22 Inspiring Quotes About Freedom

This Fourth of July, as you watch the sky light up with red, white and blue, remind yourself of the meaning behind the holiday with these 22 quotes about freedom:


“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” - Charlotte Bronte Click To Tweet

“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” - Mahatma Gandhi Click To Tweet

 
“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” - Aung San Suu Kyi Click To Tweet

 
 
 
 

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt Click To Tweet

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” - William Faulkner Click To Tweet

“Freedom lies in being bold.” - Robert Frost Click To Tweet

“America is another name for opportunity.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Click To Tweet

“Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.” - Herbert Hoover Click To Tweet

“This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.” - Lyndon B. Johnson Click To Tweet

“I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.” - Theodore Roosevelt Click To Tweet

“Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.” - Epictetus Click To Tweet

“Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.” - Daniel J. Boorstin Click To Tweet

“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 Click To Tweet

“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” - Albert Einstein Click To Tweet

“The essence of America—that which really unites us—is not ethnicity, or nationality, or religion. It is an idea—and what an idea it is: that you can come from humble circumstances and do great things.” - Condoleezza Rice Click To Tweet

“I believe in America because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.” - Wendell Willkie Click To Tweet

“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” - Kahlil Gibran Click To Tweet

“Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.” - Louis D. Brandeis Click To Tweet

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in July 2016 and has been updated for freshness.
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9 Comments

  1. Avatar Krishnendu Pramanick on April 20, 2019 at 4:47 am

    Hi, great post! Freedom is a feeling. It is the most important feeling to have in an individual. It is freedom which lets one think and function freely at their own will.

  2. Avatar Mohamed on July 5, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    This post is great and important to every ones real life.

  3. Avatar Jerry Pompilio on July 5, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Loved the post, As I posted on FB, so why are so many people willing to freely give it up?

  4. Avatar Jacob Wilson on July 6, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Freedom; the persistent wonderful thoughts that flow through our beautiful imaginations, allowing us to visualize and manifest all that we desire.

    • Avatar Ananda Welihena on July 3, 2020 at 11:05 pm

      Freedom is not about being away from conflicts; It is the ability to manage and cope with them till they gradually remain and disappear. Ananda Welihena, Sri Lanka.

  5. Avatar Debby Rennet on January 23, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Great post 👍🏻👍🏻

  6. Avatar Biswarup Das on June 6, 2020 at 5:32 am

    None of us really want to be free, for to be free means we are responsible for ourselves in every way.

  7. Avatar john divine on July 3, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    Freedom is both a joy and a responsibility. A joy for everyone to live a creative, enthusiastic and worthwhile life. A responsibility to do all we can so that everyone can experience the joy.

  8. Avatar Robert (Rob) Powell on July 4, 2020 at 7:01 am

    Thank you for this. A good read to wake up to. Happy 4th.

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