Quotations About / On: FREEDOM
Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.
(Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), British philosopher. Social Statistics, pt. 4, ch. 30, sect. 6 (1850).)
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!
(J.G. (James Graham) Ballard (b. 1930), British author. interview, Oct. 30, 1982, in Re/Search, no. 8/9 (San Francisco, 1984).)
Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
(Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), U.S. novelist. Rhett Butler, in Gone with the Wind, vol. 1, pt. 2, ch. 9 (1936).)
No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man.
(Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #81, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. The Dawn, aph. 18 (1881).)
It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.
(Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 5.78.)
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.
(Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Pascal," sct. 23, Do What You Will (1929).)
Ah! I have lost my freedom, and hell is now beginning.
(Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). The Mother in The Misunderstanding, act 2, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).)
The name of freedom regained is sweet to hear.
(Titus Livius (Livy) (59 B.C.-A.D. 17), Roman historian. Histories, XXIV, 21.)
Always late: thus I make you the prisoner of my freedom.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)