Freedom Quotes

Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs; once acquired it can imprison us.
– Emile M. Cioran
No one can enjoy freedom without trembling.
– Emile M. Cioran
Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.
– Kurt Cobain
Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.
– Charles Caleb Colton
So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.
– Charles Horton Cooley
It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.
– Quentin Crisp
I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.
– Madonna Ciccone
Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.
– Powell Clayton
The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.
– Anna Julia Cooper
We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.
– Angela Davis
The very idea of freedom incites fear in the hearts of terrorists across the world.
– Elizabeth Dole
The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms.
– William O. Douglas
In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
– Will Durant
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
– Bob Dylan
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
– Moshe Dayan
That's free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing - the truly democratic thing about it - is that you don't even have to be a player to lose.
– Barbara Ehrenreich
We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.
– Barbara Ehrenreich
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Human beings crave freedom at their core.
– John Ensign