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Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

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.

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts.

We're giving our freedoms away. The American experiment was about freedom. Freedom to be stupid, freedom to fail, freedom to succeed.

Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules.

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.

The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon.

Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.

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.

Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.

As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.

Freedom and justice cannot be parceled out in pieces to suit political convenience. I don't believe you can stand for freedom for one group of people and deny it to others.

Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.

We will not waver we will not tire we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail.

What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.

Freedom is the only law which genius knows.

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom.

Freedom is from within.

We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.

Freedom rings where opinions clash.

As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.

Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.

In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.

Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.

I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.

You cannot parcel out freedom in pieces because freedom is all or nothing.

I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society.

Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.

I need this wild life, this freedom.

Freedom is never easily won, but once established, freedom lasts, spreads and chokes out tyranny.

Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society.

Coercion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him.

Freedom is the right to one's dignity as a man.

Human beings crave freedom at their core.

The link between my experience as an entrepreneur and that of a politician is all in one word: freedom.

We should favor innovation and freedom over regulation.

The very idea of freedom incites fear in the hearts of terrorists across the world.

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

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 is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.

Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

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

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.

China has to go along with world trends. That's democracy, liberty, individual freedom. China sooner or later has to go that way. It cannot go backward.

Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.

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.

I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.

The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.

I am interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos-especially activity that seems to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom... Rather than starting inside, I start outside and reach the mental through the physical.

I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.

I'm interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom.

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.

What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long.

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?

I think my first album opened a lot of doors for me to push the freedom of speech to the limit.

Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.

Responsibility is the price of freedom.

A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.

A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.

The framers of our Constitution meant we were to have freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.

Communists have always played an active role in the fight by colonial countries for their freedom, because the short-term objects of Communism would always correspond with the long-term objects of freedom movements.

If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.

The only certain freedom's in departure.

Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.

Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution. And whether the cause is justice for the persecuted, compassion for the needy and the sick, or mercy for the child waiting to be born, there is no greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in action.

I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.

Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

Only free men can negotiate prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.

There is no such thing as part freedom.

We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights that our destinies are bound together that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.

Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.

If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.

Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.

Our plans protect freedom and opportunity, and our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States.

I live in America. I have the right to write whatever I want. And it's equaled by another right just as powerful: the right not to read it. Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people.

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.

Our single most important challenge is therefore to help establish a social order in which the freedom of the individual will truly mean the freedom of the individual.

When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.

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.

I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.

For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant - Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world - including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents.

The fight for freedom must go on until it is won until our country is free and happy and peaceful as part of the community of man, we cannot rest.

We believe in individual initiative, personal responsibility, opportunity, freedom, small government, the Constitution. These principles, these American principles are key to getting our economy back to being successful and leading the world.

Freedom isn't free. It shouldn't be a bragging point that 'Oh, I don't get involved in politics,' as if that makes someone cleaner. No, that makes you derelict of duty in a republic. Liars and panderers in government would have a much harder time of it if so many people didn't insist on their right to remain ignorant and blindly agreeable.

Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.

If I am elected President of these United States, I will work with all my energy and soul to restore that America, to lift our eyes to a better future. That future is our destiny. That future is out there. It is waiting for us. Our children deserve it, our nation depends upon it, the peace and freedom of the world require it.

Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes.

The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy their second worst enemy is total efficiency.

There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.

No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.

To say that any people are not fit for freedom, is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had rather be loaded with taxes than not.

There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It's really the first time I've thought about the future and what it could be.

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.

Perhaps religious conscience upsets the designs of those who feel that the highest wisdom and authority comes from government. But from the beginning, this nation trusted in God, not man. Religious liberty is the first freedom in our Constitution.

Ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.

Religious freedom opens a door for Americans that is closed to too many others around the world. But whether we walk through that door, and what we do with our lives after we do, is up to us.

You don't have freedom because you are a hyphenated American you have freedom because you are an individual, and that should be protected.

We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres, or a little money and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.

They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart. The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then that we will see the rising of the moon.

And let me make this very clear - unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class. As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America's first liberty: the freedom of religion.

We still believe in the America that is a land of opportunity and a beacon of freedom. We believe in the America that challenges each of us to be better and bigger than ourselves.

Since Castro took power, the Cuban people have been denied basic human freedoms. No freedom of religion, no freedom of the press, no political freedom. And the regime uses brutality and violence to suppress these freedoms and impose its will.

Back a hundred years ago, especially around Woodrow Wilson, what happened in this country is we took freedom and we chopped it into pieces.

Make no mistake, in this campaign, I will offer the American ideals of economic freedom a clear and unapologetic defense.

The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.

Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.

When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time one must always go forward - or go back. He who now talks about the 'freedom of the press' goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.

Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.

The words spoken by the leader of the free world can expand the frontiers of freedom or shrink them. When Ronald Reagan called on Gorbachev to 'tear down this wall,' a surge of confidence rose that would ultimately breach the bounds of the evil empire.

President Obama orders religious organizations to violate their conscience. I will defend religious liberty and overturn regulations that trample on our first freedom.

I don't want to transform America. I want to restore to America the economic values of freedom and opportunity and limited government that has made us the powerhouse of the world.

I believe all Americans who believe in freedom, tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.

The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom.

When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.

Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.

Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift. Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.

Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another.

Freedom and order are not incompatible... truth is strength... free discussion is the very life of truth.

Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.

A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires.

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.

Both the American people and nations that censor the internet should understand that our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom.

If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.

Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom.

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.

Freedom means the right of people to assemble, organize, and debate openly.

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.

If there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other it is the principle of free thought, not free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.

Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time.

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended.

How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion, and not every 'like' is a high morality and true freedom.

History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they've answered the call in bravery and sacrifice.

History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.

A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper.

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.

The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.

When there is state there can be no freedom, but when there is freedom there will be no state.

Governments that block the aspirations of their people, that steal or are corrupt, that oppress and torture or that deny freedom of expression and human rights should bear in mind that they will find it increasingly hard to escape the judgement of their own people, or where warranted, the reach of international law.

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that.

Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.

I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don't understand that it's the responsibility of the citizen to speak out.

Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples' money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security.

The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions.

Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential.

I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand.

Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?

You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.

Personal identity seems like it's just such an American archetype, from Holly Golightly re-inventing herself in 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' to Jay Gatsby in 'The Great Gatsby.' It seems like the sort of archetypal American issue. If you're given the freedom to be anything, or be anyone, what do you do with it?

Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life.

A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society.

As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.

Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.

No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.

I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.

We are willing enough to praise freedom when she is safely tucked away in the past and cannot be a nuisance. In the present, amidst dangers whose outcome we cannot foresee, we get nervous about her, and admit censorship.

137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.

Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces.

To become self-aware, people must be allowed to hear a plurality of opinions and then make up their own minds. They must be allowed to say, write and publish whatever they want. Freedom of expression is the most basic, but fundamental, right. Without it, human beings are reduced to automatons.

Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America's servicemen and women.

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.

No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them.

I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.

So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.

A state that suppresses all freedom of speech, and which by imposing the most terrible punishments, treats each and every attempt at criticism, however morally justified, and every suggestion for improvement as plotting to high treason, is a state that breaks an unwritten law.

Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them! There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but not too much who are the happiest.

America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive.

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.

The wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom.

Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.

Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality.

I love music. It's freedom, a way to deal with pent-up frustration.

For us democracy is a question of human dignity. And human dignity is political freedom.

Only people who have been allowed to practise freedom can have the grown-up look in their eyes.

The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.

No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man.

The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me.

Justice is never given it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.

While the State exists there can be no freedom when there is freedom there will be no State.

Even before I knew I was gay, I knew I didn't want to have a child. I knew I didn't want to have one. I never want to have to release it from me. Listen, I love babies. I love children. And I melt when I'm around them. I also love my freedom and I love that I can sleep at night.

Fiction is such a world of freedom, it's wonderful. If you want someone to fly, they can fly.

Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.

I feel like my honesty gives people the freedom to talk about things they wouldn't otherwise.

We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.

If one more 'journalist' makes a cavalier statement about me and my band, I will personally or with my fans' help, greet them at their home and discover just how much they believe in their freedom of speech.

We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism.

I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom.

American and Israel share a special bond. Our relationship is unique among all nations. Like America, Israel is a strong democracy, a symbol of freedom, and an oasis of liberty, a home to the oppressed and persecuted.

All people hope Islam helps everything in life. Islam will make jobs. Islam will make freedom. Islam will make everything.

There are two good things in life - freedom of thought and freedom of action.

To be able to love and live in freedom means to be able to make godly decisions. To make godly decisions we have to surrender our egos and all the falsity and shame that goes with it.

Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion all have a double aspect - freedom of thought and freedom of action.

Anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny democracy, not dictatorship the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police.

Much literary criticism comes from people for whom extreme specialization is a cover for either grave cerebral inadequacy or terminal laziness, the latter being a much cherished aspect of academic freedom.

You can't put democracy and freedom back into a box.

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.

Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately.

Racism is a refuge for the ignorant. It seeks to divide and to destroy. It is the enemy of freedom, and deserves to be met head-on and stamped out.

Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.

True freedom is where an individual's thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor - no matter the personal price.

Novelists have always had complete freedom to pretty much tell their story any way they saw fit. And that's what I'm trying to do.

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.

Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom.

Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.

Today's Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish.

I am conservative with a small 'c.' It's possible to be conservative in fiscal policy, and tolerant on moral issues or questions of freedom of expression.

Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet.

In South Africa, we could not have achieved our freedom and just peace without the help of people around the world, who through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment, encouraged their governments and other corporate actors to reverse decades-long support for the Apartheid regime.

Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.

Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion. The idea that we want to see the world, the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to.

We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice.

Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom.

For all who love freedom and peace, the world without Saddam Hussein's regime is a better and safer place.

The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws.

People demand freedom only when they have no power.

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.

The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom.

I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation.

Bondage is of the mind freedom too is of the mind. If you say 'I am a free soul. I am a son of God who can bind me' free you shall be.

Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression.

Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.

The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.

I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.

The liberals think government exists to fix what's wrong with America. They find fault with our Constitution, our economic model and our core values. We disagree with the premise of their argument. We believe there's nothing wrong with America that an extra dose of freedom won't cure.

Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy.

Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was.

It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation.

That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent.

Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice.

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

Freedom is control in your own life.

I was interested by the idea that artists working in a totalitarian dictatorship or tsarist autocracy are secretly and slightly shamefully envied by artists who work in freedom. They have the gratification of intense interest: the authorities want to put them in jail, while there are younger readers for whom what they write is pure oxygen.

I have no choice about whether or not I have Parkinson's. I have nothing but choices about how I react to it. In those choices, there's freedom to do a lot of things in areas that I wouldn't have otherwise found myself in.

We can't equate democracy with Christianity because the largest democracy on earth is India, which is primarily Hindu. The third largest democracy is Indonesia, which is Islamic. Democracy and freedom are not dependent on Christian beliefs.

None can love freedom heartily, but good men the rest love not freedom, but licence.

Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom.

Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence.

And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready to defame concerned citizens as the 'mob' - a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals. I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs and wishes of those outside the power structure. And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.

A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten.

Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of.

It is better to lose everything you have to keep the balance of justice level, than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom.

A new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn for in man's heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree.

That's what we do in this country. That's the American Dream. That's freedom, and I'll take it any day over the supervision and sanctimony of the central planners.

God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us - as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.

Watching President Obama apologize last week for America's arrogance - before a French audience that owes its freedom to the sacrifices of Americans - helped convince me that he has a deep-seated antipathy toward American values and traditions.

If the events of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that.

Our culture is just a series of checks and balances. The whole idea that we're in a battle between tyranny and freedom - it's a series of pendulum swings.

But if you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want.

But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that's written, he becomes mechanical he has no freedom.

The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress.

Back then I didn't think a woman like that, or a relationship like that, could exist with complete freedom and no jealousy or possessiveness. I thought it sounded too good to be true and I was certainly convinced it wasn't the life for me!

But I found that disappointing people is a good thing, because disapproval is freedom.

America, to me, is freedom.

The new freedom of expression brought by the Internet goes far beyond politics. People relate to each other in new ways, posing questions about how we should respond to people when all that we know about them is what we have learned through a medium that permits all kinds of anonymity and deception.

The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.

The Ego is partly free. partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching the Individual who is most free: God.

True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.

The man form is higher than the angel form of all forms it is the highest. Man is the highest being in creation, because he aspires to freedom.

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.

Here's a nation, one of the founding pillars was freedom of speech and freedom of expression. And yet, we have imposed upon people restrictions on what they can say, on what they can think. And the media is the largest proponent of this, crucifying people who say things really quite innocently.

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.

Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.

No one can enjoy freedom without trembling.

I'm not sure if it's good to have freedom or not. I'm really confused now.

Freedom is not a gift nor does it simply exist for us to have, but rather it is a sacred duty, and its blessed yield of hope is born from none other than the blood of the innocent.

Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men.

What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from.'

The precondition to freedom is security.

The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation.

But on average, I go to the gym about four or five times a week. Today, I'm so experienced in training - I'm actually listening to my body now. My body needs freedom. When I train I create serenity and I produce oxygen in my blood. It helps me to think better and relax. By training, you accentuate the problem.

We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone. Freedom is like that. It's like air. When you have it, you don't notice it.

A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that's what freedom is all about.

Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation, nor does it mean freedom from mistakes.

To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something.

A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.

The freedom to be an individual is the essence of America.

No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.

And why do we, who say we oppose tyranny and demand freedom of speech, allow people to go to prison and be vilified, and magazines to be closed down on the spot, for suggesting another version of history.

The Jewish festival of freedom is the oldest continuously observed religious ritual in the world. Across the centuries, Passover has never lost its power to inspire the imagination of successive generations of Jews with its annually re-enacted drama of slavery and liberation.

Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you.

As a consequence of the victories we have registered during our first ten years of freedom, we have laid a firm foundation for the new advances we must and will make during the next decade.

I've returned to being an amateur without any ties or strings attached, which gives me a freedom I never had before.

In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society.

Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.

In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom.

I felt extremely uncomfortable as the focal point, in the spotlight. I really like the behind the scenes role, because all my freedom is there.

The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.

When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations, the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so clear they can no longer be ignored.

For you who no longer posses it, freedom is everything, for us who do, it is merely an illusion.

Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs once acquired it can imprison us.

We chose more freedom instead of more government. We chose the principles of our founding to solve the challenges of our time. We chose a special man to lead us in a special time. We chose Mitt Romney to lead our nation.

I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom.

To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom.

I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny.

In 1960, when I came out of prison as an ex-convict, I had more freedom under parolee supervision than there's available... in America right now.

Among the many values in life, I appreciate freedom most.

The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then we'll see the rising of the moon.

Not to sound overly cheesy but I really appreciate the freedom we have in America - especially as a female.

The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech.

No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.

We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street and Broadway.

Civilization is the order and freedom is promoting cultural activity.

Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.

In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.

Once I know people know who I am, it gives me a lot of licence and freedom to behave in ways I wouldn't normally.

But it wasn't until I graduated from Texas A &amp M University and joined the United States Air Force, flying C-130's all around the globe, that I truly appreciated the blessings of freedom.

I'm not a drug addict. My wild period wasn't about drugs it was about sexual freedom.

The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice.

The magic of America is that we're a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom.

The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.

It was so much fun to have the freedom to wander America, with no assignments. For 25 or 30 years I never had an assignment. These were all stories I wanted to do myself.

Freedom cannot be given... It can only be taken away.

A nice, easy place for freedom of speech to be eroded is comics, because comics are a natural target whenever an election comes up.

We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines to manufacture our freedom of choice.

We know what works. Freedom Works. We know what's right. Freedom is right.

I had spent many years pursuing excellence, because that is what classical music is all about... Now it was dedicated to freedom, and that was far more important.

There are lots of people out there who think they know the truth about God and religion, but does anybody really know for sure? That's why the founding fathers built freedom of religious belief into the structure of this nation, so that everybody could make up their minds for themselves.

True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others.

But if people want to swim in the Thames, if they want to take their lives into their own hands, then they should be able to do so with all the freedom and exhilaration of our woad-painted ancestors.

We in the United States should be all the more thankful for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy. And we should always remember the lessons learned from the Holocaust, in hopes we stay vigilant against such inhumanity now and in the future.

The current total of countries in the world with First Amendments is one. You have guaranteed freedom of speech. Other countries don't have that.

Fortunately, somewhere between chance and mystery lies imagination, the only thing that protects our freedom, despite the fact that people keep trying to reduce it or kill it off altogether.

And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves... when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility.

Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to annihilating the Jewish state. It runs a theocratic totalitarian state in Gaza, with no individual liberty, and no freedom of speech or press.

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.

We call our country home of the brave and land of the free, but it's not. We give a false portrayal of freedom. We're not free - if we were, we'd allow people their freedom.

A lot of people out there pay good lip service to the idea of personal freedom... right up to the point that someone tries to do something that they don't personally approve of.

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.

America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.

What we have at present is a system of loss socialism. Whatever goes wrong is shouldered by the general public and anything that works is privatised. Worshippers of market freedom have suspended the most important economic principle: Risk and liability go hand in hand.

In the literal sense, there has been no relevant evolution since the trek from Africa. But there has been substantial progress towards higher standards of rights, justice and freedom - along with all too many illustrations of how remote is the goal of a decent society.

What Churchill described as the twin marauders of war and tyranny have been almost entirely banished from our continent. Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean.

Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean. And while we must never take this for granted, the first purpose of the European Union - to secure peace - has been achieved and we should pay tribute to all those in the EU, alongside Nato, who made that happen.

The enemies of freedom do not argue they shout and they shoot.

It is the people who scream the loudest about America and Freedom who see to be the most intolerant for a differing point of view.

To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It's freedom.

So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are.

I love to deer hunt and fish and drive down the back roads in my truck. All those things basically equal freedom to me - and not having to return that message or call from my record company or management. At some point, I need to recharge.

Institutions - government, churches, industries, and the like - have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction.

Freedom is such a gift.

The American dream is about freedom.

Freedom is secured every day by our men and women in uniform. We must build a future worthy of their sacrifice.

The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself.

I try to give the media as many confusing images as I can to retain my freedom. What's real is for my children and the people I live with.

It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom.

One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like.

Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons.

Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all.

The freedom to criticize judges and other public officials is necessary to a vibrant democracy. The problem comes when healthy criticism is replaced with more destructive intimidation and sanctions.

I love the freedom of movement that my phone gives me. That has definitely transformed my life.

Until you have lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.

I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.

To be honest, I've always had far too much freedom. I had a job when I was 10. I started living on my own when I was 17 or 18. I've earned my own money I've traveled the world. What would I rebel against?

I'm a multidimensional person and that's the freedom of fashion: that you're able to reinvent yourself through how you dress and how you cut your hair or whatever.

No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily.

Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from proclaiming its wares and their merits, and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed. The enemies of advertising are the enemies of freedom.

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.

So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech.

There's a glorious sense of freedom in comedy, just allowing myself to tell jokes, allowing myself to interrupt myself and tell old African folk stories that I made up - or didn't - and Jamaican stories.

The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority.

The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom - they are the pillars of society.

Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom.

Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom.

Our forefathers got it they got it, man. They took godly principles and they put them into action, and they developed our Constitution - the land of freedom where each man is accountable and responsible for his actions.

The First Amendment freedom of religion is as important today as when the Bill of Rights was first written.

One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression.

Certain things happened in the early church. Women who had never had any freedom suddenly have the ability to stand up and speak and be treated as equals within the life of the church.

Their poverty secured their freedom, since our desires and our possessions are the strongest fetters of despotism.

The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money.

When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete.

Human beings want to be free and however long they may agree to stay locked up, to stay oppressed, there will come a time when they say 'That's it.' Suddenly they find themselves doing something that they never would have thought they would be doing, simply because of the human instinct that makes them turn their face towards freedom.

We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.

Freedom begins as we become conscious of it.

The problem of the world today is the people talk on and on about democracy, freedom, justice. But I don't give a damn about democracy if I am worried about survival.

There must be freedom for all to live, to think, to worship, no book, no avenue must be closed.

Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.

While Democrats fussed with the details of health care reforms, conservatives spent months telling the nation that the real issue is freedom, that what's on the line is American liberty itself.

There are few things in politics more annoying than the Right's utter conviction that it owns the patent on the word 'freedom' that when its leaders stand up for the rights of banks to be unregulated or capital gains to be untaxed, that it is actually and obviously standing up for human liberty, the noblest cause of them all.

Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.

Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.

I really feel that the talent I have is acting. Freedom and the possibility of play-that is what I like to have.

Too much freedom can lead to the soul's decay.

Freedom has a price. Most people aren't willing to pay it.

The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter.

If you are for freedom and equal rights, which we hear a lot of talk about these days, then you have to include the LGBTQ community in that. And if you're not willing to put your time where your mouth is, then I don't know quite what you mean by commitment in your life.

The United States and Israel have a unique relationship based on our mutual commitment to democracy, freedom, and peace. Therefore, just as our commitment to these principles must be steadfast, so must our support for Israel.

Bush is morally a universalist. For instance, he says the freedom is good, the same thing is good, all over the world. So in that sense he's a universalist.

Bush sees the evil as out there in the wider world, residing in people who 'hate freedom'. Look at his immediate response to the pictures of prisoner abuse this is not what Americans do, these are not our values.

The Bill of Rights was intended to secure freedom of speech - the freedom of speech of members of parliament to speak freely rather than be at threat of... the threat of an over powerful monarch at the time.

I will never understand people who think that the way to show their righteous opposition to sexual freedom is to write letters full of filthy words.

Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.

I was determined to achieve the total freedom that our history lessons taught us we were entitled to, no matter what the sacrifice.

Resist this war on God, freedom of religion and freedom of speech.

I've come to realize that protecting freedom of choice in our everyday lives is essential to maintaining a healthy civil society.

To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom.

For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground. I did this in order to build a community of people, like-minded in their desire for freedom and the right to pursue their goals and lives without being manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex with a completely different agenda.

The spread of freedom is the best security for the free.

Jobs mean freedom for workers to support their families.

Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do.

When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all, in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity.

But there is a corollary to freedom and that's personal responsibility, and the real challenge is how you generate that personal responsibility without imposing it.

My wife needs her freedom just like me.

You have the freedom to live and let live, to love and let love. Granting yourself that freedom is one of the healthiest, most constructive things you can do for yourself and the people who matter to you.

Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.

The Declaration of Independence was always our vision of who we wanted to be, our ideal of freedom and justice, how we were going to be different, and what the American experiment was going to be about.

The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society.

If our freedom is taken, the American dream will wither and die.

Now, one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one's house.

The freedom that women were supposed to have found in the Sixties largely boiled down to easy contraception and abortion things to make life easier for men, in fact.

No, my work does not reflect my sexual preferences, it reflects the fact that I feel total freedom as an artist.

I like repressed characters. That gives me a lot of freedom to make a lot of different choices through subtleties.

Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any possession earth can give.

The hope of the nation which throughout the nineteenth century had not for a moment reconciled itself with the loss of independence, and fighting for its own freedom, fought at the same time for the freedom of other nations.

I most sincerely wish that the world in which we live be free from the threat of a nuclear holocaust and from the ruinous arms race. It is my cherished desire that peace be not separated from freedom which is the right of every nation. This I desire and for this I pray.

Freedom is an indivisible word. If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it, we must be prepared to extend it to everyone, whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not, no matter what their race or the color of their skin.

Freedom requires no effort to enjoy but requires heroic efforts to preserve.

I've got personal views on the '60s. You can't have freedom without paying the price for it.

We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks.

If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom.

America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world.

Many will view the compromises that will be made during your negotiations as painful concessions. But why not view them as peace offerings, ones that will provide in return the priceless gifts of hope, security and freedom for our children and our children's?

Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.

Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.

Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.

You can be a thousand different women. It's your choice which one you want to be. It's about freedom and sovereignty. You celebrate who you are. You say, 'This is my kingdom.'

Israel was born under the British mandate. We learned from the British what democracy means, and how it behaves in a time of danger, war and terror. We thank Britain for introducing freedom and respect of human rights both in normal and demanding circumstances.

When the United States was founded, the very idea of a nation premised on democratic principles of freedom and tolerance was viewed by the vast majority of the world as an experiment doomed to fail. Dictatorships, monarchies, and theocracies had for many centuries ruled the world.

If you don't mind haunting the margins, I think there is more freedom there.

We know from our own history that democratic institutions take decades to mature, and we know from past conflicts that freedom is not free.

If it's total freedom, I guess the ultimate thing you can go into is total silence between the audience and performer, with the performer projecting something he doesn't even have to play.

Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of the utmost consequence.

We all have the right of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. We all don't have to agree with one another on our opinions. Everyone in my circle, that I run around with, we all feel the same about God, country, integrity and character.

An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense... that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.

Any one who wants to live in peace and freedom will be to live by toil, demonstration of high levels of discipline and tolerance for one another.

Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious.

Bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.

I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions, man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice.

One man's blasphemy doesn't override other people's free-speech rights, their freedom to publish, freedom of thought.

Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.

I think to be - for me to be an American is - you know, it's one of the greatest things in the world for - you know, for me just because I've been able to grow up with everything. The freedom. You know, in my eyes this is the greatest country in the world.

We don't have an Official Secrets Act in the United States, as other countries do. Under the First Amendment, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of association are more important than protecting secrets.

Those who write the editorials and those who write the columns, they simply are unaccountable. They're free to impose their cultural politics in the name of freedom of the press.

True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one's true character, to be altogether one's self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion.

Now, do I think there has to be shared sacrifice among other nations in the world who want a stable and secure world? Absolutely, there has to be. But I don't think that America can ever abdicate its leadership role in the world because of who we are and where we've come from. We are the symbol for the world for freedom and liberty.

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.

We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than that only freedom can make security secure.

Because if you lived, as I did, several years under Nazi totalitarianism, and then 20 years in communist totalitarianism, you would certainly realize how precious freedom is, and how easy it is to lose your freedom.

If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people.

He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.

Anything outside marriage seems like freedom and excitement.

There are forces all around you who wish to exploit division, rob you of your freedom, and tell you what to think. But young folks can rekindle the weary spirit of a slumbering nation.

I tasted freedom and I really liked it.

Well, I'm a libertarian conservative, so I believe in limited government/maximum individual freedom.

If you can make people understand why freedom is so important through the arts, that would be a big help.

Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom.

In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom, just as it doesn't know goodness.

Freedom is not won by merely overthrowing a tyrannical ruler or an oppressive regime. That is usually only the prelude to a new tyranny, a new oppression.

The message of Passover remains as powerful as ever. Freedom is won not on the battlefield but in the classroom and the home. Teach your children the history of freedom if you want them never to lose it.

The financial reward is great and I love the life I have, but all money makes possible is for you to stop worrying about money. Then you have freedom to live your life.

When I was teaching in the 1960s in Boston, there was a great deal of hope in the air. Martin Luther King Jr. was alive, Malcolm X was alive great, great leaders were emerging from the southern freedom movement.

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion, give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.

Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.

You know, if you are kind of rich, the best thing is that you don't have to think about money. The best thing you can buy with money is freedom, time. I don't know how much I earn a year. I have no idea. I don't know how much I pay in taxes.

I think we recognize as Americans there are certain things that are just primary to the freedoms and liberties that we enjoy here and religious freedom is one of the most important things we as Americans cherish.

To us Americans much has been given of us much is required. With all our faults and mistakes, it is our strength in support of the freedom our forefathers loved which has saved mankind from subjection to totalitarian power.

All Americans value the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press, and I believe this is essential for our continued way of life. But with this freedom comes responsibility. That responsibility has been abdicated here by some in the media and some in the government.

I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.

I like the freedom of podcasting. With podcasting you can really mess around with the form and the format. You can do as much time as you like without having to pause for commercials.

I wanted to try to push some freedom into the men's clothes.

A free and truly independent press - fiercely independent when necessary - is the red beating heart of freedom and democracy.

The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.

Religious tolerance is something we should all practice however, there have been more persecution and atrocities committed in the name of religion and religious freedom than anything else.

After the tragedy, New Yorkers are more united than ever in their vision, as well as in appreciation what living in freedom means - and that if we stand together, we can accomplish anything.

All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks.

I don't think that artists of any kind would or could sacrifice their artistic freedom by being more responsible with their influence on people, especially young people.

I remain optimistic. What we've seen in Europe and the rest of the world is that freedom has a much stronger attraction than radical fundamentalism.

Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press.

So far as discipline is concerned, freedom means not its absence but the use of higher and more rational forms as contrasted with those that are lower or less rational.

But short films are not inferior, just different. I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What's appealing is that you don't have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem.

They have the ability to take a person's freedom from them. On certain situations, they have the ability to take a person's reputation. And under certain circumstances, they have the authority to take a person's life.

My view is that good community management is like having good municipal government: You should be able to have dissenting opinions and so on, freedom of speech, but your grandmother should also be able to walk down the street at night without having to worry about getting mugged.

Peace with the Palestinians will open ports of peace all around the Mediterranean. The duty of leaders is to pursue freedom ceaselessly, even in the face of hostility, in the face of doubt and disappointment. Just imagine what could be.

My heart goes out to the brave citizens of Syria, who each day risk and even sacrifice their lives to achieve freedom from a murderous regime. We in Israel welcome the historic struggle to forge democratic, peace-loving governments in our region.

Today is a celebration of hope for the Iraqi people. The Iraqi people can now take control of their government and their future by creating a society that protects the rights endowed to us by our creator - life, liberty and freedom.

Motorists who want to save money on gas will demand and buy more fuel-efficient vehicles. We should not limit their freedom with more government regulations.

More than anything else, let me be clear - we need to be willing to fight for freedom, and free markets, and traditional moral values. That's what the American people want to see this movement and this party return to.

I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression.

Personal technology has given us the freedom of being able to do whatever we want - and in the case of celebrities and athletes, whomever they want. But it can also serve as a humiliation jetpack.

I don't believe in firing professors. They have academic freedom.

We believe it wrong ever to take a dollar from a free citizen without a very necessary public purpose, because each such taking diminishes the freedom to spend that dollar as its owner would prefer.

I defend both the freedom of expression and society's right to counter it. I must pay the price for differing. It is the natural way of things.

Americans are free to choose everything from what they eat, drive and watch on TV to the President of the United States. Yet, when it comes to allowing Americans to choose the health insurance that works best for them and their family, the freedom to choose suddenly becomes un-American.

I think the American people have become more reliant upon government and less reliant upon themselves and that they now tend to put security ahead of freedom, but I think freedom is the most important aspect of our lives.

If they want to hang me, let them. And on the scaffold I will shout Freedom for the working class!

That's why I like fast film. It gives you more freedom to light more naturally.

Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise.

No, I don't believe in genius. I believe in freedom. I think anyone can do it. Anyone can be like Rembrandt.

I have the freedom to do what I want... bright people to talk to every day.

Even in the darkest regions, people have discovered their right of freedom.

The search for human freedom can never be complete without freedom for women.

I came out of the Soviet Union no longer a communist, because I believed in personal freedom.

Well, one thing, you got to stand in a courtroom and listen to a judge sentencing you to 25 years in prison before you realize that freedom of expression can no longer be taken for granted.

It would be too frightening for me to consider myself a role model. But I like the idea of not being afraid of letting your imagination rule you, to feel the freedom of expression, to let creativity be your overwhelming drive rather than other things.

If you scratch below the surface and ask what really makes me tick, it's the liberalism of trying to promote freedom and opportunity. Promoting social mobility is one of the keys to that.

I don't watch a huge amount of telly. I read a lot. I'm reading at the moment 'Freedom,' by Jonathan Franzen, a great big brick of a book, and I'm loving it.

I am a passionate believer in freedom of speech. I would not support anything which would impinge on aggressive robust freedom of the British press, but when things go wrong and there has been outright illegality, there should be proper accountability.

I have more freedom when I write fiction, but my memoirs have had a much stronger impact on my readers. Somehow the 'message,' even if I am not even aware that there is one, is conveyed better in this form.

As one gets older one sees many more paths that could be taken. Artists sense within their own work that kind of swelling of possibilities, which may seem a freedom or a confusion.

The arc of American history almost inevitably moves toward freedom. Whether it's Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, the expansion of women's rights or, now, gay rights, I think there is an almost-inevitable march toward greater civil liberties.

As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream.

I loved the feeling of freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I'm competing with is me.

I wasn't a woman who stayed tiny like I thought I would. I definitely gave myself the freedom to eat what I wanted.

I'm privileged, because I have a lot of freedom. I want to use it to make as warm and normal a life as I can for our daughters.

I've sold my soul for freedom. It's lonely but it's sweet.

So why am I facing a recall election? Simple: the big government union bosses from Washington want their money. They don't like the fact that I did something fundamentally pro-worker something that's truly about freedom.

Every dictator is an enemy of freedom, an opponent of law.

Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries.

They call them terrorists, I call them freedom fighters.

Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.

They know the importance of their mission and of America's commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny.

They have called Operation Iraqi Freedom a war of choice that isn't part of the real war on terror. Someone should tell that to al Qaeda.

The job of training an Iraqi police force is one of the most important tasks being undertaken in Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is also one of the most difficult.

I really care about this stuff, I care about movies, and you just have to be strong and don't be stupid freedom of choice is a big responsibility, and I'm lucky enough not to have to just take any movie to pay the rent, so there's no need to be greedy.

As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out.

I love the freedom that the narrative form provides.

Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.

As a boy, I believed freedom for America meant freedom for me. There was a time I believed every word spoken.

I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other.

Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark.

There's a freedom to being young that is harder to come by as time goes on.

I am known for a life spent in the struggle for freedom, and freedom includes the freedom of religion.

I suppose there's a melancholy tone at the back of the American mind, a sense of something lost. And it's the lost world of Thomas Jefferson. It is the lost sense of innocence that we could live with a very minimal state, with a vast sense of space in which to work out freedom.

I needed freedom to really express myself. That's really what Justified is about.

Not caring more about what other people think than what you think. That's freedom.

The freedom of all is essential to my freedom.

One of the things that bothers me most is the growing belief in the country that security is more important than freedom. It ain't.

I feel like my work has been my path to freedom from having grown up in a segregated environment.

The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all.

Only the freedom of mind can prevent the state from becoming totalitarian and from issuing totalitarian demands.

It is for each of us freely to choose whom we shall serve, and find in that obedience our freedom.

I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it's marked by the blood of those who died defending it.

You learn that you either are going to have a police state where you don't have any freedom left, or you're going to build a world that doesn't create terrorists - and that means a whole different way of 'getting along.'

Just as the Security Council was largely irrelevant to the great struggle of the last half of the twentieth century - freedom against Communism - so too it is largely on the sidelines in our contemporary struggles against international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

I never abandoned either forms or freedom. I imagine that most of what could be called free verse is in my first book. I got through that fairly early.

The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn't give you too many facts. Two an a half lines and it tells you the whole story and that leaves you a great deal of freedom to elaborate on how it might have happened.

The American idea is as promising, imaginative, and full of the unexpected as the land itself. The land represents freedom - the frontier, the ability to make a new future with your own bare hands.

You cannot mistake Bush's clarity of purpose. He believes in a story about freedom and opportunity that makes his followers feel like they aren't just ticking their days down but are part of something larger than themselves.

I don't look so closely at women's fashion, but from the 20th century on, people have had the freedom to express themselves and their individualities, and fashion is one of the most fundamental ways in which they do this, men and women are equally able to express themselves.

The people of the Middle East share the desire for freedom. We have an opportunity - and an obligation - to help them turn this desire into reality.

The U.S. has since the end of World War II had an answer - we stand for free peoples and free markets, we are willing to support and defend them - we will sustain a balance of power that favors freedom.

We are expected to believe that anyone who objects to the Department of Homeland Security or the USA Patriot Act is a terrorist, and that the only way to preserve our freedom is to hand it over to the government for safekeeping.

What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities.

To deny the freedom of the will is to make morality impossible.

One of the unsung freedoms that go with a free press is the freedom not to read it.

Value your freedom or you will lose it, teaches history. 'Don't bother us with politics', respond those who don't want to learn.

So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce.

Freedom of religion is a principle that is central to our Nation's Declaration of Independence. Congress has taken this positive step to protect our freedom to express allegiance to America's flag and the ideals it represents.

I wish we would all remember that being American is not just about the freedom we have it is about those who gave it to us.

If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve.

In America it's live by the sword of freedom of expression and be will to die by it as well.

That's free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing - the truly democratic thing about it - is that you don't even have to be a player to lose.

Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government.

I've never let producers tell me what to do. Even when I was making television, I always did what I wanted to do, and if I couldn't, I didn't do it. It was a freedom that, these days, young directors starting out don't have.

For us, holding on to religious rules, and following them, and refraining from what's forbidden, and being diligent with our duties, what do we call that? That's what we call freedom.

Private ownership of property is vital to both our freedom and our prosperity.

Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific.

Freedom and responsibility aren't interconnected things. They are the same thing.

The communitarians may say you've been enjoying too much individual freedom, and that you must give up some of that for the benefit of the community. But they really mean that they want more power over your life - to force you to subsidize, obey and conform to their choices.

An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others.

My philosophy is, don't take no for an answer and be willing to sacrifice your entire project for freedom.

Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom.

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.

There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom.

That freedom that Picasso afforded himself, to be an artist in a huge number of ways, seems to be a huge psychological liberation.

Is Walt turning over in his grave? A man named Joe Roth runs Disney right now-he gave me the go-ahead and total freedom to do whatever I wanted to do.

None of us had any idea of how successful Downton was going to be. I thought I was signing up for another period drama that had a slightly modern feel. It had a freedom about it because it was coming out of the head of Julian Fellowes. Anything could happen and generally did.

Every American deserves to live in freedom, to have his or her privacy respected and a chance to go as far as their ability and effort will take them - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic circumstances.

If freedom's best friends cannot unify around a realistic, actionable program of fundamental change, one that attracts and persuades a broad majority of our fellow citizens, big change will not come.

The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man.

Real freedom is creative, proactive, and will take me into new territories. I am not free if my freedom is predicated on reacting to my past.

I do believe that freedom isn't free - but today the corporate and political right wing is trying to cheapen this truly American value. They've been cynically using the word 'freedom' to rally the American public against its own best interests.

People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours. They should come and visit historical monuments and sites - let's say the sites around Iran - where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others.

My parents came from Russia and suddenly they wound up in Boston, Massachusetts, Brookline, Massachusetts and they felt the sun rose and set on Franklin Delano Roosevelt's backside because he meant so much to them. This was freedom. This was something totally different from the Russia they had left.

Revolution! The people howls and cries, Freedom, that's what we're needing! We've needed it for centuries, our arteries are bleeding. The stage is shaking, the audience rock. The whole thing is over by nine o'clock.

New ideas should confront old ideas. We must refer to the example of Europe. People have fought to make Europe what it is today. Freedom is not something that is served up on a plate.

The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom, and give less interference to another's state of consciousness.

Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society.

I definitely wanted to earn my freedom. But the primary motivation wasn't making money, but making an impact.

I started skydiving because I loved the idea of freedom.

President Bush in his inaugural address talked about bringing freedom to countries that don't have it. He didn't specify how.

At 6 years old, the ice became a place for me to express myself. Because I was so shy off the ice, it became my safe haven, with music and freedom and self-expression. That was my emotional outlet.

The abortion license has not brought freedom and security to women. Rather, it has ushered in a new era of irresponsibility toward women and children, one that now begins before birth.

I suffered evils, but without allowing them to rob me of the freedom to expand.

But I do believe that a woman's truest place is in a home, with a husband and with children, and with large freedom, pecuniary freedom, personal freedom, and the right to vote.

Don't give me any money, don't give me any people, but give freedom, and I'll give you a movie that looks gigantic.

Widespread state control over art and culture has left no room for freedom of expression in the country. For more than 60 years, anyone with a dissenting opinion has been suppressed. Chinese art is merely a product: it avoids any meaningful engagement. There is no larger context. Its only purpose is to charm viewers with its ambiguity.

China has not established the rule of law and if there is a power above the law there is no social justice. Everybody can be subjected to harm. I'm just a citizen: my life is equal in value to any other. But I'm thankful that when I lost my freedom so many people shared feelings and put such touching effort into helping me.

Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin.

The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry.

Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom.

I spent a great deal of time with Che Guevara while I was in Havana. I believe he was far less a mercenary than he was a freedom fighter.

There's a hell of a lot of freedom in this rock and roll circus... it's where all the freaks go - it's the environment for me.

My daughters, your daughters, our daughters deserve safety, protection, and the freedom to make their own choices about their personal lives and their physical selves.

I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see.

The increased presence of Muslims in Italy and in Europe is directly proportional to our loss of freedom.

Freedom means the freedom to behave coarsely, basely, foolishly.

Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.

But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for.

It is hard to know how many people do, but given that the people are so docile towards the rulers, nowadays, very few Americans show the passion for freedom that our forefathers had.

Government has the role of suiting people for freedom. People aren't made for freedom spontaneously. There's sort of a 19-year race between when people are born and when they become adults. And government has a role in making them, at the end of 19 years, suited to be upright, trustworthy repositories of popular sovereignty.

All Americans and freedom-loving people around the world owe President Reagan our deepest gratitude for his strong, principled leadership that ended the Cold War and brought freedom to millions of people.

There's also a sense of freedom. I was so obsessed by this problem that I was thinking about if all the time - when I woke up in the morning, when I went to sleep at night, and that went on for eight years.

Free software is software that respects your freedom and the social solidarity of your community. So it's free as in freedom.

In the free/libre software movement, we develop software that respects users' freedom, so we and you can escape from software that doesn't.

If ebooks mean that readers' freedom must either increase or decrease, we must demand the increase.

With paper printed books, you have certain freedoms. You can acquire the book anonymously by paying cash, which is the way I always buy books. I never use a credit card. I don't identify to any database when I buy books. Amazon takes away that freedom.

I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks, more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier, but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and not be executed for it is his torture.

The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.

That's part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity.

Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute 'Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.'

Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters.

Freedom only for the members of the government, only for the members of the Party - though they are quite numerous - is no freedom at all.

All my life, Americans have been accustomed to thinking of theirs as 'the richest, freest' country in the world. By most measurements, it was long a contender for that honor, and - among the larger countries, if equal weight were given to wealth and indices of freedom - probably did deserve to be so described.

When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom.

They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that.

Our work is a scream of freedom.

With one man, there was a freedom and liberation. That was with Michael Hutchence, my partner in life.

Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom.

American movies and music deliver themes of freedom, innocence, and power that appeal to others - partly because America itself was put together out of a multiplicity of national traditions.

Our Founders warned against this. They said don't... that your liberty is only as secure as the people are. Because once they, um, get the ability to vote themselves entitlements from the largesse of the government, liberty is done freedom is over with. We were warned. We are there.

Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons. It inhibits freedom.

Men like me, who merely wish to establish political freedom, will in such circumstances lose all their influence, and others will get influence who may become dangerous to all established interests whatsoever.

The Law of God reaches into every area of life, and it brings about incredible blessing and incredible freedom.

I stand for limited government, fiscal responsibility, personal freedom, personal responsibility, so the Republican Party will support me.

But it required a disastrous, internecine war to bring this question of human freedom to a crisis, and the process of striking the shackles from the slave was accomplished in a single hour.

If we want to talk about freedom, we must mean freedom for others as well as ourselves, and we must mean freedom for everyone inside our frontiers as well as outside.

Having grown up in Bombay, from the day you're born, you have absolute freedom to choose who you want to be.

It could be my British need for discipline that makes me admire the American appetite for freedom and passion.

That feeling of freedom, open highways of possibilities, has kind of been lost to materialism and marketing.

Life is a very orderly thing, but in fiction there is a huge liberation and freedom. I can do what I like. There's nothing that says I can't write a page of full stops. There is no 'should' involved, although you wouldn't know that from literary reviews and critics.

I think there is a heritage which I'm proud of, which is a fight for democracy, a fight for social justice, a fight for freedom. My grandfather went to jail or exile six times in his life, fighting for his principles for democracy, or for his country. And my father twice.

The legal difference between the sit-ins and the Freedom Riders was significant.

I have always been a firm believer in the longstanding American principle of having the right to bear arms and I will remain committed to see that this freedom is not infringed upon, revoked, or limited in any way.

Eventually I want to be a full-time mother who works occasionally - and being an actor you have that freedom.

Many have left their families to defend our freedom. We salute their bravery we express our appreciation and support to their families. And we pray for their safe return.

The old Romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom.

We believe that salvation is to be found in wholesome work in a beloved land. Work will provide our people with the bread of tomorrow, and moreover, with the honor of the tomorrow, the freedom of the tomorrow.

Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.

When I was younger, I was listening to a lot of Armenian music, you know, revolutionary music about freedom and protest. In the 70s I was listening to soul and the Bee Gees and ABBA, and funk.

The thing is this: You got to have fun while you're fightin' for freedom, 'cause you don't always win.

I don't think that there is absolute freedom of the press. We operate under laws - against libel, for instance. The idea that there is some absolute press freedom is kind of a myth.

Havin' fun while freedom fightin' must be one of those lunatic Texas traits we get from the water - which is known to have lithium in it - because it goes all the way back to Sam Houston, surely the most lovable, the most human, and the funniest of all the great men this country has ever produced.

The freedom to connect to the world anywhere at anytime brings with it the threat of unscrupulous predators and criminals who mask their activities with the anonymity the Internet provides to its users.

I do have the freedom to choose what I want to do and I'll continue to do that.

I was 37 when my father died-and I no longer had any freedom of choice over what I would do with the rest of my life.

The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values.

Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago.

History is full of examples of people who clamp down after they began to enjoy too much freedom. Freedom can lead to instability, anarchy, and confusion. So there can be a moral counter-revolution.

With Napster and the sharing of music, of course, there are going to be people who exploit it. Greed has no end. But there's a lot of good that could happen. We shouldn't let the economic concerns of the major labels infringe on our freedom to share music.

Jazz is about freedom within discipline. Usually a dictatorship like in Russia and Germany will prevent jazz from being played because it just seemed to represent freedom, democracy and the United States.

Many people don't understand how disciplined you have to be to play jazz... And that is really the idea of democracy - freedom within the Constitution or discipline. You don't just get out there and do anything you want.

Jazz stands for freedom. It's supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don't be a perfectionist - leave that to the classical musicians.

This enemy of peace in the world today is unlike any we have seen in the past, and our military is learning from, and building on, previous successes while carrying peace and freedom into the future.

I have just enough people paying attention that I have the freedom to be in charge. And I have a great record company - Nonesuch understands what I'm about.

Maybe a part of me recognized how right the improvising spirit of jazz is. Not the sounds, but the freedom to work with musicians who work that way. It felt very natural to me, but I think there's a way to do it without it being a jazz record.

That happens every time I get behind a guitar, regardless of what I'm saying, 'cause music is freedom and being free is the closest I've ever felt to being spiritual.

You have an absolute freedom in Mexican writing today in which you don't necessarily have to deal with the Mexican identity. You know why? Because we have an identity... We know who we are. We know what it means to be a Mexican.

For science must breathe the oxygen of freedom.

A culture without property, or in which creators can't get paid, is anarchy, not freedom.

I want to have the freedom to do whatever I want.

Money buys many things... The best of which is freedom.

You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom.

Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.

I don't have anything to prove anymore. I don't have a record deal, no one has any expectations, I'm in a position of freedom. I don't need anyone's approval.

Working with David Cronenberg or Darren Aronofsky or even Steven Soderbergh isn't really like a typical Hollywood movie. These are true artists, and have a certain amount of freedom when they work, and they're more like independent filmmakers making their way through big studios.

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.

I have always that there ought to be some kind of mandatory national service, not necessarily in the military but to show everybody that freedom isn't free, that everybody has an obligation to the nation as a community.

It is not natural or inevitable that half the world goes hungry that the freedom of markets trumps protection of the planet or that citizens' rights come second to those of corporations.

In times such as these, people should recognize that evil knows no borders, knows no limits and knows no compassion. Those around the globe that value freedom must continue to persevere even in the darkest of times.

To her audience, Janis Joplin has remained a symbol, artifact and reminder of late Sixties youth culture. Her popularity never derived from her musical ability, but from her capacity to link her fantasies of freedom and immortality with ours.

The enemies of freedom will not prevail.

In short, is not liberty the freedom of every person to make full use of his faculties, so long as he does not harm other persons while doing so?

How can you be conservative and justify wiretapping people without a warrant? We're supposed to be the party of personal freedom and civil liberties.

Another hero was Tom Swift, in the books. What he stood for, the freedom, the scientific knowledge and being and engineer gave him the ability to invent solutions to problems. He's always been a hero to me. I buy old Tom Swift books now and read them to my own children.

Real change isn't found in some new way to think about yourself, but in freedom from the need to think about yourself at all.

It's great to have the freedom to enjoy your work and not feel like you're leaving your other life behind.

I always wanted to make a children's album because you have the freedom to explore so many wonderful topics and sounds.

Freedom of expression comes with responsibilities, especially when it comes with serious implications for peace.

Creative freedom is an imperative for me, but it doesn't really exist in a Hollywood game.

America has never seen itself as a national state like all others, but rather as an experiment in human freedom and democracy.

The first of all commodities to be exchanged is labour, and the freedom of man consists only in the exercise of the right to determine for himself in what manner his labour shall be employed, and how he will dispose of its products.

You know, you don't retreat in the defense of freedom. You don't retreat in the defense of moral government and limited government. You don't retreat because people are going to defend bad things.

If governments let themselves be fully bound by the decisions of their parliaments without protecting their own freedom to act, a breakup of Europe would be a more probable outcome than deeper integration.

It the British System is the most gigantic system of slavery the world has yet seen, and therefore it is that freedom gradually disappears from every country over which England is enabled to obtain control.

Yes, we have the freedom to do what we please, but it only works because we don't do everything we might please - we should exercise some degree of personal, and corporate, responsibility.

My name became known because I was, one might say accidentally the target of state repression and because so many people throughout the country and other parts of the world organized around the demand for my freedom.

You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it.

My father described this tall lady who stands in the middle of the New York harbor, holding high a torch to welcome people seeking freedom in America. I instantly fell in love.

Not to mention the fact that of course terrorists hate freedom. I think they do hate. But believe me, I don't think they sit there abstractly hating freedom.

People ask 'How does doing a film compare to doing an ad?' Well, when you're doing a commercial you don't have to sell tickets. You have a captured audience. Which is actually completely rare and great it gives you a lot of freedom. When you make a film, you have to do advertisements for the film.

I was inspired to write this book by those who are sceptical of the power of freedom to change the world.

The three main sources of scepticism are first, that not every people desires freedom second, that democracy in certain parts of the world would be dangerous and third, that there is little the world's democracies can do to advance freedom outside their countries.

By helping readers understand these mechanics, I hope they will appreciate why freedom is for everyone, why it is essential for our security and why the free world plays a critically important role in advancing democracy around the globe.

Believe me, the drug of freedom is universally potent.

I am optimistic that peace can be achieved in the region because I believe that every society on earth can be free and that if freedom comes to the Middle East, there can be peace.

I take life as it happens. And I give myself a lot of freedom.

I used to think that if I had success I would have freedom. But I have less freedom now than I've ever had. And what gives me satisfaction is not the jewelry and not the cars. What gives me satisfaction is doing things for others, like children.

When I went off to the army when I was 17 years old, I believed in America and the rights of freedom. But today I believe my government is lying to the American people and that my president, George Bush, is a criminal.

Without freedom of the press, there can be no representative government.

I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom.

Three simple words - freedom, justice and honesty. These sum up what the Liberal Democrats stand for.

Money equals freedom.

A man of strength and wisdom, John Paul became an inspiration to generations of both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the world by encouraging freedom, promoting peace and respecting all faiths.

As a child I was given the freedom to explore my passion for acting, but I also grew up in a home where there were a lot of rules. I didn't have 'yes' parents.

If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened, democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk.

I know what you're going to say! 'They are men, and men should be free.' A free man is dangerous to himself and everyone else. Freedom should be left to those who can put it to good use.

Freedom is a muscle... you have to exercise it.

People want the freedom. They want to be able to shop. If you don't like the shop trading hours and you're a shop owner, you don't have to open.

A trait which differentiated New York from European cities was the incredible freedom and ease in which life, including sexual life, could be carried on, on many levels.

School gives you the freedom to explore different philosophies, religions, aspects of yourself, and subjects.

Now we understand much more clearly. why people from all over the world want to come to New York and to America. It's called freedom.

Freedom - an occupied space which must be reoccupied every day.

The humor is essentially dark for a cartoon and sophisticated. But at the same time, being a cartoon gives the writers more freedom than in a normal sitcom. It always pushes the line that, despite human failings, the Simpsons are really decent people.

We need international support so that our people live a life of normality, of dignity, of liberty and freedom. I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard.

In terms of filming, yes, it really does feel over now. There's a real sense of freedom now. It's a good time to finish, I think. As much as I'm going to miss it I'm ready to move on and do different things.

Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country's birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon.

To stop terrorists before the strike, we must do three things: deny them entry into the country, curtail their freedom of action inside the country, and deprive them of material and moral support from within the country.

I think that we could be more careful about what we're saying to young women in terms of their expectations. It's unrealistic to expect people to always be in designer clothes. Girls growing up deserve more freedom in how they look and how they feel about how they look.

I was the youngest child and got a lot more freedom than my brother and sister. I used to wander, doing my own thing under the radar, but I didn't get in bad, bad trouble.

I grew up under Communism so we could only learn Russian, and then when Communism fell in 1989 we could learn a few more things and have the freedom to travel and the freedom of speech - and the freedom of dreaming, really.

Spirit borrows from matter the perceptions on which it feeds and restores them to matter in the form of movements which it has stamped with its own freedom.

We live in a land like no other - a land of freedom and opportunity unparalleled on the face of the globe.

We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed.

When public access to voting is impaired or when public confidence in voting is diluted, democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure.

If technology has finally caught up with individual liberty, why would anyone who loves freedom want to rethink that?

I am somebody who... - I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I need that freedom, that ability to make mistakes out there. Because there's a fine line between making a mistake or being brilliant.

I am not an anti to anything which will bring freedom to my class.

The main thing I believe in is freedom.

What is our freedom fight about? Is it about the liberation of children or just having sex with them?

We are a nation in which freedom is alive in the squares and streets, in the daily work of the communications media, in the open relationship between the governing and the governed.

If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society.

Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people.

The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order.

While it's really hard to do, at the same time, I'm escaping my body, which I really want to do. I'm living someone else's life. I get very intensely into the story, into the interviews and the research. I'm experiencing things along with my subjects. I have a freedom I don't have in my physical life.

I've never had anything but the freedom to do what I wanted just as long as it made me happy.

Fulfill - you can far more than fulfill - the brightest anticipations of those who, in the name of human freedom, and in the face of threats that have ripened into terrible realities since, fought that battle which placed you where you now stand.

The wretch who lives without freedom feels like dressing in the mud from the streets Those who have you, o Liberty, do not know. you. Those who do not have you should not speak of you, but win you.

I like movies that pop, that have a little bit of candy on, that freedom to have a little bit of extra fun, but are rooted in real behaviour. Rooted in cause and effect, never violating reality.

The media bring our wars home, but only rarely have they been able to do it in complete freedom.

You make a movie for 9k for the freedom it allows you.

The men and women who serve in our military have won for us every hour we live in freedom, sometimes at the expense of the very hours of the lifetimes they had hoped to live.

Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter mush. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order.

There is a bright spot or two for the Spaniards. French toast has become freedom toast on the Air Force One breakfast menu, but the Spanish omelet is still a Spanish omelet.

When I was in jail, I was a lot of people's favorite person. I practically ran the jail. I had more freedom than the police.

To me, music has to be about freedom. It's the most important thing in my life.

Without economic development, any potential for political openness and freedom will be questionable.

A growing number of young women who have the freedom to decide have decided that career can wait, and the delicious early years of their children's lives can't.

People ask me if I ever thought of writing a children's book. I say, 'If I had a serious brain injury I might well write a children's book', but otherwise the idea of being conscious of who you're directing the story to is anathema to me, because, in my view, fiction is freedom and any restraints on that are intolerable.

The very first things that I did, even in theater, were bad guys. They are meaty roles for the most part. With the bad guy you have more freedom to experiment and go further out than with a good guy.

Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed in our search for greater security, for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom and democracy hope to achieve.

We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values.

If I am outspoken of the dangers of intemperance to members of our armed forces, it is because we are all especially concerned for the welfare of those who are risking their lives in the cause of freedom.

Men must stop being jealous of their power and generously allow freedom and responsibility to others. The reward is harmonious families and society.

Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people.

Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.

We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one.

Freedom is the recognition of necessity.

There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.

Once there is a distance between you and your thought process, a new freedom is born. With this freedom, a new perception arises.

All meditations are nothing but efforts to bring you to the present. When you live in the present moment, with no past hanging around you, with no future projection, you are free from life and death, you are free from body and mind. You are free - simply free - you are freedom.

We have proved that the true strength of our nation comes not from the scale of our wealth but from the power of our ideals - opportunity, democracy, liberty and hope.

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.

The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.

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

America is said to be the arena on which the battle of freedom is to be fought; but surely it cannot be freedom in a merely political sense that is meant. Even if we grant that the American has freed himself from a political tyrant, he is still the slave of an economical and moral tyrant.

The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.

Slaves, though held by the laws of men, are free by the laws of God.

No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.

If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.

If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them.

A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people.

It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.

Salvation lies within.

I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged.

I tell you those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream.

I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it's the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain.

I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope.

We sat and drank with the sun on our shoulders and felt like free men. Hell, we could have been tarring the roof of one of our own houses. We were the lords of all creation. As for Andy - he spent that break hunkered in the shade, a strange little smile on his face, watching us drink his beer.

Andy crawled to freedom through five hundred yards of shit smelling foulness I can't even imagine, or maybe I just don't want to. Five hundred yards... that's the length of five football fields, just shy of half a mile.

Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.

Liberty is slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man.

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

Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.

We have to uphold a free press and freedom of speech - because, in the end, lies and misinformation are no match for the truth.

I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so.

Some people only speak of freedom of speech while they're out of power. Once they're in power, they're ruthless in suppressing the rights of others.

The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.

It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.

Freedom of speech is unnecessary if the people to whom it is granted do not think for themselves.

Government has no right to hurt a hair on the head of an atheist for his opinions. Let him have a care of his practices.

To view the opposition as dangerous is to misunderstand the basic concepts of democracy. To oppress the opposition is to assault the very foundation of democracy.

Because if you don't stand up for the stuff you don't like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you've already lost.

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

Those who make conversations impossible, make escalation inevitable.

It is not so much freedom of speech but the right to truth that great men protect.

Sometimes a people lose their right to remain silent when pressured to remain silent.

We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.

The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.

Censorship reflects society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.

I am thankful for all the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech.

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

The more you are relied on, the more freedom you have.

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free.

Blame neither man, nor God, nor anyone in the world. When you find yourselves suffering, blame yourselves, and try to do better.

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.

The war for freedom will never really be won because the price of freedom is constant vigilance over ourselves and over our Government.

He that cannot obey, cannot command.

The price of freedom is loneliness. To be happy is to be tied.

We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.

We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.

Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild.

Rule your mind or it will rule you.

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.

If you're always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.

That side of our existence whose direction is towards the infinite seeks not wealth, but freedom and joy.

The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart.

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.

Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.

Think before you desire a thing. There is every possibility that it will be fulfilled, and then you will suffer.

Meditation is nothing but enjoying your beautiful aloneness. Celebrating yourself; that's what meditation is all about.

When sex becomes conscious it is love, it is no longer lust. Love brings freedom, and lust simply creates prisons for you.

Love and freedom are such hideous words. So many cruelties have been done in their name.

Deep inside all of us a huge potential beckons, waiting to open us to the joy, genius, freedom and love within.

That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.

Real love is considerate but has no concern.

The greatest enemy of art is the absence of limitations.

Art is not a democracy. People don't get to vote on how it ends.

This isn't going to be pretty. Rules will be broken. Friendships will be tested. And huge risks will be taken. But they're small prices to pay for true love and freedom, right?

If your purpose is to liberate yourself and others into love and freedom, then you should do whatever magnifies the love and freedom in your life and in the lives of whom your actions affect.

You shouldn't be a prisoner of your own ideas.

Start with a style and you are in chains, start with an idea and you are free.

Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.

If I had my mouth, I would bite; if I had my liberty, I would do my liking. In the meantime, let me be that I am, and seek not toalter me.

Like a hustler, you must find your freedom through the fluidity of your thoughts and your constant inventiveness.

You must not be afraid of your uniqueness and you must care less and less what people think of you.

Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle.

Why is it that so few people are truly free? Because they try to conform to ideas, concepts, and beliefs in their heads.

Complete freedom debilitates art but reveals much about character.

You feel like a prisoner if you don't create. You're jailed up inside of yourself.

Transfer from external validation to internal self-validation. Freedom means knowing who you are.

Free time is a necessity if you are to exist as an artist.

So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say.

I love to create, and to me, the ultimate freedom of expression is a blank canvas or a block of clay to capture whatever emotions your imagination gives it.

Freedon is a scary thing. Most people don't want it.

Liberty, n. One of imagination's most precious possessions.

The work of art is a scream of freedom.

A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.

Freedom is to be free of attachments, and the main attachment is to the 'I'-self.

It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything.

One is not wise because he talks a good deal. They are wise who are patient, and free from hate and fear.

No one and nothing can free you but your own understanding.

Neither seek nor avoid; take what comes. It is liberty to be affected by nothing. Do not merely endure; be unattached.

If you can get rid of your attachment to a single thing, you are on the way to liberation.

Only by practice and non-attachment can we conquer mind.

Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.

Once your mind becomes absolutely still, your intelligence transcends human limitations.

The most fundamental message of Gautama the Buddha is not God, is not soul... it is freedom: freedom absolute, total, unconditional. He does not want to give you an ideology, because every ideology creates its own slavery.

Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God's slaves.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

If you think that you are bound, you remain bound; you make your own bondage. If you know that you are free, you are free this moment. This is knowledge, knowledge of freedom.

Since most of us are secretly oppressed by our lack of freedom, we are drawn to those who are more fluid and flaunt their difference.

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.

To remember non-attachment is to remember what freedom is all about. If we get attached, even to a beautiful state of being, we are caught, and ultimately we will suffer. We work to observe anything that comes our way, experience it while it is here, and be able to let go of it.

You are born as freedom. It is just that you have been conditioned to forget it. Layers upon layers of conditionings have made you a puppet. The strings are in somebody else's hands.

Freedom is the ultimate experience of life. There is nothing higher than that. And out of freedom many flowers blossom in you.

Love is the flowering of your freedom. Compassion, another flowering of your freedom. All that is valuable in life flowers in the innocent, natural state of your being.

That is the Zen Manifesto: freedom from oneself.

A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there's work to be done.

That non-attachment gives us the freedom to be exactly who we are.

The best road to progress is freedom's road.

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.

We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few.

That is our generation's task - to make these words, these rights, these values of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness real for every American.

Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.

America's greatest contribution to the world is its concept of democracy, its concept of freedom, freedom of action, freedom of speech, and freedom of thought.

I believe that freedom of speech and freedom of religion go hand-in-hand in America.

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.

I value freedom above anything else. Freedom to do what I want, freedom from not doing what I don't want to do, and freedom from my own reactions and emotions... things that may disturb my peace.

Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.

Real wealth is not about money. Real wealth is: -not having to go to meetings -not having to spend time with jerks -not being locked into status games -not feeling like you have to say yes -not worrying about others claiming your time and energy. Real wealth is about freedom.

You always know the mark of a coward. A coward hides behind freedom. A brave person stands in front of freedom and defends it for others.

The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.

I believe in a vision of equality and justice and freedom and multi-racial democracy, built on the premise that all people are created equal, and they're endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights.

Don't think in terms of comfort; think in terms of freedom. Don't think in terms of safety, think in terms of being more alive. And the only way to be more alive is to live dangerously, is to risk, is to go on an adventure.

When one door is closed. Don't you know what many more are open.

Freedom of press is limited to those who own one.

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.

I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

What do you suppose will satisfy the soul, except to walk free and own no superior?

Freedom is independence of the compulsory will of another.

You have freedom when you're easy in your harness.

Nothing matters and that's a good thing as it sets you free.

Never trust the words of a man who is not free.

Freedom is not enough.

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

The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free.

Men talk of freedom! How many are free to think? Free from fear, from perturbation, from prejudice? Nine hundred and ninety-nine in a thousand are perfect slaves.

Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven.

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

The whole world seems to live under the banner: Freedom is wonderful - but only for me.

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.

True freedom means that we are alone. We alone decide what we believe, how we act, and who we become. We are responsible for our lives - nobody else. True freedom is both liberating and terrifying.

The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings.

If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.

The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.

Whatever liberates our spirit, without also giving us mastery over ourselves, is destructive.

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires.

Human history begins with man's act of disobedience which is at the very same time the beginning of his freedom and development of his reason.

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.

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

I did not wish to live in a country where the individual does not enjoy equality before the law and freedom to say and teach what he likes.

If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there's shouting after you, keep going. Don't ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.

Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.

Here is my advice as we begin the century that will lead to 2081. First, guard the freedom of ideas at all costs. Be alert that dictators have always played on the natural human tendency to blame others and to oversimplify. And don't regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with to free, public, unhampered expression.

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.

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.

A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.

Nobody's free until everybody's free.

We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.

Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose.

Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom.

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.

Most will give up an acre of freedom for a closet of security.

Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.

We feel free when we escape ” even if it be but from the frying pan into the fire.

For a man to act himself, he must be perfectly free; otherwise he is in danger of losing all sense of responsibility or of self- respect.

The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.

How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech.

He who is allowed to do as he likes will soon run his head into a brick wall out of sheer frustration.

Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone's version of reality is not your reality.

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

Who speaks of liberty while the human mind is in chains?

Knowledge is an addiction, as drink; knowledge does not bring understanding. Knowledge can be taught, but not wisdom; there must be freedom from knowledge for the coming of wisdom.

To seek fulfillment is to invite frustration.

Freedom is not caprice but room to enlarge.

Let go of your story so the universe can write a new one for you.

True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.

Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn't have a cent.

One of the purposes of life is to let go of all that baggage you're dragging around and be free again.

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.

Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns.

The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage.

Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul.

Being free brings a lightness, a carefree surrender to all that is happening around you, and, above all, an acceptance of reality.

Your freedom is a supreme value. Nothing is higher than that. But your freedom is possible only if you are not encaged in your habits, unconscious patterns of living. Change your gestalt from unconsciousness to consciousness.

Desire is our imprisonment. The man who wants nothing, who is absolutely contented as he is, is free of all bondage. He has attained to ultimate freedom, nirvana - and that is the goal of life.

I don't mind what happens. That is the essence of inner freedom. It is a timeless spiritual truth: release attachment to outcomes, deep inside yourself, you'll feel good no matter what.

If you are lucky and work very hard, you may someday get to experience freedom from the known.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.

Words like freedom, options, and choice evoke a power of possibility far beyond the reality of the benefits they entail.

Freedom from things is dependent on the outside. Freedom to do something is also dependent on the outside. Freedom to be ultimately pure has not to be dependent on anything outside you.

In the end, they wanted security more than they wanted freedom.

I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.

The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.

Every burned book enlightens the world.

Free people can speak freely. If you fear to speak, you aren't free.

A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad.

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

The test of democracy is freedom of criticism.

To choose a good book, look in an inquisitor's prohibited list.

Imagine a world in which we are all enlightened by objective truths rather than offended by them.

There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility.

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.

Through discipline comes freedom.

Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.

As far as your self-control goes, as far goes your freedom.

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

Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.

I read somewhere... how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong... but to feel strong.

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.

I don't care whether you're a top Wall Street banker, if somebody has to tell you when to be at work, what to wear, and how to behave, you're not a free person.

The English did not come to America from a mere love of adventure, nor to truck with or convert the savages, nor to hold offices under the crown, as the French to a great extent did, but to live in earnest and with freedom.

The freedom from something is not true freedom. The freedom to do anything you want to do is also not the freedom I am talking about. My vision of freedom is to be yourself.

We anarchists do not want to emancipate the people; we want the people to emancipate themselves.

Everything can be taken from a man but... the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.

The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and will never be.

No man is good enough to govern another man without his consent.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.

A part of fate is the freedom of man. Forever wells up the impulse of choosing and acting in his soul.

As soon as we left the ground, I knew I had to fly.

No borders, just horizons - only freedom.

We have no right to believe that freedom can be won without struggle.

The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

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.

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!

You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.

However weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties.

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom - and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

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.

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

Every subject's duty is the Kings, but every subject's soul is his own.

It's lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened.

We catched fish and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness.

It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big, still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars, and we didn't ever feel like talking loud, and it warn't often that we laughed ” only a little kind of a low chuckle.

We had mighty good weather as a general thing, and nothing ever happened to us at all ” that night, nor the next, nor the next.

They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!

Freedom of teaching and of opinion in book or press is the foundation for the sound and natural development of any people.

I'm a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought.

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.

Science can flourish only in an atmosphere of free speech.

Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly.

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.

I exist as I am, that is enough.

Freedom is the power to say no.

Freedom begins between the ears.

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Without freedom there can be no morality.

Freedom is dearer than bread or joy.

You can do anything you decide to do.

The lure of flying is the lure of beauty.

After you get your freedom, your enemy will respect you.

Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.

Don't quack like a duck... soar like an eagle.

Freedom means choosing your burden.

Let freedom never perish in your hands.

Power is duty; freedom is responsibility.

Freedom is the outside of the inside.

When I discover who I am, I'll be free.

On the other side of fear lies freedom.

Sometimes what you're most afraid of doing is the one thing that will set you free.

Freedom is not for the weak.

Slavery is the next thing to hell.

You'll be free or die!

This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.

My vision of freedom is to be yourself.

The function of freedom is to free someone else.

My feet is my only carriage.

It is your attachment that creates hell.

Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?

If you cannot be free be as free as you can.

He moves fastest who moves alone.

Resist much, obey little.

Without virtue there can be no liberty.

To be free is to have achieved your life.

Liberty is the first condition of growth.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

Merely to breathe freely does not mean to live.

Freedom exists only with power.

Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.

Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.

When you come to the point where you have no need to impress anybody, your freedom will begin.

Freedom is never free. It requires risk taking.

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose and to commit ourselves to our goals and values.

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

You get your freedom by letting your enemy know that you'll do anything to get it. Then you'll get it. It's the only way you'll get it.

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.

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.

Liberty is the possibility of doubting, of making a mistake, of searching and experimenting, of saying no to any authority ” literary, artistic, philosophical, religious, social, and even political.

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth.

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.

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

In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.

Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?

Strong. You can do anything. You can go anywhere.

And the greatest adventure is not going to the moon - the greatest adventure is going to your own innermost core.

We are a nation of politicians, concerned about the outmost defenses only of freedom. It is our children's children who may perchance be really free.

The man who takes the liberty to live is superior to all the laws, by virtue of his relation to the lawmaker.

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

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.

No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly. When we know this, we become free.

A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire, or preserve his freedom.

You can be a scared slave or you can be a brave human being.

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.

Freedom : To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.

Freedom lies in being bold.

To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.

Freedom, in any case, is only possible by constantly struggling for it.

I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

All the Men will be sailors then, until the sea shall free them.

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

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.

Liberty: One of imagination's most precious possessions.

Here is my secret: I don't mind what happens.

Who would be free themselves must strike the blow. Better even to die free than to live slaves.

What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.

Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.

Freedom is always at the beginning and not at the end.

Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond.

Freedom consists not in refusing to recognize anything above us, but in respecting something which is above us; for by respecting it, we raise ourselves to it, and, by our very acknowledgment, prove that we bear within ourselves what is higher, and are worthy to be on a level with it.

Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.

Freedom is not the right to live as we please, but the right to find how we ought to live in order to fulfill our potential.

Freedom - to walk free and own no superior.

My liberty depends on you being free, too.

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.