31 Freedom Quotes

Life is all about being free. Free people live happier lives, feel more secure and are just better off. So here’s to freedom!

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.

Virginia Woolf

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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 trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.

Jim Morrison

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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

S.G. Tallentyre

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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

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lib01

True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.

Mortimer J. Adler

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

John Basil Barnhill

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lib02

If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.

Noam Chomsky

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

Sigmund Freud

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lib03

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.

Robert A. Heinlein

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Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.

Jean-Paul Sartre

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lib04

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.

Ansel Adams

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lib05

Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be.

James Baldwin

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The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything.

Chuck Palahniuk

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lib06

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

George Washington

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

Thomas Paine

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lib07

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

Napoleon

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If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

John F. Kennedy

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lib08

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.

Paulo Coelho

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Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch. Freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.

Marvin Simkin

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lib09

Freedom’s just another word for “nothing left to lose”.

Kris Kristofferson

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