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The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
Jules Renard
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By theme : Liberty  

The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
Jules Renard
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Liberty, then, about which so many volumes have been written is, when accurately defined, only the power of acting.
Voltaire
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Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.
Jules Renard
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While it is true that an inherently free and scrupulous person may be destroyed, such an individual can never be enslaved or used as a blind tool.
Albert Einstein
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By theme : Liberty   Men    

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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By theme : Liberty   Politics    

The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
John Acton
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By theme : Democracy     Liberty   State    

Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.
Joseph de Maistre
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By theme : Liberty   Men     Thought    

Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
Epictetus
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The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.
Thomas Jefferson
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Most people do not need freedom because they are afraid of responsibility.
Sigmund Freud
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By theme : Liberty   Psychology    

Art, like life, should be free, since both are experimental.
George Santayana
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Such was the happiness of the times that you might think as you chose and speak as you thought.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus
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By theme : Liberty   Society    

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
Alexis de Tocqueville
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By theme : Democracy     Liberty   Philosophy     Politics    

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
Thomas Mann
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By theme : Democracy     Liberty   Society    

The freedom of conscience is a right so sacred, that even the name of tolerance involves a species of tyranny.
Honore de Mirabeau
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Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.
John Acton
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Liberty is the right to do what the law permits.
Charles de Montesquieu
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Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Jeremy Bentham
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Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
Alexis de Tocqueville
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By theme : Liberty   Morality    

 
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