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|Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement. - |
Mandela, Nelson There are two good things in life -- freedom of thought and
freedom of action. - Maugham, W. Somerset If a nation values anything more than
|Maugham, W. Somerset There are two good things in life -- freedom of thought |
and freedom of action. - Maugham, W. Somerset If a nation values anything more
than freedom, it will lose its freedom: and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or ...
|Freedom When a person is in control of his or her own life; understanding and |
determining choices, directing one's self, and taking an active stance in relation ...
Freedom of action There are two aspects of freedom: free action and free thought.
|better case, for here is General Smuts, in his Rectorial Address on "Freedom" at |
St Andrews University, telling us that: "In many if not most ... meaning — freedom
of thought, speech, action, self-expression — there is to-day less than there has
been during the last two thousand years. ... increasing tendency, due perhaps to
the ever increasing complexity of modern life, to limit in so many fields the
|Thus this part of his life ends with the gain of a liberty, or at least the illusion of a |
liberty. ... he also receives a lecture on the narrowness of English life: "You know,
there are two good things in life, freedom of thought and freedom of action.
|outrageously claims that being tortured, jailed, exiled, or put to death cannot |
harm the good person (521b5—521b6, see ... Socrates maintains that only
thoughts can cause harm, or good, and that we should be indifferent to others'
actions, ... Of course, Socrates says, it is a bad thing to be physically harmed by
someone, but not as bad as doing the harming. ... The fact that only thoughts can
do harm is not, Socrates argues in the Apology, a reason for the state to limit
freedom of thought ...
|But the connection is there and its general nature may be seen. The fact that all |
things show bias, preference or selectivity of reaction, while not itself freedom, is
an indispensable condition of any human freedom. ... as statements of an "
average" found in the behavior of an enormous number of things, no two of which
are exactly alike. If this line of thought be followed out, it implies that the existence
of laws or uniformities and regularities among natural phenomena, human acts
|of as both external and internal, as involving both freedom of action and freedom |
of thought and spirit, then the legitimacy of a government will depend upon ...
There is continually growing evidence that bears on the question. ... Recent
studies in developmental psychology examine these two aspects of life force in
other terms: the drive for development of self-identity or ... Where cruelty, deceit,
greed or lust seem to have overpowered a sense of rightness or good, Richard A.
|In any form in which it obtains, freedom is guarded as our most precious |
possession, more valuable than life itself. “Give me liberty or give me death,” an
American patriot exclaimed two hundred years ago. ... “Just as in the great ocean
there is but one taste—the taste of salt—so in this Doctrine and Discipline (
dhammavinaya) there is but one taste—the ... contemplating the rise and fall of all
conditioned things, then one experiences a fuller measure of freedom; and if one
practices the ...