Today we look through freedom quotations and sayings. Great thinkers, famous politicians, renowned writers, and artists have debated the meaning of freedom throughout history. As you know freedom means different things to different people.

freedom quotes and sayings to set you freeLet’s take a look at these great freedom quotes and sayings to set you free below:


“No man is free who is not a master of himself.” – Epictetus


“If you love something let it go free. If it doesn’t come back, you never had it. If it comes back, love it forever.” – Doug Horton


“Some books leave us free and some books make us free.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.” – Voltaire


“If your life is free of failures, you’re not taking enough risks.” – Unknown


“Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head” – Ann Landers


“The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off.” – Gloria Steinem


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


“Freedom begins between the ears.” – Edward Abbey


“The patriot’s blood is the seed of freedom’s tree.” – Thomas Campbell


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


“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.” – Moshe Dayan


“Freedom means choosing your burden.” – Hephzibah Menuhin


“Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.” – Harry Emerson Fosdick


“Liberty doesn’t work as well in practice as it does in speeches.” – Will Rogers


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


“Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


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


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


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


“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost


“Man is condemned to be free.” – Jean-Paul Sartre


“If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that too.” – W. Somerset Maugham


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


“When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.” – Charles Evans Hughes


“Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus


“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” – Malcolm X


“A man’s worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes.” – Thomas H. Huxley