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Freedom Quotes

May you find comfort and joy in these encouraging quotes about Freedom.

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

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"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

The Divine Plan is one of Freedom.
The inherent nature of man is ever seeking
to express itself in terms of freedom,
because freedom is the birthright of every living soul.
- Ernest Holmes

 

Freedom is the right to live as we wish.
- Epictetus

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer,
in my mind I am free.
- Stephen Hawking

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Freedom from desire leads to inner peace.
- Lao-Tzu

Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free
that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
- Albert Camus

To know what you prefer
instead of humbly saying Amen
to what the world tells you you ought to prefer,
is to have kept your soul alive.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

Is freedom anything else than the right
to live as we wish? Nothing else.
- Epictetus

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
- Don Miguel Ruiz

I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free
and there was nothing to break the light of the sun.
I was born where there were no enclosures.
- Geronimo

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Free-Will is the key to the prison of the mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side
of every fear is a freedom.
- Marilyn Ferguson

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make,
both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control
the process of choosing, you can take control
of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom
that comes from being in charge of yourself.
- Robert Foster Bennett

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

No one can give you freedom but you.
- Byron Katie

To know how to free oneself is nothing;
the arduous thing is to know what to do with one's freedom.
- Andre Gide

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life
in which chance has placed us,
but is always the result of a good conscience,
good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
- Thomas Jefferson

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

The man form is higher than the angel form;
of all forms it is the highest.
Man is the highest being in creation,
because he aspires to freedom.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes,
but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done,
even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse.
There lies freedom, indeed.
- Anonymous

We must be free not because we claim freedom,
but because we practice it.
- William Faulkner

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freedom is from within.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

You can chain me, you can torture me,
you can even destroy this body,
but you will never imprison my mind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We are free only if we face the challenge of freedom,
do the work of freedom, fight the fight of freedom
and die the death for freedom.
- Charles G. Adams

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

When you become centered, suddenly there is great freedom
because you know you are not the mind and you are not the body.
- Osho

Independence of nation begins with independence of self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time:
the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.
- Thomas Jefferson

The problem in defense is
how far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A loving relationship is one in which
the loved one is free to be himself -
to laugh with me, but never at me;
to cry with me, but never because of me;
to love life, to love himself,
to love being loved.
Such a relationship is based upon freedom
and can never grow in a jealous heart.
- Leo F. Buscaglia

Freedom is not procured by a full
enjoyment of what is desired,
but by controlling the desire.
- Epictetus

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being.
With freedom comes responsibility.
For the person who is unwilling to grow up,
the person who does not want to carry is own weight,
this is a frightening prospect.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
- George Washington Carver

We don't appreciate what we have until it's gone.
Freedom is like that. It's like air.
When you have it, you don't notice it.
- Boris Yeltsin

The law will never make a man free;
it is men who have got to make the law free.
- Henry David Thoreau

Let freedom reign. The sun never set
on so glorious a human achievement.
- Nelson Mandela

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
- Albert Camus

The history of free men is never really written by chance
but by choice; their choice!
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Those who deny freedom to others
deserve it not for themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

Everything that is really great and inspiring
is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
- Albert Einstein

The road to freedom lies not through
mysteries or occult performances,
but through the intelligent use
of natural forces and laws.
- Ernest Holmes

Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty.
The obedient must be slaves.
- Henry David Thoreau

Anger is the enemy of non-violence
and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is no such thing as part freedom.
- Nelson Mandela

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil
is no freedom for the tree.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The desire of gold is not for gold.
It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent
will not pass until there is
an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The best way to enhance freedom in other lands
is to demonstrate here that our democratic system
is worthy of emulation.
- Jimmy Carter

There is nothing wrong with America
that faith, love of freedom, intelligence,
and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability,
but comes through continuous struggle.
And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom.
A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems,
for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

Only free men can negotiate;
prisoners cannot enter into contracts.
Your freedom and mine cannot be separated.
- Nelson Mandela

Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The cost of freedom is always high,
but Americans have always paid it.
And one path we shall never choose,
and that is the path of surrender, or submission.
- John F. Kennedy


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