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Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection,
by Adlai Stevenson

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection,
if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate,
to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than
a second car and another television set.
- Adlai Stevenson

Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of
emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
- Adlai Stevenson

Nixon is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree,
then mount the stump for a speech on conservation.
- Adlai Stevenson

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the White House.
- Adlai Stevenson

 

We live in an era of revolution, the revolution of rising expectations.
- Adlai Stevenson

The Republicans have a me too candidate running on a yes but platform,
advised by a has been staff.
- Adlai Stevenson

There is no evil in the atom; only in men's souls.
- Adlai Stevenson

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A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
- Adlai Stevenson

I will make a bargain with the Republicans.
If they will stop telling lies about Democrats,
we will stop telling the truth about them.
- Adlai Stevenson

To me, there is something superbly symbolic in the fact that an astronaut,
sent up as assistant to a series of computers,
found that he worked more accurately and more intelligently than they.
Inside the capsule, man is still in charge.
- Adlai Stevenson

With the supermarket as our temple and the singing
commercial as our litany,
are we likely to fire the world with an irresistible
vision of America's exalted purpose and inspiring way of life?
- Adlai Stevenson

We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy for
all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals
than we are in the spirit which rules inside the country.
Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source.
- Adlai Stevenson

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

The Divine Plan is one of Freedom.
The inherent nature of man is ever seeking
to express itself in terms of freedom,
because freedom is the birthright of every living soul.
- Ernest Holmes

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side
of every fear is a freedom.
- Marilyn Ferguson

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
-Don Miguel Ruiz

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must be free not because we claim freedom,
but because we practice it.
- William Faulkner

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We are free only if we face the challenge of freedom,
do the work of freedom, fight the fight of freedom
and die the death for freedom.
- Charles G. Adams

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

When you become centered, suddenly there is great freedom
because you know you are not the mind and you are not the body.
- Osho

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

Freedom is from within.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make,
both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control
the process of choosing, you can take control
of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom
that comes from being in charge of yourself.
- Robert Foster Bennett

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being.
With freedom comes responsibility.
For the person who is unwilling to grow up,
the person who does not want to carry is own weight,
this is a frightening prospect.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Independence of nation begins with independence of self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

You can chain me, you can torture me,
you can even destroy this body,
but you will never imprison my mind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

Those who deny freedom to others
deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

Whenever men take the law into their own hands,
the loser is the law.
And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
- Robert Kennedy

Let freedom reign. The sun never set
on so glorious a human achievement.
- Nelson Mandela

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
- A. J. Liebling

Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost
my generation to preserve your freedom.
I hope you will make good use of it.
- John Quincy Adams

The problem in defense is
how far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil
is no freedom for the tree.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A loving relationship is one in which
the loved one is free to be himself -
to laugh with me, but never at me;
to cry with me, but never because of me;
to love life, to love himself,
to love being loved.
Such a relationship is based upon freedom
and can never grow in a jealous heart.
- Leo F. Buscaglia

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise,
we don't believe in it at all.
- Noam Chomsky

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion,
give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn
up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
- James D. Watson

If you want total security, go to prison.
There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.
The only thing lacking... is freedom.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself,
and dies of all others.
- Albert Camus

The road to freedom lies not through
mysteries or occult performances,
but through the intelligent use
of natural forces and laws.
- Ernest Holmes

There is no such thing as part freedom.
- Nelson Mandela

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.
The obedient must be slaves.
- Henry David Thoreau


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