Best Quotes About Freedom

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. -Hannah Arendt

Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes. -Robert Kennedy

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. -Soren Kierkegaard

As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility. -Arnold J. Toynbee

Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom. -Golda Meir

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change. -Dan Quayle

The question about those aromatic advertisements that perfume companies are having stitched into magazines these days is this: under the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, is smelling up the place a constitutionally protected form of expression? -Calvin Trillin

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. -Hans Christian Andersen

In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from. -Peter Ustinov

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from.' -Marilyn vos Savant

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it. -Abraham Lincoln

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. -Edward R. Murrow

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 Babington Macaulay

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

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. -Noam Chomsky

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. -Frank Herbert

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

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

Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. -Soren Kierkegaard

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. -Mahatma Gandhi

Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery. -Frank Herbert

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

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

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms. -William O. Douglas

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

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

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness. -James D. Watson

Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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

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

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

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

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

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

You have freedom when you're easy in your harness. -Robert Frost

People demand freedom only when they have no power. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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

The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death. -Edith Wharton

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

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings. -Walter Lippmann

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.

We gain freedom when we have paid the full price. -Rabindranath Tagore

You cannot parcel out freedom in pieces because freedom is all or nothing. -Tertullian

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself. -Elbert Hubbard

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

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

The best road to progress is freedom's road. -John F. Kennedy

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

You can't put democracy and freedom back into a box. -George W. Bush

History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. -Malcolm X

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. -Thomas Paine

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. -John F. Kennedy

The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power. -Gerry Spence

We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one. -Herbert Spencer

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, Jr.

The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion. -Tom Wolfe

Heresy is another word for freedom of thought. -Graham Greene

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

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

A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it. -Frank Lloyd Wright

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams. -Madonna Ciccone

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

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

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

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. -Clarence Darrow

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

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it. -Tacitus

Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended. -George W. Bush

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. -Albert Camus

Everything can be taken from a man 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

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

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

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it. -Aldous Huxley

Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi. -Oprah Winfrey

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

Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? -Kurt Vonnegut

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

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

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom. -Marilyn Ferguson

Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. -Frederick Douglass

The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it. -Grace Kelly

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

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

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

Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. -Henrik Ibsen

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

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

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Milton Friedman

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

If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom. -Robert Frost

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. -Robert A. Heinlein

I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long. -Thomas Sowell

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

Responsibility is the price of freedom. -Elbert Hubbard

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

He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper. -Stanley Kubrick

We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought. -Bertrand Russell

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

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. -Bob Dylan

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. -Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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

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

The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot. -William Inge

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

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

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. -Simone de Beauvoir

If the events of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American – our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that. -Jon Stewart

You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom. -Corazon Aquino

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

Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear. -George W. Bush

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

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right. -Brigham Young

For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged. -Alice Walker

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

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold. -William Wordsworth

To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves. -Virginia Woolf

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

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

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

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

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

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

We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather. -Barbara Ehrenreich

There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else. -Epictetus

The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom – these are the pillars of society. -Henrik Ibsen

In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves. -Bernard Baruch

The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves. -Bernard Baruch

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

Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has. -Anita Brookner

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

If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails. -Leo Buscaglia

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation – with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people. -Lord Byron

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

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

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

In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of 'freedom', like a bastard brother of reform. -Wyndham Lewis

Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark. -Walter Lippmann

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

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

True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. -Milan Kundera

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

For all who love freedom and peace, the world without Saddam Hussein's regime is a better and safer place. -George W. Bush

I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom. -George W. Bush

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

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

In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom. -J. G. Ballard

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

While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State. -Vladimir Lenin

History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition. -Milton Friedman

Indeed, a major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it… gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself. -Milton Friedman

To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible. -James Anthony Froude

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

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship. -Patrick Henry

When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again. -Edith Hamilton

We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks. -Vernon Howard

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America. -Alexis de Tocqueville

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. -Rabindranath Tagore

We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street and Broadway. -Will Durant

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. -Bob Dylan

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

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

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom. -Friedrich Schiller

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life. -Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. -Winston Churchill

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. -George Washington Carver

The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom. -Lady Bird Johnson

All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it. -Samuel Johnson

We must be willing to pay a price for freedom. -H. L. Mencken

Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. -Margaret Mitchell

What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice. -Archibald MacLeish

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

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

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

There are two good things in life – freedom of thought and freedom of action. -W. Somerset Maugham

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

The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money. -Johnny Carson

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

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

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

The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech. -John Mortimer

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

The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself. -Saul Alinsky

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

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. -Nelson Mandela

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

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows. -George Orwell

When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real: the truths of the police are the truths of today. -Jacques Prevert

Tyranny is always better organized than freedom. -Charles Peguy

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

I don't have to 'freedom-kiss' my wife when what I really want to do is French-kiss her. -Woody Allen

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny. -Zell Miller

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

The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom. -George W. Bush

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

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

The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry. -James Truslow Adams

If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve. -Philip Wylie

You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction. You have so many computers, why don't you use them in the search for love? -Lech Walesa

Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself. -Mahatma Gandhi

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. -Jim Morrison

Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it. -John Adams

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.

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

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail. -Erich Fromm

Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. -Alexis de Tocqueville

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

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

The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice. -Emma Goldman

The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members. -Harry S Truman

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

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

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

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

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

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 his own weight, this is a frightening prospect. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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

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

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

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

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

The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

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

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

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

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

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

The enemies of freedom will not prevail. -Bill Frist

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

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

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

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

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

Many have left their families to defend our freedom. We salute their bravery; we express our appreciation and support to their families. And we pray for their safe return. -Bob Taft

We live in a land like no other – a land of freedom and opportunity unparalleled on the face of the globe. -Bob Taft

What happened on September 11 compels us to focus on who we are as Americans, what we stand for, what really matters in our lives – family, friends, faith and freedom. -Bob Taft

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

Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do. -Chuck Schumer

Two hundred years ago, our precursors in Haiti struck a blow for freedom, which was heard around the world, and across centuries. -Baldwin Spencer

Brothers in suffering, brothers in resistance, brothers in ideals and conviction. It is now our duty to further strengthen this bond in order to secure this hard-won freedom for future generations. -Guy Verhofstadt

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

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

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

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

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. -Tim Pawlenty

There are more people living in freedom today than at any other time in the history of the human race. -Mike Rounds

Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency. -James H. Douglas, Jr.

We cannot cut and run. If we are to ensure freedom and democracy, it is essential that we follow through on our obligation to bring about stability in Iraq. -Richard Shelby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The elections in Iraq are a victory for freedom and the Iraqi people, and a blow to the transnational network of terrorists who have tried to prevent this day from happening. -Jim Talent

If we hold true to our ideals and our commitment to freedom, this generation of servicemen and women will have extended liberty to the Iraqi people, just as previous generations of Americans have all across the globe. -Jim Talent

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

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

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

Freedom is never easily won, but once established, freedom lasts, spreads and chokes out tyranny. -Trent Lott

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

The very idea of freedom incites fear in the hearts of terrorists across the world. -Elizabeth Dole

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

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

I have said democracy and freedom do not work too well if you are hungry, if you are starving. -Pete Domenici

Human beings crave freedom at their core. -John Ensign

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. -Jim Inhofe

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

Tragically, the effort to make America and the world safer and to defend freedom around the world is not without an enormous cost to this Nation in terms primarily of lost lives and those who bear the scars and the wounds of war, and their families who must bear these losses. -John Warner

Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world. -Robert Byrd

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country. -Alexis de Tocqueville

One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression. -Howard Zinn

No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare. -James Madison

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

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 Miller

My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom. -Tim Robbins

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

The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom. -Silvio Berlusconi

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life. -Suze Orman

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

Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from. -Vernon Howard

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

I believe the Patriot Act strikes the right balance needed to protect our freedom and security. -Bill Owens

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

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

We should favor innovation and freedom over regulation. -George Allen

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

I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it's marked by the blood of those who died defending it. -John Thune

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

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

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

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

I will always vote on the side of freedom and our right to keep and bear arms. -Mel Martinez

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

As people grow up and they want more freedom, it's on an individual basis, children want to have more freedom, you've got to allow that, so how do you balance it. I would say let it evolve, move as quickly or slowly as people would like to move. -Goh Chok Tong

For the saddest epitaph which can be carved in memory of a vanished freedom is that it was lost because its possessors failed to stretch forth a saving hand while there was still time. -George Sutherland

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

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

Recruitment and retention are critical to sustain our Armed Forces with the best men and women willing to stand in the gap and make huge sacrifices to ensure our freedom. -Zach Wamp

With freedom comes responsibility, and I can think of no responsibility greater than putting on a U.S military uniform and standing in the gap between an enemy threat and civilian life. -Zach Wamp

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

Democracy is constructed like an edifice, freedom by freedom, right by right, until it reaches its snapping point. -Abdoulaye Wade

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

Let me reassure that the Kingdom of Cambodia a country with independence, neutrality, peace, freedom, democracy and human rights as you all have seen, shall be existing with no end. -Hun Sen

I say there is not more happiness for me than the freedom of my Homeland. -Islom Karimov

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

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will. -Nelson Mandela

There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences remain confined to intellectual debates. -Pervez Musharraf

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

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

Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms. -Vladimir Putin

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

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

Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential. -Aung San Suu Kyi

Freedom of love is freedom to say yes to many lovers. -Brigitte Boisselier

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

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

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

The real cure for what ails our health care system today is less government and more freedom. -Steve Forbes

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

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

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses. -Vladimir Lenin

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

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

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

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

We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech. -Boyle Roche

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

No one can enjoy freedom without trembling. -Emil Cioran

For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion. -Emil Cioran

Art is the daughter of freedom. -Friedrich Schiller

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

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

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

As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom. -Anthony Kennedy

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

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

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

Only very slowly and late have men come to realize that unless freedom is universal it is only extended privilege. -John Edward Christopher Hill

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

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

Value your freedom or you will lose it, teaches history. 'Don't bother us with politics', respond those who don't want to learn. -Richard Stallman

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

Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression. -Taslima Nasrin

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. -Maximilien Robespierre

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

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

For us democracy is a question of human dignity. And human dignity is political freedom. -Olof Palme

One of the unsung freedoms that go with a free press is the freedom not to read it. -Ferdinand Mount

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

The financial reward is great and I love the life I have, but all money makes possible is for you to stop worrying about money. Then you have freedom to live your life. -Paul Stanley

You know the actor John Garfield? In one movie he walked up to this train station, the ticket booth, and the guy says, 'Yes, where are you going?' And he says, 'I want a ticket to nowhere.' I thought: that's it. The freedom to do that. I want a ticket to nowhere. -Wayne Shorter

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

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

I would hope to inspire in my listeners a feeling of freedom – of speech, thought and political activity. -John Hall

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

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

Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks. -D. H. Lawrence

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. -Pope Benedict XVI

The quest for freedom, dignity, and the rights of man will never end. -William J. Brennan, Jr.

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, Jr.

Let a new earth rise. Let another world be born. Let a bloody peace be written in the sky. Let a second generation full of courage issue forth; let a people loving freedom come to growth. -Margaret Walker

Pursuing your passion is fulfilling and leads to financial freedom. -Robert G. Allen

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

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

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

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

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

The First Amendment does not guarantee the press a constitutional right of special access to information not available to the general public, nor does it cloak the inmate with special rights of freedom of speech. -Pete Wilson

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

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

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

But I do believe that a woman's truest place is in a home, with a husband and with children, and with large freedom, pecuniary freedom, personal freedom, and the right to vote. -Lucy Stone

Bush will keep up that policy that gives the United State the role of promoting freedom in the world. -Silvio Berlusconi

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

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

The freedoms that people have that flow from all civic institutions fundamentally come from the success of a market system. -Lee R. Raymond

The only violence was when these so-called 'freedom fighters' terrorized the poor Africans in the villages… They were told what to do and who to support. -Ian Smith

The world's problem is not too many people, but lack of political and economic freedom. -Julian Lincoln Simon

Bahrain 's margin of freedom is growing day after day as we head into the future with steady steps. -Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

The global response to global terrorism must not endanger fundamental human rights and freedoms. -Stjepan Mesic

The search for human freedom can never be complete without freedom for women. -Betty Ford

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

To silence criticism is to silence freedom. -Sidney Hook

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

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

Once you have an animal, you have to commit to it. They need a sense of freedom, but, of course, they must have some boundaries. I am against hitting them though; just send the vibe and that will do it. -Connie Stevens

The road to freedom must be uphill, even if it is arduous and frustrating. -Andrew Goodman

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

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

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

Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries. -Arthur Henderson

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 Pierce Baker

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

We must provide all kinds of freedom, personal and economic, to all Iraqis. I will fight for that. -Jalal Talabani

To Koreans on the other side, we care about your freedom. -Kim Young-sam

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 Young-sam

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

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

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

The work of art is a scream of freedom. -Christo

One thing's for sure, in the war between freedom and fear, our side is going to have better t-shirts. -Dave Winer

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

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

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

Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends. -John Stuart Mill

The Internet offers authors and their readers a new diversity of opportunities and freedom. -Frederick Forsyth

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

Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom. -Friedrich August von Hayek

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

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

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

Get in the race car do what I do then go home. We don't have freedom to do anything anymore. -Tony Stewart

Not to get overly psychological about this, but it's probably why I became an actress in the first place: for that kind of freedom and refuge, as well as for the fact that I just love acting so much. -Marisa Tomei

I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about… Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important. -Nina Simone

I've returned to being an amateur without any ties or strings attached, which gives me a freedom I never had before. -Cat Stevens

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

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

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 Fenimore Cooper

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

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

The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom, and give less interference to another's state of consciousness. -Paul Twitchell

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

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

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

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

If you are any competent musician, if you have creative ideas, ideas of songs, of arrangements, in a band like the Stones, where these 2 people do all the things, there is no freedom. -Bill Wyman

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

I am in favor of complete freedom of information and of free access to the new communication tools, in particular the Internet. -Omar Bongo

When there is a huge force pressing down on freedoms, sub-cultures with more creativity and power are likely to form. -Joichi Ito

Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific. -Joichi Ito

They call them terrorists, I call them freedom fighters. -Louis Farrakhan

The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values. -Phyllis Schlafly

I extend that to the abortion issue, I extend that to the so-called gay rights issue, I think this is a freedom principle and consistent with the analysis in the economic area as well. -William Weld

It could be my British need for discipline that makes me admire the American appetite for freedom and passion. -Steve Winwood

I should like to be remembered as the man who raised a voice against… placing limitations on the freedom of the individual. -Dennis Chavez

Women are allowed more freedoms and we're fighting for more freedoms, we're experiencing more freedoms won. -Pam Grier

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

Well, I think the camera freedom is something that we've resisted for a long time and feels like probably the biggest stretch. But it has some huge benefits. -Will Wright

Slavery and freedom cannot exist together. -Ernestine Rose

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 Rose

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

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

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

I came out of the Soviet Union no longer a communist, because I believed in personal freedom. -Rose Wilder Lane

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

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

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

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

The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom. -Georg Cantor

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

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

I'm just kind of taking a break now and enjoying the freedom of making my own choices. When you're on a television show for six years, they run your schedule. -Andrew Shue

Younger workers should have more freedom to build their retirement nest egg. -Gresham Barrett

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

America has never seen itself as a national state like all others, but rather as an experiment in human freedom and democracy. -Brent Scowcroft

The main reason he wanted to be a recording artist was because it gives you much more freedom in your writing. You only have to please the artist and the artist is you so you can be more daring and experimental. -Cynthia Weil

I would rather die in freedom on my way back home than starve to death here. -Morning Star

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

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

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

I invested, and I protected myself, so I enjoy that freedom. -Thomas Haden Church

In America it's live by the sword of freedom of expression and be will to die by it as well. -Vince McMahon

I really enjoy the writing process because I can do it from my house. I can create these characters and take them in the different directions that I want to take them. You have a lot of freedom as a writer. -Ricky Schroder

Without freedom of the press, there can be no representative government. -Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

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

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

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

My M.O. over the years is that I make things better, where people give me that freedom. -Michael Ironside

I do have the freedom to choose what I want to do and I'll continue to do that. -Moira Kelly

I certainly was one of the instigators in the 1960s of freedom of expression. -Sally Kirkland

I always want to go back and do stand-up; I like the freedom. -Wanda Sykes

We need a very strong military to protect the freedoms we do have. -Jerry Bruckheimer

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

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

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

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

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. -Bob Menendez

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. -Bob Menendez

I don't like freedom jazz – I think it's void of roots and void of foundation. -George Shearing

In The Police, in a trio situation – which I've come back to now – it's just so wide open that it does actually provide this arena where you can play with a certain freedom. -Andy Summers

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

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

Conquerors never, never conquer a nation to bring freedom. They brought control. -Ernst Zundel

Whether or not we establish freedom rests with ourselves. -Florence Ellinwood Allen

For centuries, the world has heard the oppressed, the downtrodden and the vulnerable cry out for their freedoms, for their rights and for a chance to emerge from the shadows of the tyranny and bloodshed that they had lived with. -Ginny Brown-Waite

Since President Bush took office in 2001, this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy, freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world. -Ginny Brown-Waite

While all of these are important and significant events, it is the United States' foreign policy that furthers the advancement of freedoms and rights for women that is the most striking for me. -Ginny Brown-Waite

As is the case with many Middle Eastern nations, women are nowhere near equal to men when it comes to basic freedoms and rights that we take for granted every day. -Ginny Brown-Waite

The elections that have taken place in these countries are a reflection of the lure of Democracy, and the resilience of our men and women in uniform who helped bring freedom to many who never knew what the word truly meant. -Jim Sensenbrenner

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

The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. -Lamar S. Smith

I am not an anti to anything which will bring freedom to my class. -Mary Harris Jones

I was inspired to write this book by those who are sceptical of the power of freedom to change the world. -Natan Sharansky

The three main sources of scepticism are first, that not every people desires freedom; second, that democracy in certain parts of the world would be dangerous; and third, that there is little the world's democracies can do to advance freedom outside their countries. -Natan Sharansky

By helping readers understand these mechanics, I hope they will appreciate why freedom is for everyone, why it is essential for our security and why the free world plays a critically important role in advancing democracy around the globe. -Natan Sharansky

Believe me, the drug of freedom is universally potent. -Natan Sharansky

When we are unwilling to draw clear moral lines between free societies and fear societies, when we are unwilling to call the former good and the latter evil, we will not be able to advance the cause of peace because peace cannot be disconnected from freedom. -Natan Sharansky

I am optimistic that peace can be achieved in the region because I believe that every society on earth can be free and that if freedom comes to the Middle East, there can be peace. -Natan Sharansky

There's also a sense of freedom. I was so obsessed by this problem that I was thinking about if all the time – when I woke up in the morning, when I went to sleep at night, and that went on for eight years. -Andrew Wiles

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

I do not think we should be trying to save our freedom by killing the safeguards that keep our liberties. -Eliot Engel

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

The freedom of thought and expression is one of the most sacred rights in this country. -Eliot Engel

I think we're struggling with trying to redefine various positions at this point in history. To allow freedom for women, freedom for men, freedom from those sharply defined gender roles. -Fred Ward

If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people. -Henry A. Wallace

Bush is morally a universalist. For instance, he says the freedom is good, the same thing is good, all over the world. So in that sense he's a universalist. -Peter Singer

Bush sees the evil as out there in the wider world, residing in people who 'hate freedom'. Look at his immediate response to the pictures of prisoner abuse; this is not what Americans do, these are not our values. -Peter Singer

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

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

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

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

But just playing the partner of someone famous, I had a lot more freedom. -Rachel Griffiths

The American flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom and democracy in the world. -Virginia Foxx

Never, since the fall of communism, has it been so abundantly clear that an ethos exists, which is loath to accept the freedoms and prosperity we hold sacred in this nation. -Jim Walsh

With this realization, came a growing need for men and women willing to take up arms in an effort to protect our American way of life and the freedoms so many of our ancestors died to entrench. -Jim Walsh

This inevitability of conflict motivates us today and echoes the reminder that freedom is not given away and our national security is not achieved without sacrifice. -Jim Walsh

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

There are considerable advantages to using many degrees of freedom to store information, stability and controllability being perhaps the most important. -Seth Lloyd

Wherever it is resisted, slaver dies away and freedom grows. -Henry Charles Carey

What I'm going to be given I gather is not the key to the city, which in many cities is the case. It's the freedom medal, and for me freedom has always been associated traditionally within the city. -George Woodcock

I believe in that connection between freedom and the city. -George Woodcock

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

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

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

We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines to manufacture our freedom of choice. -Marc Maron

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

We know we must win the war on terror to protect innocent people and the freedoms that define our way of life. -Doc Hastings

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

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

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

Money to me is just the biggest blessing in the world that allows me freedom. -Linda Evans

The precondition to freedom is security. -Rand Beers

Being big and famous doesn't get you more freedom, it gets you less. -Robert Wyatt

The main thing I believe in is freedom. -Charles Evers

The Latin musical tradition is very rich and gives the singer a lot of freedom to explore a range of. -Ednita Nazario

A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths. -Greg Walden

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

Organized religion provides a model of the way all organizations, from the state down to the village garden club, end a price in terms of a member's freedom of thought and action. -Robert Shea

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

It's hard to generalize, because they're all different. When I started, I decided to take as much advantage as I could of the freedom offered by the SF field. -Walter Jon Williams

Under my contract with Capitol, I have complete freedom to do just about anything I want in my own way. -Les Baxter

Russians have a new freedom, but as long as they don't express that freedom on a public platform. -Marc Almond

I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom. -Alan Rickman

I suffered evils, but without allowing them to rob me of the freedom to expand. -Gordon Parks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When you're not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom. -Larry David

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

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

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

No, my work does not reflect my sexual preferences, it reflects the fact that I feel total freedom as an artist. -Patti Smith

If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead, all hope and freedom are in spite of death. -Paul Ricoeur

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

It serves notice that President Bush is serious about promoting freedom, because free societies are a lot more peaceable than dictatorships and monarchies. -Tony Snow

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

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

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

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

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

You learn that you either are going to have a police state where you don't have any freedom left, or you're going to build a world that doesn't create terrorists – and that means a whole different way of 'getting along.' -John Shelby Spong

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

I have as much artistic freedom in my television work as I have in my films. -Ted Kotcheff

Well, since I produce and pay for my own albums, it is the ultimate freedom. -George Duke

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

For more than two centuries since winning our own freedom, we the people of the United States have repeatedly answered the call to lead the quest for freedom around the globe. -Mac Thornberry

The day before the anniversary of D-Day, we lost a man who was equaled by few and surpassed by none as a leader in the cause of freedom: Ronald Reagan. -Mac Thornberry

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

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

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

It could draw from a greater reservoir of freedom. The irony could develop an even greater ease. -Elfriede Jelinek

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

This is a nation that has lost the ability to be self-critical, and that makes a lie out of the freedoms. -Joni Mitchell

A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad. -Bodhidharma

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

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

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

The plan shows that the twenty million people in the German democratic Republic and in the democratic sector of Berlin think only of peace, and that they are working for freedom and peaceful prosperity. -Walter Ulbricht

I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression. -Amy Tan

It's okay to talk about birth, okay – then menstruation. I first started my advocacy for women's health in the field of reproductive freedom, and the next stage would be bringing menopause out of the closet. -Cybill Shepherd

As precious as life itself is our heritage of individual freedom, for man's free agency is a God-given gift. -David O. McKay

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

Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation, nor does it mean freedom from mistakes. -E. Stanley Jones

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

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

Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet. -Hedy Lamarr

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

There's something contagious about demanding freedom. -Robin Morgan

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

There's a lot of freedom for me living in L.A. -Deana Carter

The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws. -Ernest Holmes

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

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

Israel is a country that respects freedom – freedom of assembly, freedom of speech and freedom of worship. -George Pataki

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

We are expected to believe that anyone who objects to the Department of Homeland Security or the USA Patriot Act is a terrorist, and that the only way to preserve our freedom is to hand it over to the government for safekeeping. -L. Neil Smith

The claim that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked because fundamentalists hate our prosperity and freedom is a ridiculous lie. -L. Neil Smith

We talk about freedoms for African-Americans but unless you have more than one option politically, how free are you? -Lynn Swann

I want our government to encourage and protect freedom as well as our traditions of faith and family. -Jesse Helms

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

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

For science must breathe the oxygen of freedom. -John Polanyi

Let us prize our freedom; but not use our liberty for a cloak of maliciousness. -Jonathan Mayhew

We have freedoms and boundaries; we just have a great family life. -Kelly Preston

If I can feel freedom then I can create. -Marc Newson

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

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. -J. Paul Getty

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

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

But on the other side I am very glad that I can at least enjoy some freedom. -Mordechai Vanunu

Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players… they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure. -Arsene Wenger

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

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

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

That's why I like fast film. It gives you more freedom to light more naturally. -Conrad Hall

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

I made my own assessment of my life, and I began to live it. That was freedom. -Fernando Flores

School gives you the freedom to explore different philosophies, religions, aspects of yourself, and subjects. -Leigh Steinberg

I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other. -Chris Patten

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

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

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

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

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 C. Burgess

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whatever your image is, it's probably not you, but it affords you the freedom to live up to it. -Macy Gray

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

I grew up with too much freedom. You can't define yourself. -Moon Unit Zappa

They gave us the freedom just to play and have fun. -Anthony Anderson

The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom, the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law. -Ida B. Wells

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

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

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

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

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

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

Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom. -Arthur Erickson

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

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

A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. -Roald Dahl

The media bring our wars home, but only rarely have they been able to do it in complete freedom. -Bruce Jackson

There must be freedom for all to live, to think, to worship, no book, no avenue must be closed. -James Larkin

The Pledge clearly acknowledges the fact that our freedoms in this country come from God, not government. -Jay Alan Sekulow

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

America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world. -John Doolittle

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

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

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

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

What do you think, that a dollar in a savings account is freedom? Maybe you have understood nothing I have said. -Klaus Kinski

The idea of working with Steven Spielberg was very attractive. He's such a master. He knows the language of the camera and of filmmaking, which gives him a great freedom. -Max von Sydow

I love working with the quartet. I have more freedom and flexibility. -Boz Scaggs

Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious. -Claude Chabrol

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

I have achieved an inner freedom. -Dmitri Mendeleev

I want you to have this feeling too – it is my moral responsibility to help you achieve this inner freedom. -Dmitri Mendeleev

Thus, it was to seek true civilization and true justice for all the peoples of the world, and to view this as the destruction of personal freedom and respect is to be assailed by the hatred and emotion of war, and to make hasty judgments. -Hideki Tojo

To advocate a New Order was to seek freedom and respect for peoples without prejudice, and to seek a stable basis for the existence all peoples, equally, and free of threats. -Hideki Tojo

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

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

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

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

One of the interesting things here is that the people who should be shaping the future are politicians. But the political framework itself is so dead and closed that people look to other sources, like artists, because art and music allow people a certain freedom. -Thom Yorke

I need this wild life, this freedom. -Zane Grey

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

It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree. -Leo McKern

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

A common allegiance to form of expression that is identified with no single national unit is likely to prove one of the most potent symbols of the freedom of the human spirit that the world has yet known. -Edward Sapir

I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land. -Harriet Tubman

Now, one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house. -James Otis

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

But freedom, liberty, is an attribute of the soul and it may exist even when the body is in bondage. -Ralph Adams Cram

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

Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom. -Wole Soyinka

Denounce me for advocating freedom if you can, and I will bear your curse with a better resignation. -Victoria Woodhull

I need freedom to be happy. -Johnny Weissmuller

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

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

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

I want freedom and I realize that the only way to get it is to quit breaking the law. -Gary Gilmore

And freedom is what America means to the world. -Audie Murphy

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

They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that. -Audie Murphy

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

Without democracy there is no freedom. Violence, no matter who is using it, is always reactionary. -Friedrich Ebert

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

In the beginning, we had a great deal of freedom, and Jerry wrote completely out of his imagination – very, very freely. We even had no editorial supervision to speak of, because they were in such a rush to get the thing in before deadline. But later on we were restricted. -Joe Shuster

Jerry often says that Slam Bradley was really the forerunner of Superman, because we turned it out with no restrictions, complete freedom to do what we wanted; the only problem was that we had a deadline. -Joe Shuster

Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England. -Karel Capek

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity. -Lester Maddox

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

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

Thus the public use of reason and freedom is nothing but a dessert, a sumptuous dessert. -Johann Georg Hamann

What good to me is the festive garment of freedom when I am in a slave's smock at home? -Johann Georg Hamann

We will not fail your expectations of us as a new nation dedicated to peace, democracy, and freedom. -Shigeru Yoshida

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

We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed. -John Ashcroft

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

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

The most important issue we have to deal with is freedom of movement. -Anna Lindh

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

The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all. -Friedrich Durrenmatt

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

Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment. -Gerry Adams

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

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

If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, – Angels alone that soar above, Enjoy such liberty. -Richard Lovelace

As a boy, I believed freedom for America meant freedom for me. There was a time I believed every word spoken. -Barry White

We have built our State on the freedom of personal adventure. -John Grierson

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

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

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

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

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

My grandfather, in 1848, had fled from Germany to find political freedom in the United States. -Emanuel Celler

The Democratic Party will never desert the freedoms of our people under the guise of pretending to protect them. -Emanuel Celler

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

I liked sculpting better than painting. You have more freedom in sculpting. -Anthony Quinn

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

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

I discovered freedom for the first time in England. -Hirohito

I needed freedom to really express myself. That's really what Justified is about. -Justin Timberlake

To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time. -Neil Young

That feeling of freedom, open highways of possibilities, has kind of been lost to materialism and marketing. -Sheryl Crow

Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness. -Jean-Paul Marat

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

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. Doesn't say much for acting, does it? -Michael Gambon

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

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

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

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

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 Rodgers

Private ownership of property is vital to both our freedom and our prosperity. -Cathy McMorris Rodgers

The freedom to convert is fundamental to freedom of religion. -Bob Inglis

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

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

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

Who ever walked behind anyone to freedom? If we can't go hand in hand, I don't want to go. -Hazel Scott

A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom. -Lawrence Lessig

I made a comfortable living for several years. I invested, and I protected myself, so I enjoy that freedom. -Thomas Haden Church

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

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

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

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

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

The U.S. cannot impose freedom, security, and unity in Iraq by force. -Peter DeFazio

The increased presence of Muslims in Italy and in Europe is directly proportional to our loss of freedom. -Oriana Fallaci

I am known for a life spent in the struggle for freedom, and freedom includes the freedom of religion. -Oriana Fallaci

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

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

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

Even though we know freedom as an idea we're not really as free as we think we are. -Richard O'Brien

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

I believe in full freedom for Christians of all denominations. -Vladimir Zhirinovsky

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

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

Our safety at home and the cause of freedom abroad is largely contingent upon our success in Iraq. -Ron Lewis

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

Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom. -Steve Buyer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution. -John Boehner

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

Like other important immigrant communities, the Jewish experience in the United States represents the ideal of freedom and the promise and opportunity of America. -Jan Schakowsky

The closer Iraq approaches freedom and democracy, the more impediments and barriers the terrorists will erect. -Howard Coble

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

If you don't mind haunting the margins, I think there is more freedom there. -Colin Firth

I do think that our freedoms are at risk. -Clarence Thomas

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

I do outlines when I'm writing with someone, but they also need to have a certain amount of freedom. -Anne McCaffrey

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

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

We need a free media, not just freedom of speech. -Tom Scholz

To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something. -Shel Silverstein

Finally, people are starting to recognize freedom and peace do have a cause, they do have a price. -Mark Foley

With one man, there was a freedom and liberation. That was with Michael Hutchence, my partner in life. -Kylie Minogue

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

That profound night freedom was agreeable and exciting. -Carmen Laforet

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

Mum used to hide love letters from my boyfriends and put me down. Now I understand that she was a Polish immigrant forced to settle in Chicago. She was jealous of the freedom life gave me. -Ruby Wax

The door of conciliation and compromise is finally closed by our adversaries, and it remains only to us to meet the conflict with the dignity and firmness of men worthy of freedom. -Robert Toombs

The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history. -Mike Fitzpatrick

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

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

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

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

You cannot expect so much freedom in a land of 1.3 billion people. -Alex Chiu

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

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

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

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

Anything outside marriage seems like freedom and excitement. -Jeanette Winterson

There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

Another hero was Tom Swift, in the books. What he stood for, the freedom, the scientific knowledge and being and engineer gave him the ability to invent solutions to problems. He's always been a hero to me. I buy old Tom Swift books now and read them to my own children. -Steve Wozniak

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

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

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

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

But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966. -June Jordan

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

My father had retained an emotional affection for the ceremonial of his parental home, without allowing it to influence his intellectual freedom. -Franz Boas

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

Our economic freedom is founded on individual property rights; government should never be permitted to take those away. -Ernest Istook

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

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

Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that's what I'm trying to do. -Quentin Tarantino

Books that distribute things… with as daring a freedom as we use in dreams, put us on our feet again. -Marsilio Ficino

We breathed the air of freedom without knowing the language or any person. -Nelly Sachs

It's insanity for a party that believes in freedom to allow some Republicans to seize an agenda that is totally alien to the agenda that was established in the election. -Malcolm Wallop

There aren't traditions of freedom in a place like Iraq. They're going to have to come to grips with a concept that they hadn't been allowed to conceive before. -Malcolm Wallop

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 Weston Chapman

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

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

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

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

The part which American friendship played in helping us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people. -Eamon de Valera

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

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

I believe in the freedom of God's sons and daughters. -Pat Buckley

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

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

No man can given anybody his freedom. -Stokely Carmichael

Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom. -Stokely Carmichael

The Election Assistance Commission represents a major, unprecedented commitment from the federal government to sustained freedom and vibrant democracy. I am humbled by the prospect of being one its charter members. -DeForest Soaries

When public access to voting is impaired or when public confidence in voting is diluted, democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure. -DeForest Soaries

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

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

The United States did not keep its promise to help us fight for freedom and it was in the same fight that the United States lost 50,000 of its young men. -Nguyen Van Thieu

The money is in a different league these days, of course, but I have special memories of the 60s and 70s which players today don't have. There wasn't the same celebrity attitude and media exposure. We had a bit more freedom. -Peter Shilton

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

Our work is a scream of freedom. -Christo

The freedom of every artist is essential. -Christo

To keep that absolute freedom we cannot be obliged to anyone. -Christo

We wish to work in total freedom. -Christo

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

I enjoy the freedom of the blank page. -Irvine Welsh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I made, over the years in Cambridge, several very good American friends, and America appeared to me, a land of promise in every sense of that word, a land of freedom from the inhibitions and restrictions that I felt in England. -Peter Shaffer

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

I love the freedom that the narrative form provides. -Sidney Sheldon

I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance. -Stephen Fry

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

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

We call our country home of the brave and land of the free, but it's not. We give a false portrayal of freedom. We're not free – if we were, we'd allow people their freedom. -Jesse Ventura

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

But it required a disastrous, internecine war to bring this question of human freedom to a crisis, and the process of striking the shackles from the slave was accomplished in a single hour. -Wendell Willkie

If we want to talk about freedom, we must mean freedom for others as well as ourselves, and we must mean freedom for everyone inside our frontiers as well as outside. -Wendell Willkie

When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations, the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so clear they can no longer be ignored. -Wendell Willkie

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

I don't think that artists of any kind would or could sacrifice their artistic freedom by being more responsible with their influence on people, especially young people. -Christy Turlington

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

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

The freedom to be an individual is the essence of America. -Marilyn vos Savant

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

I try to give the media as many confusing images as I can to retain my freedom. What's real is for my children and the people I live with. -Sting

One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like. -Sting

I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions, man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice. -Corliss Lamont

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

What is our freedom fight about? Is it about the liberation of children or just having sex with them? -Kate Millett

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

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

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

Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn't have a cent. -Mike Tyson

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

The fire was followed by a period of grieving and then by an incredible lightness, freedom, and mobility. -Martin Puryear

Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons. It inhibits freedom. -Willie Stargell

An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others. -George Soros

I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society. -George Soros

I love the freedom of movement that my phone gives me. That has definitely transformed my life. -Richard Branson

I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the affairs of another state – a new idea, this – even when they are made under the pretext of defending human rights and freedoms. -Boris Yeltsin

The hope of the nation which throughout the nineteenth century had not for a moment reconciled itself with the loss of independence, and fighting for its own freedom, fought at the same time for the freedom of other nations. -Lech Walesa

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions. -Lech Walesa

I most sincerely wish that the world in which we live be free from the threat of a nuclear holocaust and from the ruinous arms race. It is my cherished desire that peace be not separated from freedom which is the right of every nation. This I desire and for this I pray. -Lech Walesa

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

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

In this era of the global village, the tide of democracy is running. And it will not cease, not in China, not in South Africa, not in any corner of this earth, where the simple idea of democracy and freedom has taken root. -Paul Tsongas

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

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

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

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

Ultimately, freedom and democracy are stronger than fear and tyranny. -Gijs de Vries

I remain optimistic. What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism. -Gijs de Vries

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

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

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

The important matter is freedom. When the people choose what they want, it is good for them and for us. -Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

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

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

The poet's spoken discourse often depends on a mystique, on the spiritual freedom that finds itself enslaved on earth. -Salvatore Quasimodo

Those are serious questions of war and peace, of freedom or tyranny, whether or not there is ever going to be a hope of us instilling some democratic systems in a part of the world that frankly is breeding hate and destruction directed right at us. -Zach Wamp

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

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

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

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

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

Curious people who have become accustomed to think that one cannot sustain the moral of the army without giving it the freedom to shed blood from time to time. -Moshe Sharett

Money buys many things… The best of which is freedom. -Mary Renault

My father described this tall lady who stands in the middle of the New York harbor, holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America. I instantly fell in love. -Yakov Smirnoff

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

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. -Rabindranath Tagore

The freedom of all is essential to my freedom. -Mikhail Bakunin

Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization. -Charles Lindbergh

Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of. -Bill Moyers

War – hard apprenticeship of freedom. -Edward Everett Hale

There is no such thing as part freedom. -Nelson Mandela

I keep attacking the villains, the know-nothings, the people who want to take our freedoms away. -Al Goldstein

Many Americans don't have an understanding of the freedoms they regularly enjoy. -Dave Anderson

As long as a government can come and shoot you, you can't jump on the Internet to freedom. -Esther Dyson

Well, where there is freedom doubt itself must be free. -Garet Garrett

If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened, democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk. -Gary Ackerman

Is anarchism possible? The failure of attempts to attain freedom does not mean the cause is lost. -Johann Most

I don't think the only place to fight for freedom is in the halls of Congress. -Malcolm Wallop

We're quite lucky that we've got political freedoms. We should be using them. -Mark Thomas

I've sold my soul for freedom. It's lonely but it's sweet. -Melissa Etheridge

We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun. -William Glasser

Political freedom is a political reading of the Bible. -Whittaker Chambers

What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law. -Demosthenes

The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism. -Wole Soyinka

In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity. -Will Durant

When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete. -Vaclav Havel

He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated. -Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom. -Herbert Spencer

As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom. -Pythagoras

If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom. -Kofi Annan

The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage. -Thucydides

The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority. -Henrik Ibsen

What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist. -Salman Rushdie

The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom – they are the pillars of society. -Henrik Ibsen

If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary. -Malcolm X

I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few. -William Morris

We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless. -Lech Walesa

When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state. -Vladimir Lenin

I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit. -Eminem

The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. -Billy Graham

The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose. -Thornton Wilder

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

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

The Law of God reaches into every area of life, and it brings about incredible blessing and incredible freedom. -Randall Terry

Individual freedom is a Jewish idea, but it's one of the functions of Christianity to make this idea universal. -Michael Novak

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it. -Malcolm X

Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness. -Indra Devi

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

I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible. -Boyd Rice

In many ways, my attachment to human freedom was completely compatible with my right to live freely as a homosexual. -Andrew Sullivan

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

The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere. -George Meredith

Rock and roll music – the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms. -Salman Rushdie

Into every soul, however purged and fenced, evil appears to have as much freedom of entrance as God Himself. -George A. Smith

Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom. -Charles Horton Cooley

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

When I first came to the United States in 1956 I fell in love with things – mainly the vitality and the freedoms. -Harold Evans

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