Цитати за свободата

Цитати за свободата

Свободата, Санчо, е едно от най-ценните блага, с които небесата даряват хората. С нея не могат да се сравнят нито съкровищата, които крие земята, нито тези, които таи морето. За свободата, както и за честта, може и трябва да се жертвува животът и обратно, лишаването от свобода е най-голямото зло, което може да сполети човека.
[…] Свободата, Санчо, е на върха на копието.
― Мигел де Сервантес, “Дон Кихот”

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
― Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin

Both liberty and equality are among the primary goals pursued by human beings throughout many centuries; but total liberty for wolves is death to the lambs, total liberty of the powerful, the gifted, is not compatible with the rights to a decent existence of the weak and the less gifted.
― Isaiah Berlin, The Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of Ideas

Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
― Abraham Lincoln, Complete Works – Volume XII

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
― George Orwell

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
― Nelson Mandela

I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.
― Audre Lorde

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
― Thomas Jefferson

Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be.
― James Baldwin

People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.
― Emma Goldman

There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me.
― Philip K. Dick

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
― Thomas Paine

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
― Patrick Henry

Liberty and love
These two I must have.
For my love I’ll sacrifice
My life.
For liberty I’ll sacrifice
My love.
― Sandor Petofi

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.
― John F. Kennedy

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
― John Milton, Areopagitica

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
― Benjamin Franklin, Silence Dogood / The Busy-Body / Early Writings

If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
― John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

Why should I fear death?
If I am, then death is not.
If Death is, then I am not.
Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?
Long time men lay oppressed with slavish fear.
Religious tyranny did domineer.
At length the mighty one of Greece
Began to assent the liberty of man.
― Epicurus

I have never thought, for my part, that man’s freedom consists in his being able to do whatever he wills, but that he should not, by any human power, be forced to do what is against his will.
― Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Reveries of the Solitary Walker

Доживях – Блага Димитрова

Доживях – Блага Димитрова

Et par le pouvoi d`un mot
Je recommence ma vie
Je suis né pour te connaitre
Pour nommer
Liberte.

Paul Eluard

Свободата –
на век по лъжичка.
Докато я нямах,
тя ми бе всичко:
сън с отворени очи,
насъщен хляб от надежда,
лъчезарна рана,
език, в камбана вкован,
целият слънчев диск –
на буца лед в гърлото,
опасната памет –
спасена в стих,
в мълчание – любовта
среща с бъдещето,
за която закъснях
с един живот.
Свободата –
на един дъх до дъно.
Откак я имам,
не ме лови сън.
Избожда очите ми
солена светлина.
На зъби вися между
безкрай и бездна.
На всяка стъпка –
отвесен срут.
Под всяка делнична дата –
история и бит,
банално убийствен.
Език – опарен от думи.
Взор – замаян от избор.
И… усет за чудо.

Свободата –
доживях,
довидях,
доразбрах.
Сега мога неспокойно
да затворя очи.

1 януари 1995

Liberté – Paul Eluard

Liberté – Paul Eluard

Sur mes cahiers d’écolier
Sur mon pupitre et les arbres
Sur le sable sur la neige
J’écris ton nom

Sur toutes les pages lues
Sur toutes les pages blanches
Pierre sang papier ou cendre
J’écris ton nom

Sur les images dorées
Sur les armes des guerriers
Sur la couronne des rois
J’écris ton nom

Sur la jungle et le désert
Sur les nids sur les genêts
Sur l’écho de mon enfance
J’écris ton nom

Sur les merveilles des nuits
Sur le pain blanc des journées
Sur les saisons fiancées
J’écris ton nom

Sur tous mes chiffons d’azur
Sur l’étang soleil moisi
Sur le lac lune vivante
J’écris ton nom

Sur les champs sur l’horizon
Sur les ailes des oiseaux
Et sur le moulin des ombres
J’écris ton nom

Sur chaque bouffée d’aurore
Sur la mer sur les bateaux
Sur la montagne démente
J’écris ton nom

Sur la mousse des nuages
Sur les sueurs de l’orage
Sur la pluie épaisse et fade
J’écris ton nom

Sur les formes scintillantes
Sur les cloches des couleurs
Sur la vérité physique
J’écris ton nom

Sur les sentiers éveillés
Sur les routes déployées
Sur les places qui débordent
J’écris ton nom

Sur la lampe qui s’allume
Sur la lampe qui s’éteint
Sur mes maisons réunies
J’écris ton nom

Sur le fruit coupé en deux
Du miroir et de ma chambre
Sur mon lit coquille vide
J’écris ton nom

Sur mon chien gourmand et tendre
Sur ses oreilles dressées
Sur sa patte maladroite
J’écris ton nom

Sur le tremplin de ma porte
Sur les objets familiers
Sur le flot du feu béni
J’écris ton nom

Sur toute chair accordée
Sur le front de mes amis
Sur chaque main qui se tend
J’écris ton nom

Sur la vitre des surprises
Sur les lèvres attentives
Bien au-dessus du silence
J’écris ton nom

Sur mes refuges détruits
Sur mes phares écroulés
Sur les murs de mon ennui
J’écris ton nom

Sur l’absence sans désir
Sur la solitude nue
Sur les marches de la mort
J’écris ton nom

Sur la santé revenue
Sur le risque disparu
Sur l’espoir sans souvenir
J’écris ton nom

Et par le pouvoir d’un mot
Je recommence ma vie
Je suis né pour te connaître
Pour te nommer

Liberté.

Paul Eluard

"Свободата, Санчо, е едно от най-ценните блага, с които небесата даряват хората. С нея не могат да се сравнят нито съкровищата, които крие земята, нито тези, които таи морето. За свободата, както и за честта, може и трябва да се жертва животът и обратно, лишаването от свобода е най-голямото зло, което може да сполети човека."

Дон Кихот

“Свободата е най-висшето благо!”