In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Freedom cannot be bestowed - it must be achieved.
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
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.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
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.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge... At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.
For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.
On Monday mornings I am dedicated to the proposition that all men are created jerks.
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
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.
For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.