Quotations About / On: FREEDOM

  • 1.
    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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  • 2.
    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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  • 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.
    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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  • 5.
    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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  • 6.
    The condition every art requires is, not so much freedom from restriction, as freedom from adulteration and from the intrusion of foreign matter.
    (Willa Cather (1876-1947), U.S. author. "Four Letters: Escapism," On Writing (1949). Written 1936.)
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  • 7.
    Every general increase of freedom is accompanied by some degeneracy, attributable to the same causes as the freedom.
    (Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929), U.S. sociologist. Human Nature and the Social Order, ch. 12 (1902).)
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  • 8.
    You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
    (Malcolm X (1925-1965), U.S. African-American leader. speech, Jan. 7, 1965, New York City. "Prospects for Freedom in 1965," ch. 12, Malcolm X Speaks (1965). Birth name Malcolm Little.)
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  • 9.
    You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
    (Malcolm X (1925-1965), U.S. African-American leader. "Prospects for Freedom in 1965," speech, Jan. 7, 1965, New York City. Malcolm X Speaks, ch. 12 (1965).)
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  • 10.
    Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Hernani, preface (1830).)
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