Quotations on Freedom

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There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes place in a civilized manner. We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Freedom, Independence, Will, World)

We need international support so that our people live a life of normality, of dignity, of liberty and freedom. I hope that our cry for freedom may be heard.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Life, People, Hope, Dignity, Freedom, Liberty, May, Normality, Support)

When I began we did not really have a lot of First Amendment law. It is really surprising to think of it this way, but a lot of the law - most of the law that relates to the First Amendment freedom of the press in America - is really within living memory.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: America, First, Freedom, Law, Living, Memory, Press)

So sometimes the facts are good and sometimes the facts are bad, the important thing from the point of view of a principle as broad and important as freedom of speech is that the courts articulate and set forth in a very protective way what those principles are.
- Floyd Abrams
(Keywords: Facts, Freedom, Principles, Speech)

If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened, democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk.
- Gary Ackerman
(Keywords: America, Democracy, Freedom, Risk)

When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all, in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: People, Freedom, Irish, Pursuit, Unity)

Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Courage, Determination, Freedom, Struggle)

The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry.
- James Truslow Adams
(Keywords: Care, Freedom, Now, Worry)

When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
- John Adams
(Keywords: People, Hope, Freedom, Now, Talk, Thinking, Will, Writing, Years)

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.
- John Quincy Adams
(Keywords: Hope, Freedom, Will)

It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
- Samuel Adams
(Keywords: Men, Freedom, Majority, Minority)

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.
- Samuel Adams
(Keywords: Constitution, Country, Duty, Freedom, Worth)

But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: War, Being, First, Freedom, Information, Iraq, Justification, Nations, Right, Soldiers, United)

I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.
- Kate Adie
(Keywords: Care, Expression, Freedom, Interest, Journalism, Liberty, Speech)

Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Truth, Cure, Freedom, Responsibility, Tears)

The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
- Felix Adler
(Keywords: Thought, Progress, Diversity, Freedom, Intellect, Man, Right, Will)

People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours. They should come and visit historical monuments and sites - let's say the sites around Iran - where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Keywords: People, Freedom, Monuments, Visit)

We will not be intimidated or pushed off the world stage by people who do not like what we stand for, and that is, freedom, democracy and the fight against disease, poverty and terrorism.
- Madeleine Albright
(Keywords: People, Democracy, Disease, Fight, Freedom, Poverty, Terrorism, Will, World)

All people hope Islam helps everything in life. Islam will make jobs. Islam will make freedom. Islam will make everything.
- Ahmed Ali
(Keywords: Life, People, Hope, Islam, Freedom, Jobs, Will)

We should favor innovation and freedom over regulation.
- George Allen
(Keywords: Freedom, Innovation)

Pursuing your passion is fulfilling and leads to financial freedom.
- Robert G. Allen
(Keywords: Financial, Freedom, Passion)

All stories interest me, and some haunt me until I end up writing them. Certain themes keep coming up: justice, loyalty, violence, death, political and social issues, freedom.
- Isabel Allende
(Keywords: Death, End, Freedom, Interest, Justice, Loyalty, Violence, Writing)

Russians have a new freedom, but as long as they don't express that freedom on a public platform.
- Marc Almond
(Keywords: Freedom, Public)

So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Freedom, Law, Liberty)

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Keywords: Freedom, Living)

Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
- Hans Christian Andersen
(Keywords: Freedom, Living)

They gave us the freedom just to play and have fun.
- Anthony Anderson
(Keywords: Freedom, Fun, Play)

Our Founders warned against this. They said don't... that your liberty is only as secure as the people are. Because once they, um, get the ability to vote themselves entitlements from the largesse of the government, liberty is done; freedom is over with. We were warned. We are there.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: Government, People, Ability, Freedom, Liberty, Vote)

And we know that once we have a majority that are dependent upon the government, we will lose our freedom; it says we go into bondage. That's the next stage.
- Sharron Angle
(Keywords: Government, Freedom, Majority, Will)

If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Freedom, Liberty)

Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Education, Power, Development, Democracy, Freedom, Rest, Right)

All the characters in my films are fighting these problems, needing freedom, trying to find a way to cut themselves loose, but failing to rid themselves of conscience, a sense of sin, the whole bag of tricks.
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Keywords: Conscience, Fighting, Freedom, Problems, Sense, Sin, Trying)

You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: People, Freedom, Help, Treasure)

You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: People, Freedom, Journey, Media)

Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Government, Actions, Decisions, Democracy, Expression, Freedom, Participation, Popular)

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.
- Corazon Aquino
(Keywords: Power, Democracy, Dictatorship, Freedom, Light)

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Action, Freedom, Key)

Man cannot be free if he does not know that he is subject to necessity, because his freedom is always won in his never wholly successful attempts to liberate himself from necessity.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Successful, Freedom, Man, Necessity)

No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: History, Politics, Beginning, Cause, Existence, Fact, Freedom, Tyranny)

Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence.
- Hannah Arendt
(Keywords: Growth, Day, Existence, Freedom, May, Proof)

Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality.
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Keywords: Freedom, Individuality, Punk, Sense)

I mean there's enormous pressures to harmonize freedom of speech legislation and transparency legislation around the world - within the E.U., between China and the United States. Which way is it going to go? It's hard to see.
- Julian Assange
(Keywords: Freedom, Legislation, Speech, states, United, World)

A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten.
- Kemal Ataturk
(Keywords: Life, Sacrifice, Freedom, Nation)

I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
- Margaret Atwood
(Keywords: Time, People, Freedom, Joy, Youth)

Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
- Kevyn Aucoin
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Being, Choices, Freedom, Humanity, Joy, Mistakes, Negativity, Pain, Today)

I think that the basic philosophy was very good. It was just be nice to each other, and don't step on other people's toes and infringe on their freedom.
- Kevin Ayers
(Keywords: People, Freedom, Philosophy)

If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Society, Freedom, Liberty, Military, Mission)

The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Challenge, Democracy, Direction, Economy, Environment, Freedom, Order, Project)

Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Change, Love, People, Character, Conviction, Freedom, Liberty, Nothing)

Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Government, Americans, Freedom, Land, Native Americans, Now, Principles, Separation, Speech, states, United)



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