Life and death are of equal value to me. Dying of your own will, that is the one and only absolute freedom there is.
KAWORU NAGISI, Shin seiki evangerion, "Saigo no shisha" (1996)
True freedom requires sacrifice and pain. Most human beings only think they want freedom. In truth, they yearn for the bondage of social order, rigid laws, materialism. The only freedom man really wants is the freedom to become comfortable.
JOHN TELLER, Sons of Anarchy, "Patch Over" (2008)
It's time you learned that freedom is never a gift, it has to be earned.
CAPTAIN JAMES T. KIRK, Star Trek, "The Return of the Archons" (1967)
"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie, as wisdom and warning. The first time any man's freedom is trodden on, we're all damaged.
CAPTAIN JEAN-LUC PICARD, Star Trek: The Next Generation, "The Drumhead" (1991)
What is freedom but the ability to make choices between courage and cowardice, duty and love, or even heaven and hell? The nature of the choices we make define us as human beings. We choose the world we inhabit.
THE CONTROL VOICE, The Outer Limits, "Tempests" (1997)
Anyone who can appease a man's conscience can take his freedom away from him.
THE CIGARETTE SMOKING MAN, The X Files, "Talitha Cumi" (1996)
They may take away our lives, but they'll never take our freedom!
WILLIAM WALLACE, Braveheart (1995)
Your heart is free. Have the courage to follow it.
MALCOLM WALLACE, Braveheart (1995)
The eyes of freedom will always see through the blindfolds of tyranny and the bonds of oppression will always be broken with muscles of liberty.
CHARLOTTE TAYLOR WILSON, Zorro, The Gay Blade (1981)
If you want wild bird to sing, do not put him in cage.
CHARLIE CHAN, Charlie Chan in London (1934)
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