We all want to be famous people and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.Jiddu Krishnamurti
Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.
– Jean Paul Sartre
Don’t remind the world that it is sick and troubled. Remind it that it is beautiful and free.
True freedom comes to those who have escaped the questions of freewill and fate.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Equality is a slogan based on envy. It signifies in the heart of every republican: “Nobody is going to occupy a place higher than I.”
There is, in fact, a manly and lawful passion for equality which excites men to wish all to be powerful and honored. This passion tends to elevate the humble to the rank of the great; but there exists also in the human heart a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to attempt to lower the powerful to their own level, and reduces men to prefer equality in slavery to inequality with freedom.
—Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy In America
Unfettered like a wafting mist I give myself up to where the wind wants me to be.
I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod. My shadow does that much better.
No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection:
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is lead forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action–
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
Freedom is freedom from worry. Having realized that you cannot influence the results, pay no attention to your desires and fears. Let them come and go. Don’t give them the nourishment of interest and attention.
No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.
I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.
I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question.
Where there is no inner freedom, there is no life.
Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
The secret of happiness is freedom, the secret of freedom is courage.
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose.
William M. Bulger
The secret of Happiness is Freedom, and the secret of Freedom, Courage.
Thucydides (Ancient Greek historian and author, 460-404 BC)
The mind alone is the cause of bondage and liberation in humans. When attached to sense objects the mind brings bondage, when detached from objects it brings freedom.
Maitrayaniya Upanisha 4.6