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7 Best Quotes About Freedom


“Freedom has cost too much blood and agony to be relinquished at the cheap price of rhetoric” Thomas Sowell

The author of more than 40 books on history, economics and sociology, Thomas Sowell is one of America’s most formidable public intellectuals. This quote comes from Sowell’s classic book ‘A Conflict of Visions’ which explores the differences in values and assumptions between progressives and conservatives.



“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Ronald Reagan

Arguably the most iconic freedom loving American President in recent history, Ronald Reagan helped bring and end to the Cold War and liberate millions of people from communist rule.



“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.” Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was South Africa’s first post apartheid President and fought tirelessly to end his country’s regime of state imposed racial segregation. Having spent more than five decades in prison, Mandela knew better than most how important that freedom is to unlocking human potential.



“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” -Milton Friedman

Often credited as the most influential economist of the 20th century, Milton Friedman is remembered as one of the most convincing critics of using a state run economy to make society more equal.



“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” George Washington

As one of America’s founding fathers, George Washington understood the importance of free speech to holding government to account and preventing abuses of power.





“If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?”  
Frédéric Bastiat, The Law


Federick Bastiat was one of the early pioneers of the classical liberalism and is renowned for developing the key economic concept of opportunity cost and the parable of the broken window. Bastiat’s work laid the intellectual foundations for the Austrian school of economics, a major influence over modern libertarianism.



If a Tory does not believe that private property is one of the main bulwarks of individual freedom, then he had better become a socialist and have done with it.”Margaret Thatcher

Consistently ranked as Britain’s most significant Prime Minister since Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher reinvigorated Britain’s ailing economy by cutting taxes, privatising state entities and embracing free trade.



The New Iconoclasm

  Two anniversaries that fall in October, both important for lovers of western civilisation, highlight the new iconoclasm at the heart of modern western progressives.


BREAKING: Monash Uni to introduce ‘trigger warnings,’ Australian first

Melbourne’s Monash University is set to become Australia’s first university to introduce anti-intellectual trigger warnings, an investigation by Generation Liberty has revealed.


Nobody actually distressed? Just say it anyway!

An Institute of Public Affairs freedom of information request has revealed that our universities are seeking to protect students from distress – even when it’s not clear anyone’s feelings have...


Campus Censorship Damages our Democracy

Harvey Silverglate, Harvard-educated New York lawyer and co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, has spent 50 years as a litigator battling bureaucratic tyranny.

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Opinion: Political correctness is insidiously evil and downright destructive

Winter is coming. The most insidiously evil and downright destructive political movement we’ll ever see is before us. It’s colder, harsher, and more damaging to western civilisation than anything...

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What it’s like to debate socialists: a reflection

On 20 May 2016, Generation Liberty, in conjunction with the Melbourne University Freedom Society, took on the Socialist Alternative at the University of Melbourne in The Great Debate: Capitalism v....


Put you hands up for a safe space violation

A student representative has been accused of violating a ‘safe space’ for simply raising their hand to ask a question during a debate at her student association. 


Anti-war mural altered to make student feel ‘safe’

The campus safety movement has reached new heights as an artist has been forced to change their work because a mural opposing war and violence triggered a student.


A ban on hugging

Children at a school in Melbourne will be told in their classrooms that they should “find alternative ways to show affection” than hugging, the Geelong Advertiser has reported. Hugging, an...