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" You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists. "
" I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. "
" Freedom is a possession of inestimable value. "
Marcus Tullius Cicero
" There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty. Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator. It has nothing to do with government granting it. "
" A Black man should be more independent and depend on himself for his freedom and not to take it for granted that someone would lead him to it. The blacks are tired of standing at the touchlines to witness a game that they should be playing. They want to do things for themselves and all by themselves. "
" I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit. "
Freedom Of Speech
" Americans have a profound longing for heroes - now perhaps more than ever. We need our explorers, our sports icons, our Medal of Freedom winners, our Nobel laureates. We need our Greatest Generation warriors, our 'Sully' Sullenbergers, our Neil Armstrongs. On some level, we still subscribe to the myth of the man in the white hat. "
" All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words 'Ich bin ein Berliner!' "
John F. Kennedy
" Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people. "
" No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country. "
Alexis de Tocqueville
" Human dignity is based upon freedom, and freedom upon human dignity. The one presupposes the other. "
" Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories. "
" I want to have freedom with everything I do. "
" Hate speech and freedom of speech are two different things. "
" Veterans are a symbol of what makes our nation great, and we must never forget all they have done to ensure our freedom. "
" Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression. "
" The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it. "
" I believe in the freedom of expression, unequivocally - though, as I have written before, I wish more people would understand that freedom of expression is not freedom from consequence. "
" Freedom is control in your own life. I have more control now than in the past, and I'm learning the value of saying no. That's very important. "
" Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect. "
" I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America. "
Alexis de Tocqueville
" There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. "
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
" Communism everywhere has paid the price of rigidity and dogmatism. Freedom has the strength of compassion and flexibility. It has, above all, the strength of intellectual honesty. "
" I think that short films often contain an originality, a creative freedom, an energy and an invention that is inspiring and entertaining. I think they are, as Shakespeare put it, a good deed in a naughty world. "
" I have a reputation worldwide of being tolerant of all people and their views. I'm too well-educated to criticize a certain religion or group of people for what they believe in. It's called freedom. "
Robert H. Schuller
" Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society. "
" How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold. "
" People are dying in vain because this country isn't holding their end of the bargain up as far as, you know, giving freedom and justice and liberty to everybody. "
" We need love, and to ensure love, we need to have full employment, and we need social justice. We need gender equity. We need freedom from hunger. These are our most fundamental needs as social creatures. "
" While discipline and freedom seem like they sit on opposite sides of the spectrum, they are actually very connected. "
" I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. "
Simone de Beauvoir