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Freedom is never free. ~Author Unknown

Freedom lies in being bold. ~Robert Frost

Freedom is not enough. ~Lyndon B. Johnson

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. ~Moshe Dayan

The precondition to freedom is security. ~Rand Beers

Responsibility is the price of freedom. ~Elbert Hubbard

Let freedom never perish in your hands. ~Joseph Addison

There is no such thing as part freedom. ~Nelson Mandela

Freedom means choosing your burden. ~Hephzibah Menuhin

Without freedom, no one really has a name. ~Milton Acorda

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Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. ~Hannah Arendt

Freedom - to walk free and own no superior. ~Walt Whitman

No one is free when others are oppressed. ~Author Unknown

Liberty is maintained by responsible freedom. ~Roger W Hancoc

The best road to progress is freedom's road. ~John F. Kennedy

Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear. ~George W. Bush

You have freedom when you're easy in your harness. ~Robert Frost

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. ~Albert Camus

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

I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery. ~Author Unknown

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The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree. ~Thomas Campbell

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. ~Rabindranath Tagore

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you. ~Jean-Paul Sartre

You can't put democracy and freedom back into a box. ~George W. Bush

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

Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches. ~Will Rogers

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will. ~Nelson Mandela

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism. ~Wole Soyinka

The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom. ~George W. Bush

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Who speaks of liberty while the human mind is in chains? ~Francis Wright, 1828

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom. ~Friedrich Schiller

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. ~Jim Morrison

All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it. ~Samuel Johnson

What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. ~Edmund Burke

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. ~John F. Kennedy

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. ~Edward R. Murrow

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. ~George Orwell

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln

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Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. ~George Bernard Shaw

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. ~George Washington

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right. ~Brigham Young

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. ~George Washington Carver

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. ~Simone de Beauvoir

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. ~James Madison

The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage. ~Thucydides

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. ~Nelson Mandela

Most people want security in this world, not liberty. ~H.L. Mencken

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. ~Bob Dylan

A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century. ~Baron de Montesquieu

He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm. ~Johann Wolfgang

If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary. ~Malcolm X

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. ~William Faulkner

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Liberty: One of Imagination's most precious possessions. ~Ambrose Bierce

We feel free when we escape - even if it be but from the frying pan into the fire. ~Eric Hoffer

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power. ~Daniel Webster

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. ~Ronald Reagan

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire. ~Epictetus

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I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams. ~Madonna Ciccone

Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended. ~George W. Bush

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

Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves. ~Author Unknown

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. ~Albert Camus

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. ~Noam Chomsky

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. ~Adlai Stevenson

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery. ~Wayne Dyer

The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. ~Billy Graham

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Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself. ~Mahatma Gandhi

When the People contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything for their Victory but new Masters. ~George Savile

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

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life. ~Suze Orman

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people. ~Lord Byron

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

We have to call it "freedom": who'd want to die for "a lesser tyranny"? ~Mignon McLaughlin

The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose. ~Thornton Wilder

We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail. ~George W. Bush

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. ~George Washington

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For all who love freedom and peace, the world without Saddam Hussein's regime is a better and safer place. ~George W. Bush

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it. ~Malcolm X

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. ~Alexis de Tocqueville

Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond. ~Jeffrey Borenstein

All people hope Islam helps everything in life. Islam will make jobs. Islam will make freedom. Islam will make everything. ~Ahmed Ali

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

Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression. ~Taslima Nasrin

You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists. ~Abbie Hoffman

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding. ~Louis D. Brandeis

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~M. Grundler

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All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. ~Winston Churchill

A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. ~Albert Camus

Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. ~Frederick Douglass

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

There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought. ~Charles Kingsley

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. ~Sigmund Freud

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This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We anarchists do not want to emancipate the people; we want the people to emancipate themselves. ~Errico Malatesta

I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land. ~Harriet Tubman

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. ~Yasser Arafat

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought. ~Bertrand Russell

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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. ~Kwame Nkrumah

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? ~George Carlin

It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. ~Samuel Adams

The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom. ~George W. Bush

If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

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The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions. ~Adlai Stevenson

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions. ~George Eliot

Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. ~Woodrow Wilson

We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights. ~Felix Frankfurter

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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. ~Viktor E. Frankl

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. ~Frederick Douglass

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival. ~Noam Chomsky

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. ~Benjamin Franklin

We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. ~Robert J. McCracken

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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. ~Jim Morrison

I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation. ~Coretta Scott King

That's what we do in this country. That's the American Dream. That's freedom, and I'll take it any day over the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners. ~Paul Ryan

I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion. ~Malcolm X

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. ~John F. Kennedy

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The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. ~Samuel Adams

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort which it brings. ~Walter Lippmann

We are free, truly free, when we don't need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths. ~Ricardo Flores Magon

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. ~Marilyn Monroe

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. ~Soren Kierkegaard

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The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. ~Jim Morrison

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. ~Oprah Winfrey

The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march. ~George W. Bush

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas. ~Ron Paul

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Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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. ~Ron Paul

What is the conservative movement? It's pretty straightforward. We believe that the way prosperity is created is when people have the freedom and the opportunity to pursue their dreams. ~Marco Rubio

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires. ~Nelson Mandela

In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. ~Abraham Lincoln

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The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them. ~George W. Bush

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires, - Necessity and Free Will. ~Thomas Carlyle, Essays

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck. ~Frederick DouglassIt is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them. ~Mark Twain

I live in America. I have the right to write whatever I want. And it's equaled by another right just as powerful: the right not to read it. Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people. ~Brad Thor

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We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism. ~Madeleine Albright

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. ~Ronald Reagan

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change. ~Stephen Covey

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. ~John F. Kennedy

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Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools. And their grandchildren are once more slaves. ~D.H. Lawrence

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. ~Thomas Jefferson

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. ~Frank Lloyd Wright

Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us. ~Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. ~James Madison

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Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock. ~Kurt Cobain

137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy. ~Doc Hastings

How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion, and not every 'like' is a high morality and true freedom. ~Karl Rahner

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. ~Thomas Sowell

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. ~Nelson Mandela

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We chose more freedom instead of more government. We chose the principles of our founding to solve the challenges of our time. We chose a special man to lead us in a special time. We chose Mitt Romney to lead our nation. ~Marco Rubio

Liberty is the possibility of doubting, of making a mistake,... of searching and experimenting,... of saying No to any authority - literary, artistic, philosophical, religious, social, and even political. ~Ignazio Silone

A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society. ~Joseph Ratzinger

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. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

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. ~John F. Kennedy

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We believe in individual initiative, personal responsibility, opportunity, freedom, small government, the Constitution. These principles, these American principles are key to getting our economy back to being successful and leading the world. ~Mitt Romney

We have convinced over one billion members of the Islamic faith that we are prejudiced against their religion, that we would deny them freedom of religion, that we want suppress their culture and invade their governments. ~Theodore C. Sorensen

Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason. ~Friedrich Durrenmatt

Just, harmonious, temperate as is the spirit of liberty, there is in the name and mere notion of it a vagueness so opposite to the definite clearness of the moral law.... ~Augustus William Hare

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It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony. ~Benjamin Britten

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. ~Jim Morrison

Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom. ~John F. Kennedy

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