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Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of fear is a freedom.

Author: Marilyn Ferguson

Profession: American Writer

Freedom is just chaos with better lighting.

Author: Alan Dean Foster

Profession:

To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

Author: Milton Friedman (1912)

Profession: American Economist

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

The moment the slave resolves that he will no longer be a slave. His fetters fall... freedom and slavery are mental states.

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.

Author: David Lloyd George (1863-1945)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.

Author: David Lloyd George (1863-1945)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing?

Author: Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

Profession: Lebanese Poet, Novelist

There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.

Author: William E. Gladstone (1809-1888)

Profession: British Liberal Prime Minister, Statesman

Freedom consists not in refusing to recognize anything above us, but in respecting something which is above us; for by respecting it, we raise ourselves to it, and, by our very acknowledgment, prove that we bear within ourselves what is higher, and are worthy to be on a level with it

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Only law can give us freedom.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Yes! To this thought I hold with firm persistence; The last result of wisdom stamps it true; He only earns his freedom and existence Who daily conquers them anew.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.

Author: Germaine Greer (1939)

Profession: Australian Feminist Writer

When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.

Author: Edith Hamilton (1867-1963)

Profession: American Classical Scholar, Translator