Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
But what is Freedom? Rightly understood, A universal license to be good.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.
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Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.
Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.
A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth.
Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.
Alan Dean Foster
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
Liberty is the right to do everything which the laws allow.
Baron de Montesquieu
I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Man was born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance.
John Philpot Curran
My government will protect all liberties but one – the liberty to do away with other liberties.
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
Simone de Beauvoir
No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.
The basis of a democratic state is liberty.
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Liberty is the hardest test that one can inflict on a people. To know how to be free is not given equally to all men and all nations.
The fact, in short, is that freedom, to be meaningful in an organized society must consist of an amalgam of hierarchy of freedoms and restraints.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.
While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State.
Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.
The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people.
John Stuart Mill
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
Freedom can be a frightening thing when you are not used to it.
There is a wind of nationalism and freedom blowing round the world, and blowing as strongly in Asia as elsewhere.
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.
There are only two kinds of freedom in the world; the freedom of the rich and powerful, and the freedom of the artist and the monk who renounces possessions.
Freedom is first of all a responsibility before the God from whom we come.
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.
There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
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 Liberty of the press is the Palladium of all the civil, political and religious rights of an Englishman.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
Edward R. Murrow
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
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Freedom is never free.
Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death.
Gen Michel Aoun
All good things are wild, and free.
Henry David Thoreau
If you are not free to choose wrongly and irresponsibly, you are not free at all.
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one’s freedom.
Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one’s own person is its ultimate reward.
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
Liberty: One of Imagination’s most precious possessions.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.