INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FOR CELEBRATING TRUE FREEDOM | HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA

True Freedom | The Texas Bohemian

In honor and celebration of America’s Independence Day, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite quotes in regards to freedom. In America we celebrate with bbq’s and fireworks, beer and big flags. We love our freedom in America and it is kind of what we stand for and what we are know for.

However, freedom isn’t just for America. Freedom isn’t just about flags and fireworks. Freedom is more than a physical state. It is a mental state. And as much as I love celebrating my physical freedom in this great big country, I still know that without my physical freedom I will still always be free inside. No one can take away true freedom. 

Freedom is for anyone who wants it. We are all one in the same. We just have cultural, religious and political differences that keep us divided and confused. One day I hope we get to a point where freedom isn’t talked about like it is a feat. One day we won’t go to war to fight to be free. One day we will all be free because we will let go of what fears we have that keep us in bondage. Letting go of whatever beliefs we have that cause us to be divided as a human species. Letting go of whatever worries we have of days not yet here. Letting go of the need to please others. Letting go of control.

Accepting what is and letting go of what is not. That is true freedom. 

Happy Birthday America and I send powerful positive vibes to every human on this earth. Let us all celebrate true freedom together.

Peace, Love & Blessing, y’all

Stacee


 

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

Robert A. Heinlein

 

Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won’t have as much censorship because we won’t have as much fear.

Judy Blume

 

The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.

C. JoyBell C.

 

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.

Jim Morrison

 

When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.

Nelson Mandela

 

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. 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.

Jim Morrison

 

Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.

Virginia Woolf

 

We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.

William Faulkner

 

The first duty of a man is to think for himself

José Martí

 

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

Abraham Lincoln

 

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.

Sigmund Freud

 

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.

Aristotle

 

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.

Albert Einstein

 

I saved the best and longest for last. Probably my favorite one of all.

 

I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone, and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The airplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men; cries out for universal brotherhood; for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world, millions of despairing men, women, and little children, victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say, do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! Don’t give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you, enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines, you are not cattle, you are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate; the unloved and the unnatural. Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St. Luke, it is written that the kingdom of God is within man, not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power, the power to create machines, the power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy, let us use that power. Let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfill that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfill that promise. Let us fight to free the world! To do away with national barriers! To do away with greed, with hate and intolerance! Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us all unite!