The best Quotes and Sayings about Freedom

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Those who wait to be freed do not deserve freedom.

Sylas, the Unshackled in League of Legends
 
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The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he's in prison.

Fyodor Dostoevsky
 
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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.

SlaveryHarriet 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.

Wealth & RichnessLauryn 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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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.

CharacterJim Morrison
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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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I would rather be without a state than without a voice.

Edward Snowden
 
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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.

Hearing & ListeningGeorge 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 Rights, BrückenIsaac 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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