Quotations About / On: FREEDOM
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).)
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
(Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973), U.S. novelist. What America Means to Me, ch. 4 (1943).)
Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.
(Anita Brookner (b. 1938), British novelist, art historian. Blanche Vernon, in The Misalliance, ch. 10 (1986).)