Posted by: Joe Palmer | July 3, 2009

Favorite Quotes on Freedom


These are random quotes I found that I liked. I hope you enjoy them.
Freedom
The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. ~Thomas Campbell

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. ~Napoleon Bonaparte

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. ~Abraham Lincoln

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. ~Adlai Stevenson, speech, Detroit, 1952

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Dick Cheney

We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls. ~Robert J. McCracken

We have to call it “freedom”: who’d want to die for “a lesser tyranny”? ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960

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

No one is free when others are oppressed. ~Author Unknown

Nations grown corrupt
Love bondage more than liberty;
Bondage with ease than strenuous liberty.
~John Milton

When the People contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything for their Victory but new Masters. ~George Savile

Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. ~Thomas Macaulay

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, speech, Civil Rights Mass Meeting, Washington, D.C., 1883

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