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QUOTES ON FREEDOM


And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about. I can understand why a system built on a pattern must try to destroy the free mind, for it is the one thing which can by inspection destroy such a system.

JOHN STEINBECK, East of Eden

Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.

TONI MORRISON, Beloved

Far better was our homely diet, eaten in peace and liberty, than the luxurious dainties, the love of which hath delivered us as bondsmen to the foreign conqueror!

SIR WALTER SCOTT, Ivanhoe

We will not pay for our freedom with a single promise of silence.

ALEXANDRE DUMAS, The Three Musketeers

There is more than one kind of freedom...Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from. Don't underrate it.

MARGARET ATWOOD, The Handmaid's Tale

The only true law is that which leads to freedom.... There is no other.

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