Quotes by freedom
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Indian theosophist 1895-1986
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.
American author 1876-1947
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...
British economic historian and social reformer 1852-1883
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.
Irish civil rights activist 1947-
Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism... to ward off threats to her own security and influence.
African-American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer and entrepreneur 1932-2017
Civil Rights: What black folks are given in the U.S. on the installment plan, as in civil-rights bills. Not to be confused with human rights, which are the dignity, stature, humanity, respect, and freedom belonging to all people by right of their birth.
South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and political leader 1918-2013
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.
Spanish Film Director 1900-1983
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.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
Freedom consists not in refusing to recognize anything above us, but in respecting something which is above us; for by respecting it, we raise ourselves to it, and, by our very acknowledgment, prove that we bear within ourselves what is higher, and are worthy to be on a level with it
Friedrich von Schiller
German poet 1759-1805
Freedom exists only with power.
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
Adam Clayton Powell
American politician and pastor 1908-1972
Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.
Hubert H. Humphrey
American politician 1911-1978
Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
Martin Luther King
American preacher 1929-1968
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
American economist 1912-
History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.
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