Freedom: (independence...liberty...autonomy... )

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it! Almight God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! --- zzz

Conformity is one of the most fundamental dishonesties of all. When we reject our specialness, water down our God-given individuality and uniqueness, we begin to lose our freedom. The conformist is in on way a free man. He has to follow the herd. --- Norman Vincent Peale 1898

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. --- George Orwell 1903

He who does not enjoy solitude will not love freedom. --- Arthur Schopenhauer 1788

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. --- Voltaire 1694

I do not believe we are all created equal. Physical and emotional differences, parental guidance, varying environments, being in the right place at the right time all play a role in enhancing or limiting development. But I do believe every man and woman, if given the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their potential, regardless of background, has the freedom to choose in our world. Will an individual be a taker or a giver in life? Will he be satisfied merely to exist, or will he seek a meaningful purpose? Will he dare to dream the impossible dream? --- zzz

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. --- Henry Ford 1863

If you want to be free, there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. There is no other. --- Carl Schurz

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it! Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! (American Revolutionary War) --- Patrick Henry

Liberty means reponsibility. That is why most dread it. --- George Bernard Shaw 1856

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. --- Voltaire 1694

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. --- Thomas Jefferson 1743

The love of liberty is the love of others. The love of power is the love or ourselves. --- William Hazlett 1778

The moment the slaves resolves that he will no longer be a slave, his fetters fall. He frees himself and shows the way to others. Freedom and slavery are mental states. --- Mahatma Gandhi 1869

The more you have, the more you are occupied, the less you give. But the less you have, the moer free you are. Poverty for us is a freedom. --- Mother Teresa Of Calcutta 1910

The most beautiful thing in the world is freedom of speech. --- Diogenes 412BC

The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone. --- Henrick Ibsen 1828

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piese of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. --- Viktor Frankl

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