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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