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It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle.

Author: Rollo May

Profession: American Psychologist

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

Author: Rollo May

Profession: American Psychologist

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

Author: Leo Mckern


We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.

Author: H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Profession: American Editor, Author, Critic, Humorist

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.

Author: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

Profession: British Philosopher, Economist

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

Author: John Milton (1608-1674)

Profession: British Poet

Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.

Author: Charles De Montesquieu (1689-1755)

Profession: French Jurist, Political Philosopher

There's something contagious about demanding freedom.

Author: Robin Morgan (1941)

Profession: American Feminist Author, Poet

Freedom! Equality! Brotherhood!

Author: French Revolution Motto


How is freedom measured, in individuals as in nations? By the resistance which has to be overcome, by the effort it costs to stay aloft. One would have to seek the highest type of free man where the greatest resistance is constantly being overcome: five steps from tyranny, near the threshold of the danger of servitude.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher

Yet we can maintain a free society only if we recognize that in a free society no one can win all the time. No one can have his own way all the time, and no one is right all the time.

Author: Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)

Profession: Thirty-seventh President of the USA

If people have to choose between freedom and sandwiches, they will take sandwiches.

Author: Lord Boyd Orr (1880-1971)

Profession: Scottish Biologist

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

Author: George Orwell (1903-1950)

Profession: British Author, ''Animal Farm''

I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.

Author: George Orwell (1903-1950)

Profession: British Author, ''Animal Farm''

We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.

Author: Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Profession: Anglo-American Political Theorist, Writer