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Quotations About / On: FREEDOM

  • 11.
    Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom.
    (Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962), British novelist, poet. Letter, June 1, 1919, to her husband, diplomat and author Harold Nicolson. Quoted in Nigel Nicolson, Portrait of a Marriage (1973).)
  • 12.
    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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  • 13.
    Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
  • 14.
    Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
    (James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), U.S. poet, editor. "Elizabethan Dramatists, Omitting Shakespeare: John Webster" (1843), in Lowell's Early Prose Writings (1902).)
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  • 15.
    There's something contagious about demanding freedom.
    (Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. feminist author, poet. Sisterhood Is Powerful, introduction (1970).)
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  • 16.
    Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Paulus.)
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  • 17.
    Our detachments move us toward freedom and death.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
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  • 18.
    Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
    (Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), British Labour politician. Quoted in Michael Foot, Aneurin Bevan, vol. 1, ch. 3 (1962).)
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  • 19.
    Freedom is the recognition of necessity.
    (Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), German social philosopher. Quoted in The Harvest of a Quiet Eye, Alan L. Mackay (1977).)
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  • 20.
    Fashion is an imposition, a rein on freedom.
    (Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli Prime Minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 104 (April 1973).)
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