70 Best Quotes on Freedom that shows how important it is

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Read these best quotes on Freedom that I found inspiring and life changing for me. And Don’t forget to leave a comment at the end.

Quote no. 1 :

“Freedom is independence of the compulsory will of another.” – Immanuel Kant

Quote no. 2 :

“Most people want security in this world, not liberty.” – H.L. Mencken

Quote no. 3 :

“You can cage the singer but not the song.” – Harry Belafonte

Quote no. 4 :

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.” – Toni Morrison

Quote no. 5 :

“Never trust the words of a man who is not free.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Quote no. 6 :

“The whole world seems to live under the banner: “Freedom is wonderful – but only for me.”” – Isaac Asimov

Quote no. 7 :

“True freedom means that we are alone. We alone decide what we believe, how we act, and who we become. We are responsible for our lives – nobody else. True freedom is both liberating and terrifying.” – Eric Peng

Quote no. 8 :

“No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.” – Frederick Douglass

Quote no. 9 :

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” – Malcolm X

Quote no. 10 :

“That non-attachment gives us the freedom to be exactly who we are.” – Tara Brach

Quote no. 11 :

“You are born as freedom. It is just that you have been conditioned to forget it. Layers upon layers of conditionings have made you a puppet. The strings are in somebody else’s hands.” – Osho

Quote no. 12 :

“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” – Milton Friedman

Quote no. 13 :

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Quote no. 14 :

“We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard.” – Voltaire

Quote no. 15 :

“It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything.” – Chuck Palahniuk

Quote no. 16 :

“Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.” – Eckhart Tolle

Quote no. 17 :

“We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Quote no. 18 :

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” – Benjamin Franklin

Quote no. 19 :

“If you think that you are bound, you remain bound; you make your own bondage. If you know that you are free, you are free this moment. This is knowledge, knowledge of freedom.” – Swami Vivekananda

Quote no. 20 :

“Slaves, though held by the laws of men, are free by the laws of God.” – John Jay

Quote no. 21 :

“All meditations are nothing but efforts to bring you to the present. When you live in the present moment, with no past hanging around you, with no future projection, you are free from life and death, you are free from body and mind. You are free – simply free – you are freedom.” – Rajneesh

Quote no. 22 :

“A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad.” – Albert Camus

Quote no. 23 :

“Because if you don’t stand up for the stuff you don’t like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you’ve already lost.” – Neil Gaiman

Quote no. 24 :

“I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so.” – Barack Obama

Quote no. 25 :

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” – Noam Chomsky

Quote no. 26 :

“Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.” – Epictetus

Quote no. 27 :

“Most will give up an acre of freedom for a closet of security.” – Dr. Idel Dreimer

Quote no. 28 :

“May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” – Peter Marshall

Quote no. 29 :

“The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free.” – Henry David Thoreau

Quote no. 30 :

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” – Thomas Paine

Quote no. 31 :

“What do you suppose will satisfy the soul, except to walk free and own no superior?” – Walt Whitman

Quote no. 32 :

“The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.” – Leon Blum

Quote no. 33 :

“You always know the mark of a coward. A coward hides behind freedom. A brave person stands in front of freedom and defends it for others.” – Henry Rollins

Quote no. 34 :

“I value freedom above anything else. Freedom to do what I want, freedom from not doing what I don’t want to do, and freedom from my own reactions and emotions… things that may disturb my peace.” – Naval Ravikant

Quote no. 35 :

“There are two freedoms – the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.” – Charles Kingsley

Quote no. 36 :

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan

Quote no. 37 :

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” – John F. Kennedy

Quote no. 38 :

“A part of fate is the freedom of man. Forever wells up the impulse of choosing and acting in his soul.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quote no. 39 :

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.” – Rosa Parks

Quote no. 40 :

“Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond.” – Jeffrey Borenstein

Quote no. 41 :

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” – Albert Camus

Quote no. 42 :

“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

Quote no. 43 :

“The freedom from something is not true freedom. The freedom to do anything you want to do is also not the freedom I am talking about. My vision of freedom is to be yourself.” – Rajneesh

Quote no. 44 :

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Quote no. 45 :

Freedom : To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.” – Ayn Rand

Quote no. 46 :

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

Quote no. 47 :

“Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Quote no. 48 :

“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” – Aung San Suu Kyi

Quote no. 49 :

“A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire, or preserve his freedom.” – Malcolm X

Quote no. 50 :

“He only earns his freedom and his life who takes them every day by storm.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Short Quotes on Freedom:

  • “The best road to progress is freedom’s road.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “No one and nothing can free you but your own understanding.” – Ajahn Chah
  • “Freedom is to be free of attachments, and the main attachment is to the ‘I’-self.” – Mooji
  • “A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.” – Ezra Pound
  • “Freedom is not caprice but room to enlarge.” – C. A. Bartol
  • “Liberty doesn’t work as well in practice as it does in speeches.” – Will Rogers
  • “Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.” – Fannie Lou Hamer
  • “Liberty is the first condition of growth.” – Swami Vivekananda
  • “Power is duty; freedom is responsibility.” – Marie Dubsky
  • “Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly.” – John Lennon
  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • “Freedom – to walk free and own no superior.” – Walt Whitman
  • “To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.” – Virginia Woolf

Quotes on Freedom – Peace is the way :

  • “Don’t hope that events will turn out the way you want, welcome events in whichever way they happen: this is the path to peace.” – Epictetus
  • “I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • “Peace can become a lens through which you see the world. Be it. Live it. Radiate it out. Peace is an inside job.” – Wayne Dyer
  • “Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” – St. Francis de Sales
  • “First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.” – Thomas a Kempis
  • “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.” – Francis of Assisi

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