Quotations About / On: FREEDOM

  • 41.
    Freedom of conscience entails more dangers than authority and despotism.
    (Michel Foucault (1926-1984), French philosopher. Madness and Civilization, ch. 7 (1965).)
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  • 42.
    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).)
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  • 43.
    The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom—these are the pillars of society.
    (Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), Norwegian dramatist. Lona Hessel, in Pillars of Society, act 4.)
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  • 44.
    There's something contagious about demanding freedom.
    (Robin Morgan (b. 1941), U.S. feminist author, poet. Sisterhood Is Powerful, introduction (1970).)
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  • 45.
    Freedom is the most contagious virus known to man.
    (Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978), U.S. Democratic politician, vice president. speech, Oct. 29, 1964, New York City.)
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  • 46.
    Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith—faith and freedom.
    (Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880), French novelist. Trans. by Francis Steegmuller. The Selected Letters of Gustave Flaubert, letter, October 2, 1856, to Léon Laurent-Pichat (Farrar, Strauss and Young, 1953).)
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  • 47.
    What most clearly characterizes true freedom and its true employment is its misemployment.
    (G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook L," aph. 49, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
  • 48.
    Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
    (Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. Paulus.)
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  • 49.
    No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.
    (James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Political observations, April 20, 1775. W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 15, p. 518, Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia (1962-1991).)
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  • 50.
    Freedom, my good girl, means being able to count on how other people will behave.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. (First produced 1910). Joey Percival, in Misalliance, The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces, vol. 4, ed. Dan H. Laurence (1972).)
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