Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Freedom.

The repository contains 65 quotes in the category “Freedom.”
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He only earns his freedom and existence who daily conquers them anew.

Goethe
1749 — 1832

Patriotism is a virtue of the vicious.

Oscar Wilde
1854 — 1900

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.

P. J. O’Rourke
1947 —     

There are just two rules of governance in a free society: mind your own business, and keep your hands to yourself.

P. J. O’Rourke
1947 —     

It is harder to preserve than to obtain liberty.

Vice President John C. Calhoun
1782 — 1850

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Patrick Henry
1736 — 1799

Virginia House of Burgesses
March 23, 1775

Then what is freedom? It is the will to be responsible to ourselves.

Friedrich Nietzsche
1844 — 1900

Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

Thomas Paine
1737 — 1809

As long as possible live free and uncommitted. It makes but little difference whether you are committed to a farm or the county jail.

Henry David Thoreau
1817 — 1862

All violence consists in some people forcing others, under threat of suffering or death, to do what they do not want to do.

Count Leo Tolstoy
1828 — 1910

I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.

Voltaire
1694 — 1778

No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.

Frederick Douglass
1818 — 1895

Moderation in the protection of liberty is no virtue; extremism in the defense of freedom is no vice.

Senator Barry Goldwater
1909 — 1998

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.

Lord Acton
1834 — 1902

It is easier to find people fit to govern themselves than people to govern others. Every man is the best, the most responsible, judge of his own advantage.

Lord Acton
1834 — 1902

A free society is a place where it’s safe to be unpopular.

Ambassador Adlai Stevenson
1900 — 1965

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.

A. J. Liebling
1904 — 1963

Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom.

Albert Camus
1913 — 1960

If Virtue & Knowledge are diffus’d among the People, they will never be enslav’d. This will be their great Security.

Governor Samuel Adams
1722 — 1803

Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is something people take and people are as free as they want to be.

James Baldwin
1924 — 1987

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