"Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Rollo May on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Rollo May on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Rollo May on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Rollo May on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Rollo May on Mahatma Gandhi
"Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing."
"Courage is not the absence of despair it is, rather, the capacity to move ahead in spite of despair."
"The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity."
"It requires greater courage to preserve inner freedom, to move on in one's inward journey into new realms, than to stand defiantly for outer freedom. It is often easier to play the martyr, as it is to be rash in battle."
"Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being, which is a passion to live beyond one's death."
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