Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Freedom.

The repository contains 65 quotes in the category “Freedom.”
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Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.

Pope John Paul II
1920 — 2005

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

President George Washington
1732 — 1799

If you cannot be free, be as free as you can.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803 — 1882

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.

President Thomas Jefferson
1743 — 1826

When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.

President Thomas Jefferson
1743 — 1826

Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him?

President Thomas Jefferson
1743 — 1826

The natural progress of things is for government to gain ground and for liberty to yield.

President Thomas Jefferson
1743 — 1826

A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.

President Thomas Jefferson
1743 — 1826

Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.

President Thomas Jefferson
1743 — 1826

The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

President Thomas Jefferson
1743 — 1826

If a nation expects to be both ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.

President Thomas Jefferson
1743 — 1826

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all.

President Thomas Jefferson
1743 — 1826

There are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by the gradual and silent encroachment of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpation.

President James Madison
1751 — 1836

Liberty is its own reward.

President Woodrow Wilson
1856 — 1924

In the truest sense freedom cannot be bestowed, it must be achieved.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
1882 — 1945

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

President John F. Kennedy
1917 — 1963

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.

Albert Einstein
1879 — 1955

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin
1706 — 1790

Letter to Josiah Quincy
Sept. 11, 1773

Everything one has a right to do is not best to be done.

Benjamin Franklin
1706 — 1790

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.

George Bernard Shaw
1856 — 1950

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