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With freedom comes responsibility

“The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.” – James A. Garfield

“We feel free when we escape — even if it be but from the frying pan into the fire.” – Eric Hoffer

“For a man to act himself, he must be perfectly free; otherwise he is in danger of losing all sense of responsibility or of self- respect.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” – Virginia Woolf

“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” – Charlotte Bronte

“Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns.” – Tara Brach

“The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage.” – Thucydides

Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.” – Henry Louis Gates Jr.

“My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” – Adlai Stevenson

“We have to uphold a free press and freedom of speech – because, in the end, lies and misinformation are no match for the truth.” – Barack Obama

“I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so.” – Barack Obama

“Some people only speak of freedom of speech while they’re out of power. Once they’re in power, they’re ruthless in suppressing the rights of others.” – Barack Obama

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” – Oscar Wilde

“Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Blame neither man, nor God, nor anyone in the world. When you find yourselves suffering, blame yourselves, and try to do better.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“The war for freedom will never really be won because the price of freedom is constant vigilance over ourselves and over our Government.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Once there is a distance between you and your thought process, a new freedom is born. With this freedom, a new perception arises.” – Sadhguru

“All meditations are nothing but efforts to bring you to the present. When you live in the present moment, with no past hanging around you, with no future projection, you are free from life and death, you are free from body and mind. You are free – simply free – you are freedom.” – Rajneesh

“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

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