Freedom

Consider the pettiness of men's minds. They ask for that which injureth them, and cast away the thing that profiteth them. They are, indeed, of those that are far astray. We find some men desiring liberty, and priding themselves therein. Such men are in the depths of ignorance.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 335

Happy is the man that hath apprehended the Purpose of God in whatever He hath revealed from the Heaven of His Will, that pervadeth all created things.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 335

Know ye that the embodiment of liberty and its symbol is the animal. That which beseemeth man is submission unto such restraints as will protect him from his own ignorance, and guard him against the harm of the mischief-maker. Liberty causeth man to overstep the bounds of propriety, and to infringe on the dignity of his station. It debaseth him to the level of extreme depravity and wickedness.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 335-336

Liberty must, in the end, lead to sedition, whose flames none can quench. Thus warneth you He Who is the Reckoner, the All-Knowing.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 335-336

The liberty that profiteth you is to be found nowhere except in complete servitude unto God, the Eternal Truth. Whoso hath tasted of its sweetness will refuse to barter it for all the dominion of earth and heaven.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 335

True liberty consisteth in man's submission unto My commandments, little as ye know it.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 335