Gaining freedom quotes:

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  • We gain freedom when we have paid the full price. -- Rabindranath Tagore
  • America gains most when individuals have great freedom to pursue personal goals without undue government interference. -- Sylvia Earle
  • Freedom must be gained step by step, slowly. Freedom is a food which must be carefully administered when people are too hungry for it. -- Lech Walesa
  • There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and attachment. -- Harriet Ann Jacobs
  • The paradox of faith is that when we conform our lives to Christ then we gain our true freedom. And its fruit is profound and lasting happiness. -- Vincent Nichols
  • Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise. -- Alexander Meiklejohn
  • I think I had more freedom when I began making films. I did not know what could not be done. I was naive. I did what I wanted to. As you gain awareness, you start losing freedom. -- Anurag Kashyap
  • It seemed to be inadmissible to give in on such a fundamental point. This would have meant that any one who would have wanted to be a terrorist could gain eventually their freedom thanks to another kidnapping. -- Robert Bourassa
  • All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort. -- Anna Brackett
  • Matangi's mantra is aim, which is MIA backwards. She fights for freedom of speech and stands for truth, and lives in the ghetto because her dad was the first person in Hindu mythology who came from the 'hood, but had gained enlightenment through not being a Brahmin. -- M.I.A.
  • Young Egyptians, gazing through the windows of the Internet, have gained a keener sense than many of their elders of the freedoms and opportunities they lack. They have found in social media a way to interact and share ideas, bypassing, in virtual space, the restrictions placed on physical freedom of assembly. -- Mohamed ElBaradei
  • I lived in China for 9 years straight. I saw how my Chinese friends benefited and gained much more freedom to determine the course of their lives, their jobs, their creative works, and their identities over the course of a decade. Much of this increased freedom is thanks to economic engagement by the West. -- Rebecca MacKinnon
  • There are few things in politics more annoying than the Right's utter conviction that it owns the patent on the word 'freedom' that when its leaders stand up for the rights of banks to be unregulated or capital gains to be untaxed, that it is actually and obviously standing up for human liberty, the noblest cause of them all. -- Thomas Frank
  • There is nothing but nonviolence to fall back upon for retaining our freedom, even as we had to do for gaining it. -- Mahatma Gandhi
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