"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."
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Saturday, 4 October 2014


I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
- Voltaire

Roelant Savery Painting -Landscape with Birds

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There are two freedoms — the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought. 
- Charles Kingsley

"Freedom without the strength to support it and, if need be, defend it, would be a cruel delusion. And the strength to defend freedom can itself only come from widespread industrialisation and the infusion of modern science and technology into the country's economic life."

 - J.N.Tata


  1. Beautiful picture of birds and the quotes, but I do love the Kangaroos, aren't they beautiful.

  2. I love this painting. I have always liked this style.

  3. I was just wondering about you the other day, and thinking about how you haven't posted in awhile. Welcome back!

  4. Beautiful Paint
    Good Week ......"."

  5. Hello! I haven't been around for quite some time. I apologize.

    Very thought-provoking quotes concerning freedom. I've always thought that freedom is whatever anyone says it is. I may not agree with their definition of freedom, but If my freedom or your freedom or anybody's freedom is defined by another, then how can it be freedom?

  6. I quite like that painting. And you selected great quotes.

  7. that is a really lovely post! the painting is really so enchanting and the quote are also very meaningful!!

  8. A beautiful painting Ruby but also the picture of the kangaroo's is very nice to see. Your wise words in this blog require thought:-)

  9. The problem I have with posts like this one Ruby is that I read the quotations and think how true they are. Then I start wanting to think more deeply and then I get to the phase where I want to discuss and, perhaps, disagree and argue with the premise upon which the 'truth' is spoken. And then another half hour of my life has passed. As for the images: glorious.

    1. It is so true with any form of art, be it poetry, philosophy, book, picture or movie. The challenge, atleast for me is finding someone with whom I can meaningfully argue this with :))


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