Quotations About / On: FREEDOM
freedom is a state of mind and once wealth, skin or country cannot determine his freedom
The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance.
(Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), U.S. president. "Message, The Fifth Freedom," LBJ Library, "Speech Collection," (February 5, 1968).
On international education.)
The freedom of each individual can only be the freedom of all.
(Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1921-1990), Swiss dramatist, novelist, essayist. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). About Tolerance (1977).)
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
(Rosa Luxemburg (1870-1919), German revolutionary. The Russian Revolution, ch. 6 (1922, trans. 1961).
Prison notes, 1918.)
None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.
(John Milton (1608-1674), British poet. repr. In Complete Prose Works of Milton, ed. Ernest Sirluck (1959). The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates (1649).)
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
(George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. Winston Smith, in 1984, pt. 1, ch. 7 (1949).
Writing in his diary.)
To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem; freedom requires guns, it requires arms, but no feet.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1842).)
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
(Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924), Russian revolutionary leader. The State and Revolution, ch. 5, sct. 2 (1917).)
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
(Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870-1924), Russian revolutionary leader. The State and Revolution, ch. 5, sct. 4 (1919).)
The freedom to make a fortune on the Stock Exchange has been made to sound more alluring than freedom of speech.
(John Mortimer (b. 1923), British barrister, novelist. quoted in Independent (London, Oct. 29, 1988).)