17 Inspirational Quotes on Freedom and Independence

Date:03-07-2013 10:40:14 read:3

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The desire for freedom and independence has always been an emotion so dear that it has inspired men and women to come up with spectacular quotes. Some of these are incredibly memorable and have been quoted a large number of times. Here are some of the best quotes on freedom and independence.

1. ‘Freedom is never deal at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?’ – Mahatma Gandhi

2. “Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth — more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid … Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.” – Bertrand Russell

3. “If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.” – John F. Kennedy

4. “Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” – Albert Einstein

5. “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which change has placed us, but always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.” – Thomas Jefferson

6. “Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.” – Ayn Rand

7. “For to be free is not merely to cash off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

8. “The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

9. “I am an American, free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.” – Theodore Roosevelt

10. “The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.” Joseph Heller

11. “No people can be both ignorant and free.” – Thomas Jefferson

12. “As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.” – Marcel Proust

13. “Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.” – Patrick Henry

14. “If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.” – Henry Ford

15. “True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what is right.” – Brigham Young

16. “This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.” – Lyndon Johnson

17. “For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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