120+ Freedom Quotes And Sayings

Freedom Quotes-Freedom is a right. It is one thing that when deprived puts people in a prison. It is the ability to move freely, communicate and relate comes with a price. Freedom can sometimes be abused if not well used. The reason why we have prisons is the lack of respect for the use of freedom.  To gain back freedom people have to fight for it or even show the ability to use it without misuse. These Freedom Quotes will explain the dimensions of freedom in an understandable way.

Nelson Mandela’s Quotes on Freedom

“Our struggle for freedom and justice was a collective effort. It’s in your hands now to create  a better world for all who live in it.”

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“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.”

“There is no such thing as part freedom.”

Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.”

“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.”

“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.”

“In my country, we go to prison first and then become President.”

“Money won’t create success. The freedom to make it will.”

“Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.”


“Of course we desire education and we think it is a good thing, but you don’t have to have education in order to know that you want certain fundamental rights, you have got aspirations, you have got claims.”

“It was during those long and lonely years that my hunger for the freedom of my people became a hunger for the freedom of all people.”

Gandhi’s Quotes on Freedom

“There is no road to freedom, freedom is the road.”


“I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.”

“Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?”

“Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.”

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.”


“I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the culture of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.”

“In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.”

“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”

Famous Freedom Quotes

“The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.” – Thucydides

“Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.” – General John Stark

“True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment.” – Dada Vaswani

“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost

“The best road to progress is freedom’s road.” – John F. Kennedy

“Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” – Pope John Paul II

“What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.”

“Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance.” – Lisa Murkowski

“Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.” – Bob Marley

“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

“I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“I’m a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought.” – Jimmy Wales

“I believe in freedom of speech, but I believe we should also have the right to comment on freedom of speech.” – Stockwell Day

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” – George Washington Carver

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.” – Rosa Parks

“I find only freedom in the realms of eccentricity.” – David Bowie

“Freedom – to walk free and own no superior.” – Walt Whitman

“I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free.” – Rosa Parks

“I would rather die in freedom on my way back home than starve to death here.” – Morning Star

“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.” – Woodrow Wilson

“We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.” – Edward R. Murrow

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.” – Jim Morrison

“If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary.” – Malcolm X

“When a truth is not given complete freedom, freedom is not complete.” – Vaclav Havel

“I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.” – Madonna Ciccone

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” – John F. Kennedy

“Freedom has never been free.” – Medgar Evers

“We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“I believe that freedom of speech and freedom of religion go hand-in-hand in America.” – Kirk Cameron

“Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell

“Art is the daughter of freedom.” – Friedrich Schiller

“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.” – Maximilien Robespierre

“To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It’s freedom.” – Patti Smith

“The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.” – Wole Soyinka

“Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.” – Rosa Luxemburg

“A place of freedom is the best place to have the most creativity.” – Matt McGorry

“True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others.” – Jonathan Sacks

“Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” – Patrick Henry

“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.” – Hunter S. Thompson

“To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.” – Virginia Woolf

“Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.” – Vernon Howard

“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” – Marilyn Ferguson

“Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

“Freedom is a struggle, and we do it together. Not only together as black citizens, but black and white together.” – Andrew Young

“I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.” – Simone de Beauvoir

“I’ve sold my soul for freedom. It’s lonely but it’s sweet.” – Melissa Etheridge

“Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.” – Voltaire

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” – Jim Morrison

“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“I want to give myself the freedom not to have to be projecting my whole life ahead.” – Robert Downey, Jr.

“Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.” – Frank Herbert

“Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.” – Herbert Hoover

“I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that?” – Soledad O’Brien

“This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” – Adlai Stevenson

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

“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

“Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.” – Drew Houston

“Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” – Jim Morrison

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

“There must be freedom for all to live, to think, to worship, no book, no avenue must be closed.” – James Larkin

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

“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan

“Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.” – Friedrich Schiller

“Freedom is never given; it is won.” – A. Philip Randolph

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan

“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” – George Orwell

“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.” – Noam Chomsky

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“Financial freedom is available to those who learn about it and work for it.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.” – Suze Orman


“When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.” – Pope John Paul II

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.” – Sigmund Freud

“You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.” – Malcolm X

“Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.” – Malcolm X

“Freedom of speech means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent.” – Alan Dershowitz

“Too much freedom can lead to the soul’s decay.” – Prince

“There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.” – Walter Cronkite

“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but licence.” – John Milton

“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.” – Justice Louis Brandeis

One of the gifts that we need to be thankful for is freedom. Just as we appreciate Creativity in form of arts and creation itself, freedom is special as well. But most people only realize the importance of freedom when they are imprisoned. You do not need to be in prison to use your freedom responsively, enjoy your freedom.

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you are a man, you take it – Malcolm X


Freedom does not have to be physical imprisonment only; we can also be imprisoned in the mind. A prisoned mind is worse than a prisoned body. You have heard of people leaving the prison better people than they were before. Some as artists, authors name it. These individuals never considered the prison walls to confine their minds. A free mind can achieve anything. Freedom will not be served to you on a silver platter. You have to want it, fight for it and decide to have it.

A friend is someone who gives you the freedom to be yourself – Jim Morrison

Is it true that your friend can put you in their own prisons? Of course, they can. If you are not free to do what you like around them, then you are not exercising true freedom.  You should be able to choose friends who allow you to be yourself anytime. This will make you happier. Your creativity will not be suppressed and your growth not limited.

A country can lack freedom and fight back for it. Individuals should also fight for their own right of freedom. In other cases, you need to prove your worth for freedom. Mind imprisonment is one of the biggest tragedies of all time. Have a free mind, think, create and innovate. These freedom quotes have been selected for that purpose