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America’s greatest contribution to the world is its concept of democracy, its concept of freedom, freedom of action, freedom of speech, and freedom of thought. – Benazir Bhutto

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One of the rewards of success is freedom, the ability to do whatever you like. – Sting

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The paradox of faith is that when we conform our lives to Christ then we gain our true freedom. And its fruit is profound and lasting happiness. – Vincent Nichols

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The oppressed, having internalized the image of the oppressor and adopted his guidelines, are fearful of freedom. – Paulo Freire

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What is the essence of America? Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom ‘to’ and freedom ‘from.’ – Marilyn vos Savant

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It would be too frightening for me to consider myself a role model. But I like the idea of not being afraid of letting your imagination rule you, to feel the freedom of expression, to let creativity be your overwhelming drive rather than other things. – Florence Welch

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Never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. – Henrik Ibsen

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

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The world’s problem is not too many people, but lack of political and economic freedom. – Julian Lincoln Simon

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The fundamental sense of freedom is freedom from chains, from imprisonment, from enslavement by others. The rest is extension of this sense, or else metaphor. – Isaiah Berlin

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It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination o – Mark Lloyd

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The United States of America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins. The killers will fail, and the Iraqi people will live in freedom. – George W. Bush

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The Internet’s like one big bathroom wall with a lot of people who anonymously can say really mean things. It’s fine, I believe in freedom of speech and I think people should think what they want, but I don’t care to hear it. – Zooey Deschanel

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When we are unwilling to draw clear moral lines between free societies and fear societies, when we are unwilling to call the former good and the latter evil, we will not be able to advance the cause of peace because peace cannot be disconnected from freed – Natan Sharansky

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The Occupy Wall Street project feels like a burning ember that might light the torch of justice and inflame our longing for freedom. – James A. Forbes

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Freedom is living without chains. – Indra Devi

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Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise. – Alexander Meiklejohn

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We are expected to believe that anyone who objects to the Department of Homeland Security or the USA Patriot Act is a terrorist, and that the only way to preserve our freedom is to hand it over to the government for safekeeping. – L. Neil Smith

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The struggle of democratic secularism, religious tolerance, individual freedom and feminism against authoritarian patriarchal religion, culture and morality is going on all over the world – including the Islamic world, where dissidents are regularly jaile – Ellen Willis

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I am an optimist, and I believe that people are inherently good and that if you give everyone a voice and freedom of expression, the truth and the good will outweigh the bad. – Matt Mullenweg

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No slavery can be abolished without a double emancipation, and the master will benefit by freedom more than the freed-man. – Thomas Huxley

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Widespread state control over art and culture has left no room for freedom of expression in the country. For more than 60 years, anyone with a dissenting opinion has been suppressed. Chinese art is merely a product: it avoids any meaningful engagement. Th – Ai Weiwei

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After the Tiananmen Massacre, I felt compelled not only to continue writing but to actively resist the restrictions placed on freedom of speech. I set up the publishing company in Hong Kong, with offices in Shenzhen in mainland China, and managed to publi – Ma Jian

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All respect for the office of the presidency aside, I assumed that the obvious and unadulterated decline of freedom and constitutional sovereignty, not to mention the efforts to curb the power of judicial review, spoke for itself. – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Political freedom is a political reading of the Bible. – Whittaker Chambers

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To advocate a New Order was to seek freedom and respect for peoples without prejudice, and to seek a stable basis for the existence all peoples, equally, and free of threats. – Hideki Tojo

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The search for human freedom can never be complete without freedom for women. – Betty Ford

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Responsibility and respect of others and their religious beliefs are also part of freedom. – Horst Koehler

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I begin to feel like most Americans don’t understand the First Amendment, don’t understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don’t understand that it’s the responsibility of the citizen to speak out. – Roger Ebert

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Laying tracks gives you freedom without being too obvious. – Claude Chabrol

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Well, one thing, you got to stand in a courtroom and listen to a judge sentencing you to 25 years in prison before you realize that freedom of expression can no longer be taken for granted. – Larry Flynt

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On a scale personal enough to be felt by all, but big enough to be symbolic, the two irreconcilable faiths of our time – Communism and Freedom – came to grips in the persons of two conscious and resolute men. – Whittaker Chambers

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What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities. – Ben Nelson

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Being born in Cuba, a country where freedom of speech is non-existent, it’s startling to observe how Venezuela, where I was happily raised, is fast becoming Cuba’s mirror image: Dismantling of fundamental democratic rights deserved by its people and citiz – Maria Conchita Alonso

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Let a new earth rise. Let another world be born. Let a bloody peace be written in the sky. Let a second generation full of courage issue forth, let a people loving freedom come to growth. – Margaret Walker

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The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power. – Gerry Spence

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I discovered freedom for the first time in England. – Emperor Hirohito

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In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued – they may be essential to survival. – Noam Chomsky

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If our freedom is taken, the American dream will wither and die. – Rand Paul

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I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible. – Boyd Rice

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I’ve run a lot of miles over the years, some fast and some not so fast. I’ve won some big races and I’ve had some big disappointments, but I enjoy the freedom of running and the challenge of training and competition as much now as when I first started bac – Alberto Salazar

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Magical realism allows an artist like myself to inject layers of meaning without being obvious. In American culture, where there is freedom of expression, this approach may seem forced, unnecessary and misunderstood. But this system of communication has b – Shirin Neshat

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The nation demands a movement which has written upon its banner the internal and external national freedom that it will act as if it were the spiritual, social and political conscience of the nation. – Franz von Papen

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Five or six hundred heads cut off would have assured your repose, freedom and happiness. – Jean-Paul Marat

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The American free market system is the greatest engine for prosperity and opportunity that the world has ever seen. Freedom works. – Ted Cruz

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I’m not sure if it’s good to have freedom or not. I’m really confused now. – Jackie Chan

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To create an organization that’s adaptable and innovative, people need the freedom to challenge precedent, to ‘waste’ time, to go outside of channels, to experiment, to take risks and to follow their passions. – Gary Hamel

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A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society. – Pope Benedict XVI

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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 soldier – Kate Adie

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Freedom is always the freedom of dissenters. – Rosa Luxemburg

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