different things and have different feelings about it. That’s what freedom of expression is all about.
The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.
Freedom is a timeless value. The United Nations Charter calls for encouraging respect for fundamental freedoms. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights mentions freedom more than twenty times. All countries have committed to protecting individual freedoms on paper – but in practice, too many break their pledge.
It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.
Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality.
If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.
I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.
Freedom is the right to one’s dignity as a man.
Look, we want freedom and we want liberty in this country. But we’ve also got to have the guts to stand up and run a tight ship in America. Morality is now a word that many people consider very square and outdated. But if we don’t stand up for it, we deserve what we will get in the end – unprincipled anarchy.
Woman must have her freedom, the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she will be a mother and how many children she will have. Regardless of what man’s attitude may be, that problem is hers – and before it can be his, it is hers alone.
I fight, and have fought, for political freedom, for justice and for fairness and freedom of speech.
Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.
I am an American. I love my country and have great hopes for it. It is for this reason that I speak candidly and sometimes critically about it. I have benefited greatly from the freedom that exists in my country, and for this, I am eternally grateful.
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it.
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.
Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion. The idea that we want to see the world, the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to.
Freedom means the freedom to be stupid, and that’s what I want.
Old Glory represents our great American military and their sacrifices to ensure our freedom. This isn’t a political issue. This is about Patriotism, and we need more of it.
I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter’s gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.
At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
Working with David Cronenberg or Darren Aronofsky or even Steven Soderbergh isn’t really like a typical Hollywood movie. These are true artists, and have a certain amount of freedom when they work, and they’re more like independent filmmakers making their way through big studios.
There’s not a day goes by that I don’t appreciate the freedom that I have to make music and tour and spend time with my family.
They won’t break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon.
Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America’s servicemen and women.
The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure.
Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.
Here was buried Thomas Jefferson Author of the Declaration of American Independence Of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom & Father of the University of Virginia.
Most men today cannot conceive of a freedom that does not involve somebody’s slavery.
Indeed, a major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it… gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
The more laws that governments pass, the less individual freedom there is. Any student of history will tell you that. Totalitarian countries ban pretty much everything.
If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.
The wise use of your freedom to make your own decisions is crucial to your spiritual growth, now and for eternity.
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.
People are dying in vain because this country isn’t holding their end of the bargain up as far as, you know, giving freedom and justice and liberty to everybody.
Bondage is of the mind; freedom too is of the mind. If you say ‘I am a free soul. I am a son of God who can bind me’ free you shall be.
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
I think that short films often contain an originality, a creative freedom, an energy and an invention that is inspiring and entertaining. I think they are, as Shakespeare put it, a good deed in a naughty world.
How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.
Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice.
To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom.
Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, the cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms.
People don’t realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot things that are going on that are unjust. People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change. That’s something that this country stands for: freedom, liberty and justice for all.
My failure to lay aside the sin that so easily entangles is the direct result of my refusal to die to my natural proclivity toward attaining my own freedom, meaning, value, worth, and righteousness – not believing that, by virtue of my Spirit – wrought union with Christ, everything I need, I already possess.
Sometime in the not too distant future, denying gays the right to marry will be viewed as historically corrupt – as corrupt as denying slaves their freedom.
The freedom you feel when you’re actually in control of your own music is fantastic.
Political freedom is a political reading of the Bible.
I took up arms for the freedom of my color. It is our own – we will defend it or perish.
Individuals have a right to freedom of speech.
My grandfather was a man, when he talked about freedom, his attitude was really interesting. His view was that you had obligations or you had responsibilities, and when you fulfilled those obligations or responsibilities, that then gave you the liberty to do other things.
The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere.
I have a place that I get to go to in the Bahamas. It’s the only place that guarantees total anonymity and freedom.
America is the only nation in the world based on an idea – freedom and self-government – so if we don’t understand that idea and what sacrifices were made to win that freedom and keep it for over two centuries, how can we possibly continue to keep it?
Although we have, in theory, abolished human slavery, recognized women’s rights, and stopped child labor, we continue to enslave other species who, if we simply pay attention, show quite clearly that they experience parental love, pain, and the desire for freedom, just as we do.
Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces.
The state of Alabama can take my freedom, the state of Alabama can take my future, but the state of Alabama cannot take my joy.
As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.
We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Poland is quite a mediocre country in some regards. The only natural resource that we have, and with which we can compete, is freedom.
America is a model of force and freedom and moderation – with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts.
What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don’t like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don’t expect freedom to survive very long.
Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man’s lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one’s self.
I’m the age now that Rock was when he picked me up, so I can understand how he felt – how his fame limited his freedom. You get kinder as you go along.
Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom.
I noticed words crudely spray-painted upon the wall, perhaps by a young Berliner: ‘This wall will fall. Beliefs become reality.’ Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.
I have the most openness about my art… It’s total freedom and willingness to work. I’m willing really to walk on the edge, and if I haven’t achieved it, that’s where I want to go. But in my life – maybe because my life has been so traumatic, so absurd – there hasn’t been one normal, happy thing.
The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.
Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of.
Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.
With one man, there was a freedom and liberation. That was with Michael Hutchence, my partner in life.
But short films are not inferior, just different. I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What’s appealing is that you don’t have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem.
Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.
So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
After a while, you just don’t do things you don’t wanna do – that’s the great freedom you get, the older you get. You learn what to do and what not to do, and what will be a waste of time and what won’t be a waste of time.
In the drag community it’s mostly women in the audience, even for burlesque. I think people look at strippping as a male gaze thing and I think the actual neo-classical burlesque community is more about women supporting women and their creativity, along with freedom of expression.
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
Women in most countries have not achieved much, because they can’t be liberated under the patriarchal, capitalist, imperialist and military system that determines the way we live now, and which is governed by power, not justice, by false democracy, not real freedom.
Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation, nor does it mean freedom from mistakes.
I’ll tell you what freedom is to me: no fear. I mean really, no fear!
Freedom rings where opinions clash.
The New Deal repudiation of democracy has left the Republican Party alone the guardian of the Ark of the Covenant with its charter of freedom.
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.
People cannot be free unless they are willing to sacrifice some of their interests to guarantee the freedom of others. The price of democracy is the ongoing pursuit of the common good by all of the people.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
Liberation is not deliverance.
In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
The only violence was when these so-called ‘freedom fighters’ terrorized the poor Africans in the villages… They were told what to do and who to support.
Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
We can’t equate democracy with Christianity because the largest democracy on earth is India, which is primarily Hindu. The third largest democracy is Indonesia, which is Islamic. Democracy and freedom are not dependent on Christian beliefs.
You’re always trying to balance your understanding of who you are and what you need, and your longing and imaginings of freedom.
True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one’s true character, to be altogether one’s self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion.
He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.
Without any action, this migratory influx will be like the barbarian invasion of the 4th century, and the consequences will be the same. We must immediately stop this madness to safeguard our social pact, freedom, and identity.
I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.
Back a hundred years ago, especially around Woodrow Wilson, what happened in this country is we took freedom and we chopped it into pieces.
Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.
The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech.
There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.
No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities.
The more liberty you give away the more you will have.
Whether it’s freedom to express, freedom to live, freedom to earn, freedom to thrive, freedom to learn, whatever it is, I want to make sure that I’m a part of these spaces and opening doors.
A source of embarrassment for Libyans, Gadhafi has never been a joke: disappearances, a police state, zero freedom of expression, and poverty for at least a third of the population of country tremendously wealthy thanks to oil.
It is the truth of grace and not of the law that brings you true freedom. The truth of the law only binds you. In fact, religious bondage is one of the most crippling bondages with which a person can be encumbered. Religious bondage keeps one in constant fear, guilt, and anxiety.
Wherever there are communities fighting for freedom and liberation, there are serious tensions.
When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.
Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice.
Freedom of being alone is intoxicating.
I love the pigeons. I just raise them, period, and feed them. Pigeons go away, and they always come back. You get a touch of freedom, and then they are free to come back to you. I love the idea of pigeons.
The safety and security of all Americans is at stake in Ukraine and anywhere that our adversaries threaten the cause of freedom.
I believe the Patriot Act strikes the right balance needed to protect our freedom and security.
Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.
If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.
There are only two roads, victory for the working class, freedom, or victory for the fascists which means tyranny. Both combatants know what’s in store for the loser.
Freedom is control in your own life. I have more control now than in the past, and I’m learning the value of saying no. That’s very important.
Islam does not believe in democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, or freedom of assembly. It does not separate religion and politics. It is partly a religion, but it is much more than that. It has a political agenda that goes far outside the realm of religion.
The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom – these are the pillars of society.
The freedom to criticize judges and other public officials is necessary to a vibrant democracy. The problem comes when healthy criticism is replaced with more destructive intimidation and sanctions.
The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it’s an example of freedom from religion.
With this crazy lifestyle, you have to think of places where you can still have your freedom.
In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society.
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
A people cannot long retain their freedom, whose government is incapable of protecting them.
Tramping is too easy with all this money. My days were more exciting when I was penniless and had to forage around for my next meal… I’ve decided that I’m going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty of it is just too good to pass up.
Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom.
Now, one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one’s house.
We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.
I’ve never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It’s probably because they have forgotten their own.
I can’t work in a domestic kitchen; it’s just too confined. There’s no freedom, and there’s no buzz.
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
The Arab Spring is a true phenomenon. Embrace Arab Spring; embrace the aspiration for freedom of the people of Egypt, Syria, and Yemen.
Buddhist practices offer a way of saying, ‘Hey, come back over here, reconnect.’ The only way that you’ll actually wake up and have some freedom is if you have the capacity and courage to stay with the vulnerability and the discomfort.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
The travail of freedom and justice is not easy, but nothing serious and important in life is easy. The history of humanity has been a continuing struggle against temptation and tyranny – and very little worthwhile has ever been achieved without pain.
Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.
I believe in Liberty for all men: the space to stretch their arms and their souls, the right to breathe and the right to vote, the freedom to choose their friends, enjoy the sunshine, and ride on the railroads, uncursed by color; thinking, dreaming, working as they will in a kingdom of beauty and love.
Each time we cooperate with God, we take one more giant step forward. Because when God asks us to change, it means that He always has something better to give us – more freedom, greater joy, and greater blessings.
Once people enjoy the taste of freedom, there is no turning back.
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.
For the rich, it’s not about getting more stuff. It’s about having the freedom to make almost any decision you want.
Freedom is secured every day by our men and women in uniform. We must build a future worthy of their sacrifice.
Freedom and democracy are dreams you never give up.
I’m a multidimensional person and that’s the freedom of fashion: that you’re able to reinvent yourself through how you dress and how you cut your hair or whatever.
We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.
Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
Liberty is ceding a certain amount of your ability to do what you want so that everybody else can live in peace and freedom and respecting the rights of other people.
Freedom of speech is a human right and the foundation upon which democracy is built. Any restriction of freedom of speech is a restriction upon democracy.
I can live without bread, but I can’t live without freedom.
We all have to announce our full solidarity with the struggle of those seeking freedom and justice in Syria, and translate this sympathy into a clear political vision that supports a peaceful transition to a democratic system of rule that reflects the demands of the Syrian people for freedom.
A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper.
The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.
I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos-especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom… Rather than starting inside, I start outside and reach the mental through the physical.
Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.
My father always said, ‘Malala will be free as a bird.’
But freedom, liberty, is an attribute of the soul and it may exist even when the body is in bondage.
Art is the daughter of freedom.
I’m not going to fearmonger to win an election. I’m going to focus on the positive opportunities we have for a bright future for all of our families, where everyone has the freedom and opportunity to thrive.
There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.
The Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we’ve seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy.
Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.
It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.
How much we need, in the church and in society, witnesses of the beauty of holiness, witnesses of the splendour of truth, witnesses of the joy and freedom born of a living relationship with Christ!
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself.
The road to freedom must be uphill, even if it is arduous and frustrating.
Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it.
There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
To live is to find out for yourself what is true, and you can do this only when there is freedom, when there is continuous revolution inwardly, within yourself.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
I don’t believe in total freedom for the artist. Left on his own, free to do anything he likes, the artist ends up doing nothing at all. If there’s one thing that’s dangerous for an artist, it’s precisely this question of total freedom, waiting for inspiration and the rest of it.
Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom.
Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.
Oh, how I treasure this freedom. I really do It’s a glorious, wonderful experience. I am off marriage – for life!
Jazz stands for freedom. It’s supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don’t be a perfectionist – leave that to the classical musicians.
Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
Freedom – to walk free and own no superior.
At times, we take freedom for granted. We really don’t know how to cherish the freedom we have until it’s taken from us.
I am mortal. I want the nation to get used to freedom before I die.
Nelson Mandela sat in a South African prison for 27 years. He was nonviolent. He negotiated his way out of jail. His honor and suffering of 27 years in a South African prison is really ultimately what brought about the freedom of South Africa. That is nonviolence.
There’s fear or faith. If you’re living by fear, then you’re always looking for security. If you’re living by faith, then you’re always looking for freedom.
Financial freedom is available to those who learn about it and work for it.
Freedom is what everyone wants – to be able to act and live with freedom. But the only way to get to a place of freedom is through discipline.
The Internet’s distinct configuration may have facilitated anonymous threats, copyright infringement, and cyberattacks, but it has also kindled the flame of freedom in ways that the framers of the American constitution would appreciate – the Federalist papers were famously authored pseudonymously.
Sometimes it’s nice when you go out on the road, and you come back, and your girlfriend’s left you. You have complete freedom at that point.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.
Freedom is never granted; it is won.
Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
Not all paintings are abstract; they’re not all Jackson Pollock. There’s value in a photograph of a man alone on a boat at sea, and there is value in painting of a man alone on a boat at sea. In the painting, the painting has more freedom to express an idea, more latitude in being able to elicit certain emotion.
You have the freedom to live and let live, to love and let love. Granting yourself that freedom is one of the healthiest, most constructive things you can do for yourself and the people who matter to you.
The idea of free software is that users of computing deserve freedom. They deserve in particular to have control over their computing. And proprietary software does not allow users to have control of their computing.
We’re giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed.
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
Freedom has a price. Most people aren’t willing to pay it.
There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.
Now you know my credo: Free-market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. And let me add to that from our Founding Fathers: Our Creator endowed us with the inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In other words, freedom.
The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms.
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Freedom of speech means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
If social stability goes pear-shaped, you have a choice between anarchy and dictatorship. Most people will opt for more security, even if they have to give up some personal freedom.
The American flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom and democracy in the world.
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Free men are the strongest men.
In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.
By limiting or denying freedom of speech and expression, we take away a lot of potential. We take away thoughts and ideas before they even have the opportunity to hatch. We build a world around negatives – you can’t say, think, or do this or that.
Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
I love to deer hunt and fish and drive down the back roads in my truck. All those things basically equal freedom to me – and not having to return that message or call from my record company or management. At some point, I need to recharge.
Denial of childhood and denial of freedom are the biggest sins which humankind has been committing and perpetuating for ages.
The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end.
There’s parts of it that I connect to – being a father and everything – but ‘Mamma Mia!’ allows me to go out there and be me and have fun. I’ve never really had the chance to do that with so much freedom.
The search for human freedom can never be complete without freedom for women.
The old Romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.
The struggle of democratic secularism, religious tolerance, individual freedom and feminism against authoritarian patriarchal religion, culture and morality is going on all over the world – including the Islamic world, where dissidents are regularly jailed, killed, exiled or merely intimidated and silenced.
I went to high schools in four different countries. The gift is that you can constantly reinvent yourself. I still feel that freedom. One day, I’ll wear a dress I got in India; the next, Converse sneakers and jeans.
Education is freedom.
I am in favor of complete freedom of information and of free access to the new communication tools, in particular the Internet.
I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.
At the core of our American value system is individual freedom.
It requires an effort of logical acrobatics to believe that carnage of innocents is an instrument for freedom and elections are a symbol of deception and repression!
We don’t hide our space program. We don’t keep secrets and cover things up. We do it all up front and in public. That’s the way freedom is, and we wouldn’t change it for a minute.
I actually think that self-expression comes, sometimes, from what you wear, and having the freedom to be able to wear whatever you want for whatever mood you want to wear it, but to not feel frivolous that all of those things that help you self-express have to be things that you’re committing to forever.
My only writing ritual is to shave my head bald between writing the first and second drafts of a book. If I can throw away all my hair, then I have the freedom to trash any part of the book on the next rewrite.
Every woman needs a private pin money stash. That is her own personal stash of cash to do with whatever she wants. It gives a woman freedom even if she doesn’t spend it – especially if she doesn’t spend it.
We champion freedom – but Brexit will mean the next generation is less free to live, work and love across Europe.
The principles that should guide American foreign policy are simple: the world is safer when America leads, only strength ensures peace and freedom, and America must stand with its allies and challenge its adversaries.
There must be no barriers to freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.
Today, in every wave of every ocean, I see our children playing and dancing. Today, in every plant, tree, and mountain, I see our children growing in freedom.
It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom ‘to’ and freedom ‘from.’
A hungry man is not a free man.
When I look back at that freedom of childhood, which is in a way infinite, and at all the joy and the intense happiness, now lost, I sometimes think that childhood is where the real meaning of life is located, and that we, adults, are its servants – that that’s our purpose.
Freedom without rules doesn’t work. And communities do not work unless they are regulated by etiquette.
What I don’t want to do is restrict law-abiding citizens from their Second Amendment rights, which are focused on freedom. I point out all the time. Remember, bad guys aren’t stupid, they’re just bad.
Freedom has never been free.
Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples’ money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people’s freedom and security.
Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom – they are the pillars of society.
I think freedom for Palestine could be an incredible source of hope to people struggling all over the world. I think it could also be an incredible inspiration to Arab people in the Middle East, who are struggling under undemocratic regimes which the U.S. supports.
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.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
I absolutely support President Trump 100 percent, and he inspired me to run. I got frustrated throughout his presidency watching Big Tech censor conservatives, so I’ll be fighting back on that, because everyone has the freedom of speech.
You’ve got to coach worrying about your entire team: whether that gets you a championship or whether that gets you fired. I think it allows you to coach free. You’re coaching with freedom because you know you’re doing what you think is right.
To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not.
Kids should speak to each other. They’re horrid to each other online, they bully each other – they should shut up and stop it. The problem with social media is there is too much freedom. It’s too much, too young.
The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.
The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress.
No one can enjoy freedom without trembling.
Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.