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Many will view the compromises that will be made during your negotiations as painful concessions. But why not view them as peace offerings, ones that will provide in return the priceless gifts of hope, security and freedom for our children and our children's?~Abdullah II of Jordan

Children Hope Freedom

Justice is never given; it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.~A. Philip Randolph

Relationship Freedom

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

Freedom Never Given

Negroes must be free in order to be equal, and they must be equal in order to be free... Men cannot win freedom unless they win equality. They cannot win equality unless they win freedom.~A. Philip Randolph

Freedom Equality Men

Freedom is never granted; it is won.~A. Philip Randolph

Freedom Never Granted

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

Freedom America Lose

China has not established the rule of law and if there is a power above the law there is no social justice. Everybody can be subjected to harm. I'm just a citizen: my life is equal in value to any other. But I'm thankful that when I lost my freedom so many people shared feelings and put such touching effort into helping me.~Ai Weiwei

Life Thankful Freedom

Widespread state control over art and culture has left no room for freedom of expression in the country. For more than 60 years, anyone with a dissenting opinion has been suppressed. Chinese art is merely a product: it avoids any meaningful engagement. There is no larger context. Its only purpose is to charm viewers with its ambiguity.~Ai Weiwei

Art Freedom Culture

Freedom of speech means freedom for those who you despise, and freedom to express the most despicable views. It also means that the government cannot pick and choose which expressions to authorize and which to prevent.~Alan Dershowitz

Freedom Government Speech

An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense... that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.~Alan Greenspan

Freedom Gold Economic

I don't believe in firing professors. They have academic freedom.~Alan Dershowitz

Freedom Believe Academic

We don't have an Official Secrets Act in the United States, as other countries do. Under the First Amendment, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of association are more important than protecting secrets.~Alan Dershowitz

Freedom Important Speech

I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom.~Alan Rickman

Freedom Discipline Think

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

Freedom World Free

Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.~Aldous Huxley

Freedom Liberty True

In climbing, sponsors typically support an athlete but provide very little direction, giving the climber free rein to follow his or her passion toward whatever is inspiring. It's a wonderful freedom, in many ways similar to that of an artist who simply lives his life and creates whatever moves him.~Alex Honnold

Life Freedom Passion

Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Freedom Heart Memory

Freedom comes with a lot of responsibility. When you are by yourself, you have to develop a third eye.~Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Freedom Responsibility Eye

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.~Alexis de Tocqueville

Freedom Independence Mind

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.~Alexis de Tocqueville

Freedom Equality Slavery

I think if we get freedom for women, then they are probably going to do a lot of things that I wish they wouldn't do. But it seems to me that isn't our business to say what they should do with it. It is our business to see that they get it.~Alice Paul

Women Business Freedom

Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.~Andrea Dworkin

Women Freedom Justice

As long as there is rape... there is not going to be any peace or justice or equality or freedom. You are not going to become what you want to become or who you want to become. You are not going to live in the world you want to live in.~Andrea Dworkin

Freedom Peace Justice

Freedom is a struggle, and we do it together. Not only together as black citizens, but black and white together.~Andrew Young

Freedom Black And White

My name became known because I was, one might say accidentally the target of state repression and because so many people throughout the country and other parts of the world organized around the demand for my freedom.~Angela Davis

Freedom World People

We know the road to freedom has always been stalked by death.~Angela Davis

Death Freedom Road

I don't think I am that hands-on. I'm much more of a believer in finding a great team of people and trusting them to follow their instincts. They work better when they feel they have freedom and they are trusted.~Anna Wintour

Work Freedom Team

The First Amendment freedom of religion is as important today as when the Bill of Rights was first written.~Arlen Specter

Freedom Today Religion

As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.~Arnold J. Toynbee

Nature Freedom God

Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players... they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.~Arsene Wenger

Fear Failure Freedom

Modernism released us from the constraints of everything that had gone before with a euphoric sense of freedom.~Arthur Erickson

Freedom Everything Gone

I'm not ambitious. I don't want to get anywhere, I don't want anything more. I sometimes think that for me that is the real freedom, that I don't want anything. I don't want money or prizes. I want people to know that a war is going to be fought.~Arundhati Roy

War Money Freedom

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.~Ayn Rand

Freedom Progress Man

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.~A. J. Liebling

Freedom Politics Own

That President Mohammad Khatami's policies have been blocked is the bitterest incident in the contemporary Iranian history. This means that the wishes of millions of people who voted for Khatami and called for freedom and justice have been ignored... Why should cultural activities and journalism be so risky in Iran?~Abdolkarim Soroush

History Freedom Justice

I like the freedom of podcasting. With podcasting you can really mess around with the form and the format. You can do as much time as you like without having to pause for commercials.~Adam Carolla

Time Freedom You

While some misuse their freedom to perpetrate evil, millions respond by feeling compelled to use their freedom to do good.~Adam Hamilton

Good Freedom Evil

The death of dictator Kim Jong-Il has cast all eyes on North Korea, a country without literature or freedom or truth.~Adam Johnson

Death Freedom Truth

I like having the freedom to dress as I desire.~Alber Elbaz

Freedom Dress Desire

Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you.~Alice Miller

Freedom College People

The little platoon of the black community is the church. Our Christian faith is based on individual freedom from sin and the personal decision to find spiritual liberty that leads to a better life here on Earth and for eternity. On Sundays in America, the most conservative people can be found in black churches.~Allen West

Life Faith Freedom

I think one of the greatest gifts you can give to someone is just access to the possibility of freedom that you don't have to be totally depressed and enslaved by your own environment.~Amanda Palmer

Freedom Greatest You

A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom.~Amiri Baraka

Freedom Man Free

I made a vow to myself while I was a hostage that if I were lucky enough to live and to get out of Somalia, I would do something meaningful with my life - and specifically something that would be meaningful in the country where I'd lost my freedom.~Amanda Lindhout

Life Myself Freedom

Genghis Khan decreed religious tolerance for all of his conquered peoples. So I think he definitely would approve of our constitutional protections of freedom of religion. I think he would also approve of the way the U.S. has been able to attract talented people from all over the world.~Amy Chua

Freedom Religion World

The little black dress expresses a moment of freedom and individuality every time.~Andre Leon Talley

Time Freedom Moment

Singing provides a true sense of lightheartedness. If I sing when I am alone, I feel wonderful. It's freedom.~Andrea Bocelli

Freedom Alone I Am

Time misspent in youth is sometimes all the freedom one ever has.~Anita Brookner

Time Freedom Youth

Freedom is not negotiable.~Andy Garcia


But if you can create an honorable livelihood, where you take your skills and use them and you earn a living from it, it gives you a sense of freedom and allows you to balance your life the way you want.~Anita Roddick

Life Freedom Balance

Children should have enough freedom to be themselves - once they've learned the rules.~Anna Quindlen

Children Parenting Freedom

Charles was very intent to use his years as Prince of Wales to make his mark while he still had freedom of maneuver that he wouldn't have as King. The first subject he really went for was architecture. It made an impact.~Anthony Holden

Freedom Architecture King

The case for freedom, the case for our constitutional principles the case for our heritage has to be made anew in each generation. The work of freedom is never done.~Anthony Kennedy

Work Freedom Generation

As the Constitution endures, persons in every generation can invoke its principles in their own search for greater freedom.~Anthony Kennedy

Freedom Generation Search

Westerns are simple stories where there's good and there's evil and where people had a sense of space and freedom. Growing up in the city, as a kid, you've never really seen that before. It's a beautiful dream to go from concrete to big skies, dirt and horses.~Antoine Fuqua

Beautiful Good Freedom

I'm the age now that Rock was when he picked me up, so I can understand how he felt - how his fame limited his freedom. You get kinder as you go along.~Armistead Maupin

Age Freedom Me

It is a fact that the Left routinely resists, then as now: Americans fought and died in Vietnam for freedom, just as they are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan today. Whatever mistakes generals and policymakers have made along the way cannot detract from that essential truth - which should be a part of any reliable history.~Arthur L. Herman

History Freedom Truth

It may sound very strange, but I love the freedom that writing a novel gives me. It is an unhindered experience. If I come after a bad day, I can decide that my protagonist will die on page 100 of my novel in a 350-page story.~Ashwin Sanghi

Love Experience Freedom

India was secular even when Muslims hadn't come here and Christians hadn't set foot on this soil. It is not as if India became secular after they came. They came with their own modes of worship, and they, too, were given a place of honor and respect. They had the freedom to worship God as per their wish and inclination.~Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Respect Freedom God

What I discovered in Berlin was this immense freedom because it felt like you could start any kind of project and nobody would care... and that's what I sort of adopted to my own.~Agnes Obel

Freedom Care Start

The Amazons were notorious for their freedom: their sexual freedom, their freedom to hunt, to be outdoors, to go to war; and the Greeks, both men and women alike, were fascinated by these stories. Maybe it was a safe way to explore the idea of women who could be equals of men.~Adrienne Mayor

Women War Freedom

I wanted to be the moron of the family, because morons seemed to have more fun, more freedom and more personality.~Alice Sebold

Family Freedom Personality

Coolidge believed that government officials who tell themselves that spending benefits the economy delude themselves and the citizens. Government budgets promote human freedom.~Amity Shlaes

Freedom Government Economy

I'm just kind of taking a break now and enjoying the freedom of making my own choices. When you're on a television show for six years, they run your schedule.~Andrew Shue

Freedom Choices Television

Men are recognizing that they have been forced to conform to a very narrow and rather two-dimensional picture of maleness and manhood that they have never had the freedom to question.~Andrew Cohen

Freedom Men Picture

Freedom has no history.~Andrew Cohen

History Freedom

Beauty of mind creates freedom. Freedom of mind creates beauty.~Ann Demeulemeester

Beauty Freedom Mind

I think we recognize as Americans there are certain things that are just primary to the freedoms and liberties that we enjoy here and religious freedom is one of the most important things we as Americans cherish.~Ann Romney

Freedom Enjoy Important

The most important issue we have to deal with is freedom of movement.~Anna Lindh

Freedom Important Most

It's great to have the freedom to enjoy your work and not feel like you're leaving your other life behind.~Anna Paquin

Life Work Freedom

I do outlines when I'm writing with someone, but they also need to have a certain amount of freedom.~Anne McCaffrey

Freedom Writing Someone

Freedom under law is hard work. If rulers cannot be trusted with arbitrary power, it is up to citizens to raise their voices at injustice.~Anthony Lewis

Work Hard Work Freedom

I think I prefer producing a little more than DJing because you have more freedom, you can make anything you want; it doesn't necessarily have to be four to the floor. You can go more with your mood, or the atmosphere that you're in.~Armin van Buuren

Freedom Want You

There's parts of it that I connect to - being a father and everything - but 'Mamma Mia!' allows me to go out there and be me and have fun. I've never really had the chance to do that with so much freedom.~Aaron Lazar

Father Freedom Fun

My mum is an artist and very into creative expression and freedom.~Abbie Cornish

Freedom Creative Artist

The Polish freedom movement of 1968 lost its confrontation with police violence; the Prague Spring was crushed by the armies of five Warsaw Pact members. But in both countries, 1968 gave birth to a new political consciousness.~Adam Michnik

Spring Freedom Political

Every revolution, bloody or not, has two phases. The first phase is defined by the struggle for freedom, the second by the struggle for power and revenge on the votaries of the ancien regime.~Adam Michnik

Freedom Power Struggle

If they are willing to give women economic freedom in that home, if they are willing to live by the standard they wish women to live by, then homes will be preserves.~Agnes Macphail

Women Home Freedom

Everywhere that the struggle for national freedom has triumphed, once the authorities agreed, there were military coups d'etat that overthrew their leaders. That is the result time and time again.~Ahmed Ben Bella

Time Freedom Struggle

I can say now: all the combatants who participated in the fight for freedom in South America came to Algeria; it's from there that all those who fought left. We trained them, we arranged for the weapons to reach them, we created networks.~Ahmed Ben Bella

Freedom Fight America

With my government, we engaged in bringing our help to fights for national freedom. At that precise moment, several countries were still colonised or had barely overcome colonisation. This was the case in practically all of Africa. We supported them.~Ahmed Ben Bella

Freedom Moment Government

The important matter is freedom. When the people choose what they want, it is good for them and for us.~Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

Good Freedom People

You cannot expect so much freedom in a land of 1.3 billion people.~Alex Chiu

Freedom People You

I prefer to play the bad guy - it gives you more freedom as an actor.~Alex Pettyfer

Freedom You Play

It's always been something I've been searching for - freedom. It's a very relative thing. It means different things to different people.~Alvin Lee

Freedom People Different

No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily.~Andre Breton

Life Freedom Moment

They gave us the freedom just to play and have fun.~Anthony Anderson

Freedom Fun Play

Usually in France we prefer to say bad things about the Nouvelle Vague, but I'm always impressed with its freedom and the fact of not making a film to give your opinion but just as a piece of art, which to me means the Nouvelle Vague.~Arnaud Desplechin

Art Freedom Me

Thus, the struggle for peace includes the struggle for freedom and justice for the masses of all countries.~Arthur Henderson

Freedom Peace Justice

Color always vexed me because I would fight with the media I was using. I love coloring in Photoshop, and it's freed me to pursue ideas and techniques I wouldn't have otherwise attempted. Since I get to take an assignment from concept to final execution, I have more freedom in my idea-making processes.~Adam Hughes

Love Freedom Fight

I'm honored to have the endorsement of FreedomWorks. I look forward to earning the individual support of the grassroots conservatives who make up the heart and soul of this organization that has done so much to promote freedom and pro-growth fiscal policies.~Adam Hasner

Freedom Heart Support

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.~Adlai Stevenson

Dreams Freedom Car

Now it is time to make historic reassessments in order to transform our region into one of stability, freedom, prosperity, cultural revival and co-existence. In this new regional order there should be less violence and fewer barriers between countries, societies and sects.~Ahmet Davutoglu

Time Freedom Violence

I love doing comedy, and that's the thing I will always go back to, really, but I'd love to have the freedom to do sort of 'meaty' roles but also have the freedom to do the sort of films I want to make, like what Woody Allen does. You forget he's funny because you're so gripped by the story, but they still make you laugh.~Alice Lowe

Love Funny Freedom

My definition of freedom is still ruled by the reluctance to live a conventional life, from Emilio Salgari's pirates.~Alvaro Enrigue

Life Freedom Live

People say to me 'You're a big Hollywood star', and I find it so funny. I still feel as though I'm the girl from Golders Green. I lead such a boring, normal life. I still go shopping in Sainsbury's. If the ability to do that was taken away from me, I'd go barmy. You lose your freedom. Be careful what you wish for.~Amanda Donohoe

Life Funny Freedom

I find that all great directors, and I would include Ben Affleck and Clint Eastwood in that, they have great confidence. And with great confidence comes great freedom for the actor.~Amy Ryan

Freedom Confidence Great

The road to freedom must be uphill, even if it is arduous and frustrating.~Andrew Goodman

Freedom Road Must

In many ways, my attachment to human freedom was completely compatible with my right to live freely as a homosexual.~Andrew Sullivan

Freedom Live Human

In The Police, in a trio situation - which I've come back to now - it's just so wide open that it does actually provide this arena where you can play with a certain freedom.~Andy Summers

Freedom Police You

If you start to just aim for what the audience wants to hear, you're already hamstrung because you don't have any freedom.~Andy Richter

Freedom Start Aim

I liked sculpting better than painting. You have more freedom in sculpting.~Anthony Quinn

Freedom Painting Better

There are those who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American Dream.~Archibald MacLeish

Freedom American Dream Man

What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose: the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice.~Archibald MacLeish

Freedom Choice Choose

Freedom is the right to one's dignity as a man.~Archibald MacLeish

Freedom Man Dignity

There are those, I know, who will reply that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is. It is the American Dream.~Archibald MacLeish

Freedom American Dream Man

I'm an artist, and I go in the studio and make my music. And then I'll give it to my dad and he does what he does. And he does, you know, the press, and figuring out shows and whatnot. When it comes to my artistic freedom, he doesn't, like, step on my toes or anything.~Ashlee Simpson

Music Freedom Dad

The stories from Iran's present and past are reminders that freedom, democracy and human rights, or fundamentalism, fascism and terrorism are not geographically and culturally determined, but universal.~Azar Nafisi

Freedom Past Democracy

Usually, it is not my habit to address religious issues on the floor. I strongly believe in a person's right to religious freedom, as well as the separation of church and state.~Alcee Hastings

Freedom Believe Church

I've run a lot of miles over the years, some fast and some not so fast. I've won some big races and I've had some big disappointments, but I enjoy the freedom of running and the challenge of training and competition as much now as when I first started back in high school.~Alberto Salazar

Freedom School Challenge

We had many books and pictures... my parents' way of life doubtless left a lasting impression on me. They created an atmosphere in which a certain kind of freedom could exist. This may well account for my seeking a related sense of liberty as I grew up.~Alfred Stieglitz

Life Parents Freedom

The acting is something that will always be a part of my life, but the writing gives me a lot more creative freedom. You're a pawn in somebody else's chess game, whereas as a writer and as a director, you get to call the shots. And that's very thrilling.~Amber Benson

Life Freedom Creative

My childhood memories are amazing; I had freedom in every way - but I see everything from a different perspective now that I live outside.~Ana de Armas

Memories Freedom Childhood

I think a lot of nice things happen when you're driving, or when you're on a plane, or whatever. There's a certain freedom that comes along with motion.~Andrew Dost

Freedom Driving Nice

As much as I'm drawn to writing about teenage girls, I like the idea of having the freedom to branch out and write about different ages, for different ages.~Ann Brashares

Freedom Writing Different

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.~Anna Julia Cooper

Freedom Humanity Party

I enjoy doing my work, and I don't want to deal with the other things. When you enjoy doing your work so much, why deal with where to show, how to show, what to do? If the artist finds the right gallery which respects their work and gives them that freedom to do whatever they want to do, the artist can focus on his work.~A. Balasubramaniam

Work Freedom Focus

It is true that a large percentage of the Western world hopes that I am imprisoned or dead. But all my people, the Palestinians and the Arabs, wish me long life and freedom.~Abu Abbas

Life Freedom I Am

You know, I go to work in a great office every day, and the amount of freedom that goes with being a pro golfer on the tour is awesome. So I get to enjoy my weeks off away from the course, and then I get to go to work on some of the best golf courses in the world out here.~Adam Derek Scott

Work Best Freedom

'Freedom of belief and worship is the most important guarantee of social peace.~Ahmet Necdet Sezner

Freedom Peace Important

The priest is Christ's slave, and Christ himself took the form of a slave and became obedient to death. So the priest in serving human needs lives a Godward life, possessed by God and witnessing that only when lives are utterly possessed by God do they find their true freedom.~Arthur Middleton

Life Death Freedom

You will not make a man wiser by taking freedom of action from him. A man can only learn when he is free to act.~Auberon Herbert

Freedom Man Learn

I can't be a spokesman for anything other than my own concerns. I have to be free to wrestle with my own preoccupations, and if I'm bringing any political awareness to that process, that mitigates my freedom.~Ayad Akhtar

Freedom Political Free

All is foreseen, but freedom of choice is given.~Akiva ben Joseph

Freedom Choice Given

Most of us live in a safe world. We don't have to fight for our values, we don't have to fight for our freedom, we don't have a sense of injustice.~Alan J. Pakula

Freedom World Fight

Whenever regulation increases, personal freedom decreases.~Alan Wilson

Freedom Personal

And Marx spoke of the fact that socialism will be the kingdom of freedom, where man realizes himself in a way that humankind has never seen before. This was an inspiring body of literature to read.~Albert Maltz

Freedom Man Literature

I am not aspiring to be a senior bureaucrat. It would limit my freedom.~Alexander Lebedev

Freedom I Am Limit

There was a huge lack of freedom in communist regimes, but at least they had humanity at the center of their thinking.~Alexis Tsipras

Freedom Thinking Humanity

There is no doubt that Iraqis, like Australians and Americans, love and desire freedom. However, if freedom doesn't mean the right to complete self-determination, unfettered by interests other than one's own, then that freedom is less than worthless - it's oppression.~Amir Butler

Love Freedom Doubt

We, in the late '60s, '70s and '80s, are acting like we have just discovered freedom and liberation. But I'm sure that many women have worked for that for such a long time.~Angeles Mastretta

Time Women Freedom

'The Look' is my first documentary, and I enjoyed the freedom of working within a small team.~Angelina Maccarone

Freedom Team Small

The people who founded America, who fought for its freedom, did not look to anyone else to get them out of their troubles. They took matters into their own hands and answered only to God and their peers. In today's world, sacrifice and hardship are not in the everyday language, and instant gratification is foremost.~Ann Rinaldi

Freedom God Today

All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort.~Anna C. Brackett

Freedom Effort Acting

Man should be master of his environment, not its slave. That is what freedom means.~Anthony Eden

Freedom Man Environment

I'm a feminist, a 21st-century feminist - which means choice and freedom. One has the right to be both glamorous and ethically structured.~Arielle Dombasle

Freedom Choice Right

I Knew why I felt at home. The spirit of freedom was hovering over that play yard as it did all over France at that time. A country was free again.~Audie Murphy

Time Home Freedom

And freedom is what America means to the world.~Audie Murphy

Freedom World America

They were singing in French, but the melody was freedom and any American could understand that.~Audie Murphy

Freedom American Singing