"Negation is the mind's first freedom, yet a negative habit is fruitful only so long as we exert ourselves to overcome it, adapt it to our needs once acquired it can imprison us."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Emile M. Cioran 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."Emile M. Cioran 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."Emile M. Cioran 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."Emile M. Cioran on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Emile M. Cioran on Mahatma Gandhi
"The desire to die was my one and only concern to it I have sacrificed everything, even death."
"Life inspires more dread than death - it is life which is the great unknown."
"The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth."
"Crime in full glory consolidates authority by the sacred fear it inspires."
"Isn't history ultimately the result of our fear of boredom?"