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National Freedom Quotes


"National security is the fig leaf against freedom of information." - Ralph Nader

"To be free you must afford freedom to your neighbor, regardless of race, color, creed, or national origin, and that sometimes, for some, is very difficult." - Helen Gahagan Douglas

"Not to have an adequate air force in the present state of the world is to compromise the foundations of national freedom and independence." - Winston Churchill

"We must recognize the fundamental rights of man. There can be no true national life in our democracy unless we give unqualified recognition to freedom of religious worship and freedom of education." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"Our freedom must be buttressed by a homogeny equally and unchallengeably free, no matter what color they are, so that all the other inimical forces everywhere - systems political or religious or racial or national - will not just respect us because we practice freedom, they will fear us because we do." - William Faulkner

"Our modern Western culture only recognises the first of these, freedom of desires. It then worships such a freedom by enshrining it at the forefront of national constituitions and bills of human rights. One can say that the underlying creed of most Western democracies is to protect their people's freedom to realise their desires, as far as this is possible. It is remarkable that in such countries people do not feel very free. The second kind of freedom, freedom from desires, is celebrated only in some religious communities. It celebrates contentment, peace that is free from desires." - Ajahn Brahm

"By academic freedom I understand the right to search for truth and to publish and teach what one holds to be true. This right implies also a duty: one must not conceal any part of what on has recognized to be true. It is evident that any restriction on academic freedom acts in such a way as to hamper the dissemination of knowledge among the people and thereby impedes national judgment and action." - Albert Einstein

"Any honest examination of the national life proves how far we are from the standard of human freedom with which we began. The recovery of this standard demands of everyone who loves this country a hard look at himself, for the greatest achievements must begin somewhere, and they always begin with the person." - James A Baldwin

"National Defense is not a threat to peace; it is the guarantee of peace with freedom." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"The Constitution is the sole source and guaranty of national freedom." - Calvin Coolidge

"We have sold our birthright of freedom and justice for a mess of national security." - William Sloane Coffin

"The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history." - Mike Fitzpatrick

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William E Gladstone

"Consumerism is our national religion." - Jennifer Stone

"The Democratic National Committee is virtually 100 percent anti-firearms ownership, and the Republican National Committee stands on the side of the freedom." - Wayne LaPierre

"Freedom unexercised may become freedom forfeited." - Margaret Chase Smith

"What is national freedom if not a people's inner freedom to cultivate its abilities along the beaten path of its history?" - Ahad Ha'am

"What is national freedom if not a people's inner freedom to cultivate its abilities along the beaten path of its history?" - Ahad Ha'am

"Let me remind you that you have a two-fold task to perform. With the force of arms and at the cost of your blood you will have to win liberty. Then, when India is free, you will have to organize the permanent army of Free India, whose task it will be to preserve our liberty for all time. We must build up our national defense on such an unshakable foundation that never again in our history shall we lose our freedom." - Subhas Chandra Bose

"The people's community must not be a mere phrase, but a revolutionary achievement following from the radical carrying out of the basic life needs of the working class. A ruthless battle against corruption! A war against exploitation, freedom for the workers! The elimination of all economic-capitalist influences on national policy...Maintaining a rotten economic system has nothing to do with nationalism, which is an affirmation of the Fatherland. I can love Germany and hate capitalism. Not only can I, I must." - Joseph Goebbels

"There are always those who are willing to surrender local self-government and turn over their affairs to some national authority in exchange for a payment of money out of the Federal Treasury. Whenever they find some abuse needs correction in their neighborhood, instead of applying the remedy themselves they seek to have a tribunal sent on from Washington to discharge their duties for them, regardless of the fact that in accepting such supervision they are bartering away their freedom." - Calvin Coolidge

"Without peace, there is no freedom, individual or national. War and hostilities are a form of slavery." - Klas Pontus Arnoldson

"Individuality is freedom lived." - John Dos Passos

"There is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science." - Anton Chekhov

"The happy ending is our national belief." - Mary Mccarthy

"Religion is no more national than conscience." - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau

"Culture Clash is a national treasure." - Philip Kan Gotanda

"NDA not only stands for National Democratic Alliance but is also the National Development Alliance." - Narendra Modi

"National defense through war always involves some degree of national defeat. This paradox has been with us from the very beginning of our republic. Militarization in defense of freedom reduces the freedom of the defenders. There is a fundamental inconsistency between war and freedom." - Wendell Berry

"Freedom is the supreme good; freedom from self imposed limitation." - Elbert Hubbard

"Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom." - Albert Camus

"There can be no freedom without freedom to fail." - Eric Hoffer

"Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom." - Mitt Romney

"You cannot barter security for freedom, or freedom for security." - Helen Gahagan Douglas

"Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from judgement." - Jackson Pearce

"This was freedom. Losing all hope was freedom." - Chuck Palahniuk

"Freedom is the supreme good - freedom from self-imposed limitation." - Elbert Hubbard

"Freedom means choosing your burden." - Hephzibah Menuhin

"Freedom exists only with power." - Friedrich Schiller

"True obedience is true freedom." - Henry Ward Beecher

"America means opportunity, freedom, power." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Peace is freedom in tranquility." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Freedom is a public library." - Paula Fox

"You can have economic freedom without political freedom, but you cannot have political freedom without economic freedom." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"It is unthinkable that a national government which represents women should ignore the issue of the right of all women to political freedom." - Lucy Burns

"Nast is an artist of uncommon abilities. His works evince originality of conception, freedom of manner, lofty appreciation of national ideas and action, and a large artistic instinct." - James Jackson Jarves

"This inevitability of conflict motivates us today and echoes the reminder that freedom is not given away and our national security is not achieved without sacrifice." - Jim Walsh

"America has never seen itself as a national state like all others, but rather as an experiment in human freedom and democracy." - Brent Scowcroft

"Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people." - Ibrahim Babangida

"I represent what I think is a traditional Republican... a limited government, fiscal responsibility, strong national defense, individual freedom and liberty." - Olympia Snowe

"Jazz to me is the spirit of freedom. I mean real freedom. Freedom to explore. Freedom to express. Freedom to pour out your guts." - Herbie Hancock

"Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series" - Aberjhani

"Nobody ever wins the National Open. Somebody loses it." - Bobby Jones

"We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions..." - George Washington

"Patriotism is the vital condition of national permanence." - George William Curtis

"The university is the last remaining platform for national dissent." - Leon Eisenberg

"Whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner." - Adolf Hitler

"FC Barcelona is the national team of Catalonia" - Carles Puyol

"Stupidity is a personal achievement which transcends national boundaries." - Albert Einstein

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"All upright Germans will be National Socialists, but only the best National Socialists will be party members!" - Adolf Hitler

"The jelly-bean eating thug says that national defense is important. But national defense starts at home." - Dick Gregory

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"Create inner freedom through witnessing. Sannyas is only for the inner freedom. And live out of inner freedom." - Rajneesh

"Love flowers best in openness and freedom." - Edward Abbey

"Jazz is freedom. You think about that." - Thelonious Monk

"Let freedom never perish in your hands." - Joseph Addison

"Having my freedom, boast of nothing else." - William Shakespeare

"Let's all cry peace, freedom, and liberty!" - William Shakespeare

"From every mountain side, Let freedom ring...." - Samuel Francis Smith

"We gain internal freedom through external actions." - Ram Dass

"Without freedom, there is no creation." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Freedom is not given - it is taken." - Subhas Chandra Bose

"American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense." - E W Howe

"Only law can give us freedom." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The price if freedom us eternal vigilance." - Thomas Jefferson

"Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt." - Bergen Evans

"Every farewell combines loss and new freedom." - Mason Cooley

"Freedom, the first-born of science." - Thomas Jefferson

"I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery." - Thomas Jefferson

"In riding a horse, we borrow freedom." - Helen Thompson Woolley

"Freedom is much more complicated than servitude." - Caryl Rivers

"Freedom, like charity, begins at home." - Anne Roe

"Freedom is about what you can unleash." - Harriet Rubin

"Freedom is knowing who you really are." - Bill Vaughan

"Obedience is the path to freedom..." - James E Faust

"Oh, New Orleans is such freedom." - John Kennedy Toole

"Please use your freedom to promote ours." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"There is no freedom without justice." - Simon Wiesenthal

"Privacy IS freedom. Leave us alone!" - Ron Paul

"Freedom costs you a great deal." - Lillian Hellman

"Human beings have an instinct for freedom." - Lupita Nyong'o

"Liberty is always freedom from the government." - Ludwig Von Mises

"Freedom and independence form my character." - Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

"Every man is condemned to freedom." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Freedom has a way of destroying things." - Scott Westerfeld

"O freedom, first delight of human kind!" - John Dryden

"Let him who looks for a monument to Washington look around the United States. Your freedom, your independence, your national power, your prosperity, and your prodigious growth are a monument to him." - Lajos Kossuth

"It is clear that the flame of True Freedom had passed with naval supremacy and constitutional, consultative government from the United Provinces to Great Britain, where it was regarded with quite as much national pride." - Peter Padfield

"It might be said that religious freedom in the American sense, incorporating the separation of church and state, has been the pivotal concept of the national development of the United States of America." - Joseph Leon Blau

"When we speak of peace, we should not mean just the absence of war. True peace rests on the pillars of individual freedom, human rights, national self-determination, and respect for the rule of law." - Ronald Reagan

"No mathematician of equal stature has risen from our generation... Hilbert was singularly free from national and racial prejudices; in all public questions, be they political, social or spiritual, he stood forever on the side of freedom." - Hermann Weyl

"The Constitution under which we live and which has not only blessed us but has become a model for other constitutions, is our God-inspired national safeguard ensuring freedom and liberty, justice and equality before the law." - Gordon B Hinckley

"I believe in limited government and the right of the individual to make choices and in a strong national defense and in freedom and liberty as being the right of every person on the face of the Earth." - Karl Rove

"The majority of the population thinks that if the government runs healthcare, they're going to take away your freedom. At the same time, the public favors a national healthcare program." - Noam Chomsky

"From the U.S. Capitol Building to the White House, our national symbols that represent freedom to so many of us, were built by people who were anything but free." - Gary Ackerman

"I have always that there ought to be some kind of mandatory national service, not necessarily in the military but to show everybody that freedom isn't free, that everybody has an obligation to the nation as a community." - Robert M Gates

"The nation demands a movement which has written upon its banner the internal and external national freedom that it will act as if it were the spiritual, social and political conscience of the nation." - Franz Von Papen

"A common allegiance to form of expression that is identified with no single national unit is likely to prove one of the most potent symbols of the freedom of the human spirit that the world has yet known." - Edward Sapir

"Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d'etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again." - Ahmed Ben Bella

"With my government, we engaged in bringing our help to fights for national freedom. At that precise moment, several countries were still colonised or had barely overcome colonisation. This was the case in practically all of Africa. We supported them." - Ahmed Ben Bella

"American movies and music deliver themes of freedom, innocence, and power that appeal to others - partly because America itself was put together out of a multiplicity of national traditions." - Todd Gitlin

"From you we have learned what we, at least, value, to separate Church and State; and from you we gather inspiration at all times in our devotion to learning, to religious liberty, and to individual and National freedom." - Seth Low

"For more than 20 years, on every one of the great issues of freedom and security, John Kerry has been more wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure." - Zell Miller

"Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples' money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security." - William F. Buckley, Jr.

"The 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of 'fair competition.' It tells people that freedom is possible but needs fairness, courage and strength." - Ai Weiwei

"Belief in liberal freedom and democracy is always belief in it in a particular place, in a national home with histories that only those who are born in a place or who adopt its citizenship can hope to understand." - Michael Ignatieff

"Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples' money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security." - William F Buckley Jr

"I'm not interested in embarrassing the United States. We as a nation need to foster a broader understanding of national security, and when in the name of national security the US government both overtly and covertly aligns itself with the apartheid state and against heroic freedom fighters for racial justice ... Not only in 1962 but also keeping in mind that Mandela was on the US terror watch list until 2008, that kind of myopic understanding of national security has devastating consequences." - Ryan Shapiro

"Until economic freedom is attained for everybody, there can be no real freedom for anybody." - Suzanne La Follette

"Your freedom when it loses its fetters becomes itself the fetter of a greater freedom." - Khalil Gibran

"The dagger plunged in the name of freedom is plunged into the breast of freedom." - Jose Marti

"Freedom is a very great reality, but it means above all things, freedom from lies." - D H Lawrence

"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"I think everybody deserves freedom. Freedom is such an abstract word, but it's all we need." - Ai Weiwei

"The tyrant claims freedom to kill freedom, and yet keep it for himself." - Rabindranath Tagore

"You don't have freedom unless you have the freedom to do stupid self-destructive things." - Penn Jillette

"Freedom of belief is pernicious, it is nothing but the freedom to be wrong." - Robert Bellarmine

"Chaos is more freedom; in fact, total freedom. But no meaning." - Audrey Niffenegger

"The price of freedom may be high, but never so costly as the loss of freedom." - Ronald Reagan

"There's no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated." - Scott Lynch

"The price of freedom is responsibility, but it's a bargain, because freedom is priceless." - Hugh Downs

"Freedom is the direction of history, because freedom is the permanent hope of humanity." - George W Bush

"I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Economic freedom is ... an indispensable means toward the achievement of political freedom." - Milton Friedman

"Political freedom cannot exist without economic freedom; a free mind and a free market are corollaries." - Ayn Rand

"None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license." - John Milton

"Freedom suppressed and again regained bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered." - Cicero

"Freedom is a very great reality. But it means, above all things, freedom from lies." - David Herbert Lawrence

"Freedom doesn't mean aimlessness. We can't just sleepwalk through life.... Freedom demands structure." - Garrison Keillor

"Freedom in economic arrangements is itself a component of freedom broadly understood, so economic freedom is an end in itself ... Economic freedom is also an indispensable means toward the achievement of political freedom." - Milton Friedman

"True patriots believe that freedom from responsibility is selfishness, freedom from sacrifice is cowardice, freedom from tolerance is prejudice, freedom from stewardship is exploitation, and freedom from compassion is cruelty." - Eric Liu

"The worst way to defend our freedom is to let our leaders start taking away our freedoms! It is exactly during times like these [a national crisis] that we need more freedom of speech, a strong and critical press, and a citizenry that is not afraid to stand up and say that the emperor has no clothes." - Michael Moore

"Is the appointment of Chaplains to the two Houses of Congress consistent with the Constitution, and with the pure principle of religious freedom? In strictness the answer on both points must be in the negative. The Constitution of the U. S. forbids everything like an establishment of a national religion. The law appointing Chaplains establishes a religious worship for the national representatives, to be performed by Ministers of religion, elected by a majority of them, and these are to be paid out of the national taxes. Does this not involve the principle of a national establishment ... ?" - James Madison

"We want freedom. We want freedom from the constraints of the cycles of the sun and the moon. We want freedom from drought and weather, freedom from the movement of game, the growth of plants, freedom from control from mendacious popes and kings, freedom from ideology, freedom from want. This idea of freeing ourselves has become the compass of the human journey." - Terence Mckenna

"Remember, we are not fighting for the freedom of the Negro alone, but for the freedom of the human spirit a larger freedom that encompasses all mankind." - Ella Baker

"Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not a choice. . Freedom is found in the choiceless awareness of our daily existence and activity." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Freedom to think requires not only freedom of expression but also freedom from the threat of orthodoxy and being outcast and ostracized." - Helen Foster Snow



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