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25 Quotes On Freedom

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

Freedom is the fundamental basic foundation of all human beings. Much has been written on this subject, wars have been fought over it, people have died for it and at least one country, The United States of America, was founded on the principles of freedom after much bloodshed.

Today we speak of freedom. We say we are free to do this or do that, to live here or there. In Western society we consider ourselves to be free because we say that we live in a free society. But freedom is like a delicate plant; if it is not properly cared for, watered and nourished, it will wither and die. In order to preserve freedom, we must  understand what it is, how we got it and how not to lose it

Freedom has never been free, though many of us today take it for granted.; It is a human right, but it comes at a price. It must be protected against anything that would try to destroy it.

(1) “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” —Charlotte Bronte from Jane Eyre

(2) “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt

(3) “We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” —William Faulkner

(4) “This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.” —Lyndon B. Johnson

(5) “Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.” —Epictetus

(6) “Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink you want more.” Maya Angelou

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

(8) “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” —George Washington

(9) “I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

(10) “Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.” —Ayn Rand from The Fountainhead

(11) “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.” Rosa Luxemburg

(12) “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” Thomas Jefferson

(13) “Education is the key to unlock the golden door to freedom.” George Washington Carver

(14) “Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.” Voltaire

(15) “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” John F. Kennedy

(16) “Freedom is never given; it is won.” A. Philip Randolph

(17) “It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.”

(18) “I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.” – Rosa Parks

(19) “My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.”
– Adlai Stevenson

(20) “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”
– Coco Chanel

(21) “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.” -Victor Frankl

(22) “We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it”. -William Faulkner

(23) “If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary”. -.Malcolm X

(24) “Who would be free themselves must strike the blow. Better even to die free than to live slaves”. – Frederick Douglass

(25) “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”.  – Naval Ravkant

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Diana Lynne’s passions are family, traveling, learning, and pursuing a debt-free life. She also loves hanging out with family, friends and being with her dog Skye. Diana is a Quebec City girl. who loves living life.  You can connect with her through Livingandstuff.ca

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