Quotes on Freedom
America's great claim has always been it's promise of freedom. From freedom of religion to freedom of speech to freedom of thought, here are some of my favorite quotes about Freedom.
Please add you own favorite quotes about Freedom in the comments section. I'm always looking to collect more!
Quotes about Freedom...
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.
~Alan Dean Foster
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. ~Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Because you are in control of your life. Don't ever forget that. You are what you are because of the conscious and subconscious choices you have made.
The basis of a democratic state is liberty.
Only the educated are free.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
~George Bernard Shaw
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt
More Quotes on Freedom...
The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech. ~Justice Anthony Kennedy
Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.
While the State exists, there can be no freedom. When there is freedom there will be no State.
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward.
To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other.
We hold in our hands, the most precious gift of all: Freedom. The freedom to express our art. Our love. The freedom to be who we want to be. We are not going to give that freedom away and no one shall take it from us! ~Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider