Quotes: On Freedom

FREEDOM…is not free (written mostly on WAR memorials)

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“Man is not free to be free.”
–Jean Paul Sartre

 “We are alone, with no excuses. That is the idea I shall try to convey when I say that man is condemned to be free. Condemned, because he did not create himself, yet, in other respects he is free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.”
–Jean Paul Sartre

“Existence precedes and rules essence.”
–Jean Paul Sartre

“Man is not doomed for a certain destiny.”
–Author Unknown

 “You cannot choose to not choose because then, it would still be a choice.”
–Author Unknown

 “The value of your choice is acquired only after you have chosen it.”
–Jean Paul Sartre

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.”
-Pope John Paul II

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”

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

“Your hurt may have harmed you, but it doesn’t have to destroy you.”

“Now though, I am convinced that no one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without having it.”
-Paulo Coelho

“Without struggle, too, there is no freedom.”
–Elias, Noli Me Tangere

“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you. Rather, ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.”
-John F. Kennedy

“Are you willing to pay the price your freedom will cost?”

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