Freedom Quotes

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.”
Gloria Steinem

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
Coco Chanel

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
Virginia Woolf, A Room Of One’s Own

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You

trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”
Jim Morrison

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin

“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
George Orwell, 1984

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“Rochester: “Jane, be still; don’t struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.”

Jane: “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.”
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
S.G. Tallentyre

“Freedom lies in being bold.”
Robert Frost

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”
Jim Morrison

“I’m single because I was born that way.”
Mae West

“Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.”
Judy Blume

“Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.”
Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

“It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.”
Coco Chanel

“Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.”
Bob Marley

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.”
Sinclair Lewis

“The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”
David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
Thomas Jefferson

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”
Abraham Lincoln

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
Søren Kierkegaard

“You see, freedom has a way of destroying things.”
Scott Westerfeld, Extras

“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”
Robert A. Heinlein

“Nothing, Everything, Anything, Something: If you have nothing, then you have everything, because you have the freedom to do anything, without the fear of losing something.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the story my great-grandfather told my father, who then told my grandfather, who then told me about how The Mythical Mr. Boo, Charles Manseur Fizzlebush Grissham III, better known as Mr. Fizzlebush, and Orafoura are all in fact me…

“Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.”
Mae West, The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said

“The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.”
Carrie Jones, Need

“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”
Abraham Lincoln

“But the Hebrew word, the word timshel—‘Thou mayest’— that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if ‘Thou mayest’—it is also true that ‘Thou mayest not.”
John Steinbeck, East of Eden

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