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A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.

A society that does not recognise that each individual has values of his own which he is entitled to follow can have no respect for the dignity of the individual and cannot really know freedom.

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both. See quote detail

A useful definition of liberty is obtained only by seeking the principle of liberty in the main business of human life, that is to say, in the process by which men educate their responses and learn to control their environment.

Americans are a free people, who know that freedom is the right of every person and the future of every nation. The liberty we prize is not America's gift to the world; it is God's gift to humanity.

Americans of every party and background, Americans by choice and by birth, are bound to one another in the cause of freedom.

Americans, of all people, should never be surprised by the power of our ideals. Eventually, the call of freedom comes to every mind and every soul. We do not accept the existence of permanent tyranny because we do not accept the possibility of permanent slavery.

Cabal is the necessary effects of freedom. Where men are left to act, we must calculate on their being governed by their interests and passions. See quote detail

Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.

Economic freedom is an essential requisite for political freedom. By enabling people to cooperate with one another without coercion or central direction, it reduces the area over which political power is exercised. In addition, by dispersing power, the free market provides an offset to whatever concentration of political power may arise. The combination of economic and political power in the same hands is a sure recipe for tyranny. See quote detail

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.

Far from being a hopeless dream, the advance of freedom is the great story of our time. In 1945, there were about two dozen lonely democracies on Earth. Today, there are 122.

For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.

Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric.

Freedom is a means to human excellence, to human happiness, to the fulfillment of human destiny. Freedom is the capacity to choose wisely and to act well as a matter of habit - or, to use the old-fashioned term, as an outgrowth of virtue. Freedom is the means by which, exercising both our reason and our will, we act on the natural longing for truth, for goodness, and for happiness that is built into us as human beings. Freedom is something that grows in us, and the habit of living freedom wisely must be developed through education, which among many other things involves the experience of emulating others who live wisely and well. See quote detail

Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?

Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be. See quote detail

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.

Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom of person under the protection of the habeas corpus, these are principles that have guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation.

Freeing people from oppression and despair is eternally right.


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