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I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.

Tags: Care, Liberty  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for.

Tags: Used, War  ✍ Author: Kate Adie

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.

Tags: Him, Truth  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.

Tags: Human, Thought  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.

Tags: Men, Rule  ✍ Author: Mortimer Adler

Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.

Tags: Between, Black  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours. They should come and visit historical monuments and sites - let's say the sites around Iran - where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others.

Tags: Historical, Others  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.

Tags: Hope, Writing  ✍ Author: John Adams

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.

Tags: Knowledge, Liberty  ✍ Author: John Adams

It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.

Tags: Men, Rather  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.

Tags: Against, Country  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

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

Tags: Others, Themselves  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.

Tags: Best, Hope  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

That we we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Tags: God, Government  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

China has to go along with world trends. That's democracy, liberty, individual freedom. China sooner or later has to go that way. It cannot go backward.

Tags: Democracy, Liberty  ✍ Author: Dalai Lama

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.

Tags: Human, Makes  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

Tags: Cannot, Enemy  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility - I welcome it.

Tags: Few, History  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

The path we have chosen for the present is full of hazards, as all paths are. 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.

Tags: High, Path  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

The best road to progress is freedom's road.

Tags: Best, Progress  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

Tags: Enemy, Growth  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy

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.

Tags: High, Path  ✍ Author: John F. Kennedy
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I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle.

Tags: Few, Stars  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

Tags: Country, God  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

Tags: Oppressed, Oppressor  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.

Tags: Equality, Until  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.

Tags: Change, Work  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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.

Tags: Away, Children  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged.

Tags: God, Religion  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

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

Tags: Great, Hope  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society.

Tags: Liberty, Society  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

Most importantly, nothing has happened to change my conviction that freedom and the love of liberty remain the essential defining attributes of our national character as a people.

Tags: Change, Love  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order.

Tags: Democracy, Free  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

Latinos have fought in all of America's wars, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Many Latinos are fighting and dying for our country today in Iraq, just as several of their ancestors fought for freedom in Mexico over a century ago.

Tags: Today, War  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

It is crucial that members of Congress cast votes that are supportive of the values upon which our nation was founded: equality, freedom, and opportunity for all people.

Tags: Equality, Nation  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

Native Americans are the original inhabitants of the land that now constitutes the United States. They have helped develop the fundamental principles of freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government.

Tags: Government, Speech  ✍ Author: Joe Baca

For generations, America has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for those outside her borders, and as a land of limitless opportunity for those risking everything to seek a better life. Their talents and contributions have continued to enrich our country.

Tags: Hope, Life  ✍ Author: Spencer Bachus

I love this country because I didn't always have it. Freedom, food, water that is clean, Constitution - these are not things I take for granted.

Tags: Food, Love  ✍ Author: Michael Badnarik

In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject, perfect freedom of individual treatment, and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening, even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results.

Tags: Give, Great  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

The freedom of all is essential to my freedom.

Tags: Essential  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it.

Tags: Good, Human  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying.

Tags: Equality, Political  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society.

Tags: Men, Society  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

I regard the principle of conscription of life as a flat contradiction of all our cherished ideals of individual freedom, democratic liberty and Christian teaching.

Tags: Christian, Life  ✍ Author: Roger Nash Baldwin

Our constitutional liberties shall not be sacrificed in our search for greater security, for that is what our enemies and all enemies of freedom and democracy hope to achieve.

Tags: Democracy, Hope  ✍ Author: Tammy Baldwin

Day after day we must remember we can take freedom for granted. Day after day we must keep the bond between freedom and other values in mind.

Tags: Mind, Remember  ✍ Author: Jan Peter Balkenende

Freedom is a universal value.

Tags: Universal, Value  ✍ Author: Jan Peter Balkenende

In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom.

Tags: Madness, Sane  ✍ Author: J. G. Ballard

If we wish to free ourselves from enslavement, we must choose freedom and the responsibility this entails.

Tags: Free, Wish  ✍ Author: Leo Buscaglia

America is a model of force and freedom and moderation - with all the coarseness and rudeness of its people.

Tags: America, Force  ✍ Author: Lord Byron

If you operate a TV or radio station, you have to have a license. It has nothing to do with fundamental freedom. It has to do with protection of the average citizen against abuses.

Tags: Against, Radio  ✍ Author: Robert Cailliau

What I enjoy most about being on stage is that the natural instruments give you a greater freedom with texture. When you use natural instruments they have their own resonance.

Tags: Enjoy, Give  ✍ Author: John Cale

God tolerates even our stammering, and pardons our ignorance whenever something inadvertently escapes us - as, indeed, without this mercy there would be no freedom to pray.

Tags: God, Ignorance  ✍ Author: John Calvin

Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean. And while we must never take this for granted, the first purpose of the European Union - to secure peace - has been achieved and we should pay tribute to all those in the EU, alongside Nato, who made that happen.

Tags: Peace, Today  ✍ Author: David Cameron

What Churchill described as the twin marauders of war and tyranny have been almost entirely banished from our continent. Today, hundreds of millions dwell in freedom, from the Baltic to the Adriatic, from the Western Approaches to the Aegean.

Tags: Today, War  ✍ Author: David Cameron

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.

Tags: Blood, Tree  ✍ Author: Thomas Campbell

But short films are not inferior, just different. I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What's appealing is that you don't have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem.

Tags: Films, Short  ✍ Author: Jane Campion

Certain things happened in the early church. Women who had never had any freedom suddenly have the ability to stand up and speak and be treated as equals within the life of the church.

Tags: Life, Women  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.

Tags: Bad, Good  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

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

Tags: Art, Others  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.

Tags: Die, Men  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.

Tags: Future, Society  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

Tags: Chance  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

The essence of mathematics lies in its freedom.

Tags: Essence, Lies  ✍ Author: Georg Cantor

I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks, more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier, but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and not be executed for it is his torture.

Tags: Game, War  ✍ Author: Robert Capa

Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.

Tags: Dignity, Personal  ✍ Author: Karel Capek

Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom.

Tags: Condition, Expression  ✍ Author: Benjamin Cardozo

It the British System is the most gigantic system of slavery the world has yet seen, and therefore it is that freedom gradually disappears from every country over which England is enabled to obtain control.

Tags: Control, Country  ✍ Author: Henry Charles Carey

The first of all commodities to be exchanged is labour, and the freedom of man consists only in the exercise of the right to determine for himself in what manner his labour shall be employed, and how he will dispose of its products.

Tags: Exercise, Himself  ✍ Author: Henry Charles Carey

Wherever it is resisted, slaver dies away and freedom grows.

Tags: Away, Grows  ✍ Author: Henry Charles Carey

In this country protection has always, to some extent, existed; but at some times it has been efficient, and at others not; and our tendency toward freedom or slavery has always been in the direct ratio of its efficiency or inefficiency.

Tags: Country, Others  ✍ Author: Henry Charles Carey

The great thing about using the past is that it gives you the most colossal freedom to invent. The research is necessary, of course, but no one writes a novel to dramatically illustrate what everybody already knows.

Tags: Great, Past  ✍ Author: Peter Carey

Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?

Tags: Fight, Fire  ✍ Author: George Carlin

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

Tags: Door, Education  ✍ Author: George Washington Carver

The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.

Tags: Family, Free  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.

Tags: Law, Power  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.

Tags: Possession, Value  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.

Tags: Power, Wishes  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.

Tags: Pain, Rock  ✍ Author: Kurt Cobain

A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.

Tags: Become, Fool  ✍ Author: Roald Dahl

A lot of the time, as an actor, you don't have the freedom to change what your lines are, and they can often be very unnatural or difficult to portray in a real light.

Tags: Change, Time  ✍ Author: John Francis Daley

You have more creative freedom with writing, in certain ways, because you can create everything that happens. But, as an actor you also have creative freedom because you don't so much focus on what has to move the story along, and only on how your character is reacting to situations.

Tags: Character, Focus  ✍ Author: John Francis Daley

But on average, I go to the gym about four or five times a week. Today, I'm so experienced in training - I'm actually listening to my body now. My body needs freedom. When I train I create serenity and I produce oxygen in my blood. It helps me to think better and relax. By training, you accentuate the problem.

Tags: Today, Training  ✍ Author: Jean-Claude Van Damme

To compel the nation with challenge the traditional American doctrine of freedom of the seas, every man and every ship in the navy is solemnly pledged.

Tags: American, Challenge  ✍ Author: Josephus Daniels

If freedom's best friends cannot unify around a realistic, actionable program of fundamental change, one that attracts and persuades a broad majority of our fellow citizens, big change will not come.

Tags: Best, Change  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

We believe it wrong ever to take a dollar from a free citizen without a very necessary public purpose, because each such taking diminishes the freedom to spend that dollar as its owner would prefer.

Tags: Free, Wrong  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

The problem for Rome, then, is how and when the intervention should be done with a sense of the possibility of going too far in limiting the freedom of theologians. This is not an easy time - neither for Rome nor for the theologians.

Tags: Done, Time  ✍ Author: Mychael Danna

You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom.

Tags: Protect, Protecting  ✍ Author: Clarence Darrow

When you're in the minority, it doesn't matter what you're agenda is, you're not going to have the degree of freedom that you have as a member of the majority.

Tags: Majority, Matter  ✍ Author: Tom Daschle

When you're not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom.

Tags: Concerned, Work  ✍ Author: Larry David

Once I know people know who I am, it gives me a lot of licence and freedom to behave in ways I wouldn't normally.

Tags: Once, Ways  ✍ Author: Larry David

The standing orders of the Parliamentary Party, however, apply to me, apply to every other Member of the Parliamentary Labour Party and they put into a context the way in which those rights to freedom of speech should be exercised.

Tags: Put, Rights  ✍ Author: Ron Davies

We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.

Tags: Death, Road  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

My name became known because I was, one might say accidentally the target of state repression and because so many people throughout the country and other parts of the world organized around the demand for my freedom.

Tags: Country, State  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

Even before I knew I was gay, I knew I didn't want to have a child. I knew I didn't want to have one. I never want to have to release it from me. Listen, I love babies. I love children. And I melt when I'm around them. I also love my freedom and I love that I can sleep at night.

Tags: Love, Sleep  ✍ Author: Ellen DeGeneres

There are necessary evils. Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world. And now I have a daughter to think about. It's really the first time I've thought about the future and what it could be.

Tags: Money, Time  ✍ Author: Johnny Depp

I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress.

Tags: Black, Progress  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.

Tags: Ground, Men  ✍ Author: Frederick Douglass

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.

Tags: Life, Living  ✍ Author: Wayne Dyer

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