Quotes and Sayings about Freedom



"We need international support so that our people live a life of normality, of dignity, of liberty and freedom. I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard."
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Related: Life, People, Hope, Dignity, Freedom, Liberty, May, Normality, Support)

"When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: America, First, Freedom, Law, Living, Memory, Press)

"So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Facts, Freedom, Principles, Speech)

"No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: History, Thought, People, Enemies, Freedom)

"If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened, democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk."
- Gary Ackerman
(Related: America, Democracy, Freedom, Risk)

"When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all, in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: People, Freedom, Irish, Pursuit, Unity)

"Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Courage, Determination, Freedom, Struggle)

"The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry."
- James Truslow Adams
(Related: Care, Freedom, Now, Worry)

"When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more."
- John Adams
(Related: People, Hope, Freedom, Now, Talk, Thinking, Will, Writing, Years)

"Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it."
- John Quincy Adams
(Related: Hope, Freedom, Will)

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Men, Freedom, Majority, Minority)

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks."
- Samuel Adams
(Related: Constitution, Country, Duty, Freedom, Worth)

"But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for."
- Kate Adie
(Related: War, Being, First, Freedom, Information, Iraq, Justification, Nations, Right, Soldiers, United)

"I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism."
- Kate Adie
(Related: Care, Expression, Freedom, Interest, Journalism, Liberty, Speech)

"Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Truth, Cure, Freedom, Responsibility, Tears)

"The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Thought, Progress, Diversity, Freedom, Intellect, Man, Right, Will)

"Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men."
- Mortimer Adler
(Related: Men, Freedom)

"Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Choices, Freedom)

"People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours. They should come and visit historical monuments and sites - let's say the sites around Iran - where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: People, Freedom, Monuments, Visit)

"We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism."
- Madeleine Albright
(Related: People, Democracy, Disease, Fight, Freedom, Poverty, Terrorism, Will, World)

"All people hope Islam helps everything in life. Islam will make jobs. Islam will make freedom. Islam will make everything."
- Ahmed Ali
(Related: Life, People, Hope, Islam, Freedom, Jobs, Will)

"The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself."
- Saul Alinsky
(Related: Enemy, Freedom)

"Whether or not we establish freedom rests with ourselves."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Freedom)

"We should favor innovation and freedom over regulation."
- George Allen
(Related: Freedom, Innovation)

"Pursuing your passion is fulfilling and leads to financial freedom."
- Robert G. Allen
(Related: Financial, Freedom, Passion)

"I don't have to 'freedom-kiss' my wife when what I really want to do is French-kiss her."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Wife, Want)

"All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Death, End, Freedom, Interest, Justice, Loyalty, Violence, Writing)

"Russians have a new freedom, but as long as they don't express that freedom on a public platform."
- Marc Almond
(Related: Freedom, Public)

"So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Freedom, Law, Liberty)

"In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Health, First, Freedom)

"Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Related: Freedom, Living)

"They gave us the freedom just to play and have fun."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Freedom, Fun, Play)

"Many Americans don't have an understanding of the freedoms they regularly enjoy."
- Dave Anderson
(Related: Americans, Understanding)

"Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Anderson
(Related: Freedom, Living)

"I don't look so closely at women's fashion, but from the 20th century on, people have had the freedom to express themselves and their individualities, and fashion is one of the most fundamental ways in which they do this, men and women are equally able to express themselves."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Men, Women, People, Fashion, Freedom)

"Our Founders warned against this. They said don't... that your liberty is only as secure as the people are. Because once they, um, get the ability to vote themselves entitlements from the largesse of the government, liberty is done; freedom is over with. We were warned. We are there."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Government, People, Ability, Freedom, Liberty, Vote)

"And we know that once we have a majority that are dependent upon the government, we will lose our freedom; it says we go into bondage. That's the next stage."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Government, Freedom, Majority, Will)

"If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Freedom, Liberty)

"Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Education, Power, Development, Democracy, Freedom, Rest, Right)

"All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Conscience, Fighting, Freedom, Problems, Sense, Sin, Trying)

"Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death."
- Michel Aoun
(Related: Death, Existence, Freedom)

"You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: People, Freedom, Help, Treasure)

"You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: People, Freedom, Journey, Media)

"Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Government, Actions, Decisions, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Participation, Popular)

"It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship."
- Corazon Aquino
(Related: Power, Democracy, Dictatorship, Freedom, Light)

"I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand."
- Yasser Arafat
(Related: Freedom)

"Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Forgiveness, Action, Freedom, Key)

"Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Successful, Freedom, Man, Necessity)

"No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: History, Politics, Beginning, Cause, Existence, Fact, Freedom, Tyranny)

"Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Growth, Day, Existence, Freedom, May, Proof)

"I call it small government, grass-roots activism: The Tea Party activists are a part of it, FreedomWorks is part of it. FreedomWorks is the longest-standing, most active organization within this movement."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Government, Party, Tea)

"Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Freedom, Individuality, Punk, Sense)

"We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Nature, American, Democracy, Freedom)

"The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we gather information in the United States."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Information, Respect, states, United)

"I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Freedom, Legislation, Speech, states, United, World)

"A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten."
- Kemal Ataturk
(Related: Life, Sacrifice, Freedom, Nation)

"And there are certain things, and they are evident, obviously, without being boring about it, but I mean obviously, the two evident and easy ones being Gandhi and Cry Freedom, there are things which I do care about very much and which I would like to stand up and be counted."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Being, Care, Freedom)

"I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Time, People, Freedom, Joy, Youth)

"Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it."
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Related: Happiness, Life, Being, Choices, Freedom, Humanity, Joy, Mistakes, Negativity, Pain, Today)

"I think that the basic philosophy was very good. It was just be nice to each other, and don't step on other people's toes and infringe on their freedom."
- Kevin Ayers
(Related: People, Freedom, Philosophy)

"If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Freedom, Liberty, Military, Mission)

"The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Challenge, Democracy, Direction, Economy, Environment, Freedom, Order, Project)

"Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Change, Love, People, Character, Conviction, Freedom, Liberty, Nothing)

"Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Government, Americans, Freedom, Land, Native Americans, Now, Principles, Separation, Speech, states, United)

"It is crucial that members of Congress cast votes that are supportive of the values upon which our nation was founded: equality, freedom, and opportunity for all people."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Equality, People, Opportunity, Values, Congress, Freedom, Nation)

"Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago."
- Joe Baca
(Related: War, America, Beginning, Country, Dying, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Today)

"For generations, America has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for those outside her borders, and as a land of limitless opportunity for those risking everything to seek a better life. Their talents and contributions have continued to enrich our country."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Hope, America, Country, Freedom, Generations, Land)

"In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject, perfect freedom of individual treatment, and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening, even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Choice, Drama, Freedom, Listening, Results, Treatment)

"I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Men, Women, Freedom)

"Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Equality, Lie, Fraud, Freedom, Lying, Want, Workers)

"Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Morality, Dignity, Freedom)

"The freedom of all is essential to my freedom."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Freedom)

"Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Men, Society, Freedom, Liberty, Poor, Russia)

"I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty and Christian teaching."
- Roger Nash Baldwin
(Related: Life, Christian, Contradiction, Freedom, Ideals, Liberty, Teaching)

"Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed in our search for greater security, for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom and democracy hope to achieve."
- Tammy Baldwin
(Related: Hope, Democracy, Enemies, Freedom, Security)

"Day after day we must remember we can take freedom for granted. Day after day we must keep the bond between freedom and other values in mind."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Values, Day, Freedom, Mind)

"Freedom is a universal value."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Freedom, Value)

"In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!"
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Madness, World)

"A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom."
- Amiri Baraka
(Related: Freedom, Man)

"And should think freedom more to prize, than all the gold in world that is."
- John Barbour
(Related: Freedom, Gold, World)

"Younger workers should have more freedom to build their retirement nest egg."
- Gresham Barrett
(Related: Freedom, Retirement, Workers)

"In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Discipline, Freedom)

"The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Discipline, Democracy, Freedom)

"But in Christianity, by contrast, the freedom of the children of God was also freedom from all important worldly interests, from all art and science, etc."
- Bruno Bauer
(Related: Art, Science, God, Christianity, Children, Contrast, Freedom)

"Under my contract with Capitol, I have complete freedom to do just about anything I want in my own way."
- Les Baxter
(Related: Freedom, Want)

"America is stronger than ever. We will forever remember those we lost on September 11, 2001. In honoring their memory, we will remain true to our commitment to freedom and democracy."
- Evan Bayh
(Related: America, Commitment, Democracy, Freedom, Memory, Will)

"As freedom-loving people across the globe hope for an end to tyranny, we will never forget the enormous suffering of the Holocaust."
- Bob Beauprez
(Related: People, Hope, End, Forget, Freedom, Suffering, Tyranny, Will)

"I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Life, Freedom)

"We're giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: American, Freedom, Giving, Succeed)

"I lost in the second round of the French Open and had 10 days off. I went to the Hard Rock Cafe. It was exciting to be away from my parents, to stay in a hotel. Hotels at 17 meant freedom."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Freedom, Open, Parents)

"The precondition to freedom is security."
- Rand Beers
(Related: Freedom, Security)

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Don't store unnecessary data, keep an eye on what's happening, and don't take unnecessary risks."
- Chris Bell
(Related: Eye, Freedom, Vigilance)

"With my government, we engaged in bringing our help to fights for national freedom. At that precise moment, several countries were still colonised or had barely overcome colonisation. This was the case in practically all of Africa. We supported them."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Government, Countries, Freedom, Help)

"Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d'etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: Time, Freedom, Leaders, Military, Result, Struggle)

"I can say now: all the combatants who participated in the fight for freedom in South America came to Algeria; it's from there that all those who fought left. We trained them, we arranged for the weapons to reach them, we created networks."
- Ahmed Ben Bella
(Related: America, Fight, Freedom, Weapons)

"Those who today still feel a sense of impotence can do something: they can support Amnesty International. They can help it to stand up for freedom and justice."
- Peter Benenson
(Related: Freedom, Help, Justice, Sense, Support, Today)

"Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Life, Control, Being, Choices, Freedom, Result)

"Spirit borrows from matter the perceptions on which it feeds and restores them to matter in the form of movements which it has stamped with its own freedom."
- Henri Bergson
(Related: Freedom, Perceptions, Spirit)

"The fundamental sense of freedom is freedom from chains, from imprisonment, from enslavement by others. The rest is extension of this sense, or else metaphor."
- Isaiah Berlin
(Related: Freedom, Imprisonment, Metaphor, Rest, Sense)

"The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: Experience, Freedom)

"Bush will keep up that policy that gives the United State the role of promoting freedom in the world."
- Silvio Berlusconi
(Related: Policy, Freedom, State, United, Will, World)

"Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out."
- Pierre Berton
(Related: Enemy, Freedom, Racism)

"Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Freedom)

"The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Banks, Freedom, Will)

"Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion. The idea that we want to see the world, the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Idea, American, Freedom, Want, World)

"I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Change, Life, Experience, Acting, Being, Freedom, Limits, Prison)

"I really feel that the talent I have is acting. Freedom and the possibility of play-that is what I like to have."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Talent, Possibility, Acting, Freedom, Play)

"Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Government, Criticism, Free speech, Freedom, Press, Right)

"Ironically, it is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: War, Dreams, Freedom, Terror)

"It is exactly because we are a city that embraces freedom, that welcomes everyone and encourages their dreams, that New York remains on the front lines in the war on terror."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: War, Dreams, Freedom, Terror)

"Many of America's and New York's sons and daughters are around the world fighting for the freedoms that the Statue of Liberty stands for."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: America, Daughters, Fighting, Liberty, Sons, World)

"On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades, gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we came in sight of the long stone buildings."
- Nellie Bly
(Related: Freedom, Sight)

"My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom."
- Franz Boas
(Related: Home, Father, Affection, Freedom, Influence)

"A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Fortune, Freedom)

"They know the importance of their mission and of America's commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny."
- John Boehner
(Related: America, Commitment, Difference, Freedom, Importance, Mission, Terrorism, Tyranny, World)

"They have called Operation Iraqi Freedom a war of choice that isn't part of the real war on terror. Someone should tell that to al Qaeda."
- John Boehner
(Related: War, Choice, Freedom, Terror)

"The United States and Israel have a unique relationship based on our mutual commitment to democracy, freedom, and peace. Therefore, just as our commitment to these principles must be steadfast, so must our support for Israel."
- John Boehner
(Related: Peace, Commitment, Democracy, Freedom, Israel, Principles, states, Support, United)

"The job of training an Iraqi police force is one of the most important tasks being undertaken in Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is also one of the most difficult."
- John Boehner
(Related: Being, Force, Freedom, Job, Police, Training)

"Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution."
- John Boehner
(Related: Revolution, Ideals)

"And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves... when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Trust, People, Values, America, Constitution, Freedom, Liberty, Responsibility)

"Freedom of love is freedom to say yes to many lovers."
- Brigitte Boisselier
(Related: Love, Freedom, Lovers)

"Similarly, today, we do not know what will happen as we wage the War on Terror. We do know that we can count on the strong support from our closest ally and friend in the world in winning this war to secure our freedoms and the freedoms for all peoples throughout the world."
- Kit Bond
(Related: War, Friend, Winning, Support, Terror, Today, Wage, Will, World)

"I am in favor of complete freedom of information and of free access to the new communication tools, in particular the Internet."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Communication, Freedom, Information, Internet, Tools)

"Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Thought, Opportunity, Freedom)

"If you support the war on drugs in its present form, then you're only paying lip-service to the defense of freedom, and you don't really grasp the concept of the sovereign individual human being."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: War, Being, Defense, Drugs, Freedom, Present, Support)

"Freedom isn't for wimps."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: Freedom)

"A lot of people out there pay good lip service to the idea of personal freedom... right up to the point that someone tries to do something that they don't personally approve of."
- Neal Boortz
(Related: People, Idea, Freedom, Right, Service)

"It is clear we can make reforms to better ensure we are giving law enforcement all of the tools they need while maintaining the appropriate safeguards to protect the very freedoms we cherish."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Giving, Law, Tools)

"It seemed to be inadmissible to give in on such a fundamental point. This would have meant that any one who would have wanted to be a terrorist could gain eventually their freedom thanks to another kidnapping."
- Robert Bourassa
(Related: Freedom, Gain)

"It is hard to know how many people do, but given that the people are so docile towards the rulers, nowadays, very few Americans show the passion for freedom that our forefathers had."
- James Bovard
(Related: People, Americans, Freedom, Passion)

"Freedom. It's not something you go out and die for."
- Jack Bowman
(Related: Freedom)

"We are all different. Yet we are all God's children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: God, Equality, Cause, Children, Country, Freedom, Justice, United)

"President Bush in his inaugural address talked about bringing freedom to countries that don't have it. He didn't specify how."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Countries, Freedom, President)

"Speaking for myself, my very integrity as a human being needs to include my freedom to explore who I am both spiritually and sexually. Not just to explore - but to practice."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Being, Freedom, Integrity, Needs, Practice)

"All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort."
- Anna C. Brackett
(Related: Action, Acting, Effort, Exercise, Force, Freedom, Necessity, Will)

"Somebody was asking me the other day - President Bush is now talking about freedom for the Arab world. I say, well, that's great. I was talking about that fifty years ago."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Day, Freedom, Now, President, Talking, World, Years)

"I love the freedom of movement that my phone gives me. That has definitely transformed my life."
- Richard Branson
(Related: Life, Love, Freedom)

"We must remember that the people for whom this change represents a first taste of freedom and a new and brighter future did not allow their resolution to falter, no matter how great the suffering by which they bought this independence."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Change, People, First, Freedom, Future, Independence, Resolution, Suffering, Taste)

"We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so, we dilute the freedom this cherished emblem represents."
- William J. Brennan
(Related: Freedom)

"The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end."
- William J. Brennan
(Related: Dignity, End, Freedom, Rights, Man, Quest, Will)

"No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Life, Feeling, Freedom, Sense)

"It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony."
- Benjamin Britten
(Related: Beauty, Music, Nature, Love, Strength, Disappointment, Freedom, Loneliness)

"Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Time, Freedom, Youth)

"People should be allowed the freedom to make their own choices. They should be able to buy or not buy porn and be monogamous or promiscuous as they see fit."
- Chester Brown
(Related: People, Choices, Freedom)

"Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence."
- Norman O. Brown
(Related: Poetry, Common sense, Freedom, Rules, Speech, Violence, Words)

"Today, as we look back on the history of our nation and take note of how far we have come as a people, we are reminded that we owe a great debt to those who fought valiantly for the freedoms that we easily take for granted."
- Sam Brownback
(Related: History, People, Debt, Nation, Today)

"Yes, we have the freedom to do what we please, but it only works because we don't do everything we might please - we should exercise some degree of personal, and corporate, responsibility."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Corporate, Exercise, Freedom, Responsibility)

"We need a very strong military to protect the freedoms we do have."
- Jerry Bruckheimer
(Related: Military)

"But once you allow yourself to recognize necessity, you find two things: One you find your options so restricted that the only course of action is obvious, and, two, that a great sense of freedom comes with the decision."
- Steven Brust
(Related: Action, Decision, Freedom, Necessity, Obvious, Options, Sense)

"We can demonstrate, by our own example, how E.U. freedoms, including the freedom of nationals of other E.U. countries to come and work here, has enabled us to expand our economy."
- John Bruton
(Related: Work, Countries, Economy, Example, Freedom)

"The E.U. is more than just a trade organization or a common market; it is a guarantee of democracy, freedom, justice, and human rights. Nations cannot stay in the E.U. if they do not respect these guarantees."
- John Bruton
(Related: Democracy, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Justice, Nations, Respect, Trade)

"Not to mention the fact that of course terrorists hate freedom. I think they do hate. But believe me, I don't think they sit there abstractly hating freedom."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Fact, Freedom, Hate)

"The statue of Freedom has not been cast yet, the furnace is hot, we can all still burn our fingers."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Freedom)

"The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom."
- Georg Buchner
(Related: Death, Freedom)

"None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free."
- Pearl S. Buck
(Related: Power, Hope, Freedom)

"When you become successful on the level that Fleetwood Mac did, it gives you financial freedom, which should allow you to follow your impulses. But oddly enough, they become much harder to follow."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Successful, Financial, Freedom, Impulses)

"Unfortunately, the media, which are not at all reluctant to act in their own self-interest, have succeeded in equating reform in the public mind with further restrictions on just about everyone else's freedom of political speech."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Act, Freedom, Media, Mind, Public, Reform, Self, Speech)

"I believe in the freedom of God's sons and daughters."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Daughters, Freedom, Sons)

"Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples' money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Related: Money, People, Survival, Freedom, Liberals, Questions, Security)

"We must also win really sufficient and, above all, practical, guarantees for the freedom of the seas and for the further fulfilment of our economic and political tasks throughout the world."
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Related: Freedom, World)

"From watching the news one would think the Iraqis want us out of their country. But an overwhelming majority of Iraqis support our involvement there. Our freedom is contagious and we helped liberate them."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Country, Freedom, Majority, News, Support, Want)

"Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether."
- Luis Bunuel
(Related: Imagination, People, Chance, Fact, Freedom, Lies, Mystery, Trying)

"The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion; things to make life easier for men, in fact."
- Julie Burchill
(Related: Life, Women, Abortion, Fact, Freedom)

"Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Free speech, Freedom)

"Your Guardians of Freedom is a new program that enables unit commanders and Airmen to quickly communicate with people affected by and interested in the mobilization and deployment of military people."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: People, Commanders, Freedom, Military)

"In times such as these, people should recognize that evil knows no borders, knows no limits and knows no compassion. Those around the globe that value freedom must continue to persevere even in the darkest of times."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: People, Compassion, Evil, Freedom, Limits, Value)

"Today, our brave military men and women, just as those who have gone before them, stand on alert, securing freedom at home and guarding the innocent abroad."
- Conrad Burns
(Related: Home, Men, Women, Freedom, Military, Today)

"Certainly one of the more common experiences in the jazz field is discovering someone new. Improvising musicians are capable of being musical travelers, voyagers. We want to join in on whatever we hear. There is a freedom to wander the musical landscape."
- Gary Burton
(Related: Being, Freedom, Jazz, Musicians, Want)

"If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Freedom, Responsibility)

"The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom."
- George W. Bush
(Related: People, America, Freedom, states, United, Will)

"The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable - and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Power, Trust, Freedom, World, Years)

"The terrorists are fighting freedom with all their cunning and cruelty because freedom is their greatest fear - and they should be afraid, because freedom is on the march."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Fear, Cruelty, Cunning, Fighting, Freedom, March)

"We can't allow the world's worst leaders to blackmail, threaten, hold freedom-loving nations hostage with the world's worst weapons."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Freedom, Leaders, Nations, Weapons, World)

"The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Strength, American, Freedom)

"You can't put democracy and freedom back into a box."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Democracy, Freedom)

"Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Fear, Freedom)

"The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them."
- George W. Bush
(Related: God, War, Fear, Conflict, Cruelty, Freedom, Justice)

"For all who love freedom and peace, the world without Saddam Hussein's regime is a better and safer place."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Love, Peace, Freedom, World)

"Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Freedom, Will)

"I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom."
- George W. Bush
(Related: God, Heart, Desire, Freedom)

"There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one's own, then that freedom is less than worthless - it's oppression."
- Amir Butler
(Related: Love, Americans, Desire, Doubt, Freedom, Oppression, Right, Self)

"The reality is that we are hated not because of our democracy, freedoms, and generous social security system; rather, we are hated because of our involvement in foreign conflicts and quarrels that were never our concern."
- Amir Butler
(Related: Concern, Democracy, Quarrels, Reality, Security)

"The sacrifices ordinary American men and women from communities large and small have been willing to make, often before they were past their teenage years, have secured our nation unprecedented freedoms and made us the world's bulwark of liberty."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Men, Women, American, Liberty, Nation, Past, Teenage, World, Years)

"The men and women of today's VA are dedicated to caring for today's veterans and stand ready to provide for our servicemembers who now defend our freedoms and our way of life."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: Life, Men, Women, Caring, Now, Today, Veterans)

"Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom."
- Steve Buyer
(Related: America, Commitment, Freedom, Revolution, Generations, Veterans)

"Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world."
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Constitution, Freedom, Ideals, World)

"Freedom from militarism will give the German people the opportunity, if they will but seize it, to apply their great energies and abilities to the works of peace."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Peace, People, Opportunity, Freedom, Will)

"America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people."
- Lord Byron
(Related: People, America, Force, Freedom, Moderation, Rudeness)

"What I enjoy most about being on stage is that the natural instruments give you a greater freedom with texture. When you use natural instruments they have their own resonance."
- John Cale
(Related: Being, Freedom)

"God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us - as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Freedom, Ignorance, Mercy)

"The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree."
- Thomas Campbell
(Related: Blood, Freedom)

"Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Men, Dying)

"Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Society, Creation, Culture, Freedom, Future, Jungle)

"Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Art, Freedom)

"Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Chance, Freedom, Nothing)

"A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Freedom, Press, Will)

"Whether it's people walking off 'The View' when Bill O'Reilly makes a statement about radical Islam or Juan Williams being fired for expressing his opinion, over-reaching political correctness is chipping away at the fundamental American freedoms of speech and expression."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: People, Islam, American, Being, Expression, Opinion, Radical, Speech, Walking)

"The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom."
- Georg Cantor
(Related: Freedom, Lies, Mathematics)

"I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks, more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier, but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and not be executed for it is his torture."
- Robert Capa
(Related: War, Being, Drinks, Freedom, Girls)

"Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Dignity, EnglFreedom, Ideals, Inheritance, Will)

"Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom."
- Benjamin Cardozo
(Related: Expression, Freedom)

"Wherever it is resisted, slaver dies away and freedom grows."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Freedom)

"It the British System is the most gigantic system of slavery the world has yet seen, and therefore it is that freedom gradually disappears from every country over which England is enabled to obtain control."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Control, Country, EnglFreedom, Slavery, World)

"In this country protection has always, to some extent, existed; but at some times it has been efficient, and at others not; and our tendency toward freedom or slavery has always been in the direct ratio of its efficiency or inefficiency."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Country, Efficiency, Freedom, Inefficiency, Protection, Slavery)

"The first of all commodities to be exchanged is labour, and the freedom of man consists only in the exercise of the right to determine for himself in what manner his labour shall be employed, and how he will dispose of its products."
- Henry Charles Carey
(Related: Exercise, First, Freedom, Man, Right, Will)

"Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?"
- George Carlin
(Related: Crime, Fight, Fire, Freedom)

"Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: People, Freedom, Now, Order)

"No man can given anybody his freedom."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Freedom, Man)

"So I think that if I do feel more freedom right now in my career, it's not so much because I have less at stake but more a sense that I've learned more."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Career, Freedom, Now, Right, Sense)

"As far as feeling freedom in my career now versus five years ago... I think if I feel any more free it's simply because of the experiences that I've had, and the wisdom I've accumulated from that time."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Time, Wisdom, Career, Feeling, Freedom, Now, Years)

"The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money."
- Johnny Carson
(Related: Money, Freedom)

"There's a lot of freedom for me living in L.A."
- Deana Carter
(Related: Freedom, Living)

"The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Freedom)

"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Education, Freedom, Key)

"The abortion license has not brought freedom and security to women. Rather, it has ushered in a new era of irresponsibility toward women and children, one that now begins before birth."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Women, Abortion, Children, Freedom, Now, Security)

"It is the people who scream the loudest about America and Freedom who see to be the most intolerant for a differing point of view."
- Rosanne Cash
(Related: People, America, Freedom)

"The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Humor, Time, People, Being, Freedom, Writers)

"The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter."
- Willa Cather
(Related: Art, Freedom)

"The Democratic Party will never desert the freedoms of our people under the guise of pretending to protect them."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: People, Party, Will)

"We believe firmly that Communism internally and externally can and must be fought without resort to the Communist tactics of the suppression of all individual freedom."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Communism, Freedom)

"My grandfather, in 1848, had fled from Germany to find political freedom in the United States."
- Emanuel Celler
(Related: Freedom, Germany, states, United)

"The only freedom supposed to be left to the masses is that of grazing on the ration of simulacra the system distributes to each individual."
- Michel De Certeau
(Related: Freedom)

"Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious."
- Claude Chabrol
(Related: Being, Freedom, Obvious)

"Political freedom is a political reading of the Bible."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Bible, Freedom, Reading)

"On a scale personal enough to be felt by all, but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time - Communism and Freedom - came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Men, Time, Communism, Freedom)

"Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom."
- Maria W. Chapman
(Related: Love, Power, Truth, Freedom, Justice, Mercy, Voice)

"The law of the Creator, which invests every human being with an inalienable title to freedom, cannot be repealed by any interior law which asserts that man is property."
- Salmon P. Chase
(Related: Being, Freedom, Law, Man, Property)

"I should like to be remembered as the man who raised a voice against... placing limitations on the freedom of the individual."
- Dennis Chavez
(Related: Freedom, Limitations, Man, Voice)

"Neither the wording of the amendment itself nor common practice challenged the widely held belief that government guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: Government, Religion, Belief, Freedom, Practice)

"The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Family, Freedom, Man)

"Putting out my album on my own label has been a great experience for me. It's been very inspiring. It's like a new start for me and having all this creative freedom is so liberating and exciting."
- Melanie Chisholm
(Related: Experience, Freedom, Inspiring)

"You cannot expect so much freedom in a land of 1.3 billion people."
- Alex Chiu
(Related: People, Freedom, Land)

"We must remain steadfast in our commitment to our troops, and to those fighting for a free and democratic Iraq because freedom makes our country and the world a safer place."
- Chris Chocola
(Related: Commitment, Country, Fighting, Freedom, Iraq, Troops, World)

"In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: Survival, Democracy, Existence, Freedom, Ideals, May)

"If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."
- Noam Chomsky
(Related: People, Expression, Freedom)

"We wish to work in total freedom."
- Christo
(Related: Work, Freedom)

"Our work is a scream of freedom."
- Christo
(Related: Work, Freedom)

"To keep that absolute freedom we cannot be obliged to anyone."
- Christo
(Related: Freedom)

"The work of art is a scream of freedom."
- Christo
(Related: Art, Work, Freedom)

"The freedom of every artist is essential."
- Christo
(Related: Artist, Freedom)

"I invested, and I protected myself, so I enjoy that freedom."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Freedom)

"I made a comfortable living for several years. I invested, and I protected myself, so I enjoy that freedom."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Freedom, Living, Years)

"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Hope, Duty, Freedom, Honor, Justice, Mercy)

"I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams."
- Madonna Ciccone
(Related: Dreams, Expression, Freedom)

"What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Power, Freedom, Wishes)

"Freedom is a possession of inestimable value."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Freedom, Possession, Value)

"Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Power, Force, Freedom, Law, Man)

"For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Freedom, Illusion)

"No one can enjoy freedom without trembling."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Freedom)

"Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Habit, Negative, First, Freedom, Mind, Needs)

"I don't see any kind of mirror of power, male power, that is, as a form of liberation. I don't believe in an eye for an eye. I don't believe this is truly freedom."
- Sandra Cisneros
(Related: Power, Eye, Freedom)

"You have the highest of human trusts committed to your care. Providence has showered on this favored land blessings without number, and has chosen you as the guardians of freedom, to preserve it for the benefit of the human race."
- J. Reuben Clark
(Related: Blessings, Care, Freedom, Land, Providence, Race)

"When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate, we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed. The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Competition, Fate, Freedom, Liberty, Persistence)

"Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment."
- Powell Clayton
(Related: Achievement, Freedom)

"There are 4 billion cell phones in use today. Many of them are in the hands of market vendors, rickshaw drivers, and others who've historically lacked access to education and opportunity. Information networks have become a great leveler, and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Education, People, Opportunity, Freedom, Help, Information, Poverty, Today, Want)

"Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Government, People, American, Freedom, Internet, Nations)

"American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Home, America, American, Democracy, Freedom, Israel, Liberty, Nations, Symbol)

"The quality that defines us as Americans is the courage to respond to being hit. The courage to root out and destroy the killers. And, most importantly, the courage to hold on to our values and protect our hard-won freedoms while doing it."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Quality, Courage, Values, Americans, Being)

"Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Freedom, Pain, Pretty, Punk, Saying, Suffering, Want, World)

"The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace, the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education, than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices."
- Richard Cobden
(Related: Education, Peace, Progress, Commerce, Freedom)

"The closer Iraq approaches freedom and democracy, the more impediments and barriers the terrorists will erect."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Democracy, Freedom, Iraq, Will)

"We have to make sure that we are a force for peace and stability in the world, and that we're prepared to defend freedom and the security of the American people."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Peace, People, American, Force, Freedom, Security, Stability, World)

"Freedom cannot be given... It can only be taken away."
- David Allan Coe
(Related: Freedom)

"Freedom has no history."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: History, Freedom)

"Men are recognizing that they have been forced to conform to a very narrow and rather two-dimensional picture of maleness and manhood that they have never had the freedom to question."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Men, Freedom, Question)

"There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall."
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
(Related: Freedom, Poison, Solitude, Wine)

"Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do."
- Robin G. Collingwood
(Related: Work, Freedom, Man)

"Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Death, Time, Cure, Freedom, Medicine)

"Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Causes, Freedom)

"Institutions - government, churches, industries, and the like - have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom; and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Government, Churches, Freedom, Wrong)

"So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Discipline, Absence, Freedom)

"If it's total freedom, I guess the ultimate thing you can go into is total silence between the audience and performer, with the performer projecting something he doesn't even have to play."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Freedom, Play, Silence)

"The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity."
- Anna Julia Cooper
(Related: Cause, Class, Freedom, Humanity, Party, Race)

"When I feel like I'm doing my best work, there is a bit of a freedom, a bit of flight that you're not so much losing yourself but you're sort of in the zone."
- Chris Cooper
(Related: Work, Freedom, Losing, Zone)

"Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Happiness, Action, Being, Freedom, Rights, Individuality, Liberty, Order)

"The show is a satire, which gives us freedom to do anything we want. Satire is the magic word that wipes away any culpability. The media is jealous of this freedom."
- Rob Corddry
(Related: Freedom, Magic, Media, Satire, Want, Word)

"As Taiwan's friend and ally, I believe it is important for the United States to monitor the situation in the Taiwan Strait very carefully to help ensure Taiwan is not forced into a position which would endanger its freedom or its democracy."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Friend, Democracy, Freedom, Help, states, United)

"Ice dance should not be seen as a rigid conformist form of figure skating. There is a great deal of freedom and originality to be had."
- Robin Cousins
(Related: Dance, Freedom, Originality)

"Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Change, Power, Imagination, Awareness, Conscience, Freedom, Self, Self awareness, Will)

"People have given me the freedom and believe in me enough to say if I want to do these things that I will find a way to make it work. I don't know if they think I'm crazy, drug damaged or just an old weirdo."
- Wayne Coyne
(Related: Work, People, Freedom, Old, Want, Will)

"Laws protecting the United States flag do not cut away at the freedom of speech guaranteed in the First Amendment... Congress made this position clear upon passage of the Flag Protection Act of 1989, which prohibited desecration of the flag."
- Larry Craig
(Related: Act, Congress, First, Freedom, Laws, Protection, Speech, states, United)

"But freedom, liberty, is an attribute of the soul and it may exist even when the body is in bondage."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Soul, Body, Freedom, Liberty, May)

"And I have been able to give freedom and life which was acknowledged in the ecstasy of walking hand in hand across the most beautiful bridge of the world, the cables enclosing us and pulling us upward in such a dance as I have never walked and never can walk with another."
- Hart Crane
(Related: Life, Dance, Ecstasy, Freedom, Walking, World)

"We ask the great masses of India to be patient a short time longer, while the cause of freedom is being fought out, not because we want to delay, but because the hard facts of war make a complete change impossible at the moment."
- Stafford Cripps
(Related: Change, Time, War, Being, Cause, Delay, Facts, Freedom, Want)

"It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom."
- Quentin Crisp
(Related: Boredom, Effect, Facts, Freedom, Repetition, Result, Tolerance)

"There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free."
- Walter Cronkite
(Related: Freedom)

"That feeling of freedom, open highways of possibilities, has kind of been lost to materialism and marketing."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Feeling, Freedom, Marketing, Materialism, Open, Possibilities)

"When people say 'What are underground comics?' I think the best way you can define them is just the absolute freedom involved... we didn't have anyone standing over us."
- Robert Crumb
(Related: People, Freedom)

"A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Fool, Freedom, Writer)

"To compel the nation with challenge the traditional American doctrine of freedom of the seas, every man and every ship in the navy is solemnly pledged."
- Josephus Daniels
(Related: American, Challenge, Doctrine, Freedom, Man, Nation, Navy)

"We believe it wrong ever to take a dollar from a free citizen without a very necessary public purpose, because each such taking diminishes the freedom to spend that dollar as its owner would prefer."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Purpose, Freedom, Public, Wrong)

"If freedom's best friends cannot unify around a realistic, actionable program of fundamental change, one that attracts and persuades a broad majority of our fellow citizens, big change will not come."
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Change, Freedom, Friends, Majority, Will)

"The problem for Rome, then, is how and when the intervention should be done with a sense of the possibility of going too far in limiting the freedom of theologians. This is not an easy time - neither for Rome nor for the theologians."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Time, Possibility, Freedom, Rome, Sense)

"You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom."
- Clarence Darrow
(Related: Freedom, Man, World)

"When you're in the minority, it doesn't matter what you're agenda is, you're not going to have the degree of freedom that you have as a member of the majority."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Freedom, Majority, Minority)

"When you're not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom."
- Larry David
(Related: Work, Freedom)

"The standing orders of the Parliamentary Party, however, apply to me, apply to every other Member of the Parliamentary Labour Party and they put into a context the way in which those rights to freedom of speech should be exercised."
- Ron Davies
(Related: Freedom, Rights, Party, Speech)

"We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Death, Freedom, Road)

"The terrorist attacks upon our country changed the way that we live forever and provided us with a cruel reminder that freedom and liberty have a price."
- Jo Ann Davis
(Related: Country, Freedom, Liberty)

"We had all this kind of freedom and 'get out of your head' kind of stuff and at the same time, we were trying to establish ourselves in the business. These two things are really difficult to bring together."
- Michael Davis
(Related: Business, Time, Freedom, Trying)

"But there is some way in which poets believe that and this is dangerous, too believe that their calling gives them a certain freedom. A certain freedom to live in a free way."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Freedom, Poets)

"This freedom of political discussion on the highest level is something which Western civilization has in common with that of classical antiquity, but with no other."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Civilization, Freedom)

"I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Freedom, Right, Speech)

"Freedom is the oxygen of the soul."
- Moshe Dayan
(Related: Soul, Freedom)

"The U.S. cannot impose freedom, security, and unity in Iraq by force."
- Peter DeFazio
(Related: Force, Freedom, Iraq, Security, Unity)

"The free man must be born before freedom can be won, and the brotherly man must be born before full brotherhood can be won. It will come into being only if we build it out of our very muscle and bone - by trying to act it out."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Act, Being, Brotherhood, Freedom, Man, Trying, Will)

"We know from our own history that democratic institutions take decades to mature, and we know from past conflicts that freedom is not free."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: History, Freedom, Past)

"The hope and change the Democrats had in mind was nothing more than a retread of the failed and discredited socialist policies that have been the enemy of freedom for centuries all over the world. I fear America is teetering towards tyranny."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Change, Fear, Hope, America, Democrats, Enemy, Freedom, Mind, Nothing, Tyranny, World)

"Motorists who want to save money on gas will demand and buy more fuel-efficient vehicles. We should not limit their freedom with more government regulations."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Government, Money, Freedom, Want, Will)

"Today is a celebration of hope for the Iraqi people. The Iraqi people can now take control of their government and their future by creating a society that protects the rights endowed to us by our creator - life, liberty and freedom."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Government, Society, Life, People, Control, Hope, Freedom, Future, Rights, Liberty, Now, Today)

"Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law."
- Demosthenes
(Related: Enemy, Freedom, Law)

"Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces."
- Charlie Dent
(Related: Sacrifice, America, Freedom, May)

"We in the United States should be all the more thankful for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy. And we should always remember the lessons learned from the Holocaust, in hopes we stay vigilant against such inhumanity now and in the future."
- Charlie Dent
(Related: Freedom, Future, Now, Religious, states, Tolerance, United)

"I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Government, Men, Power, Women, Idiots)

"There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It's really the first time I've thought about the future and what it could be."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Money, Time, Daughter, Thought, First, Freedom, Future, Now, World)

"The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women, but I sometimes think to myself; that is not what I meant by freedom, it is only social progress."
- Helene Deutsch
(Related: Women, Progress, Freedom, Rights)

"Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness."
- Indra Devi
(Related: Fear, Freedom, Loneliness, Practice, Yoga)

"Freedom is living without chains."
- Indra Devi
(Related: Freedom, Living)

"Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism... to ward off threats to her own security and influence."
- Bernadette Devlin
(Related: Equality, Mother, Church, Conservatism, Force, Freedom, Influence, Ireland, Security)

"The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Genius, Action, Freedom, Interest)

"Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Ability, American, Chance, Circumstances, Effort, Freedom, Gender, Privacy, Race, Will)

"The very idea of freedom incites fear in the hearts of terrorists across the world."
- Elizabeth Dole
(Related: Idea, Fear, Freedom, World)

"I have said democracy and freedom do not work too well if you are hungry, if you are starving."
- Pete Domenici
(Related: Work, Democracy, Freedom)

"This war is being played in the realm of public opinion and has dire consequences for our soldiers in Iraq, the future of our country, and freedom around the world."
- John Doolittle
(Related: War, Being, Consequences, Country, Freedom, Future, Iraq, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Soldiers, World)

"With his trademark courage and conviction, President Reagan led us out of the Cold War, spreading his vision of freedom, resulting in the release of millions of people from the yoke of communism."
- John Doolittle
(Related: War, People, Courage, Vision, Communism, Conviction, Freedom, President)

"America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world."
- John Doolittle
(Related: Belief, America, Country, Democracy, Freedom, Ideals, Veterans, World)

"Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency."
- James H. Douglas
(Related: Freedom, Independence, Land, Reward, Self)

"The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms."
- William O. Douglas
(Related: Beginning, Right)

"Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Men, Agitation, Freedom, Want)

"I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: Progress, Freedom, Party, Republican)

"If technology has finally caught up with individual liberty, why would anyone who loves freedom want to rethink that?"
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Technology, Freedom, Liberty, Want)

"I do most of my business on that dirty Internet that you were just talking about, where I find there is a lot of freedom to report exactly what I want."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Business, Freedom, Internet, Talking, Want)

"I envision a future where there'll be 300 million reporters, where anyone from anywhere can report for any reason. It's freedom of participation absolutely realized."
- Matt Drudge
(Related: Freedom, Future, Participation, Reason)

"Well, since I produce and pay for my own albums, it is the ultimate freedom."
- George Duke
(Related: Freedom)

"We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street an Broadway."
- Will Durant
(Related: Freedom, Living)

"Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity."
- Will Durant
(Related: Civilization, Freedom, Order)

"In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order."
- Will Durant
(Related: Age, Discovery, Freedom, Liberty, Old, Order, Stress, Youth)

"The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Freedom)

"Before anything else, we need a new age of Enlightenment. Our present political systems must relinquish their claims on truth, justice and freedom and have to replace them with the search for truth, justice, freedom and reason."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Age, Truth, Freedom, Justice, Present, Reason)

"Only the freedom of mind can prevent the state from becoming totalitarian and from issuing totalitarian demands."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Freedom, Mind, State)

"There are only two roads, victory for the working class, freedom, or victory for the fascists which means tyranny. Both combatants know what's in store for the loser."
- Buenaventura Durruti
(Related: Victory, Class, Freedom, Tyranny)

"As long as there is rape... there is not going to be any peace or justice or equality or freedom. You are not going to become what you want to become or who you want to become. You are not going to live in the world you want to live in."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Equality, Peace, Freedom, Justice, Want, World)

"Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us."
- Andrea Dworkin
(Related: Men, Women, Freedom, Justice, Struggle, Support, Violence, Want)

"Painting is really good fun, I have always enjoyed it. As long as I paint what I want with the freedom that I enjoy, I never tire."
- John Dyer
(Related: Freedom, Fun, Painting, Want)

"The lifestyle that an artist can have, the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines, was a very attractive one."
- John Dyer
(Related: Artist, Freedom, Pressure)

"Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: Life, Freedom, Living, Slavery)

"A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Freedom, Responsibility)

"I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom."
- Bob Dylan
(Related: Freedom, Responsibility)

"As long as a government can come and shoot you, you can't jump on the Internet to freedom."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Government, Freedom, Internet)

"But there is a corollary to freedom and that's personal responsibility, and the real challenge is how you generate that personal responsibility without imposing it."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Challenge, Freedom, Responsibility)

"Freedom and Justice are twin sisters."
- Friedrich Ebert
(Related: Freedom, Justice, Sisters)

"Without democracy there is no freedom. Violence, no matter who is using it, is always reactionary."
- Friedrich Ebert
(Related: Democracy, Freedom, Violence)

"I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don't understand that it's the responsibility of the citizen to speak out."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Idea, Americans, First, Freedom, Responsibility, Speech)

"He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated."
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
(Related: Freedom, Will)

"Man should be master of his environment, not its slave. That is what freedom means."
- Anthony Eden
(Related: Environment, Freedom, Man)

"The information I requested under the Freedom of Information Act has been blocked for two years."
- Sibel Edmonds
(Related: Act, Freedom, Information, Years)

"That's free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing - the truly democratic thing about it - is that you don't even have to be a player to lose."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Freedom)

"We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather."
- Barbara Ehrenreich
(Related: Life, Freedom, Nothing, Speech, Talk, Value, Weather)

"We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Peace, Climate, Freedom)

"There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Love, Faith, Intelligence, America, Cure, Energy, Freedom, Nothing, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Medical, Care, Freedom, Prison, Security, Want)

"Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Faith, Freedom)

"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: History, Care, Freedom)

"I think that there's a lot more freedom in the low budget, the independent films where, unfortunately, you don't have the money, necessarily, to get the orchestras in there to play a lot of stuff. But, you have a lot more freedom, very often."
- Danny Elfman
(Related: Money, Freedom, Orchestras, Play)

"The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions."
- George Eliot
(Related: Happiness, Freedom)

"The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Desire, Freedom, Gold)

"The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Thought, Freedom)

"I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit."
- Eminem
(Related: First, Freedom, Speech)

"The freedom of thought and expression is one of the most sacred rights in this country."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Thought, Country, Expression, Freedom, Rights)

"We all would like to see a brighter future for Haiti, and I hope this conference will serve to explore many views. Respect for human rights, freedom, and the rule of law must be established in the poorest nation in our hemisphere."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Hope, Freedom, Future, Rights, Human rights, Law, Nation, Respect, Will)

"I do not think we should be trying to save our freedom by killing the safeguards that keep our liberties."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Freedom, Killing, Trying)

"Freedom is the recognition of necessity."
- Friedrich Engels
(Related: Freedom, Necessity)

"The proletariat uses the State not in the interests of freedom but in order to hold down its adversaries, and as soon as it becomes possible to speak of freedom the State as such ceases to exist."
- Friedrich Engels
(Related: Freedom, Order, State)

"He hath freedom whoso beareth clean and constant heart within."
- Quintus Ennius
(Related: Heart, Freedom)

"I felt extremely uncomfortable as the focal point, in the spotlight. I really like the behind the scenes role, because all my freedom is there."
- Brian Eno
(Related: Freedom)

"Human beings crave freedom at their core."
- John Ensign
(Related: Freedom)

"Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else."
- Epictetus
(Related: Freedom, Nothing, Right)

"Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire."
- Epictetus
(Related: Desire, Enjoyment, Freedom)

"Freedom is the right to live as we wish."
- Epictetus
(Related: Freedom, Right)

"Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Freedom, Sense)

"I've sold my soul for freedom. It's lonely but it's sweet."
- Melissa Etheridge
(Related: Soul, Freedom, Lonely)

"When I first came to the United States in 1956 I fell in love with things - mainly the vitality and the freedoms."
- Harold Evans
(Related: Love, First, states, United, Vitality)

"Money to me is just the biggest blessing in the world that allows me freedom."
- Linda Evans
(Related: Money, Freedom, World)

"The main thing I believe in is freedom."
- Charles Evers
(Related: Freedom)

"Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of the utmost consequence."
- William Falconer
(Related: People, Anxiety, Care, Freedom, Mind, Perfection)

"I am known for a life spent in the struggle for freedom, and freedom includes the freedom of religion."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Life, Religion, Freedom, Struggle)

"The increased presence of Muslims in Italy and in Europe is directly proportional to our loss of freedom."
- Oriana Fallaci
(Related: Europe, Freedom, Italy, Loss)

"They call them terrorists, I call them freedom fighters."
- Louis Farrakhan
(Related: Freedom)

"Well we are hoping that the power of the community of free nations is such that our sovereignty our rights are not going to be challenged by anybody who's going try to undermine the freedom, the openness of our societies and our security."
- Douglas Feith
(Related: Power, Community, Freedom, Rights, Nations, Security)

"Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Fear, Freedom)

"The growing tide of anti-Semitism shocks the conscious of everyone who values freedom, and the ugly, hateful acts particularly stain the character of democracies where liberty and religious freedom are supposed to be respected."
- Mike Ferguson
(Related: Character, Values, Freedom, Liberty, Religious, Ugly)

"Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: Freedom, Speech, World)

"Books that distribute things... with as daring a freedom as we use in dreams, put us on our feet again."
- Marsilio Ficino
(Related: Dreams, Books, Feet, Freedom)

"There is a bright spot or two for the Spaniards. French toast has become freedom toast on the Air Force One breakfast menu, but the Spanish omelet is still a Spanish omelet."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Force, Freedom)

"A growing number of young women who have the freedom to decide have decided that career can wait, and the delicious early years of their children's lives can't."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Women, Career, Children, Freedom, Years)

"For as Jews, the problem happens to be more urgent and vital than for others; because the destruction of religion on America will involve the destruction also of the religious training of freedom; and with that our civil liberties."
- Louis Finkelstein
(Related: Religion, America, Civil liberties, Destruction, Freedom, Religious, Training, Will)

"If you don't mind haunting the margins, I think there is more freedom there."
- Colin Firth
(Related: Freedom, Mind)

"Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself."
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
(Related: Fighting, Freedom, Worth)

"Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves the enemies of freedom. Countless people dare not say a thing because they know it will be picked up and made a song of by the press. That limits freedom."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: People, Enemies, Freedom, Limits, Press, Song, Will)

"My mission, I guess, has always been the kind of world where lesbian and gay people can celebrate who we are with equal freedom, dignity, and respect."
- John Fisher
(Related: People, Dignity, Freedom, Gay, Lesbian, Mission, Respect, World)

"The freedom to connect to the world anywhere at anytime brings with it the threat of unscrupulous predators and criminals who mask their activities with the anonymity the Internet provides to its users."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Freedom, Internet, World)

"The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: History, American, Freedom, Pride, Symbol)

"Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Art, Faith, Freedom, Nothing, Politeness)

"When I was in jail, I was a lot of people's favorite person. I practically ran the jail. I had more freedom than the police."
- Flavor Flav
(Related: People, Favorite, Freedom, Police)

"I made my own assessment of my life, and I began to live it. That was freedom."
- Fernando Flores
(Related: Life, Freedom)

"We thought the church had withdrawn from interfering in Italian politics... but instead there is a terrible resurgence. These are ugly signs for freedom of expression."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Politics, Thought, Church, Expression, Freedom, Ugly)

"Finally, people are starting to recognize freedom and peace do have a cause, they do have a price."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Peace, People, Cause, Freedom)

"We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Values, Environment, Freedom, Trying)

"The real cure for what ails our health care system today is less government and more freedom."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Health, Care, Cure, Freedom, Today)

"As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, People, Dream, American, Freedom, Loss)

"The search for human freedom can never be complete without freedom for women."
- Betty Ford
(Related: Women, Freedom)

"Because if you lived, as I did, several years under Nazi totalitarianism, and then 20 years in communist totalitarianism, you would certainly realize how precious freedom is, and how easy it is to lose your freedom."
- Milos Forman
(Related: Freedom, Years)

"We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Censorship, Freedom, Past, Praise, Present)

"Only people who have been allowed to practise freedom can have the grown-up look in their eyes."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: People, Eyes, Freedom)

"The Internet offers authors and their readers a new diversity of opportunities and freedom."
- Frederick Forsyth
(Related: Diversity, Freedom, Internet)

"Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people. We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve its economy by normalizing trade relations."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: People, Progress, Goals, Democracy, Economy, Rights, Help, Trade)

"Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Chaos, Freedom)

"Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Authority, Conscience, Freedom)

"We are a nation in which freedom is alive in the squares and streets, in the daily work of the communications media, in the open relationship between the governing and the governed."
- Vicente Fox
(Related: Work, Freedom, Media, Nation, Open)

"The American flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom and democracy in the world."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: American, Democracy, Freedom, Symbol, World)

"Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Society, End, Freedom, Press)

"The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances."
- Viktor E. Frankl
(Related: Attitude, Ability, Circumstances)

"Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."
- Viktor E. Frankl
(Related: Attitude, Circumstances, Man, Woman)

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
- Viktor E. Frankl
(Related: Power, Growth, Freedom, Lies, Space)

"The Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we've seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy."
- Tommy Franks
(Related: Democracy, Freedom, Liberty, World, Years)

"I hope my work has inspired young artists. I have always tried to maintain my freedom as an artist and I feel it is one of the main reasons I have been successful."
- Frank Frazetta
(Related: Work, Successful, Hope, Artist, Artists, Freedom)

"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: People, Freedom, Responsibility, Want)

"Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Ego, Freedom)

"The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: People, Freedom)

"Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Belief, Arguments, Freedom)

"Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Friend, Vision, Army, Freedom, Liberty, states, United)

"A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Belief, Arguments, Economy, Freedom, Want)

"History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: History, Capitalism, Freedom)

"The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Peace, Success, Hope, Survival, Freedom, Land, Liberty, World)

"The enemies of freedom will not prevail."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Enemies, Freedom, Will)

"There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail."
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Freedom)

"You have freedom when you're easy in your harness."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Freedom)

"The only certain freedom's in departure."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Departure, Freedom)

"Freedom lies in being bold."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Being, Freedom, Lies)

"If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Society, Freedom)

"To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Morality, Freedom, Will)

"I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance."
- Stephen Fry
(Related: Truth, Freedom, Language, Purity, Tolerance)

"In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper enjoyment of their resources; we are also denying the world the example of a free society enjoying its freedom to the fullest."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Society, People, Countries, Enjoyment, Example, Freedom, Living, World)

"The current total of countries in the world with First Amendments is one. You have guaranteed freedom of speech. Other countries don't have that."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Countries, First, Freedom, Speech, World)

"So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Legal, Winning, Defense, Fight, Fighting, First, Freedom, Rights, Losing, Speech)

"There's a glorious sense of freedom in comedy, just allowing myself to tell jokes, allowing myself to interrupt myself and tell old African folk stories that I made up - or didn't - and Jamaican stories."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: African, Comedy, Folk, Freedom, Jokes, Old, Sense)

"A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics, because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up."
- Neil Gaiman
(Related: Freedom, Speech)

"Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: People, Being, Criticism, Extreme, Freedom, Grave, Laziness, Literary)

"There's no subtext in Harry Potter really; it's all magic, anything can happen. Why do I say this? Because it's a magic spell. It's quite nice in a way. There is a real freedom to it."
- Michael Gambon
(Related: Freedom, Magic)

"Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Freedom, Will, World)

"Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?"
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Life, Freedom, Living, Man)

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Freedom, Worth)

"If you don't give your kid freedom to make choices with money, including stupid choices, he'll make plenty when he gets to college."
- John Gardner
(Related: Money, Choices, College, Freedom)

"America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: People, Greatness, America, Commitment, Freedom, Self)

"Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Education, Freedom, Importance, Justice, Popular)

"Well, where there is freedom doubt itself must be free."
- Garet Garrett
(Related: Doubt, Freedom)

"I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in."
- Bill Gates
(Related: People, Communication)

"They have the ability to take a person's freedom from them. On certain situations, they have the ability to take a person's reputation. And under certain circumstances, they have the authority to take a person's life."
- Daryl Gates
(Related: Life, Ability, Authority, Circumstances, Freedom, Reputation)

"I try to exist in a world where there is freedom of opinion, where you're allowed to make jokes. I don't want to live in some PC world where no-one's allowed to say anything."
- Boy George
(Related: Freedom, Jokes, Opinion, Want, World)

"What we have is two important values in conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy. You can't have both."
- Dick Gephardt
(Related: Values, Democracy, Desire, Freedom, Speech)

"On Jan. 30, millions of Iraqis will cast ballots in the country's first fair and free election in decades, marking continued progress in Iraq's transition toward a country built on the pillars of democracy and freedom for all."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Progress, Country, Democracy, First, Freedom, Iraq, Will)

"Since the ousting and capture of Saddam Hussein by U.S. forces, civil rights and personal freedoms have been restored in Iraq, as well as equal rights to all, not just to Saddam's entourage of terrorists."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Civil rights, Iraq)

"The transfer is a monumental occasion as the Iraqi people take control of their government and their future and forge ahead with creating a society governed by the tenets of life, liberty and freedom."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Government, Society, Life, People, Control, Freedom, Future, Liberty)

"Yet the march toward freedom is not without its hazards or its casualties and the threats of violence aimed at Iraqis who participate in the election will be dealt with accordingly."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Freedom, March, Violence, Will)

"I was 37 when my father died-and I no longer had any freedom of choice over what I would do with the rest of my life."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Life, Father, Choice, Freedom, Rest)

"Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Freedom, Possessions, Poverty)

"I thank God tonight for freedom - those who bought and paid for it with their lives in the past - those who will protect it in the present and defend it in the future."
- Jim Gibbons
(Related: God, Freedom, Future, Past, Present, Will)

"We should not forget, no matter how we quantify it: 'Freedom is not free.' It is a painful lesson, but one from which we have learned in the past and one we should never forget."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Forget, Past)

"I want freedom and I realize that the only way to get it is to quit breaking the law."
- Gary Gilmore
(Related: Freedom, Law, Want)

"A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that's what freedom is all about."
- Newt Gingrich
(Related: Beach, Beginning, Freedom, Years)

"All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself."
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Related: Power, Freedom, Obvious, Office, Presidency, Respect)

"Men must stop being jealous of their power and generously allow freedom and responsibility to others. The reward is harmonious families and society."
- Delphine de Girardin
(Related: Men, Power, Society, Being, Freedom, Responsibility, Reward)

"American movies and music deliver themes of freedom, innocence, and power that appeal to others - partly because America itself was put together out of a multiplicity of national traditions."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Movies, Music, Power, America, American, Freedom, Innocence, Multiplicity, Traditions)

"Now we understand much more clearly. why people from all over the world want to come to New York and to America. It's called freedom."
- Rudy Giuliani
(Related: People, America, Freedom, Now, Want, World)

"There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order."
- William E. Gladstone
(Related: Experience, Sympathy, Ideas, Desire, Freedom, Generations, Loyalty, Order)

"We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun."
- William Glasser
(Related: Love, Power, Survival, Freedom, Fun)

"Freedom Summer, the massive voter education project in Mississippi, was 1964. I graduated from high school in 1965. So becoming active was almost a rite of passage."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Education, Freedom, Project, School, Summer)

"This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Life, Wisdom, Day, Freedom)

"He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Life, Day, Freedom)

"The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Sacrifice, Purpose, Freedom, Religious, State)

"I keep attacking the villains, the know-nothings, the people who want to take our freedoms away."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: People, Want)

"For more than two centuries, the defenders of liberty have put their lives on the line, because they have known that we cannot take our freedoms for granted."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Liberty)

"The road to freedom must be uphill, even if it is arduous and frustrating."
- Andrew Goodman
(Related: Freedom, Road)

"Freedom is such a gift."
- Ryan Gosling
(Related: Freedom)

"The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Religion, Constitution, Freedom)

"The genius of the American system is that through freedom we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people."
- Phil Gramm
(Related: Genius, People, American, Freedom, Old, Results)

"Whatever your image is, it's probably not you, but it affords you the freedom to live up to it."
- Macy Gray
(Related: Freedom)

"Just the concept of personal freedom within a democracy, for instance, is a relatively young idea - only about 300 years old in this country."
- Daniel Greenberg
(Related: Idea, Country, Democracy, Freedom, Old, Years)

"Heresy is another word for freedom of thought."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Thought, Freedom, Heresy, Word)

"An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense... that gold and economic freedom are inseparable."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Freedom, Gold, Sense)

"Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Sacrifice, Freedom, Measure)

"There are people who wish to do us harm in the most heinous way. They want to kill Americans simply because they are Americans. They wish to destroy our culture and Nation because they don't like our freedoms, they don't like the fact that we are prosperous."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: People, Americans, Culture, Fact, Harm, Nation, Want)

"The veterans of our military services have put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. They have dedicated their lives to their country and deserve to be recognized for their commitment."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Commitment, Country, Military, Veterans)

"I need this wild life, this freedom."
- Zane Grey
(Related: Life, Freedom)

"Women are allowed more freedoms and we're fighting for more freedoms, we're experiencing more freedoms won."
- Pam Grier
(Related: Women, Fighting)

"We have built our State on the freedom of personal adventure."
- John Grierson
(Related: Adventure, Freedom, State)

"Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men."
- Bede Griffiths
(Related: Men, Freedom, Obedience, Radical, Reason, Responsibility, Self)

"But just playing the partner of someone famous, I had a lot more freedom."
- Rachel Griffiths
(Related: Famous, Freedom)

"To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem; freedom requires guns, it requires arms, but no feet."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Feet, Freedom)

"In particular, this arm has 7 degrees-of-freedom that makes the overall motion of the arm very complex so that, before you start driving the arm, you should be very familiar with all the position it can get."
- Umberto Guidoni
(Related: Driving)

"Freedom goes hand-in-hand with mutual respect."
- Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao
(Related: Freedom, Respect)

"At one level you're condemned to the voice you have. But within those confines, you have a certain amount of freedom to range among your possible voices."
- David Guterson
(Related: Freedom, Voice)

"When writing isn't going well-then the bad thing about being a writer is that I also have the freedom and flexibility to do something badly, and no one else can fix it for me."
- Margaret Haddix
(Related: Being, Flexibility, Freedom, Writer, Writing)

"It's just so much fun to make up characters, situations, and everything else about a story. I have so much freedom and flexibility to do whatever I want."
- Margaret Haddix
(Related: Flexibility, Freedom, Fun, Want)

"Our alliances should be understood as a means to expand our influence, not as a constraint on our power. The expansion of democracy and freedom in the world should be a shared interest and value with all nations."
- Chuck Hagel
(Related: Power, Democracy, Freedom, Influence, Interest, Nations, Value, World)

"In 1960, when I came out of prison as an ex-convict, I had more freedom under parolee supervision than there's available... in America right now."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: America, Freedom, Now, Prison, Right)

"I regard freedom of expression as the primary right without which one can not have a proper functioning democracy."
- Lord Hailsham
(Related: Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Right)

"I strongly support European sanctions against Mugabe and his ruling clique. We must do all in our power to help the people of Zimbabwe achieve their freedom and prosperity once again."
- Peter Hain
(Related: Power, People, Freedom, Help, Prosperity, Support)

"War - hard apprenticeship of freedom."
- Edward Everett Hale
(Related: War, Freedom)

"That's why I like fast film. It gives you more freedom to light more naturally."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Film, Freedom, Light)

"I would hope to inspire in my listeners a feeling of freedom - of speech, thought and political activity."
- John Hall
(Related: Thought, Hope, Feeling, Freedom, Speech)

"The goal of the EU is to form a region of freedom, security and justice. Freedom in this connection cannot be just the freedom of the strong, but it must be combined with fraternity and equality."
- Tarja Halonen
(Related: Equality, Goal, Connection, Freedom, Justice, Security)

"Thus the public use of reason and freedom is nothing but a dessert, a sumptuous dessert."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Freedom, Nothing, Public, Reason)

"What good to me is the festive garment of freedom when I am in a slave's smock at home?"
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Home, Freedom)

"When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again."
- Edith Hamilton
(Related: Athens, Freedom, Responsibility)

""Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights."
- Dag Hammarskjold
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Philosophy)

"The fact is, beneath the hype, Iraqis will soon appreciate American help and idealism far more than French perfidy. It is never wrong to be on the side of freedom - never."
- Victor Davis Hanson
(Related: American, Fact, Freedom, Help, Idealism, Will, Wrong)

"Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Men, Society, Freedom, Interest, Ruin)

"Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Freedom, Ruin)

"That happens every time I get behind a guitar, regardless of what I'm saying, 'cause music is freedom and being free is the closest I've ever felt to being spiritual."
- Ben Harper
(Related: Music, Time, Being, Freedom, Guitar, Saying, Spiritual)

"Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Society, Existence, Fact, Rights, Human rights)

"Trade creates jobs and lifts people out of poverty. And when that happens, societies stabilize and grow. And there is nothing like a stable society to fight terrorism and strengthen democracy, freedom and rule of law."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Society, People, Democracy, Fight, Freedom, Jobs, Law, Nothing, Poverty, Terrorism, Trade)

"Usually, it is not my habit to address religious issues on the floor. I strongly believe in a person's right to religious freedom, as well as the separation of church and state."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Habit, Church, Freedom, Religious, Right, Separation, State)

"137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: America, Day, Democracy, Freedom, Honor, Spirit, Years)

"In remembering those who lost their lives in the London attacks and the September 11th attacks we continue our commitment to fighting for freedom, democracy and justice."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Commitment, Democracy, Fighting, Freedom, Justice, London)

"We know we must win the war on terror to protect innocent people and the freedoms that define our way of life."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Life, War, People, Terror)

"I am confident that in the end freedom and democracy will prevail over terror and tyranny. We will win this war on terror - and when we do Americans, the British, Iraqis, and people around the world will be more secure."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: War, People, Americans, Democracy, End, Freedom, Terror, Tyranny, Will, World)

"All Americans value the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, and I believe this is essential for our continued way of life. But with this freedom comes responsibility. That responsibility has been abdicated here by some in the media and some in the government."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Government, Life, Americans, Freedom, Media, Press, Responsibility, Speech, Value)

"When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete."
- Vaclav Havel
(Related: Truth, Freedom)

"We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Fact, Freedom, Justice, Satisfaction)

"Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Government, Dependence, Fact, Freedom, Voting)

"Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Freedom, Will)

"What our men and women in uniform are doing is providing for the Iraqi people and other surrounding nations the opportunity to see, to taste and to experience the democracy that equals freedom and ultimately justice."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Experience, Men, Women, People, Opportunity, Democracy, Freedom, Justice, Nations, Taste)

"As we look forward to freedom, the shining city on the hill and the best days of America lying ahead, it is the men and women in uniform who protect, defend and make us proud to whom we should look and give thanks every night."
- Robin Hayes
(Related: Men, Women, America, Freedom, Lying, Night)

"The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: History, Progress, Consciousness, Freedom, World)

"We have to recognize that the freedom of the individual has to be protected not only from the power of the state, but even more so from economic and societal power."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Power, Freedom, State)

"You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: Peace, Freedom)

"I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Faith, Family, Government, Freedom, Traditions, Want)

"America must be the moral leader. It is not enough to have power. Power must be used to protect freedom and give all people hope for the opportunity to see the fruit of their own labor."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Power, Leader, People, Opportunity, Hope, America, Freedom, Labor)

"Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, Countries, Freedom, Justice, Struggle)

"Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Health, Citizenship, Commerce, Freedom)

"You will not make a man wiser by taking freedom of action from him. A man can only learn when he is free to act."
- Auberon Herbert
(Related: Action, Freedom, Man, Will)

"Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Wealth, Freedom, Pursuit, Slavery)

"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty."
- Frank Herbert
(Related: Discipline, Freedom, Liberty)

"When I went off to the army when I was 17 years old, I believed in America and the rights of freedom. But today I believe my government is lying to the American people and that my president, George Bush, is a criminal."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Government, People, America, American, Army, Freedom, Rights, Lying, Old, President, Today, Years)

"It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing."
- Herodotus
(Related: Equality, Freedom, Speech)

"We believe that salvation is to be found in wholesome work in a beloved land. Work will provide our people with the bread of tomorrow, and moreover, with the honor of the tomorrow, the freedom of the tomorrow."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Work, People, Freedom, Honor, Land, Salvation, Tomorrow, Will)

"Only very slowly and late have men come to realize that unless freedom is universal it is only extended privilege."
- John Edward Christopher Hill
(Related: Men, Freedom, Privilege)

"The real movement of history, it turns out, is fueled not by matter but by spirit, by the will to freedom."
- Gertrude Himmelfarb
(Related: History, Freedom, Spirit, Will)

"I discovered freedom for the first time in England."
- Emperor Hirohito
(Related: Time, EnglFirst, Freedom)

"These men were religious when the spirit of religion was buried in forms and ceremonies, and when the priesthood had armed itself with the civil powers to put down all opposition, and suppress all freedom, intellectual, civil, and religious."
- Ethan A. Hitchcock
(Related: Men, Religion, Freedom, Opposition, Religious, Spirit)

"You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Democracy, Freedom, Measure)

"How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky."
- E. T. A. Hoffmann
(Related: Freedom, Humanity, Poor, Sky)

"Charles was very intent to use his years as Prince of Wales to make his mark while he still had freedom of maneuver that he wouldn't have as King. The first subject he really went for was architecture. It made an impact."
- Anthony Holden
(Related: Architecture, First, Freedom, Years)

"The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws."
- Ernest Holmes
(Related: Freedom, Laws, Lies, Road)

"If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Thought, Constitution, Freedom, Hate)

"To silence criticism is to silence freedom."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Criticism, Freedom, Silence)

"The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech."
- bell hooks
(Related: Society, Free speech, Freedom)

"Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: Dignity, Freedom, Open, Spirit)

"As a result of America's efforts to realize the ideals of equality and freedom, blacks in America are now the freest and richest black people anywhere on the face of the earth including all of the nations that are ruled by blacks."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Equality, People, America, Earth, Freedom, Ideals, Nations, Now, Result)

"As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open, so we bang against death ignoring heaven."
- Douglas Horton
(Related: Death, Freedom, Heaven, Open)

"Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Freedom)

"Freedom begins as we become conscious of it."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Freedom)

"We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Freedom)

"Responsibility is the price of freedom."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Freedom, Responsibility)

"Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself."
- Elbert Hubbard
(Related: Freedom)

"A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law."
- Kurt Huber
(Related: Criticism, Freedom, Improvement, Law, Speech, State, Treason)

"I wish we would all remember that being American is not just about the freedom we have; it is about those who gave it to us."
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: American, Being, Freedom)

"Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Art, Society, Goal, Freedom)

"Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: Legal, Beauty, Actions, Freedom, May, Vices)

"Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Freedom, Man)

"Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Debate, Dissent, Freedom)

"We can be proud of our record as an international beacon of liberty. From fostering democracies in Eastern Europe to the stabilization of Iraq and Afghanistan, we have been true to that calling and helped spread freedom to oppressed peoples everywhere."
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Related: Afghanistan, Europe, Freedom, Iraq, Liberty)

"A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Freedom, Man, May, Will)

"Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Boredom, Freedom, Liberty, Pleasure, Symbol)

"The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Life, Anarchy, Efficiency, Enemy, Freedom)

"The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right; the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Care, Freedom, Right, Will, Wrong)

"Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Life, Truth, Strength, Freedom, Order)

"No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Freedom, Slavery, Will)

"The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom - they are the pillars of society."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Society, Truth, Freedom)

"Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Truth, Fight, Freedom)

"The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Society, Truth, Freedom, Spirit)

"The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Society, Truth, Enemy, Freedom, Majority)

"You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Truth, Fight, Freedom)

"A man should never put on his best trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom and truth."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Truth, Battle, Freedom, Man)

"One should never put on one's best trousers to go out to battle for freedom and truth."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Truth, Battle, Freedom)

"I didn't end up going bankrupt... I made some great investments and I held on to my money, which also enables me to have the freedom to do what I want now. But it's not about finances. No matter what, it's about keeping it real."
- Vanilla Ice
(Related: Money, End, Freedom, Now, Want)

"I just kept it real and had the freedom to do what I want. It's not designed for any age group. It's not made for radio. There are no edits. The whole album contains explicit lyrics but that's because you need it."
- Vanilla Ice
(Related: Age, Freedom, Want)

"And why do we, who say we oppose tyranny and demand freedom of speech, allow people to go to prison and be vilified, and magazines to be closed down on the spot, for suggesting another version of history."
- David Icke
(Related: History, People, Freedom, Prison, Speech, Tyranny)

"People do still cheer for the President. And some of the military audiences are more likely to cheer than others. I have seen him speak lately in front of groups like Freedom House, where the applause was a long time coming."
- Gwen Ifill
(Related: Time, People, Applause, Audiences, Freedom, Military, President)

"The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Enemies, Freedom)

"The freedom to convert is fundamental to freedom of religion."
- Bob Inglis
(Related: Religion, Freedom)

"We must never forget that many around the globe are denied the basic rights we enjoy as Americans. If we are to continue enjoying these privileges and freedoms we must accept our mission of expanding democracy around the globe."
- James Inhofe
(Related: Americans, Democracy, Forget, Rights, Mission)

"The fact is that we cannot drill our way to independence. We cannot drill our way to freedom, and we cannot drill our way to create jobs in this country."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Country, Fact, Freedom, Independence, Jobs)

"The Ego is partly free. partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching the Individual who is most free: God."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: God, Ego, Freedom)

"My M.O. over the years is that I make things better, where people give me that freedom."
- Michael Ironside
(Related: People, Freedom, Years)

"While even pornography is protected as free speech, the courts have consciously undermined religious speech and freedom of religion for years."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Religion, Free speech, Freedom, Pornography, Religious, Years)

"It's good that the first half of the speech emphasized freedom, because George W. Bush has been the global champion for freedom. As he said, if we don't fight tyranny it will not leave us alone in peace."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Peace, Fight, First, Freedom, Speech, Tyranny, Will)

"Our economic freedom is founded on individual property rights; government should never be permitted to take those away."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Government, Freedom, Rights, Property)

"Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Democracy, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Liberty, Words)

"When there is a huge force pressing down on freedoms, sub-cultures with more creativity and power are likely to form."
- Joichi Ito
(Related: Power, Creativity, Force)

"The media bring our wars home, but only rarely have they been able to do it in complete freedom."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Home, Freedom, Media)

"Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter mush. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order."
- Robert Jackson
(Related: Heart, Freedom, Order, Right, Shadow)

"There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and attachment."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Control, Freedom, Kindness)

"Any one who wants to live in peace and freedom will be to live by toil, demonstration of high levels of discipline and tolerance for one another."
- Yahya Jammeh
(Related: Peace, Discipline, Freedom, Tolerance, Will)

"The love of freedom has been the quality of Western man."
- Robinson Jeffers
(Related: Love, Quality, Freedom, Man)

"Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Happiness, Life, Health, Chance, Conscience, Freedom, Occupation, Result)

"It could draw from a greater reservoir of freedom. The irony could develop an even greater ease."
- Elfriede Jelinek
(Related: Freedom, Irony)

"New ideas should confront old ideas. We must refer to the example of Europe. People have fought to make Europe what it is today. Freedom is not something that is served up on a plate."
- Tahar Ben Jelloun
(Related: People, Ideas, Europe, Example, Freedom, Old, Today)

"As we embrace the American dream and the freedoms it represents, we must also ensure that those who wish to enjoy those freedoms become a part of our society and learn to speak our language."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Society, Dream, American, Language)

"That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Sacrifice, Freedom, Nation, Suffering)

"Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Hope, Muslim, Freedom, Independence, Ideology, Treasure, Will)

"As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion."
- Jasper Johns
(Related: Work, Artists, Confusion, Freedom, May, Possibilities, Sense)

"The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom."
- Lady Bird Johnson
(Related: Ideas, Freedom, Sound)

"I do get angry some time, but if I let that feeling take over it would only cloud my thinking and disable me from making the right decision when it counts the most. I just try to think about my mother, children, God, and of course my freedom."
- Lonnie Earl Johnson
(Related: God, Time, Mother, Decision, Children, Feeling, Freedom, Right, Thinking)

"Freedom is not enough."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Freedom)

"Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Faith, Life, Love, Society, America, Freedom, Israel, Spiritual)

"The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Freedom, Ignorance)

"All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Experience, Freedom, Theory, Will)

"Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation, nor does it mean freedom from mistakes."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Freedom, Living, Mistakes, Temptation)

"I am not an anti to anything which will bring freedom to my class."
- Mary Harris Jones
(Related: Class, Freedom, Will)

"If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working class!"
- Mother Jones
(Related: Freedom, Want, Will)

"But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966."
- June Jordan
(Related: Friendship, Freedom, Mothers)

"Bisexuality means I am free and I am as likely to want to love a woman as I am likely to want to love a man, and what about that? Isn't that what freedom implies?"
- June Jordan
(Related: Love, Freedom, Man, Want, Woman)

"I was determined to achieve the total freedom that our history lessons taught us we were entitled to, no matter what the sacrifice."
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(Related: History, Sacrifice, Freedom)

"That freedom that Picasso afforded himself, to be an artist in a huge number of ways, seems to be a huge psychological liberation."
- Anish Kapoor
(Related: Artist, Freedom)

"I say there is not more happiness for me than the freedom of my Homeland."
- Islom Karimov
(Related: Happiness, Freedom)

"The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it."
- Grace Kelly
(Related: Freedom, Press)

"I do have the freedom to choose what I want to do and I'll continue to do that."
- Moira Kelly
(Related: Freedom, Want)

"Yet our small business owners across the country are unfairly losing potential interest income on a daily basis until the Business Checking Freedom Act becomes law."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Business, Act, Country, Freedom, Income, Interest, Law, Losing, Potential)

"I enjoy being given a certain amount of freedom in order to interpret or to come up with stuff, but I do enjoy collaboration. I seek and thrive on projects where I am going to learn from the people I'm working with."
- William Kempe
(Related: People, Being, Collaboration, Freedom, Order, Projects)

"The case for freedom, the case for our constitutional principles the case for our heritage has to be made anew in each generation. The work of freedom is never done."
- Anthony Kennedy
(Related: Work, Freedom, Principles)

"As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom."
- Anthony Kennedy
(Related: Constitution, Freedom, Principles)

"Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for."
- Charles Kennedy
(Related: Honesty, Democrats, Freedom, Justice, Liberal, Words)

"Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Home, Success, Hope, Adversity, Democracy, Freedom, Israel, Order, Will)

"The best road to progress is freedom's road."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Progress, Freedom, Road)

"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Americans, Freedom, Surrender)

"We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Growth, Conformity, Enemy, Freedom, Nations, Will)

"The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Americans, Freedom, Present, Surrender)

"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Growth, Conformity, Enemy, Freedom)

"In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: History, Danger, Freedom, Generations, Responsibility, World)

"While we enjoy the benefits of living in the greatest democracy in the world, we must be ever conscious of the fact that none of the achievements or freedoms enjoyed in America would be possible without the price that has been paid for by our servicemen and women."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Women, America, Benefits, Democracy, Fact, Living, World)

"This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any we have seen in the past, and our military is learning from, and building on, previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Peace, Building, Enemy, Freedom, Future, Learning, Military, Past, Today, World)

"I believe that successfully addressing our national security needs while protecting our basic freedoms and civil liberties requires continual Congressional oversight, and I will continue to work to assert the role of this body in carrying out this grave responsibility."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Work, Body, Civil liberties, Grave, National security, Needs, Responsibility, Will)

"Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes."
- Robert Kennedy
(Related: Men, Freedom, Law)

"Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired."
- Robert Kennedy
(Related: America, Diversity, Freedom, Man, Religious)

"When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom."
- Alan Keyes
(Related: Impression, Control, Children, Culture, Effect, Entertainment, Freedom, Media)

"Bahrain 's margin of freedom is growing day after day as we head into the future with steady steps."
- Hamad bin Isla Al Khalifi
(Related: Day, Freedom, Future)

"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Thought, People, Freedom, Speech)

"Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Anxiety, Freedom)

"How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Men, Thought, Freedom, Speech)

"Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: Ending, Freedom, Struggle)

"I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: Americans, Bigotry, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Prejudice, Responsibility, Tolerance)

"Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others."
- Coretta Scott King
(Related: People, Freedom, Justice)

"If I am outspoken of the dangers of intemperance to members of our armed forces, it is because we are all especially concerned for the welfare of those who are risking their lives in the cause of freedom."
- William Lyon Mackenzie King
(Related: Cause, Freedom, Intemperance, Welfare)

"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Freedom)

"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Change, Work, Freedom, Man, Struggle)

"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Equality, Autumn, Discontent, Freedom, Summer, Will)

"There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Man)

"What do you think, that a dollar in a savings account is freedom? Maybe you have understood nothing I have said."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: Freedom, Nothing)

"I certainly was one of the instigators in the 1960s of freedom of expression."
- Sally Kirkland
(Related: Expression, Freedom)

"In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today."
- Lincoln Kirstein
(Related: Dance, Anarchy, Authority, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Liberal, Necessity, Order, Today)

"I'm not a drug addict. My wild period wasn't about drugs; it was about sexual freedom."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Drugs, Freedom)

"When you're writing for newspapers you have all these parameters. You can't swear, you have to use short paragraphs, all that. If you stay within those parameters, you have lots of freedom because you're writing for the next day."
- Chuck Klosterman
(Related: Day, Freedom, Newspapers, Writing)

"I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than."
- Mark Knopfler
(Related: Change, Control, Freedom, Reality)

"Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Beliefs, Freedom, Religious, Respect, Responsibility)

"Germany's fate is decided first and foremost in Europe. Reconciliation and cooperation in Europe have brought us freedom, peace and prosperity. Who would have dared to believe so much 50 years ago?"
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Peace, Cooperation, Europe, Fate, First, Freedom, Germany, Prosperity, Years)

"Religious tolerance is something we should all practice; however, there have been more persecution and atrocities committed in the name of religion and religious freedom than anything else."
- Walter Koenig
(Related: Religion, Freedom, Name, Persecution, Practice, Religious, Tolerance)

"The freedom to fail is vital if you're going to succeed. Most successful people fail from time to time, and it is a measure of their strength that failure merely propels them into some new attempt at success."
- Michael Korda
(Related: Success, Time, People, Successful, Failure, Strength, Freedom, Measure, Succeed)

"A trait which differentiated New York from European cities was the incredible freedom and ease in which life, including sexual life, could be carried on, on many levels."
- Jerzy Kosinski
(Related: Life, Cities, Freedom)

"The house of Austria has publicly used every effort to deprive the country of its legitimate Independence and Constitution, designing to reduce it to a level with the other provinces long since deprived of all freedom, and to unite all in a common sink of slavery."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Constitution, Country, Effort, Freedom, Independence, Slavery)

"Men like me, who merely wish to establish political freedom, will in such circumstances lose all their influence, and others will get influence who may become dangerous to all established interests whatsoever."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Men, Circumstances, Freedom, Influence, May, Will)

"Hungary is, in a word, in a state of WAR against the Hapsburg dynasty, a war of legitimate defence, by which alone it can ever regain independence and freedom."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: War, Freedom, Independence, State, Word)

"I will not become a Napoleon nor an Alexander, and labour for my own ambition; but I will labour for freedom and for the moral well-being of man."
- Lajos Kossuth
(Related: Ambition, Freedom, Man, Will)

"I have as much artistic freedom in my television work as I have in my films."
- Ted Kotcheff
(Related: Work, Freedom, Television)

"When I was teaching in the 1960s in Boston, there was a great deal of hope in the air. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive, Malcolm X was alive; great, great leaders were emerging from the southern freedom movement."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Hope, Boston, Freedom, Leaders, Martin, Teaching)

"Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Desire, Freedom, Understanding)

"Back then I didn't think a woman like that, or a relationship like that, could exist with complete freedom and no jealousy or possessiveness. I thought it sounded too good to be true and I was certainly convinced it wasn't the life for me!"
- Sylvia Kristel
(Related: Life, Thought, Freedom, Jealousy, Woman)

"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."
- Kris Kristofferson
(Related: Freedom, Nothing, Word)

"America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society."
- Peter Kropotkin
(Related: Society, America, Country, Freedom, Oppression, Protection, Tyranny, World)

"Her beauty didn't do her any good and she couldn't use it in any positive way or manipulative way. I just hope that people will look and see and believe in that hope of love, that hope of freedom, even if it was just for a limited time."
- Diane Kruger
(Related: Beauty, Time, Love, People, Hope, Positive, Freedom, Will)

"A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper."
- Stanley Kubrick
(Related: Freedom)

"True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power."
- Milan Kundera
(Related: Power, Freedom, Goodness, Purity)

"It was so much fun to have the freedom to wander America, with no assignments. For 25 or 30 years I never had an assignment. These were all stories I wanted to do myself."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: America, Freedom, Fun, Years)

"Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential."
- Aung San Suu Kyi
(Related: Freedom, May, Potential, Security, World)

"That profound night freedom was agreeable and exciting."
- Carmen Laforet
(Related: Freedom, Night)

"Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet."
- Hedy Lamarr
(Related: Time, Confidence, Emotions, Freedom)

"I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions, man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice."
- Corliss Lamont
(Related: Choice, Decisions, Freedom, Man)

"True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one's true character, to be altogether one's self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion."
- Corliss Lamont
(Related: Character, Acting, Freedom, Self)

"Democracy still has a real hope and chance in Iraq, and true freedom in this country would be the greatest testament to those who gave their lives for it."
- Mary Landrieu
(Related: Hope, Chance, Country, Democracy, Freedom, Iraq)

"I came out of the Soviet Union no longer a communist, because I believed in personal freedom."
- Rose Wilder Lane
(Related: Freedom)

"There must be freedom for all to live, to think, to worship, no book, no avenue must be closed."
- James Larkin
(Related: Freedom, Worship)

"Freedom was conditioned by man's physical body, heredity, and environment."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Body, Environment, Freedom, Heredity, Man)

"Workers of France, it is for the freedom of the prisoners that you will go to work in Germany! It is for our country that you will go in large numbers!"
- Pierre Laval
(Related: Work, Country, France, Freedom, Will, Workers)

"Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Men, Freedom, Unconscious)

"Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: People)

"My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Desire, Freedom, Interest, Public, Restaurants, Speech)

"If a film is very clever and well-written, that's what gives you freedom as a director."
- Patrice Leconte
(Related: Film, Freedom)

"While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Freedom, State, Will)

"Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Society, Freedom)

"No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Freedom, Will)

"When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Freedom, State, Will)

"When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward - or go back. He who now talks about the "freedom of the press" goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Time, Revolution, Now, Socialism)

"The problem of freedom in America is that of maintaining a competition of ideas, and you do not achieve that by silencing one brand of idea."
- Max Lerner
(Related: Idea, Ideas, America, Competition, Freedom)

"I never had any childhood, for the word means sunshine and freedom from care. I had a starved and pinched little childhood, as far as love and merriment go."
- Frank Leslie
(Related: Love, Care, Childhood, Freedom, Merriment, Word)

"Remember the refrain: We always build on the past; the past always tries to stop us. Freedom is about stopping the past, but we have lost that ideal."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Freedom, Past)

"A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Anarchy, Culture, Freedom, Property)

"The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Actions, Afghanistan, Enemies, Freedom, Friends, Iraq, Tyranny)

"Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere."
- Flora Lewis
(Related: Religion, Democracy, Dignity, Freedom, May, Philosophy)

"Our safety at home and the cause of freedom abroad is largely contingent upon our success in Iraq."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Home, Success, Cause, Freedom, Iraq, Safety)

"Freedom of religion is a principle that is central to our Nation's Declaration of Independence. Congress has taken this positive step to protect our freedom to express allegiance to America's flag and the ideals it represents."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Religion, Positive, America, Congress, Freedom, Independence, Ideals, Nation)

"In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of "freedom," like a bastard brother of reform."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Brother, Capitalism, Countries, Reform)

"The foreign press seems obsessed with the Freedom Tower, as if it was the only thing going on here. In fact, we're trying to keep a huge juggling act in balance, with the tower as just one of the many balls in play."
- Daniel Libeskind
(Related: Act, Balance, Fact, Freedom, Play, Press, Trying)

"We have the largest economy and the strongest military in the world. Our core values of freedom and opportunity are ascendant around the globe."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Opportunity, Values, Economy, Freedom, Military, World)

"This is an exciting time. I believe we stand at the edge of a new age - a Golden Age - of freedom that will rival any of the great eras of world history because it will be the entire world itself that is changing."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Age, History, Time, Freedom, Will, World)

"Some in my party threaten to send a message that they don't know a just war when they see it, and more broadly that they're not prepared to use our military strength to protect our security and the cause of freedom."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: War, Strength, Cause, Freedom, Military, Party, Security)

"Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one."
- A. J. Liebling
(Related: Freedom, Press)

"To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Dream, American, Being, Freedom, Want)

"Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Freedom)

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: America, Will)

"Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization."
- Charles Lindbergh
(Related: Civilization, Freedom, Lies)

"Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country's birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon."
- John Linder
(Related: Country, Freedom, Soldiers)

"In fact, things are moving along rather well in Iraq. Nothing is perfect, of course, and freedom is messy work. The cooperation of the three major interests in Iraq has been remarkable."
- John Linder
(Related: Work, Cooperation, Fact, Freedom, Iraq, Nothing, Remarkable)

"The American patriots of today continue the tradition of the long line of patriots before them, by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world."
- John Linder
(Related: American, Freedom, Liberty, Today, Tradition, World)

"The most important issue we have to deal with is freedom of movement."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Freedom)

"With courage and character, American soldiers continue to put themselves on the line to defend our freedom, and so many have paid the ultimate sacrifice."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Sacrifice, Character, Courage, American, Freedom, Soldiers)

"Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Men, Authority, Economy, Effort, Freedom)

"Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Freedom, Property)

"The old Romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Freedom, Old, Sweetness)

"Prosperity or egalitarianism - you have to choose. I favor freedom - you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion."
- Mario Vargas Llosa
(Related: Equality, Sacrifice, Freedom, Illusion, Prosperity)

"It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies."
- Mark Lloyd
(Related: Blind, Exaggeration, Examination, Focus, Freedom, Now, Press, Speech)

"There are considerable advantages to using many degrees of freedom to store information, stability and controllability being perhaps the most important."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Being, Freedom, Information, Stability)

"But Freedom Strike was actually quite cool."
- Tone Loc
(Related: Freedom)

"If we expose the Chinese to our freedoms, it may create a greater hunger for democracy, reform and liberties in China."
- Gary Locke
(Related: Democracy, Hunger, May, Reform)

"The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom."
- John Locke
(Related: End, Freedom, Law, states)

"Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Civilization, Freedom, Inheritance, Land, Liberty, Ruin, Trifle, Will)

"Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Civilization, Freedom, Inheritance, Land, Liberty, Mankind, Ruin, Trifle, Will)

"It has been well said that a hungry man is more interested in four sandwiches than four freedoms."
- Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
(Related: Man)

"Real freedom is creative, proactive, and will take me into new territories. I am not free if my freedom is predicated on reacting to my past."
- Kenny Loggins
(Related: Freedom, Past, Will)

"People demand freedom only when they have no power."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Power, People, Freedom)

"Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Thought, Freedom, Man)

"The vision of a nation formed from many different peoples bound together by a common love of freedom was staked out long before our lifetimes or even our parents' or grandparents' lifetimes."
- Trent Lott
(Related: Love, Vision, Freedom, Grandparents, Nation)

"While it may take generations of nurturing, nations founded on and grounded in freedom will eventually overcome and prosper. Once free, folks rarely accept anything less, and that includes Iraqis."
- Trent Lott
(Related: Freedom, Generations, May, Nations, Will)

"Freedom is never easily won, but once established, freedom lasts, spreads and chokes out tyranny."
- Trent Lott
(Related: Freedom, Tyranny)

"My reasons for declaring a sexual preference had to do less with the pursuit of personal freedom than with the lust for pure shock value."
- Lance Loud
(Related: Freedom, Lust, Pursuit, Value)

"If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, - Angels alone that soar above, Enjoy such liberty."
- Richard Lovelace
(Related: Love, Soul, Angels, Freedom, Liberty)

"I've got personal views on the '60s. You can't have freedom without paying the price for it."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Freedom)

"From you we have learned what we, at least, value, to separate Church and State; and from you we gather inspiration at all times in our devotion to learning, to religious liberty, and to individual and National freedom."
- Seth Low
(Related: Inspiration, Church, Devotion, Freedom, Learning, Liberty, Religious, State, Value)

"Freedom is the only law which genius knows."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Genius, Freedom, Law)

"Despite elections and the experience of post-Soviet personal freedoms by the Russian people, the fate of democracy in Russia is perhaps more ambiguous now than at any time since the collapse of the Communist system."
- Richard Lugar
(Related: Experience, Time, People, Democracy, Elections, Fate, Now, Post, Russia)

"Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons. Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense. It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama."
- Joanna Lumley
(Related: Freedom, Sense, Speech)

"Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Freedom)

"Freedom only for the members of the government, only for the members of the Party - though they are quite numerous - is no freedom at all."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Government, Freedom, Party)

"Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters."
- Rosa Luxemburg
(Related: Freedom)

"Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: People, Habit, Fool, Freedom, Maxim, Old, Politicians, Self, Water)

"There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom."
- Thomas B. Macaulay
(Related: Cure, Freedom)

"There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is. It is the American Dream."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Dream, American, Freedom, Humanity, Mind, Nothing, Right, Will)

"There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Dream, American, Freedom, Humanity, Mind, Nothing, Right, Will)

"Freedom is the right to one's dignity as a man."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Dignity, Freedom, Man, Right)

"What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice."
- Archibald MacLeish
(Related: Choice, Freedom, Right)

"If they are willing to give women economic freedom in that home, if they are willing to live by the standard they wish women to live by, then homes will be preserves."
- Agnes Macphail
(Related: Women, Home, Freedom, Will)

"That's part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity."
- Lester Maddox
(Related: Opportunity, Greatness, American, Discrimination, Freedom, Inequality, Man)

"No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare."
- James Madison
(Related: Freedom, Nation)

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."
- James Madison
(Related: Power, People, Freedom)

"The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress."
- Ramana Maharshi
(Related: Thought, Progress, Thoughts, Freedom, Spiritual)

"I defend both the freedom of expression and society's right to counter it. I must pay the price for differing. It is the natural way of things."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Society, Expression, Freedom, Right)

"Creativity seems to emerge from multiple experiences, coupled with a well-supported development of personal resources, including a sense of freedom to venture beyond the known."
- Loris Malaguzzi
(Related: Development, Creativity, Freedom, Sense)

"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Peace, Freedom)

"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
(Related: Being, Fight, Freedom, Man)

"Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Equality, Freedom, Justice, Man)

"Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Power, Defense, Freedom, Oppression, Tyranny)

"I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Religion, Time, People, Battle, Fight, Freedom, Hell)

"If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary."
- Malcolm X
(Related: Vocabulary, Word)

"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom."
- Malcom X
(Related: Peace, Freedom)

"And Marx spoke of the fact that socialism will be the kingdom of freedom, where man realizes himself in a way that humankind has never seen before. This was an inspiring body of literature to read."
- Albert Maltz
(Related: Body, Fact, Freedom, Inspiring, Literature, Man, Socialism, Will)

"Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Achievement, Freedom, Sun)

"Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Communism, Countries, Fight, Freedom)

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Freedom)

"There is no such thing as part freedom."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Freedom)

"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Death, Freedom, Shadow, Will)

"Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Men, Freedom)

"Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Money, Success, Freedom, Will)

"It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Equality, Society, Ideas, Democracy, Fact, Freedom)

"Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness."
- Jean-Paul Marat
(Related: Happiness, Freedom)

"We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines to manufacture our freedom of choice."
- Marc Maron
(Related: Children, Choice, Freedom)

"There are forces all around you who wish to exploit division, rob you of your freedom, and tell you what to think. But young folks can rekindle the weary spirit of a slumbering nation."
- Wynton Marsalis
(Related: Freedom, Nation, Spirit)

"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
(Related: Opportunity, Freedom, May, Right)

"Today's Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish."
- Thurgood Marshall
(Related: Constitution, Decency, Freedom, Sense, Today)

"The wretch who lives without freedom feels like dressing in the mud from the streets Those who have you, o Liberty, do not know. you. Those who do not have you should not speak of you, but win you."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Freedom, Liberty)

"Freedoms, like privileges, prevail or are imperiled together You cannot harm or strive to achieve one without harming or furthering all."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Harm)

"I will always vote on the side of freedom and our right to keep and bear arms."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Freedom, Right, Vote, Will)

"From time to time, the irresponsible acts of the Cuban government remind us that this is far more than about the freedom of one country, but it really is about the stability and security of the region and the national security interests of the United States."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Government, Time, Country, Freedom, National security, Stability, states, United)

"Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Blind, Consciousness, Freedom, Necessity)

"I have complete freedom, and there's no way to get pigeonholed or bored. What could be better than that?"
- Richard Marx
(Related: Freedom)

"Ruby inherited the Perl philosophy of having more than one way to do the same thing. I inherited that philosophy from Larry Wall, who is my hero actually. I want to make Ruby users free. I want to give them the freedom to choose."
- Yukihiro Matsumoto
(Related: Freedom, Philosophy, Want)

"There are two good things in life - freedom of thought and freedom of action."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Life, Thought, Action, Freedom)

"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
(Related: Money, Values, Comfort, Freedom, Irony, Nation, Will)

"Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Comfort, Freedom, Nation, Will)

"I'm the age now that Rock was when he picked me up, so I can understand how he felt - how his fame limited his freedom. You get kinder as you go along."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Age, Fame, Freedom, Now)

"It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle."
- Rollo May
(Related: Courage, Battle, Freedom, Journey, Martyr, Play)

"Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight."
- Rollo May
(Related: Freedom, Weight)

"Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves."
- Rollo May
(Related: Development, Freedom, Man)

"Let us prize our freedom; but not use our liberty for a cloak of maliciousness."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Freedom, Liberty)

"As a consequence of the victories we have registered during our first ten years of freedom, we have laid a firm foundation for the new advances we must and will make during the next decade."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: First, Freedom, Will, Years)

"I do outlines when I'm writing with someone, but they also need to have a certain amount of freedom."
- Anne McCaffrey
(Related: Freedom, Writing)

"But please know, whether you believe campaign contributions are speech or property, that I learned to love very dearly the right of free expression when I lived without that freedom for a while a long time ago."
- John McCain
(Related: Love, Time, Expression, Freedom, Property, Right, Speech)

"The theme is the theme of humiliation, which is the square root of sin, as opposed to the freedom from humiliation, and love, which is the square root of wonderful."
- Carson McCullers
(Related: Love, Freedom, Sin)

"The two major things that changed the makeup of all professional sports are money generated by television and courts that players went to in order to win their freedom as free agents."
- Will McDonough
(Related: Money, Sports, Freedom, Makeup, Order, Television)

"Freedom is not a gift nor does it simply exist for us to have, but rather it is a sacred duty, and its blessed yield of hope is born from none other than the blood of the innocent."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Hope, Blood, Duty, Freedom, Yield)

"True freedom is where an individual's thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor - no matter the personal price."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Freedom, Honor)

"Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Knowledge, Control, Authority, Enemy, Misfortune, Possession)

"It is better to lose everything you have to keep the balance of justice level, than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Life, Balance, Freedom, Justice, Privilege)

"We were kind of caught up in the genre trap. We didn't really have a lot of artistic freedom. They wanted us to go into a certain direction, so they could promote us easier."
- Mark McGrath
(Related: Direction, Freedom)

"For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about, but made into reality. It is that same pursuit of freedom today that is helping to make our world a safer place."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Fathers, Founding, Freedom, Pursuit, Reality, Today, World)

"There is a crying need today to have this truth heralded throughout the land that youth especially may appreciate and hold the freedom of the individual as sacred as did our revolutionary fathers."
- David O. McKay
(Related: Truth, Fathers, Freedom, Land, May, Today, Youth)

"Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give."
- David O. McKay
(Related: Choice, Earth, Freedom, Possession)

"As precious as life itself is our heritage of individual freedom, for man's free agency is a God-given gift."
- David O. McKay
(Related: Life, God, Freedom, Man)

"It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree."
- Leo McKern
(Related: Freedom, Speech)

"In America it's live by the sword of freedom of expression and be will to die by it as well."
- Vince McMahon
(Related: America, Expression, Freedom, Will)

"Private ownership of property is vital to both our freedom and our prosperity."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Freedom, Ownership, Property, Prosperity)

"What has made America great have been the opportunities given to everyone in this country. Since our founding, individuals and families have come to America to seek freedom, opportunity and the choice for a better life."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Life, Opportunity, America, Choice, Country, Founding, Freedom)

"Coercion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him."
- Robert McNamara
(Related: Freedom, Man)

"I now bid farewell to the country of my birth - of my passions - of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies - whose factions I sought to quell - whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim - whose freedom has been my fatal dream."
- Thomas Francis Meagher
(Related: Intelligence, Dream, Death, Birth, Country, Freedom, Now)

"Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise."
- Alexander Meiklejohn
(Related: Freedom, Safety)

"Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom."
- Golda Meir
(Related: Fashion, Freedom)

"We must be willing to pay a price for freedom."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Freedom)

"I want you to have this feeling too - it is my moral responsibility to help you achieve this inner freedom."
- Dmitri Mendeleev
(Related: Feeling, Freedom, Help, Responsibility, Want)

"I have achieved an inner freedom."
- Dmitri Mendeleev
(Related: Freedom)

"This is the first time in 10 years I don't know what I'm doing next, and I'm rather enjoying it. Soon I'll be climbing the walls no doubt, but right now, it's not clear, I'm just enjoying the freedom."
- Sam Mendes
(Related: Time, Doubt, First, Freedom, Now, Right, Years)

"While we may be of different faiths, we have a strong sense of faith, family, community. We hold the values of freedom and human rights very high and I think that those are all a part of a very strong quilt that binds us together."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Faith, Family, Values, Community, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, May, Sense)

"We should seek international support for our mutual objectives abroad, in promoting freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, and also the elimination of weapons of mass destruction."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Democracy, Destruction, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Objectives, Respect, Support, Weapons)

"The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere."
- George Meredith
(Related: Country, Freedom, Man, Mind)

"The global response to global terrorism must not endanger fundamental human rights and freedoms."
- Stjepan Mesic
(Related: Rights, Human rights, Terrorism)

"The priest is Christ's slave, and Christ himself took the form of a slave and became obedient to death. So the priest in serving human needs lives a Godward life, possessed by God and witnessing that only when lives are utterly possessed by God do they find their true freedom."
- Arthur Middleton
(Related: God, Death, Life, Christ, Freedom, Needs)

"I am somebody who... - I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I need that freedom, that ability to make mistakes out there. Because there's a fine line between making a mistake or being brilliant."
- Tiffeny Milbrett
(Related: Mistake, Ability, Being, Freedom, Mistakes, Saying)

"Freedom and opportunity are precious gifts and the purpose of our politics is to expand them, for all our people."
- Ed Miliband
(Related: Politics, People, Opportunity, Purpose, Freedom, Gifts)

"Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Freedom, Pain, Pleasure)

"The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Freedom, Name)

"Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you."
- Alice Duer Miller
(Related: People, College, Democracy, Freedom)

"I have always been a firm believer in the longstanding American principle of having the right to bear arms and I will remain committed to see that this freedom is not infringed upon, revoked, or limited in any way."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: American, Freedom, Right, Will)

"For more than 20 years, on every one of the great issues of freedom and security, John Kerry has been more wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure."
- Zell Miller
(Related: Freedom, Security, Wrong, Years)

"I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny."
- Zell Miller
(Related: America, Democrats, Duty, Fight, Freedom, Tyranny)

"What is our freedom fight about? Is it about the liberation of children or just having sex with them?"
- Kate Millett
(Related: Sex, Children, Fight, Freedom)

"None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence."
- John Milton
(Related: Love, Men, Freedom, Rest)

"The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man."
- Ho Chi Minh
(Related: Love, Peace, People, Aggression, Freedom, Independence, Man, states, United)

"With one man, there was a freedom and liberation. That was with Michael Hutchence, my partner in life."
- Kylie Minogue
(Related: Life, Freedom, Man)

"This is a nation that has lost the ability to be self-critical, and that makes a lie out of the freedoms."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Lie, Ability, Nation, Self)

"Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is."
- Margaret Mitchell
(Related: Burden, Freedom, Reputation)

"There's a hell of a lot of freedom in this rock and roll circus... it's where all the freaks go - it's the environment for me."
- Brian Molko
(Related: Environment, Freedom, Hell)

"I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle."
- Marilyn Monroe
(Related: Freedom, Rights, Loss, Minority, Stars)

"It is to TV that I owe my freedom from bondage of the Latin lover roles. Television came along and gave me parts to chew on. It gave me wings as an actor."
- Ricardo Montalban
(Related: Actor, Freedom, Television)

"There couldn't be better parents than mine, loving yet strict. They disciplined with love. A child without discipline is, in away, a lost child. You cannot have freedom without discipline."
- Ricardo Montalban
(Related: Love, Discipline, Freedom, Parents)

"Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves."
- Thomas Moore
(Related: Freedom)

"We had a script that was really solid and we knew how we were going to shoot and how the energy of it was going to go. So it gave us a lot of freedom to use the camera as a character."
- Marguerite Moreau
(Related: Character, Energy, Freedom)

"There's something contagious about demanding freedom."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: Freedom)

"It isn't until you begin to fight in your own cause that you become really committed to winning and become a genuine ally of other people struggling for their freedom."
- Robin Morgan
(Related: People, Winning, Cause, Fight, Freedom)

"Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference."
- Marc Morial
(Related: Equality, Mother, Act, Difference, Freedom, Heroism, Justice, Queen)

"I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few."
- William Morris
(Related: Art, Education, Freedom, Want)

"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."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Ability, Freedom, Reality, Trade)

"Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Power, Fear, Freedom)

"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Friend, Freedom)

"I'm interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Chaos, Disorder, Freedom, Meaning, Road)

"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Love, Friend, Feeling, Freedom, Friends, Help)

"I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos-especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom... Rather than starting inside, I start outside and reach the mental through the physical."
- Jim Morrison
(Related: Chaos, Disorder, Freedom, Meaning, Road)

"The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech."
- John Mortimer
(Related: Fortune, Freedom, Sound, Speech)

"Is anarchism possible? The failure of attempts to attain freedom does not mean the cause is lost."
- Johann Most
(Related: Failure, Cause, Freedom)

"Is anarchism desirable? Well, who does not seek freedom? What man, unless willing to declare himself in bondage, would care to call any control agreeable? Think about it!"
- Johann Most
(Related: Control, Care, Freedom, Man)

"The legal difference between the sit-ins and the Freedom Riders was significant."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Legal, Difference, Freedom)

"One of the unsung freedoms that go with a free press is the freedom not to read it."
- Ferdinand Mount
(Related: Freedom, Press)

"Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Dream, Freedom, Secrecy)

"Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance."
- Lisa Murkowski
(Related: Strength, Freedom, Self)

"I Knew why I felt at home. The spirit of freedom was hovering over that play yard as it did all over France at that time. A country was free again."
- Audie Murphy
(Related: Home, Time, Country, France, Freedom, Play, Spirit)

"They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that."
- Audie Murphy
(Related: American, Freedom, Singing)

"And freedom is what America means to the world."
- Audie Murphy
(Related: America, Freedom, World)

"Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect - freedom of thought and freedom of action."
- Frank Murphy
(Related: Religion, Thought, Action, Freedom, Press, Speech)

"Religious freedom is too sacred a right to be restricted or prohibited in any degree without convincing proof that a legitimate interest of the state is in grave danger."
- Frank Murphy
(Related: Danger, Freedom, Grave, Interest, Proof, Religious, Right, State)

"The dedication of the United States Air Force, Special Forces, and others involved in the mission to tracking down terrorists can not be matched. We express our gratitude to these men and women who defend the freedom America represents."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Men, Women, Gratitude, America, Dedication, Force, Freedom, Mission, states, United)

"As we continue to fight the war on terror, we express our gratitude to our troops whose valor over the last three years provided freedom to the Iraqis, while protecting our liberty here at home."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Home, War, Gratitude, Fight, Freedom, Liberty, Terror, Troops, Valor, Years)

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home."
- Edward R. Murrow
(Related: Home, Freedom)

"There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences remain confined to intellectual debates."
- Pervez Musharraf
(Related: Thought, Freedom, Nothing, Wrong)

"With representation there to do the speaking, the guilty are suddenly given the freedom that comes with hiding behind the fact that they never said that - in fact, they never said anything!"
- Michael Musto
(Related: Fact, Freedom)

"One of the best kept secrets in America is that people are aching to make a commitment, if they only had the freedom and environment in which to do so."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: People, America, Commitment, Environment, Freedom, Secrets)

"Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression."
- Taslima Nasrin
(Related: Women, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Rights, Human rights)

"My parents came to the United States in the early years of this century as part of a wave of Russian Jewish immigrants seeking freedom and opportunity in the New World."
- Daniel Nathans
(Related: Opportunity, Freedom, Parents, states, United, World, Years)

"The Latin musical tradition is very rich and gives the singer a lot of freedom to explore a range of."
- Ednita Nazario
(Related: Freedom, Tradition)

"What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Opportunity, American, Freedom, Rights, May, Principles, Question)

"We can take full comfort in realizing the continuing strength of our nation. America's lands remain radiantly rich with diversity, and freedom still reigns."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Strength, America, Comfort, Diversity, Freedom, Nation)

"Amending the U.S. Constitution, the document most sacred to those who love freedom and liberty, is a delicate endeavor and should be done only on the basis of the most clear and convincing evidence that a proposed amendment is necessary."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Love, Constitution, Freedom, Liberty)

"The security of our nation depends on the men and women who are willing to sacrifice their safety, and possibly their lives, to protect the freedoms the rest of us enjoy."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: Men, Women, Sacrifice, Nation, Rest, Safety, Security)

"The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn't give you too many facts. Two an a half lines and it tells you the whole story and that leaves you a great deal of freedom to elaborate on how it might have happened."
- Howard Nemerov
(Related: Bible, Facts, Freedom)

"I never abandoned either forms or freedom. I imagine that most of what could be called free verse is in my first book. I got through that fairly early."
- Howard Nemerov
(Related: First, Freedom)

"While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Americans, Country, Day, Forget, Veterans)

"If I can feel freedom then I can create."
- Marc Newson
(Related: Freedom)

"MTV lets us do whatever we want. For me, there is freedom in serving an experienced client who knows what they want and has the money to do it. MTV is that for us."
- Ben Nicholson
(Related: Money, Freedom, Want)

"And the whole world, the whole world that believes in freedom, whether you're talking about personal freedom, economic freedom, religious freedom, they look to the United States for leadership; and you're part of that leadership."
- Don Nickles
(Related: Leadership, Freedom, Religious, states, Talking, United, World)

"Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Freedom, Nothing, Now, Pride, Reason, Sense)

"Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Patriotism, People, Americans, Freedom, Garden, Idealism, Passion)

"Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them."
- Kwame Nkrumah
(Related: People, Freedom)

"I think the American people have become more reliant upon government and less reliant upon themselves and that they now tend to put security ahead of freedom, but I think freedom is the most important aspect of our lives."
- Lyn Nofziger
(Related: Government, People, American, Freedom, Now, Security)

"Freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant, government will take it all away. Individual freedom demands individual responsibility."
- Lyn Nofziger
(Related: Government, Freedom, Responsibility, Will)

"One of the things that bothers me most is the growing belief in the country that security is more important than freedom. It ain't."
- Lyn Nofziger
(Related: Belief, Country, Freedom, Security)

"You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you're willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I'll make the first film that costs zero dollars."
- Nick Nolte
(Related: Film, First, Freedom, Struggle)

"I never felt comfortable in real life very well. It's always been an awkward kind of thing for me and so when I hit the stage I just sensed freedom. I sensed here's a place that I can have all the experiences of life and not feel uncomfortable about it."
- Nick Nolte
(Related: Life, Freedom)

"Individual freedom is a Jewish idea, but it's one of the functions of Christianity to make this idea universal."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Idea, Christianity, Freedom)

"A couple of seats at a good picture house cost comparatively little but give a generous return in the shape of freshened minds and freedom from the worries that even the best regulated homes cannot always avoid."
- Ivor Novello
(Related: Freedom)

"Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction."
- Barack Obama
(Related: People, Direction, Murder, Struggle, Today)

"Even though we know freedom as an idea we're not really as free as we think we are."
- Richard O'Brien
(Related: Idea, Freedom)

"Will they attack us? Yes. Will they smear our backgrounds and distort our records? Undoubtedly. Will they lie about us, harass our families, namecall to try to intimidate us? They will. There's nothing safe about it. But is it worth it? Well, let me ask you. Is freedom worth it? Is America worth it?"
- Christine O'Donnell
(Related: Lie, America, Freedom, Nothing, Will, Worth)

"Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from proclaiming its wares and their merits, and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed. The enemies of advertising are the enemies of freedom."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Society, Advertising, Economy, Enemies, Freedom)

"I spent a great deal of time with Che Guevara while I was in Havana. I believe he was far less a mercenary than he was a freedom fighter."
- Maureen O'Hara
(Related: Time, Freedom)

"That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers' and the nation's perception of the Times, the perception of its editorial positions, and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed by the publisher's choice of people who are given the freedom to write opinion columns."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: People, Perception, Choice, Freedom, Nation, Opinion)

"A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life."
- Suze Orman
(Related: Life, Heart, Financial, Freedom, Mind, Worry)

"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."
- George Orwell
(Related: War, Peace, Strength, Freedom, Ignorance, Slavery)

"Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."
- George Orwell
(Related: People, Freedom, Right, Want)

"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows."
- George Orwell
(Related: Freedom)

"Now, one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house."
- James Otis
(Related: English, Freedom, Liberty, Now)

"What the Idaho Health Freedom Act says is that the citizens of our state won't be subject to another federal mandate or turn over another part of their life to government control."
- Butch Otter
(Related: Government, Health, Life, Control, Act, Freedom, State)

"It is within your power at this very moment not only to consumate an act of enlightened statesmanship, but, as the instrument of the Almighty, to restore to freedom a race of men."
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: Men, Power, Act, Freedom, Race, Statesmanship)

"Fulfill - you can far more than fulfill - the brightest anticipations of those who, in the name of human freedom, and in the face of threats that have ripened into terrible realities since, fought that battle which placed you where you now stand."
- Robert Dale Owen
(Related: Battle, Freedom, Name, Now)

"Freedom is contagious. That's why despots fear it so much."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Fear, Freedom)

"A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Change, Time, People, Opportunity, Commitment, Envy, Freedom, Nation, Principles, Tests, Wind, World)

"We must renew our efforts to keep our communities safe, from the dangers of terrorists from foreign lands and from common criminals here at home. Let no criminal believe that tough fiscal times will yield an open cell door and a ticket to freedom."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Home, Freedom, Open, Will, Yield)

"In this new century, our commitment to family and to faith, to community and opportunity, to freedom and to hope, will be the light that shines to lead us forward."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Family, Faith, Opportunity, Hope, Commitment, Community, Freedom, Light, Will)

"I believe the Patriot Act strikes the right balance needed to protect our freedom and security."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Act, Balance, Freedom, Right, Security)

"It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: History, Women, America, Behavior, Career, Choice, Dress, Freedom, Woman)

"And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" - a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Power, Thought, Superiority, Delusion, Democrats, Freedom, Needs, Party, Speech, Wishes, Word)

"Pornography is human imagination in tense theatrical action; its violations are a protest against the violations of our freedom by nature."
- Camille Paglia
(Related: Imagination, Nature, Action, Freedom, Pornography, Protest)

"To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: People, Choice, Freedom, Poverty, Taxes)

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Men, Blessings, Fatigue, Freedom)

"The nice thing about the world that I've been able to inhabit for the last couple of years is that I'm given a lot of freedom. Not all artists really get that."
- Brad Paisley
(Related: Artists, Freedom, World, Years)

"For us democracy is a question of human dignity. And human dignity is political freedom."
- Olof Palme
(Related: Democracy, Dignity, Freedom, Question)

"I wish that they could have more freedoms to be able to come and play. I know that the only way that they can get out is by, you know, defecting to another country or whatever, or getting on a boat."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: Country, Play)

"I wish that they had the freedoms like the Japanese and the Koreans and the Mexicans and everybody else that has that freedom to come over here and play the game, because I know Cuba has a very strong baseball history."
- Rafael Palmeiro
(Related: History, Baseball, Freedom, Play)

"Love and freedom are vital to the creation and upbringing of a child."
- Sylvia Pankhurst
(Related: Love, Creation, Freedom)

"The nation demands a movement which has written upon its banner the internal and external national freedom that it will act as if it were the spiritual, social and political conscience of the nation."
- Franz von Papen
(Related: Act, Conscience, Freedom, Nation, Spiritual, Will)

"I suffered evils, but without allowing them to rob me of the freedom to expand."
- Gordon Parks
(Related: Freedom)

"It's almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you."
- John Dos Passos
(Related: Army, Freedom, Joy, Worth)

"The moral equation strongly tells everyone who understands freedom, who understands morality, that Israel is engaging in a just war in defense of its people and its freedom."
- George Pataki
(Related: War, Morality, People, Defense, Freedom, Israel)

"Israel is a country that respects freedom - freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of worship."
- George Pataki
(Related: Country, Freedom, Israel, Speech, Worship)

"After the tragedy, New Yorkers are more united than ever in their vision, as well as in appreciation what living in freedom means - and that if we stand together, we can accomplish anything."
- George Pataki
(Related: Vision, Appreciation, Freedom, Living, Tragedy, United)

"I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other."
- Chris Patten
(Related: Balance, Freedom, Responsibility, Trying)

"I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Business, Life, Peace, Government, American, Formula, Freedom, Giving)

"Back a hundred years ago, especially around Woodrow Wilson, what happened in this country is we took freedom and we chopped it into pieces."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Country, Freedom, Years)

"You don't have freedom because you are a hyphenated American; you have freedom because you are an individual, and that should be protected."
- Ron Paul
(Related: American, Freedom)

"There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Government, Freedom, Liberty, Nothing)

"When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Purpose, Conscience, Freedom, Humanity, Law, Voice)

"Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Challenge, Freedom, Man, Nationalism, Reality, Slavery, Temptation, Today)

"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Freedom, Right)

"History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they've answered the call in bravery and sacrifice."
- Timothy Pawlenty
(Related: History, Men, Women, Sacrifice, Bravery, Freedom, Liberty)

"My feeling about him is that the America that we have today, the freedoms we enjoy and the privileges we have, are really the reflection of Abe Lincoln's convictions, his vision, and his toughness."
- Gregory Peck
(Related: Vision, America, Feeling, Reflection, Today)

"Tyranny is always better organized than freedom."
- Charles Peguy
(Related: Freedom, Tyranny)

"Freedom is a system based on courage."
- Charles Peguy
(Related: Courage, Freedom)

"A political prisoner is someone who is out fighting for his or her people's rights and freedom and is imprisoned for that alone."
- Leonard Peltier
(Related: People, Fighting, Freedom, Rights)

"More than anything else, let me be clear - we need to be willing to fight for freedom, and free markets, and traditional moral values. That's what the American people want to see this movement and this party return to."
- Mike Pence
(Related: People, Values, American, Fight, Freedom, Party, Want)

"One of my great joys in life is being a pilot. There is a great sense of freedom in soaring through the sky. You get a different perspective up there. Seeing things that aren't so apparent from the ground."
- Sonny Perdue
(Related: Life, Being, Freedom, Perspective, Sense, Sky)

"Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it."
- Pericles
(Related: Courage, Freedom, Possession)

"To stop terrorists before the strike, we must do three things: deny them entry into the country, curtail their freedom of action inside the country, and deprive them of material and moral support from within the country."
- Richard Perle
(Related: Action, Country, Freedom, Support)

"The great question, is there anything at all which is worth fighting such a war about, with the devastating loss it will bring? I believe yes, there are some freedoms which to sacrifice would be EVEN worse."
- Anne Perry
(Related: War, Sacrifice, Fighting, Loss, Question, Will, Worth)

"The Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American,and a threat to every private sector job in this country."
- Rick Perry
(Related: American, Country, Freedom, Job)

"This administration in Washington... clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need but it's the most qualified to make essential decisions for every American in every area. That mix of arrogance and audacity that guides the Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Government, American, Arrogance, Decisions, Freedom, Washington)

"If happiness truly consisted in physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: Happiness, American, Care, Freedom, Man, Woman)

"Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest."
- Peace Pilgrim
(Related: Care, Freedom, Living, Possessions, Simplicity)

"All that money stuff was so strange; all it ever meant to me was freedom from worry. I'm happier now than I've ever been but I still wish I had that money."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Money, Freedom, Now, Worry)

"For science must breathe the oxygen of freedom."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Science, Freedom)

"And when they do spin out of control there are important ramifications that affect America, not just its direct national interest but its broader interests as a nation which has thought of itself as a beacon to other nations, of freedom, liberty, democracy, whatever."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Thought, Control, America, Democracy, Freedom, Interest, Liberty, Nation, Nations)

"We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure."
- Karl Popper
(Related: Freedom, Reason, Security)

"Freedom without limits is just a word."
- Terry Prachett
(Related: Freedom, Limits, Word)

"We have freedoms and boundaries; we just have a great family life."
- Kelly Preston
(Related: Family, Life)

"When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real: the truths of the police are the truths of today."
- Jacques Prevert
(Related: Truth, Freedom, Police, Today)

"I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily tied into excellence or talent; an artist is somebody who, if you took away their freedom to make art, would lose their mind."
- Richard Price
(Related: Art, Talent, Artist, Excellence, Freedom, Mind)

"As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress."
- Marcel Proust
(Related: Men, Science, Freedom, Will)

"The fire was followed by a period of grieving and then by an incredible lightness, freedom, and mobility."
- Martin Puryear
(Related: Fire, Freedom)

"Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms."
- Vladimir Putin
(Related: Democracy, Rights, Human rights, Nothing, Road, Russia, Will)

"As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Men, Freedom, Laws)

"The poet's spoken discourse often depends on a mystique, on the spiritual freedom that finds itself enslaved on earth."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Earth, Freedom, Spiritual)

"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change."
- Dan Quayle
(Related: Change, Democracy, Freedom)

"I will never understand people who think that the way to show their righteous opposition to sexual freedom is to write letters full of filthy words."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: People, Freedom, Letters, Opposition, Will, Words)

"I liked sculpting better than painting. You have more freedom in sculpting."
- Anthony Quinn
(Related: Freedom, Painting)

"The United States, for a French citizen, is a friend, an ally, to whom we owe, along with most Europeans, our freedom."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Friend, Freedom, states, United)

"The important matter is freedom. When the people choose what they want, it is good for them and for us."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: People, Freedom, Want)

"How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion, and not every 'like' is a high morality and true freedom."
- Karl Rahner
(Related: Morality, Freedom, Maturity)

"Bondage is of the mind; freedom too is of the mind. If you say 'I am a free soul. I am a son of God who can bind me' free you shall be."
- Ramakrishna
(Related: God, Son, Soul, Freedom, Mind)

"European films were what it was about for me - the sensations I needed, the depth, the storytelling, the characters, the directors, and the freedom that you can't really find in American films."
- Charlotte Rampling
(Related: American, Freedom, Sensations)

"All Americans and freedom-loving people around the world owe President Reagan our deepest gratitude for his strong, principled leadership that ended the Cold War and brought freedom to millions of people."
- Jim Ramstad
(Related: Leadership, War, Gratitude, People, Americans, Freedom, President, World)

"Freedom is never given; it is won."
- A. Philip Randolph
(Related: Freedom)

"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."
- A. Philip Randolph
(Related: Fact, Freedom, Justice, Religious, Struggle)

"A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Religion, Society, Building, Freedom, Religious, Responsibility, Space, State)

"The freedoms that people have that flow from all civic institutions fundamentally come from the success of a market system."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Success, People)

"A free economy is as essential to society as democratic political institutions. A strong market-based economy is the fertile ground for democratic freedoms that we think are important."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Society, Economy)

"To realize that new world we must prefer the values of freedom and equality above all other values - above personal wealth, technical power and nationalism."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Equality, Power, Values, Wealth, Freedom, Nationalism, World)

"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Religion, God, Freedom, Law)

"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."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Children, Freedom)

"It is very easy to make clear what you want a film to say, but I did not wish to engage in overt propaganda, even for the right cause. I wanted to create an experience through the films, something where people could have the freedom of their own response to them."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: Experience, People, Cause, Film, Freedom, Propaganda, Right, Want)

"I believe that the freedom of speech should be protected, but so should a family's right to privacy as they grieve their loss. There is a time and a place for vigorous debate on the War on Terror, but during a family's last goodbye is not it."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Time, War, Family, Debate, Freedom, Goodbye, Loss, Privacy, Right, Speech, Terror)

"Money buts many things... The best of which is freedom."
- Mary Renault
(Related: Money, Freedom)

"Money buys many things... The best of which is freedom."
- Mary Renault
(Related: Money, Freedom)

"I like repressed characters. That gives me a lot of freedom to make a lot of different choices through subtleties."
- Jeremy Renner
(Related: Choices, Freedom)

"So, first you have to be able to play with a metronome. Then you take your freedom. If you play in an orchestra, you got to watch the conductor, he is like a metronome, but it is more difficult because he can change rhythms."
- Ruggiero Ricci
(Related: Change, First, Freedom, Play)

"I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible."
- Boyd Rice
(Related: Society, People, Freedom, Rights)

"The people of the Middle East share the desire for freedom. We have an opportunity - and an obligation - to help them turn this desire into reality."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: People, Opportunity, Desire, Freedom, Help, Obligation, Reality)

"But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that's written, he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom."
- Buddy Rich
(Related: Freedom)

"It is for each of us freely to choose whom we shall serve, and find in that obedience our freedom."
- Mary Richards
(Related: Freedom, Obedience)

"The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: Positive, Democracy, Freedom, Hatred, Help, Iraq, President, Sentiment, Talking)

"I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom."
- Alan Rickman
(Related: Discipline, Connection, Freedom)

"If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead, all hope and freedom are in spite of death."
- Paul Ricoeur
(Related: Death, Hope, Freedom)

"The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other."
- David Riesman
(Related: Men, Idea, Freedom)

"The men and women who serve in our military have won for us every hour we live in freedom, sometimes at the expense of the very hours of the lifetimes they had hoped to live."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Men, Women, Freedom, Military)

"Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which they can focus their attention. It's as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed, the greater the freedom of the spirit behind."
- Bridget Riley
(Related: Attention, Consciousness, Focus, Freedom, Spirit)

"Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe Roth runs Disney right now-he gave me the go-ahead and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Disney, Freedom, Grave, Man, Now, Right)

"My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Sacrifice, Freedom, Philosophy, Project)

"And it's one thing to give people freedom and something else to deny the rights of Christians to assert their faith in order to keep Hindus from feeling upset."
- Pat Robertson
(Related: Faith, People, Feeling, Freedom, Rights, Order)

"The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant."
- Maximilien Robespierre
(Related: People, Freedom, Lies, Tyranny)

"In a society where the rights and potential of women are constrained, no man can be truly free. He may have power, but he will not have freedom."
- Mary Robinson
(Related: Society, Women, Power, Freedom, Rights, Man, May, Potential, Will)

"We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech."
- Boyle Roche
(Related: Freedom, Right, Silence, Speech)

"But if you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want."
- Anita Roddick
(Related: Life, Balance, Freedom, Living, Sense, Want)

"Don't give me any money, don't give me any people, but give freedom, and I'll give you a movie that looks gigantic."
- Robert Rodriguez
(Related: Money, People, Freedom)

"We Americans have the great gifts of freedom and democracy, but it has been our education system that has fulfilled the promise of democracy."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Education, Americans, Democracy, Freedom, Gifts, Promise)

"To the extent that tenure supports academic freedom, I support tenure. I want no person or system to have any power, real or apparent, to chill academic freedom."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Power, Freedom, Support, Want)

"Although I may find the type of programming seen during the 2004 Super Bowl and the 2003 Golden Globe Awards disgusting and disturbing, we must always work hard to defend the cherished freedoms so clearly outlined in our Constitution, including a healthy and free press."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Work, Awards, Constitution, May, Press, Programming)

"Our port facilities should have the freedom to levy a market-based container fee which will provide new revenue and make our system more equitable to the American taxpayer and American manufacturers."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: American, Freedom, Will)

"The words spoken by the leader of the free world can expand the frontiers of freedom or shrink them. When Ronald Reagan called on Gorbachev to "tear down this wall," a surge of confidence rose that would ultimately breach the bounds of the evil empire."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Leader, Confidence, Evil, Freedom, Words, World)

"Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
(Related: Being, Freedom, Responsibility, Want, Weight)

"True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: People, Freedom, Independence, Job, Security)

"Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Effort, Freedom, Past, Present)

"If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America... that germ will spring up, that noxious weed will thrive, and again stifle the growth, wither the leaves, blast the flowers and poison the fair fruits of freedom."
- Ernestine L. Rose
(Related: Growth, America, Flowers, Freedom, Poison, Slavery, Spring, Will)

"Slavery and freedom cannot exist together."
- Ernestine L. Rose
(Related: Freedom, Slavery)

"No! on Human Rights and Freedom, on a subject that is as self-evident as that two and two make four, there is no need of any written authority."
- Ernestine L. Rose
(Related: Authority, Freedom, Rights, Human rights, Self)

"Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute 'Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.'"
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Power, Society, Republican, Slavery)

"There are more people living in freedom today than at any other time in the history of the human race."
- Mike Rounds
(Related: History, Time, People, Freedom, Living, Race, Today)

"I loved the feeling of freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I'm competing with is me."
- Wilma Rudolph
(Related: Feeling, Freedom, Running)

"What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Expression, Freedom)

"Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Music, People, Conservative, Defense, Freedom)

"We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Education, Intelligence, Thought, Fact, Freedom, Obstacles)

"Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Government, Freedom, Opinion)

"Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Absence, Freedom, May, Obstacles)

"Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Life, Time, Freedom, Yield)

"Roosevelt talked not only about Freedom from Fear, but also Freedom from Want."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Fear, Freedom, Want)

"We breathed the air of freedom without knowing the language or any person."
- Nelly Sachs
(Related: Freedom, Language)

"Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom."
- Vita Sackville-West
(Related: Men, Women, Idea, Freedom, Hate, Youth)

"For us, holding on to religious rules, and following them, and refraining from what's forbidden, and being diligent with our duties, what do we call that? That's what we call freedom."
- Muqtada al Sadr
(Related: Being, Forbidden, Freedom, Religious, Rules)

"I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
(Related: Freedom, Mind)

"I've run a lot of miles over the years, some fast and some not so fast. I've won some big races and I've had some big disappointments, but I enjoy the freedom of running and the challenge of training and competition as much now as when I first started back in high school."
- Alberto Salazar
(Related: Challenge, Competition, Disappointments, First, Freedom, Now, Running, School, Training, Years)

"How do you tell troops who volunteered to fight for our freedoms that the country they fought for won't take care of them when they come back? In the time of war our troops and their families are supposed to be our number one priority."
- John Salazar
(Related: Time, War, Care, Country, Fight, Troops)

"The films that I've done before were original stories most of the time, I did two adaptations before this, but they were mostly original stories where I had complete freedom to evolve in the direction I wanted."
- Walter Salles
(Related: Time, Direction, Freedom)

"The necessity to conceptualise has to come very early on, and defining a vector of development for that film also at the beginning of the process will allow you much more freedom as you go along."
- Walter Salles
(Related: Development, Beginning, Film, Freedom, Necessity, Will)

"All we can do is play ball. Every time we go out on the field, we do what we do in America - live in the freedom that our country affords us."
- Tim Salmon
(Related: Time, America, Country, Freedom, Play)

"To Koreans on the other side, we care about your freedom."
- Kim Y. Sam
(Related: Care, Freedom)

"The blood and sweat shed by United States and United Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period."
- Kim Y. Sam
(Related: Blood, Freedom, Nations, Post, states, Troops, United)

"They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon."
- Bobby Sands
(Related: People, Heart, Dawn, Day, Desire, Freedom, Ireland, Irish, Moon, Will)

"Woman must have her freedom, the fundamental freedom of choosing whether or not she will be a mother and how many children she will have. Regardless of what man's attitude may be, that problem is hers - and before it can be his, it is hers alone."
- Margaret Sanger
(Related: Mother, Attitude, Children, Freedom, Man, May, Will, Woman)