History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.
I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.
Freedom is like taking a bath -- you have to keep doing it every day!
Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.
Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
There is, first, the desire for strength, for achievement, for adequacy, for confidence in the face of the world, and for independence and freedom. Secondly, we have what we may call the desire for reputation or prestige
Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.
The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage.
I understand the dignity of a life, but our right is much more dignified than life, our freedom, and our self-respect.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
You can protect your liberties in this world only by protecting the other man's freedom. You can be free only if I am free.
If liberty has any meaning it means freedom to improve.
Real freedom isn't subject to how others estimate our value; it is in realizing that none are free who find their sense of worth wondering how others measure their lives.
No one can be free who believes freedom is coming.
Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self control. Energy within and energy without.
Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding
There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations
If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom; and the irony of it is that, if it is comfort or money it values more, it will lose that too
Freedom from worries and surcease from strain are illusions that always inhabit the distance
Whereas each man claims his freedom as a matter of right, the freedom he accords to other men is a matter of toleration.
Money is a lubricant. It lets you ýslideţ through life instead of having to ýscrapeţ by. Money brings freedomˇfreedom to buy what you want , and freedom to do what you want with your time. Money allows you to enjoy the finer things in life as well as giving you the opportunity to help others have the necessities in life. Most of all, having money allows you not to have to spend your energy worrying about not having money.
Zen in it's essence is the art of seeing into the nature of one's being, and it points the way from bondage to freedom