60+ Freedom Quotes

60+ Freedom Quotes

“Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.” - Bob Marley
60+ Freedom Quotes
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60+ Freedom Quotes

We can describe 'freedom' as "the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.", or "the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved." (Google dictionary). We seek freedom from an early age, for example, when we are adolescents, we start wanting our parents to let us do things they didn't before; and continue to want it when we grow older (we achieve independence, we love who we want to love, etc.). Although freedom is not the same everywhere around the world. 

Read these freedom quotes that we have compiled for you. They will make you feel the importance of feeling free and achieving happiness. Share these quotes and remind everyone of the need for freedom. 

1“The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.”


2“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.”

Mahatma Gandhi

3“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.”

Aung San Suu Kyi

4“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

Coco Chanel

5“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”

Nelson Mandela

6“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”

Jim Morrison

7“Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.”

Bob Marley

8“I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”

Robert A. Heinlein

9“Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves”

Abraham Lincoln

10“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”

William Faulkner

11“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”


12“Freedom cannot be bestowed — it must be achieved.”

Elbert Hubbard

13“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”

Albert Camus

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

15"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."

Nelson Mandela

16“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

17“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.”

Nelson Mandela

18“True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment.”

Dada Vaswani

19“The best road to progress is freedom’s road.”

John F. Kennedy

20“Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.”

Pope John Paul II

21“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.”

Albert Camus

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

Albert Einstein

23"You can be a scared slave or you can be a brave human being."

Maxime Lagacé

24"I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind."

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

25"Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing."

Ayn Rand

26“We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.”

Margaret Atwood

27“Freedom lies in being bold.”

Robert Frost

28“Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.”

Herbert Hoover

29“Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.”


30“Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.”

Daniel J. Boorstin

31“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

Benjamin Franklin

32“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”

Jim Morrison

33“I’m a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought.”

Jimmy Wales

34“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”

George Washington Carver

35“Freedom – to walk free and own no superior.”

Walt Whitman

36"Freedom, in any case, is only possible by constantly struggling for it."

Albert Einstein

37"True freedom is always spiritual. It has something to do with your innermost being, which cannot be chained, handcuffed, or put into a jail."


38"Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves."

Friedrich Nietzsche

39"Freedom is the oxygen of the soul."

Moshe Dayan

40"If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary."

Malcolm X

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

Mortimer Adler

42“Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink you want more.”

Maya Angelou

43“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.”

Kahlil Gibran

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

Malcolm X

45"It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you."


46"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide."

Napoleon Bonaparte

47"Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear."

George Orwell

48"Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires."

Bertrand Russell

49"Freedom is the right to one's dignity as a man."

Archibald MacLeish

50"When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free."

Charles Evans Hughes

51"What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice."

Archibald MacLeish

52"To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom."

Andre Gide

53“We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.”

Edward R. Murrow

54“I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.”

Madonna Ciccone

55“Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.”

Benjamin Franklin

56“Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.”

Hunter S. Thompson

57“Our freedom can be measured by the number of things we can walk away from.”

Vernon Howard

58“Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.”


59“Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.”

Rabindranath Tagore

60“Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement.”

Nelson Mandela

61“Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.”

Frank Herbert

62"Unless the will is free, man has no freedom; and if he has no freedom he is not a moral agent, that is, he is incapable of moral action and also of moral character."

Charles Finney

63"While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions."

Stephen Covey

64"Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things."

Ronald Reagan

65"The ability to free your mind from unwanted thoughts is real freedom."

Remez Sasson