Quotes about freedom
"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
Background photo by Yuichi Kageyama on Unsplash
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.
Article I – Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be founded only on the common good.
Background photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash
This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.
The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
There is no higher rule than that over oneself, over one's impulses: there is the triumph of free will.
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.
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.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
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.
The nations of our time cannot prevent the conditions of men from becoming equal; but it depends upon themselves whether the principle of equality is to lead them to servitude or freedom, to knowledge or barbarism, to prosperity or to wretchedness.
Filter by author