Freedom Quotes

These freedom quotes are strong affirmations that inspire us to challenge boundaries, overcome obstacles, and tap into our limitless potential. Deep freedom quotes will remind you that it’s your world, and you’re free to shape it how you desire. Embark on this journey of self-recognition and liberation now.

Best Freedom Quotes

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

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me I am a free human being with an independent will. Charlotte Brontë

Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used. Hunter S. Thompson

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. Joe Klaas

Liberty is slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. Virginia Woolf

Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires. Bertrand Russell

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. Coco Chanel

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. Mahatma Gandhi

Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be. James Baldwin

Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure. Stephen King

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it. Thomas Paine

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

Freedom lies in being bold. Robert Frost

It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run of the  mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice. Coco Chanel

Liberty One of imagination’s most precious possessions. Ambrose Bierce

When I discover who I am, I’ll be free. Ralph Ellison

You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. Malcolm X

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. Moshe Dayan

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin

I’m a big advocate of freedom freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought. Jimmy Wales

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. Jim Morrison

Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity. Herbert Hoover

I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience. Charlotte Brontë

I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free so other people would be also free. Rosa Parks

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. Søren Kierkegaard

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

Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. Toni Morrison

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. Adlai Stevenson

The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you. David Foster Wallace

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A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Jim Morrison

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life. Bob Marley

Those people, who hate you, envy your freedom. Santosh Kalwar

Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn’t have the time to sit around and talk about you. What’s important to me is not others opinions of me, but what’s important to me is my opinion of myself. C. JoyBell C.

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Kahlil Gibran

Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls. Anaïs Nin

Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves. Friedrich Nietzsche

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. Gloria Steinem

Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free. Paulo Coelho

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. Nelson Mandela

A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window. Gilles Deleuze

Freedom is not a reward or a decoration that is celebrated with champagne. Oh no! It’s a long distance race, quite solitary and very exhausting. Albert Camus

I am not an angel, I asserted; and I will not be one till I die I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you which I do not at all anticipate. Charlotte Brontë

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We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. Edward R. Murrow

The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think. C. JoyBell C.

Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryan

But the Hebrew word, the word timshel Thou mayest that gives a choice. It might be the most important word in the world. That says the way is open. That throws it right back on a man. For if ‘Thou mayest it is also true that Thou mayest not. John Steinbeck

There is a destiny that makes us brothers; none goes his way alone. All that we send into the lives of others comes back into our own. Edwin Markham

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

There is a destiny that shapes our ends rough, hew them as we will. Frank Harris

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. Robert A. Heinlein

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. Tony Robbins

I’m single because I was born that way. Mae West

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear. Judy Blume

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

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

Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. Steve Jobs

The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day. David Foster Wallace

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. John C. Maxwell

A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free. Arthur Schopenhauer

Leadership leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses. Mitt Romney

I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson

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Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. Martin Luther King Jr.

I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. Kahlil Gibran

We wanted the freedom to love. We wanted the freedom to choose. Now we have to fight for it. Lauren Oliver

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. William Faulkner

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. Benjamin Franklin

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give life a meaning. Jean Paul Sartre

Real freedom is freedom from the opinions of others. Above all, freedom from your opinions about yourself. Brennan Manning

The first duty of a man is to think for himself. Jose Marti

It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly. Bertrand Russell

We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories. Margaret Atwood

He who is brave is free. Seneca

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

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor E. Frankl

They say a good love is one that sits you down, gives you a drink of water, and pats you on top of the head. But I say a good love is one that casts you into the wind, sets you ablaze, makes you burn through the skies and ignite the night like a phoenix; the kind that cuts you loose like a wildfire and you can’t stop running simply because you keep on burning everything that you touch! I say that’s a good love; one that burns and flies, and you run with it! C. JoyBell C.

Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control. Epictetus

True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline. Mortimer J. Adler

There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally. Don Miguel Ruiz

No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom having the most important thing in the world without owning it. Paulo Coelho

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is what we do with what is done to us. Jean Paul Sartre

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. Albert Camus

I do not wish them women to have power over men; but over themselves. Mary Wollstonecraft

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. George Washington

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. C. S. Lewis

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. Voltaire

Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution. Mae West

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. Pope John Paul II

Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens. Tony DeLiso

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. John F. Kennedy

The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage. Carrie Jones

It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. Samuel Adams

If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system.That’s much more powerful than rebelling outside the system. Marie Lu

Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended. George W. Bush

If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them. Michael Bassey Johnson

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. Aristotle

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. Bob Dylan

You see, freedom has a way of destroying things. Scott Westerfeld

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

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything anger, anxiety, or possessions we cannot be free. Thich Nhat Hanh

When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free. Charles Evans Hughes

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves. Henry David Thoreau

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. Nelson Mandela

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds! Marcus Garvey

The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it. Abraham Lincoln

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. Rosa Luxemburg

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin

Freedom is never given; it is won. A. Philip Randolph

There’s no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated. Scott Lynch

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them. Mark Twain

You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once. Robert A. Heinlein

Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.  Pericles

To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float. Alan Wilson Watts

Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used. Hunter S. Thompson

I tell my students, When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. This is not just a grab bag candy game. Toni Morrison

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. Diogenes

I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me. William Shakespeare

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint. Edmund Burke

You show me a capitalist, and I’ll show you a bloodsucker. Malcom X

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. Frank Herbert

The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything. Chuck Palahniuk

Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive. Theodore Roosevelt

Emergencies have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded. Friedrich August von Hayek

There was beauty in the idea of freedom, but it was an illusion. Every human heart was chained by love. Cassandra Clare

We are driven by five genetic needs survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun. William Glasser

If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. George Washington

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men. Ayn Rand

Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics Freedom for slave owners. Vladimir Lenin

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be. Daniel J. Boorstin

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. James Bovard

The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose. Thornton Wilder

Generally I find men are a lot more concerned with limiting the freedoms of women than exercising personal freedom for themselves. Sally Rooney

Liberty has never come from Government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it. Woodrow Wilson

Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves. George Gordon Byron

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery. Wayne Dyer

Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you’re going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don’t be afraid to go in your library and read every book. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. Denis Diderot

We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves. Malcolm X

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Ronald Reagan

The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are a subtle kind of murder. Jim Morrison

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King, Jr.

She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar. Janet Fitch

Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you. Jean Paul Sartre