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Absolute Freedom Quotes


"Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom." - Albert Camus

"If there is a choice between absolute safety and freedom, then freedom must always prevail." - Salman Rushdie

"Absolute freedom is absolute responsibility." - Ursula K Le Guin

"Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction, therefore it destroys freedom." - Albert Camus

"If there was absolute freedom, people would run over babies and charge admission." - Lenny Bruce

"Mathematicians practice absolute freedom." - Henry Adams

"Even though it's not perceivable to the mind or senses, it's there and enlightenment is absolute freedom." - Frederick Lenz

"Absolute freedom need not be lost as the price we must pay for the advent of civilization. Man may achieve liberty and abundance, freedom and civilization." - Murray Rothbard

"Whatever you choose you will repent because the other will remain and haunt you. If one needs absolute freedom then choiceless awareness is the only thing." - Rajneesh

"Having grown up in Bombay, from the day youre born, you have absolute freedom to choose who you want to be." - Freida Pinto

"The secret point of money and power in America is neither the things that money can buy nor power for power's sake but absolute personal freedom, mobility, privacy." - Joan Didion

"... the absolute freedom of woman will be the dawn of the day of man's regeneration. In raising her he will elevate himself." - Tennessee Celeste Claflin

"The most fundamental message of Gautama the Buddha is not God, is not soul... it is freedom: freedom absolute, total, unconditional. He does not want to give you an ideology, because every ideology creates its own slavery." - Rajneesh

"My holy of holies is the human body, health, intelligence, talent, inspiration, love, and absolute freedom-freedom from violence and falsehood, no matter how the last two manifest themselves." - Anton Chekhov

"Absolute freedom is absolute nonsense! We gain freedom in anything through commitment, discipline, and fixed habit." - Richard J. Foster

"Every man should be responsible to others, nor should any one be allowed to do just as he pleases; for where absolute freedom is allowed, there is nothing to restrain the evil which is inherent in every man." - Aristotle

"I dared, for the first and last time in my life, to express a theological conclusion: "But how can a necessary being exist totally polluted with the possible? What difference is there, then, between God and primogenial chaos? Isn't affirming God's absolute omnipotence and His absolute freedom with regard to His own choices tantamount to demonstrating that God does not exist?" - Umberto Eco

"I think there's some connection between absolute discipline and absolute freedom." - Alan Rickman

"An individual should not have too much freedom. A nation should have absolute freedom." - Sun Yat-sen

"What is freedom? There is no such thing as absolute freedom!" - Benito Mussolini

"The basis of life is absolute freedom. The objective of life is absolute joy. The result of life is absolute growth." - Esther Hicks

"Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom. To be fruitful, the two ideas must find their limits in each other." - Albert Camus

"Eternity is the Absolute present." - D.T. Suzuki

"A cat has absolute honesty." - Ernest Hemingway

"The Absolute cannot be divided." - Swami Vivekananda

"Whenever freedom is made into the absolute, the result is not freedom but anarchism. Freedom must be under law, or it is not freedom." - R.J. Rushdoony

"The idea of absolute freedom is fiction. It's based on the idea of an independent self. But in fact, there's no such thing. There's no self without other people. There's no self without sunlight. There's no self without dew. And water. And bees to pollinate the food that we eat...So the idea of behaving in a way that doesn't acknowledge those reciprocal relationships is not really freedom, it's indulgence." - Peter Coyote

"Absolute freedom doesn't exist and never did. Just as we don't spit on the floor at work, swear at customers, or send out letters full of misspellings, so too we might have to 'watch our language.' It is odd that the request for unbiased language in schools and workplaces is considered intolerable when other limits on our freedom to do whatever we want are not." - Rosalie Maggio

"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." - Jean Baudrillard

"Sinners live in a sort of hell, and saints imagine themselves in a sort of heaven. And the sage? - for him it is moksha, for him it is the absolute freedom. He is freed from all duality. The secret key, and the only key, is awareness." - Rajneesh

"You have an absolute freedom in Mexican writing today in which you dont necessarily have to deal with the Mexican identity. You know why? Because we have an identity... We know who we are. We know what it means to be a Mexican." - Carlos Fuentes

"Slavery in the modern world implies the absolute deprivation of the individual's liberty, while possession of weapons and mastery of their use are means to the individual's liberation. We do not perceive how a man may be armed and at the same time bereft of his freedom." - John Keegan

"Personality is the supreme realization of the innate idiosyncracy of a living being. It is an act of high courage flung in the face of life, the absolute affirmation of all that constitutes the individual, the most successful adaptation to the universal conditions of existence coupled with the greatest possible freedom for self-determination." - Carl Jung

"I have to get to the point of the absolute and unquestionable relationship that takes everything exactly as it comes from Him. God never guides us at some time in the future, but always here and now. Realize that the Lord is here now, and the freedom you receive is immediate." - Oswald Chambers

"Pharisaism, obtuseness and tyranny reign not only in the homes of merchants and in jails; I see it in science, in literature, andamong youth. I consider any emblem or label a prejudice.... My holy of holies is the human body, health, intellect, talent, inspiration, love and the most absolute of freedoms, the freedom from force and falsity in whatever forms they might appear." - Anton Chekhov

"In England, wit is at least a profession, if not an art. everything becomes professional there, and even the rogues of that islandare pedants. So are the "wits" there too. They introduce into reality absolute freedom whose reflection lends a romantic and piquant air to wit, and thus they live wittily; hence their talent for madness. They die for their principles." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"Flying is absolute freedom. I know the feeling of flying from various aircraft. But there was always something surrounding me that I had to control. As Fusion Man, it's like I am naked, I only have the wings that carry me. It's like a dream." - Yves Rossy

"Freedom is an absolute state, there is no such thing as being half-free." - Daniel Delgado

"Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of American liberty." - Herbert Hoover

"Art lives where absolute freedom is because when it is not, there can be no creativity." - Bruce Lee

"True and absolute freedom is only found in the presence of God." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom." - Roald Dahl

"I believe in absolute freedom of expression. Everyone has a right to offend and be offended." - Taslima Nasrin

"To keep that absolute freedom we cannot be obliged to anyone." - Christo

"Human beings have a drive for security and safety, which is often what fuels the spiritual search. This very drive for security and safety is what causes so much misery and confusion. Freedom is a state of complete and absolute insecurity and not knowing. So, in seeking security and safety, you actually distance yourself from the freedom you want. There is no security in freedom, at least not in the sense that we normally think of security. This is, of course, why it is so free: there's nothing there to grab hold of." - Adyashanti

"I believe in absolute freedom of conscience for all men and equality of all churches, all sects and all beliefs before the law as a matter of right and not as a matter of favor. I believe in the absolute separation of church and state and in the strict enforcement of the Constitution that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof I believe that no tribunal of any church has any power to make any decree of any force in the law of the land, other than to establish the status of its own communicants within its own church." - Al Smith

"God has made no one absolute." - Owen Feltham

"absolute liberty ... tends to corrupt absolutely." - Gertrude Himmelfarb

"Om is the greatest, meaning the Absolute." - Swami Vivekananda

"The Absolute can never be thought of." - Swami Vivekananda

"Learn the absolute pleasure of kindness." - Perry Brass

"Push your limit to the absolute extreme." - Gordon Ramsay

"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - John Acton

"The right of the majority is absolute." - Benjamin Tucker

"Power kills, absolute power kills absolutely." - Rudolph Rummel

"I don't think that there is absolute freedom of the press. We operate under laws - against libel, for instance. The idea that there is some absolute press freedom is kind of a myth." - Bill Keller

"The secret point of money and power in America is neither the things that money can buy nor power for power's sake... but absolute personal freedom, mobility, privacy. It is the instinct which drove America to the Pacific, all through the nineteenth century, the desire to be able to find a restaurant open in case you want a sandwich, to be a free agent, live by one's own rules." - Joan Didion

"Peace, or freedom from conflict, is the absolute core of happiness. It is in learning to watch our sense of peace that we avoid unhappiness. All forms of misery are heralded by a frame of mind that must become immediately recognizable if we are ever to gain mastery in happiness...Take the time to look in your heart and be clear. Walk through life being clear. Practice doing each thing in peace." - Hugh Prather

"English character and English freedom depend comparatively little on the form which the Constitution assumes at Westminster. A centralised democracy may be as tyrannical as an absolute monarch; and if the vigour of the nation is to continue unimpaired, each individual, each family, each district, must preserve as far as possible its independence, its self-completeness, its powers and its privilege to manage its own affairs and think its own thoughts." - James Anthony Froude

"Do you know about Hanuman, sir? He was the faithful servant of the god Rama, and we worship him in our temples because he is a shining example of how to serve your masters with absolute fidelity, love, and devotion. These are the kinds of gods they have foisted on us Mr. Jiabao. Understand, now, how hard it is for a man to win his freedom in India." - Aravind Adiga

"One of the greatest things I've ever seen happen was the morning I opened the newspaper and it said that some very powerful government officials had decided to change the name of "french fries" to "freedoom fries" and "french toast" to "freedom toast". It was impressive. I wanted to write a letter to them just to thank them, just for proving globally that they were absolute imbeciles." - Johnny Depp

"If the essence of cynicism consists in preferring nature to art, virtue to beauty and science; in not bothering about the letter of things - to which the Stoic strictly adheres - but in looking up to the spirit of things; in absolute contempt of all economic values and political splendor, and in courageous defence of the rights of independent freedom; then Christianity would be nothing but universal cynicism." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"The novel as a form is usually seen to be moral if its readers consider freedom, individuality, democracy, privacy, social connection, tolerance and hope to be morally good, but it is not considered moral if the highest values of a society are adherence to rules and traditional mores, the maintenance of hierarchical relationships, and absolute ideas of right and wrong. Any society based on the latter will find novels inherently immoral and subversive." - Jane Smiley

"You don't have to write to me if you don't feel like it. There's no real friendship without absolute freedom." - George Sand

"2. Absolute freedom of navigation upon the seas, outside territorial waters, alike in peace and in war." - Woodrow Wilson

"Excuse my absolute freedom. I refuse to make a distinction between any of the moments of myself." - Antonin Artaud

"Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions." - William O Douglas

"Absolute freedom does not exist; what does exist is the freedom to choose anything you like and then commit yourself to that decision." - Paulo Coelho

"I am still sure of absolute wrong but much less certain of absolute right." - Jill Tweedie

"Freedom breeds freedom. Nothing else does." - Anne Roe

"The fifth freedom is freedom from ignorance." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Financial freedom is freedom from fear." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Individuality is freedom lived." - John Dos Passos

"German radicalism: freedom-masturbation." - Franz Grillparzer

"Freedom is never free." - Maya Angelou

"Freedom is not enough." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Through discipline comes freedom." - Aristotle

"Freedom is never free." - Anonymous

"Only when creation stops can we find the Absolute. The Absolute is in the soul, not in creation. So by stopping creation, we come to know the Absolute." - Swami Vivekananda

"Rights are not the language of democracy. Compromise is what democracy is about. Rights are the language of freedom, and are absolute because their role is to protect our liberty. By using the absolute power of freedom to accomplish reforms of democracy, we have undermined democracy and diminished our freedom." - Philip K. Howard

"Today I will run for pure, absolute joy!" - Lopez Lomong

"Anarchy is the stepping stone to absolute power." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"All your personalities are absolute cover-ups, hiding your individuality." - Rajneesh

"Everything is relative; and only that is absolute." - Auguste Comte

"Fame is an accident; merit a thing absolute." - Herman Melville

"The absolute has moved into the fortress of the absurd." - Mason Cooley

"The Absolute does not change, or re-evolve." - Swami Vivekananda

"The Absolute is the material of both God and man." - Swami Vivekananda

"The shortest route to courage is absolute ignorance." - Dan Simmons

"No power was total, no power permanent, no power absolute." - Justina Chen

"Speed is the absolute essence of any form of combat" - Jeff Cooper

"Dedication, absolute dedication, is what keeps one ahead!" - Bruce Lee

"War should always be the absolute last resort." - Joe Biden

"Nothing is an absolute reality, all is permitted." - Vladimir Bartol

"there is nothing so absolute as the tyranny of weakness." - Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

"Religious hatreds tend to be merciless and absolute." - Lance Morrow

"Baseball's absolute unpredictability makes amateurs of us all" - Roger Angell

"If The Times said it, it was the absolute truth." - Jill Abramson

"Absolute seriousness is never without a dash of humor." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Every man should be responsible to others, nor should anyone be allowed to do just as he pleases; for where absolute freedom is allowed there is nothing to restrain the evil which is inherent in every man. But the principle of responsibility secures that which is the greatest good in states; the right persons rule and are prevented from doing wrong, and the people have their due. It is evident that this is the best kind of democracy, and why? because the people are drawn from a certain class." - Aristotle

"It seems to me now that mathematics is capable of an artistic excellence as great as that of any music, perhaps greater; not because the pleasure it gives (although very pure) is comparable, either in intensity or in the number of people who feel it, to that of music, but because it gives in absolute perfection that combination, characteristic of great art, of godlike freedom, with the sense of inevitable destiny; because, in fact, it constructs an ideal world where everything is perfect and yet true." - Bertrand Russell

"Literature is the one place in any society where, within the secrecy of our own heads, we can hear voices talking about everythingin every possible way. The reason for ensuring that that privileged arena is preserved is not that writers want the absolute freedom to say and do whatever they please. It is that we, all of us, readers and writers and citizens and generals and goodmen, need that little, unimportant-looking room. We do not need to call it sacred, but we do need to remember that it is necessary." - Salman Rushdie

"As long as you perceive that anyone is holding you back, you have not taken full responsibility for your own liberation. Liberation means that you stand free of making demands on others and life to make you happy. When you discover yourself to be nothing but Freedom, you stop setting up conditions and requirements that need to be satisfied in order for you to be happy. It is in the absolute surrender of all conditions and requirements that Liberation is discovered to be who and what you are. Then the love and wisdom that flows out of you has a liberating effect on others." - Adyashanti

"The right is absolute ... government has no authority to forbid me from owning a firearm ... the debate is not about guns. It is about freedom." - Tom Mcclintock

"True freedom starts with absolute honesty. The moment you call a problem by its real name, you're already learning how to make it less harmful." - Martha Beck

"I decided that I did not want to follow any of these ideologies or trends, because these also exerted a kind of pressure, and obstructed absolute creative freedom." - Gao Xingjian

"Freedom of expression is not absolute. Countries have laws that define the framework for exercising this right and which, for instance, condemn racist language." - Tariq Ramadan

"Having grown up in Bombay, from the day you're born, you have absolute freedom to choose who you want to be." - Freida Pinto

"When a man talks with absolute sincerity and freedom he goes on a voyage of discovery. The whole company has shares in the enterprise." - John Jay Chapman

"If the Absolute becomes limited by the mind, It is no more Absolute; It has become finite." - Swami Vivekananda

"With people in high office, the old - you go into the extreme, which is absolute power and absolute power corrupts." - Clint Eastwood

"The absolute rule of the state shall be a function of the absolute liberty of each individual will." - Aleister Crowley

"Internet: absolute communication, absolute isolation." - Paul Carvel

"(He) mourned mankind, and the blindness of men, who thought that the Kosmos had rules and limits that would shelter them from their own freedom. There were no shelters. There were no final purposes. Futility, and freedom, were Absolute" - Bruce Sterling

"Only a law-order which holds to the primacy of God's law can bring forth true freedom, freedom for justice, truth, and godly life. Freedom as an absolute is simply an assertion of man's "right" to be his own god; this means a radical denial of God's law-order. "Freedom" thus is another name for the claim by man to divinity and autonomy. It means that man becomes his own absolute." - R.J. Rushdoony

"Freedom means freedom from forces and circumstances which would turn man into a thing, which would impose on man the passivity and predictability of matter. By this test, absolute power is the manifestation most inimical to human uniqueness. Absolute power wants to turn people into malleable clay." - Eric Hoffer

"Freedom is the supreme good; freedom from self imposed limitation." - Elbert Hubbard

"There can be no freedom without freedom to fail." - Eric Hoffer

"Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom." - Mitt Romney

"You cannot barter security for freedom, or freedom for security." - Helen Gahagan Douglas

"Freedom of speech doesn't mean freedom from judgement." - Jackson Pearce

"This was freedom. Losing all hope was freedom." - Chuck Palahniuk

"The basis of democratic freedom is freedom of speech." - Aung San Suu Kyi

"Knowledge is freedom and with freedom comes understanding." - Julie Garwood

"Freedom really means the freedom to make mistakes." - Ludwig Von Mises

"Freedom of religion has been replaced by freedom from religion." - Ralph E. Reed, Jr.

"There is no road to freedom, freedom is the road." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Freedom means choosing your burden." - Hephzibah Menuhin

"Freedom exists only with power." - Friedrich Schiller

"True obedience is true freedom." - Henry Ward Beecher

"America means opportunity, freedom, power." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Peace is freedom in tranquility." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Freedom is a public library." - Paula Fox

"You can have economic freedom without political freedom, but you cannot have political freedom without economic freedom." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"Freedom does not mean license." - Erich Fromm

"Freedom is now or never." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Robespierre, this pedant of freedom!" - Franz Grillparzer

"Freedom does not guarantee masterpieces." - E M Forster

"'peace and friendship, in freedom.'" - Dwight D Eisenhower

"pornography, to me, represents freedom." - Jenna Jameson

"We are pregnant with freedom." - Assata Shakur

"Freedom for the working class!" - Mother Jones

"The secret of freedom, courage...." - Thucydides

"Freedom lies in being bold." - Robert Frost

"From Freedom of the Body comes Freedom of the Mind and then Ultimate Freedom!" - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Perhaps freedom from ideas of freedom - is the sweetest freedom of all." - Matthew Kahn

"Love with freedom is superior to both the freedom without love and the love without freedom!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Jazz to me is the spirit of freedom. I mean real freedom. Freedom to explore. Freedom to express. Freedom to pour out your guts." - Herbie Hancock

"Not only subjective poverty is never overcome by growth, but absolute poverty is increased by it. ... Absolute misery grows while wealth increases." - Joan Robinson

"The only absolute attainment is absolute abandonment." - Gore Vidal



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