Quotes About Freedom

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Jeff Cooper
“The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.”
Jeff Cooper, Art of the Rifle

“I’m an atheist, and a militant atheist when religion starts impacting on legislation.”
Daniel Radcliffe

Émile Durkheim
“Man cannot become attached to higher aims and submit to a rule if he sees nothing above him to which he belongs. To free him from all social pressure is to abandon him to himself and demoralize him.”
Émile Durkheim, On Suicide: A Study in Sociology

Ernst Jünger
“Today only the person who no longer believes in a happy ending, only he who has consciously renounced it, is able to live. A happy century does not exist; but there are moments of happiness, and there is freedom in the moment.”
Ernst Jünger, The Glass Bees

Sophocles
“A city which belongs to just one man is no true city”
Sophocles, Antigone

Ron Paul
“And yet even among the friends of liberty, many people are deceived into believing that government can make them safe from all harm, provide fairly distributed economic security, and improve individual moral behavior. If the government is granted a monopoly on the use of force to achieve these goals, history shows that power is always abused. Every single time.”
Ron Paul, Liberty Defined: 50 Essential Issues That Affect Our Freedom

عمر حمد
“سماعاً بني العرب الاكرمين ... اُباة التواني حماة الذمم
أفيقوا فمن نام عن حقه... عراه الأذى ولواه العدم
رعى الله شعباً يريد العلى... ويطلبها تحت خفق العلم
إذا لم نقم قومة حرة... ونرجع عهدا طواه القدم
فأين الفخار الذي ندعي... وأين الإباء وأين الكرم
فتى الشعر هذا مجال قرير... فنادي الإباء ونادي الشيم
ونادي الشباب كبار النفوس... ونادي الشباب عماد الأمم
فلا أمل اليوم إلا بهم... لأن الشباب عماد الأمم
وقل لبني العُرب لا تيأسوا... فإن الهموم ستحُي الهمم
وإن المقام على الضيم عار... ولا يغسل العار إلا بدم
ولابد من نهضة للعلى...بها ترفع العرب ذاك العلم”
عمر حمد, ديوان الشهيد عمر حمد

Thomas Jefferson
“We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.”
Thomas Jefferson

Robert Fulghum
“Liberation, I guess, is everybody getting what they think they want, without knowing the whole truth. Or in other words, liberation finally amounts to being free from things we don't like in order to be enslaved by things we approve of. Here's to the eternal tandem.”
Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

“But all the while, there was one thing we most needed even from the start, and certainly will need from here on out into the New Jerusalem: the ability to take our freedom seriously and act on it, to live not in fear of mistakes but in the knowledge that no mistake can hold a candle to the love that draws us home. My repentance, accordingly, is not so much for my failings but for the two-bit attitude toward them by which I made them more sovereign than grace. Grace - the imperative to hear the music, not just listen for errors - makes all infirmities occasions of glory.”
Robert Farrar Capon, Between Noon & Three: Romance, Law & the Outrage of Grace

Aldous Huxley
“It must be something voluntary, something self induced - like getting drunk, or talking yourself into believing some piece of foolishness because it happens to be in the Scriptures. And then look at their idea of what's normal. Believe it or not, a normal human being is one who can have an orgasm and is adjusted to society. It's unimaginable! No question about what you do with your orgasms. No question about the quality of your feelings and thoughts and perceptions. And then what about the society you're supposed to be adjusted to? Is it a mad society or a sane one? And even if it's pretty sane, is it right that anybody should be completely adjusted to it?”
Aldous Huxley, Island

Ayn Rand
“Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of production and trade...”
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Ernest Cline
“Lights," I said softly. This had become my favorite word over the past week. In my mind, it had become synonymous with freedom.”
Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

Kate Chopin
“…there would be no powerful will binding hers in that blind persistence with which men and women believe they have a right to impose a private will upon a fellow creature…And yet she had loved him- sometimes. Often she had not. What did it matter! What could love, the unsolved mystery, count for in the face of this possession of self-assertion which she suddenly recognized as the strongest impulse of her being.”
Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour and Other Stories

“Skepticism, not cleanliness, is next to godliness. Skepticism is the father of freedom. It is like the pry that holds open the door for truth to slip in.”
Gerry Spence, Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom: An Owner's Manual for Life

Toba Beta
“You're still in prison if you do nothing better in freedom.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Thomas Merton
“The cause of liberty becomes a mockery if the price to be paid is the wholesale destruction of those who are to enjoy liberty. Ghandi, quoted in Merton, p. 68”
Thomas Merton, Gandhi On Non-Violence

Chloe Rattray
“This is just the way life is – sometimes cruel, sometimes beautiful, all the time confusing and frightening and exhilarating – and we just have to deal with it. That’s
what freedom is.”
Chloe Rattray, Sacré Noir

Oscar Wilde
“He wants to enslave you.'
'I shudder at the thought of being free.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Héloïse d'Argenteuil
“[I]f the name of wife appears more sacred and more valid, sweeter to me is ever the word friend, or, if thou be not ashamed, concubine ... And thou thyself wert not wholly unmindful of that ... [as in the narrative of thy misfortunes] thou hast not disdained to set forth sundry reasons by which I tried to dissuade thee from our marriage, from an ill-starred bed; but wert silent as to many, in which I preferred love to wedlock, freedom to a bond. I call God to witness, if Augustus, ruling over the whole world, were to deem me worthy of the honour of marriage, and to confirm the whole world to me, to be ruled by me forever, dearer to me and of greater dignity would it seem to be called thy concubine than his empress.”
Héloïse d'Argenteuil, The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse

Christine de Pizan
“When we take your person into account, you who are a young maiden, to whom God gives the strength and power to be the champion who casts the rebels down and feeds France with the sweet, nourishing milk of peace, here indeed is something quite extraordinary!

For if God performed such a great number of miracles through Joshua who conquered many a place and cast down many an enemy, he, Joshua, was a strong and powerful man. But, after all, a woman – a simple shepherdess – braver than any man ever was in Rome! As far as God is concerned, this was easily accomplished.

But as for us, we never heard tell of such an extraordinary marvel, for the prowess of all the great men of the past cannot be compared to this woman's whose concern it is to cast out our enemies. This is God's doing: it is He who guides her and who has given her a heart greater than that of any man.”
Christine de Pizan, Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc

Lily Blake
“I hold life sacred, even more since I’ve tasted freedom,... But I've lost my fear of death... But if you join me, I will gladly give my life for you. Because this land and its people have lost too much.”
Lily Blake, Snow White & the Huntsman

Edward M. Kennedy
“The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.”
Edward M. Kennedy

John Stuart Mill
“There are no means of finding what either one person or many can do, but by trying - and no means by which anyone else can discover for them what it is for their happiness to do or leave undone”
John Stuart Mill, The Subjection of Women

John Kremer
“Freedom is not from the outside. It's of the inside.”
John Kremer

Santosh Kalwar
“Love does not claim materialistic possession of any kind, it yields complete freedom.”
Santosh Kalwar

Heinar Kipphardt
“There are people who are willing to protect freedom until there is nothing left of it.”
Heinar Kipphardt, In der Sache J. Robert Oppenheimer

“Art is a space in which freedom tests its wings.”
Marty Rubin

Toba Beta
“It doesn't sound logical to say
that a man is an atheist
just because he's probably someone
who knows his own God...personally.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

Janet Fitch
“Rena noticed me watching it pass. 'You think they don't got problem?' Rena said. 'Everybody got problem. You got me, they got insurance, house payment, Preparation H.' She smiled, baring the part between her two upper teeth. 'We are the free birds. They want to be us.”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

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