64 True Freedom Quotes On Success In Life

These true freedom quotes will inspire you.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging true freedom quotes, true freedom sayings, and true freedom proverbs.

Best True Freedom Quotes

  1. “True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.” ~ Mortimer Adler
  2. “True freedom is understanding that we have a choice in who and what we allow to have power over us.” ~ Meryl Streep
  3. “True freedom is not the liberty to do anything we please, but the liberty to do what we ought; and it is genuine liberty because doing what we ought now pleases us” ~ D. A. Carson
  4. “True freedom is the right to say something that others don’t want to hear.” ~ George Orwell
  5. “The first step in freeing men from external chains was to emancipate them from the internal chains of false beliefs and ideals.” ~ John Dewey

  6. “When we become captive to the Word of God, then we discover true freedom.” ~ Alistair Begg
  7. “The more freedom we enjoy, the greater the responsibility we bear, toward others as well as ourselves.” ~ Oscar Arias
  8. “Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  9. “True freedom starts with absolute honesty. The moment you call a problem by its real name, you’re already learning how to make it less harmful.” ~ Martha Beck
  10. “True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right.” ~ Brigham Young

  11. “Everyone talks about freedom. All around the world different people, different races, different countries are fighting for freedom. But what is freedom? In America we speak of living in a free country. But are we really free? Are we free to be who we really are? The answer is no, we are not free. True freedom has to do with the human spirit-it is freedom to be who we really are. Who stops us from being free? We blame the government, we blame the weather, we blame our parents, we blame religion, we blame God. Who really stops us from being free? We stop ourselves.” ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz
  12. “True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one’s true character, to be altogether one’s self, to be self-determined and not subject to outside coercion.” ~ Corliss Lamont
  13. “Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.” ~ Malcolm X
  14. “True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others.” ~ Jonathan Sacks
  15. “True obedience is true freedom.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

  16. “The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.” ~ John Stuart Mill
  17. “True freedom and the end of suffering is living in such a way as if you had completely chosen whatever you feel or experience at this moment. This inner alignment with Now is the end of suffering. Is suffering really necessary? Yes and no. If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you as a human being, no humility, no compassion. You would not be reading this now. Suffering cracks open the shell of ego, and then comes a point when it has served its purpose. Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  18. “True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  19. “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  20. “The notion of freedom proclaimed by the modern world is anti-discipline. But true freedom cannot be separated from discipline.” ~ Matthew Kelly

  21. “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  22. “The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  23. “True freedom is to share All the chains our brothers wear, And, with heart and hand, to be Earnest to make others free!” ~ James Russell Lowell
  24. “I experience true freedom when I accept, understand, and move on from the conditioning of the past.” ~ Deepak Chopra
  25. “There will be no true freedom without virtue, no true science without religion, no true industry without the fear of God and love to your fellow citizens.” ~ Charles Kingsley

  26. “Freedom cannot be bestowed – it must be achieved.” ~ Elbert Hubbard
  27. “True freedom is to be free from the desire to be free from anything.” ~ Adyashanti
  28. “The right to figure things out for yourself is the only true freedom everyone shares. Go use it.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  29. “It takes getting everything you ever wanted and then losing it, to know what true freedom is.” ~ Lana Del Rey

  30. “True freedom is always spiritual. It has something to do with your innermost being, which cannot be chained, handcuffed, or put into a jail.” ~ Rajneesh
  31. “A Christian woman’s true freedom lies on the other side of a very small gate…humble obedience…but that gate leads out into a largeness of life undreamed of by the liberators of the world, to a place where the God-given differentiation between the sexes is not obfuscated but celebrated, where our inequalities are seen as essential to the image of God, for it is in male and female, in male as male and female as female, not as two identical and interchangeable halves, that the image is manifested.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot
  32. “Thoughts, words, ideas and information, free from any bonds or restrictions, is the very concrete which pours out a foundation strong enough that upon which a house, stable and lasting, of true freedom and liberty may be built.” ~ Derek R. Audette
  33. “Let us not accept violence as the way of peace. Let us instead begin by respecting true freedom: the resulting peace will be able to satisfy the world’s expectations, for it will be a peace built on justice, a peace founded on the incomparable dignity of the free human being.” ~ Pope John Paul II
  34. “I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.” ~ Simone de Beauvoir

  35. “True freedom is not advanced in the permissive society, which confuses freedom with license to do anything whatever and which in the name of freedom proclaims a kind of general amorality. It is a caricature of freedom to claim that people are free to organize their lives with no reference to moral values, and to say that society does not have to ensure the protection and advancement of ethical values. Such an attitude is destructive of freedom and peace.” ~ Pope John Paul II
  36. “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.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
  37. “Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.” ~ Albert Einstein
  38. “Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  39. “Freedom and not servitude is the cure of anarchy; as religion, and not atheism, is the true remedy of superstition.” ~ Edmund Burke

  40. “Being Christian is not just obeying orders but means being in Christ, thinking like him, acting like him, loving like him; it means letting him take possession of our life and change it, transform it, and free it from the darkness of evil and sin. … Let us show the joy of being children of God, the freedom that living in Christ gives us which is true freedom, the freedom that saves us from the slavery of evil, of sin and of death!” ~ Pope Francis
  41. “In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  42. “I believe firmly that in making ethical decisions, man has the prerogative of true freedom of choice.” ~ Corliss Lamont
  43. “Is suffering really necessary?
    Yes and no.
    If you had not suffered as you have, there would be no depth to you, no humility, no compassion.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  44. “Only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom.” ~ William James

  45. “What most clearly characterizes true freedom and its true employment is its misemployment.” ~ Georg C. Lichtenberg
  46. “How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every ‘should’ is a compulsion, and not every ‘like’ is a high morality and true freedom.” ~ Karl Rahner
  47. “Suffering cracks open the shell of ego, and then comes a point when it has served its purpose. Suffering is necessary until you realize it is unnecessary.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  48. “The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you treat every human being.” ~ Pope John Paul II
  49. “Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  50. “I have a dream… I have a dream today… And if America is to be a great nation this must become true.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
  51. “While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  52. “Most Christians are more than content to live out their lives surrounded by the trappings of our world, rather than to risk losing them in becoming a radical Christian. A radical Christian (by my definition) is one who will put God first in all decisions, even when putting God first is costly. In the business world, this means putting God first even when doing so costs money. That is true freedom – spiritual freedom – as opposed to business bondage.” ~ Larry Burkett
  53. “When you aren’t satisfied with what has already been done, make something better. That is the greatest responsibility and the true freedom of creativity. The freedom is in that it doesn’t need to complain.” ~ Criss Jami
  54. “It is better to lose everything you have to keep the balance of justice level, than to live a life of petty privilege devoid of true freedom.” ~ Bryant H. McGill

  55. “Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  56. “I wanted to get far away from those who believed in cruelty, so then I went to France, a land of true freedom, democracy, equality and fraternity.” ~ Josephine Baker
  57. “Not only our eternal salvation depends upon our willingness and capacity to forgive wrongs committed against us. Our joy and satisfaction in this life, and our true freedom, depend upon our doing so. When Christ bade us turn the other cheek, walk the second mile, give our cloak to him who takes our coat, was it to be chiefly out of consideration for the bully, the brute, the thief? Or was it to relieve the one aggrieved of the destructive burden that resentment and anger lay upon us?” ~ Marion D. Hanks
  58. “Obedience leads to true freedom. The more we obey revealed truth, the more we become liberated.” ~ James E. Faust

  59. “A fish is free as long as it stays in the water. If it suddenly declares that it wants its freedom to fly in the air like a bird, disaster occurs. A train is free as long as it stays on the track. However, if it demands freedom to take off down a major highway, the result is destruction and devastation. We too can only experience true freedom in its fullest if we remain within the framework of freedom. Often this requires accepting responsibility and practicing discipline.” ~ Gigi Graham
  60. “In the West, there’s a myth that freedom means free expression-that to follow all desires wherever they take one is true freedom. In fact, as one serves the mind, one sees that following desires, attractions, and repulsions is not at all freedom, but is a kind of bondage. A mind filled with desires and grasping inevitably entails great suffering. Freedom is not to be gained through the ability to perform certain external actions. True freedom is an inward state of being. Once it is attained, no situation in the world can bind one or limit one’s freedom.” ~ Jack Kornfield
  61. “There is a universal moral law, as distinct from a moral code, which consists of certain statements of fact about the nature of man, and by behaving in conformity with which, man may enjoy his true freedom.” ~ Dorothy L. Sayers
  62. “True freedom is where an individual’s thoughts and actions are in alignment with that which is true, correct, and of honor – no matter the personal price.” ~ Bryant H. McGill

  63. “It is marriage, perhaps, which had given man the best of his freedom, given him his little kingdom of his own within the big kingdom of the state…. It is a true freedom because it is a true fulfilment, for man, woman and children. Do we then want to break marriage? If we do break it, it means we all fall to a far greater extent under the direct sway of the State.” ~ D. H. Lawrence
  64. “I have lived with my conscience and my own memories for over quarter of a century since the events of 1973. These are not easy reflections for me. But I am at peace with myself, and with the Chilean people, about what happened. I am clear in my mind that the return to Chile of true democracy, and from that the true freedom to which all individual people are entitled, could not have been achieved without the removal of the Marxist government.” ~ Augusto Pinochet

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