True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
Freedom cannot be bestowed - it must be achieved.
True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others.
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Suffering cracks open the shell of ego, and then comes a point when it has served its purpose. Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.
Is suffering really necessary?
Yes and no.
If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you, no humility, no compassion.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion, and not every 'like' is a high morality and true freedom.
What most clearly characterizes true freedom and its true employment is its misemployment.
True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one's true character, to be altogether one's self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion.
Only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom.
I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions, man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice.
It takes getting everything you ever wanted and then losing it, to know what true freedom is.
Let us not accept violence as the way of peace. Let us instead begin by respecting true freedom: the resulting peace will be able to satisfy the world's expectations, for it will be a peace built on justice, a peace founded on the incomparable dignity of the free human being.
True freedom is to share All the chains our brothers wear, And, with heart and hand, to be Earnest to make others free!
Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.
I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
The more freedom we enjoy, the greater the responsibility we bear, toward others as well as ourselves.
The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.
Freedom and not servitude is the cure of anarchy; as religion, and not atheism, is the true remedy of superstition.
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