„No, you can't deny women their basic rights and pretend it's about your 'religious freedom'. If you don't like birth control, don't use it. Religious freedom doesn't mean you can force others to live by your own beliefs.“

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44º presidente dos Estados Unidos da América 1961

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„Somehow freedom for religious expression has become freedom from religious expression.“

—  Dinesh D'Souza Indian-American political commentator, filmmaker, author 1961

Fonte: Books, What's So Great about Christianity (2007), Ch. 3
Fonte: What's So Great About Christianity
Contexto: Today courts wrongly interpret separation of church and state to mean that religion has no place in the public arena, or that morality derived from religion should not be permitted to shape our laws. Somehow freedom for religious expression has become freedom from religious expression. Secularists want to empty the public square of religion and religious-based morality so they can monopolize the shared space of society with their own views.

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„Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.“

—  Virginia Woolf, livro Um Teto Todo Seu

Variante: There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.
Fonte: A Room of One's Own (1929), Ch. 4, p. 90

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„Personal freedom and economic freedom are indivisible. You can't have one without the other. You can't lose one without losing the other.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Speech to Conservative Central Council ("The Historic Choice") (20 March 1976) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/102990
Leader of the Opposition
Contexto: There are others who warn not only of the threat from without, but of something more insidious, not readily perceived, not always deliberate, something that is happening here at home. What are they pointing to? They are pointing to the steady and remorseless expansion of the Socialist State. Now none of us would claim that the majority of Socialists are inspired by other than humanitarian and well-meaning ideals. At the same time few would, I think, deny today that they have made a monster that they can't control. Increasingly, inexorably, the State the Socialists have created is becoming more random in the economic and social justice it seeks to dispense, more suffocating in its effect on human aspirations and initiative, more politically selective in its defence of the rights of its citizens, more gargantuan in its appetite—and more disastrously incompetent in its performance. Above all, it poses a growing threat, however unintentional, to the freedom of this country, for there is no freedom where the State totally controls the economy. Personal freedom and economic freedom are indivisible. You can't have one without the other. You can't lose one without losing the other.

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„Other people can occupy your country, they can even put you in prison, but they cannot take away your true home and your freedom.“

—  Thich Nhat Hanh Religious leader and peace activist 1926

"Returning Home" http://www.shambhalasun.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2877&Itemid=0, Shambhala Sun (March 2006)
Contexto: Your true home is in the here and the now. It is not limited by time, space, nationality, or race. Your true home is not an abstract idea. It is something you can touch and live in every moment. With mindfulness and concentration, the energies of the Buddha, you can find your true home in the full relaxation of your mind and body in the present moment. No one can take it away from you. Other people can occupy your country, they can even put you in prison, but they cannot take away your true home and your freedom.

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„We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone. Freedom is like that. It's like air. When you have it, you don't notice it.“

—  Boris Yeltsin 1st President of Russia and Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR 1931 - 2007

As quoted in The 100 Greatest Heroes (2003) p. 60 by Harry Paul Jeffers
2000s

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„If you believe something, you're automatically precluded from believing in the opposite, which means that a degree of your human freedom has been forfeited in the act of this belief.“

—  Terence McKenna American ethnobotanist 1946 - 2000

Psychedelic Society (1984)
Contexto: What blinds us, or what makes historical progress very difficult, is our lack of awareness of our ignorance. And [I think] that beliefs should be put aside, and that a psychedelic society would abandon belief systems [in favor of] direct experience and this is, I think much, of the problem of the modern dilemma, is that direct experience has been discounted and in its place all kind of belief systems have been erected... If you believe something, you're automatically precluded from believing in the opposite, which means that a degree of your human freedom has been forfeited in the act of this belief.

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„The general limits of your freedom are merely these: that you do not trespass upon the equal rights of others.“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969

Remarks to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/education/bsa/citizenship_merit_badge/eisenhower_citizenship_quotations.pdf (22 April 1954)
1950s

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„Whatever it takes for you to find your freedom, that's what you've lived.“

—  Byron Katie American spiritual writer 1942

Fonte: Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life

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