It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle.
The Danes and Dutch and Swedes are more tolerant of those who smoke weed.
A rope that has been reduced to ash (by jnana or wisdom)can bind no more.
The oppression of any people for opinion's sake has rarely had any other effect than to fix those opinions deeper, and render them more important.
One needs no conferring of credentials by capitalist colleges.
Freedom is but the possibility of a various and indefinite activity; while government, or the exercise of dominion, is a single, yet real activity. The longing for freedom, therefore, is at first only too frequently suggested by the deep-felt consciousness of its absence.
If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you're free -- however free one can be on this planet.
To be thrown upon one's own resources, is to be cast into the very lap of fortune; for our faculties then undergo a development and display an energy of which they were previously unsusceptible.
Begins to emerge the bubble From the bubble blowing spear but not til it leaves.. without fear will it be a perfect sphere.
All these years you were there; commited... As was I. Firm boundaries in place. Then one day, these fences fell, clattering... Leaving us both free to choose.
As for freedom, it will soon cease to exist in any shape or form. Living will depend upon absolute obedience to a strict set of arrangements, which it will no longer be possible to transgress. The air traveler is not free. In the future, life's passengers will be even less so: they will travel through their lives fastened to their (corporate) seats.
Fear is like a lowlying dense dark bank of thunderclouds. You enter it and find it can not hold the fall of a button.
chemical rabies deliberately delivered to cage their minds with bars of need and make them blind to the lines of greed.
It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.
How is freedom measured, in individuals as in nations? By the resistance which has to be overcome, by the effort it costs to stay aloft. One would have to seek the highest type of free man where the greatest resistance is constantly being overcome: five steps from tyranny, near the threshold of the danger of servitude.
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