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  Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.  
 -  Mortimer Adler
  

  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
  

  Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  If freedom is short of weapons, we must compensate with willpower.  
 -  Adolf Hitler
  

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

  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
  

  Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.  
 -  Alfred Adler
  

  People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.  
 -  Soren Aabye Kierkegaard
  

  The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.  
 -  Samuel Adams
  

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

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

  6 keys to a relationship: Friendship, freedom, honesty, trust, understanding and communication.  
 -  Unknown
  

  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
  

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

  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
  

  Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

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

  The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.  
 -  Thucydides
  

  Happy Independence Day! May this day bring us freedom from poverty, illiteracy, corruption and terrorism.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The person whose mind is always free from attachment, who has subdued the mind and senses, and who is free from desires, attains the supreme perfection of freedom from Karma through renunciation  
 -  Bhagavad Gita
  

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

  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
  

  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
  

  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
  

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

  Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  Those who sacrifice freedom for safety deserve neither.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.  
 -  Kofi Annan
  

  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
  

  Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.  
 -  Bob Marley
  

  What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  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
  

  Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.  
 -  Mikhail Bakunin
  

  I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'.   
 -  Johnny Depp
  

  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
  

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

  My name became known because I was, one might say accidentally the target of state repression and because so many people throughout the country and other parts of the world organized around the demand for my freedom.  
 -  Angela Davis
  

  If the freedom of religion, guaranteed to us by law in theory, can ever rise in practice under the overbearing inquisition of public opinion, then and only then will truth, prevail over fanaticism  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

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

  If freedom's best friends cannot unify around a realistic, actionable program of fundamental change, one that attracts and persuades a broad majority of our fellow citizens, big change will not come.  
 -  Mitch Daniels
  

  We believe it wrong ever to take a dollar from a free citizen without a very necessary public purpose, because each such taking diminishes the freedom to spend that dollar as its owner would prefer.  
 -  Mitch Daniels
  

  But on average, I go to the gym about four or five times a week. Today, I'm so experienced in training - I'm actually listening to my body now. My body needs freedom. When I train I create serenity and I produce oxygen in my blood. It helps me to think better and relax. By training, you accentuate the problem.  
 -  Jean-Claude Van Damme
  

  All people hope Islam helps everything in life. Islam will make jobs. Islam will make freedom. Islam will make everything.  
 -  Ahmed Ali
  

  The great thing about using the past is that it gives you the most colossal freedom to invent. The research is necessary, of course, but no one writes a novel to dramatically illustrate what everybody already knows.  
 -  Peter Carey
  

  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
  

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

  Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  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
  

  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
  

  Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.  
 -  Nelson Mandela
  

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

  Freedom discovers you the moment you lose concern of what impression you're making or about to make.  
 -  Bruce Lee
  

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

  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'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

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

  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
  

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

  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
  

  You should never have your best trousers on when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.  
 -  Henrik Ibsen
  

  What Churchill described as the twin marauders of war and tyranny have been almost entirely banished from our continent. Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean.  
 -  David Cameron
  

  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
  

  Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean. And while we must never take this for granted, the first purpose of the European Union - to secure peace - has been achieved and we should pay tribute to all those in the EU, alongside Nato, who made that happen.  
 -  David Cameron
  

  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
  

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

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

  I love this country because I didn't always have it. Freedom, food, water that is clean, Constitution - these are not things I take for granted.  
 -  Michael Badnarik
  

  Freedom is a universal value.  
 -  Jan Peter Balkenende
  

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

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

  I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas.  
 -  Ron Paul
  

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

  Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.  
 -  Ronald Reagan
  

  Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

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

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

  I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe
  

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

  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.
  

  You have the freedom to choose your actions, you don't have the freedom to choose the consequences of your actions.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  Freedom is never free.  
 -  Unknown
  

  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
  

  Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  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
  

  It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.  
 -  Samuel Adams
  

  I do think I am a country boy at heart. I love the buzz of towns and going out with friends and sitting with them drinking and whatever...it's fun, but, at the same time, I like space and freedom.  
 -  Prince William
  

  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
  

  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
  

  In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.  
 -  Franklin D. Roosevelt
  

  China has to go along with world trends. That's democracy, liberty, individual freedom. China sooner or later has to go that way. It cannot go backward.  
 -  Dalai Lama
  

  Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.  
 -  Theodor Adorno
  

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

  That we we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  There are 4 billion cell phones in use today. Many of them are in the hands of market vendors, rickshaw drivers, and others who've historically lacked access to education and opportunity. Information networks have become a great leveler, and we should use them together to help lift people out of poverty and give them a freedom from want.  
 -  Hillary Clinton
  

  In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln