120 Limiting Freedom Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of limiting freedom quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about what is freedom.

Top 10 Limiting Freedom Quotes (BEST)

  1. Education is a weapon the effect of which is determined by the hands which wield it, by who is to be struck down. — Joseph Stalin
  2. Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost. — Thomas Jefferson
  3. Make yourself sheep and the wolves will eat you. — Benjamin Franklin
  4. The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases. — Thomas Jefferson
  5. He was not bone and feather but a perfect idea of freedom and flight, limited by nothing at all — Richard Bach
  6. Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. — James Madison
  7. It must never be forgotten...that the liberties of the people are not so safe under the gracious manner of government as by the limitation of power. — Richard Henry Lee
  8. The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite. — Thomas Jefferson
  9. The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. — Thomas Jefferson
  10. This I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. — John Steinbeck

Short Limiting Freedom Quotes

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  • I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man. — Thomas Jefferson
  • Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos. — John Marshall
  • Foreign aid goes from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. — Rand Paul
  • It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. — C. S. Lewis
  • Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. — Ronald Reagan
  • There's a time and a place for getting a smart mouth. — J. K. Rowling
  • Freedom stretches only as far as the limits of our consciousness. — Carl Jung
  • We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. — Thomas Jefferson
  • He who controls the past controls the future. — Lao Tzu
  • Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed — Walter E. Williams
Limiting freedom quote Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.
Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.

Limiting Freedom Of Speech Quotes

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Freedom of press is limited to those who own one. — H. L. Mencken

China restricts the society's freedom of speech. The Communist Party imposes these limits because it lacks confidence towards the future and has no ideals. Nowadays, China is experiencing the detrimental effects of such decisions. Its citizens have no creativity. — Ai Weiwei

I'm a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought. — Jimmy Wales

Limiting freedom quote The only limits you have are the limits you believe.
The only limits you have are the limits you believe.

In Iran, there is no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no independent judiciary, no free elections. There is no freedom of religion - not even for Shiites, who are forced by Irans theocracy to adhere to one narrow set of official rules. — Elliott Abrams

Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people. — Brad Thor

Slavery tolerates no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no freedom of opinion. — Hinton Rowan Helper

Limiting freedom quote Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the
Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord and free themselves from the fools.

We have freedom of speech, but you got to watch what you say. — Viola Spolin

Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. — Charles Bradlaugh

I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit. — Eminem

It seems that the right of freedom of speech that was enshrined in numerous constitutions is now under attack by religious institutions. — Salman Rushdie

What Is Freedom Quotes

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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

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

Limiting freedom quote Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

I don't mind what happens. That is the essence of inner freedom. It is a timeless spiritual truth: release attachment to outcomes, deep inside yourself, you'll feel good no matter what. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

Freedom is what we all seek, but it's what we do with that freedom that ultimately defines our character. In the end, a man's character cements his fate, good or bad. — Sonny Barger

Limiting freedom quote Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.
Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.

Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought — Abraham Lincoln

Life is a sum of all your choices". So, what are you doing today? — Albert Camus

It’s ridiculous to talk about freedom in a society dominated by huge corporations. What kind of freedom is there inside a corporation? They’re totalitarian institutions - you take orders from above and maybe give them to people below you. There’s about as much freedom as under Stalinism. — Noam Chomsky

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

Simple Freedom Quotes

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

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

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

Limiting freedom quote There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But wit
There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.

For every problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. — H. L. Mencken

Naturally the common people don't want war. . . but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along. . . — Hermann Goring

A simple equation exists between freedom and numbers: the more people, the less freedom. — Royal Robbins

Limiting 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.

Freedom is the greatest fruit of self sufficiency. — Epicurus

A garden was one of the few thing in prison that one could control. To plant a seed, watch it grow, to tend it then harvest it, offered a simple but enduring satisfaction. The sense of being the custodian of this small patch of earth offered a taste of freedom. — Nelson Mandela

My definition of financial freedom is simple: it is the ability to live the lifestyle you desire without having to work or rely on anyone else for money. — T. Harv Eker

A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones), we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish, to contradict, and to experiment. Arguments from authority are unacceptable. — Carl Sagan

Limiting Freedom Of Expression Quotes

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A person who doesn't breathe deeply reduces the life of his body. If he doesn't move freely, he restricts the life of his body. If he doesn't feel fully, he narrows the life of his body. And if his self-expression is constricted, he limits the life of his body. — Alexander Lowen

Acting is the most pure fun as far as jobs go, but it can be limiting in terms of freedom of expression. You are never the master of the story, just a part of it. But writing and directing give you the power of the gods. — David Hayter

There is a time and a place for creativity. — William Redington Hewlett

Limiting 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.

I joined the Labour party because I believed in equality, in freedom of speech and in tolerance, compassion and understanding for people, irrespective of their background and views. In whatever I decide to do in the future I will hold to those principles. — Geoff Hoon

Every religion has its dignity ... in freedom of expression there are limits. — Pope Francis

Freedom And Responsibility Quotes

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

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

Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom. — Nelson Mandela

Limiting freedom quote Never tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.
Never tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.

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

I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation. — Coretta Scott King

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

Limiting freedom quote The only limitations one has are the ones they place on themselves.
The only limitations one has are the ones they place on themselves.

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

Real freedom is the ability to pause between stimulus and response, and in that pause, choose. — Rollo May

The power to arrest - to deprive a citizen of liberty - must be used fairly, responsibly, and without bias. — Loretta Lynch

What I was utterly convinced of, and still am, is the idea that the only responsibility the free intellectual has is vis-a-vis himself. He is not responsible to either a political party or a ruler. — Tawfiq al-Hakim

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

Limiting freedom quote Don't limit yourself to the skies when there is a whole galaxy out there.
Don't limit yourself to the skies when there is a whole galaxy out there.

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

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Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. — Thomas Jefferson

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

Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates. — Benjamin Franklin

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. — Noah Webster

Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else; hence the exercise of the natural rights of each man has no limits except those which assure to the other members of the society the enjoyment of the same rights. — Marquis de Lafayette

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

I am not myself free or human until or unless I recognize the freedom and humanity of all my fellowmen... 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

Once you stop believing that it might somehow be possible to avoid hard choices about time, it gets easier to make better ones. You begin to grasp that when there’s too much to do, and there always will be, the only route to psychological freedom is to let go of the limit-denying fantasy of getting it all done and instead to focus on doing a few things that count. — Oliver Burkeman

There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters — Daniel Webster

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

It is not the function of government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error. — Robert H. Jackson

Having limits to push against is how you find out what you can do. I have always been full of contradictions. I am shy but I love the freedom of the stage. I need reassurance but at the same time I don’t want it. I hate being afraid but I can’t help wanting to frighten myself. That is how you grow. — Sylvie Guillem

My freedom will be so much the greater and more meaningful the more narrowly I limit my field of action and the more I surround myself with obstacles. Whatever diminishes constraint diminishes strength. The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self of the chains that shackle the spirit. — Igor Stravinsky

The individualist… recognizes the limitations of the powers of individual reason and consequently advocates freedom. — Friedrich August von Hayek

Alcohol didn't cause the high crime rates of the '20s and '30s, Prohibition did. And drugs do not cause today's alarming crime rates, but drug prohibition does. — James Carriger Paine

Motorists who want to save money on gas will demand and buy more fuel-efficient vehicles. We should not limit their freedom with more government regulations. — Jim DeMint

Nothing can destroy a government more quickly than its failure to observe its own laws, or worse, its disregard of the charter of its own existence. — Tom C. Clark

When all government ...in little as in great things... shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power; it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated. — Thomas Jefferson

The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves. — Donald James

Give yourself the freedom to explore the possibility of life without limits. Goals are dreams with deadlines, a means to an end but not the ultimate purpose of life. — Glynis Nunn

When freedom prevails, the ingenuity and inventiveness of people creates incredible wealth. This is the source of the natural improvement of the human condition. — Brian Wesbury

Democracies have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death. — James Madison

The attraction of snowboarding is the freedom it gives you. With a snowboard on your feet the sky is the limit. You can do anything and go anywhere. This is not just for pro riders. It is for everyone. — Jeremy Jones

Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order. — Robert H. Jackson

What the government is good at is collecting taxes, taking away your freedoms and killing people. It's not good at much else. — Tom Clancy

I've learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom - how great is that? — Soledad O'Brien

Some people are more talented than others. Some are more educationally privileged than others. But we all have the capacity to be great. Greatness comes with recognizing that your potential is limited only by how you choose, how you use your freedom, how resolute you are, in short, by your attitude. And we are all free to choose our attitude. — Peter Koestenbaum

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