Freedom Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old freedom quotes, freedom sayings, and freedom proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. unknown
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. Napoleon Bonaparte
The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be. Daniel J. Boorstin
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. Albert Einstein
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. Mahatma Gandhi
Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires. Bertrand Russell
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. William Faulkner
Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive. Theodore Roosevelt
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Freedom is the right to one's dignity as a man. Archibald MacLeish
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw. Nelson Mandela
Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life. Bob Marley
If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other. Carl Schurz
Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery. Lawana Blackwell
Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting. Alan Dean Foster
When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free. Charles Evans Hughes
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end. Lord Acton
Freedom lies in being bold. Robert Frost
What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice. Archibald MacLeish
There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought. Charles Kingsley
Freedom - to walk free and own no superior. Walt Whitman
He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln
Freedom is the last, best hope of earth. Abraham Lincoln
The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions. Adlai Stevenson
To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom. Andre Gide
I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
If a thing is free to be good it is also free to be bad. And free will is what has made evil possible. Why, then, did God give them free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having. C.S. Lewis
Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse. There lies freedom, indeed. George Macdonald
Unless the will is free, man has no freedom; and if he has no freedom he is not a moral agent, that is, he is incapable of moral action and also of moral character. Charles Finney
The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself. G.K. Chesterton
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom. George Washington Carver
He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. Aristotle
While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions. Stephen Covey
Freedom is not an end in itself, that how freedom is exercised matters as much as freedom itself. Stephen Harper
A man can be free without being great, but no man can be great without being free. Khalil Gibran
Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things. Ronald Reagan
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire. Epictetus
The ability to free your mind from unwanted thoughts is real freedom. Remez Sasson
Who speaks of liberty while the human mind is in chains? Francis Wright
Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves. Nietzsche
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. George Washington
???Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.? Dwight D. Eisenhower
Freedom is not an unlimited license, an unlimited choice, or an unlimited opportunity. Freedom is first of all a responsibility before the God from whom we come. Alan Keyes
?No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.? Frederick Douglass
?Freedom is never free.? unknown
Freedom is the right to live as we wish. Epictetus
The Divine Plan is one of Freedom.The inherent nature of man is ever seeking to express itself in terms of freedom,because freedom is the birthright of every living soul. Ernest Holmes