225 Freedom Quotes to Help You Break the Chains

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The Most Famous Freedom Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The freedom from something is not true freedom. The freedom to do anything you want to do is also not the freedom I am talking about. My vision of freedom is to be yourself. — Osho

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. — Herbert Hoover

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires. — Bertrand Russell

Freedom is the alone unoriginated birthright of man, and belongs to him by force of his humanity. — Immanuel Kant

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

True and absolute freedom is only found in the presence of God. — Aiden Wilson Tozer

Freedom is not the ability to do anything we want, whenever we want. Rather, FREEDOM is the ability to live responsibly the truth of our relationship with God and with one another. — Pope John Paul II

Freedom in education has many aspects. There is first of all freedom to learn or not to learn. Then there is freedom as to what to learn. And in later education there is freedom of opinion. — Bertrand Russell

What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

Short Freedom Quotes

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  • The preservation of freedom, is not the task of soldiers alone. The whole nation has to be strong. — Lal Bahadur Shastri
  • I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. — Thomas Jefferson
  • Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. — George Washington Carver
  • If God is for us, who can be against us? — Paul the Apostle
  • No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation. — Douglas MacArthur
  • You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. — Malcolm X
  • People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. — Soren Kierkegaard
  • Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking. — Benjamin Franklin
  • There is freedom of speech, but I cannot guarantee freedom after speech — Idi Amin

Top 10 Freedom Quotes

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America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. — Abraham Lincoln

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. — Sigmund Freud

While people are struggling unhappily in the cities against the cruel authorities, a waterfall happily and cheerfully flows in the nature; there is happiness only if there is freedom! — Mehmet Murat Ildan

The preservation of freedom, is not the task of soldiers alone. The whole nation has to be strong. — Lal Bahadur Shastri

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

I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. — Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

If God is for us, who can be against us? — Paul the Apostle

Freedom Image Quotes

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Freedom quote by George Washington Carver

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

Freedom quote by Idi Amin

There is freedom of speech, but I cannot guarantee freedom after speech — Idi Amin

Freedom quote by Camila Cabello

There's no freedom like the freedom that comes from accepting yourself. — Camila Cabello

Freedom quote Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise t
Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord and free themselves from the fools.
Freedom quote by Alain Gerbault

I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea. — Alain Gerbault

Freedom quote by Voltaire

It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. — Voltaire

Freedom quote by Rosa Luxemburg

Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. — Rosa Luxemburg

Freedom quote Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all th
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Freedom quote by Ho Chi Minh

Nothing is more precious than Independence and Liberty. — Ho Chi Minh

Freedom quote by Mary Edwards Walker

Let the generations know that women in uniform also guaranteed their freedom. — Mary Edwards Walker

Freedom quote by A. Philip Randolph

Freedom is never given; it is won. — A. Philip Randolph

Freedom quote by Walter Cronkite

Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy. — Walter Cronkite

Freedom quote by Frank Tyger

Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness. — Frank Tyger

Freedom quote Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
Freedom quote by John Green

...And in freedom, most people find sin. — John Green

Freedom quote by Vernon Howard

Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from. — Vernon Howard

Freedom quote by Thelonious Monk

Jazz is freedom. You think about that. — Thelonious Monk

Freedom quote by Aldous Huxley

One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. — Aldous Huxley

Freedom quote by Pythagoras

As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom. — Pythagoras

Freedom quote by Philipp Melanchthon

In essentials, unity; in differences, liberty; in all things, charity. — Philipp Melanchthon

Freedom quote by Tacitus

The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government. — Tacitus

Freedom quote by Isadora Duncan

Dancing: The Highest Intelligence in the Freest Body. — Isadora Duncan

Freedom quote by Robert Frost

Freedom lies in being bold. — Robert Frost

Freedom quote One of the greatest mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks
One of the greatest mental freedoms is truly not caring what anyone else thinks of you.

Financial Freedom Quotes

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Take Charge Of Your Financial Future. I believe investing small amounts each month in the stock market will give you financial freedom in the later years of your life. — Bo Sanchez

A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life. — Suze Orman

You must own equity to gain your financial freedom. — Naval Ravikant

Freedom quote A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.

Bitcoin links together 8 billion people, links together a hundred million companies, it synchronizes the world across political jurisdictions, and it returns rationality to the entire financial system, and it returns freedom and property rights to the entire human race. — Michael Saylor

At Coinbase, our mission is to create an open financial system for the world. We believe that open protocols for money will create more innovation, economic freedom, and equality of opportunity in the world, just like the Internet did for publishing information. — Brian Armstrong

Dear Google, stop teaching my girl that her path to financial freedom lies not in coding but in complaining to HR. — Eric Weinstein

Freedom quote Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

I get to do what I want. And I get paid millions of dollars to do it. — Jake Paul

People who live far below their means enjoy a freedom that people busy upgrading their lifestyles can’t fathom. — Naval Ravikant

I think Bitcoin really feels empowering in a sense. — Vitalik Buterin

Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them. — Margaret Thatcher

Personal Freedom Quotes

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There is in this world no such force as the force of a person determined to rise. The human soul cannot be permanently chained. — W. E. B. Du Bois

The man hunched over his motorcycle can focus only on the present... he is caught in a fragment of time cut off from both the past and the future... he has no fear, because the source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear. — Milan Kundera

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love. Chained by his certitude, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free. — Leo Buscaglia

Freedom quote WIth freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy.
WIth freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy.

Freedom from slavery is achieved only when a person starts to feel and understand that he would prefer death to life as a slave. — Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale

If we commit ourselves to one person for life, this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather, it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession but participation. — Madeleine L'Engle

Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins. — John Locke

Freedom quote I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.
I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.

We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom from want. The fourth is freedom from fear. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another. — Nelson Mandela

A people who mean to be free must be prepared to meet danger in person, and not rely upon the fallacious protection of armies — Edmund Randolph

It is solely by risking life that freedom is obtained; . . . the individual who has not staked his or her life may, no doubt, be recognized as a Person; but he or she has not attained the truth of this recognition as an independent self-consciousness. — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Sound Of Freedom Quotes

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The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom. — Lady Bird Johnson

Bourgeois democracy is democracy of pompous phrases, solemn words, exuberant promises and the high-sounding slogans of freedom and equality. But, in fact, it screens the non-freedom and inferiority of women, the non-freedom and inferiority of the toilers and exploited. — Vladimir Lenin

From the east to the west blow the trumpet to arms! Through the land let the sound of it flee; Let the far and the near all unite, with a cheer, In defense of our Liberty Tree. — Thomas Paine

Freedom quote Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.
Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.

Most sound people don't get the assignment to create worlds of sound and get freedom to try a lot of things and then get the scrutiny and support of the team over a long period of time. — Ben Burtt

Few policies are more calculated to destroy the existing basis of a free society than the debauching of its currency. And few tasks, if any, are more important to the champion of freedom than creation of a sound monetary system. — Hans F. Sennholz

The more a government strives to curtail freedom of speech, the more obstinately is it resisted; not indeed by the avaricious, ... but by those whom good education, sound morality, and virtue have rendered more free. — Baruch Spinoza

Freedom quote I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.

Not far from here where we gather today is a symbol of freedom familiar to all Americans -- the Liberty Bell. When the Declaration of Independence was first read in public, the Liberty Bell was sounded in celebration, and a witness said: "It rang as if it meant something." — George W. Bush

The freedom to make a fortune on the stock exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech. — John Mortimer

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom, no longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from. Fill your life with love and bravery, and you shall live a life uncommon. — Jewel

It might sound a paradoxical thing to say --for surely never has a generation of children occupied more sheer hours of parental time -- but the truth is that we neglected you. We allowed you a charade of trivial freedoms . . . — Midge Decter

Long Walk To Freedom Quotes

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Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front. — Nelson Mandela

As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison. — Nelson Mandela

Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. — Nelson Mandela

Freedom quote People do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and
People do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere. — Nelson Mandela

To be free . . . to walk the good American earth as equal citizens, to live without fear, to enjoy the fruits of our toil, to give our children every opportunity in life--that dream which we have held so long in our hearts is today the destiny that we hold in our hands. — Paul Robeson

I have never cared very much for personal prizes. A person does not become a freedom fighter in the hope of winning awards. — Nelson Mandela

Exercise is the key not only to physical health but to peace of mind. — Nelson Mandela

Man's goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished — Nelson Mandela

I am not truly free if I am taking away someone else's freedom, just as surely as I am not free when my freedom is taken from me. The oppressed and the oppressor alike are robbed of their humanity. — Nelson Mandela

One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others. — Nelson Mandela

Time Freedom Quotes

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Even if there comes a time when you do not hear my voice, do not give up. Do not despair. Do not stop fighting for your freedom until you have victory! — Muammar al-Gaddafi

If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin. — Samuel Adams

In slave times the Negro was kept subservient and submissive by the frequency and severity of the scourging, but, with freedom, a new system of intimidation came into vogue; the Negro was not only whipped and scourged; he was killed. — Ida B. Wells

If it is right for men to fight for their freedom, and God knows what the human race would be like today if men had not, since time began, fought for their freedom, then it is right for women to fight for their freedom and the freedom of the children they bear. — Emmeline Pankhurst

Even if I have to face death a thousand times for the sake of my Motherland, I shall not be sorry. Oh, Lord! Grant me a hundred births inIndia. But grant me this, too, that each time I may give up my life in the service of the Motherland. — Ram Prasad Bismil

The landscape affects the human psyche - the soul, the body and the innermost contemplations - like music. Every time you feel nature deeper you resonate better with her, finding new elements of balance and freedom. — Nikos Kazantzakis

Those men and women are fortunate who are born at a time when a great struggle for human freedom is in progress. — Emmeline Pankhurst

I've decided I'm going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty is just too good to pass up. — Christopher McCandless

If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence. — Louis D. Brandeis

Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom. You don't have to be swept away by your feeling. You can respond with wisdom and kindness rather than habit and reactivity. — Henepola Gunaratana

Freedom And Liberty Quotes

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It is our duty to pay for our liberty with our own blood. The freedom that we shall win through our sacrifice and exertions, we shall be able to preserve with our own strength. — Subhas Chandra Bose

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. — Benjamin Franklin

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It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. — Voltaire

Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down. — Frederick Douglass

Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither. — Benjamin Franklin

But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever. — John Adams

Whenever legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience. — John Locke

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. — Edward R. Murrow

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost. — Thomas Jefferson

Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you. — Benjamin Franklin

Your Freedom Quotes

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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

Whenever you can, act as a liberator. Freedom, dignity, wealth - these three together constitute the greatest happiness of humanity. If you bequeath all three to your people, their love for you will never die. — Cyrus the Great

Don't see others doing better than you, beat your own records everyday, because success is a fight between you and yourself. — Chandra Shekhar Azad

The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being. — Pope John Paul II

Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation. — Viktor E. Frankl

What is it you want to change? Your hair, your face, your body? Why? For God is in love with all those things and he might weep when they are gone. — St. Catherine of Siena

If yet your blood does not rage, then it is water that flows in your veins. For what is the flush of youth, if it is not of service to the motherland. — Chandra Shekhar Azad

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

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

Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery. — Lawana Blackwell

Human Freedom Quotes

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In every human Beast, God has implanted a Principle, which we call Love of Freedom; it is impatient of Oppression, and pants for Deliverance. — Phillis Wheatley

Our greatest human freedom is that, despite whatever our physical situation is in life, WE ARE ALWAYS FREE TO CHOOSE OUR THOUGHTS! — Viktor E. Frankl

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. — Viktor E. Frankl

[The] type of education now prevailing all over the world is directed against human freedom. State-controlled education ... deprives people of their free choice, creativity and brilliance. — Muammar al-Gaddafi

The Irish Republic must be made a word to conjure with - a rallying point for the disaffected, a haven for the oppressed, a point of departure for the socialist, enthusiastic in the cause of human freedom. — James Connolly

Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave. — Frederick Douglass

I find freedom to be the most important issue facing any human being today, because without freedom, then life is pointless. The more dependent you become on centralized power, the more easily you are lead around. — Russell Means

The liberation of the earth, the liberation of women, the liberation of all humanity is the next step of freedom we need to work for, and it's the next step of peace that we need to create. — Vandana Shiva

Leadership means firmness, not harshness or bullying; understanding, not weakness; justice, not irresponsible freedom; humaneness, not intolerance; generosity, not selfishness; pride, not egotism. — Omar N. Bradley

To the contrary, the government they devised was defective from the start, requiring several amendments, a civil war and momentous social transformation to attain the system of constitutional government, and its respect for the individual freedoms and human rights, we hold as fundamental today. — Thurgood Marshall

Political Freedom Quotes

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Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others. — Coretta Scott King

Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters. — Abraham Lincoln

The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders...tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. — Hermann Goring

"Freedom" in capitalist countries exists only for those who possess money and who consequently hold power. — Nikita Khrushchev

How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics in the twentieth century. — Aneurin Bevan

Sometimes it seem like to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I'll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I'm not backing off. — Fannie Lou Hamer

It is unthinkable that a national government which represents women should ignore the issue of the right of all women to political freedom. — Lucy Burns

We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments. — James Madison

People always have been and they always will be stupid victims of deceit and self-deception in politics. — Vladimir Lenin

Liberty not only means that the individual has both the opportunity and the burden of choice; it also means that he must bear the consequences of his actions. Liberty and responsibility are inseparable. — Friedrich August von Hayek

Love Freedom Quotes

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Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide. — Marva Collins

Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains. — Assata Shakur

A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself -- to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart — Leo Buscaglia

Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom. — Rudolf Steiner

I love the freedoms we got in this country, I appreciate your freedom to burn your flag if you want to, but I really appreciate my right to bear arms so I can shoot you if you try to burn mine. — Johnny Cash

The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others. — Bell Hooks

A people that loves freedom will in the end be free. — Simon Bolivar

The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man. — Ho Chi Minh

Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone. Your posture can shine your heart or transmit anxiety. Your breath can radiate love or muddy the room in depression. Your glance can awaken joy. Your words can inspire freedom. Your every act can open hearts and minds. — David Deida

Freedom Of Speech Quotes

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We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action. — Sarojini Naidu

Proclaim the truth and do not be silent through fear. — St. Catherine of Siena

I had a right to my own political opinions. I am a Southern woman, born with Revolutionary blood in my veins. Freedom of speech and of thought were my birthright, guaranteed, signed and sealed by the blood of our fathers. — Rose O'Neal Greenhow

Without general elections, without freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, without the free battle of opinions, life in every public institution withers away, becomes a caricature of itself, and bureaucracy rises as the only deciding factor. — Rosa Luxemburg

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Freedom of the press is not just important to democracy, it is democracy. — Walter Cronkite

Free expression is the base of human rights, the root of human nature and the mother of truth. To kill free speech is to insult human rights, to stifle human nature and to suppress truth. — Liu Xiaobo

Silence is golden but when it threatens your freedom it's yellow. — Edmund Burke

Freedom of conscience, of education, of speech, of assembly are among the very fundamentals of democracy and all of them would be nullified should freedom of the press ever be successfully challenged. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

I have always been among those who believed that the greatest freedom of speech was the greatest safety, because if a man is a fool, the best thing to do is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking. — Woodrow Wilson

When even one American - who has done nothing wrong - is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth - then all Americans are in peril. — Harry S. Truman

Freedom National Quotes

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We believe in peace and peaceful development, not only for ourselves but for people all over the world. — Lal Bahadur Shastri

The hardest lesson of my life has come to me late. It is that a nation can win freedom without its people becoming free. — Joshua Nkomo

The shots that hit me are the last nails to the coffin of british rule in India. — Lala Lajpat Rai

In Tanzania, it was more than one hundred tribal units which lost their freedom; it was one nation that regained it. — Julius Nyerere

Our nation is like a tree of which the original trunk is swarajya and the branches are swadeshi and boycott. — Bal Gangadhar Tilak

A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.” Benjamin Franklin — Benjamin Franklin

An individual should not have too much freedom. A nation should have absolute freedom. — Sun Yat-sen

Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free. — Jacque Fresco

Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. — John F. Kennedy

To achieve world government, it is necessary to remove from the minds of men, their individualism, loyalty to family traditions, national patriotism and religious dogmas. — Brock Chisholm

Real Freedom Quotes

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Revolution is an inalienable right of mankind. Freedom is an imperishable birth right of all. Labor is the real sustainer of society, the sovereignty of the ultimate destiny of the workers. — Bhagat Singh

Integrity gives you real freedom because you have nothing to fear since you have nothing to hide. — Zig Ziglar

We are now forming a republican government. Real liberty is never found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments. — Alexander Hamilton

Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

I tell my students, 'When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab-bag candy game. — Toni Morrison

Real freedom is not merely doing what you like, but also NOT doing what you like. — Swami Vivekananda

Prosperity or egalitarianism -- you have to choose. I favor freedom -- you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion. — Mario Vargas Llosa

But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin. — Aldous Huxley

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

When you release the wrongdoer from the wrong, you cut a malignant tumor out of your inner life. You set a prisoner free, but you discover that the real prisoner was yourself. — Lewis B. Smedes

True Freedom Quotes

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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

Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders. — Diane Nash

To be true to one's own freedom is, in essence, to honor and respect the freedom of all others. — Dwight D. Eisenhower

True freedom is always spiritual. It has something to do with your innermost being, which cannot be chained, handcuffed, or put into a jail. — Osho

True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded. — Eleanor Roosevelt

True art is alive and inspired by humanity. I believe that art helps us to be free from aggression and depression. — Leonid Afremov

I do not wish to give (women) a first place, still less a second one- but the complete freedom to take their true place, whatever it may be. — Elizabeth Blackwell

There are free men with the spirit of a slave, and slaves whose spirit is full of freedom. He who is true to his inner self is a free man, while he whose entire life is merely a stage for what is good and beautiful in the eyes of others, is a slave. — Abraham Isaac Kook

Suffering cracks open the shell of ego, and then comes a point when it has served its purpose. Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary. — Eckhart Tolle

Stress is an alarm clock that lets you know you're attached to something not true for you. — Byron Katie

Complete Freedom Quotes

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My vision is a future for humanity where we will be completely free to pursue activities outside of our planet. — Franklin Chang Diaz

Our whole business is based on giving our artists and designers complete freedom to invent without limits. — Bernard Arnault

Man makes himself, and he only makes himself completely in proportion as he desacrilizes himself and the world. The sacred is the prime obstacle to his freedom. He will become himself only when he is totally demysticized. He will not be truly free until he has killed the last god. — Mircea Eliade

I want freedom for the full expression of my personality. — Mahatma Gandhi

Walk so that your footprints bear only the marks of peaceful joy and complete freedom. To do this you have to learn to let go. Let go of your sorrows, let go of your worries. That is the secret of walking meditation. — Nhat Hanh

When you drop all your ideas, fantasies and projections about who you are and what freedom is and remain completely empty, this is freedom. — Mooji

In the Islamic government all people have complete freedom to have any kind of opinion. — Ruhollah Khomeini

The search for human freedom can never be complete without freedom for women. — Betty Ford

It seems that the inevitable fate of man is never attain complete freedom: princes everywhere tend to despotism and the people to servitude. — Jean-Paul Marat

A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes...and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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More Freedom Quotes

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Freedom quote by I. F. Stone

All governments are run by liars and nothing they say should be believed. — I. F. Stone

Freedom quote by Joan Miro

A simple line painted with the brush can lead to freedom and happiness. — Joan Miro

Freedom quote by Hannah Arendt

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. — Hannah Arendt

Freedom quote by Bob Marley

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. — Bob Marley

Freedom quote by Rabbi Akiva

The paper burns, but the words fly away. — Rabbi Akiva

Freedom quote by Moshe Dayan

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. — Moshe Dayan

Freedom quote by Elbert Hubbard

Responsibility is the price of freedom. — Elbert Hubbard

Freedom quote by Gigi Hadid

I think that not being perfect has given me the freedom to keep getting better. — Gigi Hadid

Freedom quote by Louis D. Brandeis

It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears. — Louis D. Brandeis

Freedom quote by Sally Kirkland

I certainly was one of the instigators in the 1960s of freedom of expression. — Sally Kirkland

Freedom quote by Langston Hughes

I am the American heartbreak- The rock on which Freedom Stumped its toe. — Langston Hughes

Freedom quote by Mark Twain

Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its only sure defense. — Mark Twain

Freedom quote by Tennessee Williams

Caged birds accept each other, but flight is what they long for. — Tennessee Williams

Freedom quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe. — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Freedom quote by Louis D. Brandeis

The greatest menace to freedom is an inert people. — Louis D. Brandeis

Freedom quote by Aristotle

Through discipline comes freedom. — Aristotle

Freedom quote by Ted Kotcheff

I have as much artistic freedom in my television work as I have in my films. — Ted Kotcheff

Freedom quote by Jim Rohn

You have two choices: You can make a living, or you can design a life. — Jim Rohn

Freedom quote by Robert A. Heinlein

Democracy is four wolves and a sheep voting on dinner. — Robert A. Heinlein

Freedom quote by Yi-Fu Tuan

Place is security, space is freedom. — Yi-Fu Tuan

Freedom quote by Rick Genest

Everybody has their own opinion and own ideas of what beauty is. — Rick Genest

Freedom quote by Benjamin Rush

Without Virtue there can be no liberty — Benjamin Rush

Freedom quote by Simone de Beauvoir

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. — Simone de Beauvoir

In Conclusion

Freedom quotes often resonate with people because they remind us of the tremendous power and responsibility that comes with our liberty. They encourage us to challenge societal norms and fight against any form of injustice or oppression. These quotes emphasize that freedom does not mean an absence of rules or responsibilities, but rather the ability to express oneself freely while respecting the rights and freedom of others. They serve as a reminder that freedom is a precious and fragile concept that must be protected and cherished.

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