This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.
No one who lives in error is free.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.
There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.
When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
We clearly realize that freedom's inner kingdom cannot be touched by exterior attacks.
Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.
The free way of life proposes ends, but it does not prescribe means.
Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation.
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
No amount of political freedom will satisfy the hungry masses.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.
Once you permit those who are convinced of their own superior rightness to censor and silence and suppress those who hold contrary opinions, just at that moment the citadel has been surrendered.
Today's Constitution is a realistic document of freedom only because of several corrective amendments. Those amendments speak to a sense of decency and fairness that I and other Blacks cherish.
He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.
You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be.
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