A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
A hot bath! I cry, as I sit down in it! Again as I lie flat, a hot bath! How exquisite a pleasure, how luxurious, fervid and flagrant a consolation for the rigors, the austerities, the renunciation of the day.
A hungry man is not a free man.
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity.
A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten.
A slave is a free man if he is content with his lot; a free man is a slave if he seeks more than that.
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment.
All theory is against freedom of the will; all experience for it.
All we have of freedom — all we use or know — this our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.
American freedom consists largely in talking nonsense.
Any honest examination of the national life proves how far we are from the standard of human freedom with which we began. The recovery of this standard demands of everyone who loves this country a hard look at himself, for the greatest achievements must begin somewhere, and they always begin with the person. If we are not capable of this examination, we may yet become one of the most distinguished and monumental failures in the history of nations.
Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.
As for freedom, it will soon cease to exist in any shape or form. Living will depend upon absolute obedience to a strict set of arrangements, which it will no longer be possible to transgress. The air traveler is not free. In the future, life's passengers will be even less so: they will travel through their lives fastened to their (corporate) seats.
Bondage is… subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes.
By the will art thou lost, by the will art thou found, by the will art thou free, captive, and bound.
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.