Quote category: Freedom
Freedom and constraint are two aspects of the same necessity, the necessity of being the man you are and not another. You are free to be that man, but not another.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.
It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
Tyrants are seldom free; the cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them.
William: I'm sure we can all pull together, sir.
Vetinari: Oh, I do hope not. Pulling together is the aim of despotism and tyranny. Free men pull in all kinds of directions.
To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom. The freedom to criticize ideas, any ideas - even if they are sincerely held beliefs - is one of the fundamental freedoms of society.
A law which attempts to say you can criticize and ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas is a very peculiar law indeed.