Quotations About / On: FREEDOM
Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom.
(Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962), British novelist, poet. Letter, June 1, 1919, to her husband, diplomat and author Harold Nicolson. Quoted in Nigel Nicolson, Portrait of a Marriage (1973).)
None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.
(John Milton (1608-1674), British poet. repr. In Complete Prose Works of Milton, ed. Ernest Sirluck (1959). The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates (1649).)
Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)
Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
(James Russell Lowell (1819-1891), U.S. poet, editor. "Elizabethan Dramatists, Omitting Shakespeare: John Webster" (1843), in Lowell's Early Prose Writings (1902).)
There's something contagious about demanding freedom.
(Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. feminist author, poet. Sisterhood Is Powerful, introduction (1970).)
Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Paulus.)
Our detachments move us toward freedom and death.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eleventh Selection, New York (1993).)
Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
(Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960), British Labour politician. Quoted in Michael Foot, Aneurin Bevan, vol. 1, ch. 3 (1962).)
Freedom is the recognition of necessity.
(Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), German social philosopher. Quoted in The Harvest of a Quiet Eye, Alan L. Mackay (1977).)
Fashion is an imposition, a rein on freedom.
(Golda Meir (1898-1978), Israeli Prime Minister; born in Russia. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 104 (April 1973).)