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When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
Pope John Paul II
I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
Simone de Beauvoir
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
It is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.
I'm a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought.
When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
Charles Evans Hughes
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
A new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn; for in man's heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree.
George H. W. Bush
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
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.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
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.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.
Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.
Marquis de Lafayette
Freedom is something that dies unless it's used.
Hunter S. Thompson
You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom.
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world.
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
Daniel J. Boorstin
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
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
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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