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Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom.

Author: Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929)

Profession: American Sociologist

No matter what a man does, he is not fully sane or human unless there is a spirit of freedom in him, a soul unconfined by purpose and larger than the practicable world.

Author: Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929)

Profession: American Sociologist

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Profession: American Speaker, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally ''being lived.'' They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.

Author: Stephen R. Covey

Profession: American Speaker, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People"

You can only be free if I am free.

Author: Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)

Profession: American Lawyer

You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free.

Author: Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)

Profession: American Lawyer

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.

Author: Ram Dass

Profession: American Spiritual Author, Lecturer

In the light of his vision he has found his freedom: his thoughts are peace, his words are peace and his work is peace.

Author: Dhammapada

Profession: Buddhist Collection of Moral Aphorism

The traveler has reached the end of the journey! In the freedom of the infinite he is free from all sorrows, the fetters that bound him are thrown away, and the burning fever of life is no more.

Author: Dhammapada

Profession: Buddhist Collection of Moral Aphorism

No man has received from nature the right to give orders to others. Freedom is a gift from heaven, and every individual of the same species has the right to enjoy it as soon as he is in enjoyment of his reason.

Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)

Profession: French Philosopher

To be what no one ever was, to be what everyone has been: Freedom is the mean of those extremes that fence all effort in.

Author: Mark Van Doren (1894-1972)

Profession: American Poet, Critic

He who dares not (reason), is a slave.

Author: William Drummond (1585-1649)

Profession: Celtic Poet

We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street an Broadway.

Author: William J. Durant (1885-1981)

Profession: American Historian, Essayist