Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.— Viktor E. Frankl
Lavish Freedom To Choose quotations
Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.
Our greatest human freedom is that, despite whatever our physical situation is in life, WE ARE ALWAYS FREE TO CHOOSE OUR THOUGHTS!
Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Adolescents need freedom to choose, but not so much freedom that they cannot, in fact, make a choice.
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.
The moment we choose to love we begin to move against domination, against oppression. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom, to act in ways that liberate ourselves and others.
I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.
Ultimately, happiness comes down to choosing between the discomfort of becoming aware of your mental afflictions and the discomfort of being ruled by them.
You can be smart and happy or stupid and miserable. . . it's your choice
Prosperity or egalitarianism -- you have to choose.
I favor freedom -- you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me.
Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain... To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices - today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.
Your capacity to say "No" determines your capacity to say "Yes" to greater things.
Because with every action, comment, conversation, we have the choice to invite Heaven or Hell to Earth.
God maintains a delicate balance between keeping his existence sufficiently evident so people will know he's there and yet hiding his presence enough so that people who want to choose to ignore him can do it. This way, their choice of destiny is really free.
Real freedom is the ability to pause between stimulus and response, and in that pause, choose.
You have two choices: You can make a living, or you can design a life.
Every time we interact with another person at work, we have a choice to make: do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return?
It is my right to be uncommon. For I do not choose to be a common man, If I can, I seek opportunity. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the government look after me. I choose to take the calculated risk, to dream, to build, to fail or succeed. I choose not to barter incentive for a dole, I prefer the challenges of life to a guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the state calm of Utopia. I will not trade my freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout.
Lesser, greater, middling, it's all the same.
Proportions are negotiated, boundaries blurred. I'm not a pious hermit, I haven't done only good in my life. But if I'm to choose between one evil and another, then I prefer not to choose at all.
Stop waiting for others to change. Recognize that every person has the right to be whatever they choose-even if you irritate yourself about it.
We automatically give to each person we meet, but we choose what we give.
Our words, our actions, must consciously set the stage for the life we wish to lead.
Our greatest freedom is the freedom to choose our attitude.
Evaluating the benefits and drawbacks of any relaitonship is your responsibility. You do not have to passively accept what is brought to you. You can choose.
Life's a choice: you can live in black and white, or you can live in colour.
I'll take every shade of the rainbow and the gazillion in between!
Freedom means choosing your burden.
Satan has no power over us except what we allow.
Moment by moment, decision by decision, step by step - will we operate in God's all powerful Truth or allow Satan to entangle us in his lies?
The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose ones attitude in any given circumstance.
Every day is a miracle. No matter how bad my circumstances, I have the freedom to choose my attitude to life, even to find joy. Evil is not new. It is up to us how we deal with both good and bad. No one can take this power away from us.
Our lives are composed of a finite set of moments that we choose how to spend.
Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.
Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
Freedom and the power to choose should not be the privilege of wealth.
They are the birthright of every American.