Freedom Quotes and Sayings

The man who is not permitted to own is owned.
George Santayana

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

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 is from within.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

Ronald Reagan

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Bob Marley

Do you know what morals are Violet? They’re other people’s rules. Do you know what a conscience is? Freedom to use your own intelligence to determine what is right or wrong. You possess that freedom and no one can remove it from you.
Amy Tan

Of what use is your wealth and kingdom if you don’t have the liberation and freedom to be what you want to be.
RVM

Submitted by: RVM

Updating an old institution

The dollar, the collar,
The employer, the enslaver,
The incentive, the whip,
The citizen the slave.

Submitted by: Boghos L. Artinian

The Foundation of Freedom is Unity.
– Oliver Kemper

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Freedom is the opportunity to make decisions.
– Geoffrey Fisher

Art is the daughter of freedom.

The tradition of freedom of the high seas has its roots in an era when there were too few people to seriously violate the oceans – but in hindsight that era ended some 150 years ago.
– James Carlton

To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment.
– Eckhart Tolle

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.
– Brigham Young

Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
– Alexis de Tocqueville

Fridays are the hardest in some ways: you’re so close to freedom.
– Lauren Oliver

Independence in the end is the fruit of injustice

Injustice in the end produces independence.
Voltaire

Acceptance and awareness are the keys to freedom

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Corruption destroys; the gain of our freedom…

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

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.
George Orwell

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

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

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