„Grip your gun like a man, brother!
Let's have a crack at Holy Russia,
with her big, fat arse!
Freedom, freedom! Down with the cross!“
„Freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves. It is a daily practice... No one can prevent you from being aware of each step you take or each breath in and breath out.“
— Thich Nhat Hanh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
— Vladimir Lenin, Estado y revolución
Ch. 5 http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1917/staterev/ch05.htm
„The freedom of speech of private individuals includes the right to not agree, not to listen, and not to finance one's own antagonists.“
— Ayn Rand, The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism
— B.K.S. Iyengar, Light on Life
„If you believe something, you're automatically precluded from believing in the opposite, which means that a degree of your human freedom has been forfeited in the act of this belief.“
— Terence McKenna American ethnobotanist 1946 - 2000
Context: What blinds us, or what makes historical progress very difficult, is our lack of awareness of our ignorance. And [I think] that beliefs should be put aside, and that a psychedelic society would abandon belief systems [in favor of] direct experience and this is, I think much, of the problem of the modern dilemma, is that direct experience has been discounted and in its place all kind of belief systems have been erected... If you believe something, you're automatically precluded from believing in the opposite, which means that a degree of your human freedom has been forfeited in the act of this belief.
— Patti Smith American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist 1946
— Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
— Melissa Bank, The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing