Quotes on Freedom and Liberty

Quotes on Freedom and Liberty


A hungry man is not a free man. Adlai E. Stevenson


Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. Bertrand Russell


Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with deeper fangs than freedom never endangered. Cicero


You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can only be free if I am free. Clarence S. Darrow


Free discussion is the only necessary constitution the only necessary law of the constitution. Richard Carlile


The tree of liberty grows only when watered by the blood of tyrants. Bertrand de Barere de Vieuzac


Freedom lies in being bold. Robert Frost


If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too. W. Somerset Maugham


Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. William Pitt


Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires. Bertrand Russell


No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood


Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen. Warren E. Burger


A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what no one can take from you. Ramsey Clark


Give me liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. John Milton


The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. Hubert H. Humphrey


Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. George Washington


A country can get more real joy out of just hollering for their freedom than they can if they get it. Will Rogers


Every law is an infraction of liberty. Jeremy Bentham


Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself. Jean-Jacque Rousseau


He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression. Thomas Paine


Liberty without obedience is confusion, and obedience without liberty is slavery. William Penn


If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell


In fact, a fundamental interdependence exists between the personal right to liberty and the personal right to property. Potter Stewart


Liberty unregulated by law degenerates into anarchy, which soon becomes the most horrid of all despotism. Millard Fillmore


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


Liberty: one of imagination’s most precious possessions. Ambrose Bierce


The state has no business in the bedrooms of the nation. Pierre Trudeau


They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin


It seems almost incredible that the advocates of liberty should conceive the idea of selling a fellow creature to slavery. James Forten


A man is either free or not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom. Imamu Amiri Baraka


We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society. Angela Davis


We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death. Angela Davis


Freedom always entails danger. W. E. B. Du Bois


We, the free, must set about our unfinished tasks of freeing others. William Tecumseh Vernon


Either we must attain freedom for the whole world or there will be no world left for any of us. Walter Francis White


Freedom is a hard-bought thing. Paul Robeson


Freedom belongs to the strong. Richard Wright


Freedom is not constituted primarily of privileges but of responsibilities. Albert Camus

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