He was the freeman whom the truth made free;
Who first of all, the bands of Satan broke;
Who broke the bands of sin, and for his soul,
In spite of fools consulted seriously.
liberty is the one thing no man can have unless he grants it to others.
Once a man has tasted freedom, he will never be content to be a slave.
The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.
Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.
The state can't give you freedom, and the state can't take it away. You're born with it, like your eyes, like your ears. Freedom is something you assume, then you wait for someone to try to take it away. The degree to which you resist is the degree to which you are free...
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down.
Those who suppress freedom always do so in the name of law and order.
The freedom from something is not true freedom. The freedom to do anything you want to do is also not the freedom I am talking about. My vision of freedom is to be yourself.
The history of any nation is not only a succession of events, but also a chain of ideas.
Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.
Resolve and thou art free.
Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.
In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects.
What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.
The man who produces while others dispose of his product is a slave.
If men use their liberty in such a way as to surrender their liberty, are they thereafter any the less slaves? If people by a plebiscite elect a man despot over them, do they remain free because the despotism was of their own making?
No free people can lose their liberties while they are jealous of liberty. But the liberties of the freest people are in danger when they set up symbols of liberty as fetishes, worshipping the symbol instead of the principle it represents.
As muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone, it could be argued that those who sit quietly and do nothing are making one of the best possible contributions to a world in turmoil.
A man must keep a little back shop where he can be himself without reserve. In solitude alone can he know true freedom.
Democracy is four wolves and a sheep voting on dinner.
If everyone is thinking alike, then no one is thinking.
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends