„Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.“

Source: Man's Search for Meaning

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Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, and Holocaust surviv… 1905 - 1997

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„Our greatest freedom is the freedom to choose our attitude.“

—  Viktor E. Frankl Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, and Holocaust survivor 1905 - 1997

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„Human freedom involves our capacity to pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight.“

—  Rollo May US psychiatrist 1909 - 1994

Source: The Courage to Create (1975), Ch. 5 : The Delphic Oracle as Therapist, p. 100

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„To choose evil is to choose freedom—“freedom, emancipation from all restraint.”“

—  Georges Bataille French intellectual and literary figure 1897 - 1962

Source: On Nietzsche (1945), p. xxxiv, note

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„fear or freedom
choose freedom
choose freedom
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being free
is not an idea
it is a feeling
it emanates from within“

—  Prem Rawat controversial spiritual leader 1957

From a collection of hundreds of quotes set to music and available online at Maharaji's personal website http://www.maharaji.net/ (2001)
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„Now it can become clear to man that freedom and peace of the nations can only come when as Jesus and his followers, and in our time above all Tolstoi advised, they choose to fully abstain from any violence.“

—  Gustav Landauer German anarchist 1870 - 1919

Letter from Landauer to Martin Buber 1914, quoted in Martin Buber's Life and Work, vol. I by M. Friedman 1981, pp. 251-252

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„When people are free to choose, they choose freedom.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Speech to the Industrial League of Orange County (14 March 1991) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/document/108266
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