Freedom and Servitude

"He, who will not reason, is a bigot; he, who cannot, is a fool; and he, who dares not, is a slave."


Rating: 0.00 (Number of Voters: 0)

"First you use machines, then you wear machines, and then ...? Then you serve machines."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"When there are too many policemen, there can be no liberty. When there are too many soldiers, there can be no peace. When there are too many lawyers, there can be no justice."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"God has such a deep reverence for our freedom that he'd rather let us freely go to Hell than be compelled to go to Heaven."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Freedom is not an exchange — it is freedom."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The person who is master of their passions is reason's slave."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Freedom and power bring responsibility."

Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru "A Tryst With Destiny"

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"We prefer being free men than imprisoned heros."


Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is no such thing as a little freedom - either you are all free or you are not free."


Rating: 6.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Stardom can be a gilded slavery."

Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes "On Reflection"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Corruption, the most infallible symptom of constitutional liberty."

Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"

Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army."


Rating: 1.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A husband is a man who lost his liberty in pursuit of happiness."


Rating: 6.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people."

Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin "The Great Dictator"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"We gain freedom when we have paid the full price."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man, so long as he remains free, has no more constant and agonizing anxiety than find as quickly as possible someone to worship."

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky "The Brothers Karamazov"

Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

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

Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King "Why We Can't Wait"

Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If my body is enslaved, still my mind is free."

Sophocles
Sophocles "Fragments"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Freedom, my good girl, means being able to count on how other people will behave."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Misalliance"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Freedom is the recognition of necessity."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom."

Malcolm X
Malcolm X "Malcolm X Speaks"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The law will never make a man free; it is men who have got to make the law free. "

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau "Slavery in Massachusetts"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"My rank is the highest known in Switzerland: I am a free citizen."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Arms and the Man"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Where liberty dwells there is my country."


Rating: 4.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A conquered nation is like a man with cancer: he can think of nothing else."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "John Bull's Other Island"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man tending the machine be paid enough."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Englishmen never will be slaves: they are free to do whatever the Government and public opinion allow them to do."

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We are all conceived in close prison; in our mothers' wombs, we are close prisoners all; when we are born, we are born but to the liberty of the house; prisoners still, though within larger walls; and then all our life is but a going out to the place of execution, to death."

John Donne
John Donne "Eighty Sermons"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The French are nice people. I allow them to sing and to write, and they allow me to do whatever I like."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It is better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains."

Thomas Henry Huxley
Thomas Henry Huxley "Aphorisms and Reflections"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"There is no such thing as liberty. You only change one sort of domination for another. All we can do is to choose our master."

David Herbert Lawrence
David Herbert Lawrence "The Plumed Serpent"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom-these are the pillars of society."

Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen "Pillars of Society"

Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A forest bird never wants a cage."

Henrik Ibsen
Henrik Ibsen "The Master Builder"

Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt."

George Orwell
George Orwell "The Road to Wigan Pier"

Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Nineteen Eighty-Four"

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."

John Adams
John Adams "The Adams Family Correspondence"

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!"


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitudes."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)