Looking for the best freedom quotes? We’ve compiled a list of top 90 inspirational quotes and sayings about freedom, being free.

90 Famous Freedom Quotes


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“The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.” – Thucydides


89

“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” – Nelson Mandela


88

“Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.” – General John Stark


87

“True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment.” – Dada Vaswani


86

“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost


85

“The best road to progress is freedom’s road.” – John F. Kennedy


84

“Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” – Pope John Paul II


83

“What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero


82

“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.”


81

“Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance.” – Lisa Murkowski


80

“Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.” – Bob Marley

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79

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” – Albert Camus


78

“I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau


77

“I’m a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought.” – Jimmy Wales


76

“I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.” – Stockwell Day


75

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver


74

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.” – Rosa Parks


73

“I find only freedom in the realms of eccentricity.” – David Bowie


72

“Freedom – to walk free and own no superior.” – Walt Whitman


71

“I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free.” – Rosa Parks


70

“I would rather die in freedom on my way back home than starve to death here.” – Morning Star

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69

“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.” – Woodrow Wilson


68

“We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.” – Edward R. Murrow


67

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.” – Jim Morrison


66

“If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.” – Malcolm X


65

“When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete.” – Vaclav Havel


64

“I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.” – Madonna Ciccone


63

“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.” – John F. Kennedy


62

“Freedom has never been free.” – Medgar Evers


61

“We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.” – Rabindranath Tagore


60

“I believe that freedom of speech and freedom of religion go hand-in-hand in America.” – Kirk Cameron

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59

“Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell


58

“Art is the daughter of freedom.” – Friedrich Schiller


57

“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” – Maximilien Robespierre


56

“To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It’s freedom.” – Patti Smith


55

“The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.” – Wole Soyinka


54

“Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.” – Rosa Luxemburg


53

“A place of freedom is the best place to have the most creativity.” – Matt McGorry


52

“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.” – Jonathan Sacks


51

“Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin


50

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” – Patrick Henry

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49

“There is no such thing as part freedom.” – Nelson Mandela


48

“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.” – Hunter S. Thompson


47

“To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.” – Virginia Woolf


46

“Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.” – Vernon Howard


45

“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” – Marilyn Ferguson


44

“Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.” – Daniel J. Boorstin


43

“Freedom is a struggle, and we do it together. Not only together as black citizens, but black and white together.” – Andrew Young


42

“I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.” – Simone de Beauvoir


41

“I’ve sold my soul for freedom. It’s lonely but it’s sweet.” – Melissa Etheridge


40

“Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.” – Voltaire

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39

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison


38

“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen


37

“Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.” – Rabindranath Tagore


36

“I want to give myself the freedom not to have to be projecting my whole life ahead.” – Robert Downey, Jr.


35

“Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.” – Nelson Mandela


34

“Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.” – Frank Herbert


33

“Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.” – Herbert Hoover


32

“I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that?” – Soledad O’Brien


31

“This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


30

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

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29

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


28

“My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” – Adlai Stevenson


27

“True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.” – Brigham Young


26

“Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.” – Stephen Covey


25

“Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.” – Drew Houston


24

“Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.” – Hubert H. Humphrey


23

“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” – Jim Morrison


22

“All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” – Winston Churchill


21

“There must be freedom for all to live, to think, to worship, no book, no avenue must be closed.” – James Larkin


20

“Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.” – Patrick Henry

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19

“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.” – Nelson Mandela


18

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan


17

“Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.” – Friedrich Schiller


16

“Freedom is never given; it is won.” – A. Philip Randolph


15

“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.” – Ronald Reagan


14

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell


13

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” – Noam Chomsky


12

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” – Soren Kierkegaard


11

“Financial freedom is available to those who learn about it and work for it.” – Robert Kiyosaki


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“A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.” – Suze Orman

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“When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.” – Pope John Paul II


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“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.” – Sigmund Freud


7

“You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.” – Malcolm X


6

“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.” – Malcolm X


5

“Freedom of speech means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent.” – Alan Dershowitz


4

“Too much freedom can lead to the soul’s decay.” – Prince


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“There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.” – Walter Cronkite


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“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.” – John Milton


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“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.” – Justice Louis Brandeis