I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures. Geronimo

Because we are free we can never be indifferent to the fate of freedom elsewhere. Our moral sense dictates a clearcut preference for these societies which share with us an abiding respect for individual human rights. We do not seek to intimidate, but it is clear that a world which others can dominate with impunity would be inhospitable to decency and a threat to the well-being of all people. Jimmy Carter

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose. Frederick Douglass

You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being. Malcolm X

Is any man free except the one who can pass his life as he pleases? Aulus Persius Flaccus

I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended. Nelson Mandela

The only way we’ll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba — yes Cuba too. Malcolm X

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. George Washington Carver

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it. John F. Kennedy

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it. Malcolm X

The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. John Stuart Mill

Only the educated are free. Epictetus

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.   Franklin D. Roosevelt  

The freedom we are looking for is the freedom to be ourselves, to express ourselves. Miguel Angel Ruiz

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. John Adams

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Free at last, Free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpation. James Madison

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King, Jr.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! Martin Luther King, Jr.

Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. Martin Luther King, Jr.

None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free. Pearl S. Buck

To freemen, threats are impotent. – Lat., Nulla enim minantis auctoritas apud liberos est. Marcus Tullius Cicero

The whole freedom of man consists either in spiritual or civil liberty. John Milton

Freedom is the last, best hope of earth. Abraham Lincoln

No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session. Mark Twain

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. C. S. Lewis

You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind. Mahatma Gandhi

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

The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities. Lord Acton

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Frederick Douglass

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. Benjamin Franklin

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. Herbert Hoover

I had crossed the line. I was free; but there was no one to welcome me to the land of freedom. I was a stranger in a strange land. Harriet Tubman

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds! Bob Marley

We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom from want. The fourth is freedom from fear. Franklin D. Roosevelt

No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.  Douglas MacArthur

A grain of real knowledge, of genuine controllable conviction, will outweigh a bushel of adroitness; and to produce persuasion there is one golden principle of rhetoric not put down in the books-to understand what you are talking about. John Robert Seeley

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. Nelson Mandela

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. John F. Kennedy

Just laws are no restraint upon the freedom of the good, for the good man desires nothing which a just law will interfere with. James Anthony Froude

History is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity. James Anthony Froude

The first duty of an historian is to be on guard against his own sympathies.  James Anthony Froude

English character and English freedom depend comparatively little on the form which the Constitution assumes at Westminster. A centralized democracy may be as tyrannical as an absolute monarch; and if the vigor of the nation is to continue unimpaired, each individual, each family, each district, must preserve as far as possible its independence, its self-completeness, its powers and its privilege to manage its own affairs and think its own thoughts.  James Anthony Froude

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. Robert A. Heinlein

All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. Winston Churchill

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me. Paulo Coelho

It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush-fires of freedom in the minds of men. Samuel Adams

If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all. Noam Chomsky

Freedom is from within. Frank Lloyd Wright

A hungry man is not a free man. Adlai E. Stevenson

No man has received from nature the right to give orders to others. Freedom is a gift from heaven, and every individual of the same species has the right to enjoy it as soon as he is in enjoyment of his reason. Denis Diderot

To consider judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Thomas Jefferson

The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they follow. Bigness means weakness. Eric Sevareid

Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things. Ronald Reagan

By the laws of God, of nature, of nations, and of your country you are and ought to be as free a people as your brethren in England. Jonathan Swift

When I am dead, let it be said of me: he belonged to no school, to no church, to no institution, to no academy, and least of all, to any regime except the regime of liberty. Gustave Courbet

Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself. Horace