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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.

Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.
Freedom is a condition of mind, and the best way to secure it is to breed it.
When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
Only law can give us freedom.
Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
People who exercise their embryonic freedom day after day, little by little, expand that freedom. People who do not will find that it withers until they are literally being lived. They are acting out scripts written by parents, associates and society.
None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
Within yourself deliverance must be searched for, because each man makes his own prison.
Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.
We gain freedom when we have paid the full price...
He who is brave is free.
Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains.
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice.
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
Do not destroy that immortal emblem of humanity, the Declaration of Independence.
When I was a boy I used to do what my father wanted. Now I have to do what my boy wants. My problem is: When am I going to do what I want?
The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.
Freedom consists not in refusing to recognize anything above us, but in respecting something which is above us; for by respecting it, we raise ourselves to it, and, by our very acknowledgment, prove that we bear within ourselves what is higher, and are worthy to be on a level with it
To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible.
History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
Governing sense, mind and intellect, intent on liberation, free from desire, fear and anger, the sage is forever free.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it.
For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.
Freedom also includes the right to mismanage your own affairs.
Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.
A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.
I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.
There is no liberation without labor... and there is no freedom which is free.
The saving man becomes the free man.
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it.
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom: and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too.
The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba -- yes Cuba too.