One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives.— Subhas Chandra Bose
Unconventional Individual Freedom quotations
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.
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.
An individual should not have too much freedom. A nation should have absolute freedom.
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.
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.
There is a great sense of community within the Montessori classroom, where children of differing ages work together in an atmosphere of cooperation rather than competitiveness. There is respect for the environment and for the individuals within it, which comes through experience of freedom within the community.
The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism: ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.
The free exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world.
There's a difference between us. You think the people of this country exist to provide you with position. I think your position exists to provide those people with freedom. And I go to make sure that they have it
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.
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.
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are.
..There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.
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.
This I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.
Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any problem.
All social movements are founded by, guided by, motivated and seen through by the passion of individuals.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.... The subjection of individuals will increase amongst democratic nations, not only in the same proportion as their equality, but in the same proportion as their ignorance.
Men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.
Self-discipline is a form of freedom.
Freedom from laziness and lethargy, freedom from the expectations and demands of others, freedom from weakness and fear-and doubt. Self-discipline allows a pitcher to feel his individuality, his inner strength, his talent. He is master of, rather than a slave to, his thoughts and emotions.
I am certain, however, that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.
This possibility to change reality, which exists in everyone, represents the real freedom of every human individual. He has an enormous possibility to change his world view.
When the rights of any individual or group are chipped away, the freedom of all erodes.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.
Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to annihilating the Jewish state.
It runs a theocratic totalitarian state in Gaza, with no individual liberty, and no freedom of speech or press.
With few exceptions, democracy has not brought good government to new developing countries. What Asians value may not necessarily be what Americans or Europeans value. Westerners value the freedoms and liberties of the individual. As an Asian of Chinese cultural backround, my values are for a government which is honest, effective and efficient.
The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself.
There is no free society without silence, without the internal and external spaces of solitude in which the individual freedom can develop.
The task for sociology is to come to the help of the individual.
We have to be in service of freedom. It is something we have lost sight of.
Theres something unique about the United States, a sense of individual rights and freedoms, and a sense of social and civic responsibility that we contributed to so much of the world. We lost that mission in the 1980s and 1990s, when we entered a gilded age, and the culture of individualism became a culture of avarice.
I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty and Christian teaching.
Do not be deluded by the abstract word Freedom.
Whose freedom? Not the freedom of one individual in relation to another, but freedom of Capital to crush the worker.
Only in community with others has each individual the means of cultivating his gifts in all directions; only in the community, therefore, is personal freedom possible.
There is no justification for taking away individuals' freedom in the guise of public safety.