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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.

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of that old Negro spiritual, Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
Who then is free? The one who wisely is lord of themselves, who neither poverty, death or captivity terrify, who is strong to resist his appetites and shun honors, and is complete in themselves smooth and round like a globe.
The greatest Glory of a free-born People, Is to transmit that Freedom to their Children.
You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing?
For what avail the plough or sail, Or land or life, if freedom fail?
Liberty is a different kind of pain from prison.
The traveler has reached the end of the journey! In the freedom of the infinite he is free from all sorrows, the fetters that bound him are thrown away, and the burning fever of life is no more.
You can only be free if I am free.
Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.
The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.
Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like.
There are always risks in freedom. The only risk in bondage is breaking free.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
Liberty, then, about which so many volumes have been written is, when accurately defined, only the power of acting.
It is my right to be uncommon. For I do not choose to be a common man, If I can, I seek opportunity. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the government look after me. I choose to take the calculated risk, to dream, to build, to fail or succeed. I choose not to barter incentive for a dole, I prefer the challenges of life to a guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the state calm of Utopia. I will not trade my freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout.
The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom, and give less interference to another's state of consciousness.
Where there is much freedom there is much error.
Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.
I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
None can love freedom heartily, but good men... the rest love not freedom, but license.
It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree.
If you're not ready to die for it, put the word freedom out of your vocabulary.
I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.
Mankind has a free will; but it is free to milk cows and to build houses, nothing more.
There are two freedoms -- the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought.
Set me free from evil passions, and heal my heart of all inordinate affections; that being inwardly cured and thoroughly cleansed, I may be made fit to love, courageous to suffer, steady to persevere.

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