Freedom Quotes and Sayings
If other people do not understand our behavior – so what? Their request that we must only do what they understand is an attempt to dictate to us. If this is being “asocial” or “irrational” in their eyes, so be it. Mostly they resent our freedom and our courage to be ourselves. We owe nobody an explanation or an accounting, as long as our acts do not hurt or infringe on them. How many lives have been ruined by this need to “explain,” which usually implies that the explanation be “understood,” i.e. approved. Let your deeds be judged, and from your deeds, your real intentions, but know that a free person owes an explanation only to himself – to his reason and his conscience – and to the few who may have a justified claim for explanation.
– Erich Fromm
Freedom and liberty lose out by default because good people are not vigilant.
– Desmond Tutu
I think once you have children, you just don’t have the same kind of freedom to pick up and go.
– Brooke Shields
Those who discover the high sea are the ones who are free to be what they want to be.
You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man’s freedom. You can only be free if I am free.
— Clarence Darrow
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinctio.
– Ronald Regan
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.
– Bob Marley