Words for Freedom Day

Quotes on freedom by Nikolai Berdyaev

“I must insist on freedom, as the origin and the end of my religious life.

“He truly loves freedom who affirms it for his fellows.”

“Freedom is… turning outward and creativity, a way to discover the universe inside oneself.” 

“Egoism, self-seeking, self-conceit, pride, the will to power, hatred of others, violence, all become virtues when transferred from personality to the nation as a whole… National self-conceit and pride is a lie, just as much as it is by the way ludicrous and stupid…[nationalism precipitates] men into a fictitious and illusory life.”

“Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one.”

“The enslaving of the other is also the enslaving of the self.”

“Man’s freedom is indissolubly linked with his obligations. Man’s freedom is not a claim, but a duty, not so much what he demands as what is demanded of him. Man must be free. God demands and expects this of him.”

“They have no right to speak for freedom, who recognize freedom only for themselves and their friends.”

“Every freedom always predicates discipline and asceticism and always perishes if these are lacking. Freedom demands that man maintain his dignity and purity, that he control himself…”





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