10 Quotes About Freedom, Because We Sure Need It!

Last updated by Katie M.

Ah, freedom, there's nothing quite like it. We have all learned how precious it is during these last months with the Covid-19 pandemic. Many of our liberties have been challenged, especially when it comes to moving around and traveling. To go where we want, when we want, is fundamental, but so is being able to make the choices for ourselves. A life without these privileges would be much less exciting! So, to remember the importance of freedom, here are 10 quotes to keep in mind.

10 Quotes for a taste of beautiful freedom

1) “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” - Charlotte Bronte“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” - Charlotte Bronte

2) “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” - Mahatma Gandhi“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” - Mahatma Gandhi

3) “From every mountainside, let freedom ring.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.“From every mountainside, let freedom ring.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

4) “The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” - Aung San Suu Kyi“The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” - Aung San Suu Kyi

5) “Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.” - Ayn Rand“Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.” - Ayn Rand

6) “We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” - William Faulkner“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.” - William Faulkner

7) “Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.” - Daniel J. Boorstin“Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.” - Daniel J. Boorstin

8) “Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” - Kahlil Gibran“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” - Kahlil Gibran

9) "Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus

10) "Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves." - Friedrich Nietzsche"Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves." - Friedrich Nietzsche

The editor's opinion: Free your mind!

To be truly free, our minds must also be totally free of everything that can slow them down: limiting thoughts, anxieties, fear of the future, fear of not being good enough, etc... We are often our own executioners without realizing it.

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