451 Quotes About Freedom (Liberty & Freedom of Speech)

Quotes About Freedom

quotes about freedom

When it comes down to it, freedom is essential to living a great existence. Every single person has the right to have freedom. Freedom of speech and expression. True liberty. All of the days of their life. Unless they violate the laws that are needed to be adhered to in order to sustain that freedom. Which is touched upon a lot in this list of quotes about freedom.

Aside from this, I believe we are all entitled to freedom. And the beautiful part about it is that freedom means so many things to so many people. And it can be enjoyed in ones preferred way by billions of people.

And I hope one day, for EVERY SINGLE PERSON.

To me, freedom means to be able to be yourself, day in and day out. And not be punished for it. To live without mental, physical, emotional and spiritual shackles. And I feel like my rights are being violated in any of those four realms, then I consider it a massive violation to my God given right of freedom.

And of course, I will fight against the source. Because of the fact that I believe that I, like everyone else in the world, is entitled to total and complete freedom.

Below are 451 quotes that can show us what freedom means to so many people that have lived throughout the ages. A vast array of perspectives that can give us insight. As well as remind us to appreciate the freedoms we have in this life.

Enjoy, my friend.

451 Freedom Quotes

  1. “No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly. When we know this, we become free.” – Buddha

  2. “A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire or preserve his freedom.” – Malcom X

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

  4. “My liberty, depends on you being free, too.” – Barack Obama

  5. “Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.” – Bob Marley

  6. “You can’t separate peace from freedom because no on can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” – Malcolm X

  7. “If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.” – Malcolm X

  8. “Freedom is never free.” – Maya Angelou

  9. “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

  10. “All good things are wild and free.” – Henry David Thoreau

  11. “We must be free, not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” – William Faulkner

  12. “With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy.” – Oscar Wilde

  13. “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 pursuits.” – Thomas Jefferson

  14. “Whey do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open.” – Rumi

  15. “Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost

  16. “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all mean are created equal.” – Abraham Lincoln

  17. “When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when there government fears the people there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

  18. “Freedom is nothing but a change to bet better..” – Albert Camus

  19. “Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

  20. “There is nothing more wonderful than freedom of speech.” – Ilya Ehrenburg

  21. “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” – Thomas Jefferson

  22. “As I walked out the door to freedom, I knew that if I did not leave all the anger, hatred and bitterness behind, that I would still be in prison.” – Nelson Mandela

  23. “Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.” – Benjamin Franklin

  24. “You will never know how much it cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.” – John Adams

  25. “All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word. Freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” – Winston Churchill

  26. “Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.” – Moshe Duyan

  27. “Our greatest freedom is to choose our attitude.”

  28. “Witness and stand back from nature, that is the first step to the soul’s freedom.” – Sri Aurobindo

  29. “The right to freedom of speech is more important that the content of the speech.” – Voltaire

  30. “Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” – Victor Pinchuk

  31. “We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression, everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way, everywhere in the world. The third freedom is freedom from want, which, translated into worlds terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for it’s inhabitants – everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear, which translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor – anywhere in the world.” – Franklin Roosevelt

  32. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-sty to me, I lift my lame beside the golden door.” – Lady Liberty

  33. “I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.” – Rosa Parks

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

  35. ‘This I know, this I believe with all my heart. If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make deserts bloom and man to grow to greater dignity as human beings, we can do it!” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  36. “You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once.” – Robert Heinlein

  37. “You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is be an intelligent human being.” – Malcom X

  38. “Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of America liberty.” – Hebert Hoover

  39. “Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.” – Voltaire

  40. “A man can be free without being great, but no man can be great without being free.” – Khalil Gibran

  41. “Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.” – Bob Marley

  42. “I’m a big advocate of freedom, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought.” – Jimmy Wales

  43. “All might be free is they valued freedom, and defended it as they should.” – Samuel Adams

  44. “It is better to die free than live life in a cage.” – Jordan Dane

  45. “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” – Benjamin Franklin

  46. “He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition.” – Thomas Paine

  47. “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” – Patrick Henry

  48. “A right is not what someone gives you, it’s what no one can take from you.” – Ramsey Clark

  49. “We hold truths to be self evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain alienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson

  50. “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

  51. “Many people do not really want freedom, because freedom assumes responsibility, and most people are afraid of that.” – Sigmund Freud

  52. “Hate controls everything it touches, but love sets everything it touches free.” – Bryant McGil

  53. “I forgive myself and set myself free.” – Louise Hay

  54. “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bight, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them, they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.” – Stephen King

  55. “Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit.” – Ronald Reagan

  56. “Being free is a state of mind.” – Lenny Kravits

  57. “Education is the key to unlock the door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver

  58. “Liberty doesn’t work as well in practice as it does in speeches.” – Will Rogers

  59. “Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.” – Benjamin Franklin

  60. “There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself in acts of bravery and heroism.” – Alexander Hamilton

  61. “Liberty is the freedom of individual to express, without external hindrances, his personality.” – G.D.H. Cole

  62. “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being loss.” – Thomas Jefferson

  63. “The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force.” – Voltaire

  64. “The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.” – Thomas Jefferson

  65. “The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all staftes of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.” – John Locke

  66. “Caged birds sing of freedom, free birds fly.” – Thorolf Rafto

  67. “Freedom comes from strengths and self-reliance.” – Lisa Murkowski

  68. “Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.” – Nelson Mandela

  69. “Free speech is the whole thing. The whole ball game. Free speech is life.” – David Mamet

  70. “I may not agree with what you say, but to your death I will defend your right to say it.” – Voltaire

  71. “I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.” – George Orwell

  72. “The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself.” – Saul Alinsky

  73. “Our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

  74. “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.” – Thomas Jefferson

  75. “Liberty, taking the world in it’s concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose.” – Simone Weil

  76. “A society that aims for equality before liberty will end up with neither equality nor liberty. And a society that aims first for liberty will not end up with equality, but it will end up with a closer approach to equality than any other kind of system that has never been developed.” – Milton Friedman

  77. “It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.” – Samuel Adams

  78. “Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake in the day to find that all was vanity, but the dreams of the day are dangerous men for the may act their dream with open eyes and make it possible.” – T.E. Lawrence

  79. “Liberty is acknowledged of faith in God and his works.” – Frederic Bastiat

  80. “If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.” -Aristotle

  81. “Freedom of the press, if it means anything at all, means the freedom to criticize and oppose.” – George Orwell

  82. “Liberty is about our rights to question everything.” – Ai Weiwei

  83. “Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.” – Jules Renard

  84. “Your must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

  85. “The hardest prison to escape is your mind.” – Unknown

  86. “People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.” – Socrates

  87. “Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.” – Hunter S. Thompson

  88. “We are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.” – Ronald Reagan

  89. “And this I believe. That the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in all the world. And this I would fight fore, the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion or government which limits or destroys the individual.” – John Steinbeck

  90. “There are limits when free speech becomes bigotry. We are trying to set limits while protecting free speech.” – Lanny Davis

  91. “Humanism is not wrong in thinking that truth, beauty, liberty and equality are of infinite value, but in the thinking that man can get them for himself without grace.” – Simone Weil

  92. “I believe that freedom of speech and freedom of religion go hand in hand in America.” – Kirk Cameron

  93. “Our liberty will not be secured at the sword’s point. We must secure it by making ourselves worth of it. And when the people reaches that height, God will provide a weapon, the idols will be shattered, tyranny will crumble like a house of cards, and liberty will shine out like the first dawn.” – Jose Rizal

  94. “When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood, it is hard to shake hands with her.” – Oscar Wilde

  95. “A man who is willing to accept restrictions and barriers and is not afraid of them is free. A man who does nothing but fight restrictions and barriers will usually be trapped.” – L. Ron Hubbard

  96. “Freedom of speech means nothing to a people who are too weak in their convictions to speak out against the evil that is eating at the heart of the nation like a cancer.” – Billy Graham

  97. “Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all supervisions. It is the one un-America at that could most easily defeat us.” – William O. Douglas

  98. “Being free and being independent are related but different things. A bird may be free to soar in the sky but it will be unable to do so unless it’s wings are strong enough.” – Suryasis Paul

  99. “Do not keep silent when your own ideas and values are being attacked. IF a dictatorship every comes to this country, it will be by the fault of those who keep silent. We are still free enough to speak. Do we have time? No one can tell.” – Ayn Rand

  100. “I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” – Antoine de Saint Exupery

  101. “Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.” – Paul Tillich

  102. “Freedom of expression is a fundamental pillar for building a democratic society and is essential in supporting the peaceful transition of political power.”

  103. “Freedom of expression  comes with responsibilities, especially when it comes with serious implications for peace.” – Mohammed Morsi

  104. “We prefer poverty in liberty than riches in slavery.” – Ahmed Sekou Toure

  105. “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” – Soren Kierkegaard

  106. “Freedom has it’s life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life – giving roots, it will wither and die.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

  107. “When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete.” – Vaclav Havel

  108. “To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker.” – Fredrick Douglas

  109. “Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  110. “Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  111. “We must not believe the many, who say that only free people ought to be educated, but we should rather believe the philosophers who say that only the educated are free.” – Epictetus

  112. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” – Thomas Jefferson

  113. “Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty.” – Calvin Coolidge

  114. “Speech must be untrammeled, so that dialogue can take place, so that we can all humbly learn, so that truth can serve love, so that suffering can be ameliorated. – Dr. Jordan B. Peterson

  115. “To know how to free oneself is nothing, the arduous thing is to know what to do with one’s freedom.” – Andre Gide

  116. “Equality is the soul of liberty, there is in fact, no liberty without it.” – Frances Wright

  117. “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.” – Henry David Thoreau

  118. “Threats of freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.” – George Orwell

  119. “Freedom does not mean being free of something, but to be free to do something.” – Angela Merkel

  120. “Very few people really care about freedom, about liberty, about the truth, very few. Very few people have guts, the kind of guts on which a real democracy has to depend. Without people with that sort of guts, a free society dies or cannot be born.” – Doris Lessing

  121. “This will remain the land of the free so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis

  122. “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms. – Richard Henry Lee

  123. “Liberty without learning is always in peril, learning without liberty is always in vain.” – John F. Kennedy

  124. “True independence means being free from the domination of your own internal automatic behaviors, not doing what you feel like when the urge strikes.” – Nicholas Lore

  125. “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin

  126. “Everyone is in favor of freedom of speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.” – Winston Churchill

  127. “We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.” – Rabindranath Tagore

  128. “Freedom is the power to choose our own chains.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau

  129. “Don’t interfere with anything in constitution. That must be maintained for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

  131. “A freedom that only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without commitment to others, a freedom without love or or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals and those who died in their defense.” – Barack Obama

  132. “No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” – Thomas Jefferson

  133. “Freedom of speech means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent.” – Alan Dershowit

  134. “Without freedom of speech, there is no modern world, just a barbaric one.” – Ai Weiwei

  135. “Being fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.” – Veronica Roth

  136. “Freedom of speech is unnecessary if the people who it is granted do think for themselves.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

  137. “Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

  138. “The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself, and can never be erasfed or obscured by mortal power.” – Alexander Hamilton

  139. “Freedom of speech means that you shall not do something to people either for the views they have, or the views they express, or the words they speak or write.” – Bugo Black

  140. “Of what use is freedom of speech to those who fear to offend.” – Roger Ebert

  141. “My story is a freedom song of struggle. IT is about finding one’s purpose, how to overcome fear and to stand up for causes bigger than one’s self.”- Coretta Scott King

  142. “Freedom is not a reward or a decoration that is celebrated with champagne. Oh no. It’s a long distance race, quite solitary and very exhausting.” – Albert Camus

  143. “Liberty is the power that we have over ourselves.” – Hugo Grotius

  144. “But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils, for it is folly, vice and madness, without tuition or restraint.” – Edmund Burke

  145. “We must bring ourselves to realize that it is necessary to support freedom of speech for the things we hate in order to ensure if for the things in which we believe with all our heart.” – Heywood Broun

  146. “To attain true inner freedom, you must be able to objectively watch your problems instead of being lost in them. Once you have made the commitment to free yourself of the sacred person inside, you will notice that there is a clear decision point at which your growth takes place.” – Michael A. Singer

  147. “If you believe in freedom of speech, you believe in freedom of speech for views you don’t like. Goebbels was in favor of freedom of speech for views he liked. So was Stalin. If you’re in favor of freedom of speech, that means you’re in favor of freedom of speech for views you despise.” – Noam Chomsky

  148. “If you assume that there’s not hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there’s a chance for you to contribute making a better world. That’s your choice.” – Noam Chomsky

  149. “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” – Chuck Palahniuk

  150. “When, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights, that our destinies are bound together, that a freedom which only asks what’s in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideas, and those who died in their defense.” – Barack Obama

  151. “Your time is limited. So don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs

  152. “Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within limits of the law’ because law is often but tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” – Thomas Jefferson

  153. “IRS represents the world threat to freedom since communism.” – Rick Perry

  154. “The basis of a democratic state is liberty.” – Aristotle

  155. “Expose yourself to your deepest fear, after that, fear has no power and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes, and you are free.” – Jim Morrison

  156. “Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” – Toni Morrison

  157. “The threat or fear of violence should become an excuse or justification for restricting freedom of speech.” – Alan Dershowitz

  158. “Freedom of speech doesn’t protect you like it protect you, it protects speech you don’t like.” – Larry Flynt

  159. “Forgiveness does not make the other person right. It makes you free.”

  160. “Those who prefer to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.” – Fredrick Douglass

  161. “Educate and inform the whole mass of people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

  162. “I believe there are more instances of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.” – James Madison

  163. “The secret to happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.” – Thucydides

  164. “Where the sate begins, individual liberty ceases, and vice versa.” – Mikhail Bakunin

  165. “Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.” – Unkown

  166. “Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must raise themselves to liberty, it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.” – Charles Caleb Colton

  167. “I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.” – Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

  168. “The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule.” – Emily Green Balch

  169. “I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” – John Adams

  170. “Wheat is freedom of expression, without the freedom to offend? It ceases to exist.” – Salman Rushdie

  171. “The moment we let go is the moment we find freedom.” – Rebekah Stephenson

  172. “You forget that the fruit belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  173. “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

  174. “There is no greater freedom than the freedom to be yourself. Give yourself that gift, and choose to surround yourself with those who appreciate you exactly as you truly are.” – Doe Zantamata

  175. “Liberties aren’t given, they are taken.” – Aldous Huxley

  176. “For you who no longer possess it, freedom is everything for us who do, it is merely an illusion.” – Emile M. Cioran

  177. “Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty as well as the abuse of power.” – James Madison

  178. “I love being naked. I’m a free spirit.” – Alessandra Torresani

  179. “Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.” – Herbert Hoover

  180. “A hero is someone who understands that responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan

  181. “Being free and lost differ slightly.” – Shambhu Nath

  182. “But a constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” – John Adams

  183. “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.” – Samuel Adams

  184. “If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking is freedom.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

  185. “Yes you must have to courage of being free.” – Jose Carreras

  186. “We all have goals, we want to mater. We want to be important. We want to have freedom and power to pursue our creative work. We want respect from our pears and recognition for our accomplishments. Not out of vanity, or selfishness, but of an earnest desire to fulfill our personal potential.” – Ryan Holiday

  187. “Excess of liberty, whether it lies in state or individuals, seems only to pass the excess of slavery.” – Plato

  188. “We stand for free speech. This means we are not going to ban distasteful subreddits. We will not band legal content even if we find it odious or if we personally condemn it.” – Yishan Wong

  189. “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time.If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.” – Gandhi

  190. “Personal liberty without economic liberty is an absolute contradiction, the one cannot exist without the other.” – William E. Simon

  191. “There can be no liberty for a community which lacks the means by which to detect lies.” – Walter Lippmann

  192. “Being independent is not just being free of the irrelevant morals that people surrounding you have adopted. But also being free of your own thoughts which stops you from being an ethical personality in your life.” – Reetika P. Shinde

  193. “Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom, and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin

  194. “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela

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

  196. “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  197. “There can be no liberty without the law.” – Cecil B. DeMille

  198. “Americans used to roar like lions for liberty, now we bleat like sheep for security.” – Norman Vincent Peale

  199. “I believe in the absolute freedom of expression. Everyone has a right to offend and be offended.” – Taslima Nassin

  200. “The only real prison is fear, and the real freedom is freedom from fear.” – Aung San Suu Kyi

  201. “Liberty also corrupts, and absolute freedom corrupts absolutely.” – Gertrude Himmelfarb

  202. “Too much freedom can lead to the souls decay.” – Prince

  203. “I want to have the freedom to do whatever I want.” – Paul Walker

  204. “Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.” – Malcolm X

  205. “Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.” – Wayne Dyer

  206. “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin

  207. “Among the natural rights of the colonists are these. First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property, together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.” – Samuel Adams

  208. “Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us.” – Benjamin Rush

  209. “May we think of freedom, as the right to do as we please, but as the opporunity to do what is right.” – Peter Marshall

  210. “In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free, honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.” – Abraham Lincoln

  211. “Freedom and independence form my character.” – Mustafa Kimal Ataturk

  212. “I would rather die in freedom on my way back home than to starve to death here.” – Morning Star

  213. “Extreme in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.” – Barry Goldwater

  214. “Mankind is at its best when it is most free. This will be clear if we grasp the principle of liberty. We must recall that the basic principle of liberty is freedom of choice, which saying many have on their lips but a few in their minds.” – Dante Alighieri

  215. “The love of liberty is the love of others, the love of power is the love of ourselves.” – WIlliam Hazlitt

  216. “Does freedom of speech give the right to offend.” – Maajid Nawaz

  217. “Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.” – Rabindranath Tagore

  218. “Freedom is a struggle and we do it together. Not only together as black citizens, but black and white together.” – Andrew Young

  219. “I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free. So other people would also be free.” – Rosa Parks

  220. “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

  221. “Freedom is being you without asking permission.” – Unknown

  222. “The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” – Albert Camus

  223. “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

  224. “Free speech is about as good as cause as the world has ever known. But like the poor, it is always with us and gets shoved aside in favour of things which seem at some given moment more vital. – Heywood Broun

  225. “Free speech is the cornerstone to every right we have.” – Mark Thomas

  226. “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

  227. “Those who do not move do not notice their chains.” – Rosa Luxenberg

  228. “Freedom is found when we let go of who we’re supposed to be and embrace who we really are.” – Unknown

  229. “Feeling free inside oneself is being free.” – Rei Kawakubo

  230. “We must scrupulously guard the civil rights and civil liberties of all our citizens, whatever their background. We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred is a wedge designed to attack out civilization.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

  231. “You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own false thoughts.” – Unkown

  232. ‘In liberal society we claim that freedom of speech is sacred and therefore has an absolute character. But we know that free speech inhabits a structured space, not only is hate speech legally forbidden in liberal societies, but there are also laws protecting the circulation of copyrighted material, and the reproduction of trademarks and patents without explicit permission.” – Talal Asad

  233. “The greatest luxury is being free.” – Manolo Blahnik

  234. “One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you cannot change.” – Unknown

  235. “To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even it’s duties.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  236. “Never be afraid to do the things that makes you feel free.” – Unknown

  237. “When you come to a point where you have no need to impress anybody, your freedom will begin.” – Unknown

  238. “I exist as I am, that is enough.” – Walt Whitman

  239. “Very few of us are capable of being free thinkers. Needing either to adore not to insult God. The insult often being an act of faith more profound than adoration.” – Alexandra David Neel

  240. “We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.” – Edward R. Nurrow

  241. “The liberty of the individual is no gift of civilization. It was greatest before there was any civilization.” – Sigmund Freud

  242. “Liberty does not exist in the absence of mortality.” – Edmund Burke

  243. “You could have flown away a singing bird in an open cage who will only fly, only fly for freedom.” – Unknown

  244. “Freedom is realizing you have a choice.” – T.F. Hodge

  245. “Freedom is being able to live with the consequences of your decisions.” – James X. Mullen

  246. “The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.” – Wole Soyinka

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

  248. “Absolute liberty is absence of restrain, responsibility is restrain, therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.” – Henry Adams

  249. “The best road to progress is freedom’s road.” – John F. Kennedy

  250. “I guard my treasures, my thought, my will, my freedom. And the greatest of these is freedom.” – Ayn Rand

  251. “Break the rules, find your freedom. Live your life.” – Unknown

  252. “Freedom of speech does not protect you from the consequences of saying stupid shit.” – Jim C. Hines

  253. “Freedom is a path you choose every day.” – James Altucher

  254. “I’ll tell you what freedom is to me. No. Fear.” – Nina Simone

  255. “Freedom can occur only through education.” – Fredrich Schiller

  256. “Where there is authority, there is no freedom.” – Peter Kropotkin

  257. “Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.” – Salman Rushdie

  258. “Political freedom cannot exist without economic freedom. A free mind and a free market are corollaries.” – Ayn Rand

  259. “For there is no force than can put an end to the human quest for freedom.” – Liu Xiaobo

  260. “The greatest thing in the world is to belong to yourself. The best state is the sense of inner freedom.” –

  261. “Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.” – Victor Pinchuk

  262. “Individuality is freedom lived.” – John Dos Passos

  263. “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 Reagen

  264. “Freedom is never given. It is won.” – A. Philip Randolph

  265. “Responsibility is the price of freedom.” – Elbert Hubbard

  266. “Freedom. To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.” – Ayn Rand

  267. “Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.” – Ayn Rand

  268. “We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is pricelss.” – Lech Walesa

  269. “History teachers that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem to extravagant to endure.” – Thurgood Marshall

  270. “I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  271. “No one can be perfectly free till all are free, no one can be perfectly moral till all are moral, no one can be perfectly happy till all are happy.” – Herbert Spencer

  272. “Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” – Albert Einstein

  273. “We hold in our hands, the most precious gift of all. Freedom. The freedom to epxress our art. Our love. The freedom to be who we want to be. We are not going to give that freedom away and no one shall take it from us.” – Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

  274. “Just living is not enough, one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen

  275. “I am no bird, and no net ensnares me. I am a free human being with an independent will.” – Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

  276. “Man is being with free will, therefore each man is potentially good or evil. And its up to him and only thing (through reasoning mind) to decide which he wants to be.” – Ayn Rand

  277. “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.” – Ronald Reagan

  278. “There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life, happiness, freedom and peace of mind are always attained by give them to someone else.” – Peyton Conway March

  279. “The freedom we are looking for is the freedom to be ourselves, to express ourselves.” – Don Miguel Ruiz

  280. “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw

  281. “Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purpose are beneficent.” – Louis D. Brades

  282. “While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.” – Stephen R. Covey

  283. “There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.” – Walter Cronkite

  284. “The bird born in a cage things flying is an illness.” – Unknown

  285. “Freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  286. “There is no force that can put an end to the human quest for freedom.” – Liu Xiaobo

  287. “Being free brings a lightness, a carefree surrender to all that is happening to you, and above all, an acceptance of reality.” – Deepak Chopra

  288. “Give me freedom or give me the rope. For I shall not take the shackles that subjugate to poor to uphold the rich.” – John Goldenwolf

  289. “Live free or die. Death is not the worst evils.” – General John Stark

  290. “Liberty is like rich food and strong wine, the strong natures accustomed to them thrive and grown even stronger on them, but they deplete, inebriate and destroy the weak.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau

  291. “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedom, it will be because we destroyed it ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

  292. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects, and enhances to freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

  293. “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

  294. “Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.” – John Adams

  295. “Liberty is the only thing you can’t have unless you give it to others.” – William Allen White

  296. “Freedom, I am beginning to realize, means not even being aware you’re free.” – Laura Fitgerald

  297. “Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.” – Friedrich Schiller

  298. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison

  299. “The truth is that men are tired of liberty.” – Benito Mussolini

  300. “Our nation was founded on the principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” – Leonard Boswell

  301. “When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.” – Thomas Paine

  302. “Now is the time to lift our national from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

  303. “Some people’s idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone says anything back that is an outrage.” – Sir Winston Churchill

  304. “Le me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself – and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty.” – Chief Joseph

  305. “History does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads.” – Charles de Gaulle

  306. “Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understandingg.” – Justice Louis Brandeis

  307. “The greatest danger to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.” – Louis D. Braneis

  308. “The patriots blood is the see of freedom’s tree.” – Thomas Campbell

  309. “Freedom is not about the size of your cage or the power of your wings or non-attachment to a person or thing. Freedom is about being so truly, madly and deeply attached to your own soul that you can’t bear if only for a moment, a life that doesn’t honor it.” – Andrea Balt

  310. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

  311. “Freedom doesn’t mean the absence of all restrictions. It means possessing unshakable conviction in the face of any obstacle.” – Daisaku Ikeda

  312. “Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.” – Drew Houston

  313. “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

  314. “Freedom of the press is the staff of life, for any vital democracy.” – Wendell Wilkie

  315. “You know you’re winning when you’re happy for no reason. When you don’t attach your happiness to anything or anyone, you become free.” – Beau Taplin

  316. “Makeup is no different than clothes and accessories. It’s embellishments for your face. And it also gives you creative freedom.” – Michelle Phan

  317. “Never be afraid to do the things that make you feel free.” – Unknown

  318. “You were chosen to be free.” – Galatians 5:13

  319. “Sometimes I like to be alone. I enjoy the freedom and solitude. In those moments, I remember who I am and what I want in life.”

  320. “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

  321. “She was free in her wildness. She was a wandeeress, a drop of water. She belonged to no man and to no city.” – Roman Payne

  322. “Christian liberty is freedom from sin, not freedom to sin.” – Aiden Wison Tozer

  323. “A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the waht-if’s of life.” -Suze Orman

  324. “The minute I stopped caring about what other people thought and started doing what I wanted to do is the minute I finally felt free.” – Unknown

  325. “Freedom is the only law which genius knows.” – Unknown

  326. “She traps me in her silence, I set he free in my quotes.” – Paritoshik Sharma

  327. “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves, and under a just God, can not long retain in.” – Abraham Lincoln

  328. “The only real freedom we have left is the home. Only there can we express anything we want.” – Wiliam Haines

  329. “Both mean and women should fee free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong.” – Emma Watson

  330. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King

  331. “Death is better than slavery.” – Harriet Ann Jacobs

  332. “When work is a pleasure, life is a joy. When work is a duty, life is slavery.” – Maxim Gorky

  333. “Financial freedom is available to those who learn about it and work for it.” – Robert Kiyosaki

  334. “Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

  335. “Freedom – to walk free and own no superior.” – Walt Whitman

  336. “Too much freedom undercuts freedom.” – William Rasberry

  337. “If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down.” – Unknown

  338. “Freedom is not given, it is taken.” – Netaji Subhash Chandra

  339. “You build a cage out of mental concepts. But the door was always open. Step out and be free.” – Unknown

  340. “One of the greatest mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else things of you.” – Unknown

  341. “Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carer

  342. “It is never the exposure that brings harm. Exposure brings clarity. Exposure brings light. Exposure brings freedom and freedom is something that all of you seek.” – Archangel Gabriel

  343. “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.” – Unknown

  344. “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

  345. “To be free and to live a free life – that is the most beautiful thing there is.” – Miguel Indurain

  346. “Sometimes you have to let go and be free.” – Unknown

  347. “Christian freedom does not mean being free to do was we like, it means being free to do as we ought.” – William Bareclay

  348. “I do not agree with what you say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” – Voltaire

  349. “Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having toe right to do what we ought.” – Pope John Paul II

  350. “The only real freedom we have left is the home. Only there can we express anything we want.” – William Haines

  351. “Freedom is a state of mind.” – Unknown

  352. “Your life, your freedom, enjoy without limits.” – Athira Balakrishnan

  353. “Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market. It is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something, and it is only such love that can know freedom.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

  354. “Freedom is control, in your own life.” – Willie Nelson

  355. “There is no such thing as part freedom.” – Mandela

  356. “Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.” – Frank Herbert

  357. “My definition of a free society is a society is safe to be unpopular.” – Dalai Stevenson

  358. “Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” – Khalil Gibran

  359. “Freedom isn’t free and tomorrow is never promised.”

  360. “Be that girl who never backed down.” – Taylor Swift

  361. “The freedom of the mind is the beginning of all other freedoms.” – Clinton Le Scott

  362. “Walk where you heart leads you.” – Gao Xingjian

  363. “It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things, freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice of them.” – Unknown

  364. “I shall stand for freedom of thought and expression in a place where it has been trampled and penalized.” – Jalal Talabani

  365. “You have escaped the cage. You wings are stretched out. Now fly.” – Rumi

  366. “Freedom and idiots make a volatile mix. And the sad truth is that the idiocy quotient in the general population is alarmingly high.” – Jack McDevitt

  367. “Freedom is the faculty that enlarges the usefulness of all other faculties.” – Immanuel Kant

  368. “Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.” – Patrick Henrgy

  369. “Freedom and health have much in common. You value them when you lose both.” – Unknown

  370. “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be destroyed, it must be won.” – Unknown

  371. “Trust your heart, value it’s intuition. Choose to let go of fear, and to open to the True and you will awaken to the freedom, clarity and joy of being.” – Mooji

  372. “If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” – Noam Chomsky

  373. “The truth with set you free, but first it will piss you off.” – Gloria Steinem

  374. “The function of freedom is to free someone else.” – Toni Morrison

  375. “It is time to leave the shackles behind and dance in the freedom of Christ.” – Unknown

  376. “Freedom is the power to choose your own chains.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

  377. “They very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects for the vicissitudes of political controversy. One’s right to life, liberty and property, to free speech, and free press, freedom of worship and assembly may not be submitted to vote, they depend on no elections.” – Robert H. Jackson

  378. “True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment.” – Dada Vaswani

  379. “We didn’t love freedom enough And even more, we had no awareness of the real situation. We spent ourselves in one unrestrained outburst in 1917 and then we hurried to submit. We submitted with pleasure! We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  380. “Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.” – Paulo Coelho

  381. “She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.” – The Scarlet Letter

  382. “Freedom is independence of the compulsory will of another, and in so far as it tends to exist with the freedom of all according to the universal law, it is the one sole original inborn right belonging to every man in virtue of his humanity.” – Immanuel Kant

  383. “A lot of us think we need more money in our lives, when in actual fact, what we’re looking for is freedom. – Steven Aitchison

  384. “Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Anderson

  385. “Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bandage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free, they help each other to destroy all sorts of bandages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence, there is ugliness.” – Osho

  386. “The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history.” – Mike Fitzpatrick

  387. “Civil liberties never stay won, but must be fought over and over again.” – Ira Glasser

  388. “Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick

  389. “Look up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” – Virgnia Woolf

  390. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all. The risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the best you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” – Randy Komisar

  391. “You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom, I hope you will make a good use of it.” – John Adams

  392. “What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

  393. “I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.” – Stockwell Day

  394. “I find only freedom in the realms of eccentricity.” – David Bowie

  395. “Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.” – Woodrow Wilson

  396. “Today, I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain. To feel that 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

  397. “True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others.” – Jonathan Sacks

  398. “Give me the liberty to known, to utter, and to argue freely accordingly to conscience, above all liberties.” – John Milton

  399. “Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech.” – Charles Bradlaugh

  400. “The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited, he must not make himself nuisance to other people.” – John Stuart Mill

  401. “Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.” – Vernon Howard

  402. “I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.” – Simone de Beauvoir

  403. “I want to give myself the freedom not to have to be projecting my whole life ahead.” – Robert Downey Jr.

  404. “I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom. How great is that?” – Soledad O’Brien

  405. “There must be freedom for all to live, to think, to worship, no book, no avenue must be closed.” – James Larkin

  406. “Humanity has won it’s battle. Liberty now has a country.” – Marquis de Lafayette

  407. “I believe in liberty for all men, the space to stretch their arms and their souls, the right to breathe and the right to vote, the freedom to choose their friends, enjoy the sunshine, and ride on the railroads, uncursed by color, thinking, dreaming, working as they will in a kingdom of beauty and love.” -W.E.B. Du Bois

  408. “I love my freedom of speech and the way my eyes get dark when I’m tired. I love that I have learned to trust people with my heart, even if it will get broken.” – Johnny Weir

  409. “Of the liberty of conscience in matters of religious faith, of speech and of the press, of the trial by jury of the vicinage in civil in and criminal cases, of the benefit of the writ of habeas corpus, of the right to keep and bear arms. If these rights are well defined and secured against encroachment, it is impossible that government should ever degenerate into tyranny.” – James Monroe

  410. “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” – C.S. Lewis

  411. “The fact is that the average man’s love of liberty is nine-tenths imaginary, exactly like his love of sense, justice and truth. Liberty is not a thing for the great masses of men. It is the exclusive possession of a small and disreputable minority, like knowledge, courage and honor. It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies.” – H.L. Mencken

  412. “Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women, when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.” – Learned Hand

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

  414. “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around (the banks) will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the contingent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” – Thomas Jefferson

  415. “Individuality is the aim of political liberty.” – James Fenimore Cooper

  416. “The internet is uncontrollable. And if the internet is uncontrollable, freedom will win. It’s as simple as that.” – Ai Weiwei

  417. “Liberty to wolves is death to the lambs.” – Isaiah Berlin

  418. “Whenever the general government assumes undelegated powers, the nullification of the act is the rightful remedy.” – Thomas Jefferson

  419. “The struggle between Liberty and Authority is the most conspicuous feature in the portions of history with which we are earliest familiar particularly in that of Greece, Rome and England.” – John Stuart Mill

  420. “Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.” – Ho Chi Minh

  421. “The liberties of none are safe unless the liberties of all are protected.” – William O. Douglas

  422. “Liberty is the sovereignty of the individual, and never hall man know liberty until each and every individual is acknowledged to be the only legitimate sovereign of his or her person, time, and property, each living and acting at his own cost, and not until we live in a society where each can exercise his right of sovereignty at all times without clashing with or violating that of others.” – Josiah Warren

  423. “In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.” – Martin Luther King Jr

  424. “In the end, they wanted security more than they wanted freedom.” – Edward Gibbon

  425. “People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.” – Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

  426. “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe and of the mystery of human life.” – Anthony Kennedy

  427. “The restoration of free speech, free association and free press is almost the whole Swaraj.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  428. “Freedom of speech and the press must be complete. But then freedom of association must be complete too.” – Vladimir Lenin

  429. “We don’t have the freedom of speech to talk about the weather. We have the first amendment so we can say some very controversial things.” – Ron Paul

  430. “Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom.” – Hilary Clinton

  431. “Freed speech is not a political right. It’s a moral duty. Join us.” – Unknown

  432. “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. This right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference, and to seek receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” – Universal Declaration of Human Rights

  433. “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Fredrick Douglas

  434. “Life becomes happy, delightful and enjoyable when set free yourself from worries.” – The Coach

  435. “In order to be free, we must learn how to let go.” – Mary Manin Morriessey

  436. “There is nothing like the feeling of being free to run.” – Unknown

  437. “Freedom of speech is a speech of freedom and not the freedom to speak freely.”

  438. “It is the soldier, not the poet, who has give us freedom of speech.” – Zell Miller

  439. “We should be more worried about the government taking away our free speech rather than us taking it away from ourselves.” – David Rubin

  440. “Freedom of speech is not a license to abuse. It is a responsibility.” – Unkown

  441. “I think, with never ending gratitude, that the young women of today do not and can ever know what price their right to free speech and to speak at all in public has been earned.” – Lucy Stone

  442. “I am a free spirit. Either admire me from the ground or fly with me. But don’t ever try to cage me in.” – Unknown

  443. “All I care about is free speech and free expression. I want people to be able to be, do, and say anything.” – Milo Yiannopoulos

  444. “Freedom of the press, freedom of the news media, must be subordinated to the overriding needs of the integrity of Singapore. and to the primary purpose of an elected government.” – Lee Kuan Yew

  445. “Free speech is the bedrock of liberty and free society. And yes, it includes the right to blaspheme and offend.” – Ayyaan Hirsi Ali

  446. “Being a free spirit is all needed for you to gel well and even if you don’t want to, you are stil free.” – Unknown

  447. “But somethings in life are more important than being happy. Like being free to think for yourself.” – Jon Krakauer

  448. “Free spirits are inclined to explore life and taste new experienced that hold true to the deepest parts of themselves versus being influenced by what the masses around them are doing. They are often people who think freely and have the courage to hear their own voice and follow their own integrity.”

  449. “Being you isn’t about age, it’s about being a free spirit. You can meet someone of 20 who’s boring and old, or you can meet someone of 70 who’s youthful and exciting. I met Fred Astaire when he was 72 and I was 21, and I feel in love with him. He certainly was a free spirit.” – Twiggy

  450. “She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city.” – Roman Payne

  451. “Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives!” – Camille Paglia

  452. “Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” – C.S. Lewis

Conclusion To Quotes About Liberty

So there is the list of quotes about freedom. I hope you enjoyed the list.

I would love to know which quote impacted you the most out of them all. And why it impacted you.

And lastly, I would love to know what does freedom mean to you?

Let’s chat in the comment section below my friend!




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