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Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth. Albert Einstein, physicist
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I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. Thomas Jefferson, president
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Defend your liberty and repel the forces that seek to take it from you. J.K. Rowling, novelist
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Choice is not a form of freedom in the sense of the word; choice is the act of hesitation that occurs before making a decision. Alan Watts, philosopher
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Freedom is a possession of inestimable value. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
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Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness. Frank Tyger, cartoonist
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If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. Noam Chomsky, activist
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The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free. Henry David Thoreau, author
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The saving man becomes the free man. Chinese Proverbs,
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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, musician
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Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. Sigmund Freud, psychologist
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Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves. Rollo May, psychologist
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Freedom is the right to live as we wish. Epictetus, philosopher
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Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
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Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln, president
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The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. Jim Morrison, musician
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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Voltaire (Fran, writer
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We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president
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If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. George Washington, president
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If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom. Dwight D. Eisenhower, president
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A forest bird never wants a cage. Henrik Ibsen, poet
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In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves. Bernard Baruch, businessman
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Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor E. Frankl, psychologist
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Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
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Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. Bob Marley, musician
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You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. Malcolm X, activist
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I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
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It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere. Voltaire (Fran, writer
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Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. Henrik Ibsen, poet
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Liberty is the right to choose, freedom is the result of that choice. Source Unknown,
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WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH. George Orwell, author
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Within yourself deliverance must be searched for, because each man makes his own prison. Sir Edwin Arnold,
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Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. Albert Camus, philosopher
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Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself. Horace, poet
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The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, president
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If you're not ready to die for it, put the word freedom out of your vocabulary. Malcolm X, activist
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Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it. Malcolm X, activist
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Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president
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People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher
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He who is brave is free. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician
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You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. Clarence Darrow, lawyer
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Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out. Pierre Berton, author
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Do not destroy that immortal emblem of humanity, the Declaration of Independence. Abraham Lincoln, president
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Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains. Jean Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
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War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. George Orwell, author
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A Buddha is someone who finds freedom in good fortune and bad. Bodhidharma, leader
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Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond. Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein,
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There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail. Eric Hoffer, writer
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It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants. Blaise Pascal, philosopher
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In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival. Noam Chomsky, activist
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History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. Dwight David Ike Eisenhower, president
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Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of fear is a freedom. Marilyn Ferguson, writer
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You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being. Malcolm X, activist
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The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought. Leon Blum, politician
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Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. Frank Herbert, writer
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There's something contagious about demanding freedom. Robin Morgan, activist
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Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you. JeanPaul Sartre,
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He who is conceived in a cage, yearns for the cage. Yevgeny Yevtushenko, poet
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You can only be free if I am free. Clarence Darrow, lawyer
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Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery. Wayne Dyer, psychologist
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No man is free who is not a master of himself. Epictetus, philosopher
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Freedom is the last, best hope of earth. Abraham Lincoln, president
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Mankind has a free will; but it is free to milk cows and to build houses, nothing more. Martin Luther, monk
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Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas Paine, writer
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Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. Ronald Reagan, president
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The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force. Voltaire (Fran, writer
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If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. George Washington, president
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Freedom - an occupied space which must be reoccupied every day. John Ralston Saul, author
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Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom. Horst Koehler, statesman
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All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom. Isabel Allende, writer
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I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. James Madison, president
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Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is. Margaret Mitchell, novelist
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It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are 20 gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. Thomas Jefferson, president
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Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely. Aristotle, philosopher
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Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. Stephen Covey, businessman
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Of what use is freedom of speech to those who fear to offend? Roger Ebert, critic
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The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do. Eric Hoffer, writer
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We are free to yield to truth. Horace, poet
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The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom. Lady Bird Johnson, first lady
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Freedom exists only with power. Friedrich von Schiller, poet
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The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum. Adlai Stevenson, politician
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If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working class! Mother Jones, activist
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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, actress
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Freedom is a universal value. Jan Peter Balkenende, statesman
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So free we seem, so fettered we are! Robert Browning, poet
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So far as a person thinks; they are free. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Freedom is just chaos with better lighting. Alan Dean Foster, author
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Freedom is a condition of mind, and the best way to secure it is to breed it. Elbert Hubbard, writer
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When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free. Charles Hughes,
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It is true that liberty is precious. So precious that it must be rationed. Lenin (Vladimir Ulyanov),
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Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. Pericles, statesman
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A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him. Ezra Pound, poet
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The secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides, historian
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The grass is always greener where the fence isn't. Source Unknown,
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Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. Voltaire (Fran, writer
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Freedom -- to walk free and own no superior. Walt Whitman, poet
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Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. John Milton, poet
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Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death. Michel Aoun, soldier
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Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi. Oprah Winfrey, entertainer
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He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
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Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth. Thomas Huxley, scientist
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A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Jim Morrison, musician
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Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world. Robert Byrd, politician
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I thank God tonight for freedom - those who bought and paid for it with their lives in the past - those who will protect it in the present and defend it in the future. Jim Gibbons, politician
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Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give [life] a meaning. Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher
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True obedience is true freedom. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman
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Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like. Ernest Benn,
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The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitudes. Victor Frankl,
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Freedom begins as we become conscious of it. Vernon Howard, author
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We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks. Vernon Howard, author
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Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose. Kris Kristofferson, musician
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Freedom is the only law which genius knows. James Russell Lowell, poet
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Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. Rosa Luxemburg, activist
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There are two good things in life -- freedom of thought and freedom of action. W. Somerset Maugham, playwright
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None can love freedom heartily, but good men... the rest love not freedom, but license. John Milton, poet
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He that is kind is free, though he is a slave; he that is evil is a slave, though he be a king. Saint Augustine of Hippo,
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We have confused the free with the free and easy. Adlai Stevenson, politician
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A hungry man is not a free man. Adlai Stevenson, politician
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Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. Rabindranath Tagore, poet
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A people which is able to say everything becomes able to do everything. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader
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If you don't give your kid freedom to make choices with money, including stupid choices, he'll make plenty when he gets to college. John Gardner, novelist
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Now we understand much more clearly. why people from all over the world want to come to New York and to America. It's called freedom. Rudy Giuliani, politician
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The range of choice open to the individual is not the decisive factor in determining the degree of human freedom, but what can be chosen and what is chosen by the individual. Herbert Marcuse, philosopher
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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, president
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Freedom lies in being bold. Robert Frost, poet
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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, comedian
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I'm interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom. Jim Morrison, musician
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Freedom. And Justice. If you have those two, it covers everything. You must stick to those principles and have the courage of your convictions. Ian Smith, politician
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The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you. David Foster Wallace, writer
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Being big and famous doesn't get you more freedom, it gets you less. Robert Wyatt, musician
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Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. John Adams, president
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Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men. Mortimer J. Adler,
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A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten. Kemal Ataturk, president
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If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails. Leo Buscaglia, author
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Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
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Just as war is freedom's cost, disagreement is freedom's privilege. William Jefferson Clinton,
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He who dares not (reason), is a slave. William Drummond,
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For what avail the plough or sail, Or land or life, if freedom fail? Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else. Epictetus, philosopher
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Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. Herbert Hoover, president
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American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense. Edward W. Howe,
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Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man. Hubert Humphrey, politician
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A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it. Aldous Huxley, novelist
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Only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom. William James, philosopher
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The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object. Thomas Jefferson, president
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The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means. Robert Francis Kennedy, politician
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Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes. Robert Francis Kennedy, politician
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The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
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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. Charles Kingsley, clergyman
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Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free. Joseph De Maistre, diplomat
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