Aphorisms by theme: Liberty

The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.

Jules Renard

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Liberty, then, about which so many volumes have been written is, when accurately defined, only the power of acting.

Voltaire

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Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.

Jules Renard

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While it is true that an inherently free and scrupulous person may be destroyed, such an individual can never be enslaved or used as a blind tool.

Albert Einstein

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By theme : Liberty Men
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.

John Acton

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By theme : Democracy Liberty State
Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.

Joseph de Maistre

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By theme : Liberty Men Thought
Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.

Epictetus

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The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.

Thomas Jefferson

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Most people do not need freedom because they are afraid of responsibility.

Sigmund Freud

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By theme : Liberty Psychology
Art, like life, should be free, since both are experimental.

George Santayana

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By theme : Art Liberty Life
Such was the happiness of the times that you might think as you chose and speak as you thought.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

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By theme : Liberty Society
Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.

Alexis de Tocqueville

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By theme : Democracy Liberty Philosophy Politics
It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.

Thomas Mann

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The freedom of conscience is a right so sacred, that even the name of tolerance involves a species of tyranny.

Honore de Mirabeau

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Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.

John Acton

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Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.

Charles de Montesquieu

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Every law is an infraction of liberty.

Jeremy Bentham

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Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.

Alexis de Tocqueville

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By theme : Liberty Morality
In free society, art is not a weapon and it does not belong to the sphere of polemics and ideology. Artists are not engineers of the soul.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

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By theme : Art Liberty Politics
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