Freedom Quotes and Sayings
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.
As far as your self control goes, as far goes your freedom.
– Marie Ebner
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
– Sigmund Freud
That’s the flip side of freedom; When you’re completely free, you’re also completely on your own.
– Lauren Oliver
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
– George Bernard Shaw
Man must be able to think freely and he must be able to express his thoughts freely! He who is against this is not only fascist and primitive but at the same time is a very great coward also! Only the brave and the honorable men are never afraid of freedom of thought and freedom of expression of ideas! Just like the cockroaches do not like the light, evil minds also do not like the freedom of thoughts!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Freedom is indivisible; the chains on any one of my people were the chains on all of them, the chains on all of my people were the chains on me.
– Nelson Mandela
To be free is every thing, for I am free to roam the oceans, to go where ever I need, to dive to the depths off eternity and see things that I never thought possible. For life should be free to become whatever you want, and travel to all corners off the world to find those special places that you only dream about. For as I move between the waves and pass great places I say this is freedom.
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