For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
Freedom cannot be bestowed - it must be achieved.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.
After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
There are two freedoms - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed - else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.