The best Quotes and Sayings about Freedom

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So long as men write what they think, then all of the other freedoms - all of them - may remain intact. And it is then that writing becomes a weapon of truth.

Writing, JournalismRod Serling
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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.

Boris Yeltsin
 
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Our country may be likened to a new house. We lack many things, but we possess the most precious of all - liberty!

AmericaJames Monroe (1758 - 1831)
 
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I contend that the strongest of all governments is that which is most free.

William Henry Harrison
 
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Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.

Herbert Hoover
 
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Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.

JusticeA. Philip Randolph
 
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May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.

Peter Marshall
 
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In times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers.

Black Panther, by T’Challa
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Death is better than slavery.

Harriet Ann Jacobs
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Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

Human RightsGeorge Washington
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Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

RevolutionMartin Luther King
 
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Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
 
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We know what works. Freedom Works. We know what's right. Freedom is right.

George H. W. Bush
 
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Freedom is control in your own life.

Willie Nelson
 
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Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.

Democracy, TalkingHubert H. Humphrey
 
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The less I have, the freer I am to do whatever I want to do.

MoneyLauryn Hill
 
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A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

Responsibility, HerosBob Dylan
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No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.

BirdsBob Dylan
 
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Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.

RevolutionKarl Marx
 
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Freedom is when you don't have to do things like everyone else does them.

Astrid Lindgren
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You'll be free or die!

Harriet Tubman
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I want to have the freedom to do whatever I want.

Paul Walker
 
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Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.

Privacy & DataEdward Snowden, via reddit, 21.05.2015
 
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If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

George Orwell in Animal Farm
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They say a man never really knows himself until his freedom's been taken away. I wonder - how well do you know yourself?

StarCraft - 2 - Wings of Liberty, by Arcturus Mengsk
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Freedom's just another word for 'nothing left to lose'.

Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee
 
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.

Human RightsIsaac Newton
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All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.

Duty, Hope, Forgiveness & Mercy, Justice, HonorWinston Churchill
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People learn to love their chains.

SlaveryDaenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, Season 3 Episode 10
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You mean well, but leave me be
Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free

Solitude & Being AloneFrozen - Völlig Unverfroren, by Elsa
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To overthrow oppression has been sanctioned by humanity and is the highest aspiration of every free man.

Human Rights, RevolutionNelson Mandela
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[Haggard Ending - Anti Augmentation]
Freedom... To those who don't have it, it's more valuable than gold. But where should it start and end? We humans often think we have the right to expand, absorb, convert, or possess anything we need to reach our dreams. But time and time again, hasn't this led to conflicts with others who essentially believe the same thing?

Deus Ex - Human Revolution, by Adam Jensen
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Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.

Bob Marley
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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.

SatisfactionBoris Jelzin
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With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.

Human Rights, CensorshipJean-Luc Picard in Star Trek, Season 4 Episode 21
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Men must be free to do what they believe. It is not our right to punish one for thinking what they do, no matter how much we disagree.

Human Rights, OpinionsAssassin's Creed
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But only in their dreams can men be truly free. 'Twas always thus, and always thus will be.

DreamingDead Poets Society, by John Keating
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Some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. But still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone.

BirdsThe Shawshank Redemption, by Red
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I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain.

The Shawshank Redemption, by Red
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Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free.

19th CenturyBarack Obama, Inauguration Speech, 21st January 2013
 
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For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth.

Human Rights, Democracy, 2013Barack Obama, Inauguration Speech, 21st January 2013
 
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The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

Albert Camus
 
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It's all for nothing if you don't have freedom.

Braveheart, by William Wallace
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You have the right to freedom of speech... freedom of worship... from want... from fear.
These rights would not exist without a fifth.
The right to protect all other freedoms by whatever means necessary.
It's my freedom... it's my duty... it is my war.

Splinter Cell
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It is a common observation here that our cause is the cause of all mankind, and that we are fighting for their liberty in defending our own.

AmericaBenjamin Franklin, 1. Mai 1777
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Let every nation know... that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

AmericaJohn F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address
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I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness -- not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another.
In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.
The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men, cries out for universal brotherhood, for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world -- millions of despairing men, women and little children -- victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say -- do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed -- the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people and so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes -- men who despise you -- enslave you -- who regiment your lives -- tell you what to do -- what to think or what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men -- machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate! Only the unloved hate -- the unloved and the unnatural!
Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the 17th Chapter of St. Luke it is written: 'the Kingdom of God is within man' -- not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power -- the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.
Then, in the name of democracy, let us use that power! Let us all unite! Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth the future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie! They do not fulfill their promise; they never will. Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people! Now, let us fight to fulfill that promise! Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.
Soldiers! In the name of democracy, let us all unite!

PeaceCharlie Chaplin, in "The Great Dictator"
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This is how liberty dies - with thunderous applause!

Padmé Amidala in Star Wars, Episode III - Die Rache der Sith
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Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them, and they'll be distracted. Take away their freedom, and still they'll roar.

Foolishness, RomGladiator, by Gracchus
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No retreat, no surrender. That is Spartan law. And by Spartan law, we will stand and fight... and die. A new age has begun: an age of freedom! And all will know that 300 Spartans gave their last breath to defend it!

War Speeches300, by Leonidas
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