Quotations About / On: FREEDOM

  • 21.
    You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
    (Malcolm X (1925-1965), U.S. African-American leader. "Prospects for Freedom in 1965," speech, Jan. 7, 1965, New York City. Malcolm X Speaks, ch. 12 (1965).)
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  • 22.
    Slavery it is that makes slavery; freedom, freedom. The slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Lecture, 1855. "Women," Miscellanies (1884).)
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  • 23.
    Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Hernani, preface (1830).)
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  • 24.
    Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom.
    (Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962), British novelist, poet. Letter, June 1, 1919, to her husband, diplomat and author Harold Nicolson. Quoted in Nigel Nicolson, Portrait of a Marriage (1973).)
  • 25.
    Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. Winston Smith, in 1984, pt. 1, ch. 7 (1949). Writing in his diary.)
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  • 26.
    Freedom is lost when you acquire and possess anything on any sphere of existence (physical, mental & spiritual) . Freedom is where ‘me' is without ‘mine'
    More quotations from: Ramakrushna Sahu
  • 27.
    Into the gift of life, God has also given freedom- even freedom to accept or reject him as Lord. Human freedom can be abused by humans, even to the point of losing sight of the Lord's purpose for every given human life, and simply declaring one's own self as God. Here evil finds its corrupt and vain power.
    (As my answer to the question of evil in our world...)
    More quotations from: Elizabeth Padillo Olesen
  • 28.
    Freedom does not mean freedom from others or the outside world, but from one's own self, the ‘me'. Freedom from self brings ‘nothingness' that includes all and makes one whole and complete.
    More quotations from: Ramakrushna Sahu
  • 29.
    The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right; the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me.
    (Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #23, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
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  • 30.
    Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
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