Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
Viktor E. Frankl
It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.
Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.
William Lloyd Garrison
There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.
No man is good enough to be another's master.
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.
Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it.
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
Pope John Paul II
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.
John Stuart Mill
Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.
The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it.
Freedom lies in being bold.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn't have a cent.
Freedom is from within.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!
I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
Robert A. Heinlein
Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.
If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary.
Every man must have the right fearlessly to think independently and express his opinion about what he knows, what he has personally thought about and experienced, and not merely to express with slightly different variations the opinion which has been inculcated in him.
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.
Arnold J. Toynbee
Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.