Quotations About / On: FREEDOM

  • 1.
    freedom is a state of mind and once wealth, skin or country cannot determine his freedom
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  • 2.
    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.)
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  • 3.
    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).)
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  • 4.
    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.)
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  • 5.
    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).)
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  • 6.
    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.)
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  • 7.
    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).)
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  • 8.
    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).)
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  • 9.
    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).)
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  • 10.
    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).)
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