200+ Freedom Quotes – Inspiring Quotes About Freedom

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

The best freedom quotes are everlasting reminders of the enormous significance of emancipation in the tapestry of human existence. These motivational freedom quotes convey the core of what it means to be free of both internal and external constraints.

The best freedom quotes act as motivational beacons, driving people toward self-discovery, empowerment, and societal transformation. They are more than words; they are keys to a broader existence. People use these statements to find strength during difficult times, as rallying cries in justice movements, and as catalysts for personal progress.

Let’s explore the universe of these statements, seeing how they resonate in different circumstances and motivate us to embrace the entire range of freedom.

Best Freedom Quotes

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. – Abraham Lincoln


What good is a Bill of Rights that does not include the right to play, to wander, to explore, the right to stillness and solitude, to discovery and physical freedom? – Edward Abbey

The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage.-Thucydides


Appreciation is recognizing how everything, even the most painful struggles and challenges, can serve to provide you greater freedom and fulfillment. – Derek Doepker


The truth will set you free, but first, it will piss you off. – Gloria Steinem




The more freedom we enjoy, the greater the responsibility we bear, toward others as well as ourselves. — Oscar Arias Sanchez


Financial freedom is available to all those who learn about it and work for it. – Robert Kiyosaki

A man can be free without being great, but no man can be great without being free. — Khalil Gibran


Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. – Franklin D. Roosevelt


True freedom is an inward state of being. Once it is attained, no situation in the world can bind one or limit one’s freedom. – Jack Canfield


The function of freedom is to free someone else. – Toni Morrison


When I sit here by the sea and listen to the sound of waves, I feel free from all obligations and people of this world. – Henry Thoreau


Freedom lies in being bold. – Robert Frost


Freedom, in general, may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires. ― Bertrand Russell

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution. – Abraham Lincoln


Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor…I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other. – Laverne Cox


Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.—Harry Truman


The more fully the individual is developed, the greater his freedom. – MIKHAIL BAKUNIN


Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. – Mahatma Gandhi


Every human has four endowments- self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change. — Stephen R. Covey


Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit. – Ronald Reagan

Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives. – Camille Paglia


The price of freedom keeps going up, but the quality keeps deteriorating. – Ashleigh Brilliant


They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. – Benjamin Franklin


Freedom begins between the ears. – Edward Abbey


It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them. –MARK TWAIN


Give me freedom or give me the rope. I shall not take the shackles that subjugate the poor to uphold the rich. – John Goldenwolf


I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. – Charlotte Brontë

When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty. – John Basil Barnhil


Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. – Rosa Luxemberg


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


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


Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will. – Nelson Mandela


I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. – Thomas Jefferson


Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. —Virginia Woolf


Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. – Albert Camus

The truth will set you free, but first, it will piss you off. ― Joe Klaas


Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. – Viktor E. Frankl


The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. – Coco Chanel


The cause of Freedom is the cause of God! – Samuel Bowles


There was something like a click in my mind — I realized that being an artist meant having immense freedom to make work from anything, or nothing. If I wanted to create something from dust or rubbish, I could do it. It was an unbelievably liberating feeling, especially for someone coming from a home where there was almost no freedom. – Marina Abramovic


Satisfaction consists in freedom from pain, which is the positive element of life. – Arthur Schopenhauer


The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better. – George Orwell


Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth, it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin. – John Green



Hope is the strongest driving force for people. Hope which brings about change, which produces new realities, is what opens man’s road to freedom. Once hope has taken hold, courage must unite with wisdom. That is the only way of avoiding violence, the only way of maintaining the calm one needs to respond peacefully to offenses. — Oscar Arias Sanchez


Financial fitness is not a pipe dream or a state of mind. It’s a reality if you are willing to pursue it and embrace it. – Will Robinson


Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. — John F. Kennedy


Freedom to create includes the freedom, privilege and responsibility to create the life we want to live, one day at a time… one choice at a time. – LeAura Alderson


Freedom requires responsibility to choose who we are above and beyond our immediate impulses, needs, and social pressures. – Brendon Burchard


Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom assumes responsibility and most people are afraid of that responsibility. – Sigmund Freud

You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness. – Robert Frost


You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness. by Robert FrostIf you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even worse fate, you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory because it is better to perish than to live as slaves. – Winston Churchill


We are all artists of our own lives…We can use as many colors and brushstrokes as we like. – Oprah Winfrey


What most clearly characterizes true freedom and its true employment is its misemployment. – GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENBERG


Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing. – Ayn Rand


Everything can be taken from a man but one thing; the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. — Viktor Frankl


Better to die on one’s feet than to live on one’s knees. – Jean-Paul Sartre


America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. ABRAHAM LINCOLN

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance and a willingness to act in its defense. – George P. Shultz


Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. – George Bernard Shaw


The fact, in short, is that freedom, to be meaningful in an organized society must consist of an amalgam of hierarchy of freedoms and restraints. – Samuel Hendel


Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. – Ronald Reagan


Do what you think is right. Don’t let people make the decision of right or wrong for you. – Steve Maraboli


When I discover who I am, I’ll be free. – Ralph Ellison


If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. -George Orwell


What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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


Education is the key to unlock the golden door to freedom. – George Washington Carver


Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.  – General John Stark


Witness and stand back from nature, that is the first step to the soul’s freedom. – Sri Aurobindo


The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. —Aung San Suu Kyi


No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly. When we know this, we become free. – Buddha


War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. ― George Orwel


I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free. – Rosa Parks

To find yourself, think for yourself. – SOCRATES


He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy against the opposition. -Thomas Paine


The freedom now desired by many is not the freedom to do and dare but freedom from care and worry. -James Truslow Adams


Freedom is realizing you have a choice. -T. F.Hodge


Therefore, true financial freedom is merely a state of being whereby all of your obligations are taken care of for you as you go through your journey on the path of life. – John C. Borg


You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don’t ever count on having both at once. – Robert A. Heinlein




Liberty and equality…will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost. – Aristotle

At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but ambition and energy, the same way most of us start. – Brian Tracy


Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. — Ralph Waldo Emerson


The funny thing about freedom is that choosing one, can negate another, so choose your freedoms carefully and consciously. – LeAura Alderson


To feel that inner calm with one-self is the truest gift of happiness. – Calvin Dillard


When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society. – Anonymous


Do not dream about things you can not reach yourself; your highest achievement is freedom, it can not make you beautiful, rich, strong or happy in the eyes of the world, but can set you free. – Rene Descartes


Freedom – to walk free and own no superior. – Walt Whitman

The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government. – Tacitus


Neither the chains of dictatorship nor the fetters of oppression can keep down the forces of freedom for long. – Angela Merkel


In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.  – Franklin D. Roosevelt


What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage. – BRUCE BARTON


Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. — DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER


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


The price of freedom is still, and always will be, eternal vigilance.- Margaret Thatcher

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right. – Brigham Young


Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. – Hans Christian Andersen


If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. –George Washington


If freedom is short of weapons, we must compensate with willpower. – Adolf Hitler


You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down. – Toni Morrison


My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. – Adlai Stevenson


Freedom is never given; it is won. – A. Philip Randolph

Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure. – Stephen King


A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. – Bob Dylan


True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment. – Dada Vaswani


There’s no greater freedom than the freedom to be yourself. Give yourself that gift, and choose to surround yourself with those who appreciate you exactly as you truly are. – Doe Zantamata


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


A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire, or preserve his freedom. -Malcolm X

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom. ― Søren Kierkegaard


Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity. – Karl Marx


Freedom cannot be bestowed — it must be achieved. – Elbert Hubbard


History does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads. – Charles de Gaulle


Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure. – Scott Adams


Freedom is right to be wrong not the right to do wrong. – John G. Riefenbaker


Many successful people, particularly solopreneurs, are driven by financial or location independence, freedom to do what they love doing, or a desire to have a lifestyle they enjoy. – Joanna Jast

Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. – Toni Morrison




We could eradicate slavery. The laws are in place. The multi-nationals, the world trade organizations, the United Nations, they could end slavery, but they’re not going to do it until and unless we demand it. — Kevin Bales


Money is a guarantee that we may have what we want in the future. Though we need nothing at the moment it insures the possibility of satisfying a new desire when it arises. — Aristotle


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


Appearance and persona in the world is simply a symptom of inner life. – LeAura Alderson

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man’s life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.  – ALBERT EINSTEIN


I am involved in a freedom ride protesting the loss of the minority rights belonging to the few remaining earthbound stars. All we demanded was our right to twinkle. – Marilyn Monroe


Free is the one who has lost everything which is worth living.- Erich Maria Remarque


We gain freedom when we have paid the full price.  – RABINDRANATH TAGORE


We must be willing to pay a price for freedom. – H. L. Mencken


I have an independent streak. You know, it’s kind of hard to tell an independent woman what to do. – Betty Ford

We know what works: Freedom works. We know what’s right: Freedom is right. We know how to secure a more just and prosperous life for man on Earth: through free markets, free speech, free elections, and the exercise of free will unhampered by the state. – GEORGE H. W. BUSH


Authentic freedom is actually the freedom of knowing who you are, why you are here, your purpose in life and where you are going when you leave here.  – Wayne Dyer


Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. — Rosa Luxemburg


The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. […] Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. – Charlie Chaplin


Hermits have no peer pressure.  – Steven Wright

Tolerating imperfections is the price of freedom. – Thomas Sowell


He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. ― ARISTOTLE


Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. – Woodrow Wilson


Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. – Bob Marley


Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free. – Paulo Coelho


The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. – H.L. Mencken


The moment we let go is the moment we find freedom. – Rebekah Stephenson

Because you are in control of your life. Don’t ever forget that. You are what you are because of the conscious and subconscious choices you have made. – Barbara Hall


The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.- Thomas Campbell


Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. – Pope John Paul II


Let go of your story so the universe can write a new one for you. – Marianne Williamson


We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. —William Faulkner


You can be a scared slave or you can be a brave human being. – Maxime Lagacé


A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.― Gilles Deleuze


Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive. – Theodore Roosevelt


Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious than to be able to decide. – Napoleon Bonaparte


Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices. -Theodor W. Adorno


The more decisions that you are a force to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose. – Thornton Wilder


Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful for all of our blessings, and may we never forget to give thanks for the freedom we enjoy. – Catherine Pulsifer


Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?  – KURT VONNEGUT

In the tapestry of human existence, the best freedom quotes weave a narrative of liberation and empowerment. These inspirational quotes about freedom remind us of its essence and inspire growth. Let’s lift spirits and ignite change with the best freedom quotes, whether it’s a personal journey or a social movement.

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