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    freedom Quotes

    The task for sociology is to come to the help of the individual. We have to be in service of freedom. It is something we have lost sight of.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: freedom  lost  service  help 
    It is so true that in liquid modernity freedom was, so to speak, let off the leash, and for a quite a number of years the freedom of choice was "in principle" unlimited. One result was the weakening of inter-human bonds, particularly inherited bonds, and the counterfactual assumption that individuals must and can fend for themselves.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: freedom  choice  true  year 
    For one to be free there must be at least two. Freedom signifies a social relation, an asymmetry of social conditions: essentially it implies social difference-it presumes and implies the presence of social division. Some can be free only in so far as there is a form of dependence they can aspire to escape.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: freedom 
    Freedom without security portends chaos, perpetual anxiety and fear.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: fear  freedom  anxiety  chaos 
    In the last thirty years we have gained enormous amount of freedom (everywhere, except perhaps in places like Burma or North Korea), but we lost quite a large amount of security. Because of all sorts of reasons, because of globalization which stripped the nation state of a large part of its sovereignty away, because of the dismantling of the so-called welfare state. As a result, people feel simultaneously much freer and much more insecure.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: people  freedom  lost  year 
    If you look back on the history of the 20th century, the 19th century or even to the ancien régime of the 18th, you will see that first people rebelled against the order of the things because of lack of liberty, and demanded more freedom. And when they got more freedom, they got frightened, and they desired more security for a change. After a while, they started complaining, although more secure, they also become more dependent and rule-bound.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: people  freedom  liberty 
    In a nutshell: if freedom visualised by the Enlightenment and demanded/promised by Marx was made to the measure of the ideal producer; the market-promoted freedom is designed with the ideal consumer in mind; neither of the two is "more genuine" than the other.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    An ideal and flawless freedom, "complete freedom", enabling without disabling, is I believe an oxymoron in metaphysics as much as it is an unreachable goal in social life.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: freedom  believe  goal 
    Security without freedom means slavery.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: freedom  slavery 
    The more security we have, the less freedom there is; more freedom means less security. You can hardly enough of both at the same time.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: time  freedom 
    After many years of thinking, reading and writing and looking, I came to believe that there are two basic, essential values which are indispensable for humane, decent, dignified life: one is freedom, and the other is security.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    Freedom is the slogan of the strong, who feel self confident, self sufficient to do it alone.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: freedom  self  alone  strong 
    I was watching the TV broadcasts interviewing people stranded at airports for days on end, losing their holidays, their important business meetings and the long-awaited ability to see their families... In short, suffering. No one complained, though! They kept repeating: we are so grateful for the care taken of our safety, for feeling. They were ready to surrender a good deal of their human dignity, individuality, freedom of choice.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    Freedom is the slogan which speaks to the ears of people who feel strong enough to manage on their own using their own resources, who can do without dependency because they can do without others caring for them.
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    tags: people  freedom  strong 
    The internet's like one big bathroom wall with a lot of people who anonymously can say really mean things. It's fine, I believe in freedom of speech and I think people should think what they want, but I don't care to hear it.
    — Zooey Deschanel
    Frankly, I don't think you should perform in a plaza where thousands of Cubans have been subjected to the death penalty, by firing squad, including three young black men in 2003. What is needed in Cuba is a concert in favor of democracy, civil liberties for the people, the freedom of political prisoners, free elections and the expulsion of dictatorial power.
    — Zoe Valdes
    If I was born into a household with anxiety about money, I wouldn't have had as much freedom to be in my own world. So it's impossible for me to divorce the privilege of my childhood from the other things.
    — Zoe Kazan
    My greatest accomplishment is the freedom for doing what I want to do with my music...I love my freedom so I'm happy I am a free artist.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: freedom  artist 
    I'm not a slave to the recording industry. I have the freedom to make an album that I want to make and do it the way I want.
    — Ziggy Marley
    tags: freedom 
    ...people of old deemed freedom from greed precious, and this is how they got beyond the world.
    — Zicheng Hong
    tags: people  freedom  world  greed 
    When you are but slightly involved in the world, the effect the world has on you is also slight. When you are deeply enmeshed in affairs, you machinations also deepen. So for enlightened people simplicity is better than refinement, and freedom is better than punctiliousness.
    — Zicheng Hong
    You may think I'm brave. But in the eyes of many people back in my country I am a coward. They think, this man gave so much freedom to his daughter, he broke all the traditions of our society.
    — Ziauddin Yousafzai
    Lebanese freedom of speech : You get to say whatever you like as long as the authorities approve of it... Hilarious.
    — Ziad K. Abdelnour
    But the higher our standard of living, the higher our levels of education, the further people will look around. And we can see which level of openness other societies enjoy. We are no different - we too want more freedom. The question is: How much freedom will be allowed?
    — Zhang Xin
    The freedom of any society varies proportionately with the volume of its laughter.
    — Zero Mostel
    For more than 20 years, on every one of the great issues of freedom and security, John Kerry has been more wrong, more weak and more wobbly than any other national figure.
    — Zell Miller
    tags: freedom  wrong  year 
    It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
    — Zell Miller
    tags: freedom  speech  poet 
    I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny.
    — Zell Miller
    tags: freedom  fight  america 
    It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag.
    — Zell Miller
    tags: freedom  abuse 
    After all, if freedom of speech means anything, it means a willingness to stand and let people say things with which we disagree, and which do weary us considerably.
    — Zechariah Chafee
    tags: people  freedom  speech 
    Not to mention the fact that of course terrorists hate freedom. I think they do hate. But believe me, I don't think they sit there abstractly hating freedom.
    — Zbigniew Brzezinski
    tags: freedom  believe  hate  facts 
    I need this wild life, this freedom.
    — Zane Grey
    tags: freedom  wild 
    Since war often enters homes through the "kitchen door," we need to understand women's attempts to keep life going in the face of shortage of food, closing of schools and reduced freedoms.
    — Zainab Salbi
    tags: freedom  food  war  school 
    I grew up with injustice and could do nothing about it. But once in America, I had freedom of choice.
    — Zainab Salbi
    tags: freedom  choice  america 
    We don't want peace over freedom. We will choose freedom over peace. We will go on with our fight for self-determination and democracy. But if things continue the way they are, I expect the situation to become more violent.
    — Zainab al-Khawaja
    We will not keep silent, even if the Formula One is taking place. We will protest for human rights and freedom.
    — Zainab al-Khawaja
    tags: freedom  human  right 
    Brothers and sisters, our democracy has been hijacked. Brothers and sisters, all electoral freedoms in this country are over so long as it's controlled by corporations. Brothers and sisters, we are not going to allow these streets to be taken over by the Democrats or the Republicans. Because it's all of us who have built this city, and we can tear it down unless they give us what we need.
    — Zack de la Rocha
    tags: freedom  tears  democracy 
    Music is an opportunity to say every single thing that you want to say. People will pore over whatever you say and however you say it and, for me, it represents complete freedom of speech.
    — Zachary Cole Smith
    With freedom comes responsibility, and I can think of no responsibility greater than putting on a U.S military uniform and standing in the gap between an enemy threat and civilian life.
    — Zach Wamp
    Recruitment and retention are critical to sustain our Armed Forces with the best men and women willing to stand in the gap and make huge sacrifices to ensure our freedom.
    — Zach Wamp
    tags: men  women  freedom  sacrifice 
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