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Appreciation of freedom

It is only after slavery and prison that the sweetest appreciation of freedom can come.
Malcolm X

Beautiful African name
Cassius Clay is a name that white people gave to my slave master. Now that I am free, that I don't belong anymore to anyone, that I'm not a slave anymore, I gave back their white name, and I chose a beautiful African one.
Muhammad Ali

Being unconscious of freedom
Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was.
D. H. Lawrence

Born free
Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Condemned to be free
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Discussing it freely
Men are never so likely to settle a question rightly as when they discuss it freely.
Lord Macaulay

Fight for freedom
You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being
Malcolm X

If you're not ready to die for it, take the word freedom out of your vocabulary.
Malcolm X

Getting Freedom
You get your freedom by letting your enemy know that you'll do anything to get it. Then you'll get it. It's the only way you'll get it.
Malcolm X

Where globalization means, as it so often does, that the rich and powerful now have new means to further enrich and empower themselves at the cost of the poorer and weaker, we have a responsibility to protest in the name of universal freedom.
Nelson Mandela

There is no such thing as liberty. You only change one sort of domination for another. All we can do is to choose our master.
D. H. Lawrence

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

No one is truly free
No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.

Nobody can give you freedom
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
Malcolm X

Only free men
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
Nelson Mandela

Part freedom
There is no such thing as part freedom.
Nelson Mandela

This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.

The best road
The best road to progress is freedom's road.
John F. Kennedy

To be free
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

To be free
I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
Charles Dickens

To enjoy freedom
To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.
Virginia Woolf

Walk to freedom
There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
Nelson Mandela

What is freedom?
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
George Orwell

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

What's been done to you
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
Jean-Paul Sartre

With such hard knocks
Do not allow to slip away from you freedoms the people who came before you won with such hard knocks.
D. H. Lawrence

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