Tuesday, August 23, 2005

"Freedom is a possession of inestimable value."
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)


  1. oh dear! just when i was beginning to form the impression that freedom is an illusion!

    but let me put it another way: the freedom that is 'granted you' is not freedom at all.... how's that?

  2. My definition of freedom:
    "Freedom is the area of real estate one owns in his own mind to be himself"

    Freedom is all yours for the taking...

    “It took me a long time and most of the world to learn what I know about love and fate and the choices we make, but the heart of it came to me in an instant, while I was chained to a wall and being tortured. I realised, somehow, through the screaming of my mind, that even in that shackled, bloody helplessness, I was still free: free to hate the men who were torturing me, or to forgive them. It doesn’t sound like much, I know. But in the flinch and bite of the chain, when it’s all you’ve got, that freedom is an universe of possibility. And the choice you make between hating and forgiving, can become the story of your life.”
    The first para from the book Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts.