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Quotes on Freedom

Updated on February 22, 2014

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.

~Soren Kierkegaard

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.

~Mark Twain

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.

~Malcolm X

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

~Benjamin Franklin

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.

~Albert Einstein

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.

~Barbara Hall

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.

~Malcolm X

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.

~Lawana Blackwell

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.

~Lord Acton

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.

~William Hazlitt

Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward.

~Patricia Sampson

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.

~Thomas Jefferson

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.

~Carl Schurz

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

Did I miss your favorite quote? - Tell me what it is, and I'll add it to the list!

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      CampingmanNW 4 years ago

      Thank you for taking the time to remind us about how our country was founded and the road we are now on. Amazing. Thank you again.

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      Barbara2659 5 years ago

      I love educational pages like this! Thanks.

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      MBradley McCauley 5 years ago

      Let Freedom ring and of thee I sing. Thanks for a great lens. Will pin it to my favorite squidoo lenses board.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Love lenses with quotes. Well presented.

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      whiteskyline lm 6 years ago

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

      Wayne Dyer

      Kinda similar to the Lawana Blackwell quote, but Wayne Dyer just ROCKS!!!!

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      whiteskyline lm 6 years ago

      'The basis of your life is freedom; the purpose for your life is joy'

      Abraham Hicks

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      whiteskyline lm 6 years ago

      'Freedom is just another word for nothin' left to lose!' the amazing Janice Joplin :)

      Great lens, it gave me a bit of goosebumps, I love freedom :)