Thursday, January 18, 2007

What is freedom?

You know how it is with simple questions like this, everyone has a different take on it's definition. Therefore, there can be as many answers as questions, if you get my drift.

If freedom is something you might find desirous it helps to understand what it means first.

So for's some definitions supplied by some other folks.

But remember...only your definition of freedom will ring true for you. If you can't put it to memory - as a constant reminder - you might as well be sabotaging your freedom.

If this be unimportant...maybe you're into doggie submission...or second-class someone else's definition of freedom...ya think?

More on this topic later...if not sooner. I'll let you in on what freedom REALLY means - albeit, only to me!

In the meantime, why not let us in on your thoughts?

At the end of the day...what could possibly be more important?


"I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom." - Albert Einstein

"Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose. Nothin', don't mean nothin' honey if it ain't free." - Janis Joplin

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes." - Mahatma Ghandi

"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." - Voltaire

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." - Albert Camus

"We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun." - William Glasser

"While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions." - Stephen R. Covey

"Freedom in general may be defined as the absence of obstacles to the realization of desires." - Bertrand Russell

"There are only two kinds of freedom in the world; the freedom of the rich and powerful, and the freedom of the artist and the monk who renounces possessions." - Anais Nin

"Man is a being with free will; therefore, each man is potentially good or evil, and it's up to him and only him (through his reasoning mind) to decide which he wants to be." - Ayn Rand

"Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." - Benjamin Franklin

"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Freedom lies in being bold." - Robert Frost

"No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky." - Bob Dylan

"Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." - George Orwell

"I want to have fun. I want to shine like the sun. I want to be the one that you want to see. I want to knit you a sweater. I want to write you a love letter. I want to make you feel better. I want to make you feel free." - Joni Mitchell

"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use." - Soren Kierkegaard

"The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission." - John F. Kennedy

"Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire." - Epictetus

"You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once." - Robert A. Heinlein

More freedom quotes here