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Quotes for: freedom




There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere.
Nelson Mandela  






"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
Hans Christian Andersen  



"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."

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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789  






People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
Soren Kierkegaard  






Freedom is not constituted primarily of privilege but of responsibilities.
Albert Camus  






The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
Albert Einstein  






Obedience to the law one has prescribed for oneself is freedom.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Of the Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right  






No man has received from nature the right to command others. Liberty is a gift from heaven.
Denis Diderot - Encyclopédie  



No man has received from nature the right to command others. Liberty is a gift from heaven.




There is no higher rule than that over oneself, over one's impulses: there is the triumph of free will.
Baltasar Gracian - The Art of Worldly Wisdom  






To will oneself free is also to will others free.
Simone de Beauvoir  






Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Of the Social Contract, or Principles of Political Right  






The greatest liberty is born of the greatest rigor.
Paul Valéry  






A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
Arthur Schopenhauer  






What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart, liberty is to the soul of man.
Robert Green Ingersoll  






They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin  






My spirit yearns for action, my breath for freedom.
Friedrich Schiller - The Robbers  






Article II – The goal of any political association is the conservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, safety and resistance against oppression.
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789  






Article I – Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good.
- Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen of 1789  



Article I – Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good.

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To act freely is to retake possession of oneself; it is to place oneself back in pure duration.
Henri Bergson - Time and Free Will: An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness  






Art is the daughter of freedom.
Friedrich Schiller - On the Aesthetic Education of Man  






He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  






Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw - Man and Superman  






Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt  



Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.




This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Faust: A Tragedy  






Die Nationen unserer Tage vermögen an der Gleichheit der gesellschaftlichen Bedingungen nichts mehr zu ändern; von ihnen aber hängt es nun ab, ob die Gleichheit sie zur Knechtschaft oder zur Freiheit führt, zu Bildung oder Barbarei, zu Wohlstand oder Elend.
Alexis de Tocqueville - Democracy in America  






It is through fraternity that liberty is saved.
Victor Hugo - Speech - Return to Paris 1870   






I can take my freedom as a goal only if I take the freedom of others as a goal as well.
Jean-Paul Sartre - Existentialism and Humanism  






One is not born, but rather becomes, free.
André Comte-Sponville - Présentations de la philosophie  



One is not born, but rather becomes, free.




The necessity of pursuing true Happiness is the foundation of liberty.
John Locke - An Essay Concerning Human Understanding  






The good man, though a slave, is free; the wicked, though he reigns, is a slave.
Augustine of Hippo  










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