There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
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.
You feel like a prisoner if you don't create. You're jailed up inside of yourself.
Freedom is knowing who you really are.
No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.
Being an Indian means living with the land. And the only way we'll be able to do that is to gain our freedom.
We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.
Elections belong to the people. It's their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
the average man does not want to be free. he simply wants to be safe.
The hardest lesson of my life has come to me late. It is that a nation can win freedom without its people becoming free.
A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.” Benjamin Franklin
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom.
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
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.
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail.
If we don't believe in free expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Life in freedom is not easy, and democracy is not perfect.
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