The greatest blessing of our democracy is freedom. But in the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves.

Bernard Baruch (1870-1965) American businessman and statesman
Baruch, The Public Years (1960)

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In A Philosophy for Our Time (1954), Baruch wrote, "The only freedom man can ever have is the freedom to discipline himself."

Variant: "The greatest freedom man has is the freedom to discipline himself."

Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 7-Apr-11
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