zondag 26 augustus 2012

Freedom quotes

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

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.


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

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


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

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

Free will is the key to the prison of the mind.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

Freedom lies in being bold.

Robert Frost

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

We cannot defend freedom abroad
by deserting it at home.

Edward R. Murrow

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

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.

Soren Kierkegaard

Love does not claim possession,
but gives freedom.

Rabindranath Tagore

The best road to progress
is freedom's road.

John F. Kennedy

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

Andre Gide

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

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

William Faulkner

Freedom is from within.

Frank Lloyd Wright

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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


You can chain me, you can torture me,
you can even destroy this body,
but you will never imprison my mind.

Mahatma Gandhi

Independence of nation
begins with independence of self.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

Rabindranath Tagore

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.

George Washington Carver

There is no such thing as part freedom.

Nelson Mandela

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

Albert Einstein

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

Abraham Lincoln

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


Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

Albert Camus

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

Ernest Holmes

Regrets and their cousins, resentments,
are a huge cause of self-inflicted suffering.
Sometimes it takes years of psychotherapy
to gain freedom from regrets about what you
did or did not do,
and freedom from resentment over what others
did or did not do.
Sometimes it takes a lifetime of self-talk to remember
to put the past in the past where it belongs.
However, sometimes a simple symbolic act
can help immeasurably
to grant ourselves freedom from the past.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free
and realizing you were the prisoner!

Max Lucado

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.

Written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

Those who are free of resentful thoughts
surely find peace.

The Buddha

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.

Richard Bach

No man is free who is not master of himself.


Live wild, life free,
live as master of your own fate.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who has overcome his fears
will truly be free.