What most clearly characterizes true freedom and its true employment is its misemployment.
Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)
Profession: German Physicist, Satirist
Do not destroy that immortal emblem of humanity, the Declaration of Independence.
Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Freedom is the last, best hope of earth.
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment.
Author: Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)
Profession: American Journalist
If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, -- Angels alone that soar above, Enjoy such liberty.
Author: Richard Lovelace (1618-1657)
Profession: British Poet
Freedom is hunting, feeding, danger; that, that is freedom --that it is which makes the veins to swell, the breast to heave and glowaye, that is freedom, --that is pleasure --life!
Author: Marie Lovell (1803-1877)
Profession: British Actor, Playwright
Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor
Mankind has a free will; but it is free to milk cows and to build houses, nothing more.
Author: Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Profession: German Leader of the Protestant Reformation
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
Author: Rosa Luxemburg (1870-1919)
Profession: German Revolutionary
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
Author: Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
Profession: American Army General in WW II
A hot bath! I cry, as I sit down in it! Again as I lie flat, a hot bath! How exquisite a pleasure, how luxurious, fervid and flagrant a consolation for the rigors, the austerities, the renunciation of the day.
Author: Rose Macaulay (1881-1958)
Profession: British Novelist, Essayist
What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice.
Author: Archibald Macleish (1892-1982)
Profession: American Poet