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Freedom Quotes

The true character of liberty is independence, maintained by force.

Author: Voltaire (1694-1778)

Profession: French Historian, Writer

For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.

Author: Alice Walker (1944)

Profession: American Author, Critic

The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.

Author: George Washington (1732-1799)

Profession: First President of the USA

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

Author: George Washington (1732-1799)

Profession: First President of the USA

Freedom -- to walk free and own no superior.

Author: Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

Profession: American Poet

The more internal freedom you achieve, the more you want: it is more fun to be happy than sad, more enjoyable to choose your own emotions than to have them inflicted on you by mechanical glandular processes, more pleasurable to solve your problems than to be stuck with them forever.

Author: Robert Wilson (1941)

Profession: American Theater Director, Designer

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.

Author: William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Profession: British Poet

It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.

Author: Boris Yeltsin (1931)

Profession: Russian President

He who is conceived in a cage, yearns for the cage.

Author: Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933)

Profession: Russian Poet