Freedom Quotes

Freedom Quotes
Freedom

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

Abraham Lincoln

Men, Democracies Have, Congress And The President



Abraham Lincoln quote: America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose… America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Abraham Lincoln

Wisdom, Religious, War



If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate, you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.

Winston Churchill

Peace, War, Fate


May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.

Peter Marshall

Inspirational, 4th Of July, Opportunity


When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.

Nelson Mandela

Inspirational, Inspiring, Believe


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

Jobs, People, Independence


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

Benjamin Franklin

Independent, Science, Political Will


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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Inspirational, Peace, Drinking


If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.

Benjamin Franklin

Success, Thinking, Being Different


Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought

Abraham Lincoln

Want, Ought


Voltaire quote: It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

Voltaire

Wisdom, Fool, Vegan


Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

Sigmund Freud

Leadership, Philosophical, Patriotic


The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government.

Tacitus

Peace, War, Libertarian Party


Abraham Lincoln quote: Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a…Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

Inspirational, Leadership, Wisdom



Dwight D. Eisenhower quote: If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed…If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Patriotic, Vaccines, Jail


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

Bob Marley

Encouraging, Memorial Day, Military


When the representative body have lost the confidence of their constituents, when they have notoriously made sale of their most valuable rights, when they have assumed to themselves powers which the people never put into their hands, then indeed their continuing in office becomes dangerous to the state

Thomas Jefferson

Rights, Hands, Office


True freedom is always spiritual. It has something to do with your innermost being, which cannot be chained, handcuffed, or put into a jail.

Rajneesh

Spiritual, Jail, Chained


Patterning your life around other’s opinions is nothing more than slavery.

Lawana Blackwell

Liberty, Slavery, Opinion


Nelson Mandela quote: For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but…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

Inspirational, Positive, Inspiring


Pericles quote: Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend…Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.

Pericles

Courage, Words Of Wisdom, Deep Thought


Those Who Sacrifice Liberty For Security Deserve Neither.

Benjamin Franklin

Sacrifice, Liberty, Civil Liberties


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

Wisdom, Religious, Sleep


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

Inspirational, Inspiring, Wisdom


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

Mahatma Gandhi

Inspirational, Wise, Peace