"In the prison One shall come; and the chains which are stronger than iron, the fetters harder than steel, shall dissolve – you shall go free forever." Edward Carpenter, 'Towards Democracy'
(Richard M Bucke)
"The essence of love is freedom. Anyone who says they love you, and that they are looking out for you, will grant you freedom. It is as simple as that."
Communion with God
(Neale Donald Walsch)
"The creation of the world is not only a process which moves from God to humanity. God demands newness from humanity; God awaits the works of human freedom." Nicolas Berdyaev
The Coming of the Cosmic Christ
"Evolution, by the very mechanism of its syntheses, is constantly acquiring greater freedom."
Building the Earth
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"You are…a world in yourself, a microcosm, who has the image and likeness of God in your very being because you have a mind to know and a will to do. You're free." Theodore M. Hesburgh, priest, author, social activist, 'Making a Difference'
A Parliament of Souls, In Search of Global Spirituality
(Michael Tobias, Jane Morrison, Bettina Gray, editors)
"You may, as the free shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer. It will be in your power to descend to the lower, brutish forms of life; you will be able, through your own decision, to rise again to the superior orders whose life is divine." Pico della Mirandola, 'Oration on the Dignity of Man'
The Case for Reincarnation
"For nearly the first four hundred years of our era, Christians regarded freedom as the primary message of Genesis 1-3 – freedom in its many forms, including free will, freedom from demonic powers, freedom from social and sexual obligations, freedom from tyrannical government and from fate; and self-mastery as the source of such freedom."
Adam, Eve, and the Serpent
"Freedom is not absence of restraint and limitation but a particular, imaginative way of responding to these limitations, or using them to discover and invent."
Return of the Goddess
(Edward C. Whitmont, MD)
"As the Catholic Church declares in the strongest terms the simplicity, spirituality, and immortality of the soul, so with constancy she ever asserts its freedom also." Pope Leo XIII, 'Libertas Praestantissimum', June 20, 1888
The Book of Catholic Quotations
(John Chapin, Editor)
"The principle of freedom is a leavening energy which can permeate substance in a unique manner;….This principle of freedom is one of the attributes of Deity (like will, love and mind)."
The Rays and The Initiations
(Alice A. Bailey)
"Freewill resides in Manas [Mind], being the representative of Mahat, the Universal Mind."
The Astral Body
(Arthur E. Powell)
"Since the beginning of time,…the vast mass of beings of which we form a part has been tenaciously and tirelessly climbing towards a fuller measure of freedom, of sensibility, of inner vision."
Toward the Future
(Pierre Teilhard deChardin)
"There is the freedom to understand your own reality, to develop your abilities further, and to feel more deeply the nature of your own existence as a part of All That Is."
Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul
"In 'Man's Search for Meaning', Victor Frankl tells of his experience in a Nazi concentration camp. He reflects on the irony that he never felt so free as he did during that dreadful period. How could that be true? Even though all obvious freedoms had been taken away from him and he was living in constant threat of sickness, torture, and death, he discovered a depth of freedom inside of himself that he had never before experienced. We are free spirits, and our minds are not bound to anything unless we think we are."
Worldwide Laws of Life: 200 Eternal Spiritual Principles
(John Marks Templeton)
"Free? Understand that well, it is the deep commandment, dimmer or clearer, of our whole being, to be free." Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), Scottish historian
The Great Thoughts
(George Seldes, compiler)
"Our freedom is so much greater than we have comprehended. We can learn to shift from reality to reality, choosing the one that is most relevant to our needs and purposes at the moment and use our new approach…to nourish our being, love, cherish, and garden ourselves and each other, be at home in our universes, and help save ourselves and the planet." Dr. Lawrence LeShan, 'Alternate Realities'
Shamanism: An Expanded View of Reality
(Shirley Nicholson, Compiler)