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Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.

Author: Thomas Paine (1737-1809)

Profession: Anglo-American Political Theorist, Writer

It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.

Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher

Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.

Author: Pericles

Profession: Athenian Statesman

Is any man free except the one who can pass his life as he pleases?

Author: Persius (34-62 AD)

Profession: Satirical Poet

The sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty.

Author: Albert Pike (1809-1891)

Profession: American Lawyer, Masonic Author, Historian

A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.

Author: Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

Profession: American Poet, Critic

Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.

Author: Adam Clayton Powell

Profession: African-American politician

The saving man becomes the free man.

Author: Chinese Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Chinese Origin

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy -- but that could change.

Author: Dan Quayle (1947)

Profession: American Politician, Vice-President

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

Author: Ronald Reagan (1911)

Profession: Fortieth President of the USA, Actor

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

Author: Mary Caroline Richards

Profession:

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Profession: Thirty-second President of the USA

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Profession: Thirty-second President of the USA

We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom from want…. The fourth is freedom from fear.

Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Profession: Thirty-second President of the USA

We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.

Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

Profession: Thirty-second President of the USA