Freedom

A general dissolution of the principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but once they lose their virtue, they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader. If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.

Samuel Adams

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Stop entertaining those vain fears. Remember it is not feeling which constitutes guilt but the consent to such feelings. Only the free will is capable of good or evil. But when the will sighs under the trial of the tempter and does not will what is presented to it, there is not only no fault but there is virtue.

St. Padre Pio

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It constantly amazes me that men and women wander the earth marveling at the highest mountains, the deepest ocean, the whitest sands, the most exotic islands, the most intriguing birds of the air and fish of the sea – and all the time never stop to marvel at themselves and realize their infinite potential as human beings.

Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life

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Living out one’s faith is either no way to live or the only way to live; it’s either imprisonment, or the only path to freedom. It offers happiness, or it frustrates the pursuit. There is no half-love, half-religion, half-worship, half-belief, half-truth. There is no kinda-sorta.

Tarek Saab, Gut Check

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Power isn’t having the world at your fingertips; it is having the world at your fingertips and being able to give it up!

Tarek Saab, Gut Check

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Do not be afraid to be saints. Follow Jesus Christ who is the source of freedom and light. Be open to the Lord so that He may lighten all your ways.

Pope John Paul II

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Feelings come to us, passively; love comes from us, actively, by our free choice.

Peter Kreeft

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God writes the story of our lives with the pen strokes of our own free choices.

Peter Kreeft

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There are many examples of this mistaken idea of freedom, such as the elimination of human life by legalized or generally accepted abortion.

Pope John Paul II

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Those who advocate euthanasia have capitalized on people’s confusion, ambivalence and even fear about the use of modern life-prolonging technologies. Being able to choose the time and manner of one’s death, without regard to what is chosen is presented as the ultimate freedom.

Pope John Paul II

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