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The grass is always greener where the fence isn't.

This is America. You can do anything here.
We are all of us the worse for too much liberty.
Freedom is knowing who you really are.
Bondage is... subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes.
Every emancipation has in it the seeds of a new slavery, and every truth easily becomes a lie.
A hungry man is not a free man.
We have confused the free with the free and easy.
Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.
By the will art thou lost, by the will art thou found, by the will art thou free, captive, and bound.
They want to be free and they do not know how to be just.
The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they allow. Bigness means weakness.
Freedom is not being a slave to any circumstance, to any constraint, to any chance; it means compelling Fortune to enter the lists on equal terms.
There's only one free person in this society, and he is white and male.
It is quite possible for someone to choose incorrectly or to judge badly; but freedom must allow such mistakes.
Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom.
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.
Freedom is only granted us that obedience may be more perfect.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
The English think they are free. They are free only during the election of members of parliament.
We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom from want. The fourth is freedom from fear.
It is for each of us freely to choose whom we shall serve, and find in that obedience our freedom.
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy -- but that could change.
The sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty.
Is any man free except the one who can pass his life as he pleases?
If people have to choose between freedom and sandwiches, they will take sandwiches.
Yet we can maintain a free society only if we recognize that in a free society no one can win all the time. No one can have his own way all the time, and no one is right all the time.
How is freedom measured, in individuals as in nations? By the resistance which has to be overcome, by the effort it costs to stay aloft. One would have to seek the highest type of free man where the greatest resistance is constantly being overcome: five steps from tyranny, near the threshold of the danger of servitude.
There's something contagious about demanding freedom.
The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.
We must be willing to pay a price for freedom.
It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle.
Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.
There are two good things in life -- freedom of thought and freedom of action.
Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.
I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't let me fight a battle for my people, I say to hell with that religion.
You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.

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