A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on love, beauty, truth, liberty, and freedom

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors; but today we kneel only to Truth, follow only Beauty, and obey only Love.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: The Prophet (The Twelve Illustrations: Collectors Slipcover)

Contributed by: Oracle Phoenix

A Quote by Lauren Shields on belongings, stolen, freedom, life, and knowledge

 Belongings can be stolen, freedom destroyed, life taken away but knowledge, knowledge is ours forever.

Lauren Shields

Contributed by: Lauren

A Quote by unknown on belief, happiness, reason, success, thought, words, people, facts, and freedom

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true


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A Quote by jack Kornfield on morality, wisdom, freedom, expression, meditation, and bondage

Morality as taught by way of rules is extremely powerful and valuable in the development of practice. It must be remembered that it, like all the techniques in meditation, is merely a tool to enable one to eventually get to that place of unselfishness where morality and wisdom flow naturally. In the West, there's a myth that freedom means free expression--that to follow all desires wherever they take one is true freedom. In fact, as one serves the mind, one sees that following desires, attractions, repulsions is not at all freedom, but is a kind of bondage. A mind filled with desires and grasping inevitably entails great suffering. Freedom is not to be gained through the ability to perform certain external actions. True freedom is an inward state of being. Once it is attained, no situation in the world can bind one or limit one's freedom. It is in this context that we must understand moral precepts and moral rules.

Jack Kornfield

Contributed by: David

A Quote by John Stuart Mill on freedom, liberty, health, choice, and personal choice

The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental or spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

Source: J. S. Mill: 'On Liberty' and Other Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

Contributed by: Christine Agro

A Quote by Marianne on biker, steel horse, marianne goldweber, village, cleveland, native american, peace, freedom, change, wind, and love

Steele Horse

Wind in my hair astride my steed
Ancient memories of great prairies
Abundant with Buffalo
Majestic mountains
Gold grass waving
Freedom in the wind
Over ancient lands
Colors magnificent
Warrior pride
The days of wild ponies a memory
The horse is steel
The spirit lives
The ancestors in the wind call my name.

Marianne Goldweber

Marianne Goldweber

Contributed by: Marianne

A Quote by Micheal Teal on happiness, heart, soul, world, true, goodness, and freedom

The template for happiness is to offer goodness to the world for true happiness is achieved when one gives freely of their heart and soul.

Micheal Teal

Source: Micheal Teal - Poet , Philosopher and Shaman

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A Quote by unknown on freedom, give, take, and within

Freedom cannot be given or taken.  Freedom comes from within.


Contributed by: Styx

A Quote by William Faulkner on freedom, choice, and practice

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”

William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)

Contributed by: Heather

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