Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.
Responsibility is the price of freedom.
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practise it.
The law will never make men free, it is men that have to make the law free.
Henry David Thoreau
Freedom is contagious. That’s why despots fear it so much.
Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.
Franklin D Roosevelt
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
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.
Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F Kennedy
If you think that you are bound, you remain bound; you make your own bondage. If you know that you are free, you are free this moment. This is knowledge, knowledge of freedom. Freedom is the goal of all nature.
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(This story appears in the 23 August, 2013 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)