Freedom Quotes


Quotes and Sayings about Freedom

Liberty means responsibility.  That is why most men dread it.  -George Bernard Shaw

You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness.  -Robert Frost

“No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.”   -Bob Dylan

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.  -Dwight D. Eisenhower

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. -Bob Dylan

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

The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.  -Thomas Campbell

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.  -Napoleon Bonaparte

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.  -Adlai Stevenson, speech, Detroit, 1952

There are two freedoms – the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.  -Charles Kingsley

We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.  -Robert J. McCracken

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?  -Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one can really do everything, even God cannot lie.  – Victorino Q.Abrugar

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.  -Thomas Paine

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

No one is free when others are oppressed.  -Author Unknown

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  – John 8:31-32 (NKJV)

Freedom means choosing your burden.  -Hephzibah Menuhin

Most people want security in this world, not liberty.  -H.L. Mencken, Minority Report, 1956

We feel free when we escape – even if it be but from the frying pan into the fire.  -Eric Hoffer

Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves.  -Author Unknown

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.  -Harry Emerson Fosdick

Freedom is not enough.  -Lyndon B. Johnson

Freedom and Slavery are of the same thing. The only difference is who’s your Master? – Victorino Q. Abrugar

The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions. -Adlai Stevenson, speech, New York City, 28 August 1952

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.  -William Faulkner

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.  -Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

If you become free from evil, you become a slave of good. If you become free from good, you become a slave of evil. If you become free from both good and evil, you become a slave of nothing. If you serve nothing… do you think you are existing? Absolute freedom does not exist; choose the right freedom and the right slavery. – Victorino Q. Abrugar

We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights.  -Felix Frankfurter

“Man is a being with free will; therefore, each man is potentially good or evil, and it’s up to him and only him (through his reasoning mind) to decide which he wants to be.”  -Ayn Rand

“You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be.”   -Chuck Palahniuk

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

True freedom equals order; false freedom equals disorder. –Victorino Q. Abrugar

No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.  -Frederick Douglass, speech, Civil Rights Mass Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1883

“I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.”  -Stephen R. Covey

Who speaks of liberty while the human mind is in chains?  -Francis Wright, 1828

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.  -George Washington

“To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one’s freedom”  -Andre Gide

Liberty doesn’t work as well in practice as it does in speeches.  -Will Rogers

You were born free; you were born harmless to others. But you’ve grown a slave; you’ve grown harmful to others. –Victorino Q. Abrugar

Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks.  Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools.  And their grandchildren are once more slaves.  -D.H. Lawrence, Classical American Literature, 1922

Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.  -Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1888

“True freedom is simply escaping from the slavery of sins. Though it’s simple, it is not easy. But true heroes accomplish simple yet difficult things.” – Victorino Q. Abrugar

When the People contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything for their Victory but new Masters.  -George Savile

A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century.  -Baron de Montesquieu

Freedom is never free.  -Author Unknown

We are free, truly free, when we don’t need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths.  -Ricardo Flores Magon, speech, 31 May 1914

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. -2 Corinthians 3:17 (NKJV)

The rich rules over the poor,
And the borrower is servant to the lender.
-Proverbs 22:7 (NKJV)