Freedom, then, lies only in our innate human capacity to choose between different sorts of bondage, bondage to desire or self esteem, or bondage to the light that lightens all our olives.
Author: Sri Madhava
I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.
Author: Madonna (1958)
Profession: American Musician, Singer, Actress,
He is free... who knows how to keep in his own hands the power to decide.
Author: Salvador De Madriaga (1886-1978)
Profession: Spanish Writer, Scholar, Diplomat
Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.
Author: Joseph De Maistre (1753-1821)
Profession: French Diplomat, Philosopher
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.
You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.
When a person places the proper value on freedom, there is nothing under the sun that he will not do to acquire that freedom. Whenever you hear a man saying he wants freedom, but in the next breath he is going to tell you what he won't do to get it, or what he doesn't believe in doing in order to get it, he doesn't believe in freedom. A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire... or preserve his freedom.
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word ''freedom'' out of your vocabulary.
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.
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
Author: Nelson Mandela (1918)
Profession: South African President
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.
There are two good things in life -- freedom of thought and freedom of action.
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.