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Men want the same thing from women that they want from their underwear... a little support, comfort, and freedom.

Jerry Seinfeld

Modern life means democracy, democracy means freeing intelligence for independent effectivenessthe emancipation of mind as an individual organ to do its own work. We naturally associate democracy, to be sure, with freedom of action, but freedom of action without freed capacity of thought behind it is only chaos.

John Dewey

Money is power, freedom, a cushion, the root of al evil, the sum of all blessings.

Carl Sandburg

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

Sigmund Freud

Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.

Karl Marx

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants it is the creed of slaves.

William Pitt

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

William Pitt

Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth.

Henrik Ibsen

Next in importance to Freedom and Justice is popular education, without which neither Freedom nor Justice can be permanently maintained.

James Abram Garfield

No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.

Hannah Arendt

No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.

Douglas MacArthur

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.

Malcolm X

None can love freedom heartily but good men the rest love not freedom, but license.

John Milton

None of us here in Washington knows all or even half of the answers If you love your country, don't depend on handouts from Washington for your information. If you cherish your freedom, don't leave it all up to big government.

Barry Goldwater

Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Now the real beginnings of the 'freedom' which we have discussed for many years--and a heady freedom it is, coming after so many years of reaching outward for it--to finally discover all I had to do was reach inward, and it was there waiting all the time for me

Alisa Wells

On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that all their efforts shall not have been in vain.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

One should never put on one's best trousers to go out to battle for freedom and truth.

Henrik Ibsen

Only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom.

William James

Our freedom is our sacred cow; no one should touch it! We must be very pious in this holy matter.

Mehmet Murat ildan

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost.

Thomas Jefferson

Peace is precious to us. It is the way of life we strive for with all the strength and wisdom we possess. But more precious than peace are freedom and justice. We will fight, if fight we must, to keep our freedom and to prevent justice from being destroyed.

Harry S Truman

People can be in general pretty well trusted, of course--with the clock of their freedom ticking as loud as it seems to do here--to keep an eye on the fleeting hour.

Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Fifth, Chapter 2

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Kierkegaard

People unfit for freedom - who cannot do much with it - are hungry for power. The desire for freedom is an attribute of a "have" type of self. It says: leave me alone and I shall grow, learn, and realize my capacities. The desire for power is basically an attribute of a "have not" type of self.

Eric Hoffer

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