9 quotes about freedom

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The arc of American history almost inevitably moves toward freedom. Whether it's Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, the expansion of women's rights or, now, gay rights, I think there is an almost-inevitable march toward greater civil liberties.

James McGreevey
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Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.

Alfred Adler
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The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man.

Ho Chi Minh
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Only free men can negotiate prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.

Nelson Mandela
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I'm a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought.

Jimmy Wales
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The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.

Denis Diderot
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Havin' fun while freedom fightin' must be one of those lunatic Texas traits we get from the water - which is known to have lithium in it - because it goes all the way back to Sam Houston, surely the most lovable, the most human, and the funniest of all the great men this country has ever produced.

Molly Ivins
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The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.

John Locke
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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