“Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose.”
“On life’s journey
Faith is nourishment,
Virtuous deeds are a shelter,
Wisdom is the light by day and
Right mindfulness is the protection by night.
If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him;
If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.”
“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.”
“Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.”
“This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.”
“For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?”
“You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness.”
“Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.”
“As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery.
We have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as
anger and attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion, a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.”