Notable Quotes

 definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” 

— Adlai Stevenson
Detriot Speech, 1952 



“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not vwant to hear.” 

— George Orwell.



“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



“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.”

— Mark Twain



“We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.
We have, as all will agree, a free Government, where every man has a right to be equal with every other man.
In this great struggle, this form of Government and every form of human right is endangered if our enemies succeed.

— Abraham Lincoln



“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

— Benjamin Franklin,
Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin



“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

— Benjamin Franklin, 
Silence Dogood, The Busy-Body, and Early Writings.



“Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here. This is the war room.”

— President Merkin Muffley
 (Peter Sellers), Dr. Strangelove