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For poets today or in any age, the choice is not between freedom on the one hand and abstruse French forms on the other. The choice is between the nullity and vanity of our first efforts, and the developing of a sense of idiom, form, structure, metre, rhythm, line - all the fundamental characteristics of this verbal art. James Fenton
As long as a government can come and shoot you, you can't jump on the Internet to freedom. Esther Dyson
Singing provides a true sense of lightheartedness. If I sing when I am alone, I feel wonderful. It's freedom. Andrea Bocelli
The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right. Learned Hand
You have riches and freedom here but I feel no sense of faith or direction. You have so many computers, why don't you use them in the search for love? Lech Walesa
While I'm grateful for the freedom to express one's self, I've learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and I'm deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted. Psy
Fashion is an imposition, a reign on freedom. Golda Meir
Freedom and opportunity are precious gifts and the purpose of our politics is to expand them, for all our people. Ed Miliband
Color always vexed me because I would fight with the media I was using. I love coloring in Photoshop, and it's freed me to pursue ideas and techniques I wouldn't have otherwise attempted. Since I get to take an assignment from concept to final execution, I have more freedom in my idea-making processes. Adam Hughes
Freedom requires no effort to enjoy but requires heroic efforts to preserve. Richard G. Scott
I'm very keen on having true freedom of expression. True freedom of faith. And free practice of religious faith. Mohammed Morsi
The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground. Thomas Jefferson
I was a huge fan of video games; I wanted to write something, and I saw the tools at my fingertips to upload a video to my audience, and that's why I'm here today. I think that freedom and the lack of gatekeepers, combined with people's passion, is what really the true spirit of Internet geekdom is about. Felicia Day
If we really want to cherish religious freedom, people who want to believe that same-sex marriage should take place, they have a right to believe that, and people who want to believe it's inappropriate, we should not demonize those people - if we really believe in religious liberty. Foster Friess
I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom. Michael Bloomberg
Only the wise know just where predestination ends and free will begins. Meanwhile, you must keep on doing your best, according to your own clearest understanding. you must long for freedom as the drowning man longs for air. Without sincere longing, you will never find God. Paramahansa Yogananda
The very first things that I did, even in theater, were bad guys. They are meaty roles for the most part. With the bad guy you have more freedom to experiment and go further out than with a good guy. Benicio Del Toro
This war is being played in the realm of public opinion and has dire consequences for our soldiers in Iraq, the future of our country, and freedom around the world. John Doolittle
He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
After the tragedy, New Yorkers are more united than ever in their vision, as well as in appreciation what living in freedom means - and that if we stand together, we can accomplish anything. George Pataki
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. Soren Kierkegaard
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely. Albert Camus
I like relaxed sets. I like to feel that I can make a mistake without feeling like I'm costing somebody money. I like a sense of freedom. I like it when people are open and are willing to let you do your work. Richard Jenkins
America is a place where the freedom to be who you are shouldn't be a barrier to your ability to get a job and provide for your family. Paul Singer
Our ideals of freedom, set forth and realized in our Constitution, are our greatest export to the world. Robert Byrd
In this era of the global village, the tide of democracy is running. And it will not cease, not in China, not in South Africa, not in any corner of this earth, where the simple idea of democracy and freedom has taken root. Paul Tsongas
For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act? Cyril Connolly
Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules. Anna Quindlen
The idea of Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Dracula, all I could think of was, why haven't they done this with him before? It's such a genius idea. 'Dracula' has always been done as film, so it's been an hour and 40 minutes. What we're done is 10 hours of 'Dracula,' so you have a lot of freedom with all the different mythologies and nuances. Victoria Smurfit
Analysis gave me great freedom of emotions and fantastic confidence. I felt I had served my time as a puppet. Hedy Lamarr
Every time you pass a law, it is a little bite out of freedom. Gary Johnson
Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country. Marquis de Lafayette
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
Freedom means the freedom to be stupid, and that's what I want. Penn Jillette
I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression. Amy Tan
When I started my hotel company, Joie de Vivre, at the age of 26, I saw this venture as my ticket to freedom. Chip Conley
Freedom is never given; it is won. A. Philip Randolph
Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do. Rudy Giuliani
Tunisian liberals say that the U.S. Embassy in Tunis is unengaged with their efforts to make sure the Tunisian model remains one of expanding freedom. Elliott Abrams
So why am I facing a recall election? Simple: the big government union bosses from Washington want their money. They don't like the fact that I did something fundamentally pro-worker; something that's truly about freedom. Scott Walker
As part of the E.U., my children can have the freedom and the opportunity to work and live across Europe; to be ambitious in the world's largest market; and to access so much of the history, the culture and the opportunity which is our common European heritage. Andrew Lansley
I never felt comfortable in real life very well. It's always been an awkward kind of thing for me and so when I hit the stage I just sensed freedom. I sensed, 'Here's a place that I can have all the experiences of life and not feel uncomfortable about it.' Nick Nolte
The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. John Stuart Mill
Enron and 9/11 marked the end of an era of individual freedom and the beginning of personal responsibility. Jeffrey R. Immelt
Some of the press who speak loudly about the freedom of the press are themselves the enemies of freedom. Countless people dare not say a thing because they know it will be picked up and made a song of by the press. That limits freedom. Geoffrey Fisher
When public access to voting is impaired or when public confidence in voting is diluted, democracy suffers and our freedom is less secure. DeForest Soaries
The idea of working with Steven Spielberg was very attractive. He's such a master. He knows the language of the camera and of filmmaking, which gives him a great freedom. Max von Sydow
A functional media is as important to democratic freedom as voting. Jay Griffiths
They say that structure is freedom, and in a sense it is. When you're dealing with multiple constraints, you have to figure out what you can get out of that. Demetri Martin
People ask 'How does doing a film compare to doing an ad?' Well, when you're doing a commercial you don't have to sell tickets. You have a captured audience. Which is actually completely rare and great; it gives you a lot of freedom. When you make a film, you have to do advertisements for the film. Mike Mills
The plan shows that the twenty million people in the German democratic Republic and in the democratic sector of Berlin think only of peace, and that they are working for freedom and peaceful prosperity. Walter Ulbricht
I think I have a right to live my life the way I like. Malala Yousafzai
I believe in an India of pluralism and diversity, not of religious bigotry and caste politics. I believe in an India that is secure in itself and confident of its place in the world, an India that is a proud example of tolerance, freedom and hope for the downtrodden. Shashi Tharoor
Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. Frederick Douglass
In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom, just as it doesn't know goodness. Ivan Turgenev
Remember, 'governance' is a big word that includes human rights, freedom of speech, economic transactions on a worldwide basis - it touches everything. It's everywhere, and that's why Internet governance is Topic A in many corners. Vint Cerf
I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams. Madonna Ciccone
I fight, and have fought, for political freedom, for justice and for fairness and freedom of speech. Teresa Heinz
It is immensely enjoyable to work for an album because there's a lot more creative freedom. In films sometimes, all that the makers care about is making the music commercially appealing. Shreya Ghoshal
Art gives me the freedom I don't have when I make music. Marilyn Manson
Somebody was asking me the other day - President Bush is now talking about freedom for the Arab world. I say, well, that's great. I was talking about that fifty years ago. Lakhdar Brahimi
With my government, we engaged in bringing our help to fights for national freedom. At that precise moment, several countries were still colonised or had barely overcome colonisation. This was the case in practically all of Africa. We supported them. Ahmed Ben Bella
You have more creative freedom with writing, in certain ways, because you can create everything that happens. But, as an actor you also have creative freedom because you don't so much focus on what has to move the story along, and only on how your character is reacting to situations. John Francis Daley
The problem of the world today is the people talk on and on about democracy, freedom, justice. But I don't give a damn about democracy if I am worried about survival. Imelda Marcos
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
I wasn't a woman who stayed tiny like I thought I would. I definitely gave myself the freedom to eat what I wanted. Jennifer Garner
Our safety at home and the cause of freedom abroad is largely contingent upon our success in Iraq. Ron Lewis
Writing a novel is an incredibly free experience. One puts one's self in a narrative mode. You can go off in any direction - the past, the future, or go laterally, or include one's own beliefs. It's total freedom. David Mamet
The enemies of freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot. William Ralph Inge
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it. Aldous Huxley
I am just absolutely convinced that the best formula for giving us peace and preserving the American way of life is freedom, limited government, and minding our own business overseas. Ron Paul
History has taught us over and over again that freedom is not free. When push comes to shove, the ultimate protectors of freedom and liberty are the brave men and women in our armed forces. Throughout our history, they've answered the call in bravery and sacrifice. Tim Pawlenty
My own life in India, since I came to it in 1893 to make it my home, has been devoted to one purpose, to give back to India her ancient freedom. Annie Besant
Bill Gore from Goretex was a very strong influence because he was one of the first larger companies to experiment with freedom in the workplace. Ricardo Semler
I've still got that little freedom part of me that wants to have a car that looks really sexy. Patrice O'Neal
The degree of freedom from unwanted thoughts and the degree of concentration on a single thought are the measures to gauge spiritual progress. Ramana Maharshi
I believe I and all the Chinese people have such a conviction that China will make continuous progress and the people's wishes for and needs for democracy and freedom are irresistible. Wen Jiabao
I'm an artist, and I go in the studio and make my music. And then I'll give it to my dad and he does what he does. And he does, you know, the press, and figuring out shows and whatnot. When it comes to my artistic freedom, he doesn't, like, step on my toes or anything. Ashlee Simpson
I did stand-up for a long time, and I did classical theater. As much time as you could spend on a stage will always inform you and your job, as you evolve. I feel the freedom of being able to find comedy in the darkest moments because it makes it way more interesting, I think. Kevin Durand
To be at acting school, it was kind of the first time you felt the freedom to be as much of yourself as you wanted. People weren't going to judge you. Michael Imperioli
I enjoy doing my work, and I don't want to deal with the other things. When you enjoy doing your work so much, why deal with where to show, how to show, what to do? If the artist finds the right gallery which respects their work and gives them that freedom to do whatever they want to do, the artist can focus on his work. A. Balasubramaniam
The problem of freedom in America is that of maintaining a competition of ideas, and you do not achieve that by silencing one brand of idea. Max Lerner
Into every soul, however purged and fenced, evil appears to have as much freedom of entrance as God Himself. George A. Smith
Well we are hoping that the power of the community of free nations is such that our sovereignty our rights are not going to be challenged by anybody who's going try to undermine the freedom, the openness of our societies and our security. Douglas Feith
I like freedom. I wake up in the morning and say, 'I don't know, should I have a popsicle or a donut?' You know, who knows? Oscar Nunez
I love the freedom to do whatever I want with style and not be put into a box. Melanie Fiona
Nonviolence worked in Serbia, and it can work in other countries seeking their freedom. Janine di Giovanni
Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward. Drew Houston
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
The growing tide of anti-Semitism shocks the conscious of everyone who values freedom, and the ugly, hateful acts particularly stain the character of democracies where liberty and religious freedom are supposed to be respected. Mike Ferguson
The United States and Israel have a unique relationship based on our mutual commitment to democracy, freedom, and peace. Therefore, just as our commitment to these principles must be steadfast, so must our support for Israel. John Boehner
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
Forget the conspiracy theories! God gave us the right to vote, and He gave the United States, and all of its citizens, freedom through democracy. Monica Johnson
The Constitution has a good share of deliberately open-ended guarantees, like rights to due process of law, equal protection of the law, and freedom from unreasonable searches. David Souter
I am here on Earth to express myself, and the many media of art are my magic carpets that allow me the freedom to do so. Brandon Boyd
I always like to preserve my freedom. I've never really been attached to any place; that's probably why I kept moving. I like to evolve. Olivier Theyskens
Freedom has a price. Most people aren't willing to pay it. Jack Kevorkian
Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society. John Ralston Saul
I always wanted to make a children's album because you have the freedom to explore so many wonderful topics and sounds. Lisa Loeb
It may sound very strange, but I love the freedom that writing a novel gives me. It is an unhindered experience. If I come after a bad day, I can decide that my protagonist will die on page 100 of my novel in a 350-page story. Ashwin Sanghi
An experienced designer with more freedom to act might have realised that there was just too much optimism in the Ares I concept: that a shuttle SRB was simply too small as a first stage for a rocket carrying the relatively heavy Orion spacecraft. Henry Spencer
We must provide all kinds of freedom, personal and economic, to all Iraqis. I will fight for that. Jalal Talabani
In fashion, there are so many gangs, if you identify too much with one, you get caught - I would lose my freedom. Daphne Guinness
Freedom is such a gift. Ryan Gosling
I believe in, and will to the best of my ability fight for, equal rights and freedom of opinion for everyone, regardless of colour, religion, nationality, orientation - you know the rest. Binyavanga Wainaina
I am a good, strong word giver; I am a jealous guard of my own secrets. Freedom is the rule; I am hungry for one good thing I can do. Rachel Corrie
I'm not against speaking publicly and having passion for something. One of the cardinal beauties of America is that we have the freedom to do so. Raul Ruiz
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent. Martin Luther King Jr.
What I'm very upset about is the attempt to dictate to museums what they show, and the statements made by politicians in Washington that have curtailed the freedom of the National Endowment for the Arts. The attention to those issues is deflected by the spin of my supposedly having trivialized the Holocaust. Hans Haacke
Without freedom of the press, there can be no representative government. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
There's probably a little more creative freedom in cable versus network, a little less of a committee looking over everyone's shoulder, but it depends on the network; it depends on the show; it depends on who the head writer or show runner is and what track record they have. Timothy Hutton
You know, when George Bush talks about freedom not being America's gift to world but God's gift to all humankind, it smells like market testing to me. Joe Klein
The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history. Mike Fitzpatrick
The increased presence of Muslims in Italy and in Europe is directly proportional to our loss of freedom. Oriana Fallaci
Freedom of speech is, to all Americans, as oxygen is to the human condition. It is a right that has been irreversibly programmed into our hard drive. We are free to speak our minds. An artist's right to express him or herself as best suits their art, is the artist's prerogative and it is guaranteed. John C. McGinley
I am an American. I love my country and have great hopes for it. It is for this reason that I speak candidly and sometimes critically about it. I have benefited greatly from the freedom that exists in my country, and for this, I am eternally grateful. Johnny Depp
Will they attack us? Yes. Will they smear our backgrounds and distort our records? Undoubtedly. Will they lie about us, harass our families, namecall to try to intimidate us? They will. There's nothing safe about it. But is it worth it? Well, let me ask you. Is freedom worth it? Is America worth it? Christine O'Donnell
I think theatre to some extent is always about telling stories, isn't it, and I think what I've learned is that freedom comes when you tell your story; freedom comes when you tell the truth. Eve Ensler
America is beyond power; it acts as in a dream, as a face of God. Wherever America is, there is freedom, and wherever America is not, madness rules with chains, darkness strangles millions. Beneath her patient bombers, paradise is possible. John Updike
Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press. Hugo Black
The fundamentals that founded our great nation included the freedom of speech and religion. Markwayne Mullin
It's okay to talk about birth, okay - then menstruation. I first started my advocacy for women's health in the field of reproductive freedom, and the next stage would be bringing menopause out of the closet. Cybill Shepherd
He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Money equals freedom. Kevin O'Leary
The people who founded America, who fought for its freedom, did not look to anyone else to get them out of their troubles. They took matters into their own hands and answered only to God and their peers. In today's world, sacrifice and hardship are not in the everyday language, and instant gratification is foremost. Ann Rinaldi
Your determination, selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment. Gerry Adams
You have freedom, so you have to make choices - and at the point when I make a choice, the building starts to look like a Frank Gehry building. It's a signature. Frank Gehry
A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. James Madison
Where terrorists offer injustice, disorder and destruction, the United States and its allies stand for freedom, fairness, equality, hope, and opportunity. John O. Brennan
Bush will keep up that policy that gives the United State the role of promoting freedom in the world. Silvio Berlusconi
Now, then, in order to understand white supremacy we must dismiss the fallacious notion that white people can give anybody their freedom. Stokely Carmichael
We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. John F. Kennedy
I grew up with injustice and could do nothing about it. But once in America, I had freedom of choice. Zainab Salbi
I wish we would all remember that being American is not just about the freedom we have; it is about those who gave it to us. Mike Huckabee
We don't have an Official Secrets Act in the United States, as other countries do. Under the First Amendment, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of association are more important than protecting secrets. Alan Dershowitz
Capitalism is against the things that we say we believe in - democracy, freedom of choice, fairness. It's not about any of those things now. It's about protecting the wealthy and legalizing greed. Michael Moore
Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end. Lord Acton
Beauty of mind creates freedom. Freedom of mind creates beauty. Ann Demeulemeester
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom. John Locke
I prefer to play the bad guy - it gives you more freedom as an actor. Alex Pettyfer
I'm not sure I'll find acting satisfying creatively forever. If you get the good roles, it's great - if you have the freedom to choose your projects and not just do anything and everything. Francois Arnaud
Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery. Frank Herbert
To newspapers and publishing houses I urge the use of fact over fiction, freedom of the press, and responsibility at all times. Joely Richardson
American power remains today what it was in the Second World War and the Cold War: the greatest force for freedom in the world. Elliott Abrams
You just have this freedom when you're younger - this lack of concern to fail or do anything wrong. It comes with an ease that I've found has kind of deteriorated over time. Hayden Panettiere
To silence criticism is to silence freedom. Sidney Hook
I think artists need the freedom to fail and I gave myself that freedom. Lucy Alibar
The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom - they are the pillars of society. Henrik Ibsen
It is not natural or inevitable that half the world goes hungry; that the freedom of markets trumps protection of the planet; or that citizens' rights come second to those of corporations. Frances O'Grady
People have given me the freedom and believe in me enough to say if I want to do these things that I will find a way to make it work. I don't know if they think I'm crazy, drug damaged or just an old weirdo. Wayne Coyne
The genius of the American system is that through freedom we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people. Phil Gramm
I'm just not somebody who can sit around doing nothing, and all of us in the Foo Fighters have our own things outside of the band. I'm not going to use the cliche that those outlets bring us back fresh and with new ideas, but what I will say is that it keeps us all feeling free - and that creative freedom is a very positive thing. Taylor Hawkins
Recruitment and retention are critical to sustain our Armed Forces with the best men and women willing to stand in the gap and make huge sacrifices to ensure our freedom. Zack Wamp
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose. Kris Kristofferson
Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom - and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech. Benjamin Franklin
The more dollars the studio producers put in, the less freedom we have. If the budget hits $100m, they get scared - they'll take the existing score of a successful movie and expect composers to copy it, like wallpaper. The biggest challenge for any composer in Hollywood is to be as creative as possible within those boundaries. A. R. Rahman
As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom. Pythagoras
Freedom is not worth fighting for if it means no more than license for everyone to get as much as he can for himself. Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The American patriots of today continue the tradition of the long line of patriots before them, by helping to promote liberty and freedom around the world. John Linder
There are two good things in life - freedom of thought and freedom of action. W. Somerset Maugham
Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential. Aung San Suu Kyi
Among the many values in life, I appreciate freedom most. Haruki Murakami
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless. Lech Walesa
The perfection of our union, especially our commitment to equality of opportunity, has been a story of constant striving to live up to our Founding principles. This is what Abraham Lincoln meant when he said, 'In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve.' Paul Ryan
The magic of America is that we're a free and open society with a mixed population. Part of our security is our freedom. Madeleine Albright
What I discovered in Berlin was this immense freedom because it felt like you could start any kind of project and nobody would care... and that's what I sort of adopted to my own. Agnes Obel
And let me make this very clear - unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class. As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America's first liberty: the freedom of religion. Mitt Romney
We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks. Vernon Howard
The secret to happiness is freedom... And the secret to freedom is courage. Thucydides
We have convinced over one billion members of the Islamic faith that we are prejudiced against their religion, that we would deny them freedom of religion, that we want suppress their culture and invade their governments. Theodore C. Sorensen
Fighting for free enterprise means standing up for free markets. The freedom to succeed includes the freedom to fail. We must defend entrepreneurial capitalism against the onslaught of the American Left. Mike Pence
Our economic freedom is founded on individual property rights; government should never be permitted to take those away. Ernest Istook
President Obama wants to increase the size of government and raise taxes, while I support less government and more individual freedom. Ralph Hall
'The Look' is my first documentary, and I enjoyed the freedom of working within a small team. Angelina Maccarone
Art is the daughter of freedom. Friedrich Schiller
While it may take generations of nurturing, nations founded on and grounded in freedom will eventually overcome and prosper. Once free, folks rarely accept anything less, and that includes Iraqis. Trent Lott
The Western world, the free world, loses what it cherishes most, and that is freedom and liberty we've seen for a couple of hundred years in this grand experiment that we call democracy. Tommy Franks
I joined the Labour party because I believed in equality, in freedom of speech and in tolerance, compassion and understanding for people, irrespective of their background and views. In whatever I decide to do in the future I will hold to those principles. Geoff Hoon
You learn that you either are going to have a police state where you don't have any freedom left, or you're going to build a world that doesn't create terrorists - and that means a whole different way of 'getting along.' John Shelby Spong
Men like me, who merely wish to establish political freedom, will in such circumstances lose all their influence, and others will get influence who may become dangerous to all established interests whatsoever. Lajos Kossuth
I am not aspiring to be a senior bureaucrat. It would limit my freedom. Alexander Lebedev
Only about 10 percent of India's population uses the web, making it unlikely that Internet freedom will be a decisive ballot-box issue anytime soon. Rebecca MacKinnon
School gives you the freedom to explore different philosophies, religions, aspects of yourself, and subjects. Leigh Steinberg
I feel like my honesty gives people the freedom to talk about things they wouldn't otherwise. Jane Fonda
The censors have always had a field day with James Joyce, specifically with 'Ulysses,' but also with his other writings. The conventional wisdom is that this is because of sexually explicit passages (and there certainly are those). I have always thought that what the critics hated and feared about Joyce is his cry for human freedom. Karen DeCrow
But I do believe that a woman's truest place is in a home, with a husband and with children, and with large freedom, pecuniary freedom, personal freedom, and the right to vote. Lucy Stone
New Hampshire is one of the birthplaces of American freedom and independence - a place with a love and a passion for liberty. Marsha Blackburn
Freedom was conditioned by man's physical body, heredity, and environment. Kenneth Scott Latourette
There's a freedom to being young that is harder to come by as time goes on. Dave Matthews
Fidel Castro represents the dignity of the South American continent against empires. He's a living legend: an icon of independence and freedom across the continent. Nicolas Maduro
When truth is no longer free, freedom is no longer real: the truths of the police are the truths of today. Jacques Prevert
We cannot cut and run. If we are to ensure freedom and democracy, it is essential that we follow through on our obligation to bring about stability in Iraq. Richard Shelby
Whether or not we establish freedom rests with ourselves. Florence Ellinwood Allen
I should like to be remembered as the man who raised a voice against... placing limitations on the freedom of the individual. Dennis Chavez
Certain things happened in the early church. Women who had never had any freedom suddenly have the ability to stand up and speak and be treated as equals within the life of the church. Tony Campolo
Like other important immigrant communities, the Jewish experience in the United States represents the ideal of freedom and the promise and opportunity of America. Jan Schakowsky
Matangi's mantra is aim, which is MIA backwards. She fights for freedom of speech and stands for truth, and lives in the ghetto because her dad was the first person in Hindu mythology who came from the 'hood, but had gained enlightenment through not being a Brahmin. M.I.A.
The best thing about being rich is the freedom; freedom to do whatever you want whenever you want. It doesn't suck. Tommy Lee
For the freedoms our founding fathers not only dreamed about, but made into reality. It is that same pursuit of freedom today that is helping to make our world a safer place. John M. McHugh
We love having the freedom that we have with the web; I mean, we don't have to answer to anybody. We have complete creative control; we don't have to worry about FCC regulations. Emma Caulfield
By giving professors jobs for life, universities create a feeling of unanswerable power among too many. Tenured professors who are uninterested in serving the student body are less likely to respond favorably to criticism, and are more likely to feel the freedom to intimidate or harass those with opposing viewpoints. Ben Shapiro
Protection of religious freedom means considering the faiths and beliefs of everyone involved. Mike Quigley
Liberty is worth paying for. Jules Verne
The fundamental sense of freedom is freedom from chains, from imprisonment, from enslavement by others. The rest is extension of this sense, or else metaphor. Isaiah Berlin
Money buys many things... The best of which is freedom. Mary Renault
I think freedom for Palestine could be an incredible source of hope to people struggling all over the world. I think it could also be an incredible inspiration to Arab people in the Middle East, who are struggling under undemocratic regimes which the U.S. supports. Rachel Corrie
I loved the feeling of freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I'm competing with is me. Wilma Rudolph
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
Most modern Indians don't stick to their caste jobs any more. There is more inter-caste marriage, more fluidity, more freedom than ever before. But the outcastes are usually still outcastes, because they are still the ones who tan India's animals, burn its dead, and remove its excrement. Rose George
Going to Freedom's Watch was a job opportunity that presented itself, so I jumped at it. Carl Forti
I'm living as an artist, and that's a staggering feeling, it's a total luxury. And because you have this amazing chance, with so much freedom, I'm determined to make something that is worth that. I feel this responsibility - to create something that makes an audience feel, which takes them somewhere. But that's very hard to achieve. Conor McPherson
I now bid farewell to the country of my birth - of my passions - of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies - whose factions I sought to quell - whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim - whose freedom has been my fatal dream. Thomas Francis Meagher
Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters. Rosa Luxemburg
I don't labor over my drawings. I want to get freedom in the line. Ellsworth Kelly
I believe in the freedom of the net, but I don't believe in the freedom of the net at the cost of having these online criminal gangs running completely loose and using the freedom of the net to steal everybody's money and take away the trust we have. Mikko Hypponen
In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper enjoyment of their resources; we are also denying the world the example of a free society enjoying its freedom to the fullest. J. William Fulbright
Remember the refrain: We always build on the past; the past always tries to stop us. Freedom is about stopping the past, but we have lost that ideal. Lawrence Lessig
I believe in a real democratic system, with a state of law and freedom of the press. I believe in a free, open-market economy integrated with the world. And I believe in equality of opportunity. Those are my basic beliefs. On top of that, of course, I believe in some moral values. Sebastian Pinera
Jobs mean freedom for workers to support their families. Nancy Pelosi
America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people. Lord Byron
The old Romans all wished to have a king over them because they had not yet tasted the sweetness of freedom. Livy
We know what works. Freedom Works. We know what's right. Freedom is right. George H. W. Bush
I don't think I've had a very interesting life, and I feel that is a great liberation. That gives me great freedom as a fiction writer. Nothing that happened holds any special tyranny over me. John Irving
Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom. Alan Dershowitz
Any director or writer or artist has the right to do what they want to do - freedom of expression is something I celebrate. Birgitte Hjort Sorensen
Angela Davis's legacy as a freedom fighter made her an enemy of the state under the increasingly neoliberal regimes of Nixon, Reagan and J. Edgar Hoover because she understood that the struggle for freedom was not only a struggle for political and individual rights but also for economic rights. Henry Giroux
There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and attachment. Harriet Ann Jacobs
One is a painter because one wants so-called freedom; one doesn't want to go to the office every morning. Marcel Duchamp
In the beginning, I loved being famous, but now I am tired of it and I would like to go back to my freedom. Roberto Cavalli
You've got to coach worrying about your entire team: whether that gets you a championship or whether that gets you fired. I think it allows you to coach free. You're coaching with freedom because you know you're doing what you think is right. Doc Rivers
But on average, I go to the gym about four or five times a week. Today, I'm so experienced in training - I'm actually listening to my body now. My body needs freedom. When I train I create serenity and I produce oxygen in my blood. It helps me to think better and relax. By training, you accentuate the problem. Jean-Claude Van Damme
Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a man's lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for one's self. Max Stirner
I have more freedom when I write fiction, but my memoirs have had a much stronger impact on my readers. Somehow the 'message,' even if I am not even aware that there is one, is conveyed better in this form. Isabel Allende
The nation demands a movement which has written upon its banner the internal and external national freedom that it will act as if it were the spiritual, social and political conscience of the nation. Franz von Papen
But on the other side I am very glad that I can at least enjoy some freedom. Mordechai Vanunu
What is our freedom fight about? Is it about the liberation of children or just having sex with them? Kate Millett
I have tasted freedom. I will not give up that which I have tasted. Harvey Milk
I really care about this stuff, I care about movies, and you just have to be strong and don't be stupid; freedom of choice is a big responsibility, and I'm lucky enough not to have to just take any movie to pay the rent, so there's no need to be greedy. Jonah Hill
I'm a very individualistic person. That is why I don't belong to any political party or anything. I really believe in justice and freedom. Marjane Satrapi
We need a free media, not just freedom of speech. Tom Scholz
When an American says that he loves his country, he means not only that he loves the New England hills, the prairies glistening in the sun, the wide and rising plains, the great mountains and the sea. He means that he loves an inner air, inner life in which freedom lives. In which a man can draw the breath of self-respect. Ralph Bellamy
I think I had more freedom when I began making films. I did not know what could not be done. I was naive. I did what I wanted to. As you gain awareness, you start losing freedom. Anurag Kashyap
I discovered freedom for the first time in England. Emperor Hirohito
Music is where I have the most creative freedom, but I love producing. To me, that's kind of where all the action is. You get a chance to have your hands in every aspect of a film. From picking a director, sometimes picking a writer, to the actors, the wardrobe, set design, editing, music, and marketing. Ice Cube
I was surprised how relevant the Moses story was to contemporary American debates - from our ongoing debate about values, to our role as champions of freedom, to our place as a country that welcome immigrants. Bruce Feiler
I didn't come to Washington to fight against my Republican colleagues, or even against my colleagues on the other side of the aisle. I came to Washington to fight for the values that make our country unique - for the economic freedom that gives life to the American Dream. David Schweikert
By helping readers understand these mechanics, I hope they will appreciate why freedom is for everyone, why it is essential for our security and why the free world plays a critically important role in advancing democracy around the globe. Natan Sharansky
We all have the right of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. We all don't have to agree with one another on our opinions. Everyone in my circle, that I run around with, we all feel the same about God, country, integrity and character. Luke Scott
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it. Germaine Greer
The gospel is not a philosophy of repression, as so many regard it. It is a plan of freedom that gives discipline to appetite and direction to behavior. Gordon B. Hinckley
Painting is really good fun, I have always enjoyed it. As long as I paint what I want with the freedom that I enjoy, I never tire. John Dyer
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word 'freedom' out of your vocabulary. Malcolm X
Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice... No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out. Thich Nhat Hanh
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. Noam Chomsky
When you're in the minority, it doesn't matter what you're agenda is, you're not going to have the degree of freedom that you have as a member of the majority. Tom Daschle
My brother and I had a lot of freedom growing up, and thankfully, we both turned out OK. Nikki Reed
Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of. Bill Moyers
The dedication of the United States Air Force, Special Forces, and others involved in the mission to tracking down terrorists can not be matched. We express our gratitude to these men and women who defend the freedom America represents. Tim Murphy
I am a sworn atheist and therefore from my point of view the Talmud or the Koran don't constitute works of political philosophy but rather writings that stand in utter contradiction to concepts like logic, freedom, feminism, secularism, brotherhood - which are my ideals. Michel Onfray
From the U.S. Capitol Building to the White House, our national symbols that represent freedom to so many of us, were built by people who were anything but free. Gary Ackerman
But I do enjoy the freedom of doing a movie and then having some time off. David James Elliott
What makes revolutionary thought unique is its clarity and dignity, and its clear grasp of freedom and justice: simple, clear words that are understood without the need for any help from elite writers or thinkers. Nawal El Saadawi
The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. John F. Kennedy
What the Idaho Health Freedom Act says is that the citizens of our state won't be subject to another federal mandate or turn over another part of their life to government control. Butch Otter
Creative freedom is an imperative for me, but it doesn't really exist in a Hollywood game. Mira Nair
No! on Human Rights and Freedom, on a subject that is as self-evident as that two and two make four, there is no need of any written authority. Ernestine Rose
To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It's freedom. Patti Smith
The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere. George Meredith
Every revolution, bloody or not, has two phases. The first phase is defined by the struggle for freedom, the second by the struggle for power and revenge on the votaries of the ancien regime. Adam Michnik
I love graffiti because it enables kids from every social extraction to do something that brings them closer to art, when they normally wouldn't be stimulated to be visually creative. Graffiti helps to develop an awareness of immediate expressive and uncontrolled freedom. Barry McGee
The search for human freedom can never be complete without freedom for women. Betty Ford
Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying. Mikhail Bakunin
One of the greatest things about 'Continuum' is how great the writing is; our writing room is one of the most talented ones I've ever had. It really helps me as far as character development because they paint a very descriptive picture of who the characters are while still letting us have freedom to put in our own ideas. Richard Harmon
Freedom of the news media must be subordinated to the overriding needs of Singapore, and to the primacy of purpose of an elected government. Lee Kuan Yew
The United States is a giant island of freedom, achievement, wealth and prosperity in a world hostile to our values. Phyllis Schlafly
But if you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want. Anita Roddick
I grew up in a house with a mother who was a teacher and a Freedom Rider - very left-wing Democrats living in a heterogeneous working-class neighborhood. I picked up a lot of those values there, and I brought them with me when I showed up in Hollywood. Ben Affleck
There are more people living in freedom today than at any other time in the history of the human race. Mike Rounds
The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other. David Riesman
We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines to manufacture our freedom of choice. Marc Maron
Strong, generous, and confident, she has nobly served mankind. Beware how you trifle with your marvellous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin. Henry Cabot Lodge
The only way that has ever been discovered to have a lot of people cooperate together voluntarily is through the free market. And that's why it's so essential to preserving individual freedom. Milton Friedman
The best road to progress is freedom's road. John F. Kennedy
Freedom is control in your own life. Willie Nelson
Liberty is security. Freedom is security. Jesse Ventura
The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. Patrick Henry
That feeling of freedom, open highways of possibilities, has kind of been lost to materialism and marketing. Sheryl Crow
I'm privileged, because I have a lot of freedom. I want to use it to make as warm and normal a life as I can for our daughters. Jennifer Garner
I lost in the second round of the French Open and had 10 days off. I went to the Hard Rock Cafe. It was exciting to be away from my parents, to stay in a hotel. Hotels at 17 meant freedom. Boris Becker
Being offended by freedom of speech should never be regarded as a justification for violence. Alan Dershowitz
Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do. Charles E. Schumer
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom. Wole Soyinka
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
The people who are competing business-wise out there want what other successful labels and artists have. I don't want what they have; I want my own path, my own sound, my own identity. Record labels care nothing about identity or artistic freedom, they want good business. Joe Nichols
I think there is a heritage which I'm proud of, which is a fight for democracy, a fight for social justice, a fight for freedom. My grandfather went to jail or exile six times in his life, fighting for his principles for democracy, or for his country. And my father twice. George Papandreou
People say to me 'You're a big Hollywood star', and I find it so funny. I still feel as though I'm the girl from Golders Green. I lead such a boring, normal life. I still go shopping in Sainsbury's. If the ability to do that was taken away from me, I'd go barmy. You lose your freedom. Be careful what you wish for. Amanda Donohoe
This is the real tragedy of America's 'Internet freedom agenda': It's going to be the dissidents in China and Iran who will pay for the hypocrisy that drove it from the very beginning. Evgeny Morozov
In America it's live by the sword of freedom of expression and be will to die by it as well. Vince McMahon
I originally welcomed the mobile phone, as it seemed to me that it would enable you to work from anywhere. On the mobile, who was to know if you were sitting on the branch of a tree or sitting in an office? But it instead had the opposite effect: instead of freeing us from the office, it allowed the office to take away our freedom. Tom Hodgkinson
The fact is that we cannot drill our way to independence. We cannot drill our way to freedom, and we cannot drill our way to create jobs in this country. Jay Inslee
Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
You have an absolute freedom in Mexican writing today in which you don't necessarily have to deal with the Mexican identity. You know why? Because we have an identity... We know who we are. We know what it means to be a Mexican. Carlos Fuentes
There was a huge lack of freedom in communist regimes, but at least they had humanity at the center of their thinking. Alexis Tsipras
There's a lot of freedom for me living in L.A. Deana Carter
Freedom is a struggle, and we do it together. Not only together as black citizens, but black and white together. Andrew Young
If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery to remain in the soil of America... that germ will spring up, that noxious weed will thrive, and again stifle the growth, wither the leaves, blast the flowers and poison the fair fruits of freedom. Ernestine Rose
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom. J. G. Ballard
We're constantly told that running will ruin our knees and outrage our hearts, but for nearly all of human existence, it was associated with freedom, vitality, and eternal youth. Christopher McDougall
I understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world. Psy
I regard freedom of expression as the primary right without which one can not have a proper functioning democracy. Lord Hailsham
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America. Alexis de Tocqueville
It would have been disastrous for Zambia if we had gone multi-party because these parties would have been used by those opposed to Zambia's participation in the freedom struggle. Kenneth Kaunda
The First Amendment freedom of religion is as important today as when the Bill of Rights was first written. Arlen Specter
Your Guardians of Freedom is a new program that enables unit commanders and Airmen to quickly communicate with people affected by and interested in the mobilization and deployment of military people. Michael Burgess
I practised as an architect for 10 years. I qualified in 1973 with a fellowship diploma of architecture. World Series Cricket gave me the freedom to go out and pursue architecture. Max Walker
I think jazz has given me freedom with my voice. Rebecca Ferguson
I actually worked in the general market for many years writing steamy historical romance, and I had more freedom in the Christian market than I ever did in the general market to write about any issue that I needed to write about. Francine Rivers
Conquerors never, never conquer a nation to bring freedom. They brought control. Ernst Zundel
The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms. William O. Douglas
The standing orders of the Parliamentary Party, however, apply to me, apply to every other Member of the Parliamentary Labour Party and they put into a context the way in which those rights to freedom of speech should be exercised. Ron Davies
Growing up in Minnesota, I had a lot of freedom to run around, and we had go-carts and four-wheelers and all that stuff. I like that adrenalin-rush stuff. I did a little bit of dance, but mostly sports. Beth Riesgraf
You can't allow people freedom and then change your mind when the things don't go your way. Penn Jillette
Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was. D. H. Lawrence
Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms. Salman Rushdie
My view is the less the government can do and the more freedom and opportunity you give people, that trusting people and free people and free enterprise - that America has built the greatest country in the history of the world. Rick Santorum
Freedom is not just declared; it is exercised. Ferdinand Marcos
Internet freedom is a bit of a Rorschach test: it means different things to different people. Rebecca MacKinnon
No nation which has kept the commandments of God has ever perished, but I say to you that once freedom is lost, only blood - human blood - will win it back. Ezra Taft Benson
For all who love freedom and peace, the world without Saddam Hussein's regime is a better and safer place. George W. Bush
It serves notice that President Bush is serious about promoting freedom, because free societies are a lot more peaceable than dictatorships and monarchies. Tony Snow
It is a fact that the Left routinely resists, then as now: Americans fought and died in Vietnam for freedom, just as they are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan today. Whatever mistakes generals and policymakers have made along the way cannot detract from that essential truth - which should be a part of any reliable history. Arthur L. Herman
In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in that we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Abraham Lincoln
I really have to feel a sense of freedom in my storytelling. Robbie Robertson
I think back to my time in children's television, back in the 1970s, and the amount of innovation that was going on then. Because the mass market wasn't focused on it, so you had a freedom to do amazing things, like 'Vision On,' and 'Tiswas.' Sylvester McCoy
I'm in the lucky position that I can help a huge amount of people. It's a great privilege and freedom to have. John Caudwell
There aren't many people who really put their life on the line for human freedom. Niall Ferguson
The moral equation strongly tells everyone who understands freedom, who understands morality, that Israel is engaging in a just war in defense of its people and its freedom. George Pataki
Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness. Jean-Paul Marat
We are gifted with freedom, but with that freedom comes the reality of the unknown and the responsibility to be aware of our surroundings and on guard against those who would do us harm. Mike Crapo
That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent. Muhammad Ali Jinnah
Freedom is living without chains. Indra Devi
The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen. Tommy Smothers
Freedom lies in being bold. Robert Frost
What we have is two important values in conflict: freedom of speech and our desire for healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy. You can't have both. Dick Gephardt
I love working with the quartet. I have more freedom and flexibility. Boz Scaggs
The constitution is itself the product of the freedom struggle. Vayalar Ravi
Freedom is the recognition of necessity. Friedrich Engels
It seems that the right of freedom of speech that was enshrined in numerous constitutions is now under attack by religious institutions. Salman Rushdie
When I got to 40, I was happy. Now I can wear what I like, listen to what I like, don't have to try and be cool. I'm someone's dad and it doesn't matter any more. That's an enormous freedom. John Simm
We've seen over time that countries that have the best economic growth are those that have good governance, and good governance comes from freedom of communication. It comes from ending corruption. It comes from a populace that can go online and say, 'This politician is corrupt, this administrator, or this public official is corrupt.' Ramez Naam
My view is that good community management is like having good municipal government: You should be able to have dissenting opinions and so on, freedom of speech, but your grandmother should also be able to walk down the street at night without having to worry about getting mugged. Jimmy Wales
I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks, more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier, but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and not be executed for it is his torture. Robert Capa
That's why I like fast film. It gives you more freedom to light more naturally. Conrad Hall
Wanting to be a rock star, I get it. I'm like, 'Oh, my God, dude! The freedom!' Orlando Bloom
Whenever men take the law into their own hands, the loser is the law. And when the law loses, freedom languishes. Robert Kennedy
I love to deer hunt and fish and drive down the back roads in my truck. All those things basically equal freedom to me - and not having to return that message or call from my record company or management. Blake Shelton
Freedom is just another word: It seems to get truer the older I get. Kris Kristofferson
I believe that God has planted in every heart the desire to live in freedom. George W. Bush
Personal technology has given us the freedom of being able to do whatever we want - and in the case of celebrities and athletes, whomever they want. But it can also serve as a humiliation jetpack. Sloane Crosley
I do not think we should be trying to save our freedom by killing the safeguards that keep our liberties. Eliot Engel
There's no subtext in 'Harry Potter,' really; it's all magic - anything can happen. Why do I say this? Because it's a magic spell. It's quite nice in a way. There is a real freedom to it. Doesn't say much for acting, does it? Michael Gambon
Finally, people are starting to recognize freedom and peace do have a cause, they do have a price. Mark Foley
You have to make your own decisions. That's what the freedom in America is all about. Richard Simmons
The apple which tempts my characters is the one that will remove the knowledge of good and evil. I suppose it's something of a reversal of the conventional Eden story: Freedom of thought is perhaps the greatest good, and needs to be fought for and sacrificed for. John Christopher
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners. Vladimir Lenin
We all have to announce our full solidarity with the struggle of those seeking freedom and justice in Syria, and translate this sympathy into a clear political vision that supports a peaceful transition to a democratic system of rule that reflects the demands of the Syrian people for freedom. Mohammed Morsi
Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too. W. Somerset Maugham
Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say? Kurt Vonnegut
There's a certain amount of freedom involved in cycling: you're self-propelled and decide exactly where to go. If you see something that catches your eye to the left, you can veer off there, which isn't so easy in a car, and you can't cover as much ground walking. David Byrne
Even in the darkest regions, people have discovered their right of freedom. Javier Bardem
The first of all commodities to be exchanged is labour, and the freedom of man consists only in the exercise of the right to determine for himself in what manner his labour shall be employed, and how he will dispose of its products. Henry Charles Carey
Our emotions are often beautiful, but they can also be dangerous. They represent our spontaneity, and seem to speak to us of our freedom. Tariq Ramadan
Social media changed Chinese mindset. More and more Chinese intend to embrace freedom of speech and human rights as their birthright, not some imported American privilege. But also, it gave the Chinese a national public sphere for people to, it's like a training of their citizenship, preparing for future democracy. Michael Anti
The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable - and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true. George W. Bush
If social stability goes pear-shaped, you have a choice between anarchy and dictatorship. Most people will opt for more security, even if they have to give up some personal freedom. Margaret Atwood
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire. Epictetus
I used the aspects of being a woman to my advantage, but I worked for myself, not a big corporation, so I was lucky to have the freedom to behave however I liked. Diane von Furstenberg
For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground. I did this in order to build a community of people, like-minded in their desire for freedom and the right to pursue their goals and lives without being manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex with a completely different agenda. Lauryn Hill
The government continues to erode our freedom. Diane Black
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
America was not founded to improve health care or housing; it was founded for freedom. Elliott Abrams
There are lots of people out there who think they know the truth about God and religion, but does anybody really know for sure? That's why the founding fathers built freedom of religious belief into the structure of this nation, so that everybody could make up their minds for themselves. Jesse Ventura
Private property was the original source of freedom. It still is its main ballpark. Walter Lippmann
The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom. George W. Bush
These men were religious when the spirit of religion was buried in forms and ceremonies, and when the priesthood had armed itself with the civil powers to put down all opposition, and suppress all freedom, intellectual, civil, and religious. Ethan A. Hitchcock
I love to create, and to me, the ultimate freedom of expression is a blank canvas or a block of clay to capture whatever emotions your imagination gives it. Daniel Boulud
No man speaketh, or should speak, of his prince, that which he hath not weighed whether it will consist with that veneration which should be preserved inviolate to him. Isaac Barrow
Genghis Khan decreed religious tolerance for all of his conquered peoples. So I think he definitely would approve of our constitutional protections of freedom of religion. I think he would also approve of the way the U.S. has been able to attract talented people from all over the world. Amy Chua
I don't watch a huge amount of telly. I read a lot. I'm reading at the moment 'Freedom,' by Jonathan Franzen, a great big brick of a book, and I'm loving it. Nick Clegg
Those religions that are oppressive to women are also against democracy, human rights, and freedom of expression. Taslima Nasrin
Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself. Robert Foster Bennett
We must remain steadfast in our commitment to our troops, and to those fighting for a free and democratic Iraq because freedom makes our country and the world a safer place. Chris Chocola
I thrive on structure. I find my freedom in structure. Lupita Nyong'o
I think that, as Americans, we should never forget that when we tamper with freedom of speech, it is a very sensitive issue that affects all of our constitutional rights and privileges. Charles B. Rangel
I believe in the freedom of expression, unequivocally - though, as I have written before, I wish more people would understand that freedom of expression is not freedom from consequence. Roxane Gay
You shouldn't restrict peoples' freedom on what they can and cannot do with code. Matt Mullenweg
Nothing changes the gender equation more significantly than women's economic freedom. Gloria Steinem
From watching the news one would think the Iraqis want us out of their country. But an overwhelming majority of Iraqis support our involvement there. Our freedom is contagious and we helped liberate them. Jim Bunning
The transfer is a monumental occasion as the Iraqi people take control of their government and their future and forge ahead with creating a society governed by the tenets of life, liberty and freedom. Jim Gerlach
The audience wants control. They want freedom. Kevin Spacey
Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice. Desmond Tutu
If you scratch below the surface and ask what really makes me tick, it's the liberalism of trying to promote freedom and opportunity. Promoting social mobility is one of the keys to that. Nick Clegg
For as long as I can remember, I've always been interested in issues of social justice, political freedom, and civil rights. Jennifer Chiaverini
Charter laws do something really important. They give educators the freedom and flexibility that they need to attain results. But we also have to invest a lot in the leadership pipeline to take advantage of that freedom and flexibility. Wendy Kopp
And freedom is what America means to the world. Audie Murphy
In remembering those who lost their lives in the London attacks and the September 11th attacks we continue our commitment to fighting for freedom, democracy and justice. Doc Hastings
Everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear. George W. Bush
With action movies, that's just fun stuff for me. That's me being a kid again. Same with 'The Best of Me' and these romantic dramas. It's such a freedom from reality and social constructions. You get to just have fun and play and be in a movie. Luke Bracey
It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom. Quentin Crisp
It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle. Rollo May
Freedom begins with what we teach our children. That is why Jews became a people whose passion is education, whose heroes are teachers and whose citadels are schools. Jonathan Sacks
I really feel that the talent I have is acting. Freedom and the possibility of play-that is what I like to have. Jacqueline Bisset
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
The freedom of man is, in political liberalism, freedom from persons, from personal dominion, from the master; the securing of each individual person against other persons, personal freedom. Max Stirner
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility. Arnold J. Toynbee
I've sold my soul for freedom. It's lonely but it's sweet. Melissa Etheridge
The Internet offers authors and their readers a new diversity of opportunities and freedom. Frederick Forsyth
We Americans unite faith and freedom in asserting that our liberties are your gift, God, not that of government. Meir Soloveichik
Education is freedom. Paulo Freire
One of the reasons I wanted to leave my position at Common Cause and return to politics was to regain the freedom to speak out politically - to not be constrained by a non-partisan organization. Chellie Pingree
I strongly support European sanctions against Mugabe and his ruling clique. We must do all in our power to help the people of Zimbabwe achieve their freedom and prosperity once again. Peter Hain
Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious. Claude Chabrol
To keep that absolute freedom we cannot be obliged to anyone. Christo
When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward - or go back. He who now talks about the 'freedom of the press' goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism. Vladimir Lenin
War is wrong. Conscription for war is inconsistent with freedom of conscience, which is not merely the right to believe but to act on the degree of truth that one receives, to follow a vocation which is God-inspired and God-directed. Bayard Rustin
While Democrats fussed with the details of health care reforms, conservatives spent months telling the nation that the real issue is freedom, that what's on the line is American liberty itself. Thomas Frank
The balance between freedom and security is a delicate one. Mark Udall
I'm up here in Cleveland tonight and there are a lot of folks who are concerned about it. Twenty-five percent of the people up here get their health care through religious organizations and so that religious freedom issue is very important to them. Rob Portman
There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure. Dwight D. Eisenhower
As you may know, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, or MCC, awards grants only to countries which rule justly, promote economic freedom, and invest in their people. Benigno Aquino III
Freedom and democracy are dreams you never give up. Aung San Suu Kyi
Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will. Nelson Mandela
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. Bertrand Russell
Everyone should be able to build, and as long as this freedom to build does not exist, the present-day planned architecture cannot be considered art at all. Friedensreich Hundertwasser
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain. John Adams
They know the importance of their mission and of America's commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny. John Boehner
I think that we could be more careful about what we're saying to young women in terms of their expectations. It's unrealistic to expect people to always be in designer clothes. Girls growing up deserve more freedom in how they look and how they feel about how they look. Emily Procter
It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies. Mark Lloyd
My parents came from Russia and suddenly they wound up in Boston, Massachusetts, Brookline, Massachusetts and they felt the sun rose and set on Franklin Delano Roosevelt's backside because he meant so much to them. This was freedom. This was something totally different from the Russia they had left. Mike Wallace
All Americans and freedom-loving people around the world owe President Reagan our deepest gratitude for his strong, principled leadership that ended the Cold War and brought freedom to millions of people. Jim Ramstad
That's the kind of musical freedom I like: jazz, rock, blues, anything. You adopt different attitudes when you play different music. Alvin Lee
It is true that a large percentage of the Western world hopes that I am imprisoned or dead. But all my people, the Palestinians and the Arabs, wish me long life and freedom. Abu Abbas
When freedom of the press is threatened, the United States should be leading efforts to protect it. Elliott Abrams
Once you have an animal, you have to commit to it. They need a sense of freedom, but, of course, they must have some boundaries. I am against hitting them though; just send the vibe and that will do it. Connie Stevens
Success is the freedom to do what you want, with whom you want, when you want, wherever you want. Conan Stevens
Born a slave, Harriet Tubman was determined not to remain one. She escaped from her owners in Maryland on the Underground Railroad in 1849 and then fearlessly returned thirteen times to help guide family members and others to freedom as the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad. Susan Campbell Bartoletti
While we welcome people of all faiths in America we cannot be so naive as to expect all countries to do the same. But we cannot allow their cultural mores to snuff out our religious freedoms or the freedom of women to have equal rights. Michael Huffington
I am so happy that I didn't have children. Well, you know, because I've had freedom. And I've so loved my freedom. Helen Mirren
Freedom is contagious. That's why despots fear it so much. Bill Owens
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem. Jiddu Krishnamurti
When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom. Alan Keyes
Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us. Andrea Dworkin
Look, we want freedom and we want liberty in this country. But we've also got to have the guts to stand up and run a tight ship in America. Morality is now a word that many people consider very square and outdated. But if we don't stand up for it, we deserve what we will get in the end - unprincipled anarchy. Cliff Robertson
The liberals think government exists to fix what's wrong with America. They find fault with our Constitution, our economic model and our core values. We disagree with the premise of their argument. We believe there's nothing wrong with America that an extra dose of freedom won't cure. Rick Perry
The world of extreme sports is also one of big business. Kids might think that snowboarding is the ultimate freedom, but this freedom is being marketed to them by commercial sponsors. Lucy Walker
Many of those who have paid the ultimate price for freedom have come through the wrestling ranks. We need to honor them and win this decision to have wrestling - the world's oldest sport - remain a part of the most prestigious athletic competition in the world, the Olympics. Dan Gable
I do believe that freedom isn't free - but today the corporate and political right wing is trying to cheapen this truly American value. They've been cynically using the word 'freedom' to rally the American public against its own best interests. Richard Trumka
As a boy, the very words 'Liberty Bell' and 'Independence Hall' fired my imagination and made a profound and lasting impression on my mind. Throughout my struggle to secure national freedom for China, I have continuously dreamed of the day when she would assume the full stature of an independent, democratic nation. Chiang Kai-shek
From you we have learned what we, at least, value, to separate Church and State; and from you we gather inspiration at all times in our devotion to learning, to religious liberty, and to individual and National freedom. Seth Low
You know, you don't retreat in the defense of freedom. You don't retreat in the defense of moral government and limited government. You don't retreat because people are going to defend bad things. Russell Pearce
My name became known because I was, one might say accidentally the target of state repression and because so many people throughout the country and other parts of the world organized around the demand for my freedom. Angela Davis
One thing that sticks in my mind is that jazz means freedom and openness. It's a music that, although it developed out of the African American experience, speaks more about the human experience than the experience of a particular people. Herbie Hancock
I think a lot of nice things happen when you're driving, or when you're on a plane, or whatever. There's a certain freedom that comes along with motion. Andrew Dost
Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right to do what we ought. Lord Acton
Democracy may have arisen in the West as the way of striving for the universal aspiration to dignity and freedom, but it isn't alien to the underlying concepts that infuse religion and moral philosophy everywhere. Flora Lewis
An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others. George Soros
I think with animation there's a certain freedom that you're given. You don't have a thought at the back of your mind, that worry that you'll have to cut and go back to the top of the scene. You're not working with anyone else from the cast. It's just you. Ryan Potter
As crucial as religion has been and is to the life of the nation, America's unifying force has never been a specific faith, but a commitment to freedom - not least freedom of conscience. Jon Meacham
I do get angry some time, but if I let that feeling take over it would only cloud my thinking and disable me from making the right decision when it counts the most. I just try to think about my mother, children, God, and of course my freedom. Lonnie Earl Johnson
If the Resurrection is resurrection from the dead, all hope and freedom are in spite of death. Paul Ricoeur
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once. Robert A. Heinlein
In all these years, I've always tried to emphasize and to promote the need to combat the Mafia. Because it is a cancer which is oppressive and which stifles everybody's freedom and reduces the possibility for the areas in which it's present to prosper and to develop. Sergio Mattarella
It's my view that gender is culturally formed, but it's also a domain of agency or freedom and that it is most important to resist the violence that is imposed by ideal gender norms, especially against those who are gender different, who are nonconforming in their gender presentation. Judith Butler
To realize that new world we must prefer the values of freedom and equality above all other values - above personal wealth, technical power and nationalism. Herbert Read
Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks. D. H. Lawrence
To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment. Eckhart Tolle
Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from. Vernon Howard
If a jerk burns the flag, America is not threatened, democracy is not under siege, freedom is not at risk. Gary Ackerman
Freedom of expression and freedom of speech aren't really important unless they're heard. The freedom of hearing is as important as the freedom of speaking. Tom Smothers
I'll never forget the first time I saw someone who had died. It was my grandfather. And I knelt next to his coffin. And all I could do was eye level was look at his hands. They were enormous hands. And all I could think was, 'Those hands dug freedom for me.' Rick Santorum
Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that. Richard Nixon
When we say that the persistence of competition is ensured by fate, we mean that individual freedom is so guaranteed. The one thing to which fate binds us is liberty. John Bates Clark
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State. Vladimir Lenin
The very moment you understand that being a Muslim and being American or European are not mutually exclusive, you enrich your society. Promote the universal principles of justice and freedom, and leave the societies elsewhere to find their model of democracy based on their collective psychology and cultural heritage. Tariq Ramadan
Our alliances should be understood as a means to expand our influence, not as a constraint on our power. The expansion of democracy and freedom in the world should be a shared interest and value with all nations. Chuck Hagel
I had a happy childhood, with many stimulations and support from my parents who, in postwar times, when it was difficult to buy things, made children's books and toys for us. We had much freedom and were encouraged by our parents to do interesting things. Christiane Nusslein-Volhard
I was determined to achieve the total freedom that our history lessons taught us we were entitled to, no matter what the sacrifice. Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Our soldiers have nobly fought to protect freedom since our country's birth, and have fought to protect those that could not protect themselves, even in foreign lands when called upon. John Linder
In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it. John F. Kennedy
History is rife with examples of governments taking actions to 'protect' their citizens from harm by controlling access to information and inhibiting freedom of expression and other freedoms outlined in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We must make sure, collectively, that the Internet avoids a similar fate. Vint Cerf
That's the very definition of freedom: to be allowed to develop our own creative potential to the fullest. But it doesn't have to be in the arts, obviously. In my case, I gravitated toward the arts. Martin Donovan
While we may be of different faiths, we have a strong sense of faith, family, community. We hold the values of freedom and human rights very high and I think that those are all a part of a very strong quilt that binds us together. Bob Menendez
The current total of countries in the world with First Amendments is one. You have guaranteed freedom of speech. Other countries don't have that. Neil Gaiman
We believe in individual initiative, personal responsibility, opportunity, freedom, small government, the Constitution. These principles, these American principles are key to getting our economy back to being successful and leading the world. Mitt Romney
I was inspired to write this book by those who are sceptical of the power of freedom to change the world. Natan Sharansky
Freedom has never been free. Medgar Evers
I had immigrant grandparents who came to this country and came for religious freedom and loved it, never made any money, Bronx, Brooklyn, but loved America. And they told me every day it's the greatest country in the world. Dan Rosensweig
Yes, we have the freedom to do what we please, but it only works because we don't do everything we might please - we should exercise some degree of personal, and corporate, responsibility. Tammy Bruce
Without democracy there is no freedom. Violence, no matter who is using it, is always reactionary. Friedrich Ebert
Obedience is detachment from the self. This is the most radical detachment of all. But what is the self? The self is the principle of reason and responsibility in us. It is the root of freedom, it is what makes us men. Bede Griffiths
As an artist you actually do have to make a choice to be an outsider. If you're an outsider you have the freedom to say what people on the inside don't dare to say. Connie Nielsen
We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail. Peace and Freedom will prevail. George W. Bush
To remember non-attachment is to remember what freedom is all about. If we get attached, even to a beautiful state of being, we are caught, and ultimately we will suffer. We work to observe anything that comes our way, experience it while it is here, and be able to let go of it. Sharon Salzberg
Having money has given me a certain freedom, but being in the public eye has taken away a lot. Sadie Frost
Hundreds of political prisoners still suffer in Tibetan prisons. Freedom of speech is not allowed in any sense. It is illegal to possess a photo of the Dalai Lama. Joanna Lumley
Just as the Security Council was largely irrelevant to the great struggle of the last half of the twentieth century - freedom against Communism - so too it is largely on the sidelines in our contemporary struggles against international terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. John Bolton
I am confident that if we stand for the hope and freedom of others we will make our own freedom more secure. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed. John Ashcroft
The nice thing about the Bible is it doesn't give you too many facts. Two an a half lines and it tells you the whole story and that leaves you a great deal of freedom to elaborate on how it might have happened. Howard Nemerov
The vision of a nation formed from many different peoples bound together by a common love of freedom was staked out long before our lifetimes or even our parents' or grandparents' lifetimes. Trent Lott
I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other. Chris Patten
The problem for Rome, then, is how and when the intervention should be done with a sense of the possibility of going too far in limiting the freedom of theologians. This is not an easy time - neither for Rome nor for the theologians. Godfried Danneels
If the events of September 11, 2001, have proven anything, it's that the terrorists can attack us, but they can't take away what makes us American - our freedom, our liberty, our civil rights. No, only Attorney General John Ashcroft can do that. Jon Stewart
I have been a strong supporter of a free and open Internet and have indicated this both prior to and subsequent to being sworn in as chairman of the F.C.C. I believe it is important to take concrete and reasonable steps to protect the freedom of users and entrepreneurs and businesses both small and large on the Internet. Julius Genachowski
What I don't want to do is restrict law-abiding citizens from their Second Amendment rights, which are focused on freedom. I point out all the time. Remember, bad guys aren't stupid, they're just bad. Jim Jordan
We should silence anyone who opposes the right to freedom of speech. Boyle Roche
Blockbusters run the mainstream industry. We may never again have a decade like the 1970s, when directors were able to find such freedom. Roger Ebert
One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression. Howard Zinn
Fiction is such a world of freedom, it's wonderful. If you want someone to fly, they can fly. Alice Walker
The freedom that money gives you makes you... well, I wouldn't say happy, but I'd say it gives you diversity. Paloma Faith
I think to be - for me to be an American is - you know, it's one of the greatest things in the world for - you know, for me just because I've been able to grow up with everything. The freedom. You know, in my eyes this is the greatest country in the world. Michael Phelps
The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws. Ernest Holmes
I definitely want to continue working in independent films - and big budget stuff as well - but there's a freedom you have when you're not getting paid. It's easier to say no and there's no pressure to please the powers that be. Also I don't have to hear 'flirt and smile more.' Trieste Kelly Dunn
Real change isn't found in some new way to think about yourself, but in freedom from the need to think about yourself at all. Guy Finley
I am known for a life spent in the struggle for freedom, and freedom includes the freedom of religion. Oriana Fallaci
You have to struggle a bit, hustle a little, and be willing to go bankrupt. Once you're willing to do that, everything opens up and you get the freedom. My joke is that next year, I'll make the first film that costs zero dollars. Nick Nolte
Democracy still has a real hope and chance in Iraq, and true freedom in this country would be the greatest testament to those who gave their lives for it. Mary Landrieu
Tyranny is always better organized than freedom. Charles Peguy
Because of technology today, we expect kids to stay in touch with us too much. I think that's unnatural. We really do have to give kids their freedom and allow them to go off and become adults. Andie MacDowell
Setting people to spy on one another is not the way to protect freedom. Tommy Douglas
You will not make a man wiser by taking freedom of action from him. A man can only learn when he is free to act. Auberon Herbert
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance. Stephen Fry
I was 37 when my father died-and I no longer had any freedom of choice over what I would do with the rest of my life. J. Paul Getty
I still do miss the freedom to play any kind of character I wanted to play. Dave Foley
I'm interested in anything about revolt, disorder, chaos, especially activity that appears to have no meaning. It seems to me to be the road toward freedom. Jim Morrison
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
I needed freedom to really express myself. That's really what Justified is about. Justin Timberlake
A lot of people feel trapped by circumstance, by the expectations of others or the perception that they need a lot of money. They would like to have a different direction in their lives, but they're held back by fear or desires that are incompatible with that freedom. Roz Savage
As wild as I was, when the cops show up, and suddenly you're being handcuffed, it's so deeply shocking and terrifying, the loss of freedom. Natasha Lyonne
Get government out of our way, and let freedom and the spirit of the American people shine through. Luis Fortuno
A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom. Amiri Baraka
It's not about HTML 5 vs Flash. They're mutually beneficial. The more important question is the freedom of choice on the web. Kevin Lynch
The Occupy Wall Street project feels like a burning ember that might light the torch of justice and inflame our longing for freedom. James A. Forbes
Painters have always needed a sort of veil upon which they can focus their attention. It's as though the more fully the consciousness is absorbed, the greater the freedom of the spirit behind. Bridget Riley
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
I cannot reconcile monitoring certain people for no reason other than their religion with the freedom of religion we have here in America. John Liu
The dean of the American Film Institute has written that I'm one of the very few auteurs in America. I've had freedom for 40 years to create art that is totally personal and is what I believe in. Lloyd Kaufman
The post-presidency, as Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton have proved, is a win-win. Money, Nobels, the ability to leverage your global celebrity for any cause or hobbyhorse you wish, plus freedom to grab the mike whenever the urge takes you without any terminal repercussions. Tina Brown
Well, since I produce and pay for my own albums, it is the ultimate freedom. George Duke
I think I'm mostly looking forward to the college life. I'm looking forward to more freedom. Here everything is really structured and scheduled, but in college you've got to be more responsible and you can get things done on your own time. I'm really looking forward to that. Nerlens Noel
Throughout my first year in office, I have stood up for principles that will guide our country back toward the path of freedom and prosperity. Jason Chaffetz
Our nation was built by pioneers - pioneers who accepted untold risks in pursuit of freedom, not by pioneers seeking offshore profits at the expense of American workers here at home. Ted Strickland
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
While out on the perimeter, women discovered the freedom of badlands. They were curiously free to invent, without having to liberate themselves from the forms and rewards of the cultural norm. Janet Fitch
The day will dawn when all the people of Ireland will have the desire for freedom to show. It is then we'll see the rising of the moon. Bobby Sands
Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom. Horst Koehler
We should favor innovation and freedom over regulation. George Allen
You don't have true freedom until you allow a diversity of opinion and a diversity of voices. Don Lemon
In productions such as 'Anna Bolena' and 'Rigoletto,' the costumes are tailored, and they're tight. In 'Moby,' it's like you're wearing pajamas, and you have more freedom. It's very comfortable on stage. Stephen Costello
Eventually I want to be a full-time mother who works occasionally - and being an actor you have that freedom. Carrie-Anne Moss
I have as much artistic freedom in my television work as I have in my films. Ted Kotcheff
The three main sources of scepticism are first, that not every people desires freedom; second, that democracy in certain parts of the world would be dangerous; and third, that there is little the world's democracies can do to advance freedom outside their countries. Natan Sharansky
Taiwan's democracy has grown very fast and we enjoy a certain degree of freedom, as other developed democracies like the United States. Annette Lu
At 6 years old, the ice became a place for me to express myself. Because I was so shy off the ice, it became my safe haven, with music and freedom and self-expression. That was my emotional outlet. Kristi Yamaguchi
The elections in Iraq are a victory for freedom and the Iraqi people, and a blow to the transnational network of terrorists who have tried to prevent this day from happening. Jim Talent
When the United States was founded, the very idea of a nation premised on democratic principles of freedom and tolerance was viewed by the vast majority of the world as an experiment doomed to fail. Dictatorships, monarchies, and theocracies had for many centuries ruled the world. Eliot Spitzer
The days of the Pentagon Papers debates seem long past, when a sudden transparency yielded insight into fights over war and peace and freedom and security; the transparency afforded by Twitter and Facebook yields insights that extend no further than a lawmaker's boundless narcissism and a culture's pitiless prurience. Nancy Gibbs
Freedom of religion is a principle that is central to our Nation's Declaration of Independence. Congress has taken this positive step to protect our freedom to express allegiance to America's flag and the ideals it represents. Ron Lewis
I developed the concept of the Happy Warrior as a rallying cry for those of us who want to restore America to its great foundational principles: individual freedom, personal responsibility, fiscal restraint, and economic liberty. Monica Crowley
The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women, but I sometimes think to myself; that is not what I meant by freedom, it is only social progress. Helene Deutsch
We Americans have the great gifts of freedom and democracy, but it has been our education system that has fulfilled the promise of democracy. James E. Rogers
I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible. Boyd Rice
That's part of American greatness, is discrimination. Yes, sir. Inequality, I think, breeds freedom and gives a man opportunity. Lester Maddox
Because of the terrorist threat, the FBI and CIA have become as important as the military in preserving our freedom. Yet while thanking our military is standard practice in American life, no one thinks of thanking the FBI, the CIA, or the rest of the intelligence community for keeping us safe since 9/11. Ronald Kessler
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist. Salman Rushdie
No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man. Thomas Huxley
A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. Albert Camus
Mandela's heroism is the heroism of a man who suffered so badly for what he thought of as freedom. And yet when he had the upper hand he has this incredible self-control and these incredible leadership qualities. Bono
Working with HBO was an opportunity to experience creative freedom and 'long-form development' that filmmakers didn't have a chance to do before the emergence of shows like 'The Sopranos.' Martin Scorsese
Freedom and Justice are twin sisters. Friedrich Ebert
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 G. Ingersoll
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. Albert Camus
America is stronger than ever. We will forever remember those we lost on September 11, 2001. In honoring their memory, we will remain true to our commitment to freedom and democracy. Evan Bayh
Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society. Emily Greene Balch
One of my great joys in life is being a pilot. There is a great sense of freedom in soaring through the sky. You get a different perspective up there. Seeing things that aren't so apparent from the ground. Sonny Perdue
Peace with the Palestinians will open ports of peace all around the Mediterranean. The duty of leaders is to pursue freedom ceaselessly, even in the face of hostility, in the face of doubt and disappointment. Just imagine what could be. Shimon Peres
Georgian England was very radical; there were all these new revolutionary ideas, and I think women had more freedom than they did later on. Marion Bailey
America, to me, is freedom. Willie Nelson
William O. Douglas married not one, not two, not three, but four hot blondes. He was not faithful to any of them, not even the last, and each was younger than the previous woman... But after his personal life began to actually fall apart, he developed a set of values about the Constitution that turned out to maximize our autonomy and freedom. Noah Feldman
Sometime in the not too distant future, denying gays the right to marry will be viewed as historically corrupt - as corrupt as denying slaves their freedom. Mark McKinnon
The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money. Johnny Carson
Believe me, the drug of freedom is universally potent. Natan Sharansky
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
The range of choice open to the individual is not the decisive factor in determining the degree of human freedom, but what can be chosen and what is chosen by the individual. Herbert Marcuse
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. Bob Dylan
Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time. Bertrand Russell
We still believe in the America that is a land of opportunity and a beacon of freedom. We believe in the America that challenges each of us to be better and bigger than ourselves. Mitt Romney
For more than four decades, the Libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant - Moammar Gaddafi. He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world - including Americans who were killed by Libyan agents. Barack Obama
In the Caribbean islands, especially in Jamaica, have I found a country similar to South Africa plus the racial freedom I had sought so long. Peter Abrahams
Freedom - an occupied space which must be reoccupied every day. John Ralston Saul
We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values. Steve Forbes
Nothing crushes freedom as substantially as a tank. Shirley Temple
I feel a freedom when I start running. If I don't train, I feel like everyone else in the Gaza Strip. Nader al-Masri
The desire for freedom and equilibrium (harmony) is inherent in man (due to the universal in him). Piet Mondrian
Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form. Wilhelm von Humboldt
Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples' money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people's freedom and security. William F. Buckley Jr.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. Jim Morrison
Charles was very intent to use his years as Prince of Wales to make his mark while he still had freedom of maneuver that he wouldn't have as King. The first subject he really went for was architecture. It made an impact. Anthony Holden
The United States, for a French citizen, is a friend, an ally, to whom we owe, along with most Europeans, our freedom. Jean-Pierre Raffarin
The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Freedom of expression is not absolute. Countries have laws that define the framework for exercising this right and which, for instance, condemn racist language. Tariq Ramadan
I belong to a generation that has seen the explosion of freedom, the celebration of freedom. Miguel Angel Silvestre
The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech. bell hooks
The message of Passover remains as powerful as ever. Freedom is won not on the battlefield but in the classroom and the home. Teach your children the history of freedom if you want them never to lose it. Jonathan Sacks
I love this country because I didn't always have it. Freedom, food, water that is clean, Constitution - these are not things I take for granted. Sayed Badreya
Collective freedom provides the basic conditions for people to narrate their own lives, hold power accountable, and embrace a capacious notion of human dignity. Henry Giroux
In the name of freedom, there has to be a correlation between rights and duties, by which every person is called to assume responsibility for his or her choices, made as a consequence of entering into relations with others. Pope Benedict XVI
Freedom is never easily won, but once established, freedom lasts, spreads and chokes out tyranny. Trent Lott
A sense of freedom is something that, happily, comes with age and life experience. Diane Keaton
Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another. Sigmund Freud
Obamacare is going to destroy our economy and destroy our freedom. Paul Broun
I shall stand for freedom of thought and expression in a place where it has been trampled and penalized. Jalal Talabani
My grandfather, in 1848, had fled from Germany to find political freedom in the United States. Emanuel Celler
I can't dream about immortal fireflies, but I can fight for human freedom. Marek Hlasko
There's more musical freedom on Madison Avenue than anywhere else. It's an Eden for a composer. Mitch Leigh
Which would you rather have, capital lined up on your borders, trying to get into your country or trying to get out of your country? We are the capital magnet of this planet and we are the savior for not only people, for not only freedom, but also for capital. Arthur Laffer
We do not commonly see in a tax a diminution of freedom, and yet it clearly is one. Herbert Spencer
It's almost worth having been in the army for the joy your freedom gives you. John Dos Passos
I've got personal views on the '60s. You can't have freedom without paying the price for it. James Lovelock
Freedom has invented every useful machine, from the lowest to the highest, from the simplest to the most complex. Robert G. Ingersoll
At first, when 'Boxer' came out, people were a little let down, and we worried that it might be the end for us. But then it began to grow on people. 'Boxer' bought us our creative freedom. Matt Berninger
People are responsible adults at home. Why do we suddenly transform them into adolescents with no freedom when they reach the workplace? Ricardo Semler
I have recently been able to see the new world - the quiet, the tranquility and the freedom it will bring with it. This is very comforting knowledge for me because I already know that what I envision eventually becomes a reality. Shari Arison
The Obamacare contraception mandate was never about freedom. It was always about pitting secularism against religion, and using the power of government to sponsor secularism. Ben Shapiro
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. Bertrand Russell
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
Albania is going through a deep crisis because it lacks the rule of law, an independent judiciary, and freedom of the media. I don't think if we stop protesting the problem is solved. Edi Rama
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society. Pope John Paul II
Resist this war on God, freedom of religion and freedom of speech. Ben Carson
I always had a lot of fun in America, with much more freedom than if I had tried to cook in France. I wouldn't have the same motivation or inspiration, and I wouldn't have cooked for the same kind of people in France, so it wouldn't have given me this edge I had in America. Daniel Boulud
Wrong people are wrong because they use their freedom to deny it to others. William A. Dembski
I grew up with the understanding that the world I lived in was one where people enjoyed a sort of freedom to communicate with each other in privacy, without it being monitored, without it being measured or analyzed or sort of judged by these shadowy figures or systems, any time they mention anything that travels across public lines. Edward Snowden
Unfortunately, the media, which are not at all reluctant to act in their own self-interest, have succeeded in equating reform in the public mind with further restrictions on just about everyone else's freedom of political speech. James L. Buckley
The freedom enjoyed in Western society under the rule of law and constitutional government explains both the quality of its civilization and its wealth. Paul Johnson
Freedom is a possession of inestimable value. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
The State is the altar of political freedom and, like the religious altar, it is maintained for the purpose of human sacrifice. Emma Goldman
If you support the war on drugs in its present form, then you're only paying lip-service to the defense of freedom, and you don't really grasp the concept of the sovereign individual human being. Neal Boortz
As a preacher who has spent significant time in churches and houses of worship all across the country, I can tell you firsthand that religious liberty and freedom are principles that can never be infringed upon. Al Sharpton
I would wake up at night and think, 'What the hell have I gotten myself into? You don't want to do that!' But you gotta do something, and with art, there's freedom - which is actually very seldom practiced by artists. Richard Artschwager
Freedom of expression comes with responsibilities, especially when it comes with serious implications for peace. Mohammed Morsi
In World War II, jazz absolutely was the music of freedom, and then in the Cold War, behind the Iron Curtain, same thing. It was all underground, but they needed the food of freedom that jazz offered. Herbie Hancock
There's a lot of creative freedom. Acting is a whole boatload of fun, but I prefer to do it on my own terms. Clara Mamet
For generations, America has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for those outside her borders, and as a land of limitless opportunity for those risking everything to seek a better life. Their talents and contributions have continued to enrich our country. Spencer Bachus
My grandfather was a man, when he talked about freedom, his attitude was really interesting. His view was that you had obligations or you had responsibilities, and when you fulfilled those obligations or responsibilities, that then gave you the liberty to do other things. Clarence Thomas
I think we're struggling with trying to redefine various positions at this point in history. To allow freedom for women, freedom for men, freedom from those sharply defined gender roles. Fred Ward
Since 2009, 140 Tibetans have immolated themselves to protest Chinese policies that limit their freedom of movement, speech and religion, especially their right to venerate the Dalai Lama. Barbara Demick
History is full of examples of people who clamp down after they began to enjoy too much freedom. Freedom can lead to instability, anarchy, and confusion. So there can be a moral counter-revolution. Gary Ross
I believe in the freedom of God's sons and daughters. Pat Buckley
Growing up, the way that I looked was very important to me. I was always trying to impress people, and when I grew my beard there was a certain freedom, a separation, getting past this the way I looked, identify myself as a spiritual seeker. Matisyahu
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds! Marcus Garvey
Most Americans pay lip service to the idea of freedom, but can't handle real freedom. Tom Robbins
I have no choice about whether or not I have Parkinson's. I have nothing but choices about how I react to it. In those choices, there's freedom to do a lot of things in areas that I wouldn't have otherwise found myself in. Michael J. Fox
My parents always encouraged us to get an education and establish a profession. However, my brothers and I grew up with considerable freedom, whether it was saving or spending our tips from the restaurant or our career choices. Ferid Murad
Freedom can occur only through education. Friedrich Schiller
As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. James Madison
America's greatness has been the greatness of a free people who shared certain moral commitments. Freedom without moral commitment is aimless and promptly self-destructive. John W. Gardner
People without children do have the freedom to do things that caring parents with dependent kids can't - to work long hours, to travel frequently, to relocate, and to do all these things on short notice if necessary. In return, they can achieve positions that devoted parents can't. Virginia Postrel
To become self-aware, people must be allowed to hear a plurality of opinions and then make up their own minds. They must be allowed to say, write and publish whatever they want. Freedom of expression is the most basic, but fundamental, right. Without it, human beings are reduced to automatons. Ma Jian
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change. Dan Quayle
How can you be conservative and justify wiretapping people without a warrant? We're supposed to be the party of personal freedom and civil liberties. Roger Stone
My work always presents problems in our society. Those problems may be anything from injustice to freedom, and everything related to humanity. Okky Madasari
I've had a lot of 'aha' moments, but the big 'aha' about growing older is the mental freedom. Isabella Rossellini
Sometimes with films you have a freedom to be able to, Okay, we got that take so let's try another one where suddenly I'll say this, or you'll get to improv. You can't do that with stage. We have to make it new every time, and also within the structured settings. Sebastian Stan
It's all very well for us to sit here in the West with our high incomes and cushy lives, and say it's immoral to violate the sovereignty of another state. But if the effect of that is to bring people in that country economic and political freedom, to raise their standard of living, to increase their life expectancy, then don't rule it out. Niall Ferguson
The rights of persons, and the rights of property, are the objects, for the protection of which Government was instituted. James Madison
I always felt that sci-fi and fantasy were my thing. Bit of a geek, I'm afraid. But I like creating worlds, and I felt it was a genre that gave me more freedom. It just seemed like I belonged there. Samantha Shannon
The men and women who serve in our military have won for us every hour we live in freedom, sometimes at the expense of the very hours of the lifetimes they had hoped to live. Bob Riley
I can completely lose myself into just absolutely satisfying things - a really amazing cheeseburger, a pizza, good fries, a beer. I enjoy being comfortable and eating whatever the hell I like. It's a big thing for me, just having the freedom to be able to do that. Channing Tatum
Poland is quite a mediocre country in some regards. The only natural resource that we have, and with which we can compete, is freedom. Donald Tusk
I've probably had my best time acting - or not acting, or trying to not act - on things like 'The Low Down' or 'Treacle Jr.' I'm happiest doing things like that. Not just because they're lead roles, but because there's more freedom in them. Aidan Gillen
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
If you would make the most of yourself, cut away all of your vitality sappers; get rid of everything which hampers you and holds you back, everything which wastes your energy, cuts down your working capital. Get freedom at any cost. Orison Swett Marden
It's difficult to put into words what freedom feels like. You only know what freedom feels like if you know what it feels like to not be free. Amanda Lindhout
We must also win really sufficient and, above all, practical, guarantees for the freedom of the seas and for the further fulfilment of our economic and political tasks throughout the world. Bernhard von Bulow
We can never intimidate and discourage the people who voice their words with courage. The essence of freedom rests precisely here - in the freedom of expression of the people. And we must protect it. Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
What I've always loved about gymnastics and one of the many reasons I love watching it now is the combination of skill and freedom it has - the discipline and expression - letting you dance. Gwendoline Christie
In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today. Lincoln Kirstein
Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself. Mahatma Gandhi
Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive. Victor Hugo
There couldn't be better parents than mine, loving yet strict. They disciplined with love. A child without discipline is, in away, a lost child. You cannot have freedom without discipline. Ricardo Montalban
From time to time, the irresponsible acts of the Cuban government remind us that this is far more than about the freedom of one country, but it really is about the stability and security of the region and the national security interests of the United States. Mel Martinez
We in the United States should be all the more thankful for the freedom and religious tolerance we enjoy. And we should always remember the lessons learned from the Holocaust, in hopes we stay vigilant against such inhumanity now and in the future. Charlie Dent
Yet our small business owners across the country are unfairly losing potential interest income on a daily basis until the Business Checking Freedom Act becomes law. Sue Kelly
If investors are willing to fund the U.S. deficit, why wouldn't investors want to fund the press freedom deficit? Sasa Vucinic
With his trademark courage and conviction, President Reagan led us out of the Cold War, spreading his vision of freedom, resulting in the release of millions of people from the yoke of communism. John Doolittle
It is high time that the Palestinian people restore their freedom and independence. It is high time that the decades, the long decades of suffering and pain would stop. Mahmoud Abbas
There's a creative freedom to comics, and a fulfillment I get out of panel layouts and storytelling that is hard for me to get anywhere else. Joe Madureira
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
I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle. Marilyn Monroe
Perhaps cliche is nothing more than the weight of the past pinning down your mind. In this sense, imaginative freedom is a way of finding the future, though it isn't so easy to do. Damon Galgut
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than. Mark Knopfler
When you're writing for newspapers you have all these parameters. You can't swear, you have to use short paragraphs, all that. If you stay within those parameters, you have lots of freedom because you're writing for the next day. Chuck Klosterman
Jazz is about freedom within discipline. Usually a dictatorship like in Russia and Germany will prevent jazz from being played because it just seemed to represent freedom, democracy and the United States. Dave Brubeck
Usually in France we prefer to say bad things about the Nouvelle Vague, but I'm always impressed with its freedom and the fact of not making a film to give your opinion but just as a piece of art, which to me means the Nouvelle Vague. Arnaud Desplechin
There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom. Thomas Babington Macaulay
Freedom must be gained step by step, slowly. Freedom is a food which must be carefully administered when people are too hungry for it. Lech Walesa
Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency. James H. Douglas, Jr.
One of my greatest pleasures in motor racing is qualifying. You have loads of freedom from pushing a lap the whole way. I've always been very good in qualifying in the past; everything I've done, I've got pole positions. Bruno Senna
What our men and women in uniform are doing is providing for the Iraqi people and other surrounding nations the opportunity to see, to taste and to experience the democracy that equals freedom and ultimately justice. Robin Hayes
It is the truth of grace and not of the law that brings you true freedom. The truth of the law only binds you. In fact, religious bondage is one of the most crippling bondages with which a person can be encumbered. Religious bondage keeps one in constant fear, guilt, and anxiety. Joseph Prince
If you don't mind haunting the margins, I think there is more freedom there. Colin Firth
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. Edward R. Murrow
I love the simplicity and freedom of running. A pair of shoes, and you are all set to explore new trails. Rachel Boston
The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance. John Philpot Curran
The year most of my high school friends and I got our driver's permits, the coolest thing one could do was stand outside after school and twirl one's car keys like a lifeguard whistle. That jingling sound meant freedom and power. Sloane Crosley
Private ownership of property is vital to both our freedom and our prosperity. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Is anarchism desirable? Well, who does not seek freedom? What man, unless willing to declare himself in bondage, would care to call any control agreeable? Think about it! Johann Most
Since Castro took power, the Cuban people have been denied basic human freedoms. No freedom of religion, no freedom of the press, no political freedom. And the regime uses brutality and violence to suppress these freedoms and impose its will. Mitt Romney
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. Voltaire
Freedom begins as we become conscious of it. Vernon Howard
The institutions that we've built up over the years to protect our individual privacy rights from the government don't apply to the private sector. The Fourth Amendment doesn't apply to corporations. The Freedom of Information Act doesn't apply to Silicon Valley. And you can't impeach Google if it breaks its 'Don't be evil' campaign pledge. Al Franken
Much of the misgiving that Muslims feel for the West stems from our strong emphasis on freedom, always a risky enterprise. I've heard some say they would rather rear their children in a closely guarded Islamic society than in the United States, where freedom so often leads to decadence. Philip Yancey
I know but one freedom, and that is the freedom of the mind. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I'd got a part in the original cast of 'Cats' when I was 16, and that kept me going for a while. After that, I felt lost, both personally and professionally - I was trying to find a way not to be seen only as this bubbly, bright, vivacious person. It felt like I'd lost the freedom to make mistakes. Bonnie Langford
There is nothing wrong with intellectual differences flowing from freedom of thought as long as such differences remain confined to intellectual debates. Pervez Musharraf
There is a high bar for something to be considered a human right. Loosely put, it must be among the things we as humans need in order to lead healthy, meaningful lives, like freedom from torture or freedom of conscience. Vint Cerf
Now I'm old... maybe I'm still an eccentric hippie. There's a wonderful freedom in the eccentricity - you can go places, you can be wacky, and you don't have to be constrained. I think that's why people are eccentric - eccentricity is a weapon... and it's great! Sylvester McCoy
Younger workers should have more freedom to build their retirement nest egg. Gresham Barrett
We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. Dwight D. Eisenhower
I am somebody who... - I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I need that freedom, that ability to make mistakes out there. Because there's a fine line between making a mistake or being brilliant. Tiffeny Milbrett
In the beginning, we had a great deal of freedom, and Jerry wrote completely out of his imagination - very, very freely. We even had no editorial supervision to speak of, because they were in such a rush to get the thing in before deadline. But later on we were restricted. Joe Shuster
The early idealists and companies and governments have all assumed that the Internet will bring freedom. Yet China proves that this is not the case. Rebecca MacKinnon
If we are to give the people of China complete self-government we must first solve the problem of livelihood for all, and give real freedom to the races within China. If the foundations of democracy are secure, then true equality can be achieved. Chiang Kai-shek
I try to give the media as many confusing images as I can to retain my freedom. What's real is for my children and the people I live with. Sting
America gains most when individuals have great freedom to pursue personal goals without undue government interference. Sylvia Earle
To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling. To be able to do what you want to do is incredible freedom. Maya Lin
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Don't store unnecessary data, keep an eye on what's happening, and don't take unnecessary risks. Chris Bell
The threat or fear of violence should not become an excuse or justification for restricting freedom of speech. Alan Dershowitz
My parents came to the United States in the early years of this century as part of a wave of Russian Jewish immigrants seeking freedom and opportunity in the New World. Daniel Nathans
I would rather give up acting than become world famous, because I think you pay a very high price. Writing and putting new plays out into the world has informed what I do, and I've had a lot more freedom to play really interesting parts. Lindsay Duncan
I have just enough people paying attention that I have the freedom to be in charge. And I have a great record company - Nonesuch understands what I'm about. Emmylou Harris
The freedom now desired by many is not freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry. James Truslow Adams
I want to have the freedom to do whatever I want. Paul Walker
I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech. Stockwell Day
I have the freedom to take chances, to say no. I have the freedom to be who I really want to be, rather than have to conform to this or that just to stay alive. Robert Redford
And I have been able to give freedom and life which was acknowledged in the ecstasy of walking hand in hand across the most beautiful bridge of the world, the cables enclosing us and pulling us upward in such a dance as I have never walked and never can walk with another. Hart Crane
How prone poor Humanity is to dam up the minutest remnants of its freedom, and build an artificial roof to prevent it looking up to the clear blue sky. E. T. A. Hoffmann
I'm an exile. My father had the courage to leave with his wife, his mother and three children under twelve. It took more courage to leave, to sacrifice everything for freedom, than to stay. Andy Garcia
I don't do commissions and I like the freedom to create what my heart or mind tells me to. Richard MacDonald
I swear I will do everything in my power to change the situation in Tibet where human rights are being suppressed. Tibet seeks freedom and democracy and we agree on those values. Shinzo Abe
Freedom is a timeless value. The United Nations Charter calls for encouraging respect for fundamental freedoms. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights mentions freedom more than twenty times. All countries have committed to protecting individual freedoms on paper - but in practice, too many break their pledge. Ban Ki-moon
We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun. William Glasser
We are living in the excesses of freedom. Just take a look at 42nd Street and Broadway. Will Durant
For me, everything is still possible and I am as determined as ever. I believe first that the project of a people does not die. It is the project of freedom for a people, it is a project of sovereignty. And since the nation exists, it has the right to its own state. I will work to advance it in that direction. Pauline Marois
If you're thinking clearly and are content about where your life is - to where you can just think about the present, think about the now - that's what you need to do to hit good golf shots. I know there are a lot of distractions, but when you're thinking clearly, you're more free. You've got to have that freedom on the golf course. Lucas Black
No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily. Andre Breton
Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Father of the Republic, made it his great aim in his revolutionary leadership to secure freedom and equality of status for China among the nations of the world. Chiang Kai-shek
Finally having the freedom to speak is a really liberating feeling. Gareth Gates
Kids should speak to each other. They're horrid to each other online, they bully each other - they should shut up and stop it. The problem with social media is there is too much freedom. It's too much, too young. Cara Delevingne
In this country protection has always, to some extent, existed; but at some times it has been efficient, and at others not; and our tendency toward freedom or slavery has always been in the direct ratio of its efficiency or inefficiency. Henry Charles Carey
I wrote 'Don't Look Back' in November 2011, and when I wrote the novel, it wasn't contracted, so there was a freedom in that - no expectations or anything like that. It was also my first contemporary novel I'd written and sold, which was to Disney/Hyperion in January of 2012. Jennifer Armentrout
The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right; the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me. Thomas Huxley
Back a hundred years ago, especially around Woodrow Wilson, what happened in this country is we took freedom and we chopped it into pieces. Ron Paul
To me, money is independence. It gives you freedom to do what you really want to do. It allows you to not be dependent on anyone or anything, and so you can be yourself and follow your passion. Joe Mansueto
Hollywood is in somewhat the same position as Las Vegas these days. It went from being the capital of sin to Disneyland, and now it's landed somewhere in between. It tries to keep the sins hidden away and outwardly present itself as a defender of American virtues: justice, individual freedom, and the power of one innocent soul to save the world. Hanna Rosin
The E.U. is more than just a trade organization or a common market; it is a guarantee of democracy, freedom, justice, and human rights. Nations cannot stay in the E.U. if they do not respect these guarantees. John Bruton
I was in school - I was a good learner; if I wanted to get something done, I could get it done. I was lazy, though. I was always, like, sort of an outcast. And when I got home, I was always doing music, but when I was doing music, no one was there to judge it, you know? It was just me in my bedroom. It gave me freedom and made me happy. Afrojack
There are considerable advantages to using many degrees of freedom to store information, stability and controllability being perhaps the most important. Seth Lloyd
Money grants you freedom, I guess. Dasha Zhukova
Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom. Friedrich August von Hayek
I've learned over the years that freedom is just the other side of discipline. Jake Gyllenhaal
The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment. Franklin D. Roosevelt
I believe, basically, that individual freedom is very important. Peter Thiel
I love the freedom you feel on horseback, and enjoy the discipline of competition. Jessica Springsteen
Freedom is a human concept. We have these very romanticized, sentimentalized notions of freedom. And for species - monkeys and other creatures - freedom is a pretty risky, complex proposition that's not always for their benefit. Thomas French
I've never let producers tell me what to do. Even when I was making television, I always did what I wanted to do, and if I couldn't, I didn't do it. It was a freedom that, these days, young directors starting out don't have. Michael Haneke
Pure libertarianism believes that people will be generous and help each other. Well, they won't. I wish it were so, and I live that way. I help panhandlers, but other people are, 'Oh look at that - why doesn't he get a job?' While I believe in all that freedom, I also believe that no one should suffer needlessly. Neil Peart
Because if you lived, as I did, several years under Nazi totalitarianism, and then 20 years in communist totalitarianism, you would certainly realize how precious freedom is, and how easy it is to lose your freedom. Milos Forman
The Law of God reaches into every area of life, and it brings about incredible blessing and incredible freedom. Randall Terry
Dracula, if he could see modern corporations, wouldn't like them much. He took care of his people, at least as he saw it. They had very little freedom, but they had a protector. Kurt Busiek
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
If our freedom is taken, the American dream will wither and die. Rand Paul
True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Milan Kundera
The freedom to convert is fundamental to freedom of religion. Bob Inglis
The Twenties outfits are all about freedom and loose, flowing lines, whereas in 'Cinderella,' I had to wear corsets and big huge skirts. Lily James
I used to respect the United States and the American dream. Now I consider the United States the biggest threat to Internet freedom and peace in the world. Kim Dotcom
The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon. Angelina Jolie
The Bahraini people are eager to obtain facts to enable them to shape a comprehensive national opinion without division among its people. We confirm to all journalists and media personnel in the kingdom of Bahrain that their freedom is preserved and their rights are safeguarded. Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
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
How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech. Soren Kierkegaard
Our plans protect freedom and opportunity, and our blueprint is the Constitution of the United States. Mitt Romney
I have a fantastic relationship with money. I use it to buy my freedom. Gianni Versace
The freedom of every artist is essential. Christo
Freedom is a right ultimately defended by the sacrifice of America's servicemen and women. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Acting allows me the freedom to let go, to be in the moment, to be spontaneous. I no longer have the fear of losing, of failure. Cathy Rigby
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
When it comes to fighting for freedom, those who are willing to fight should not be limited by our bigotry. Only rewarded with our gratitude. John Ridley
The enemies of freedom will not prevail. Bill Frist
Freedom isn't for wimps. Neal Boortz
Placing Margaret Sanger on the $20 bill will remind us of what she has done for women and our reproductive health and how the fight for reproductive freedom is an ongoing one. Roxane Gay
Homosexuals can be, you know, committed to each other. And they have freedom to behave in the ways that they do, but they cannot be a family. They cannot be married. I mean, virtually every culture in the history of the world has considered marriage to be between one woman and one man. James Dobson
It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive. Thomas Mann
The names of Dingane and Bambata, Hintsa and Makana, Squngthi and Dalasile, Moshoeshoe and Sekhukhuni, were praised as the glory of the entire African nation. I hoped then that life might offer me the opportunity to serve my people and make my own humble contribution to their freedom struggle. Nelson Mandela
Yet the march toward freedom is not without its hazards or its casualties and the threats of violence aimed at Iraqis who participate in the election will be dealt with accordingly. Jim Gerlach
I think that freedom means freedom for everyone. As many of you know, one of my daughters is gay, and it is something we have lived with for a long time in our family. I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish. Any kind of arrangement they wish. Dick Cheney
A hungry man is not a free man. Adlai Stevenson
We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone. Freedom is like that. It's like air. When you have it, you don't notice it. Boris Yeltsin
When I turn on the news in Paris, the way Syria is covered is different from the way it is covered in Washington, D.C., or London. Even in Western society, where we hold all the values of democracy and freedom of speech, as soon as you point a camera in a particular direction, there is an angle - literally and figuratively. Natalie Dormer
The United States gave me opportunities that my country of origin could not: freedom of the press and complete freedom of expression. Jorge Ramos
More than anything else, let me be clear - we need to be willing to fight for freedom, and free markets, and traditional moral values. That's what the American people want to see this movement and this party return to. Mike Pence
In limits, there is freedom. Creativity thrives within structure. Creating safe havens where our children are allowed to dream, play, make a mess and, yes, clean it up, we teach them respect for themselves and others. Julia Cameron
It could draw from a greater reservoir of freedom. The irony could develop an even greater ease. Elfriede Jelinek
Freedom of speech and thought matters, especially when it is speech and thought with which we disagree. The moment the majority decides to destroy people for engaging in thought it dislikes, thought crime becomes a reality. Ben Shapiro
In terms of filming, yes, it really does feel over now. There's a real sense of freedom now. It's a good time to finish, I think. As much as I'm going to miss it I'm ready to move on and do different things. Rupert Grint
Any director who comes into a revival owes a great deal to the original director. If I know the backbone works, it gives me, as a director, much more freedom to bring something new to it or try something different. Scott Ellis
At the political level, most Jews and most Catholics have accepted the liberal idea of religious freedom. David Novak
The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom. Georg Buchner
A new breeze is blowing, and a world refreshed by freedom seems reborn; for in man's heart, if not in fact, the day of the dictator is over. The totalitarian era is passing, its old ideas blown away like leaves from an ancient, lifeless tree. George H. W. Bush
Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console. Charles Caleb Colton
I've always said I'm more influenced in what I do by artists, and how they work, how they think, and the freedom they're given to work and think, than I really am by other writers. James Frey
Well, where there is freedom doubt itself must be free. Garet Garrett
The White House should always be a friend to American freedom. Nancy Pearcey
The thing that I enjoy about animation is the fact that it is unbridled, and there are no boundaries; when you are in the room, you don't have to focus on your clothing, make-up, hair, your choreography or your blocking; you really do have total freedom. Jodi Benson
Jazz stands for freedom. It's supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don't be a perfectionist - leave that to the classical musicians. Dave Brubeck
The claim that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked because fundamentalists hate our prosperity and freedom is a ridiculous lie. L. Neil Smith
I made my own assessment of my life, and I began to live it. That was freedom. Fernando Flores
I've always had a bazillion songs in my archive, but I want to play people stuff they know. Now that I have two albums' worth of material, that gives me freedom to compose a set that's more well-balanced and build a show rather than just a recital of some songs. Kate Voegele
I get burned out on standup. But I like acting. I do like it. But sometimes you just feel like a monkey. You just feel like a complete tool. But I like it. I do like it. Stand-up is just more free. A lot more freedom because you just do what you want to do. Zach Galifianakis
The first draft is all about freedom, and if loyalty is in question, it is only my loyalty to the characters and situations on the page. All the worries about where the material may have sprung from or what so-and-so might think can be dealt with later. Jill McCorkle
True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right. Brigham Young
All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort. Anna C. Brackett
What has made America great have been the opportunities given to everyone in this country. Since our founding, individuals and families have come to America to seek freedom, opportunity and the choice for a better life. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
If ebooks mean that readers' freedom must either increase or decrease, we must demand the increase. Richard Stallman
When you look at the world, everyone in the world who cares about his or her family wants to have a major portion of their assets in the United States because we are the growth country and the freedom loving country. Arthur Laffer
I consider myself a kind of a one-man government-in-exile. I don't want to call it a government - let's call it one man's idea of American freedom in exile. Michael Moriarty
I've never had anything but the freedom to do what I wanted just as long as it made me happy. Rene Redzepi
Governments that block the aspirations of their people, that steal or are corrupt, that oppress and torture or that deny freedom of expression and human rights should bear in mind that they will find it increasingly hard to escape the judgement of their own people, or where warranted, the reach of international law. William Hague
I'm not a big fan of regulation: anyone who likes freedom of the press can't be. Julian Assange
I love the trilogy form. I like the idea that you can establish a character in book one. And then in the second part, you can take the characters down to their darkest point. And then in the third part, you have total freedom either to give them redemption - or just to kill them. Adrian McKinty
The director of the FBI has been visiting Silicon Valley companies asking them to build back doors so that it can spy on what is being said online. The Department of Commerce is going after piracy. At home, the American government wants anything but Internet freedom. Evgeny Morozov
Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men. Mortimer Adler
The lifestyle that an artist can have, the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines, was a very attractive one. John Dyer
I have lived under totalitarian Communism, so I prize freedom as much as anyone and have long fought for freedom of conscience and speech. Os Guinness
The spread of freedom is the best security for the free. Tony Blair
There are no categories in contemporary art. There are no rules. Artists are given the freedom to make and create whatever they please and call it whatever they please. I identify with that system, or lack of system, much more than I do the landscape of contemporary publishing. James Frey
I think the word 'freedom' is beautiful, not so much in its phonics, but just in the power of the word itself. Sue Monk Kidd
There's parts of it that I connect to - being a father and everything - but 'Mamma Mia!' allows me to go out there and be me and have fun. I've never really had the chance to do that with so much freedom. Aaron Lazar
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else. Epictetus
What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin. Henry Cabot Lodge
The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society. Henrik Ibsen
What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom 'to' and freedom 'from.' Marilyn vos Savant
We know there is no such thing as freedom without the risk of failure. Rick Perry
We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather. Barbara Ehrenreich
The nice thing about the world that I've been able to inhabit for the last couple of years is that I'm given a lot of freedom. Not all artists really get that. Brad Paisley
I got a tattoo saying, 'Freedom From Fear' because of 'Black Water Transit.' Brittany Snow
You can cage the singer but not the song. Harry Belafonte
The law is agnostic about truth. It's very skeptical of ultimate truth. That's why freedom of speech permits lies to be told. Alan Dershowitz
It's good that the first half of the speech emphasized freedom, because George W. Bush has been the global champion for freedom. As he said, if we don't fight tyranny it will not leave us alone in peace. Ernest Istook
Russians have a new freedom, but as long as they don't express that freedom on a public platform. Marc Almond
The center of gravity for an organization should be as close to what they make as possible. If you make cars, you need people in the factory. If you breed horses, be in the stable. If you make the Internet, live on the Internet, and use all the freedom and power it gives you. Matt Mullenweg
I represent what I think is a traditional Republican... a limited government, fiscal responsibility, strong national defense, individual freedom and liberty. Olympia Snowe
What happened on September 11 compels us to focus on who we are as Americans, what we stand for, what really matters in our lives - family, friends, faith and freedom. Bob Taft
Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric. Thomas Sowell
They ought to put an amendment to the First Amendment that says there shall also be freedom of hearing. Tom Smothers
If the president of the United States says that attacks on civilians, starvation, and denial of religious freedom in Sudan are important international issues, they become so. Elliott Abrams
We are all different. Yet we are all God's children. We are all united behind this country and the common cause of freedom, justice, fairness, and equality. That is what unites us. Barbara Boxer
The whole 'bad girl' thing allows me to mess up sometimes. And I have freedom to say more of what I want to. Ronda Rousey
Under my contract with Capitol, I have complete freedom to do just about anything I want in my own way. Les Baxter
I wish that they had the freedoms like the Japanese and the Koreans and the Mexicans and everybody else that has that freedom to come over here and play the game, because I know Cuba has a very strong baseball history. Rafael Palmeiro
Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. Ronald Reagan
I live in a small apartment in London, not some big house with a lot of security. I don't like too much security. There's no freedom. I'm a person, not some precious diamond that needs guarding every second. Julian Lennon
The notion that the species can be improved in some way, that everyone could live in harmony, is a really dangerous idea. Those who are afflicted with this notion are the first ones to give up their souls, their freedom. Your desire that it be that way will enslave you and make your life vacuous. Cormac McCarthy
The important matter is freedom. When the people choose what they want, it is good for them and for us. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Man is not free unless government is limited. Ronald Reagan
Innovation makes the world go round. It brings prosperity and freedom. Robert Metcalfe
It's been said of me that I must get out of bed every morning and go cartwheeling down the road. Of course it's not true. There certainly was a time in my 20s when I wanted a bit of freedom, and I found that difficult, but if I'm ever having a time when I'm feeling sorry for myself, something always jolts me back. Bonnie Langford
Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be. Daniel J. Boorstin
But there is some way in which poets believe that and this is dangerous, too believe that their calling gives them a certain freedom. A certain freedom to live in a free way. Peter Davison
Since the Revolution, eight generations of America's veterans have established an unbroken commitment to freedom. Steve Buyer
Connie Heermann is a Freedom Writer teacher. I believe she represents the best of what dedicated teachers can be because she chose to serve her students, not her school board. Richard LaGravenese
We have never had a more qualified and capable champion of personal and economic freedom than the 2012 Libertarian Party candidate for President of the United States - Governor Gary Johnson. Scott Boman
Why should any man have power over any other man's faith, seeing Christ Himself is the author of it? George Fox
I'm a conservative. I believe in the idea of freedom and liberty, but more importantly, look at my voting background. I voted against bailing out Wall Street. I voted against, never voted for, a tax increase. Kevin McCarthy
Most Americans take their freedom very seriously, but they don't realize that not everyone is free. The repressed are not free to do what they want. That's what 'Star-Crossed' was all about for me. Johnathon Schaech
Clearly the success of the Netflix model, releasing the entire season of 'House of Cards' at once, proved one thing: The audience wants the control. They want the freedom. If they want to binge as they've been doing on 'House of Cards' and lots of other shows, we should let them binge. Kevin Spacey
Even in technology, you have the freedom to solve a problem your way, you see. But it naturally sits in a certain framework whereas, in the physics, everybody had to come up with his own idea what he was going to do. Heinrich Rohrer
There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail. Erich Fromm
Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself. Elbert Hubbard
Our democratic societies are in danger. In allowing ourselves to be infiltrated by fear, to be blinded by the passion of identity, we are entertaining the most serious illusions about our freedom. Tariq Ramadan
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires. Nelson Mandela
The raids on Freedom House, the National Democratic Institute and International Republican Institute, the Adenauer Foundation, and other groups helping Egyptians move toward respect for democratic politics and human rights were of a piece with the practices of Hosni Mubarak - only bolder and more repressive. Elliott Abrams
If I am outspoken of the dangers of intemperance to members of our armed forces, it is because we are all especially concerned for the welfare of those who are risking their lives in the cause of freedom. William Lyon Mackenzie King
Let us prize our freedom; but not use our liberty for a cloak of maliciousness. Jonathan Mayhew
Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d'etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again. Ahmed Ben Bella
I went to jail 44 times. I've been beaten and left for dead on the side of the road fighting for freedom... Yet Rosa Parks is better known in history than Ralph David Abernathy. Why is that? Ralph Abernathy
Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. P. J. O'Rourke
True freedom is where an individual's thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor - no matter the personal price. Bryant H. McGill
Freedom believes in education - the salvation of slavery is ignorance. Robert G. Ingersoll
For a man of my generation, our century has been a long intellectual and political struggle in favor of freedom. Octavio Paz
Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they? George Carlin
I most sincerely wish that the world in which we live be free from the threat of a nuclear holocaust and from the ruinous arms race. It is my cherished desire that peace be not separated from freedom which is the right of every nation. This I desire and for this I pray. Lech Walesa
We can be proud of our record as an international beacon of liberty. From fostering democracies in Eastern Europe to the stabilization of Iraq and Afghanistan, we have been true to that calling and helped spread freedom to oppressed peoples everywhere. Kay Bailey Hutchison
There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one's own, then that freedom is less than worthless - it's oppression. Amir Butler
While it's really hard to do, at the same time, I'm escaping my body, which I really want to do. I'm living someone else's life. I get very intensely into the story, into the interviews and the research. I'm experiencing things along with my subjects. I have a freedom I don't have in my physical life. Laura Hillenbrand
I am optimistic that peace can be achieved in the region because I believe that every society on earth can be free and that if freedom comes to the Middle East, there can be peace. Natan Sharansky
For more than 20 years, on every one of the great issues of freedom and security, John Kerry has been more wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure. Zell Miller
Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed in our search for greater security, for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom and democracy hope to achieve. Tammy Baldwin
The more laws that governments pass, the less individual freedom there is. Any student of history will tell you that. Totalitarian countries ban pretty much everything. Bill O'Reilly
Most men today cannot conceive of a freedom that does not involve somebody's slavery. W. E. B. Du Bois
I think we recognize as Americans there are certain things that are just primary to the freedoms and liberties that we enjoy here and religious freedom is one of the most important things we as Americans cherish. Ann Romney
Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed. Edmund Burke
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future. Albert Camus
Balancing the common good with the freedom and liberty to exercise that individuality has been and remains a challenge for those committed to democracy while understanding that the polis ensures our participation and therefore our citizenship. David Blunkett
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined. Patrick Henry
But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that's written, he becomes mechanical; he has no freedom. Buddy Rich
If people who cherish freedom, who know the importance of mutual respect and are aware of the imperative necessity to establish a constructive and critical debate, if these people are not ready to speak out, to be more committed and visible, then we can expect sad, painful tomorrows. The choice is ours. Tariq Ramadan
You make a movie for 9k for the freedom it allows you. Edward Burns
America's commitment to religious freedom and tolerance should not be conditional. Mark McKinnon
The real cure for what ails our health care system today is less government and more freedom. Steve Forbes
I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions, man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice. Corliss Lamont
There is a bright spot or two for the Spaniards. French toast has become freedom toast on the Air Force One breakfast menu, but the Spanish omelet is still a Spanish omelet. Suzanne Fields
There is an increasing push to compartmentalize faith separately from our life in the public square - and it's not possible - at least, it's not possible if we continue the American tradition of true individual freedom, which also implies individual responsibility. Without an objective moral standard, that's not possible. Mike Huckabee
Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago. Joe Baca
We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what's happening. We have to talk to them, maybe in certain areas, closing that Internet up in some way. Somebody will say, 'Oh, freedom of speech, freedom of speech.' These are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people. Donald Trump
I studied what principles under-laid peace and prosperity and concluded the only way to achieve societal well-being was through a system of economic freedom. Charles Koch
Every day I wake up and I really try to pinch myself to take advantage of today and to use that freedom of gesture to do what I really like to do. Jeff Koons
America's Veterans have served their country with the belief that democracy and freedom are ideals to be upheld around the world. John Doolittle
Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism. Michel Foucault
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
The Polish freedom movement of 1968 lost its confrontation with police violence; the Prague Spring was crushed by the armies of five Warsaw Pact members. But in both countries, 1968 gave birth to a new political consciousness. Adam Michnik
Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts. Baruch Spinoza
Everything I want to do, and to accomplish, is on the other side of the universe. That's peace of mind, energy, freedom. And I'm making myself ready to go, joyfully and willingly. I think I'm ready to be everybody's friend, and to do anything for anybody. It's heavy. Richie Havens
In a way, as an actor, you do all the preparation and then you want to forget it and just play the scene. As a director, you can't forget it because somebody will remind you that you forgot something. But you can know your plan well enough that you still have a certain amount of freedom. Thomas Gibson
I want to be intentional about my freedom - in choosing it, honoring it, and protecting it. One of the best feelings I know is feeling truly free. Kristin Armstrong
We live in a land like no other - a land of freedom and opportunity unparalleled on the face of the globe. Bob Taft
If you just kind of live a regular life and make good 'Hollywood' money, you have a certain freedom. Dana Carvey
The main thing I believe in is freedom. Charles Evers
The blood and sweat shed by United States and United Nations troops proved to be the prime mover behind the realisation of freedom throughout the post-war period. Kim Young-sam
I've spoken often of how the fantasy genre is able to, with the greatest freedom among all the genres, take a metaphor and make it real. But of course that's only the starting point. Steven Erikson
They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that. Audie Murphy
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it. Tacitus
Human freedom is not an illusion; it is an objective phenomenon, distinct from all other biological conditions and found in only one species - us. Daniel Dennett
A lovely nook of forest scenery, or a grand rock, like a beautiful woman, depends for much of its attractiveness upon the attendance sense of freedom from whatever is low; upon a sense of purity and of romance. P. T. Barnum
The writers who reject tendentiousness and purpose in their work are the very ones who display it in every word they write. I could draw countless examples from the history of literature to show that the more a writer clamours for spiritual freedom, the more tendentious his work is liable to be. Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Maybe a part of me recognized how right the improvising spirit of jazz is. Not the sounds, but the freedom to work with musicians who work that way. It felt very natural to me, but I think there's a way to do it without it being a jazz record. Jane Siberry
If there was one word on a motivation or world view, that one word would be 'liberty.' That's what inspires me and motivates me more than anything - just the concept of freedom, liberty, what it means. Michele Bachmann
History is replete with ideologies of freedom, justice, liberation of the downtrodden and the exploited, that have been turned against the very people they had mobilised, or that have reproduced the same logic of exclusion and terror toward those whom they claimed to set free. Tariq Ramadan
In climbing, sponsors typically support an athlete but provide very little direction, giving the climber free rein to follow his or her passion toward whatever is inspiring. It's a wonderful freedom, in many ways similar to that of an artist who simply lives his life and creates whatever moves him. Alex Honnold
I guess my personality is that of a modern, strong Chinese woman. I don't believe in destiny. There are many things that can be changed. I don't like to be defeated by difficulties. I love freedom, so when I am shaping a character, I usually do it the way I want. I always find some part of my own character in a role. Gong Li
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant. Maximilien Robespierre
Buddhist practices offer a way of saying, 'Hey, come back over here, reconnect.' The only way that you'll actually wake up and have some freedom is if you have the capacity and courage to stay with the vulnerability and the discomfort. Tara Brach
I made, over the years in Cambridge, several very good American friends, and America appeared to me, a land of promise in every sense of that word, a land of freedom from the inhibitions and restrictions that I felt in England. Peter Shaffer
I think of America not so much as a single country but as a constellation of groups out there competing for air time, energetically expressing themselves and luxuriating in their right to govern themselves. Freedom is that great vaunted word that's always applied to our country - and rightly so. Hampton Sides
The Declaration of Independence was always our vision of who we wanted to be, our ideal of freedom and justice, how we were going to be different, and what the American experiment was going to be about. Marian Wright Edelman
The American Dream is about freedom. Rick Mears
The Coptic Church respects the law but it does not accept rulings that go against the Bible and our freedom of religion. Pope Shenouda III
I love doing comedy, and that's the thing I will always go back to, really, but I'd love to have the freedom to do sort of 'meaty' roles but also have the freedom to do the sort of films I want to make, like what Woody Allen does. You forget he's funny because you're so gripped by the story, but they still make you laugh. Alice Lowe
President Obama understands that, as a nation founded by those who fled religious persecution, freedom of religion is central to who we are as Americans. Our rights are not given to us by government, they are endowed by our Creator. Denis McDonough
Technological transformations give you the chance to set up new and ambitious ventures. That's what I did with FastWeb and that is what we are doing with Babelgum. This is much more than TV because we are making the content available all across the world and you have an open platform with freedom of choice. Silvio Scaglia
Ted Cruz is a patriot. He believes in what he does. He's done marvels in mobilizing conservatives, mobilizing Americans concerned about the direction of the ever-expanding entitlement state under Obama, and particularly the threat it is to freedom. I disagree with his tactics, but I agree entirely with his objectives. Charles Krauthammer
The precondition to freedom is security. Rand Beers
I think that there's a lot more freedom in the low budget, the independent films where, unfortunately, you don't have the money, necessarily, to get the orchestras in there to play a lot of stuff. But, you have a lot more freedom, very often. Danny Elfman
Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it. Mikhail Bakunin
Freedom does not come without a price. We may sometimes take for granted the many liberties we enjoy in America, but they have all been earned through the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many of the members of our armed forces. Charlie Dent
Certain media-related developments in the country are raising questions regarding its objectivity and credibility. Paid news and the declining roles of the editors and their editorial freedom is posing a major threat to the Indian media. Mohammad Hamid Ansari
Dr. King's famous 'I Have a Dream' speech was delivered at 'The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,' a call to justice beyond the traditional civil rights movement's focus. Charles B. Rangel
The Middle East is ailing. The malady stems from pervasive violence, shortages of food, water and educational opportunities, discrimination against women and - the most virulent cause of all - the absence of freedom. Shimon Peres
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. Albert Camus
Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. Pope John Paul II
If you care about injustice, and if you care about freedom, and you care about human rights, then you care about them everywhere. Lara Logan
I'm the age now that Rock was when he picked me up, so I can understand how he felt - how his fame limited his freedom. You get kinder as you go along. Armistead Maupin
Someday I hope Americans will not believe that anyone had to spend his or her days fighting for limited government because everyone they know wants maximum freedom and minimum statism. Grover Norquist
I don't want to transform America. I want to restore to America the economic values of freedom and opportunity and limited government that has made us the powerhouse of the world. Mitt Romney
A lot of people out there pay good lip service to the idea of personal freedom... right up to the point that someone tries to do something that they don't personally approve of. Neal Boortz
And why do we, who say we oppose tyranny and demand freedom of speech, allow people to go to prison and be vilified, and magazines to be closed down on the spot, for suggesting another version of history. David Icke
I'm standing for real freedom. Todd Akin
Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. Hannah Arendt
The terrorist attacks upon our country changed the way that we live forever and provided us with a cruel reminder that freedom and liberty have a price. Jo Ann Davis
There is so much freedom I enjoy in theatre. In films, the roles are limited. Lillete Dubey
No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses. Vladimir Lenin
Independence is fun, especially when there's a beloved waiting in the wings, and freedom makes you a more interesting person. Having separate lives brings fresh air into a relationship. Deborah Moggach
The novelist has permission to do whatever she chooses to supercharge whatever's interesting in her story. This is also known as freedom. Darin Strauss
The American people need to know that there are folks here fighting as hard as they can for individual liberty, economic freedom, appropriate national security and the fundamental moral values that have made our nation the greatest nation in the history of mankind. Tom Price
America is a fundamentally good country. We have good people with good values who want to do the right thing. But the structures of power that exist are working to their own ends to extend their capability at the expense of the freedom of all publics. Edward Snowden
Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society. Felix Frankfurter
Everybody is bound by some social rules. But I think that artists need some kind of freedom to explore their minds and that some of them tend to take that freedom to live a little more openly or a little more dangerously, sometimes a lot more self-destructively, than other people. Anne Roiphe
As a result of America's efforts to realize the ideals of equality and freedom, blacks in America are now the freest and richest black people anywhere on the face of the earth including all of the nations that are ruled by blacks. David Horowitz
How to strike the right balance between our privacy and our expectation that the state will protect us and facilitate our freedom is one of the most difficult challenges facing us all. David Blunkett
America's freedom of religion, and freedom from religion, offers every wisdom tradition an opportunity to address our soul-deep needs: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, secular humanism, agnosticism and atheism among others. Parker Palmer
I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots. Johnny Depp
Success brings with it pressure to conform. I always thought that success would lead to freedom, but the opposite is true: more people get involved, and committees make decisions, and it becomes a fight to stay free. Nick Park
I am very lucky that I have talented and creative people around me. Also, mediation has been a very big part of my freedom, because it allows me to watch all the things going on and allows me to focus. Russell Simmons
I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. Diogenes
Bondage is of the mind; freedom too is of the mind. If you say 'I am a free soul. I am a son of God who can bind me' free you shall be. Ramakrishna
Freedom is a unique concept that everyone interprets differently. Dmitry Medvedev
The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq. Bill Richardson
Liberty, as it is conceived by current opinion, has nothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior. Mary McCarthy