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Liberty of thought is in itself a good; but it gives an opening to false liberty. John Henry Newman, Apologia pro vita Sua, 1864 A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes. Thomas Huxley, "Address on University Education," Collected Essays, 1902, III, 236. No man in this world attains to freedom from any slavery except by entrance into some higher servitude. There is no such thing as an entirely free man conceivable. Phillips Brooks (1835-1893), Perennials Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong. - John Diefenbaker We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. - Cicero Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation are men who want rain without thunder and lightning. - Frederick Douglass