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Freedom Quotes

31 of the best book quotes about freedom
  1. #1
    “Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell.”
  2. #2
    “I formd them free, and free they must remain.”
  3. #3
    “Freedom now appeared, to disappear no more forever. It was heard in every sound and seen in every thing. It was very present to torment me with a sense of my wretched condition. I saw nothing without seeing it, I heard nothing without hearing it, and felt nothing without feeling it. It looked from every star, it smiled in every calm, breathed in every wind, and moved in every storm.”
  4. #4
    “I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.”
  5. #5
    “When you’ve understood this scripture, throw it away. If you can’t understand this scripture, throw it away. I insist on your freedom.”
  6. #6
    “Dobby is free.”
  7. #7
    “Be empty of worrying.
    Think of who created thought!
    Why do you stay in prison
    When the door is so wide open?”
  8. #8
    To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something.
  1. #9
    “War is peace.
    Freedom is slavery.
    Ignorance is strength.”
    author
    George Orwell
    book
    1984
    concepts
    FreedomWar
  2. #10
    “Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
  3. #11
    “To die hating them, that was freedom.”
    author
    George Orwell
    book
    1984
    concept
    Freedom
  4. #12
    “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four.”
    author
    George Orwell
    book
    1984
    concept
    Freedom
  5. #13
    The caged bird sings with a fearful trill,
    of things unknown, but longed for still,
    and his tune is heard on the distant hill,
    for the caged bird sings of freedom.
  6. #14
    “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
  7. #16
    “The silver trump of freedom roused in my soul eternal wakefulness.”
  1. #17
    “I know zoos are no longer in people’s good graces. Religion faces the same problem. Certain illusions about freedom plague them both.”
  2. #18
    “It has never occurred to you,” he said, “that you might have as much right to be here as anyone.”
  3. #19
    To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision
  4. #20
    “He said positive liberty is self-mastery—the rule of the self, by the self. To have positive liberty, he explained, is to take control of one’s own mind; to be liberated from irrational fears and beliefs, from addictions, superstitions and all other forms of self-coercion.”
  5. #21
    “We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom.
    “We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
  6. #22
    “I have observed this in my experience of slavery, - that whenever my condition was improved, instead of its increasing my contentment, it only increased my desire to be free, and set me to thinking of plans to gain my freedom. I have found that, to make a contented slave, it is necessary to make a thoughtless one. It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason. He must be able to detect no inconsistencies in slavery; he must be made to feel that slavery is right; and he can be brought to that only when he ceased to be a man.”
  7. #23
    “All men are free and equal, in the grave.”
  8. #24
    “There is more than one kind of freedom,” said Aunt Lydia. “Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from. Don’t underrate it.”
  1. #25
    “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
  2. #26
    “At long last he was unencumbered, emancipated from the stifling world of his parents and peers, a world of abstraction and security and material excess, a world in which he felt grievously cut off from the raw throb of existence.”
  3. #27
    “It was on his grave, my friends, that I resolved, before God, that I would never own another slave, while it is possible to free him; that nobody, through me, should ever run the risk of being parted from home and friends, and dying on a lonely plantation, as he died. So, when you rejoice in your freedom, think that you owe it to that good old soul, and pay it back in kindness to his wife and children. Think of your freedom, every time you see uncle tom’s cabin; and let it be a memorial to put you all in mind to follow in his steps, and be as honest and faithful and Christian as he was.”
  4. #28
    But of course he is doing now of his own free will what we could not make him do before.
  5. #29
    “Take special care that your thoughts remain unfettered. One may be a free man and yet be bound tighter than a slave.”
  6. #30
    “I’ll fight when needed, revel when there’s occasion, mourn when there is grief, and die if my time comes … but I will not let anyone use me against my will.”
  7. #31
    “George said wonderingly, ‘S’pose they was a carnival or a circus come to town, or a ball game, . . . We’d just go to her . . . We wouldn’t ask nobody if we could. Jus’ say, ‘We’ll go to her,’ an’ we would. Jus’ milk the cow and sling some grain to the chickens an’ go to her.‘”
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