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Freedom and Liberty

Freedom is actually a bigger game than power.  Power is about what you can control.  Freedom is about what you can unleash.
(Harriet Rubin, American writer and consultant)
When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
(Charles Evans Hughes, American author and politician, 1862-1948)
Freedom is not a thing you can receive as a gift.  A man who thinks with his own mind and remains uncorrupted is a free man.  
A man who struggles for what he believes to be right is a free man.
(Ignazio Silone, Italian writer, 1900-1978)
When you have robbed a man of everything, he is no longer in your power.  He is free again.
(Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Russian author, 1970 Nobel Prize for Literature, born 1918)
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.
(Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the USA, 1809-1865)
The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude.
(Victor Frankl, Austrian psychiatrist, 1905-1997)
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
(Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese mystic, painter and poet, 1883-1931)
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
(Voltaire, French writer and philosopher, 1694-1778)
As the fly bangs against the window attempting freedom while the door stands open,
so we bang against death ignoring heaven.
(Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, Swiss born psychiatrist and author, born 1926)
We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our society.
(Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd president of the USA, 1882-1945)
To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.
(Virginoa Woolf, English author, 1882-1941)
All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, mercy, justice, hope.
(Winston Churchill, British prime minister, 1874-1965)
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
(John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the USA, 1917-1963)
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves;
they therefore remain bound.
(James Allen, English writer, 1864-1912)
Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.
(William Allen White, American editor, 1868-1944)
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
(Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, 1813-1855)
The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom,
and give less interference to another's state of consciousness.
(Paul Twitchell, American spiritual writer)
No man has received from nature the right to give orders to others.
Freedom is a gift from heaven, and every individual has the right to enjoy it.
(Denis Diderot, French philosopher, 1713-1784)
Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
(Edward Everett, American senator, 1794-1865)
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down;
so it means you cannot soar so high as you otherwise might.
(Marian Anderson, American opera singer, 1897-1993)
The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice !
(Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the USA, 1890-1969)
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone.
And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant.
(Bishop Desmond Tutu, 1984 Nobel Peace Prize, born 1931)
Never be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation.
Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.
Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.
(Elie Wiesel, 1986 Nobel Peace Prize, born 1928)
True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.
(Brigham Young, American politician, 1801-1877)