Quotations About / On: FREEDOM
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).)
Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
(Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. Speech, June 6, 1965, Syracuse University, N.Y.....)
The statue of Freedom has not been cast yet, the furnace is hot, we can all still burn our fingers.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act I (1835).
On the French Revolution of 1789.)