Quotations About / On: FREEDOM

  • 51.
    Freedom and whores are the most cosmopolitan items under the sun.
    (Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act IV (1835).)
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  • 52.
    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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  • 53.
    It's almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you.
    (John Dos Passos (1896-1970), U.S. novelist, poet, playwright, painter. Originally published in 1922. John Andrews in Three Soldiers, Houghton Mifflin Company (1964).)
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  • 54.
    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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  • 55.
    Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), U.S. clergyman, civil rights leader. open letter to clergymen, Apr. 16, 1963. "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Why We Can't Wait (1963).)
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  • 56.
    Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction: therefore it destroys freedom.
    (Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Historic Murder," pt. 5, The Rebel (1951, trans. 1953).)
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  • 57.
    History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
    (Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1953.)
  • 58.
    Freedom is the moment between sleep and waking before selfhood and the world return.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 59.
    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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  • 60.
    Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
    (John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), U.S. Democratic politician, president. address, Sept. 25, 1961, to the U.N. General Assembly. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1961.)
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