Quotes: freedom

Quotes 106 till 120 of 508.

  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    Freedom is a timeless value. The United Nations Charter calls for encouraging respect for fundamental freedoms. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights mentions freedom more than twenty times. All countries have committed to protecting individual freedoms on paper - but in practice, too many break their pledge.
  • Baruch Spinoza
    Baruch Spinoza
    Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
    Baruch Spinoza
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    Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts.
  • Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.
  • Carl Sandburg
    Carl Sandburg
    American Poet 1878-1967
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    Freedom is baffling:
    men having it often
    know not they have it
    till it is gone and
    they no longer have it.
  • Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
    German Statesman, Philologist 1767-1835
    Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
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    Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine Greer
    Australian writer and public intellectual 1939-
    Germaine Greer
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    Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright
    Frank Lloyd Wright
    American architect 1869-1959
    Frank Lloyd Wright
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    Freedom is from within.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
    Hubert H. Humphrey
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    Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
  • Janis Joplin
    Janis Joplin
    American singerer 1943-1970
    Janis Joplin
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    Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.
  • Rollo May
    Rollo May
    American psychologist
    Rollo May
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    Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
  • Freedom is not a gift nor does it simply exist for us to have, but rather it is a sacred duty, and its blessed yield of hope is born from none other than the blood of the innocent.
  • 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.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
    Seneca
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    Freedom is not being a slave to any circumstance, to any constraint, to any chance; it means compelling Fortune to enter the lists on equal terms.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.