The subjects of war, freedom and humanity have been trending on Twitter today. While our nation is one of the greatest democracies in the world, we still have a history with roots in the degradation and marginalization of others. Despite this history, however, we also know what freedom looks like.
Our #TuesdayThoughts are on the meaning of freedom with quotes from some of the greatest minds from around the globe.
- “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
- “Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost
- “We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” – William Faulkner
- “I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.” – Rosa Parks
- “Freedom is never given; it is won.” – A. Philip Randolph
- “Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.” – Daniel J. Boorstin
- “Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” – Kahlil Gibran
- “Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be.” – James Baldwin
- “Freedom has always been an expensive thing. History is fit testimony to the fact that freedom is rarely gained without sacrifice and self-denial.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “This is my doctrine: Give every other human being every right you claim for yourself.” – Robert G. Ingersoll
- “Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. It is itself the highest political end.” – John Dalberg-Acton
- “To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- “Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.” – Cicero
- “Freedom is the will to be responsible for ourselves.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
- “Freedom is never free.” – Maya Angelou
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