Liberty and Freedom: Quotes to Inspire Free Spirits

Explore powerful quotes about freedom and liberty from world-renowned leaders and thinkers. Ignite your spirit of independence.

Image of Joe Lieberman
We have the largest economy and the strongest military in the world. Our core values of freedom and opportunity are ascendant around the globe.
- Joe Lieberman
Collection: Freedom
Image of Rebecca MacKinnon
Internet freedom is not possible without freedom from fear, and users will not be free from fear unless they are sufficiently protected from online theft and attack.
- Rebecca MacKinnon
Collection: Freedom
Image of Don Lemon
You don't have true freedom until you allow a diversity of opinion and a diversity of voices.
- Don Lemon
Collection: Freedom
Image of Nancy Pelosi
Freedom is secured every day by our men and women in uniform. We must build a future worthy of their sacrifice.
- Nancy Pelosi
Collection: Freedom
Image of Ronald Reagan
Yes, across Europe, this wall will fall. For it cannot withstand faith; it cannot withstand truth. The wall cannot withstand freedom.
- Ronald Reagan
Collection: Freedom
Image of Ja Rule
We, as artists, we have the right to express ourselves. That is our first amendment, freedom of speech. But I also believe that we have an obligation to the youth to be somewhat responsible in what we say on records. But I think that comes with age. I think that comes with artists growing up and becoming assured of who they are as people.
- Ja Rule
Collection: Freedom
Image of Friedrich Ebert
Without democracy there is no freedom. Violence, no matter who is using it, is always reactionary.
- Friedrich Ebert
Collection: Freedom
Image of Noam Chomsky
In the literal sense, there has been no relevant evolution since the trek from Africa. But there has been substantial progress towards higher standards of rights, justice and freedom - along with all too many illustrations of how remote is the goal of a decent society.
- Noam Chomsky
Collection: Freedom
Image of Bobby Sands
They won't break me because the desire for freedom, and the freedom of the Irish people, is in my heart.
- Bobby Sands
Collection: Freedom
Image of Norman O. Brown
Freedom is poetry, taking liberties with words, breaking the rules of normal speech, violating common sense. Freedom is violence.
- Norman O. Brown
Collection: Freedom
Image of Alex Borstein
I love the freedom of voice-over and the ability to play multiple characters I could never play in real life: a hot young woman, a little boy.
- Alex Borstein
Collection: Freedom
Image of George W. Bush
The course of this conflict is not known, yet its outcome is certain. Freedom and fear, justice and cruelty, have always been at war, and we know that God is not neutral between them.
- George W. Bush
Collection: Freedom
Image of John MacArthur
Religious freedom is what sends people to Hell.
- John MacArthur
Collection: Freedom
Image of John Calvin
God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us - as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.
- John Calvin
Collection: Freedom
Image of Jon Stewart
Our culture is just a series of checks and balances. The whole idea that we're in a battle between tyranny and freedom - it's a series of pendulum swings.
- Jon Stewart
Collection: Freedom
Image of Shashi Tharoor
The roots of India's soft power run deep. India's is a civilization that, over millennia, has offered refuge and, more importantly, religious and cultural freedom, to Jews, Parsis, several varieties of Christians, and Muslims.
- Shashi Tharoor
Collection: Freedom
Image of Tecumseh
Before the palefaces came among us, we enjoyed the happiness of unbounded freedom and were acquainted with neither riches, wants, nor oppression.
- Tecumseh
Collection: Freedom
Image of Gilbert Baker
The rainbow flag is a symbol of freedom and liberation that we made for ourselves.
- Gilbert Baker
Collection: Freedom
Image of Lee Hyeon-seo
In communism, we never had any freedom - of movement, of speech, of press. We didn't even make own decisions for our lives, our future. We were human robots.
- Lee Hyeon-seo
Collection: Freedom
Image of Liz Cheney
I think isolationism is a mistake, no matter what party you see it in. We have to remember that there are two threats to our freedom: there's a threat that comes from the federal government, from the Obama Administration policies... but there's also a huge and significant threat from al-Qaeda.
- Liz Cheney
Collection: Freedom
Image of Ida B. Wells
The South resented giving the Afro-American his freedom, the ballot box and the Civil Rights Law.
- Ida B. Wells
Collection: Freedom
Image of Bernard Baruch
In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.
- Bernard Baruch
Collection: Freedom
Image of Billy Graham
Freedom is relative.
- Billy Graham
Collection: Freedom
Image of Morning Star
I would rather die in freedom on my way back home than starve to death here.
- Morning Star
Collection: Freedom
Image of Raphael Warnock
When we say the Black church, we have never meant anything racially exclusive by that. The Black church is the antislavery church. It is an independent Christian witness that literally emerged fighting for freedom and insisting that the gospel is about equality, justice and inclusive humanity.
- Raphael Warnock
Collection: Freedom
Image of Tracy Morgan
We have freedom of speech, but you got to watch what you say.
- Tracy Morgan
Collection: Freedom
Image of Maria Weston Chapman
Let us rise in the moral power of womanhood; and give utterance to the voice of outraged mercy, and insulted justice, and eternal truth, and mighty love and holy freedom.
- Maria Weston Chapman
Collection: Freedom
Image of Michael Badnarik
The Libertarian position on the freedom of speech is a strong support of freedom of speech, and we oppose government intervention in controlling what is or is not moral.
- Michael Badnarik
Collection: Freedom
Image of Rosanne Cash
It is the people who scream the loudest about America and Freedom who see to be the most intolerant for a differing point of view.
- Rosanne Cash
Collection: Freedom
Image of Roald Dahl
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.
- Roald Dahl
Collection: Freedom
Image of Said Nursi
I can live without bread, but I can't live without freedom.
- Said Nursi
Collection: Freedom
Image of Rollo May
Human dignity is based upon freedom, and freedom upon human dignity. The one presupposes the other.
- Rollo May
Collection: Freedom
Image of Prince
When I first started out in this music industry, I was most concerned with freedom. Freedom to produce, freedom to play all the instruments on my records, freedom to say anything I wanted to.
- Prince
Collection: Freedom
Image of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
The Philippines and the U.S. have had a strong relationship with each other for a very long time now. We have a shared history. We have shared values, democracy, freedom, and we have been in all the wars together in modern history, the World War, Second World War, Cold War, Vietnam, Korea, now the war on terrorism.
- Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Collection: Freedom
Image of Neil Gaiman
There's a glorious sense of freedom in comedy, just allowing myself to tell jokes, allowing myself to interrupt myself and tell old African folk stories that I made up - or didn't - and Jamaican stories.
- Neil Gaiman
Collection: Freedom
Image of Brian Banks
I think of my mother constantly. And how she sacrificed her home and car for my freedom.
- Brian Banks
Collection: Freedom
Image of Ellen Key
Lack of courage or means often deters the European woman from more independent business activity, and this in spite of increasing freedom to choose her occupation, in spite of brilliant examples of successful undertakings of women, in photography, hotel or boarding-house management, dress-making, etc.
- Ellen Key
Collection: Freedom
Image of Shirin Neshat
Magical realism allows an artist like myself to inject layers of meaning without being obvious. In American culture, where there is freedom of expression, this approach may seem forced, unnecessary and misunderstood. But this system of communication has become very Iranian.
- Shirin Neshat
Collection: Freedom
Image of Piet Mondrian
The desire for freedom and equilibrium (harmony) is inherent in man (due to the universal in him).
- Piet Mondrian
Collection: Freedom
Image of Shinzo Abe
Japan and Australia share the universal values of freedom, democracy, the rule of law, and fundamental human rights.
- Shinzo Abe
Collection: Freedom
Image of Amanda Palmer
I think one of the greatest gifts you can give to someone is just access to the possibility of freedom that you don't have to be totally depressed and enslaved by your own environment.
- Amanda Palmer
Collection: Freedom
Image of John Dos Passos
It's almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you.
- John Dos Passos
Collection: Freedom
Image of Alice Walker
When I joined the freedom movement in Mississippi in my early 20s, it was to come to the aid of sharecroppers, like my parents, who had been thrown off the land they'd always known - the plantations - because they attempted to exercise their 'democratic' right to vote.
- Alice Walker
Collection: Freedom
Image of Vincent Nichols
The paradox of faith is that when we conform our lives to Christ then we gain our true freedom. And its fruit is profound and lasting happiness.
- Vincent Nichols
Collection: Freedom
Image of Noam Chomsky
In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued - they may be essential to survival.
- Noam Chomsky
Collection: Freedom
Image of Nancy Mace
I do believe that religious liberty, the First Amendment, gay rights, and transgender equality can all coexist. I'm also a constitutionalist, and we have to ensure anti-discrimination laws don't violate First Amendment rights or religious freedom.
- Nancy Mace
Collection: Freedom
Image of Herbert Hoover
The New Deal repudiation of democracy has left the Republican Party alone the guardian of the Ark of the Covenant with its charter of freedom.
- Herbert Hoover
Collection: Freedom
Image of James McGreevey
The arc of American history almost inevitably moves toward freedom. Whether it's Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, the expansion of women's rights or, now, gay rights, I think there is an almost-inevitable march toward greater civil liberties.
- James McGreevey
Collection: Freedom
Image of David Schweikert
Don't get me wrong, I am a proud Republican, and I want to support my party. I am a firm believer in the Republican principles of smaller government, low taxes and economic freedom. I have spent my time in government service fighting for these principles.
- David Schweikert
Collection: Freedom
Image of Andrea Dworkin
As long as there is rape... there is not going to be any peace or justice or equality or freedom. You are not going to become what you want to become or who you want to become. You are not going to live in the world you want to live in.
- Andrea Dworkin
Collection: Freedom