None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
Author: Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)
Profession: American Novelist
When ever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither is safe.
Author: Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
Profession: British Political Writer, Statesman
If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.
Author: Leo Buscaglia
Profession: American Expert on Love, Lecturer, Author
Yet, Freedom! yet thy banner, torn, but flying, streams like the thunderstorm against the wind.
Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)
Profession: British Poet
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
The only conception of freedom I can have is that of the prisoner or the individual in the midst of the State. The only one I know is freedom of thought and action.
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. But without freedom, no socialism either, except the socialism of the gallows.
For me, the principal fact of life is the free mind. For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity. A perpetually new and lively world, but a dangerous one, full of tragedy and injustice. A world in everlasting conflict between the new idea and the old allegiances, new arts and new inventions against the old establishment.
Author: Joyce Cary (1888-1957)
Profession: British Author
Liberty is one of the most precious gifts which heaven has bestowed on man; with it we cannot compare the treasures which the earth contains or the sea conceals; for liberty, as for honor, we can and ought to risk our lives; and, on for the other hand, captivity is the greatest evil that can befall man.
Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)
Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet
Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered.
Author: Marcus T. Cicero
Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician
What we want is not freedom but its appearances. It is for these simulacra that man has always striven. And since freedom, as has been said, is no more than a sensation, what difference is there between being free and believing ourselves free?
Author: E. M. Cioran (1911)
Profession: Rumanian-born French Philosopher
Freedom Know this, that every man is free To choose his life and what he'll be. For this eternal truth is given, God will force no man to heaven. He'll call, persuade, direct aright, Bless with wisdom, love, and light; In nameless ways be good and kind, But never force the human mind.
Author: William C. Clegg
Just as war is freedom's cost, disagreement is freedom's privilege.
Author: Bill Clinton (1946)
Profession: Forty-second President of the USA
The progress of freedom depends more upon the maintenance of peace, the spread of commerce, and the diffusion of education, than upon the labors of cabinets and foreign offices.
Author: Richard Cobden (1804-1865)
Profession: British Radical Politician
Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do.
Author: Robin G. Collingwood (1889-1943)
Profession: British Historian, Philosopher