"Freedom is absolutely necessary for the progress in science and the liberal arts."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Baruch Spinoza 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."Baruch Spinoza 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."Baruch Spinoza 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."Baruch Spinoza on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Baruch Spinoza on Mahatma Gandhi
"He alone is free who lives with free consent under the entire guidance of reason."
"Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone."
"I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused."
"There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope."
"Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear."