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A. J. Liebling
Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
A. Philip Randolph
Justice is never given it is exacted and the struggle must be continuous for freedom is never a final fact, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political and religious relationship.
A.A. Milne
I always did whatever I liked, she said, but now I really can do it.
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
If by studying Bhagavad-gītā one decides to surrender to Kṛṣṇa, he is immediately freed from all sinful reactions.
A.D. Posey
Comfort yields complacency. Break free.
A.D. Rahman Ahmad
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A.E. Samaan
Legislating morality grows big government immensely, and helps fashion the noose the government will use to ultimately hang you by.
A.E. Samaan
Socialists and Progressives confuse compassion and compulsion.
A.E. Samaan
We Libertarians believe in Limited Government precisely because we believe in unlimited liberty. Reduce one, and you decrease the other.
A.E. Samaan
You either limit the government, or you limit the scope of your life. Why is the government that precious to you in the first place?
A.E. Samaan
There is no more precious currency than the unfettered liberty to explore while engaged in an Idea Economy. You cannot centrally plan the Idea Economy any more than you can plan fun or spontaneity. Regulations are restraints in an Idea Economy. The entrepreneur is either free to experiment or not.
A.E. Samaan
I am not interested in having freedom from burdens. I don't need any authority to free me from responsibility.I am not interested in having freedoms within an authoritarian's parameters. I am only interested in self-determination.I have only respect for liberty as I am a libertarian.
A.E. Samaan
Individuals can only volunteer their will. The collective has no rights if not by the use of force and coercion. Collectivism is not a collection of individuals; It is the complete denial of the individual and its rights. Socialism is not cooperation of individuals; it is the denial of individual rights and individual dignity.
A.E. Samaan
Is liberty your compass needle? Do you live by it? Do you seek it out equally for yourself as for others? Is it your creed? Do you observe its tenets and principles? Are you truly free?
A.E. Samaan
Faith and freedom is great, but it gets nowhere without faith in freedom.
A.E. Samaan
Art was the first casualty of the Socialist and Communist revolutions of the 20th Century. Socialists killed the independent thinkers first.
A.E. Samaan
Every unnecessary law helps fashion the noose we will ultimately be hung by.
A.E. Samaan
Liberty will never yield equality. Freewill produces a mess that you either accept or reject in favor of slavery.
A.E. Samaan
Regulations in an Idea Economy are restraints on innovation.
A.E. Samaan
Democratic Socialism is simply Totalitarianism that allows you the illusion of a voice in the matter.
A.E. Samaan
If your political theory requires humanity to evolve, then you do not have a theory.
A.E. Samaan
Centralization is an abomination! Decentralize everything! Leave nothing to the central planners.
A.E. Samaan
If your political theory requires humanity to evolve, then you do not have a theory.... you have a dream.
A.E. Samaan
Legalize the right to choose wrong.Legalize individual liberty.
A.E. Samaan
Socialists seem to think George Orwell's 1984 is a suggestion, or at least are unashamed of mimicking the methods of the totalitarian state Orwell depicted. Libertarians know it to be a warning, and a government that micro-manages all aspects of humanity an intolerable reality.
A.E. Samaan
We have rule of lawyers, not rule of law. The legal profession has a monopoly over one branch of government as it was never intended to. The American Bar Association owns an entire branch of our government. We should not be surprised that we are the most litigious society in the world. It is big business with a stranglehold on one of the three branches of government.
A.E. Samaan
There are those that want freedom from individual responsibility, and then there are those that want individual liberty. Freedom and liberty no longer mean what they used to. A desire for dependence has been made fashionably desirable.
A.E. Samaan
There are those that want freedom from individual responsibility. Then there are those that want individual liberty. I choose the latter. I am a Libertarian
A.E. Samaan
Workers of the world unite???? How'bout.... Staunch individualists disperse!!!
A.E. Samaan
There is something immoral about abandoning your common sense in matters of social importance.
A.E. Samaan
The right to liberty and pursuit of happiness is incompatible with a government that makes choices for you.
A.E. Samaan
If you demand the collective to pay for your medical expenses, then be prepared for the collective to demand to make your medical decisions for you.
A.E. Samaan
Fuck socialism!No, really..... fuck socialism. Socialism sucks!
A.E. Samaan
I do not believe in equality of results. I believe in equal opportunity and equality before the law.
A.E. Samaan
Funny, I don't particularly care for either laws or order. Liberty is messy. Freedom yields imperfect results.
A.N. Cooper
If I could walk one week, why not six? If I could walk to London, why not to Paris, to the Alps, to Jerusalem...I would show with money and a pair of strong boots you can get to Rome. Good-bye, all ye vampires of modern travel. Good-bye, insistent cab-men, and tip-loving porters. Good-bye, mis-directed luggage and dusty railway carriages...Good-bye, trains - punctual and unpunctual, I am your slave no longer. I am free. I am FREE.
A.W. Tozer
What we think about when we are free to think about what we will
Aaron Burdett
I used to love the storms when I was younger,'' Grump said. I would climb the cypresses and leap into the sky and roar at the thunder. There's nothing like flying into the rain and embracing the wind. It's true freedom.
Aaron Lauritsen
It's the 'everyday' experiences we encounter along the journey to who we wanna be that will define who we are when we get there.
Aaron Lauritsen
Be a team player, not a bandwagon jumper.
Aaron Lauritsen
The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and absolutely liberating.
Aaron Lauritsen
There's more to a person than flesh. Judge others by the sum of their soul and you'll see that beauty is a force of light that radiates from the inside out.
Aaron Lauritsen
We love our partners for who they are, not for who they are not.
Aaron Lauritsen
Integrity is something we show, not proclaim.
Aaron Lauritsen
The highway of grace will get you somewhere a whole lot faster then the freeway of spite.
Aaron Lauritsen
There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.
Aaron Lauritsen
If you didn't earn something, it's not worth flaunting.
Aaron Lauritsen
The high road of grace will get you somewhere a whole lot faster then the freeway of spite.
Aaron Lauritsen
The only real certainty is that if you get to live, you gotta die. Live life now.
Aaron Lauritsen
The struggles we endure today will be the 'good old days' we laugh about tomorrow.
Aaron Lauritsen
Successes are those highlights of life we look back on with a smile. But it's the day to day grind of getting them that defines the laugh lines etched until the end of time. Enjoy each moment along the way
Aaron Lauritsen
Life's trials will test you, and shape you, but don't let them change who you are.~ Aaron Lauritsen, '100 Days Drive
Aaron Lauritsen
Without struggle, success has no value.
Aaron Lauritsen
Explore, Experience, Then Push Beyond.
Aaron Lauritsen
The funny thing about money is that you can't take it with you, so don't try to.
Aaron Lauritsen
Those who achieve the extraordinary are usually the most ordinary because they have nothing to prove to anybody. Be Humble.
Aaron Lauritsen
At some point, you just gotta forgive the past, your happiness hinges on it.
Aaron Lauritsen
Anyone can choose to have success, but only the patient ones will get rewarded by it. Be relentless in chasing your dreams.
Aaron Lauritsen
True friends don't come with conditions.
Aaron Lauritsen
Building bridges is the best defence against ignorance.
Aaron Lauritsen
There is no such thing as loving a child too much.
Aaron Lauritsen
It's in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.
Aaron Lauritsen
Travel is costly yes, but it pays dividends too.
Aaron Lauritsen
From this point forward, you don't even know how to quit in life.~ Aaron Lauritsen, '100 Days Drive
Aaron Lauritsen
Don't live off your past successes or failures, live for the next big pursuit.
Aaron Sorkin
Josh: So, Toby, it's election night. What do you say about a country that goes out of its way to protect even those citizens that try to destroy it?Toby: God bless America.
Abbie Hoffman
You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
Abbie Hoffman
Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
Abdul Salam Zaeef
This freedom put a proud people in chainsAnd turned free men into slavesIndependence made us weakAnd slaughtered usIn the name of kindnessThis is democracy by the whipAnd the fear of chainsWith a whirlwind at its core
Aberjhani
Millions cheer the warriorspilling blood across the ringwhile the one who stands for peaceis ridiculed and shamed.Must hearts forever sufferfrom ignorance and greed?Can bombs heal our soulsor set our spirits free?
Abhijit Naskar
Education enables the humans to achieve their fullest mental and physical potential in both personal and social life.
Abhijit Naskar
The system that aims at educating our boys and girls in the same manner as in the circus where the trainer teaches the lion to sit on a stool, has not understood the true meaning of education itself. Instead of being like a circus where the trainer uses his stick to make animals do stunts to serve the interest of the audience, the system of education should be like an Orchestra where the conductor waves his stick to orchestrate the music already within the musicians' heart in the most beautiful manner. The teacher should be like the conductor in the orchestra, not the trainer in the circus.
Abhijit Naskar
If education were the same as information, the encyclopedias would be the greatest sages in the world.
Abhijit Naskar
Instead of being like a circus where the trainer uses his stick to make animals do stunts to serve the interest of the audience, the system of education should be like an Orchestra where the conductor waves his stick to orchestrate the music already within the musicians' heart in the most beautiful manner. The teacher should be like the conductor in the orchestra, not the trainer in the circus.
Abhijit Naskar
The point is, education in its truest form, is the foundation of all human endeavors. It is the most noble of all the civilized elements of human consciousness. Education enables the humans to achieve their fullest mental and physical potential in both personal and social life. The ability of being educated is what distinguishes humans from animals. You can teach a cockatoo to repeat a bunch of vocabularies, but you cannot teach it to construct a space shuttle and go to the moon.
Abraham Lincoln
We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Abraham Lincoln
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves, and, under a just God cannot retain it.
Abraham Lincoln
As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor;
Abraham Lincoln
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
Abraham Lincoln
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves
Abraham Lincoln
In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.
Abraham Lincoln
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
Abraham Lincoln
As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor;
Abraham Lincoln
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
Adam Carolla
My feeling is this whole country is founded on the principle of 'if you are not hurting anyone, and you're not fucking with someone else's shit, and you are paying your taxes, you should be able to just do what you want to do.' It's the freedom and the independence.
Adam Carolla
I like the freedom of podcasting. With podcasting you can really mess around with the form and the format. You can do as much time as you like without having to pause for commercials.
Adam Foulds
The world is a room of heavy furniture. Eventually you are allowed to leave.
Adam Gopnik
The special virtue of freedom is not that it makes you richer and more powerful but that it gives you more time to understand what it means to be alive.
Adam Michnik
The real struggle for us is for the citizen to cease to be the property of the state.
Adam Silvera
I guess I could call this energy freedom. No one will be around to judge me tomorrow. No one will send messages to his friends about the lame kid who had no rhythm. And in this moment, how stupid it is to care hits me like a punch to the face.
Adam Smith
Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defense of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.
Aditya Ajmera
Freedom means either be mindful or do not mind.
Adlai E. Stevenson
Freedom rings where opinions clash.
Adlai E. Stevenson II
The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.(Adlai E. Stevenson, 1900-1965, American Lawyer, Politician)
Adlai E. Stevenson II
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai Stevenson
Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.
Adolf Hitler
If freedom is short of weapons, we must compensate with willpower.
Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno, Theodor Wiesengrund
Quella che un tempo i filosofi chiamavano vita, si è ridotta alla sfera del privato, e poi del puro e semplice consumo, che non è più se non un'appendice del processo materiale della produzione, senza autonomia e senza sostanza propria.
Agatha Christie
E: When one has at last reached freedom, can one even contemplate going back?HC: But if it is not possible to go back, or to choose to go back, then it is not freedom!~Ericsson; Hilary Craven
Ahlam Mosteghanemi
I Became a free woman when I decided to stop dreaming, freedom that is waiting for nothing .. and anticipation is a state of slavery - Ahlam (Chaos of the Senses)
Ahmed Ali
All people hope Islam helps everything in life. Islam will make jobs. Islam will make freedom. Islam will make everything.
Ahmed Mostafa
Sometimes the shackles of oneself are worse than those of others.
Ai Weiwei
Widespread state control over art and culture has left no room for freedom of expression in the country. For more than 60 years, anyone with a dissenting opinion has been suppressed. Chinese art is merely a product: it avoids any meaningful engagement. There is no larger context. Its only purpose is to charm viewers with its ambiguity.
Ai Weiwei
China has not established the rule of law and if there is a power above the law there is no social justice. Everybody can be subjected to harm. I'm just a citizen: my life is equal in value to any other. But I'm thankful that when I lost my freedom so many people shared feelings and put such touching effort into helping me.
Ai Weiwei
The 'Bird's Nest' National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of 'fair competition.' It tells people that freedom is possible but needs fairness, courage and strength.
Ai Weiwei
The American experience influenced my understanding of individuality, basic human rights, freedom of expression and the rights and responsibilities of citizens.
Aimee Carter
But the world is out there, and it understands that the illusion of knowledge and freedom is not the same as the real thing. Eventually it will fade, and there are those who will do whatever it takes to make that happen sooner rather than later.
Akshay Vasu
He stood in a room, looking around, seeing thousands of himself. He banged the walls made of mirrors, but they wouldn't break. Thier laugh filled his heart and with fear, he curled up and sat there. And then She came out of nowhere and wrapped her arm around him. She held his hand, together they got up and walked towards a wall. He raised his head and looked at the reflections, but all he saw there was only him. She turned and smiled at him and touched the wall. It cracked and shattered into pieces. She inside him broke all the walls around him. He was free, he was not held and haunted by his reflections anymore.
Al Franken
Today I will masterbate!Okay, that was a mistake. I should have written Today I will masterbate--if I want to!
Alan Dapre
Love builds a bridge. Hate builds a wall.
Alan Dean Foster
Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.
Alan Dean Foster
Freedom is just chaos with better lighting
Alan Dershowitz
We don't have an Official Secrets Act in the United States, as other countries do. Under the First Amendment, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of association are more important than protecting secrets.
Alan Dershowitz
I don't believe in firing professors. They have academic freedom.
Alan Dershowitz
Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom.
Alan Greenspan
An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense... that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.
Alan Keyes
When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom.
Alan Kinross
Patience is hard when your very soul cries for freedom.
Alan M. Dershowitz
Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution by claiming it's not an individual right or that it's too much of a public safety hazard, don't see the danger in the big picture. They're courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don't like.
Alan Moore
Nite Owl II: But the country's disintegrating. What's happened to America? What's happened to the American dream?The Comedian: It came true. You're lookin' at it.
Alan Moore
Since mankind's dawn, a handful of oppressors have accepted the responsibility over our lives that we should have accepted for ourselves. By doing so, they took our power. By doing nothing, we gave it away. We've seen where their way leads, through camps and wars, towards the slaughterhouse.
Alan Moore
Equality and freedom are not luxuries to lightly cast aside. Without them, order cannot long endure before approaching depths beyond imagining.
Alan Moore
My mother said I broke her heart...but it was my integrity that was important. Is that so selfish? It sells for so little, but it's all we have left in this place. It is the very last inch of us...but within that inch we are free.
Alan Rickman
I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom.
Alan W. Watts
A priest once quoted to me the Roman saying that a religion is dead when the priests laugh at each other across the altar. I always laugh at the altar, be it Christian, Hindu, or Buddhist, because real religion is the transformation of anxiety into laughter.
Alan Watts
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
Alaric Hutchinson
When we ourselves are not truly in a place of peace and we go out and try to create peace in the world, it becomes a fragmented and sometimes even corrupt form of peace. This happens because only peace can create peace, and unless we are the embodiment of it, we are projecting our bias of what peace should look like onto other people's lives. To be at peace means to accept reality as is. Embodying peace is, in fact, the very essence of what it means to be free, as well as offering this freedom to others.
Alaric Hutchinson
We need to cease allowing the past to define us. We are evolving as a human race, and just because war and aggressive competition has always been a part of our heritage, that doesn't mean we are forever destined to war and engage in aggressive competition.We are moving forward to a time when the heart will guide us. We once had to fight to survive, and some still do. Yet now it is time to lay down our weapons and open our hearts to the expansive potential of human compassion and creativity.Where our attention goes, energy flows. Do we continue to focus on opposition and give it our energy? Or do we begin to focus our energy on our own authentic freedom to shine and help to illuminate the world? The choice is ours.There are no mistakes
Alaric Hutchinson
Love is not the answer, peace is. Throughout my whole life I have experienced and seen others use love as a reason to treat people with unkindness by being controlling, jealous, shouting in anger, and projecting guilt and shame. If you love someone but there is not peace in your heart when you think of that person then your work is not done. Do not stop at love, continue all the way towards the freedom of inner peace. Love starts when peace begins. Without peace love is simply a mask for our insecurity, judgment, and egoic attachments.
Alaric Hutchinson
When we allow ourselves to be authentically free, it raises our vibration.
Alaric Hutchinson
The war going on within you is a reflection of every war that has ever taken place… past, present, and future. Each individual is a Spiritual Warrior and there is only one demon you must conquer…your SELF. You are the devil and you are the savior. You are a human with free will, and every morning you wake up and you make a choice.
Alaric Hutchinson
How bittersweet is it to realize that we are the creators of our realities and that we have allowed others to do the creating for us for so many years? So much time wasted…so much guilt, regret and bitterness. It can be easier to numb that pain than face it. Yet once we face our pain and take responsibility, we gain the freedom to move forward and unleash our Divine Potential. We also gain the freedom to move forward and respond to life with Divinity; thus, we alter the very fabric of the collective realities experienced on our planet.
Alaric Hutchinson
Absolute freedom comes when we make the choice to wake up and master our individual minds, bodies, hearts, and spirits. When we have this true freedom, we no longer act upon our impulsive thoughts or emotions. We gain the capability of controlling them within ourselves, which unlocks our greatest potential to create, transmute, and transcend the Mundane reality.
Alaric Hutchinson
We need to cease allowing the past to define us. We are evolving as a human race, and just because war and aggressive competition has always been a part of our heritage, that doesn't mean we are forever destined to war and engage in aggressive competition.We are moving forward to a time when the heart will guide us. We once had to fight to survive, and some still do. Yet now it is time to lay down our weapons and open our hearts to the expansive potential of human compassion and creativity.Where our attention goes, energy flows. Do we continue to focus on opposition and give it our energy? Or do we begin to focus our energy on our own authentic freedom to shine and help to illuminate the world? The choice is ours.There are no mistakes
Alaric Hutchinson
We need to cease allowing the past to define us. We are evolving as a human race, and just because war and aggressive competition has always been a part of our heritage, that doesn't mean we are forever destined to war and engage in aggressive competition.We are moving forward to a time when the heart will guide us. We once had to fight to survive, and some still do. Yet now it is time to lay down our weapons and open our hearts to the expansive potential of human compassion and creativity.Where our attention goes, energy flows. Do we continue to focus on opposition and give it our energy? Or do we begin to focus our energy on our own authentic freedom to shine and help to illuminate the world? The choice is ours.There are no mistakes
Alaric Hutchinson
We are evolving beyond the need for instinctual survival. No longer do we need to rely on our instincts of fight or flight, because our stresses today are not life-threatening. We have the recourse to remain at peace and in tune with the Universe. No longer do we need to be blinded by our impulsive human behaviors and reactions. We are coming to a time of transcendence in which we can choose to unplug ourselves from our predictable reactions and create a new future. Right now, our futures are easily calculable by those who understand the formula for humanity. Yet, what is missing from the formula is humanity's ability to awaken and begin to truly exercise free will.
Alaric Hutchinson
We need to cease allowing the past to define us. We are evolving as a human race, and just because war and aggressive competition has always been a part of our heritage, that doesn't mean we are forever destined to war and engage in aggressive competition.We are moving forward to a time when the heart will guide us. We once had to fight to survive, and some still do. Yet now it is time to lay down our weapons and open our hearts to the expansive potential of human compassion and creativity.Where our attention goes, energy flows. Do we continue to focus on opposition and give it our energy? Or do we begin to focus our energy on our own authentic freedom to shine and help to illuminate the world? The choice is ours.There are no mistakes
Alasdair Gray
Besides, a life without freedom to choose is not worth having.
Albert Camus
Without freedom, no art art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Albert Camus
Freedom, that terrible word inscribed on the chariot of the storm, is the motivating principle of all revolutions. Without it, justice seems inconceivable to the rebel's mind. There comes a time, however, when justice demands the suspension of freedom. Then terror, on a grand or small scale, makes its appearance to consummate the revolution. Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being. But one day nostalgia takes up arms and assumes the responsibility of total guilt; in other words, adopts murder and violence.
Albert Camus
A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad.
Albert Camus
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
Albert Camus
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Albert Camus
Le fameux discours de Saint-Just a ainsi tous les airs d'une étude théologique. Louis [XVI] étranger parmis nous, voila la thèse de l'adolescent accusateur. Si un contrat, naturel ou civil, pouvait encore lier le roi et son peuple, il y aurait obligation mutuelle; la volonté du peuple ne pourrait s'ériger en juge absolu pour prononcer le jugement absolu. Il s'agit donc de démontrer qu'aucun rapport ne lie le peuple et le roi. Pour prouver que le peuple est en lui-même la vérité éternelle, il faut montrer que la royauté est en elle-même crime éternel.
Albert Camus
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
Albert Einstein
The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!
Albert Einstein
Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
Albert Einstein
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree. All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life, lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence and leading the individual towards freedom.[Moral Decay (first published 1937)]
Albert Einstein
The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.
Albert Einstein
The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure.
Albert Einstein
Honestly, I cannot understand what people mean when they talk about the freedom of the human will. I have a feeling, for instance, that I will something or other; but what relation this has with freedom I cannot understand at all. I feel that I will to light my pipe and I do it; but how can I connect this up with the idea of freedom? What is behind the act of willing to light the pipe? Another act of willing? Schopenhauer once said: Der Mensch kann was er will; er kann aber nicht wollen was er will (Man can do what he will but he cannot will what he wills).
Aldous Huxley
It must be something voluntary, something self induced - like getting drunk, or talking yourself into believing some piece of foolishness because it happens to be in the Scriptures. And then look at their idea of what's normal. Believe it or not, a normal human being is one who can have an orgasm and is adjusted to society. It's unimaginable! No question about what you do with your orgasms. No question about the quality of your feelings and thoughts and perceptions. And then what about the society you're supposed to be adjusted to? Is it a mad society or a sane one? And even if it's pretty sane, is it right that anybody should be completely adjusted to it?
Aldous Huxley
What would it be like if I were free, not enslaved by my conditioning?
Aldous Huxley
The worst enemy of life, freedom and the common decencies is total anarchy their second worst enemy is total efficiency.
Aldous Huxley
Liberties aren't given, they are taken.
Aldous Huxley
A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it.
Aldous Huxley
Your true traveller finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty - his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
Aldous Huxley
This concern with the basic condition of freedom -- the absence of physical constraint -- is unquestionably necessary, but is not all that is necessary. It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free -- to be under no physical constraint and yet to be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national State, or of some private interest within the nation, want him to think, feel and act.
Aldous Huxley
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin.''In fact,' said Mustapha Mond, 'you're claiming the right to be unhappy.' 'All right then,' said the Savage defiantly, 'I'm claiming the right to be unhappy.''Not to mention the right to grow old and ugly and impotent; the right to have syphilis and cancer; the right to have too little to eat; the right to be lousy; the right to live in constant apprehension of what may happen tomorrow; the right to catch typhoid; the right to be tortured by unspeakable pains of every kind.' There was a long silence. 'I claim them all,' said the Savage at last.Mustapha Mond shrugged his shoulders. 'You're welcome, he said.
Aleister Crowley
I seem to remember asking myself if I was insane, and answering, ''Of couse I am - sanity is a compromise. Sanity is the thing that keeps one back.
Alejandro Jodorowsky
This is true freedom: to be capable of leaving ourselves, crossing the boundaries of our little world to open up the universe.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Human nature is full of riddles and contradictions; its very complexity engenders art
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Human rights' are a fine thing, but how can we make ourselves sure that our rights do not expand at the expense of the rights of others. A society with unlimited rights is incapable of standing to adversity. If we do not wish to be ruled by a coercive authority, then each of us must rein himself in...A stable society is achieved not by balancing opposing forces but by conscious self-limitation: by the principle that we are always duty-bound to defer to the sense of moral justice.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
One should not consider that the great principles of freedom end at your own frontiers, that as long as you have freedom, let the rest have pragmatism. No! Freedom is indivisible and one has to take a moral attitude towards it.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
...you are strong only as long as you don't deprive people of everything. For a person you've taken everything from us no longer in your power. He's free all over again.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Someone that you have deprived of everything is no longer in your power. He is once again entirely free.
Alex Sanchez
Playboy stretched his arm, patting Carlos on the back. Well, you know what they say: If you love someone, let'em go. If they don't come back, hunt'em down and kill'em!
Alex E. Jones
The answer to 1984 is 1776
Alex Shakar
With the Internet, we can choose the very communities we want to be a part of.
Alex Storozynski
Tyranny anywhere is a threat to freedom everywhere.
Alexander Fraser Tytler
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the people discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the canidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy--to be followed by a dictatorship.
Alexander Hamilton
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the Hand of Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.
Alexander Meiklejohn
There are members of our body politic who tell us that the public interest is best served when government action is reduced to a minimum and especially when it is kept negative in character. But just now, the nation as a whole seems to be moving rather swiftly and decisively
Alexander Meiklejohn
Whatever the immediate gains and losses, the dangers to our safety arising from political suppression are always greater than the dangers to the safety resulting from political freedom. Suppression is always foolish. Freedom is always wise.
Alexander Meiklejohn
There are members of our body politic who tell us that the public interest is best served when government action is reduced to a minimum and especially when it is kept negative in character. But just now, the nation as a whole seems to be moving rather swiftly and decisively
Alexander Pushkin
In alien lands I keep the bodyOf ancient native rites and things:I gladly free a little birdieAt celebration of the spring.I'm now free for consolation,And thankful to almighty Lord:At least, to one of his creationsI've given freedom in this world!
Alexanderos Panagoulis
A match as a penBlood on the floor as inkThe forgotten gauze cover as paperBut what should I write?I might just manage my addressThis ink is strange; it clotsI write you from a prisonin Greece
Alexandra Bracken
Those rabbits stopped fighting the system, because it was easier to take the loss of freedom, to forget what it was like before the fence kept them in, than to be out there in the world struggling to find shelter and food. They had decided that the loss of some was worth the temporary comfort of many.
Alexandra Silber
Free a man of the constraints that limit and inhibit his development, and you have a free human being. Freedom is the natural state of man. He looked away from the boy for a moment and recalled his youth, his own search for self. My boy, he imparted with a ferocious passion that shook them both by the throat, there is nothing negative about our human potential
Alexandra Silber
Free a man of the constraints that limit and inhibit his development, and you have a free human being. Freedom is the natural state of man. He looked away from the boy for a moment and recalled his youth, his own search for self. My boy, he imparted with a ferocious passion that shook them both by the throat, there is nothing negative about our human potential
Alexis de Tocqueville
The principle of equality, which makes men independent of each other, gives them a habit and a taste for following, in their private actions, no other guide but their own will. This complete independence, which they constantly enjoy towards their equals and in the intercourse of private life, tends to make them look upon all authority with a jealous eye, and speedily suggests to them the notion and the love of political freedom. Men living at such times have a natural bias to free institutions. Take any one of them at a venture, and search if you can his most deep-seated instincts; and you will find that, of all governments, he will soonest conceive and most highly value that government whose head he has himself elected, and whose administration he may control.
Alexis de Tocqueville
All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
Alexis de Tocqueville
No protracted war can fail to endanger the freedom of a democratic country.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alfred Adler
Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance.
Ali Rezavand Zayeri
I have a decision to go, but I am not sure to choose which other prison on the earth.
Alice Cooper
If it's total freedom, I guess the ultimate thing you can go into is total silence between the audience and performer, with the performer projecting something he doesn't even have to play.
Alice Duer Miller
Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course - because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you.
Alice Walker
The mountain of despair has dwindled, and the stone of hope has size and shape, and can be fondled by the eyes and by the hand. But freedom has always been an elusive tease, and in the very act of grabbing for it one can become shackled.
Alice Walker
For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.
Alice Walker
Fiction is such a world of freedom, it's wonderful. If you want someone to fly, they can fly.
Allen Steele
Freedom does that to people, he realizes. Once you've tasted it, ou never want to let go.
Allen West
As a 22-year Army Veteran who served in Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and as a Civilian Advisor to the Afghan Army in Operation Enduring Freedom, I understand both the gravity of giving the order, and the challenge of carrying it out.
Allen Wheelis
We must affirm freedom and responsibility without denying that we are the product of circumstance, and must affirm that we are the product of circumstance without denying that we have the freedom to transcend that causality to become something which could not even have been provisioned from the circumstances which shaped us.
Allen Wheelis
A free man is not a slave who has escaped his master; such a man is but a runaway slave who may be caught and returned to servitude. A free man, though he may be overpowered, may be killed, cannot be reduced to servitude; something in him asserts freedom as an inviolable right.It is not negotiable.He does not *ask* that others respect his right, he *requires* it; and it is ultimately his willingness to die for this freedom which forms the basis of his demand that others respect it.
Allen Wheelis
A man in chains need not be a slave. If he has pride and self-respect he is a free man though a prisoner, and a constant danger to his jailers. Conversely, a slave who escapes is not a free man, but a runaway slave who may be caught and returned to servitude. A slave is one who accepts the identity ascribed to him by a master: You are an inferior and unworthy person and so will remain, and therefore must serve me with obedience and humility.
Ally Condie
He's in pain. I am, too. It strikes me that perhaps this is part of what we are fighting to choose. Which pain we feel.