Quotations About / On:
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
(Kris Kristofferson (b. 1936), U.S. singer, songwriter, actor, and Fred Foster, U.S. songwriter. "Me and Bobby McGhee" (song) (1969).
The song was a success for Janis Joplin.)
Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.
(Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831), German philosopher. The Philosophy of History, "Introduction," sct. 3 (1837).)
Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
(Michel Foucault (1926-1984), French philosopher. Madness and Civilization, ch. 7 (1965).)
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).)
The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedomthese are the pillars of society.
(Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist. Lona Hessel, in Pillars of Society, act 4.)
There's something contagious about demanding freedom.
(Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. feminist author, poet. Sisterhood Is Powerful, introduction (1970).)
Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.
(Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Oct. 29, 1964, New York City.)
Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faithfaith and freedom.
(Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by Francis Steegmuller. The Selected Letters of Gustave Flaubert, letter, October 2, 1856, to Léon Laurent-Pichat (Farrar, Strauss and Young, 1953).)
What most clearly characterizes true freedom and its true employment is its misemployment.
(G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook L," aph. 49, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)