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Freedom


A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
George Orwell

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
Jean-Paul Sartre

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

I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.
John Stuart Mill

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

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

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech.
Herbert Hoover

It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
Blaise Pascal

It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
Bertrand Russell

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
Voltaire

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.
Buddha

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

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

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

You are free, and that is why you are lost.
Franz Kafka
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