Quotations About / On: FREEDOM
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).)
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).)
The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom.
(Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act I (1835).
On the French Revolution of 1789.)
Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.
(Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), British philosopher. Social Statistics, pt. 4, ch. 30, sect. 6 (1850).)
In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!
(J.G. (James Graham) Ballard (b. 1930), British author. interview, Oct. 30, 1982, in Re/Search, no. 8/9 (San Francisco, 1984).)
Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
(Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), U.S. novelist. Rhett Butler, in Gone with the Wind, vol. 1, pt. 2, ch. 9 (1936).)
No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man.
(Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #81, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).)
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. The Dawn, aph. 18 (1881).)
It is clear that not in one thing alone, but in many ways equality and freedom of speech are a good thing.
(Herodotus (c. 484-424 B.C.), Greek historian. The Histories, 5.78.)