Quotations About / On:
... today we round out the first century of a professed republic,with woman figuratively representing freedomand yet all free, save woman.
(Phoebe W. Couzins (1845-1913), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in The History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 3, ch. 27, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Matilda Joslyn Gage (1886).
At a convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association held on the centennial of American independence in the First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia.)
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.)
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.
(Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British author. "Pascal," sct. 23, Do What You Will (1929).)
Ah! I have lost my freedom, and hell is now beginning.
(Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian novelist, dramatist, philosopher. Gallimard (1958). The Mother in The Misunderstanding, act 2, sc. 1, Pléiade (1962).)