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I express many absurd opinions, but I am not the first man to do it American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense.

Edgar Watson Howe

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice who constantly says 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action' who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for someone else's freedom who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a 'more convenient season.'

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I love freedom for what I can do with it, I hate freedom for what I have done with it.

Christian Longe

I should wish to see a world in which education aimed at mental freedom rather than imprisoning the minds of the young in a rigid armor of dogma calculated to protect them though life against the shafts of impartial evidence.

Bertrand Russell, "Why I am Not a Christian"

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.

Madonna

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.

Bob Dylan

I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between. I want the freedom to try everything.

Jim Morrison

I want freedom for the full expression on my personality.

Mahatma Gandhi

I worry about my child and the Internet all the time, even though she's too young to have logged on yet. Here's what I worry about. I worry that 10 or 15 years from now, she will come to me and say 'Daddy, where were you when they took freedom of the press away from the Internet'

Mike Godwin

I've seen too much hate to want to hate, myself, and every time I see it, I say to myself, hate is too great a burden to bear. Somehow we must be able to stand up against our most bitter opponents and say:”We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. Do to us what you will and we will still love you.... But be assured that we'll wear you down by our capacity to suffer, and one day we will win our freedom. We will not only win freedom for ourselves; we will appeal to your heart and conscience that we will win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory.

Martin Luther King Jr., A Christmas Sermon for Peace on Dec 24, 1967

If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will Lose its freedom and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too.

W. Somerset Maugham

If being wealthy is taken to mean having the means to satisfy one's every want, all but the very poor can become rich as thou at a single stroke of a magician's wand, simply by ceasing to want more than is really necessary for sustaining life. By being content with little and not giving a rap for what the neighbours think, one can attain a very large measure of freedom, shedding care and worry in a trice.

John Blofeld

If fame came near to you to get you, you must run away from it very fast! Because this is a matter of freedom and captivity!

Mehmet Murat ildan

If happiness truly consisted of physical ease and freedom from care, then the happiest individual would not be either a man or a woman; it would be, I think, an American cow.

William Lyon Phelps

If someone told me it wasn't 'fashionable' to talk about freedom, I think I'd just have to look him square in the eye and say, 'Okay, YOU TELL ME what's fashionable'.' But he won't. And you know why Because you can't ask someone what's fashionable in a smart-alecky way like that. You have to be friendly and say, 'By the way, what's fashionable'

Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

Frederick Douglass

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet renounce controversy are people who want crops without ploughing the ground.

Frederick Douglass 1817-1895

If we are in trouble we crave for freedom, and when we become free, we crave for trouble.

Lakshmi Narasimman

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.

Virginia

If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.

Leo Buscaglia

If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you and may posterity forget that ye were once our countrymen.

Samuel Adams

If you want to appreciate the Sun, be a miner; to value the land, be a sailor and to long for freedom, get married!..

Mehmet Murat ildan

If you want to love you must serve, if you want freedom you must die.

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

In a free state there should be freedom of speech and thought.

Tiberius

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