The walls of protection we build around ourselves to protect from external threat become the very walls of self-imprisonment
Right now, what human beings are suffering is not their bondage, they are suffering their freedom. If you suffer your bondage, that is alright, but if you suffer your freedom that is a tragedy
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Those who are very interested in leaving their footprints on the planet, they shall never fly.
Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was or what freedom really is.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
In mediocrity, there is comfort, but no joy. In going beyond your limits, there is joy, but maybe no comfort. You have to choose.
Short + Freedom quotes ⇑Short Quotes
Human beings are not suffering their bondage, they are suffering their freedom
The truth doesn't always set you free; people prefer to believe prettier, neatly wrapped lies
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Freedom is what we do with what is done to us.
If someone else determines what happens within you, it is the worst form of slavery
Only that person who does not carry the previous moment to this moment, is free from everything
The way to freedom is through service to others.
The sea does not like to be restrained.
She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.
You see, freedom has a way of destroying things.
You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
Life + Freedom quotes ⇑Life Quotes
Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
We are the only creature on the planet which has the freedom to shape its own life. It's this freedom which human beings are suffering. If one is suffering bondages then it's not a problem. If one is suffering freedom then it's a disaster
Having expectations of others means you are trying to fix their lives. Don't do that. Fix your own life - that is freedom
The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.
Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet: You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.
If you lock yourself from inside or outside, it's the same thing. As long as you don't open the door there is no difference whether somebody locked you from outside or you locked yourself from inside. Anyway you are imprisoned, If somebody locked you from outside, you can at least complain & scream. You locked yourself from inside, you can only be depressed
Now, all your vehicles are on self start, isn't it? But what is most vital to your life, your peacefulness, your joyfulness, your love, your blissfulness, everything is on push start right now. I am talking about upgrading technologies, Isn't it important that your joy, your love, your blissfulness is on self start?
Mukti means liberation. Liberation means essentially to become free from yourself - because you are the only nuisance in your life
If you're smart enough, you will make arrangements that support you, not arrangement that entangle you
All Freedom Quotes ⇑
When you consciously rise above your likes and dislikes, that's maturity.
The caged bird sings with a fearful trill, of things unknown, but longed for still, and his tune is heard on the distant hill, for the caged bird sings of freedom.
If you love someone, you must be prepared to set them free.
As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.
Although the butterfly and the caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same.
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they're yours; if they don't they never were.
The fear of suffering makes your life a half step. Freedom from the fear of suffering is needed for a full-stride life
No one keeps you deluded but yourself, and no one but yourself can free you. You have no enemy greater than yourself, and no greater friend.
The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.
Freedom is not something that anybody can be given. Freedom is something people take, and people are as free as they want to be
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.
The bird fights its way out of the egg. The egg is the world. Who would be born must first destroy a world
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.
For most people, love means, 'You must do what I want.' No, love means, they can do what they want, and we still love them
The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms-to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.
There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.
Freedom is the only worthy goal in life. It is won by disregarding things that lie beyond our control.
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he is vigilant in its preservation.
To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, Where knowledge is free... into that heaven of freedom, my father, let my country awake.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.
The choice for mankind lies between freedom and happiness and for the great bulk of mankind, happiness is better.
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.
Discipline does not mean control. Discipline means having the sense to do exactly what is needed.
The things you own end up owning you. It's only after you lose everything that you're free to do anything.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.
If you really love something, you never try to keep it the way it is forever. You have to let it be free to change.
People have a completely messed up idea of what freedom is. Giving in to your compulsions is not freedom
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Being able to shower affection on anyone without having a need for affection yourself - that's freedom
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
Meditation means to become absolutely aware. It is the only way to be completely free
If people choose to make misery out of themselves, what can be done? That's not Creation's fault. Creation just gave you the freedom so that you could go beyond.
The moment you ascribe who you are right now to what happened yesterday, you have written off your life
Once there is a distance between you and your thought process, a new freedom is born. With this freedom, a new perception arises
[About maligning of Sex by some religions] Religion means freedom. How can there be liberation, how can there be freedom when you cannot even accept the biology of a human being?
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
I die without seeing dawn's light shining on my country... You, who will see it, welcome it for me... don't forget those who fell during the nighttime.
Even though all the sense organs seem like an access to freedom and pleasure, they are in fact, limiting
Revolution is an inalienable right of mankind. Freedom is an imperishable birth right of all. Labor is the real sustainer of society, the sovereignty of the ultimate destiny of the workers.
Chaos is more freedom; in fact, total freedom. But no meaning. I want to be free to act, and I also want my actions to mean something.
Don't live here as a slave to anything, whatever it might be. Instead, learn to live consciously. Whether it is coffee, or cigarettes, or God
When you exist here only as a body and a mind, suffering is inevitable. Meditation means to go beyond the limitations of your body and mind.
Moralistic fools have closed their eyes to the filth within; that doesn't mean they are free from it.
The only way we'll get freedom for ourselves is to identify ourselves with every oppressed people in the world. We are blood brothers to the people of Brazil, Venezuela, Haiti, Cuba -- yes Cuba too.
Once your way of being is not determined by anything outside of you, then there is no such thing as loneliness - but you will enjoy your aloneness.
The essential possibility of being human is that we can act out of our intelligence, love, and compassion, rather than out of compulsions
Renunciation essentially means you are working towards your freedom, from compulsiveness to consciousness.
Every social group is built on identifications. The basis of spiritual process is to learn to live without an identity
In search of wellbeing, we have done all kinds of insane things on this planet, but wellbeing has not happened. If wellbeing is what you seek, in is the only way out.
If ignorance doesn't bring suffering to you, why would you seek enlightenment?
You don't take anybody's values, anybody's morals, anybody's ethics, just as a human being as you breathe, eat, live, just be conscious and act sensibly, you will be a wonderful human being.
A Tiger is not making an attempt to be a good tiger, if he just eats well, he is a good tiger,everything else is fixed within him by nature, when you are born as a human being whether you grow up into a good human being or terrible one is left to you
you shouldn't stand in a line of resentful people. You should stand alone in true freedom. Freedom doesn't come because of political processes or economic processes. Freedom comes when nobody can incite an unnecessary quality in you, no matter what they do.
Freedom is a Benediction if you are aware, Freedom is a curse if you are unaware. Humanity is suffering the Freedom, not Bondage, there is a way out of Bondage, there is no way out of Freedom.
Do not do what you like, do what the world needs, doing what you like is not freedom. Likes and dislikes are compulsive
Don't hold any ideas about yourself or anybody, just look at everything the way it is - you'll merge with everything
When you are a human being, the upper line is gone. But a bird which has been in a cage for a long time will not fly even if you open the door. It has forgotten that there's something called freedom, flying and living.
If you remain a compulsive creature, you cannot call yourself a full-fledged human being, only when you are able to do everything by choice can you call yourself a human being
For those who are trapped in limitations, dispassion is a fearful thing. For those who consciously go into it, dispassion is the ultimate freedom.
It is the preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly.
Your mind is like a bird that has been locked in a cage for many years. It fears liberty. Yet, freedom is its birthright.
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.
The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone; and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom; for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
Even if you were to flee to the jungle, your old habits would be with you still. You can't run away from them, so you may as well strive to overcome them. Clear out the jungle of your wrong habits. Then you will be free
I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.
Strengthen your mind and refuse to carry the burden of mental and moral weakness acquired in past years; burn them in the fires of your present divine resolutions and right activities. With this constructive attitude, you will attain freedom.
Students who acquire large debts putting themselves through school are unlikely to think about changing society. When you trap people in a system of debt, they can't afford the time to think.
No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it
Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.
There was beauty in the idea of freedom, but it was an illusion. Every human heart was chained by love.
I will not be "famous," "great." I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one's self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Of all God's creatures, there is only one that cannot be made slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man, but it would deteriorate the cat.
Don't join the book burners. Don't think you're going to conceal faults by concealing evidence that they ever existed. Don't be afraid to go in your library and read every book...
No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
Those whose intellect is unattached everywhere, who have mastered the mind, and are free from desires by the practice of renunciation, attain the highest perfection of freedom from action
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it
I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.
Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke... She will need her sisterhood.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.
God is not your judge; you are your own judge. If you act wrongly, you are going to punish yourself. If you act rightly, you will free yourself.
Renunciants who are desireless and wrathless, mind-controlled, and Self-realized, are completely free both in this world and in the beyond.
I enjoy everything, but I have no desire for anything, so there is never any pain or disappointment from unfulfillment. Whatever I do, wherever I go, I enjoy myself.
The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.
Freely we serve Because we freely love, as in our will To love or not; in this we stand or fall.
If you want to become free, you should never think of freedom. Only look at the ropes which bind you
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.
Evolution and reincarnation are methods of propelling all creation toward final freedom in Spirit, held no longer under the natural law of death.
You are in a cocoon of your own bad habits, and you must be freed to spread its wings of beautiful divine qualities.
It is not the technique of meditation alone that will bring you freedom; your character must be strong and pure. Your whole life and behavior must be in harmony with the laws of truth.
True freedom consists in performing all actions - eating, reading, working, and so forth - in accordance with right judgment and choice of will, not in being compelled by habits
we would not be human if we did not miss loved ones; but in feeling lonesome for them we don't want selfish attachment to be the cause of keeping them earthbound. Extreme sorrow prevents a departed soul from going ahead toward greater peace and freedom
Do what really matters to you in life. Whatever it is, it should be worthy of you
She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city
We have chosen to live with the compulsions of the less evolved creatures on this planet. With animal-like compulsions we want to live. We don't want to live consciously. I'm not saying live this way or that way. Whatever the hell you do, you do it by choice and consciously, that's all - knowing the full implications of what it means
Your problem is just this- you have an intelligence for which you don't have a stable enough platform and that's why yoga, to create a stable platform so that your intelligence works for you
Sadhana is towards creating a sense of inner fulfillment, where there is no need to lean on anyone or anything
Freedom of speech is enshrined in our Constitution so that we use it to build the nation, not dismantle the nation. Every citizen should be aware of this responsibility
I want to think again of dangerous and noble things. I want to be light and frolicsome. I want to be improbable beautiful and afraid of nothing, as though I had wings.
You must enjoy every association and company that you seek, but you do not have to get stuck to anything
Whether you are compulsive about food, an activity, or people - it is not a question of right or wrong, but one of bondage or freedom
Relinquishing attachment to the fruits of work, always contented, independent of material rewards, the wise do not perform any binding action even in the midst of activities
When a dear one dies, instead of grieving unreasonably, realize that he has gone on to a higher plane at the will of God, and that God knows what is best for him. Rejoice that he is free
You might think I lost all hope at that point. I did. And as a result I perked up and felt much better.
"There is more than one kind of freedom," said Aunt Lydia. "Freedom to and freedom from. In the days of anarchy, it was freedom to. Now you are being given freedom from. Don't underrate it."
My gran had always told me that a woman--any woman worth her salt--could do whatever she had to.
Only a true guru is empowered by God to establish with disciples a divine relationship by which he leads those in his care out of the common sheepfold of delusion to freedom
There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.
She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.
And the turtles, of course...all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.
To die hating them, that was freedom.