"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."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Boris Yeltsin on Ronald Reagan
"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."Boris Yeltsin on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Boris Yeltsin on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Boris Yeltsin on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Boris Yeltsin on Mahatma Gandhi
"A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame."