Quotes: freedom

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  • Jiddu Krishnamurti
    Jiddu Krishnamurti
    Indian theosophist 1895-1986
    Jiddu Krishnamurti
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    Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.
  • Willa Cather
    Willa Cather
    American author 1876-1947
    Willa Cather
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    The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter.
  • Freedom is the opportunity to make decisions...
  • Madonna
    Madonna
    American musician, singer and actress 1958-
    Madonna
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    I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.
  • Arnold Toynbee
    Arnold Toynbee
    British economic historian and social reformer 1852-1883
    Arnold Toynbee
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    As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
  • Luis Bunuel
    Luis Bunuel
    Spanish Film Director 1900-1983
    Luis Bunuel
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    Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.
  • Friedrich von Schiller
    Friedrich von Schiller
    German poet 1759-1805
    Friedrich von Schiller
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    Freedom exists only with power.
  • Martin Luther King
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
    Martin Luther King
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    Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
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    Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.
  • Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman
    American economist 1912-
    Milton Friedman
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    History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
    Hannah Arendt
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    Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
    Hannah Arendt
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    No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
  • Candice Millard
    Candice Millard
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    'Honor in the Dust' is less about the freedom of the Philippines than the soul of the United States.
  • Carl Sagan
    Carl Sagan
    American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
    Carl Sagan
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    A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones), we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish, to contradict, and to experiment. Arguments from authority are unacceptable.
    Source: Billions and Billions: Thoughts of Life and Death at the Brink of the Millenium (1997) Ch. 14, The Common Enemy.
  • Albert Camus
    Albert Camus
    French writer and essayist 1913-1960
    Albert Camus
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    A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.
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