Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
We are all born free and spend a lifetime becoming slaves to our own false truths.
It requires an effort of logical acrobatics to believe that carnage of innocents is an instrument for freedom and elections are a symbol of deception and repression!
I am often accused of colluding with the British during the freedom struggle. I want to ask, how?
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
Liberties aren’t given, they are taken.
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will’s freedom after it.
The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy; their second worst enemy is total efficiency.
But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Through discipline comes freedom.
If freedom is short of weapons, we must compensate with willpower.
Aesthetic freedom is like free speech; it is, indeed, a form of free speech.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
I loved climbing because of the freedom, and having time and space. I remember coming off Everest for the last time, thinking of Dad and wishing that he could have seen what I saw. He would have loved it.
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
I have never been able to renounce the light, the pleasure of being, and the freedom in which I grew up.
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Do we really understand the true cost of freedom?
To be born free is an accident. To live free is a privilege. To die free is a responsibility.
The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.
The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.
Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.
While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.
Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.
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.
The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.
In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.
Security without liberty is called prison.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.