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.
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
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
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.
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.
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.