Freedom Quotations

 

Is it a freedom to be slaves or a freedom to be free, of which  we boast?—Journal, 15 February 1851
What is the value of any political freedom, but as a means to moral freedom?—Journal, 15 February 1851
What is it [to] be born free and equal, and not to live? What is the value of any political freedom, but as a means to moral freedom? It is a freedom to be slaves or freedom to be free, of which we boast?—Journal, 16 February 1851
We are a nation of politicians, concerned about the outsides of freedom, the means and outmost defenses of freedom. It is our children's children who may perchance be essentially free.—Journal, 16 February 1851
Men talk of freedom! How many are free to think? free from fear, from perturbation, from prejudice?—Journal, 6 May 1858
Perhaps I am more than usually jealous with respect to my freedom.—"Life without Principle"
I am freer than any planet.—  Journal, 21 March 1840
I never met a man who cast a free and healthy glance over life.—Journal, 1 August 1841
What other liberty is there worth having, if we have not freedom & peace in our minds, if our inmost & most private man is but a sour & turbid pool.—Journal, 26 October 1853
Thank God, no Hindoo tyranny prevailed at the framing of the world, but we are freemen of the universe, and not sentenced to any cast.—A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers 
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