Quotations About / On: FREEDOM
You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
(Malcolm X (1925-1965), U.S. African-American leader. "Prospects for Freedom in 1965," speech, Jan. 7, 1965, New York City. Malcolm X Speaks, ch. 12 (1965).)
Slavery it is that makes slavery; freedom, freedom. The slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Lecture, 1855. "Women," Miscellanies (1884).)
Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.
(Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, novelist, playwright, essayist. Trans. by William G. Allen. Hernani, preface (1830).)
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).)
Freedom does not mean freedom from others or the outside world, but from one's own self, the ‘me'. Freedom from self brings ‘nothingness' that includes all and makes one whole and complete.
The only freedom I care about is the freedom to do right; the freedom to do wrong I am ready to part with on the cheapest terms to anyone who will take it of me.
(Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #23, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
Life's but living in moments of Freedom, Rest is not even close to Existence
(Life as is Today is rushed, without owner's control over it, Ruled by Evolved Worldiliness... Stillness is yearned...So Freedom is...)
True freedom is to have power over oneself for everything.
(Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Physiognomy," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. III, ch. 12, Abel Langelier, Paris (1588).)
Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
(Kris Kristofferson (b. 1936), U.S. singer, songwriter, actor, and Fred Foster, U.S. songwriter. "Me and Bobby McGhee" (song) (1969).
The song was a success for Janis Joplin.)
Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Ninth Selection, New York (1992).)