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Every next level of your life will demand a different you. Click to tweet

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Jung Click to tweet

The scariest moment is always just before you start. Stephen King Click to tweet

Little by little, one travels far. J. R. R. Tolkien Click to tweet

I exist as I am, that is enough. Walt Whitman Click to tweet


We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

Paths are made by walking. Franz Kafka Click to tweet

Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Unknown Click to tweet

Learn to sell. Learn to build. If you can do both, you will be unstoppable. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

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The Best Inspirational Quotes

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Begin now to be what you will be hereafter. Saint Jerome Click to tweet

We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human responsibility. Albert Einstein

Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer. Dan Brown

The brain is wider than the sky. Emily Dickinson

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost

If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. Toni Morrison

Listen, smile, agree, and then do whatever the fuck you were doing to do anyway. Robert Downey Jr

Individuals search for truth, groups search for consensus. Naval Ravikant

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. W.B. Yeats

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare Click to tweet

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary. Jim Rohn Click to tweet

Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best. John C. Maxwell

Great things never came from comfort zones. Neil Strauss

I have the choice of being constantly active and happy or introspectively passive and sad. Or I can go mad by ricocheting in between. Sylvia Plath

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. Joe Namath

If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. Thomas Jefferson

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self. Ernest Hemingway

Understand: you are one of a kind. Your character traits are a kind of chemical mix that will never be repeated in history. There are ideas unique to you, a specific rhythm and perspective that are your strengths, not your weaknesses. You must not be afraid of your uniqueness. Robert Greene

You are the person you have been waiting for. Joe Dispenza

If you’re willing to bleed a little every day, you may win big later. Naval Ravikant

Extreme people get extreme results. Sam Altman

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

The easiest way to change the world is to change yourself. Maxime Lagacé

Take your time, play the long game, embrace the boring, the difficulties, the uncomfortable. This is how it will happen. Maxime Lagacé

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. Jack Kerouac

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. Horace Click to tweet

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. Jack London

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. F. Scott Fitzgerald

From error to error one discovers the entire truth. Sigmund Freud (This is one of my favorite inspirational quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

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The Most Famous Inspirational Quotes (Einstein, Maya Angelou, Gandhi, etc.)

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In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi Click to tweet

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration. James Allen

Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. Steve Jobs

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Jesus Christ

A ship is always safe a shore but that is not what it’s built for. Albert Einstein

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars. Les Brown

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino

When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it. Jim Rohn

If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. Laurence J. Peter

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar

Not all those who wander are lost. J. R. R. Tolkien Click to tweet

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou

In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd. Miguel de Cervantes

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. George Bernard Shaw

You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King Jr

All for one and one for all. Alexandre Dumas

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. Jack London

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. Albert Einstein

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. Henry Ford

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around. Henry David Thoreau

You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go. Jim Rohn

That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche

He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

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You make your own luck if you stay at it long enough. Naval Ravikant Click to tweet

If you can imagine it, we can make it. John Dykstra

Either get busy living or get busy dying. Stephen King

You change the world by being yourself. Yoko Ono

The only way round is through. Robert Frost

Seek life, not comfort. Maxime Lagacé

Pain or love or danger makes you real again. Jack Kerouac

Begin, be bold and venture to be wise. Horace

We are our choices. Jean-Paul Sartre

A goal should scare you a little and excite you a lot. Joe Vitale

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. Napoleon Hill

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T.S. Eliot

One day or day one. You decide. Unknown

I didn’t come this far, to only come this far. Unknown

Prove them wrong. Unknown

Don’t tell people your dreams. Show them. Unknown

You can be happy where you are. Joel Osteen

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. Friedrich Engels

They can because they think they can. Virgil

Fortune sides with him who dares. Virgil Click to tweet

Life begins on the other side of despair. Jean-Paul Sartre

Resist much, obey little. Walt Whitman

Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears. Albert Camus

Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry. Jack Kerouac

And your very flesh shall be a great poem. Walt Whitman

Our true nationality is mankind. H. G. Wells

Diligence is the mother of good fortune. Miguel de Cervantes

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Uplifting, Positive And Beautiful Inspirational Quotes

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Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly. Frida Kahlo Click to tweet

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. Unknown

It will be the toughest thing you’ll ever do, but your heart is never wrong. Maxime Lagacé

Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. H. Jackson Brown Jr

My message to you is simple, keep believing, keep marching, keep building, keep raising your voice. Barack Obama

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. E.E. Cummings

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut

If you take risks and face your fate with dignity, there is nothing you can do that makes you small; if you don’t take risks, there is nothing you can do that makes you grand, nothing. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Henry Stanley Haskins

We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. Barack Obama

At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better, it’s about what you’ve given back. Denzel Washington

Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic. Dale Carnegie

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We don’t rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training. Archilochus

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is: infinite. William Blake

I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am. Sylvia Plath

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you. Joseph Joubert

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. Roald Dahl

Breathe, it’s just a bad day, not a bad life. Unknown Click to tweet

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. Sigmund Freud

Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. Terry Pratchett

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust

Abandon yourself to the moment, and you will find every day new openings, new light, new insight. And those new insights will go on changing you. One day, suddenly you will see you are each moment new. Osho

You have to be able to tolerate what you don’t necessarily like so you can be free. Larry Flynt

I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail. William Faulkner

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. John Steinbeck

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Funny And Surprising Inspirational Quotes

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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Sigmund Freud

We are all born mad. Some remain so. Samuel Beckett

Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. Ernest Hemingway

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. T.S. Eliot

Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead. Charles Bukowski

Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once. Paulo Coelho

I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity. Edgar Allan Poe

Embrace the glorious mess that you are. Elizabeth Gilbert

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ (I’ve found it!), but ‘That’s funny…’.

I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there. Oscar Wilde Click to tweet

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one. Terry Pratchett

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. George Bernard Shaw

I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don’t let anybody tell you different.

Wrinkles mean you laughed, grey hair means you care and scars mean you lived. Unknown

A bad attitude is like a flat tire, you can’t get very far until you change it. Unknown

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. Ambrose Bierce

If you are money, then, when you die, you will be spent. Rich Cohen

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature. Dave Barry

I have great faith in fools – self-confidence my friends will call it. Edgar Allan Poe

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. Mark Twain

The only thing you can get in a hurry is trouble. Navjot Singh Sidhu

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain

Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past. Jack London

It’s not bragging if you can back it up. Muhammad Ali

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The wisest men follow their own direction. Euripides Click to tweet

Better to have, and not need, than to need, and not have. Franz Kafka

You are free, and that is why you are lost. Franz Kafka

From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached. Franz Kafka

Someday, somehow, this will all make sense. Maxime Lagacé

You have as much laughter as you have faith. Martin Luther

We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot

Rise to the level of your ideals, not the average of your environment. The Stoic Emperor

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. Aristotle

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. T.S. Eliot

Cynicism is easy. Mimicry is easy. Optimistic contrarians are the rarest breed. Naval Ravikant

We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us. Charles Bukowski

Unless you believe, you will not understand. Augustine of Hippo

You will always find an answer in the sound of water. Zhuangzi Click to tweet

You attract what you are, not what you want. Unknown

I focused so hard on what I wanted that I lost sight of what I deserved. Unknown

Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place. Unknown

Let it all go. See what stays. Unknown

Anything I come across that feels impossible, I probably need to take a second look. Joe Gebbia (Co-founder AirBnb)

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be. Miguel de Cervantes

Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness. Samuel Beckett

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be. Bruce Lee

Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again. C.S. Lewis

Goodness makes greatness truly valuable, and greatness make goodness much more serviceable. Matthew Henry

You must realize that one day you will die. Until then you are worthless. Chuck Palahniuk

Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment. Dogen

Do not judge, and you will never be mistaken. Jean Jacques Rousseau

Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got. Seneca

If you suddenly stumble upon the right door, you will not be able to recognize that it is right. Osho

You have to die a few times before you can really live. Charles Bukowski

Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt. Kin Hubbard

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

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You have to be odd to be number one. Dr. Seuss Click to tweet

My father used to say, “don’t raise your voice improve your argument”. Unknown

When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guild can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future. Unknown

I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long. Johnny Depp

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest. Unknown

Fear, pain, envy, sadness, frustration. Your natural reaction will be to replace them and seek pleasure. Don’t do that. Instead, understand them. They can teach you something and it could be useful. Maxime Lagacé

Say no to small short-term gains so you can say yes to massive long-term gains. Maxime Lagacé

Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. Terry Pratchett

If you think, then you will be prepared. If you are prepared, then you will have no worries. Li Ka Shing

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger. Buddha

I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them. Stephen King

Saying nothing sometimes says the most. Emily Dickinson Click to tweet

To be blind is not miserable; not to be able to bear blindness, that is miserable. John Milton

Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself. Plutarch

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. Plutarch

Genius might be the ability to say a profound thing in a simple way. Charles Bukowski

Truth, and goodness, and beauty are but different faces of the same all. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears. Michel de Montaigne

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know. Michel de Montaigne

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. W.B. Yeats

If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone. Maxwell Maltz

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut

A harmful truth is better than a useful lie. Thomas Mann

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. Mark Twain

Please all, and you will please none. Aesop

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Inspirational Quotes About Life

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Beware the barrenness of a busy life. Socrates Click to tweet

Life is the sum of all your choices. Albert Camus

Your life is a cloud. Sometimes you’ll feel sad and cry. Sometimes you’ll feel free and move fast. Maxime Lagacé

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. Jack London

To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little. Criss Jami

Life is all about balance. You don’t always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it’s perfectly okay, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back, and do nothing. Lori Deschene

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You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus

If you’re afraid to die, you will not be able to live. James A. Baldwin

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. Emily Dickinson

What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. Plutarch Click to tweet

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. Ovid

I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited. Sylvia Plath

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age. James Joyce

It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live. Alexandre Dumas

Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Plunge boldly into the thick of life, and seize it where you will, it is always interesting. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have. Norman Vincent Peale

Listening to your own heart, you will start moving in the right direction, without ever thinking of what is right and what is wrong. Osho

Listen to the new, go with the new. I know you are afraid. In spite of the fear, go with the new, and your life will become richer and richer and you will be able one day to release your imprisoned splendor. Osho

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. Billy Wilder

You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue. Joel Osteen

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters. Seneca

Maybe that’s what life is… a wink of the eye and winking stars. Jack Kerouac

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Inspiring Quotes About Struggles, Failures, Courage

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Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote Click to tweet

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway

Courage is grace under pressure. Ernest Hemingway

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. Victor Hugo

Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than your comfort zone. Unknown

Magic happens when you do not give up, even though you want to. The universe always falls in love with a stubborn heart. Unknown

What if you try one more time and it works? Maxime Lagacé

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George Bernard Shaw

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. Oscar Wilde

Don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away. John Steinbeck

You can only fight the way you practice. Miyamoto Musashi

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. Jean-Paul Sartre

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce

You do not write your life with words… You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do. Patrick Ness

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. W. B. Yeats

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H. G. Wells

Experience is the teacher of all things. Julius Caesar

The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell. Unknown

Without rain nothing grows. Learn to embrace the storms of your life. Unknown

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

There is a direct correlation between an increased sphere of comfort and getting what you want. Tim Ferriss

You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Maya Angelou

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. Benjamin Franklin

You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search. Maxwell Maltz

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to continually fear you will make one. Navjot Singh Sidhu

Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. Norman Vincent Peale

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage. Maya Angelou

You cannot escape necessities, but you can overcome them. Seneca

You have to be able to tolerate what you don’t necessarily like so you can be free. Larry Flynt

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. Unknown

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. E.E. Cummings

Inspiring Quotes About Confidence, Character

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It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters. Epictetus Click to tweet

No man is free who is not master of himself. Epictetus

Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly. Epictetus

The more you know yourself, the less you have something to prove, the more you can relax. Maxime Lagacé

Having character is not about pretending. It’s about seeking what’s truly important for you. It’s about the truth. Maxime Lagacé

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”. Jack Kerouac

The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it – basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them. Charles Bukowski

Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. Franz Kafka

Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow. Unknown

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting. E.E. Cummings

We are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are. Thomas Merton

Learn to say ‘no’ without explaining yourself. Unknown

Stay patient and trust your journey. Unknown

Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. Unknown

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Coco Chanel

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. Marcus Aurelius

What you hear repeatedly you will eventually believe. Michael Korda

When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve. Napoleon Hill

Act the part and you will become the part. William James Click to tweet

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. William James

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. Augustine of Hippo

Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius

Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul. Walt Whitman

No legacy is so rich as honesty. William Shakespeare

Doubt whom you will, but never yourself. Christian Nestell Bovee

Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste. Lucille Ball

When you think you’re good, you will play at that level. If you doubt yourself, you will play like crap. Kurt Russell

If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve. Lao Tzu

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. Les Brown

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius

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Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present. Marcus Aurelius

If you stand for something you will have people for you and people against you. But if you stand for nothing you will have nobody for you and nobody against you. Maurice Saatchi

Resolve that whatever you do, you will bring the whole man to it; that you will fling the whole weight of your being into it. Orison Swett Marden

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Harry S. Truman

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving. Maxwell Maltz

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. Napoleon Hill

Swallow your pride, you will not die, it’s not poison. Bob Dylan

Inspiring Quotes About Happiness, Gratitude, Peace Of Mind

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He who sings scares away his woes. Miguel de Cervantes Click to tweet

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. Seneca

What if you already have happiness inside you? What if it’s about desiring less and accepting more? What if you remove your perceptions of what happiness should be? Maxime Lagacé

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates

The fullest people, the people most whole and most alive, are always those unafraid and unashamed of the soul. Maria Popova (brainpickings.org)

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. Marcel Proust

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. Alexandre Dumas

Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. Franz Kafka

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You cannot find peace by avoiding life. Virginia Woolf

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Alexander Pope

If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed. Sylvia Plath

Not what we have but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance. Epicurus

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus

The best part about life? Every morning you have a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself. Unknown

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. Unknown

To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. Albert Camus Click to tweet

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. Cicero

Don’t be in such a rush to figure everything out. Embrace the unknown and let your life surprise you.

If you seek tranquility, do less. Or do what’s essential – what the logos of a social being requires, and in the requisite way. Which brings a double satisfaction: to do less, better. Because most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?’ Marcus Aurelius

You can discard most of the junk that clutters your mind – things that exist only there – and clear out space for yourself. Marcus Aurelius

Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again. Joseph Campbell

I still remember the days I prayed for the things I have now. Unknown

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along. Paramahansa Yogananda

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy. Paramahansa Yogananda

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. Carlos Santana

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. Carl Jung

Do anything, but let it produce joy. Walt Whitman

There are two ways to be happy: change the situation, or change your mindset towards it. Unknown

Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go. Unknown

As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness. Amber Riley

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. Marvin Gaye

If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content. Leo Tolstoy

Silent gratitude isn’t very much use to anyone. Gertrude Stein

There is a quiet place where no one disturbs you. Marlene Dietrich

Inspirational Love Quotes

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Love and work… work and love, that’s all there is. Sigmund Freud Click to tweet

Love is dynamic, ever changing and all over the place all the time. Only those who transcends themselves knows this. Maxime Lagacé

A loving heart is the truest wisdom. Charles Dickens

If you have the ability to love, love yourself first. Charles Bukowski

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. Victor Hugo

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. Maya Angelou

If you give, you will be blessed. Joel Osteen

Be loving towards yourself, then you will be able to love others too. Osho

If you can grow in love, you will grow in awareness. If you grow in awareness, you will grow in love. Osho

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

If you are still looking for that one person who will change your life, take a look in the mirror. Roman Price

We love the things we love for what they are. Robert Frost

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary. Oscar Wilde

If you want to be loved, be lovable. Ovid

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do. Brené Brown

Be the love you never received. Unknown Click to tweet

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence. Henry David Thoreau

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance. Oscar Wilde

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. Oscar Wilde

Work on being in love with the person in the mirror who has been through so much but is still standing. Unknown

Never stop showing someone how much they mean to you. Unknown

The best kiss is the one that has been exchanged a thousand times between the eyes before it reaches the lips. Unknown

Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time. Jorge Luis Borges

Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. Albert Camus

When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be. Leo Tolstoy

All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Leo Tolstoy

We loved with a love that was more than love. Edgar Allan Poe

Inspirational Quotes About Business, Work, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle Click to tweet

Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work. Horace

Remember: nobody said it would be easy. Maxime Lagacé

The goal is to create something so useful that people will have no choice but to tell their friends. Maxime Lagacé

People buy an experience and a feeling, not your product or service. Thus, what experience are you selling to your clients? Maxime Lagacé

You have to be a good individual first before you can be a good team player. David Goggins

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Jane Goodall

In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. David Ogilvy

Earn with your mind, not your time. Naval Ravikant

See also: Steve Jobs quotes

Work in silence. Let your success be your noise. Unknown

Be loyal to those are not present. In doing so, you build the trust of those who are present. Stephen Covey

If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization. Mary Douglas

You don’t know what you can get away with until you try. Colin Powell

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head. Euripides Click to tweet

You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for. Napoleon Hill

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before. Neil Gaiman

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack. Rudyard Kipling

An artist is a creature driven by demons. He doesn’t know why they choose him and he’s usually too busy to wonder why. William Faulkner

I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create. William Blake

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 do a dull thing with style-now that’s what I call art. Charles Bukowski

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Inspirational Quotes About Success, Goals, Dreams

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That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much. Robert Louis Stevenson Click to tweet

To have external success, start with internal success. Maxime Lagacé

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. Marshall Ferdinand Foch

If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time. Marcel Proust

You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. John C. Maxwell

Don’t think about what can happen in a month. Don’t think about what can happen in a year. Just focus on the 24 hours in front of you and do what you can to get closer to where you want to be.

It is now how good you are, it’s how good you want to be. Unknown

When you’re not concerned with succeeding, you can work with complete freedom. Larry David

Feed your body. Feed your soul. Feed your dream. Bust out! Awiakta

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it. William James

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. William James

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire. Napoleon Hill

No matter what challenges or setbacks and disappointments you may encounter along the way, you will find true success and happiness if you have only one goal. There really is only one. And that is this: to fulfill the highest most truthful expression of yourself as a human being. You want to max out your humanity by using your energy to lift yourself up, your family and the people around you. Oprah Winfrey

The most successful people are those who are good at plan B. James Yorke

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. Oscar Wilde

Some are born great, others achieve greatness. William Shakespeare

If you seek truth you will not seek victory by dishonorable means, and if you find truth you will become invincible. Epictetus

Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both. Horace Mann Click to tweet

Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo

To be prepared is half the victory. Miguel de Cervantes

There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth. Leo Tolstoy

The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success? Larry Flynt

Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours. Les Brown

See also: 9 habits of highly successful people

The only wealth which you will keep forever is the wealth you have given away. Marcus Aurelius

Liberate the minds of men and ultimately you will liberate the bodies of men. Marcus Garvey

You will be as much value to others as you have been to yourself. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow – after you have done your best to achieve success today. Maxwell Maltz

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire – you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. Denis Waitley

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself. Denis Waitley

You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies. Gustave Flaubert

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. Jim Rohn

Do well and you will have no need for ancestors. Voltaire

Inspirational Quotes About Change

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If you want to make enemies, try to change something. Woodrow Wilson Click to tweet

If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. Lao Tzu

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. Albert Einstein

If you will not rise above the things of the world, they will rise above you. Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Let’s shake up some shit. That’s all you can do. Billie Joe Armstrong

The masses seek pleasure non-stop. This is what people do when they are scared. They avoid life and want to remain in their happy state. Life is change. You are life. Accept this. Maxime Lagacé

We do not succeed in changing things according to our desire, but gradually our desire changes. Marcel Proust

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw

There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. Aldoux Huxley

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. Alfred North Whitehead

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. Alice Walker

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. Anais Nin

If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it You just do it one step at a time. Marian Wright Edelman

The future has a way of arriving unannounced. George Will Click to tweet

They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank

Life is a process. We are a process. The universe is a process. Anne Wilson Scaef

Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. Arthur Schopenhauer

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Charles Dubois

All change is not growth; as all movement is not forward. Ellen Glasgow

See also: 6 Ways to Stop Worrying About Things You Can’t Change

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better. Georg C. Lichtenberg

To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly. Henri Bergson

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Henry Steele Commager

You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in. Heraclitus

To change one’s life, start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions. William James

Things do not change, we change. Henry David Thoreau

See also: attitude quotes, change quotes

Inspirational Quotes About Growth, Learning

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Be curious, not judgmental. Walt Whitman Click to tweet

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. Epictetus

Change is what nature wants. You are a part of nature. What will you learn? Maxime Lagacé

Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest. Georgia O’Keeffe

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. Mark Twain

Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. William Faulkner

Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road. Jack Kerouac

Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others. Virginia Woolf

It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life. Julius Caesar

What is the point of being on this Earth if you are going to be like everyone else and avoid trouble? Arnold Schwarzenegger

If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself. Norman Vincent Peale

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso

Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject. Thomas Mann

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. John Keats Click to tweet

Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. Pearl S. Buck

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Augustine of Hippo

The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. W. E. B. Du Bois

See also: Tim Ferriss quotes

Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life. W. E. B. Du Bois

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. Franklin D. Roosevelt

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn. Gloria Steinem

So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being. Henri-Frederic Amiel

Life is a progress, and not a station. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspirational Quotes About Hope, Faith, Belief

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While there’s life, there’s hope. Cicero Click to tweet

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France

The hardest truth about hope: it makes you continue and it makes you suffer. Maxime Lagacé

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Jack London

Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself. Roy T. Bennett

If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. Gordon A. Eadie

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. Coco Chanel

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. Abraham Lincoln

Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. Augustine of Hippo

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. Mahatma Gandhi

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. Antonio Porchia

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief. Sigmund Freud

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery. Bertrand Russell

Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls. Joseph Campbell

Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe. Mitch Albom

To live without hope is to cease to live. Fyodor Dostoyevsky Click to tweet

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. William Faulkner

I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best. Benjamin Disraeli

Hope will never be silent. Harvey Milk

There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. J.R.R. Tolkien

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Part 4. Conclusion

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One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. Sigmund Freud Click to tweet

What is your favorite inspirational quote? Would you like to add another one here? Please let me know in the comment section below!

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Author Bio

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal. He also studied at the The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A few years later, he started his first website to share his passion for quotes.

Maxime is a father of two and also loves running. His best 5k is 17 minutes 41 seconds and his best marathon (42k) is in 3 hours 33 minutes 11 seconds (with 1800 meters of elevation gain).

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, nutrition, bananas, human potential, education, learning, productivity and minimalism.

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Feel free to contact him at any time for questions or help at [email protected]

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Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. Albert Camus Click to tweet

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. Aung San Suu Kyi Click to tweet

No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly. When we know this, we become free. BuddhaClick to tweet

A man who believes in freedom will do anything under the sun to acquire, or preserve his freedom. Malcolm X Click to tweet

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. George Washington Click to tweet


He only earns his freedom and his life who takes them every day by storm. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Click to tweet

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

You can be a scared slave or you can be a brave human being. Maxime Lagacé Click to tweet

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. Antoine de Saint-Exupery Click to tweet

Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing. Ayn Rand Click to tweet

See also: positive quotes, simplicity quotes, zen quotes

The Best Freedom Quotes

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Freedom lies in being bold. Robert Frost Click to tweet

To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves. Virginia Woolf

Freedom, in any case, is only possible by constantly struggling for it. Albert Einstein

I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! Patrick Henry

All the Men will be sailors then, until the sea shall free them. Leonard Cohen

True freedom is always spiritual. It has something to do with your innermost being, which cannot be chained, handcuffed, or put into a jail. Rajneesh

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

Liberty: One of imagination’s most precious possessions. Ambrose Bierce

Here is my secret: I don’t mind what happens. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life. Bob Marley Click to tweet

Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves. Friedrich Nietzsche Click to tweet

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. Franklin D. Roosevelt

I read somewhere… how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong… but to feel strong. Christopher McCandless (Into The Wild movie)

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. Moshe Dayan

I don’t care whether you’re a top Wall Street banker, if somebody has to tell you when to be at work, what to wear, and how to behave, you’re not a free person. Naval Ravikant

The English did not come to America from a mere love of adventure, nor to truck with or convert the savages, nor to hold offices under the crown, as the French to a great extent did, but to live in earnest and with freedom. Henry David Thoreau

The freedom from something is not true freedom. The freedom to do anything you want to do is also not the freedom I am talking about. My vision of freedom is to be yourself. Rajneesh

We anarchists do not want to emancipate the people; we want the people to emancipate themselves. Errico Malatesta

Everything can be taken from a man but… the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. Victor Frankl

What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. Thomas Jefferson

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

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

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. Jean-Paul Sartre

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

For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail? Ralph Waldo Emerson

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. Thich Nhat Hanh

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and will never be. Thomas Jefferson

Its beautiful to be alone. To be alone does not mean to be lonely. It means the mind is not influenced and contaminated by society. Jiddu Krishnamurti

If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary. Malcolm X

Who would be free themselves must strike the blow. Better even to die free than to live slaves. Frederick Douglass (This is one of my favorite freedom quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

What is freedom?

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What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes. Marcus Tullius Cicero Click to tweet

Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men. Mortimer Adler

Freedom is always at the beginning and not at the end. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Freedom is that instant between when someone tells you to do something and when you decide how to respond. Jeffrey Borenstein

Freedom consists not in refusing to recognize anything above us, but in respecting something which is above us; for by respecting it, we raise ourselves to it, and, by our very acknowledgment, prove that we bear within ourselves what is higher, and are worthy to be on a level with it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature. Benjamin Franklin

Freedom is not the right to live as we please, but the right to find how we ought to live in order to fulfill our potential. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Freedom – to walk free and own no superior. Walt Whitman

See also: What Is Freedom? by Chris Guillebeau, The Art Of Non-Confirmity

Part 2. Freedom Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Freedom Quotes (Lincoln, Rosa Parks, Obama, etc.)

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My liberty depends on you being free, too. Barack Obama Click to tweet

I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free. Rosa Parks

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security. Benjamin Franklin

No man is good enough to govern another man without his consent. Abraham Lincoln

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

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. Mahatma Gandhi

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw. Nelson Mandela

A part of fate is the freedom of man. Forever wells up the impulse of choosing and acting in his soul. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A discriminating irreverence is the creator and protector of human liberty. Mark Twain

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. Alice Walker

As soon as we left the ground, I knew I had to fly. Amelia Earhart

No borders, just horizons – only freedom. Amelia Earhart Click to tweet

We have no right to believe that freedom can be won without struggle. Che Guevara

The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. John F. Kennedy

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

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. John F. Kennedy

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! Patrick Henry

You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it. John Adams (Founding Fathers)

However weak our country may be, I hope we shall never sacrifice our liberties. Alexander Hamilton (Founding Fathers)

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. Benjamin Franklin

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech. Benjamin Franklin

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Ronald Reagan

Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed — else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. Martin Luther King Jr

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

Every subject’s duty is the Kings, but every subject’s soul is his own. William Shakespeare

It’s lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made or only just happened. Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)

Part 1. We catched fish and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness. Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)

Part 2. It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big, still river, laying on our backs looking up at the stars, and we didn’t ever feel like talking loud, and it warn’t often that we laughed — only a little kind of a low chuckle. Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)

Part 3. We had mighty good weather as a general thing, and nothing ever happened to us at all — that night, nor the next, nor the next. Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn)

They may take away our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom! William Wallace (Braveheart)

Freedom of teaching and of opinion in book or press is the foundation for the sound and natural development of any people. Albert Einstein

I’m a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought. Jimmy Wales (co-founder of Wikipedia)

I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended. Nelson Mandela

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. Henry David Thoreau

Science can flourish only in an atmosphere of free speech. Albert Einstein

I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. Thomas Jefferson Click to tweet

Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly. John Lennon

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Short Freedom Quotes

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I exist as I am, that is enough. Walt Whitman Click to tweet

Freedom is the power to say no. James Clear

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. Coco Chanel

Freedom begins between the ears. Edward Abbey

Only the educated are free. Epictetus

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Without freedom there can be no morality. Carl Jung

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be. Voltaire

Freedom is dearer than bread or joy. Jessie E. Sampter

You can do anything you decide to do. Amelia Earhart

The lure of flying is the lure of beauty. Amelia Earhart

After you get your freedom, your enemy will respect you. Malcolm X

Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you. Jean-Paul Sartre

Don’t quack like a duck… soar like an eagle. Kenneth Blanchard

Freedom means choosing your burden. Hephzibah Menuhin

Let freedom never perish in your hands. Joseph Addison

Power is duty; freedom is responsibility. Marie Dubsky

Freedom is the outside of the inside. Joyce Carey

Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Kahlil Gibran

When I discover who I am, I’ll be free. Ralph Ellison

On the other side of fear lies freedom. Unknown

Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the one thing that will set you free. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

Freedom is not for the weak. Tony Calderone

Slavery is the next thing to hell. Harriet Tubman

You’ll be free or die! Harriet Tubman

This is slavery, not to speak one’s thought. Euripides

My vision of freedom is to be yourself. Osho

The function of freedom is to free someone else. Toni Morrison

The day you stop racing, is the day you win the race. Bob Marley Click to tweet

My feet is my only carriage. Bob Marley

It is your attachment that creates hell. Rajneesh

Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be? Unknown

If you cannot be free be as free as you can. Ralph Waldo Emerson

He moves fastest who moves alone. Milton Friedman

Resist much, obey little. Walt Whitman

Without virtue there can be no liberty. Benjamin Rush

To be free is to have achieved your life. Tennessee Williams

The best freedom is being yourself. Jim Morrison

Liberty is the first condition of growth. Swami Vivekananda

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Phil Plait

Merely to breathe freely does not mean to live. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Freedom exists only with power. Friedrich Schiller

Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave. Frederick Douglass (See also: education quotes)

Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils. General John Stark

Be – don’t try to become. Osho

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Inspirational Freedom Quotes

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When you come to the point where you have no need to impress anybody, your freedom will begin. Unknown Click to tweet

Freedom is never free. It requires risk taking. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose and to commit ourselves to our goals and values. Paulo Coelho

There are two freedoms – the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where he is free to do what he ought. Charles Kingsley

I value freedom above anything else. Freedom to do what I want, freedom from not doing what I don’t want to do, and freedom from my own reactions and emotions… things that may disturb my peace. Naval Ravikant

Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real wealth is not about money. Real wealth is: -not having to go to meetings -not having to spend time with jerks -not being locked into status games -not feeling like you have to say “yes” -not worrying about others claiming your time and energy. Real wealth is about freedom. James Clear

You always know the mark of a coward. A coward hides behind freedom. A brave person stands in front of freedom and defends it for others. Henry Rollins

The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought. Leon Blum

I believe in a vision of equality and justice and freedom and multi-racial democracy, built on the premise that all people are created equal, and they’re endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights. Barack Obama

You don’t have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being. Malcolm X

You get your freedom by letting your enemy know that you’ll do anything to get it. Then you’ll get it. It’s the only way you’ll get it. Malcolm X

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. Malcolm X

Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. Rumi

Liberty is the possibility of doubting, of making a mistake, of searching and experimenting, of saying no to any authority — literary, artistic, philosophical, religious, social, and even political. Ignazio Silone

Our duty is to encourage every one in his struggle to live up to his own highest idea, and strive at the same time to make the ideal as near as possible to the Truth. Swami Vivekananda

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

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. Napoleon Bonaparte

In the last analysis, our only freedom is the freedom to discipline ourselves. Bernard Baruch

The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free. Baruch Spinoza

Everyone has oceans to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries? Amelia Earhart

Strong. You can do anything. You can go anywhere. Christopher McCandless (Into The Wild movie)

Part 1. Don’t think in terms of comfort; think in terms of freedom. Don’t think in terms of safety, think in terms of being more alive. And the only way to be more alive is to live dangerously, is to risk, is to go on an adventure. Rajneesh

Part 2. And the greatest adventure is not going to the moon – the greatest adventure is going to your own innermost core. Rajneesh

We are a nation of politicians, concerned about the outmost defenses only of freedom. It is our children’s children who may perchance be really free. Henry David Thoreau

The man who takes the liberty to live is superior to all the laws, by virtue of his relation to the lawmaker. Henry David Thoreau

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. Bob Dylan

When one door is closed. Don’t you know what many more are open. Bob Marley

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Freedom of press is limited to those who own one. H. L. Mencken Click to tweet

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. Henry David Thoreau

I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself. Oscar Wilde

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. Hubert H. Humphrey

What do you suppose will satisfy the soul, except to walk free and own no superior? Walt Whitman

Freedom is independence of the compulsory will of another. Immanuel Kant

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If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass Click to tweet

Most people want security in this world, not liberty. H.L. Mencken

You have freedom when you’re easy in your harness. Robert Frost

Nothing matters and that’s a good thing as it sets you free. Naval Ravikant

Never trust the words of a man who is not free. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Freedom is not enough. Lyndon B. Johnson

The history of men’s opposition to women’s emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself. Virginia Woolf

Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. Toni Morrison

The fact, in short, is that freedom, to be meaningful in an organized society must consist of an amalgam of hierarchy of freedoms and restraints. Samuel Hendel

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas Paine

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

Men talk of freedom! How many are free to think? Free from fear, from perturbation, from prejudice? Nine hundred and ninety-nine in a thousand are perfect slaves. Henry David Thoreau

Free will carried many a soul to hell, but never a soul to heaven. Charles Spurgeon

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. Peter Marshall

The whole world seems to live under the banner: “Freedom is wonderful – but only for me.” Isaac Asimov

The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion. Edmund Burke

The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings. Henri-Frederic Amiel

If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors. Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Click to tweet

Whatever liberates our spirit, without also giving us mastery over ourselves, is destructive. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires. Thomas Carlyle

Human history begins with man’s act of disobedience which is at the very same time the beginning of his freedom and development of his reason. Erich Fromm

If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going. Harriet Tubman

I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other. Harriet Tubman

Liberty doesn’t work as well in practice as it does in speeches. Will Rogers

Here is my advice as we begin the century that will lead to 2081. First, guard the freedom of ideas at all costs. Be alert that dictators have always played on the natural human tendency to blame others and to oversimplify. And don’t regard yourself as a guardian of freedom unless you respect and preserve the rights of people you disagree with to free, public, unhampered expression. Gerard K. O’Neill

We are free, truly free, when we don’t need to rent our arms to anybody in order to be able to lift a piece of bread to our mouths. Ricardo Flores Magon

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable. James A. Garfield

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. Gloria Steinem

A free race cannot be born of slave mothers. Margaret Sanger

Nobody’s free until everybody’s free. Fannie Lou Hamer

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We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without. Immanuel Kant Click to tweet

Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose. Simone Weil

Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom. Albert Camus

This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck. Frederick Douglass

Most will give up an acre of freedom for a closet of security. Dr. Idel Dreimer

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

We feel free when we escape — even if it be but from the frying pan into the fire. Eric Hoffer

For a man to act himself, he must be perfectly free; otherwise he is in danger of losing all sense of responsibility or of self- respect. Henry David Thoreau

The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions. Adlai Stevenson

A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both. Milton Friedman

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Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. Frederick Douglass

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. Dick Cheney

How absurd men are! They never use the liberties they have, they demand those they do not have. They have freedom of thought, they demand freedom of speech. Soren Kierkegaard

He who is allowed to do as he likes will soon run his head into a brick wall out of sheer frustration. Robert Musil

Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality. Shannon L. Alder

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Who speaks of liberty while the human mind is in chains? Francis Wright

Knowledge is an addiction, as drink; knowledge does not bring understanding. Knowledge can be taught, but not wisdom; there must be freedom from knowledge for the coming of wisdom. Jiddu Krishnamurti

To seek fulfillment is to invite frustration. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Freedom is not caprice but room to enlarge. C. A. Bartol

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Freedom Quotes About Life, Personal Freedom, Being Independent, Mental Freedom

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You can only lose what you cling to. Buddha Click to tweet

Let go of your story so the universe can write a new one for you. Marianne Williamson

True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline. Mortimer J. Adler

Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent. Mike Tyson

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

One of the purposes of life is to let go of all that baggage you’re dragging around and be free again. Neil Strauss

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind. Virginia Woolf

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. Charlotte Bronte

Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns. Tara Brach

The secret to happiness is freedom… And the secret to freedom is courage. Thucydides

Re-examine all that you have been told… dismiss that which insults your soul. Walt Whitman

Being free brings a lightness, a carefree surrender to all that is happening around you, and, above all, an acceptance of reality. Deepak Chopra

Your freedom is a supreme value. Nothing is higher than that. But your freedom is possible only if you are not encaged in your habits, unconscious patterns of living. Change your gestalt from unconsciousness to consciousness. Rajneesh

Desire is our imprisonment. The man who wants nothing, who is absolutely contented as he is, is free of all bondage. He has attained to ultimate freedom, nirvana – and that is the goal of life. Rajneesh

I don’t mind what happens. That is the essence of inner freedom. It is a timeless spiritual truth: release attachment to outcomes, deep inside yourself, you’ll feel good no matter what. Jiddu Krishnamurti

If you are lucky and work very hard, you may someday get to experience freedom from the known. Jiddu Krishnamurti Click to tweet

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. Friedrich Nietzsche

Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves. Lord Byron

Words like “freedom,” “options,” and “choice” evoke a power of possibility far beyond the reality of the benefits they entail. Robert Greene

Freedom from things is dependent on the outside. Freedom to do something is also dependent on the outside. Freedom to be ultimately pure has not to be dependent on anything outside you. Osho

In the end, they wanted security more than they wanted freedom. Edward Gibbon

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. Alice Walker

I grew up like a neglected weed – ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it. Harriet Tubman

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace. Buddha

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds. Bob Marley

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Quotes About Freedom Of Speech, Censorship

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The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship. George Bernard Shaw Click to tweet

Every burned book enlightens the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Free people can speak freely. If you fear to speak, you aren’t free. The Stoic Emperor

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. S.G. Tallentyre

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance. Lyndon B. Johnson

If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all. Noam Chomsky

I did not wish to live in a country where the individual does not enjoy equality before the law and freedom to say and teach what he likes. Albert Einstein

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use. Soren Kierkegaard

Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. Adlai Stevenson

We have to uphold a free press and freedom of speech – because, in the end, lies and misinformation are no match for the truth. Barack Obama

I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so. Barack Obama

Some people only speak of freedom of speech while they’re out of power. Once they’re in power, they’re ruthless in suppressing the rights of others. Barack Obama

The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book. Walt Whitman

It is easy to believe in freedom of speech for those with whom we agree. Leo McKern

Freedom of speech is unnecessary if the people to whom it is granted do not think for themselves. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Government has no right to hurt a hair on the head of an atheist for his opinions. Let him have a care of his practices. John Adams

To view the opposition as dangerous is to misunderstand the basic concepts of democracy. To oppress the opposition is to assault the very foundation of democracy. Aung San Suu Kyi

Because if you don’t stand up for the stuff you don’t like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you’ve already lost. Neil Gaiman

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. John Milton

Those who make conversations impossible, make escalation inevitable. Stefan Molyneux

It is not so much freedom of speech but the right to truth that great men protect. Criss Jami

Sometimes a people lose their right to remain silent when pressured to remain silent. Criss Jami

You can cage the singer but not the song. Harry Belafonte Click to tweet

We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard. Voltaire

The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen. Tom Smothers

Censorship reflects society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime. Potter Stewart

I am thankful for all the complaining I hear about our government because it means we have freedom of speech. Nancie J. Carmody

A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad. Albert Camus

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. Oscar Wilde

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship. George Bernard Shaw

The test of democracy is freedom of criticism. David Ben-Gurion

To choose a good book, look in an inquisitor’s prohibited list. John Aikin

Imagine a world in which we are all enlightened by objective truths rather than offended by them. Neil deGrasse Tyson

There is a fine line between censorship and good taste and moral responsibility. Steven Spielberg

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. Voltaire

See also: Freedom Of Speech By Country (Wikipedia)

Quotes About Responsibility, Discipline, Price Of Freedom

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Through discipline comes freedom. Aristotle Click to tweet

Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet. Alice Walker

As far as your self-control goes, as far goes your freedom. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it. Malcolm X

The more you are relied on, the more freedom you have. Robert Greene

Decision is a risk rooted in the courage of being free. Paul Tillich

Blame neither man, nor God, nor anyone in the world. When you find yourselves suffering, blame yourselves, and try to do better. Swami Vivekananda

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 his own weight, this is a frightening prospect. Eleanor Roosevelt

The war for freedom will never really be won because the price of freedom is constant vigilance over ourselves and over our Government. Eleanor Roosevelt

He that cannot obey, cannot command. Benjamin Franklin Click to tweet

The price of freedom is loneliness. To be happy is to be tied. C.S. Lewis

We must be willing to pay a price for freedom. H. L. Mencken

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty. Wendell Phillips

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty. Frank Herbert

Discipline is wisdom and vice versa. M. Scott Peck

We gain freedom when we have paid the full price. Rabindranath Tagore

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. Leonardo da Vinci

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. Aristotle

Man must be disciplined, for he is by nature raw and wild. Immanuel Kant

Rule your mind or it will rule you. Horace

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Freedom Quotes About Love, Marriage, Happiness

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Him that I love, I wish to be free – even from me. Anne Morrow Linbergh Click to tweet

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. Simone de Beauvoir

If you’re always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be. Maya Angelou

Love does not claim possession but gives freedom. Rabindranath Tagore

That side of our existence whose direction is towards the infinite seeks not wealth, but freedom and joy. Rabindranath Tagore

The amount of happiness that you have depends on the amount of freedom you have in your heart. Thich Nhat Hanh

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. Arthur Schopenhauer

Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Think before you desire a thing. There is every possibility that it will be fulfilled, and then you will suffer. Osho

Meditation is nothing but enjoying your beautiful aloneness. Celebrating yourself; that’s what meditation is all about. Osho

When sex becomes conscious it is love, it is no longer lust. Love brings freedom, and lust simply creates prisons for you. Rajneesh

Love and freedom are such hideous words. So many cruelties have been done in their name. Joseph O’Connor

This isn’t going to be pretty. Rules will be broken. Friendships will be tested. And huge risks will be taken. But they’re small prices to pay for true love and freedom, right? Lisi Harrison

Deep inside all of us a huge potential beckons, waiting to open us to the joy, genius, freedom and love within. Brandon Bays

If your purpose is to liberate yourself and others into love and freedom, then you should do whatever magnifies the love and freedom in your life and in the lives of whom your actions affect. David Deida

Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold. Bob Marley

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. Bob Marley

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix

That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. Jim Morrison

Real love is considerate but has no concern. Osho

Quotes About Artistic freedom

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The greatest enemy of art is the absence of limitations. Orson Welles Click to tweet

Art is not a democracy. People don’t get to vote on how it ends. George R. R. Martin (Game Of Thrones)

You shouldn’t be a prisoner of your own ideas. Sol LeWitt

Start with a style and you are in chains, start with an idea and you are free. Richard Avedon

Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently. Rosa Luxemburg

If I had my mouth, I would bite; if I had my liberty, I would do my liking. In the meantime, let me be that I am, and seek not toalter me. William Shakespeare

Like a hustler, you must find your freedom through the fluidity of your thoughts and your constant inventiveness. Robert Greene

You must not be afraid of your uniqueness and you must care less and less what people think of you. Robert Greene

Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self-examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle. Balthus

Why is it that so few people are truly free? Because they try to conform to ideas, concepts, and beliefs in their heads. Adyashanti

Complete freedom debilitates art but reveals much about character. Darby Bannard

You feel like a prisoner if you don’t create. You’re jailed up inside of yourself. Edie Brickell

Transfer from external validation to internal self-validation. Freedom means knowing who you are. Miles Patrick Yohnke

Free time is a necessity if you are to exist as an artist. Eleanor Blair

So long as you write what you wish to write, that is all that matters; and whether it matters for ages or only for hours, nobody can say. Virginia Woolf

I love to create, and to me, the ultimate freedom of expression is a blank canvas or a block of clay to capture whatever emotions your imagination gives it. Daniel Boulud

Freedon is a scary thing. Most people don’t want it. Laurie Anderson

Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. Victor Pinchuk

Liberty, n. One of imagination’s most precious possessions. Ambrose Bierce

The work of art is a scream of freedom. Christo

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Quotes About Spiritual Freedom, Non-attachment, Religion

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A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him. Ezra Pound Click to tweet

Freedom is to be free of attachments, and the main attachment is to the ‘I’-self. Mooji

It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything. Chuck Palahniuk

One is not wise because he talks a good deal. They are wise who are patient, and free from hate and fear. Buddha

There is nothing so disobedient as an undisciplined mind, and there is nothing so obedient as a disciplined mind. Buddha

No one and nothing can free you but your own understanding. Ajahn Chah

Neither seek nor avoid; take what comes. It is liberty to be affected by nothing. Do not merely endure; be unattached. Swami Vivekananda

If you can get rid of your attachment to a single thing, you are on the way to liberation. Swami Vivekananda

Only by practice and non-attachment can we conquer mind. Swami Vivekananda

Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living. Eckhart Tolle

Once your mind becomes absolutely still, your intelligence transcends human limitations. Jaggi Vasudev

Once there is a distance between you and your thought process, a new freedom is born. With this freedom, a new perception arises. Sadhguru

All meditations are nothing but efforts to bring you to the present. When you live in the present moment, with no past hanging around you, with no future projection, you are free from life and death, you are free from body and mind. You are free – simply free – you are freedom. Rajneesh

The most fundamental message of Gautama the Buddha is not God, is not soul… it is freedom: freedom absolute, total, unconditional. He does not want to give you an ideology, because every ideology creates its own slavery. Rajneesh

Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 1 Peter 2:16

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. Corinthians 3:17

If you think that you are bound, you remain bound; you make your own bondage. If you know that you are free, you are free this moment. This is knowledge, knowledge of freedom. Swami Vivekananda

Since most of us are secretly oppressed by our lack of freedom, we are drawn to those who are more fluid and flaunt their difference. Robert Greene

Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become more corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters. Benjamin Franklin

Breath by breath, let go of fear, expectation, anger, regret, cravings, frustration, fatigue. Let go of the need for approval. Let go of old judgments and opinions. Die to all that, and fly free. Soar in the freedom of desirelessness. Lama Surya Das

Let go. Let be. See through everything and be free, complete, luminous, at home — at ease. Lama Surya Das

You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. Malcolm X Click to tweet

To remember non-attachment is to remember what freedom is all about. If we get attached, even to a beautiful state of being, we are caught, and ultimately we will suffer. We work to observe anything that comes our way, experience it while it is here, and be able to let go of it. Sharon Salzberg

Buddhism teaches that joy and happiness arise from letting go. Please sit down and take an inventory of your life. There are things you’ve been hanging on to that really are not useful and deprive you of your freedom. Find the courage to let them go. Thich Nhat Hanh

You are born as freedom. It is just that you have been conditioned to forget it. Layers upon layers of conditionings have made you a puppet. The strings are in somebody else’s hands. Osho

Part 1. Freedom is the ultimate experience of life. There is nothing higher than that. And out of freedom many flowers blossom in you. Osho

Part 2. Love is the flowering of your freedom. Compassion, another flowering of your freedom. All that is valuable in life flowers in the innocent, natural state of your being. Osho

That is the Zen Manifesto: freedom from oneself. Osho

A feeling of aversion or attachment toward something is your clue that there’s work to be done. Ram Dass

That non-attachment gives us the freedom to be exactly who we are. Tara Brach

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Quotes About Freedom, America, United States Of America (USA)

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The best road to progress is freedom’s road. John F. Kennedy Click to tweet

The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. Thomas Campbell

We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. Barack Obama

That is our generation’s task – to make these words, these rights, these values of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness real for every American. Barack Obama

We have proved that the true strength of our nation comes not from the scale of our wealth but from the power of our ideals – opportunity, democracy, liberty and hope. Barack Obama

Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. Woodrow Wilson

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Theodore Roosevelt

America’s greatest contribution to the world is its concept of democracy, its concept of freedom, freedom of action, freedom of speech, and freedom of thought. Benazir Bhutto

I believe that freedom of speech and freedom of religion go hand-in-hand in America. Kirk Cameron

The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom. John Locke

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln

America is said to be the arena on which the battle of freedom is to be fought; but surely it cannot be freedom in a merely political sense that is meant. Even if we grant that the American has freed himself from a political tyrant, he is still the slave of an economical and moral tyrant. Henry David Thoreau

The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. Samuel Adams

Slaves, though held by the laws of men, are free by the laws of God. John Jay (Founding Fathers)

No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent. John Jay (Founding Fathers)

If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. George Washington (Founding Fathers)

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. James Madison (Founding Fathers)

If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. James Madison (Founding Fathers)

A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them. James Madison (Founding Fathers)

A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people. James Madison (Founding Fathers) Click to tweet

It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. Samuel Adams (Founding Fathers)

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Part 4. The Shawshank Redemption Freedom Quotes

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Salvation lies within. Warden Samuel Norton Click to tweet

I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Ellis Boy “Red” Redding

I tell you those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. Ellis Boy “Red” Redding

Part 1. I find I’m so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it’s the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. Ellis Boy “Red” Redding

Part 2. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope. Ellis Boy “Red” Redding

We sat and drank with the sun on our shoulders and felt like free men. Hell, we could have been tarring the roof of one of our own houses. We were the lords of all creation. As for Andy – he spent that break hunkered in the shade, a strange little smile on his face, watching us drink his beer. Ellis Boy “Red” Redding

Andy crawled to freedom through five hundred yards of shit smelling foulness I can’t even imagine, or maybe I just don’t want to. Five hundred yards… that’s the length of five football fields, just shy of half a mile. Ellis Boy “Red” Redding

Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. Andy Dufresne

Part 5. Conclusion

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Liberty is slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet

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“Guard well your thoughts when alone and your words when accompanied.”
― Roy T. Bennett


“I think, that if the world were a bit more like ComicCon, it would be a better place.”
― Matt Smith



“There isn't any questioning the fact that some people enter your life, at the exact point of need, want or desire - it's sometimes a coincendence and most times fate, but whatever it is, I am certain it came to make me smile.”
― Nikki Rowe

“Socrates: Have you noticed on our journey how often the citizens of this new land remind each other it is a free country?
Plato: I have, and think it odd they do this.
Socrates: How so, Plato?
Plato: It is like reminding a baker he is a baker, or a sculptor he is a
sculptor.
Socrates: You mean to say if someone is convinced of their trade, they have
no need to be reminded.
Plato: That is correct.
Socrates: I agree. If these citizens were convinced of their freedom, they would not need reminders.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

“Healing is more about accepting the pain and finding a way to peacefully co-exist with it. In the sea of life, pain is a tide that will ebb and weave, continually.

We need to learn how to let it wash over us, without drowning in it. Our life doesn't have to end where the pain begins, but rather, it is where we start to mend.”
― Jaeda DeWalt





“There is something incredibly beautiful about a woman, who knows herself, she can't break, she just falls but in every fall she rises, past who she was before.”
― Nikki Rowe

“Oh darling, your only too wild, to those whom are to tame, don't let opinions change you.”
― Nikki Rowe

“Your life is a movie. You are the main character. You say your scripts and act to your lines. Of course you do your lines in each scene. There is a hidden camera and a director who you can ask for help anytime up above.”
― Happy Positivity

“If I disagree with you sometimes, it's because I have a mind of my own.”
― Emma Paul

“You push the TRUTH off a cliff, but it will always fly. You can submerge the TRUTH under water, but it will not drown. You can place the TRUTH in the fire, but it will survive. You can bury the TRUTH beneath the ground, but it will arise. TRUTH always prevails!”
― Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush


“Women Empowerment Reminder of The Day. Always respect yourself as a woman. You attract what you are, so be very mindful of how you’re representing yourself. If you want respect, you must first learn how to respect yourself, first. Attracting negative attention is never a good thing. Be a woman of substance! Be a woman that both women and men respect, admire, and look up to. Don’t disrespect yourself by lowering your standards and accepting just anything that comes your way. It’s okay to be single! If you want a relationship of substance, you can’t keep entertaining people and things that mean you no good. Think about it! It’s all up to you.”
― Stephanie Lahart

“Life is just a slide. Back and forth between loving and leaving, remembering and forgetting, holding on and letting go.”
― Nicole Lyons

“In leadership, life and all things it’s far wiser to judge people by their deeds than their speech - their track record rather than their talk” – Rasheed Ogunlaru”
― Rasheed Ogunlaru


“Dear Fellow Human Being,

You are born wild, You do not deserve to be tamed!

Tell yourself,

You do not deserve this!

All those toxic words you have to listen from people,

All those fears they try to pin on your mind,

All those giggles they aim at your dreams,

All those judgmental stares inspecting your individuality,

All those fingers pointing towards your crude character,

All those shackles that tie your feet to social expectations,

All those cages that do not let your imagination fly free,

Listen deeply, you do not deserve any of it.

My dear fellow human, you do not deserve this hostility.

You are born wild, You do not deserve to be tamed!”
― Jasz Gill
“Bravery is the choice to show up and listen to another person, be it a loved one or perceived foe, even when it is uncomfortable, painful, or the last thing you want to do.”
― Alaric Hutchinson

“No other being is lesser human than the one who thinks of others as such.”
― Abhijit Naskar, Human Making is Our Mission: A Treatise on Parenting


“Caution not spirit, let it roam wild; for in that natural state dance embraces divine frequency.”
― Shah Asad Rizvi
“A butterfly does not return to a caterpillar after it is mature. We must learn to grow and evolve into a stronger, wiser and better version of ourselves. Life occurs in stages and taking a step at a time is key to learning and growing.”
― Kemi Sogunle

“We may talk lightly but never carelessly. We keep at bay the flow of common, ignorant thought which runs its damaging course through the pathways of ordinary human conversation.”
― Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

“Faith in God is optional, but faith in the self – in the spirit within, is imperative.”
― Abhijit Naskar, Principia Humanitas

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