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Freedom Quotes - Choice Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Freedom lies in being bold.
- Robert Frost

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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

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

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

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

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

I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions,
man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice.
- Corliss Lamont

In America, through pressure of conformity,
there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
- Peter Ustinov

I was 37 when my father died-and I no longer had any
freedom of choice over what I would do with the rest of my life.
- Paul Getty

What is freedom? Freedom is the right to choose:
the right to create for oneself the alternatives of choice.
- Archibald MacLeish

I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind.
I not only had freedom of choice, I had freedom of expression.
- Amy Tan

They have called Operation Iraqi Freedom a war of choice
that isn't part of the real war on terror.
Someone should tell that to al Qaeda.
- John Boehner

We need the children of Indonesia and the Philippines
to manufacture our freedom of choice.
- Marc Maron

Freedom of choice is more to be treasured than any
possession earth can give.
- David O. McKay

To say that any people are not fit for freedom,
is to make poverty their choice, and to say they had
rather be loaded with taxes than not.
- Thomas Paine

That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers' and
the nation's perception of the Times,
the perception of its editorial positions,
and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed
by the publisher's choice of people who are given the
freedom to write opinion columns.
- Daniel Okrent

It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman.
Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress,
behavior, career, and sexual orientation.
- Camille Paglia

As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice,
and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the
shoulders of God or nature.
We must shoulder it ourselves.
It is our responsibility.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

In all the great periods of the drama perfect freedom of choice and subject,
perfect freedom of individual treatment,
and an audience eager to give itself to sympathetic listening,
even if instruction be involved, have brought the great results.
- George P. Baker

What has made America great have been the opportunities
given to everyone in this country.
Since our founding, individuals and families have come
to America to seek freedom,
opportunity and the choice for a better life.
- Cathy McMorris

And for man to look upon himself as a capital good,
even if it did not impair his freedom,
may seem to debase him...
by investing in themselves, people can enlarge the
range of choice available to them.
It is one way free men can enhance their welfare.
- Theodore William Schultz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Freedom is from within.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
- Soren Kierkegaard

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in,
and going after your dreams.
- Madonna Ciccone

Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
- Friedrich Schiller

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor;
it must be demanded by the oppressed.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you want total security, go to prison.
There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on.
The only thing lacking... is freedom.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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


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