Freedom Quotes (714)

Quotes and citations about freedom


Conquerors never, never conquer a nation to bring freedom. They brought control.

By : Ernst Zundel

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One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression.

By : Howard Zinn

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I believe in full freedom for Christians of all denominations.

By : Vladimir Zhirinovsky

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I grew up with too much freedom. You can't define yourself.

By : Moon Unit Zappa

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To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.

By : Neil Young

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True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.

By : Brigham Young

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We will not fail your expectations of us as a new nation dedicated to peace, democracy, and freedom.

By : Shigeru Yoshida

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One of the interesting things here is that the people who should be shaping the future are politicians. But the political framework itself is so dead and closed that people look to other sources, like artists, because art and music allow people a certain freedom.

By : Thom Yorke

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I refer to calls for humanitarian intervention in the affairs of another state - a new idea, this - even when they are made under the pretext of defending human rights and freedoms.

By : Boris Yeltsin

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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.

By : Boris Yeltsin

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If you are any competent musician, if you have creative ideas, ideas of songs, of arrangements, in a band like the Stones, where these 2 people do all the things, there is no freedom.

By : Bill Wyman

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If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve.

By : Philip Wylie

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Being big and famous doesn't get you more freedom, it gets you less.

By : Robert Wyatt

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Well, I think the camera freedom is something that we've resisted for a long time and feels like probably the biggest stretch. But it has some huge benefits.

By : Will Wright

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A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.

By : Frank Lloyd Wright

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Freedom is from within.

By : Frank Lloyd Wright

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Another hero was Tom Swift, in the books. What he stood for, the freedom, the scientific knowledge and being and engineer gave him the ability to invent solutions to problems. He's always been a hero to me. I buy old Tom Swift books now and read them to my own children.

By : Steve Wozniak

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How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.

By : William Wordsworth

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To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.

By : Virginia Woolf

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Denounce me for advocating freedom if you can, and I will bear your curse with a better resignation.

By : Victoria Woodhull

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What I'm going to be given I gather is not the key to the city, which in many cities is the case. It's the freedom medal, and for me freedom has always been associated traditionally within the city.

By : George Woodcock

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I believe in that connection between freedom and the city.

By : George Woodcock

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Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain.

By : Mary Wollstonecraft

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The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion.

By : Tom Wolfe

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It could be my British need for discipline that makes me admire the American appetite for freedom and passion.

By : Steve Winwood

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Anything outside marriage seems like freedom and excitement.

By : Jeanette Winterson

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Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.

By : Oprah Winfrey

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One thing's for sure, in the war between freedom and fear, our side is going to have better t-shirts.

By : Dave Winer

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The First Amendment does not guarantee the press a constitutional right of special access to information not available to the general public, nor does it cloak the inmate with special rights of freedom of speech.

By : Pete Wilson

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I believe that the high rates of property crime (and some of the increase in violent crime) are part of the price you pay for freedom.

By : James Q. Wilson

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But it required a disastrous, internecine war to bring this question of human freedom to a crisis, and the process of striking the shackles from the slave was accomplished in a single hour.

By : Wendell Willkie

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Freedom is an indivisible word. If we want to enjoy it, and fight for it, we must be prepared to extend it to everyone, whether they are rich or poor, whether they agree with us or not, no matter what their race or the color of their skin.

By : Wendell Willkie

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When we talk of freedom and opportunity for all nations, the mocking paradoxes in our own society become so clear they can no longer be ignored.

By : Wendell Willkie

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If we want to talk about freedom, we must mean freedom for others as well as ourselves, and we must mean freedom for everyone inside our frontiers as well as outside.

By : Wendell Willkie

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It's hard to generalize, because they're all different. When I started, I decided to take as much advantage as I could of the freedom offered by the SF field.

By : Walter Jon Williams

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There's also a sense of freedom. I was so obsessed by this problem that I was thinking about if all the time - when I woke up in the morning, when I went to sleep at night, and that went on for eight years.

By : Andrew Wiles

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The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose.

By : Thornton Wilder

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Talk about national interests: When we went in with Operation Iraqi Freedom, some of our allies, Turkey, for example, would not let us through. How much trouble did that cause us, because we were not able to go into Iraq through Turkey?

By : Roger Wicker

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Freedom - to walk free and own no superior.

By : Walt Whitman

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Sept. 11 represented a terrorist attack aimed at destroying everything that America stands for - our freedoms and our way of life.

By : John Whitehead

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