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Freedom Quotes

Freedom begins as we become conscious of it.

Author: Vernon Howard (-1992)

Profession: American Author, Speaker

We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks.

Author: Vernon Howard (-1992)

Profession: American Author, Speaker

American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense.

Author: Edgar Watson Howe (1853-1937)

Profession: American Journalist, Author

Freedom is a condition of mind, and the best way to secure it is to breed it.

Author: Elbert Hubbard (1859-1915)

Profession: American Author, Publisher

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.

Author: Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948)

Profession: American Jurist, Politician

Liberation is not deliverance.

Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.

Author: Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt (1767-1835)

Profession: German Statesman, Philologist

Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.

Author: Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978)

Profession: American Democratic Politician, Vice President

A forest bird never wants a cage.

Author: Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)

Profession: Norwegian Dramatist

Only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom.

Author: William James (1842-1910)

Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author

The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

If we catch a glimpse of freedom, we wish to possess it; if we catch a glimpse of death, we want nothing to do with it. One we cannot have, the other we cannot avoid.

Author: Jeremy P. Johnson


The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.

Author: Lady Bird Johnson


All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA