170 Being Free Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of being free quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about life the truth and being free.

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The Most Famous Being Free Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Being free is a state of mind. — Lenny Kravitz

Feeling free inside oneself is being free. — Rei Kawakubo

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. — Osho

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

I was not born with a hunger to be free, I was born free. — Nelson Mandela

You can only be free if I am free. — Clarence Darrow

I am living breathing freedom. — Hiroko Sakai

Some books leave us free and some books make us free. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like to stay free because then I can see the little miracles in life. There are little miracles everywhere; it’s just we have taken them for granted. — Naval Ravikant

Man is free at the instant he wants to be. — Voltaire

Short Being Free Quotes

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  • To be free of belief and unbelief is my religion. — Omar Khayyam
  • We cannot free ourselves unless we move forward united in a single desire. — Emilio Aguinaldo
  • The change starts within each one of us. And ends only when all children are free to be children — Craig Kielburger
  • Work at not needing approval from anyone and you will be free to be who you really are. — Nachman of Breslov
  • A people that loves freedom will in the end be free. — Simon Bolivar
  • Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost. — Thomas Jefferson
  • We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. — William Faulkner
  • He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. — Aristotle
  • If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled. — Elizabeth Blackwell
  • Americans' right to free speech should not be proportionate to their bank accounts. — Bernie Sanders

Top 10 Being Free Quotes

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Be a free thinker and don't accept everything you hear as truth. Be critical and evaluate what you believe in. — Aristotle

To be free of belief and unbelief is my religion. — Omar Khayyam

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

A world I dream where black or white, Whatever race you be, Will share the bounties of the Earth And every man is free. — Langston Hughes

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. — Nelson Mandela

We cannot free ourselves unless we move forward united in a single desire. — Emilio Aguinaldo

I am above eighty years old; it is about time for me to be going. I have been forty years a slave and forty years free and would be here forty years more to have equal rights for all. — Sojourner Truth

An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose. — Langston Hughes

The change starts within each one of us. And ends only when all children are free to be children — Craig Kielburger

To be liberated, woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality. — Indira Gandhi

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Fools take the knife and stab people in the back. The wise take a knife, cut the cord and free themselves from the fools.

Feeling Of Being Free Quotes

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...morally speaking, there is no limit to the concern one must feel for the suffering of human beings, that indifference to evil is worse than evil itself, that in a free society, some are guilty, but all are responsible. — Abraham Joshua Heschel

Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education. — Rudolf Steiner

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. — Abdul Kalam

If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher. — A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I feel ashamed that so many of us cannot imagine a better way to do things than locking children up all day in cells instead of letting them grow up knowing their families, mingling with the world, assuming real obligations, striving to be independent and self-reliant and free. — John Taylor Gatto

Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong... It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum not as two opposing sets of ideals. — Emma Watson

I’ve lived the literal meaning of the ‘land of the free’ and ‘home of the brave.’ It’s not corny for me. I feel it in my heart. I feel it in my chest. Even at a ball game, when someone talks during the anthem or doesn’t take off his hat, it pisses me off. I’m not one to be quiet about it, either. — Chris Kyle

You practice forgiveness for two reasons: to let others know that you no longer wish to be in a state of hostility with them and to free yourself from the self-defeating energy of resentment. Send love in some form to those you feel have wronged you and notice how much better you feel. — Wayne Dyer

When a family is free of abuse and oppression, it can be the place where we share our deepest secrets and stand the most exposed, a place where we learn to feel distinct without being better, - and sacrifice for others without losing ourselves. — Letty Cottin Pogrebin

Vengeance is having a videotape planted in your soul that cannot be turned off. It plays the painful scene over and over again inside your mind...And each time it plays you feel the clap of pain again...Forgiving turns off the videotape of pained memory Forgiving sets you free. — Lewis B. Smedes

Life The Truth And Being Free Quotes

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In life, if you don't know the truth, then you can't be free, because then you'll believe that the lies are the truth. But once we realize that when we read the Word of God, and you know the truth of who you are, then I'm not a man without arms and legs. I am a child of God. — Nick Vujicic

Freedom Know this, that every man is free To choose his life and what he'll be. For this eternal truth is given, God will force no man to heaven. He'll call, persuade, direct aright, Bless with wisdom, love, and light; In nameless ways be good and kind, But never force the human mind. — William C. Clegg

And the point is, is it possible for the mind to be totally free from suffering and yet not become indifferent, callous, irresponsible, but to have that passion, the intensity, the energy that freedom brings, freedom from suffering. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

Because there is liberating power in each and every truth, the one who walks in the truth in all his ways will be set free. A lie, no matter how "little," gives the powers of darkness an opening for attack, but the truth chases them far away. — Johan Oscar Smith

There is one thing, and only one thing, in which it is granted to you to be free in life, all else being beyond your power: that is to recognize and profess the truth. — Leo Tolstoy

Finally Being Free Quotes

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The Jew always lives from the blood of other peoples, he needs such murders and such sacrifices. The victory will be only entirely and finally achieved when the whole world is free of Jews. — Julius Streicher

Lucifer comes to give to us the final gift of wholeness. If we accept it then he is free and we are free. This is the Luciferic initiation. It is one that many people now, and in the days ahead, will be facing, for it is an initiation in the New Age. — David Spangler

We postpone the finality of heartbreak by clinging to hope. Though this might be acceptable during early or transitional stages of grief, ultimately it is no way to live. We need both hands free to embrace life and accept love, and that's impossible if one hand has a death grip on the past. — Kristin Armstrong

And if the Son has set us free Then we must be, free indeed Let the chains fall away, starting today. Everything has changed I'm finally free. — Nichole Nordeman

... until opportunity is as free from sex discrimination as the right to vote finally came to be, no man has any right to criticize women for failure to measure up to men. — Mary Barnett Gilson

To think of the myriad ways that we live is to think of the ways that we die: Delinquent in our brains, in debt-- If we settle, then, our due account and walk through the forest, Will we finally be free? — Katy Lederer

Death is the best healing of all, so try not to worry about it. When we die, that's the final, permanent healing. Our old body finally dies and we are rid of it and free. Then we don't have any more diseases or troubles. We won't hurt anymore because we will be in our spiritual body, our new model! — David Berg

Yes, it's rather funny, really, that next to no-one realized the snake that Harry set free in Philosopher's Stone turned out to be Voldemort's final Horcrux, Nagini. — Unknown Author

We will only truly be free when those in bondage are finally free — Desmond Tutu

Even in the running away from hurting, there is hurting. In opening unprotected to the experience that is enslaving you with its torment, there is the willingness to be free.” Are you willing? Or do you just want towait until the world finally gets it and does it your way? — Gangaji

Being Wild And Free Quotes

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To be wild is not to be crazy or psychotic. True wildness is a love of nature, a delight in silence, a voice free to say spontaneous things, and an exuberant curiosity in the face of the unknown. — Robert Bly

Oscar Wilde said that some things are too important to be taken seriously. Art is one of those things. Setting the bar low, especially to get started, frees you to play, explore, and test without attachment to results. — Rick Rubin

Maybe some women aren't meant to be tamed. Maybe they just need to run free until they find someone just as wild to run with them. -Carrie Bradshaw — Candace Bushnell

I hate to be near the sea, and to hear it roaring and raging like a wild beast in its den. It puts me in mind of the everlasting efforts of the human mind, struggling to be free, and ending just where it began. — William Hazlitt

Freedom is wild, and to be free we must at times live dangerously and wildly. — Bryant H. McGill

We must be free, but to have real freedom, you must be wild and free yourself. — Bryant H. McGill

In the midst of the happiness they brought there was always a lurking shadow. The shadow of incompatibility; of the impossibility of being at once bound and free. The garden breeds a longing for the wild; the wild a homesickness for the garden. — Dorothy Richardson

I don't know if street art ever really works indoors. If you domesticate an animal, it goes from being wild and free to sterile, fat and sleepy. So maybe the art should stay outside. — Banksy

A man like Wilde was not free to live out of the closet as a homosexual, and women in general were not able to be truly themselves; there was no place for a woman's voice to be heard or for her to express her sexuality. — Marisa Tomei

Your freedom as a writer is not freedom of expression in the sense of wild blurting; you may not let rip. It is life at its most free, if you are fortunate enough to be able to try it, because you select your materials, invent your task, and pace yourself. — Annie Dillard

Becoming Free Quotes

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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

The hardest lesson of my life has come to me late. It is that a nation can win freedom without its people becoming free. — Joshua Nkomo

To be free from bondage the wise person must practise discrimination between One-Self and the ego-self. By that alone you will become full of joy, recognising Self as Pure Being, Consciousness and Bliss. — Adi Shankara

Hindustan had become free. Pakistan had become independent soon after its inception but man was still slave in both these countries -- slave of prejudice … slave of religious fanaticism … slave of barbarity and inhumanity. — Saadat Hasan Manto

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love. Chained by his certitude, he is a slave; he has forfeited his freedom. Only the person who risks is truly free. — Leo Buscaglia

Without general elections, without freedom of the press, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, without the free battle of opinions, life in every public institution withers away, becomes a caricature of itself, and bureaucracy rises as the only deciding factor. — Rosa Luxemburg

Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun. — Miguel Angel Ruiz

There are two kinds of suffering. There is the suffering you run away from, which follows you everywhere. And there is the suffering you face directly, and so become free. — Ajahn Chah

It's habits that can imprison you and it's habits that can free you. But when thanks to God becomes a habit - so joy in God becomes your life. — Ann Voskamp

I am increasingly an architect of self. I am free to will and choose. I can, through accepting my individuality... become more of my uniqueness, more of my potentiality. — Carl Rogers

Feeling Free Quotes

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A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strenghs; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities. — William Arthur Ward

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You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft. — Mark Twain

Freedom from slavery is achieved only when a person starts to feel and understand that he would prefer death to life as a slave. — Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale

Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them. — Nikola Tesla

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You belong somewhere you feel free. — Tom Petty

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? — Rose Kennedy

The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon. — Angelina Jolie

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

A succulent wild woman is one of any age who feels free to fully express herself in every dimension of her life. — Sark

If the emotions are free the intellect will look after itself — Alexander Sutherland Neill

Live Free Quotes

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A woman is free if she lives by her own standards and creates her own destiny, if she prizes her individuality and puts no boundaries on her hopes for tomorrow. — Mary Mcleod Bethune

The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised. — Norman Vincent Peale

The way to happiness is: keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, give much. Fill your life with love. Do as you would be done by. — Gautama Buddha

Because of them I can now live the dream. I am the seed of the free, and I know it. I intend to bear great fruit. — Sojourner Truth

We live in a country that talks about being the home of the brave and the land of the free, and we have the highest incarceration rate in the world. — Bryan Stevenson

If you live, live free or die like the trees, standing up. — Mahmoud Darwish

Woman is born free and lives equal to man in her rights. Social distinctions can be based only on the common utility. — Olympe de Gouges

I remained a socialist for several years, even after my rejection of Marxism; and if there could be such a thing as socialism combined with individual liberty, I would be a socialist still. For nothing could be better than living a modest, simple, and free life in an egalitarian society. — Karl Popper

[Turkish women] had lived free of the veil for 5,000 years, and had been covered only in the last 600 years. — Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Dreams require down payments. Dreams are free, but the journey isn't. There is a price to pay. When you find your why you'll find your way. When you develop your will you will embark on your way. Many people start; few people finish. Many people have a dream; few people achieve their dreams. — John C. Maxwell

Complete Freedom Quotes

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I do not wish to give (women) a first place, still less a second one- but the complete freedom to take their true place, whatever it may be. — Elizabeth Blackwell

My vision is a future for humanity where we will be completely free to pursue activities outside of our planet. — Franklin Chang Diaz

Our whole business is based on giving our artists and designers complete freedom to invent without limits. — Bernard Arnault

Man makes himself, and he only makes himself completely in proportion as he desacrilizes himself and the world. The sacred is the prime obstacle to his freedom. He will become himself only when he is totally demysticized. He will not be truly free until he has killed the last god. — Mircea Eliade

I want freedom for the full expression of my personality. — Mahatma Gandhi

Walk so that your footprints bear only the marks of peaceful joy and complete freedom. To do this you have to learn to let go. Let go of your sorrows, let go of your worries. That is the secret of walking meditation. — Nhat Hanh

When you drop all your ideas, fantasies and projections about who you are and what freedom is and remain completely empty, this is freedom. — Mooji

In the Islamic government all people have complete freedom to have any kind of opinion. — Ruhollah Khomeini

The search for human freedom can never be complete without freedom for women. — Betty Ford

It seems that the inevitable fate of man is never attain complete freedom: princes everywhere tend to despotism and the people to servitude. — Jean-Paul Marat

Flying Free Quotes

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The American flag, Old Glory, standing tall and flying free over American soil for 228 years is the symbol of our beloved country. It is recognized from near and afar, and many lives have been lost defending it. — Jeff Miller

Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness. — Alejandro Jodorowsky

A kite can't really fly free,that's just an expression. In order to soar high in the sky the string of a kite needs to be anchored. If the string breaks the kite drops back to the ground. The kite's freedom depends on it not being as free as he thinks it is. — Simon Napier-Bell

There's so much world to see, what's stopping you from flying free? — Eyedea

There are two things parents should give their children roots and wings. Roots to give them bearing and a sense of belonging, but also wings to help free them from constraints and prejudices and give them other ways to travel (or rather, to fly). — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Entranced by the flight of a raven, I watch its shadow move effortlessly against golden, shimmering granite. I long to be that free, flying above the cluttered world of normalcy, where so many are half alive. — Dean Potter

Laws, like the spider’s webs, catch the flies and let the hawk go free. — Danish Proverbs

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly. — Julie Andrews

You've got to believe in yourself, or no one will believe in you. Imagination is like a bird on the wing, flying free for you to use. — Ozzy Osbourne

No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams. — Jesse Jackson

Free Man Quotes

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

From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free. — Jacques Yves Cousteau

God will never send anybody to hell. If man goes to hell, he goes by his own free choice. — Billy Graham

Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself — and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty. — Chief Joseph

The cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy. It is the only dictator that free man acknowledges. It is the only security that free man desires. — Mirabeau B. Lamar

Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty. It means the uplifting of the soul of man into the glorious light of truth, the light by which men can only be made free. — Frederick Douglass

We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is your only ruler, sovereign. The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind. — Marcus Garvey

All men were made brothers. The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it. You might as well expect the rivers to run backward as that any man who was born free should be content when penned up and denied liberty to go where he pleases. — Chief Joseph

Unless the will is free, man has no freedom; and if he has no freedom he is not a moral agent, that is, he is incapable of moral action and also of moral character. — Charles Grandison Finney

Justifying conscription to promote the cause of liberty is one of the most bizarre notions ever conceived by man! Forced servitude, with the risk of death and serious injury as a price to live free, makes no sense. — Ron Paul

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More Being Free Quotes

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Being free quote by Alexander von Humboldt

Before being free, it is necessary to be just — Alexander von Humboldt

Being free quote by Princess of Wales Diana

I like to be a free spirit. Some don't like that, but that's the way I am. — Princess of Wales Diana

Being free quote by Victor Hugo

He who is not capable of enduring poverty is not capable of being free. — Victor Hugo

Our clear goal must be the advancement of the white race and separation of the white and black races. This goal must include freeing of the American media and government from subservient Jewish interests. — David Duke

Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people's idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage. — Winston Churchill

No people without a government of their own can expect to be treated on the same level as people of independent sovereign states. It is far better to be free to govern or misgovern yourself than to be governed by anybody else . . . — Kwame Nkrumah

I don't know how long it has been since my ear has been free from the roll of a drum. It is the music I sleep by, and I love it.... I shall remain here while anyone remains, and do whatever comes to my hand. I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them. — Clara Barton

A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself -- to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart — Leo Buscaglia

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

Let the free people of the world know that we could have bargained over and sold out our cause in return for a personal secure and stable life. We received many offers to this effect but we chose to be at the vanguard of the confrontation as a badge of duty and honour. — Muammar al-Gaddafi

Without enough wilderness America will change. Democracy, with its myriad personalities and increasing sophistication, must be fibred and vitalized by regular contact with outdoor growths - animals, trees, sun warmth and free skies - or it will dwindle and pale. — Walt Whitman

As long as people use tactics to oppress or restrict other people from being free, there is work to be done. — Rosa Parks

As soon as I go into a Starbucks I take off my sunglasses. I want to be recognised and I want free coffee. — Gerard Way

Your Honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth. I said then, and I say now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. — Eugene V. Debs

We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free. — Kavita Ramdas

Understand the place of love in a spiritual life. A powerful and blissful type of love has no conditions, no ownership and no people involved. Be free from fear. Be who you are. That is love. — Ajahn Brahm

I am proud of my country. But we need to unite to make a unified India, free of communalism and casteism. We need to build India into a land of equal opportunity for all. We can be a truly great nation if we set our sights high and deliver to the people the fruits of continued growth, prosperity and equal opportunity. — Ratan Tata

Remove grace, and you have nothing whereby to be saved. Remove free will and you have nothing that could be saved. — Anselm of Canterbury

We cannot choose freedom established on a hierarchy of degrees of freedom, on a caste system of equality like military rank. We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it. — William Faulkner

How could a state be governed, or protected in its foreign relations if every individual remained free to obey or not to obey the law according to his private opinion. — Thomas Hobbes

I learned to put my trust in God and to see Him as my strength. Long ago I set my mind to be a free person and not to give in to fear. I always felt that it was my right to defend myself if I could. I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. — Rosa Parks

A ‘liberal paradise’ would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive health care, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities and only law enforcement personnel have guns. And, believe it or not, such a liberal utopia does indeed exist. ... It’s called prison. — Joe Arpaio

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