quote by Aimee Semple McPherson

Awake! thou that sleepest, arise from the dead! The Lord still lives today. His power has never abated. His Word has never changed. The things He did in Bible days, He still lives to do today. Not a burden is there He cannot bear nor a fetter He cannot break.

— Aimee Semple McPherson

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As for politics, I’m an anarchist. I hate governments and rules and fetters. Can’t stand caged animals. People must be free.

Of the gladdest moments in human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Civilization, man feels once more happy.

All human suffering springs from unbridled desire.

Unless one extricates oneself from the clutch of greed, one will not free himself from the fetters of sorrow.

An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters.

Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch; but a musician's music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind.

The wise say that it is not an iron, wooden or fiber fetter which is a strong one, but the besotted hankering after trinkets, children and wives, that, say the wise, is the strong fetter. It drags one down, and loose as it feels, it is hard to break. Breaking this fetter, people renounce the world, free from longing and abandoning sensuality.

A good world needs knowledge, kindliness, and courage;

it does not need a regretful hankering after the past or a fettering of the free intelligence by the words uttered long ago by ignorant men.

How strange now, looks the life he makes us lead; So free we seem, so fettered fast we are!

A free press stands as one of the great interpreters between the government and the people. To allow it to be fettered is to fetter ourselves.

One of the gladdest moments of human life, methinks, is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of habit, the leaden weight of routine, the cloak of many cares and the slavery of home, man feels once more happy.

Neither the chains of dictatorship nor the fetters of oppression can keep down the forces of freedom for long.

By a declaration of rights, I mean one which shall stipulate freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of commerce against monopolies, trial by juries in all cases, no suspensions of the habeas corpus, no standing armies. These are fetters against doing evil which no honest government should decline.

Freedom and slavery are mental states.

I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being.

... a person who is religiously enlightened appears to me to be one who has, to the best of his ability, liberated himself from the fetters of his selfish desires and is preoccupied with thoughts, feelings, and aspirations to which he clings because of their superpersonal value.

Despots play their part in the works of thinkers.

Fettered words are terrible words. The writer doubles and trebles the power of his writing when a ruler imposes silence on the people. Something emerges from that enforced silence, a mysterious fullness which filters through and becomes steely in the thought.

The fetters of tyranny were not stricken from America for the sake of Americans alone.

Inevitably we look upon society, so kind to you, so harsh to us, as an ill-fitting form that distorts the truth; deforms the mind; fetters the will.

Men may make laws to hinder and fetter the ballot, but men cannot make laws that will bind or retard the growth of manhood.

I have never been able to be so allured by the prospect of advantages or so terrified by misfortunes, swayed by honours or fettered by affection, nay not even so smitten by the fear of death, as to enter upon marriage.

England may as well dam up the waters of the Nile with bulrushes as to fetter the step of Freedom, more proud and firm in this youthful land than where she treads the sequestered glens of Scotland, or couches herself among the magnificent mountains of Switzerland.

It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.

Here the free spirit of mankind, at length, Throws its last fetters off;

and who shall place A limit to the giant's unchained strength, Or curb his swiftness in the forward race?

It is well to fetter the wings of our fancy and restrain its flights.

True artistic renewal does not mean being stripped of fetters. It means moving into new fetters.

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race.

Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.

Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.

Wise politicians will be cautious about fettering the government with restrictions that cannot be observed, because they know that every break of the fundamental laws, though dictated by necessity, impairs that sacred reverence which ought to be maintained in the breast of rulers towards the constitution of a country.

Golden fetters are no less galling to a self-respecting man that iron ones;

the sting lies in the fetters, not in the metal.

Poetry fettered fetters the human race.

So free we seem, so fettered we are!

To drag a man in fetters into the grand illuminated temple of liberty, and call upon him to join you in joyous anthems, were inhuman mockery and sacrilegious irony.

The only chains God wants us to wear are the chains of righteousness--not the chains of hopeless subjectivism, not the shackles of risk-free living, not the fetters of horoscope decision making--just the chains befitting a bond servant of Christ Jesus. Die to self. Live for Christ. And then do what you want, and go where you want, for God's glory.

You may fetter my leg, but Zeus himself cannot get the better of my free will.

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