Quotations About / On: FREEDOM

  • 61.
    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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  • 62.
    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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  • 63.
    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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  • 64.
    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.)
  • 65.
    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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  • 66.
    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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  • 67.
    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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  • 68.
    Legislators or revolutionaries who promise equality coupled with freedom are either phantasts or charlatans.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Letter to Johann Christian Lobe (July, 1820).)
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  • 69.
    The revelation of Thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Fate," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 70.
    The love of freedom has been the quality of Western man.
    (Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962), U.S. poet. Shine, Republic (l. 2). . . Faber Book of Political Verse, The. Tom Paulin, ed. (1986) Faber and Faber; Faber Book of Popular Verse, The. (1971) Faber and Faber (This book is the same as The Gambit Book of Popular Verse [GBP]);.)
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