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Freedom Quotes

Everyone wants the freedom to be able to choose how they will live their life and what they will do with it. Living life with the ability to go where you want and be the person you know you were meant to be. A country without freedom and independence stifles its people and prevents them from the accomplishment they could achieve through their natural born gifts, talents and creativity. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to freedom and being free. Do you have a favorite quote or quotes on freedom that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.  ~ Mahatma Gandhi


With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?  ~
Oscar Wilde


The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.  ~ Ayn Rand


Freedom is something that dies unless it's used.  ~ Hunter S. Thompson


If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.  ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower


Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.  ~ Sigmund Freud


No man may make another free.  ~ Zora Neale Hurston


Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.  ~ John F. Kennedy


Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.  ~
Abraham Lincoln


Freedom lies in being bold.  ~ Robert Frost


Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!  ~ J.R.R. Tolkien


Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom.  ~ John Adams


The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance.  ~
Thomas Jefferson


If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.  ~ Noam Chomsky


It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else that prevents us from living freely and nobly.  ~ Bertrand Russell


None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.  ~ John Adams


Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.  ~ Robert F. Kennedy


He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.  ~
Aristotle


People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. ~ Søren Kierkegaard


Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.  ~ Napoleon Bonaparte


It is by the fortune of God that in our country we have three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the prudence never to practise either of them.  ~ Mark Twain


All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.  ~
Albert Einstein


You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.  ~ Robert A. Heinlein


Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.  ~ Søren Kierkegaard


Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.  ~ Ronald Reagan


Nothing gained without cost is valued. Freedom has a cost, and all will bear it so all will value and preserve it.  ~ Terry Goodkind


I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery.  ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.  ~ Thomas Paine


Freedom means choosing your burden.  ~ Hephzibah Menuhin


I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.   ~ Muhammad Ali


You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.  ~ Malcolm X


I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.  ~ Theodore Roosevelt


If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.  ~ George Washington


When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.  ~
Thomas Jefferson


Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.  ~ Hans Christian Andersen


I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.  ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.  ~ John Adams


Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.  ~ Bob Marley


Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.  ~
Albert Einstein


Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.  ~ Jean-Paul Sartre


You get your freedom by letting your enemy know that you'll do anything to get it. Then you'll get it. It's the only way you'll get it.  ~ Malcolm X


You can only be free if I am free.  ~ Clarence Darrow


Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.  ~ George Bernard Shaw


No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.  ~ John Ruskin


Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.  ~ Oprah Winfrey


I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.  ~ Bob Dylan


Freedom is not for the timid.  ~ Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit


Freedom is the right to tell people what they don't want to hear.  ~ George Orwell


The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.  ~ Lady Bird Johnson


If people have to choose between freedom and sandwiches, they will take sandwiches.  ~ Lord Boyd-Orr


Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.  ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.  ~ Salman Rushdie


My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.  ~ Adlai Stevenson


Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.  ~ Bob Marley


The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are freenot to do.  ~ Eric Hoffer


If you're not ready to die for it, take the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.  ~ Malcolm X


Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.  ~
Thomas Jefferson


I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.  ~ Robert A. Heinlein


Freedom is knowing who you really are.  ~ Linda Thomson


Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.  ~ Rosa Luxemburg


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


There is more than one kind of freedom. Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from. Don't underrate it.  ~ Margaret Atwood


Clouds and darkness surround us, yet heaven is just, and the day of triumph will surely come, when justice and truth will be vindicated. Our wrongs will be made right, and we will once more taste the blessings of freedom.  ~ Mary Todd Lincoln


Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.  ~ Ronald Reagan


America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.  ~
Abraham Lincoln