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"Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country."  (Marquis de Lafayette)

"I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."  (James Madison)

"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."  (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire, 1694-1778)

"I expect nothing. I fear no one. I am free."  (Nikos Kazantzakis)

"I had discovered that a person does not have to be this or be that or be anything, not even oneself. One is free."  (Walker Percy, The Moviegoer)

"I offer images; I conjure memories of freedom that can still be reached ... But, we can only open the doors. We can't drag people through. I can't free them unless they want to be free--more than anything else ... A person has to be willing to give up everything--not just wealth--all the bullshit he's been taught--all society's brainwashing. You have to let go of all that to get to the other side. Most people aren't willing to do that."  (James Douglas Morrison, lead singer of The Doors)

"I think people resist freedom because they're afraid of the unknown. But it's ironic....That unknown was once very well known. It's where are souls belong....The only solution is to confront them--confront yourself--with the greatest fear imaginable. Expose yourself to your deepest fear. After that, fear has no power, and fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free."  (James Douglas Morrison, lead singer of The Doors)

"I think you should defend to the death their right to march, and then go down and meet them with baseball bats."  (Woody Allen, in regard to the KKK)

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it."  (Thomas Jefferson, to Archibald Stuart, 1791)

"I would rather die standing than live on my knees!"  (Emiliano Zapata)

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