80 Best Quotes about Freedom

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The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry. - James Truslow Adams, Historian

When you can act, speak and think as you want, it is freedom. It is important to liberate yourself if you want to live your life on your own terms. Freedom quotes help you do just that. These quotes motivate you to break yourself free of all restraints – physical, emotional and social. Being independent instills a sense of pride, happiness and confidence in you. You start living your dreams and are able to create a distinct identity of yourself.

Freedom is one of the fundamental human rights. It gives you your individuality. You breathe freely. There is no greatness in living a life that is controlled by external forces making you enslaved to others. Freedom quotes enable you to treat yourself as an independent individual and fight coercion, confinement, and interference.

Freedom is not for weak and timid. You need to have the courage to fight for it. It is earned and not begged for. There is countless number of quotes from great people that talk about how independence and courage are interrelated. Remember, these quotes are meant for every individual, group, community, and nation.

One of the things that always comes up in my writing is the search for freedom, especially in women. I always write about women who are marginalized, who have no means or resources and somehow manage to get out of those situations with incredible strength - and that is more important than anything. - Isabel Allende , Writer

Important Quotes, Strength Quotes, Women Quotes

The Libertarian position on the freedom of speech is a strong support of freedom of speech, and we oppose government intervention in controlling what is or is not moral. - Michael Badnarik, Politician

Control Quotes

Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself. - Mahatma Gandhi


America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people. - Lord Byron, Poet

Moderation Quotes

I'm standing for real freedom. - Todd Akin , Politician

I love this country because I didn't always have it. Freedom, food, water that is clean, Constitution - these are not things I take for granted. - Sayed Badreya, Actor

Love Quotes, Food Quotes

The raids on Freedom House, the National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute, the Adenauer Foundation, and other groups helping Egyptians move toward respect for democratic politics and human rights were of a piece with the practices of Hosni Mubarak - only bolder and more repressive. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

Practice Quotes, Respect Quotes, Human Rights Quotes, Politics Quotes

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery. - Wayne Dyer , Psychologist

Life Quotes

Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed in our search for greater security, for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom and democracy hope to achieve. - Tammy Baldwin, Politician

Great Quotes, Democracy Quotes, Hope Quotes, Sacrifice Quotes, Enemies Quotes, Security Quotes

More freedom means more jobs... less government and less taxes. - Todd Akin , Politician

Taxes Quotes

I think that the basic philosophy was very good. It was just be nice to each other, and don't step on other people's toes and infringe on their freedom. - Kevin Ayers, Composer

Philosophy Quotes

The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. - Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet

Thought Quotes, Men Quotes

Don't stay at the job for safe salary increases over time. That will never get you where you want - freedom from financial worry. Only free time, imagination, creativity, and an ability to disappear will help you deliver value that nobody ever delivered before in the history of mankind. - James Altucher, Author

Help Quotes, Time Quotes, Worry Quotes, Ability Quotes, Creativity Quotes, Imagination Quotes, History Quotes

My dad loved Scotland, so we would pile into his caravan and head for the Highlands, to Fort William and Loch Ness. It was such an adventure - my siblings and I were allowed to roam and explore the local beaches. We loved the freedom of those trips. - Rick Astley, Musician

Love Quotes

Georgian England was very radical; there were all these new revolutionary ideas, and I think women had more freedom than they did later on. - Marion Bailey, Actress

Women Quotes, Ideas Quotes, Revolution Quotes

And there are certain things, and they are evident, obviously, without being boring about it, but I mean obviously, the two evident and easy ones being Gandhi and Cry Freedom, there are things which I do care about very much and which I would like to stand up and be counted. - Richard Attenborough, Actor

The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself. - Saul Alinsky , Activist

Great Quotes

Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices. - Theodor Adorno, Philosopher

Choice Quotes

Even before I knew I was gay, I knew I didn't want to have a child. I knew I didn't want to have one. I never want to have to release it from me. Listen, I love babies. I love children. And I melt when I'm around them. I also love my freedom and I love that I can sleep at night. - Ellen DeGeneres

Children Quotes, Love Quotes

We have a long heritage of freedom that defines America. We believe there is a Creator who blessed us with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. - Todd Akin , Politician

Life Quotes, Happiness Quotes

Free software is software that respects your freedom and the social solidarity of your community. So it's free as in freedom. - Richard Stallman

Respect Quotes, Community Quotes, Solidarity Quotes

Many Americans don't have an understanding of the freedoms they regularly enjoy. - Dave Anderson, Writer

American Quotes, Understanding Quotes

Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Pride Quotes

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

Power Quotes

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

I want to work with non-profits that stimulate growth to the community. Whether it is economic growth, intellectual, or freedom. - Gbenga Akinnagbe , Actor

Profit Quotes, Work Quotes, Community Quotes

I'm not sure I'll find acting satisfying creatively forever. If you get the good roles, it's great - if you have the freedom to choose your projects and not just do anything and everything. - Francois Arnaud , Actor

Great Quotes

I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see. - Julian Assange, Activist

No body of knowledge needs an organizational policy. Organizational policy can only impede the advancement of knowledge. There is a basic incompatibility between any organization and freedom of thought. - William S. Burroughs, Writer

Knowledge Quotes, Thought Quotes

I'm not a big fan of regulation: anyone who likes freedom of the press can't be. - Julian Assange, Activist

I went to jail 44 times. I've been beaten and left for dead on the side of the road fighting for freedom... Yet Rosa Parks is better known in history than Ralph David Abernathy. Why is that? - Ralph Abernathy, Activist

Time Quotes, History Quotes

Tunisian liberals say that the U.S. Embassy in Tunis is unengaged with their efforts to make sure the Tunisian model remains one of expanding freedom. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

Effort Quotes, Liberals Quotes

I was in school - I was a good learner; if I wanted to get something done, I could get it done. I was lazy, though. I was always, like, sort of an outcast. And when I got home, I was always doing music, but when I was doing music, no one was there to judge it, you know? It was just me in my bedroom. It gave me freedom and made me happy. - Afrojack, Dutch Musician

Music Quotes

Being born in Cuba, a country where freedom of speech is non-existent, it's startling to observe how Venezuela, where I was happily raised, is fast becoming Cuba's mirror image: Dismantling of fundamental democratic rights deserved by its people and citizens of the world. - Maria Conchita Alonso, Actress

I can understand wanting to have millions of dollars; there's a certain freedom, meaningful freedom, that comes with that. - Bill Gates, American Businessman

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. - Thomas Jefferson, President

Life Quotes, Health Quotes, Great Quotes, Conscience Quotes, Happiness Quotes

If there was one word on a motivation or world view, that one word would be 'liberty.' That's what inspires me and motivates me more than anything - just the concept of freedom, liberty, what it means. - Michele Bachmann, Politician

Motivational Quotes

When freedom of the press is threatened, the United States should be leading efforts to protect it. - Elliott Abrams, Lawyer

Effort Quotes

The Philippines and the U.S. have had a strong relationship with each other for a very long time now. We have a shared history. We have shared values, democracy, freedom, and we have been in all the wars together in modern history, the World War, Second World War, Cold War, Vietnam, Korea, now the war on terrorism. - Gloria Macapagal Arroyo , Statesman

Time Quotes, Values Quotes, Democracy Quotes, History Quotes, War Quotes

A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten. - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Leader

Life Quotes, Sacrifice Quotes

In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject, perfect freedom of individual treatment, and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening, even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results. - George Pierce Baker, Educator

Great Quotes, Choice Quotes, Listening Quotes

Without peace, there is no freedom, individual or national. War and hostilities are a form of slavery. - Klas Pontus Arnoldson , Author

War Quotes

Black History is invigoration in relaxation.Freedom in routine.Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without - Ymber Delecto

Black History Quotes, Confidence Quotes, Energy Quotes, Relaxation Quotes, Self Control Quotes

Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future. - Albert Camus, French Philosopher

Creation Quotes, Future Quotes

The obligation of the state is to guarantee freedom of religion, and that implies dealing with all of them on an equal footing. - Ricardo Alarcon , Politician

Religion Quotes

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. - Albert Camus, French Philosopher

Art Quotes

Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society. - Emily Greene Balch, Educator

When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all, in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity. - Gerry Adams, Politician

Unity Quotes

I lived in a dictatorship in Brazil, and I was arrested three times. I felt in my flesh what it is to live under such a regime and experience deprivation of freedom. - Paulo Coelho, Novelist

Time Quotes, Experience Quotes

Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment. - Gerry Adams, Politician

Courage Quotes, Determination Quotes

4 Top quotes about Freedom by Robert Frost

Freedom lies in being bold. - Robert Frost, Poet

If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom. - Robert Frost, Poet

The only certain freedom's in departure. - Robert Frost, Poet

You have freedom when you're easy in your harness. - Robert Frost, Poet

4 Famous quotes about Freedom by Noam Chomsky

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. - Noam Chomsky

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

Democracy Quotes, Ideals Quotes

In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society. - Noam Chomsky

Great Quotes, Respect Quotes

In the literal sense, there has been no relevant evolution since the trek from Africa. But there has been substantial progress towards higher standards of rights, justice and freedom - along with all too many illustrations of how remote is the goal of a decent society. - Noam Chomsky

Goal Quotes, Justice Quotes

10 Popular quotes about Freedom by Nelson Mandela

Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements. - Nelson Mandela

There is no such thing as part freedom. - Nelson Mandela

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires. - Nelson Mandela

Death Quotes, Desire Quotes

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. - Nelson Mandela

Achievement Quotes

Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freedom of the individual will truly mean the freedom of the individual. - Nelson Mandela

Challenge Quotes, Help Quotes, Important Quotes

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

Responsibility Quotes, Rich Quotes, Power Quotes

I will not leave South Africa, nor will I surrender. Only through hardship, sacrifice and militant action can freedom be won. The struggle is my life. I will continue fighting for freedom until the end of my days. - Nelson Mandela

Life Quotes, Action Quotes, Hardship Quotes, Sacrifice Quotes

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. - Nelson Mandela

Respect Quotes

Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will. - Nelson Mandela

Success Quotes, Money Quotes

The names of Dingane and Bambata, Hintsa and Makana, Squngthi and Dalasile, Moshoeshoe and Sekhukhuni, were praised as the glory of the entire African nation. I hoped then that life might offer me the opportunity to serve my people and make my own humble contribution to their freedom struggle. - Nelson Mandela

Life Quotes, Opportunity Quotes, Hope Quotes, Praise Quotes

4 Amazing quotes about Freedom by Mikhail Bakunin

The freedom of all is essential to my freedom. - Mikhail Bakunin, Revolutionary

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. - Mikhail Bakunin, Revolutionary

Love Quotes

Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying. - Mikhail Bakunin, Revolutionary

Work Quotes, Equality Quotes, Lying Quotes

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, Revolutionary

Women Quotes, Men Quotes

4 Awesome quotes about Freedom by Martin Luther King Jr

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent. - Martin Luther King Jr

Change Quotes, Work Quotes, Ability Quotes

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. - Martin Luther King Jr

Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself. - Martin Luther King Jr

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. - Martin Luther King Jr

Autumn Quotes, Equality Quotes

4 Best quotes about Freedom by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours. They should come and visit historical monuments and sites - let's say the sites around Iran - where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others. - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Statesman

We do believe that freedom, the right to choose, the right to vote, respect and justice is the fundamental right of all people. All people must obtain these rights. - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Statesman

Respect Quotes, Justice Quotes

Fundamentally, I do agree, certainly, people must be allowed to express their own opinions freely. Freedom is part of the essential rights of all nations. - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Statesman

Opinion Quotes

I pass no judgment about historic events. I defend the human freedoms. Whatever event has taken place throughout history, or hasn't taken place, I cannot judge that. - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad , Statesman

History Quotes, Judgment Quotes