Freedom and Servitude

"What we need is not freedom of the press, we need freedom FROM the press."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Slavery is a state of mind that fails to acknowledge the slave's own power."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties."


Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Give me blood and I shall give you freedom."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The less of one's life one must exchange for money, the more freedom one may enjoy."


Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Freedom can occur only through education."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The formula for prison is a lack of space counterbalanced by a surplus of time."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Before you can break out of prison, you must realize that you are locked up."


Rating: 6.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Liberty without obedience is confusion, and obedience without liberty is slavery."


Rating: 2.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Where freedom is real, equality is the passion of the masses. Where equality is real, freedom is the passion of a small minority."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Discipline without freedom is tyranny. Freedom without discipline is chaos."


Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The enemies of Freedom do not argue; they shout and they shoot."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. Originality is deliberate and forced, and partakes of the nature of a protest."

Eric Hoffer
Eric Hoffer "Passionate State of Mind"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do."

R. G. Collingwood
R. G. Collingwood "Speculum Mentis"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy."

Ivan Illich
Ivan Illich "Tools for Conviviality"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Man must choose whether to be rich in things or in the freedom to use them."

Ivan Illich
Ivan Illich "Deschooling Society"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Freedom is participation in power."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Lives based on having are less free than lives based either on doing or on being."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is something people take and people are as free as they want to be. "


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Tyranny is always better organised than freedom."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom."


Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it."

George Santayana
George Santayana "Little Essays"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Liberty is always unfinished business."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Too much liberty spoils all."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Those who suppress freedom always do so in the name of law and order."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"This is a free country. Folks have a right to send me letters, and I have a right not to read them."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The yoke a man creates for himself by wrong-doing will breed hate in the kindliest nature."

George Eliot
George Eliot "Silas Marner"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We must believe in free will - we have no choice."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Liberty, n. One of imagination's most precious possessions."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We gain freedom when we have paid the full price for our right to live."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There are two good things in life, freedom of thought and freedom of action."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Liberty is the right of doing whatever the laws permit."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)