There is in this world no such force as the force of a person determined to rise. The human soul cannot be permanently chained.— W. E. B. Du Bois
Gorgeous Personal Freedom quotations
The man hunched over his motorcycle can focus only on the present.
.. he is caught in a fragment of time cut off from both the past and the future... he has no fear, because the source of fear is in the future, and a person freed of the future has nothing to fear.
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.
Freedom from slavery is achieved only when a person starts to feel and understand that he would prefer death to life as a slave.
If we commit ourselves to one person for life, this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather, it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession but participation.
Wherever Law ends, Tyranny begins.
We look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.
The first is freedom of speech and expression. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way. The third is freedom from want. The fourth is freedom from fear.
It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
A people who mean to be free must be prepared to meet danger in person, and not rely upon the fallacious protection of armies
Power, after all, is not just military strength.
It is the social power that comes from democracy, the cultural power that comes from freedom of expression and research, the personal power that entitles every Arab citizen to feel that he or she is in fact a citizen, and not just a sheep in some great shepherd's flock.
It is solely by risking life that freedom is obtained;
. . . the individual who has not staked his or her life may, no doubt, be recognized as a Person; but he or she has not attained the truth of this recognition as an independent self-consciousness.
The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are.
..There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.
Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward.
I loved the feeling of freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I'm competing with is me.
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.
Movement is the universal language of personal freedom.
Freedom of mind is the real freedom. A person whose mind is not free though he may not be in chains, is a slave, not a free man. One whose mind is not free, though he may not be in prison, is a prisoner and not a free man. One whose mind is not free though alive, is no better than dead. Freedom of mind is the proof of one's existence.
Everyone has a right to peaceful coexistence, the basic personal freedoms, the alleviation of suffering, and the opportunity to lead a productive life.
Books were my pass to personal freedom.
I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
A person who doesn't breathe deeply reduces the life of his body.
If he doesn't move freely, he restricts the life of his body. If he doesn't feel fully, he narrows the life of his body. And if his self-expression is constricted, he limits the life of his body.
I would like to be known as a person who is concerned about freedom and equality and justice and prosperity for all people.
I have never cared very much for personal prizes.
A person does not become a freedom fighter in the hope of winning awards.
I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.
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's not a war on drugs, it's a war on personal freedom.
I am a victim-oriented person. I like to see that the victims know that they have a voice.
Freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of person under protection of habeas corpus; and trial by juries impartially selected, these principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us, and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom.
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.
But how is this legal plunder to be identified? Quite simply.
See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime.
Picture the prince, such as most of them are today: a man ignorant of the law, well-nigh an enemy to his people's advantage, while intent on his personal convenience, a dedicated voluptuary, a hater of learning, freedom and truth, without a thought for the interests of his country, and measuring everything in terms of his own profit and desires.
The liberated woman is not that modern doll who wears make-up and tasteless clothes. ....The liberation woman is a person who believes that she is as human as a man. The liberated woman does not insist on her freedom so as to abuse it.
The aim of art, the aim of a life can only be to increase the sum of freedom and responsibility to be found in every man and in the world. It cannot, under any circumstances, be to reduce or suppress that freedom, even temporarily.