Quotes tagged with 'freedom'
It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.
—Richard Adams / Watership Down
If there was such a thing as freedom of information then there would be no need to submit a request for it in writing.
I do not agree with what you say but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.
—François-Marie Arouet / Voltaire
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
If standing up for you kids burns a bridge, I have matches We ride at dawn.
A wise man, at least in my view, doesn't allow himself to be limited by an accident of birth.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
I am a "conspiracy theorist". I believe men and women of wealth and power conspire. If you don't think so, then you are what is called "an idiot". If you believe stuff but fear the label, you are what is called "a coward".
Among many pernicious notions of our time, perhaps the most dangerous is the idea, sometimes implied and sometimes expressed, that life is more or less a lottery. That we are less masters of our fate than corks floating in a sea of luck. Or, even more absurd, that most of us are victims of some kind, and therefore in desperate need of others to protect us against a world of predators and against our own gullibility.
—Mitch Daniels / ex-governor of Indiana