I would often become depressed and commit acts of self harm because I was not allowed to be myself. Still, life has not changed. I continue to ask my parents for everything. I am not allowed to go out with friends. I am not allowed to go on social media. I have to get my parents permission to wear makeup and nail polish. The list just goes on and on! This is only because my parents are overprotective.
I get the idea that they are Give Me My Freedom attached, but because of being overprotective, my parents never really got to understand who I really am. My future career is also chosen by them. At times I have told them that I want to pursue a certain career in life, but they just shut me up and tell me that they know better and they will decide what I will be.
I really wanna stand up and tell my parents that I want to be independent, but I get scared and nervous everytime I think about it.
I feel that my mom will be heartbroken from this as she is very attached to me. On the other hand, I don't have the guts to stand up for myself against my dad, and he will never understand me and it will turn into a a massive argument which can potentially go wrong. I wish my parent would give me a chance to take my own decisions, and let me live my life in peace and happiness.
This article made me feel so much better and seeing the comments from everyone and their stories makes me feel not so alone i turn 19 in a week and my parents can be a little overprotective my stepdad is the one who started it all when he cane into the picture it was all sweet my mom was happy and that made me happy but then they got married had my little sister who turns 2 next month and since they got married he has cause all of us nothing but stress, and lits of fighting and im sick of it, im trying to move out but im scared to say something this will be th first time i do something life changing and im terrified but i know i really want it.
I have friends i can move in with and my relationship with them is not the best that it use to be but, i know that once i move out tbings will be better not just for me but for my mom she wont be in the middle of our fights and wont have to deal with either of us. He is a very black and white kind of guy where its his way or the highway kind of guy so I really wish i knew how to talk to my mom about moving out, i have mentioned it here or there but its like she tries to convice me otherwise and it works because one i love her but two she is letting me use her military benefits for school and i really need that but i want to leave without her getting mad at me.
And i know that might sound crappy of me but if u lived in my house u would actually be able to slice the tension in the room with a knife. I feel comfortable knowing that I am not the only person that is troubled by having overprotective parents. Compare to many of you here i feel like a spoiled brat writing this but here we go. My parents are really religious people and have their own beliefs that they think i also believe in.
My parents did always encourage me and love me a lot but as i grew up i needed to socialize but never got the chance. I have never been on public transport alone, i have never had a birthday party or celebration with friends or even attended a birthday party. I've never hung out with any friends and i have never even been on a school field trip. I always wanted to have a best friend that i have had since i was small but my parents are doctors and they transferred a lot so i had to move too.
I know my parents love me a lot and that is the reason they are being overprotective but I also would love to have some fun once in a while. I was never allowed to go out ever since we moved from an apartment complex where i got to play outside sometimes. Ever since then i have been a chubby kid cause i never got exercise Because i never got to play with anyone. Then i got addicted to gaming and now i just cant seem to stop.
I also suffer from depression and anxiety but since my parents are doctors and I am from a South Asian country many people here don't take it seriously. I was also bullied at school to a point where i didn't like to go to school and skipped school by faking to be ill.
My father was never home he works his ass off to provide for us but that also is a factor to our distant relationship. My parents were never in a happy relationship with each other.
Whenever they talk to each other they like to point out their flaws in a sarcastic way and end up fighting and i have to try and calm them down. My father and mother both are very opinionated and most of the time their opinions are opposite. If I were to do something incorrectly i was always reminded of it again and again to a point where i didn't want to do anything so i would never mess up.
I've come to point where i have given up on everything and i waste my life just playing games and procrastinating. I'm pretty sure if i cant make it my parent will pay for private university but still i feel like i have wasted their money and time but i do not feel sad for them because of all the things i have missed in my life. I love my parents and i know they do everything to protect us from everything but they have learn to loosen the reins a bit. I do not blame them completely but they also have a big impact on why i have become the useless person to society i am today.
I know there are people who suffer a great deal more than me but still this hurts too much and i had to share it with someone.
You know it is amazing how we all have stuff in common with having a strict parent. I am 16 years old and yes I have made mistakes for my parents not to trust me, but if I am working hard gaining their trust for years they need to understand that.
I had a boyfriend who I honestly loved ; I remember I had gotten grounded for backtalking. I got my phone taken away for a month Turns out I got caught And my mom basically ended my relationship with him when that night I was telling him why i had gotten grounded. It is amazing how she did not feel bad It was very amazing. Me and my mom do not have such a great relationship and it is because she has given me so much anxiety, and stress when I am just talking to her period.
Now my dad is strict too, he would ground me for months if I was missing grades or failing classes. He told me that "He thinks I won't make it in the real world" which it has gotten to my head so much that I feel like I am worthless at days. I am really tired of feeling so off guard or feeling anxious or scared around my parents. Now there are days I try to stand up but I am always the "wrong one" it is like my parents are never "wrong" which always aggravates me.
I do lie about little things and that is because I am not trying to get in trouble, it's like I just want the conversation to end so I don't have to deal with it but it never ends. I don't know what to do. I wish my parents would just not let me do whatever I want, but just let me have the freedom and a opinion rather than getting scolded or yelled at. She doesnt let me go hang out ith my friends without adult supervision. I just want a little bit of freedom. I am 22 my mother doesn't want me to go out, she always complain even if i go out in a day for 30 minutes, she will just call in the mean time and yell at me.
She dont want me to have friends, she want me to always be with her or alone. She always look for bad behaviour of my friends I always have to try to have new friends coz i think maybe there will be the one that she will get connected to her. We dont have a mother daughter relationship, she doens't want to talk to me about general things, it always about work, money, family, college and so. I wish she should understand that i have reached that stage of making my own decisions not everythinf but as a child i need to be with my peers, to have girls talk and now i have a boyfriend the same age of me.
This is really bothering me i even sometimes get annoyed if i have to go back to the house because she will be there she will start to yell at me and even if im trying to make a general nice conversation with her. That includes walking places. Everything is questioned. No one should ever feel that way. And when I talk to her about this she tells me that I am the one who makes myself feel this way. I just wrote an article but I was not signed in its name is mbdl but it was not saved imma just tell a short story in the summer of 7th grade my mom would not let me leave the house friends would come over and say hey can u come out my mom is east African and she always said no then i became sad and depression life till this day in 9th grade when i asked my mom can i go to the gym she kept on saying no then i became sad in depression in summer times she lets me play games then i started gaining weight but in school season im grounded i really hope this story gets shared and pl z help me get my other comment i posted on here get posted.
My mum is emotionally unavailable and very strict with my life. This parenting has caused me to develop poor self esteem and made me become very detached with my emotions. I wish someone could just tell my parents to just stop interfering in my personal life. Like, I can't do nothing. Everything is a no, I have less friends and people hardly relate with me.
It's so sad. Plus, I just want to be away from my Dad cause when I'm with him I feel kidnapped. I want to take my stand without anyone telling me down.
Help, please!!!! My parents don't allow me to go anywhere. Not even stay 5 minutes after school. I try to talk to them, but they use the excuse that i'm going to get kidnapped or something. I want to enjoy my adolescence. I have good grades, and i listen to everything they have to say, but it's not fair to not be able to go or do anything without them being on my ass about everything.
Maybe i'm overreacting, but i just want to go out man. I wqnt ro go abroad for higher studies after 12th. But my parents are too protective of me and they say that living a life abraod is not safe. They never let me go on any movies with my friends. There are many of my friends they hated in my junior classes. They want me to befriend those who get good grades. I always text them when i reacg school and when by chance i cant text because of some network issue, they react in a way that is too annoying.
Many people make fun of me because of the fact that i cant take any decisions of my own. They decided my career without asking me even once and i just got to accept it. They say they are just trying to better up my future so that i dont need to go abroad for higher studies. I wanted to become a writer but i cant even speak anything regarding my wishes in front of them.
It's nearly impossible for me to confront them in case i want to go abroad. Just help me what should i do!! Try to understand my situation. I'm too fed up.
Hi everyone I'm a 19 year old Girl Doing my first year in varsity, My parents are very. In my case there are some similarities descriped in the article. But major difference is that they let me do things I ask but then when the time comes to go out my mum just somehow makes me feel guilty to go out.
For instance she is always throwing the same example. Everyday when I come home from college she asks me if a have a lot to study and I say yes. So when I go out she says dont u have anything to study. But since i was a kid I have never ever said anything back to her because I was too afraid that she will be angry and that fear left till this day. I want to be free so badly. My treatment foster parents every time I am at a friend's party I get dragged back to the foster home by my treatment foster parents.
I am 13 and my parent still treating me as a little child when i stand up they say i am disrespectful. I'm 14 and have been dealing with my overprotective parents for as long as I can remember.
I've tried standing up to them but that only leads to threats of extreme punishment. One of the worst side effects of having these kinds of parents is how I am almost constantly thinking about ways to run away. This sometimes makes it hard to study in class. My parents are the type of strict that rarely let me hang out with friends. And even if they do let me hang out, they insist I let them know exactly where I am at all times.
Now, I am friends with the smartest, most well-behaved kids in my school and they still think they're a bad influence on me. It's gotten to the point where I don't enjoy being around my parents at all. I know that I have a little bit more freedom than other children, but that still doesn't change the fact that my parents are also overprotective both of them on different levels.
Me and my friends want to go to a city that's pretty far away for internship and of course, they didn't allow it I understand why they would deny. My friends' parents allowed it and i'm the only one who's not allowed to go I honestly just want some time alone either for myself or with my friendsbecause just being alone at home is not the same as being outside alone.
My parents think everything outside of our house is dangerous for me. My mom often critizes me not aggressively. More like "You acne is still so bad" and so on It's mostly because I have acne. She's that kind of person that hits you, insults you, abandons you and will crawl back to you later and tell you how much they love you sorry for this badly written sentence, haha.
If I wouldn't have met my friends, I wouldn't be writing this. I wouldn't even know, that I was manipulative to my old best friend he distanced himself from me. I just seriously want to get some time away from my parents. It still feels like they're watching me, even though I'm all alone at home. Oh, and they once tried to trick me into installing a GPS into my phone to know where I am. And btw: I've never lied about my whereabouts.
I was obedient until now and they still don't trust me. They don't want me to live in another country when I've grown up and they told me that I can just live in the house we're living in right now It's difficult for me to not just run away. I'm getting sick of my parents. Hi,I really liked your article because it felt like I had written this. Everytime I go out I have to ask them first. In my first year I had to text them everytime I reached and left college.
They are way too overprotective and that feels really suffocating. I'm 14 and have never had a phone. As many of you have said. No phone or social Give Me My Freedom then that means you are doomed. Thats entirely true believe me. My mom too reads all my texts between my friends on her phone which pretty much makes me never text my friends. Sadly my dad is pretty much working all day and gets home late.
I dont even know how i have friends. I was pretty much the only kid who didnt have a phone at the end of 8th grade. Clothes isnt much of a problem as i like to wear plain hoodies and jeans. But i dont really get to hang out with my friends. The first time i had a friend over was last year when i was Ive never been to a friends house without my mom waiting outside. Only have done that twice never again. Again that was last year. Honestly ive lost so much over this summer now that im in high school.
I honestly dont know how parents talk about how they used to be free and dont let us be free. Even my sister is being overprotective. Shes been threatening me about dating and shit and its horible.
Shes just been getting in my business like its her life. We need to be strong people. I am not allowed I have any social media when all of my friends do.
I have never left the house to go hang out with friends other then their own homes. They still think I am a little kid. I just tried on some leggings and my mom said I had to wear them with one of my longer tops. Every time they judge something I wear I just want them to see what kids my age are wearing compared to what I wear. I am about to go through high school and more then over I want some form of social media. I have talked about it with them and they said that if I did get something then they would have to constantly check it.
I have a phone and I get it in like 5th grade and just last year I got an Apple ID and I had to do it behind their backs because they kept just avoiding the question if I asked if I could get one.
I finally got my own email. I want to discover who I am without them. I need help someone tell me what to do. Im going to be 18 in a few days and feel like my mom is simply incapable of getting over treating me like a child. My college is going to start shortly and i know that my mother is going to be strict with me.
Throughout my school years, ive always had to beg them to let me hangout with my friends. There never was a time when they would say yes without first denying me. My mom always tracks my online activity and she pauses the wifi on my phone at all times.
Every time i need to talk to my friends, i cant do so unless i ask my mom's permission to use her phone. Although, i have tried it but it always ended up in me crying in my room. They never trust me with anything. They have never let me do anything i really wanted to dolike going out with my friends or having a phone or using the internet on weekdays or even going out of the house to hang with my neighbourhood friends. I have two best friends and they're both very good at the internet and has many friends.
But i don't have that many. I only have them. They havr told Give Me My Freedom to talk to my parents or talk to a teacher because they think my parents are really giving me a lot of depression. I've tried once but i made a second decision and decided that i shouldn't.
Because i'm scared of them more than i love them. I've tried runing away to my friends house before because they wouldn't even let me go to any friend's house even if i told them to come along. Sometimes i don't even think im their real daughter. I just think they adopted me just to bully me everyday and let me do my homework everyday and all. I really just wanna tell them how i feel and cry it all out in front of them for once. Once my best friends got into this squad and it kinda felt like they were leaving me out so i just ate my lunch in the toilet everyday.
Now, they are fighting about some cheating pproblems. I just wished they would drop me off for an adoption and leave me with foster parents because that would've been better than living with them. My parents control everything they don't let me go out they don't let me wear what i want or do what i want they just control every single aspect of my life i feel like my life is just meaningless iam tired of it whenever i try to talk to them they scream or hit me iam just tired.
I'm 15 turnig 16 next month from the UK. All my life I have felt like everything I do isn't really for my sake, but for my parent's. I never really enjoyed my time in primary school because I never had the courage to ask to do sports. I was wasn't a very bright child and I mostly kept to myself.
Now I'm in secondary school and since I started my teens I haven't enjoyed it at all. I am rarely able to go out with my friends or just out in general without them being sceptical. I have always wanted to experience a real party or go to a carnival that happens every year here but I know that my parents will say no. I don't think they fully trust me.
I have always had good behaviour and now I have some of the best grades in my year group yet it's never enough. I don't think that the hard work I'm doing is for myself, but more for my parent's approval. I finally convinced them to allow me to do a sport but when I tried before they never let me.
I love them so much and I mean no disrespect but I have never been able to be the real me and express myself. Hi, I have a little update. So, guess what. I always feel left out around my friends as they usually ignore me.
It hurts and i cry everyday and myself to sleep. There is also soooooooooooooo many things I can say, but im afraid to say it as it seems too real. I asked when can I get my eyebrows done cause almost everyone in my class has them done, but my mom said eighteen. But they are only little things. The ignoring from my friends has gotten reeaallyy bad. I cant even express how upset I am about it, and i wish I looked like the other girls in my class. I have gotten nasty comments on a certain part of my face loads of times.
And good comments too i suppose, but yeah. I only lie in bed doing nothing cause I dont feel like excersising, talking, doing anything.
Great way to spend the holidays. I dont know if i have depression, and there is four people in my life who are causing it. I cant say though. I'm 19 years old, going to be 20 in a few months and I'm stuck with an overprotective mom. She has controlled my life as long as i can remember. I'm in my 2nd year of college and i still have to beg her to let me go out with friends. She doesn't approve friends of the opposite sex, she thinks every boy i meet has bad intentions or either drinks or smokes.
She doesnt let me go out for roadtrips, doesnt let me have sleepovers, and is totally against having a boyfriend. I'm scared to stand up to her because i still financially depend on my family for college tuition.
My dad is comparatively much better and broad minded but unfortunately lives in another country cuz of his job. I really don't know how to gain freedom from her, she wont let me stay in hostel either for no reason. I'm planning on leaving my parent's house in two years, with or without their will. And i'm kinda scared because i've never talked about this topic.
I'm twelve years old, turning thirteen in a few months. My parents are the worse. I am probably the most mature person in my class, even though I am the oldest. Yep, I am the oldest in my class and this still happens to Give Me My Freedom. I got a phone about two months ago. As I got one a little later than everyone else, I presumed there wouldn't be any of my moms crazy rules. Haha, wasn't I wrong. My mom nags me if I am on my phone for five minutes and says Im addicted. Then she said Im not allowed it in my bedroom.
I'm allowed my phone from ten o clock in the morning to seven o clock in the evening, for one hour. I also have to have my phone downstairs by seven o clock on the dot.
My Mom also has an app to track what I'm doing. Except me. My mom lied and said we were going in town but we never did so I could miss it.
I'm not allowed to hang around anyway. If she was going to be like this with my phone, why didn't she get it for me when I was older and there was no rules? My mom turns off our internet box. Oh yeah, and did I mention my mom promised that I'm not allowed to get a second piercing till I'm 26?
All I can say is overprotective much? I read some of the comments below and i found that a couple of you guys have it worse than me, which reminds me to always be grateful of what i have. But the thing is about my parents, once they have an image of you in their mind, it will never change.
I mean they think I am the type of kid that sleeps at pm. Back to the real issue. They once offered i use their phone, and I accepted.
But I stopped using their phones when I caught my mother reading the messages between me and friends. Every time I look around me, i see kids having the time of their lives, and when i look back at myself, i see years passing by with no highlights, no special memories. I mean, childhood is all about memories, and my childhood is coming to an end, with tons of blank pages in it. All they notice is that lost half mark, or that detention for being tardy.
Me, in the other hand, with a great report card, getting a lame congratulation. But no I told her I want Snapchat because no one texts anymore.
But anytime I try to ask she just says no, adding a smart ass comment. Yeah, she told me all that. Truth is, I cry almost everyday day after school and add on to my big runaway plan. Sorry mother I am finally free and happy. But I actually am picked on everyday. I am the oldest yet least liked. In a sun catching grassy fieldwatching children play while they mind the deer, and be happy, quick lean dogs chasing squirrels and mothers playing tag with their barely grown children.
That is true happiness. I wish from the very start of me having good friends both genders back in middle to the beginning of high school, I was able to hang with my friends more often that I would like to. I feel so excluded and my friends rarely invite me anywhere anymore or when my friends do ask, I already have the sentence ready. But once again, I wish that they were more accepting of m emotions to the way they handle my life.
I wish I was free and be happy. I wish my life was easier and more fun. I feel drained everyday. This is John from before. I feel you and your struggles. I feel like my childhood was wasted. My dad promised to get me a bike when I was 10 if I could get good grades. I worked my butt off and got the highest grades in my class.
You know best. Furthermore, he keeps treating me like a child. He saw me in my boots and got mad at me and told me to go back home and change them. I decided I would stay home. I eventually had to change them because he pulled them off my feet.
This is my life. A life in which making decisions about my shoes gets me slaps from my parent. He spent the whole day trying to guilt trip me for saying no. I know there will be more fights but my mom is dead and no one can help me reason with him.
Can someone give me advice? I am also a very new immigrant from Africa. 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. Freedom is the ultimate experience of life. There is nothing higher than that. And out of freedom many flowers blossom in you.
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. Ram Dass. Kennedy Click to tweet. We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. 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, Give Me My Freedom, democracy, liberty and hope.
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. 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. 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.
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. A man has a property in his opinions and the free communication of them. 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. Salvation lies within. Warden Samuel Norton Click to tweet. I tell you those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. 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. 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. Remember, Red, hope is a good thingmaybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies. Andy Dufresne. Liberty is slow fruit.
It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man. Download this free high quality printable. What an extensive collection of inspirational freedom quotes. Thanks, Jeff. Criss Jami is an author I discovered recently. I have never seen such a great collection on single web. This is really what I was looking for and I could not stop myself to thanks author and admin for such a nice effort.
Thanks for consolidating all of these quotes. I go through from top to below and I am still hungry for more. YOU made me cry, laugh, and think! You helped clear my mind, and formalize why I hate the growing pressure to make people responsible go the happiness whims of others. Freedom only comes as a society when we accept personally complete responsibility for ourselves and the connection between what we do, who we become, and what we get.
And hence be grateful for a society that helps us, if we have a less-than-happy start, or a bad accident of circumstances. What a wonderful collection you have made of thoughts. And why I want everyone to read these, maybe cry a little, laugh and think. I think people should not rush into quotes like these. They should really reflect on them, pause, and reflect some more. But most people are looking for shortcuts. Your email address will not be published.
By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. Follow me on Facebook Click here Freedom, in any case, is only possible by constantly struggling for it.
Albert Einstein He only earns his freedom and his life who takes them every day by storm. Malcolm X Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. George Washington The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. Aung San Suu Kyi No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly.
Buddha Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. Albert Einstein I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind. Antoine de Saint-Exupery Freedom n. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing. Ayn Rand For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?
Ralph Waldo Emerson Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. Jiddu Krishnamurti To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves. Virginia Woolf Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves. Friedrich Nietzsche See also: positive quotessimplicity quoteszen quotes Download your free pdf The Best Freedom Quotes Go to table of contents Freedom lies in being bold.
Robert Frost Click to tweet I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! Patrick Henry True freedom is always spiritual. Ambrose Bierce I read somewhere… how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong… but to feel strong.
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 Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.
Bob Marley Click to tweet Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. Moshe Dayan In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. Franklin D. Roosevelt The freedom from something is not true freedom. Rajneesh We anarchists do not want to emancipate the people; we want the people to emancipate themselves. 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?
Thomas Jefferson The desire of gold is not for gold. Leonard Cohen We must Give Me My Freedom 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 Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. 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. Malcolm X Who would be free themselves must strike the blow.
Frederick Douglass What is freedom? Go to table of contents What then is freedom? 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. Go to table of contents 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. 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.
Kennedy Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. 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.
Kennedy I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. Thomas Jefferson Click to tweet Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Patrick Henry You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Jimmy Wales co-founder of Wikipedia I have walked that long road to freedom. 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 Tame birds sing of freedom. Wild birds fly. Walt Whitman Click to tweet Freedom is the power to say no.
James Clear The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. 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. 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. Euripides Life without liberty is like a body without spirit. Ralph Ellison On the other side of fear lies freedom. Tony Calderone Slavery is the next thing to hell.
Harriet Tubman 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. It requires risk taking. Nassim Nicholas Taleb When you come to the point where you have no need to impress anybody, your freedom will begin.
Unknown Click to tweet 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. Naval Ravikant Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. Ralph Waldo Emerson Real wealth is not about money. James Clear You always know the mark of a coward. Henry Rollins The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.
Malcolm X Forget safety. 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. 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. Amelia Earhart Strong. You can do anything. You can go anywhere. Rajneesh Part 2. Rajneesh We are a nation of politicians, concerned about the outmost defenses only of freedom. 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. Henry David Thoreau Freedom of press is limited to those who own one. Mencken Click to tweet 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. 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. Naval Ravikant If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Frederick Douglass Click to tweet Most people want security in this world, not liberty. Robert Frost Never trust the words of a man who is not free.
Virginia Woolf Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another. Toni Morrison 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! Henry David Thoreau May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. Edmund Burke True freedom means that we are alone. Eric Peng 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 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. Fannie Lou Hamer Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires. Erich Fromm If you hear the dogs, 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.
Will Rogers Here is my advice as we begin the century that will lead to Ricardo Flores Magon The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable. James A. Garfield More deep quotes Wise Freedom Quotes Words of wisdom Go to table of contents Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose. Simone Weil 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. Idel Dreimer Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else. Epictetus 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.
Milton Friedman 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 We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without. Immanuel Kant Click to tweet It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. Dick Cheney How absurd men are!
Soren Kierkegaard He who is allowed to do as he likes will soon run his head into a brick wall out of sheer frustration. 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. Jiddu Krishnamurti To seek fulfillment is to invite frustration. Jiddu Krishnamurti Freedom is not caprice but room to enlarge. 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. 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. Rajneesh Desire is our imprisonment. 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. Friedrich Nietzsche Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.
Now troubles are many, they're as deep as a well I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell Swear there ain't no heaven and I pray there ain't no hell But I'll never know by living, only my dying will tell Yes, only my dying will tell, yeah, only my dying will tell.
And when I die, and when I'm gone There'll be one child born In this world to carry on, to carry on, yeah yeah.
Give me my freedom for as long as I be All I ask of living is to have no chains on me All I ask of living is to have no chains on me And all I ask of dying is to go naturally Oh, I want to go naturally.
Here I go, hey hey Here comes the devil right behind Look out children Here he comes, here he comes, hey.
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