Despair is free. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
Thought is free. [ William Shakespeare, As You Like It ]
Of one's own free will.
Free through difficulty. [ Motto ]
Mighty, music-haunted sea. [ Anna Katharine Green ]
Resolve, and thou art free. [ Longfellow ]
The truth shall make you free. [ Jesus ]
A free church in a free state. [ Cavour ]
Freedom's soil hath only place
For a free and fearless race! [ Whittier ]
Spur not a free horse to death. [ Proverb ]
And binding nature fast in fate.
Left free the human will. [ Pope ]
In maiden meditation, fancy-free. [ William Shakespeare ]
Soon for me the light of day
Shall forever pass away;
Then from sin and sorrow free,
Take me, Lord, to dwell with Thee. [ Doane ]
He is not free that draws his chain. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
It comes -- the beautiful, the free,
The crown of all humanity -
In silence and alone
To seek the elected one. [ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Endymion ]
Spend and be free, but make no waste. [ Proverb ]
No one is a slave whose will is free. [ Tyrius Maximus ]
As you from crimes would pardon'd be.
Let your indulgence set me free. [ William Shakespeare ]
I am as free as nature first made man.
Ere the base laws of servitude began,
When wild in woods the noble savage ran. [ Dryden ]
Give me a look, give me a face.
That makes simplicity a grace:
Robes loosely flowing, hair as free;
Such sweet neglect more taketh me
Than all the adulteries of art;
They strike mine eyes, but not my heart. [ Ben Jonson ]
Oh, only a free soul will never grow old! [ Jean Paul Richter ]
Fixed to no spot is Happiness sincere;
'Tis nowhere to be found, or everywhere;
'Tis never to be bought, but always free. [ Pope ]
Hope is a willing slave; despair is free. [ Dawes ]
My hands are guilty, but my heart is free. [ Dryden ]
He who desires naught will always be free. [ Lefebvre-Laboulaye ]
You are very free of another mans pottage. [ Proverb ]
Thoughts are toll-free, but not hell-free. [ German Proverb ]
No man is free who cannot command himself. [ Pythagoras ]
Free soil, free men, free speech, Fremont. [ Republican Rallying Cry, 1856 ]
All free governments are party governments. [ Garfield ]
No one is free who is not master of himself. [ Claudius ]
They that drive away time spur a free horse. [ Robert Mason ]
Grief should be
Like joy, majestic, equable, sedate,
Conforming, cleansing, raising, making free. [ Aubrey de Vere (the younger) ]
He, who would free from malice pass his days,
Must live obscure, and never merit praise. [ Gay ]
The sea! the sea!- the open sea!
The blue, the fresh, the ever free!
Without a mark, without a bound,
It runneth the earth's wide regions round;
It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies;
Or like a cradled creature lies. [ Barry Cornwall ]
Slave or free is settled in heaven for a man. [ Carlyle ]
He is the free man whom the truth makes free,
And all are slaves besides. [ William Cowper ]
The man is free who is protected from injury. [ Daniel Webster ]
The greatest glory of a free-born people
Is to transmit that freedom to their children. [ Havard ]
Laws catch flies, but let the hornets go free. [ Proverb ]
Sin is free, or you cannot make sin out of it. [ Joseph Cook ]
Greatness, with private men
Esteem'd a blessing, is to me a curse;
And we, whom from our high births they conclude
The only free men, are the only slaves:
Happy the golden mean. [ Massinger ]
The word is free, action dumb, obedience blind. [ Friedrich Schiller ]
The charm of eloquence - the skill
To wake each secret string,
And from the bosom's chords at will
Life's mournful music bring;
The overmastering strength of mind, which sways
The haughty and the free,
Whose might earth's mightiest ones obey
This charm was given to thee. [ Mrs. Embury ]
Love, free as air, at sight of human ties,
Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies. [ Pope ]
Who would ever care to do brave deed,
Or strive in virtue others to excel.
If none should yield him his deserved meed
Due praise, that is the spur of doing well?
For if good were not praised more than ill,
None would choose goodness of his own free will. [ Spenser ]
For if good were not praised more than ill,
None would choose goodness of his own free will. [ Spenser ]
Bounty, being free itself, thinks all others so. [ William Shakespeare ]
Oh, the heart is a free and a fetterless thing--
A wave of the ocean, a bird on the wing. [ J. Pardoe ]
Gold! gold! in all ages the curse of mankind,
Thy fetters are forged for the soul and the mind.
The limbs may be free as the wings of a bird.
And the mind be the slave of a look and a word.
To gain thee men barter eternity's crown,
Yield honour, affection, and lasting renown. [ Park Benjamin ]
We must be free or die, who speak the tongue
That Shakespeare spake; the faith and morals hold
Which Milton held! [ Wordsworth ]
Birds, the free tenants of earth, air, and ocean,
Their forms all symmetry, their motion grace,
In plumage delicate and beautiful,
Thick without burthen, close as fish's scales.
Or loose as full blown poppies on the gale;
With wings that seem as they'd a soul within them.
They bear their owners with such sweet enchantment. [ James Montgomery ]
Better free in a strange land than a slave at home. [ German Proverb ]
What though the foot be shackled; the heart is free. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
The people are free, and see how well they enjoy it. [ Mephisto, in "Faust." ]
Build thee more stately mansions, O my soul,
As the swift seasons roll!
Leave thy low-vaulted past!
Let each new temple, nobler than the last.
Shut thee from Heaven with a dome more vast,
Till thou at length art free,
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea. [ Oliver Wendell Holmes ]
Who then is free? The wise man who can govern himself. [ Horace ]
The Alphabet Of Success
Attend carefully to details.
Be prompt in all things.
Consider well, then decide positively.
Dare to do right, fear to do wrong.
Endure trials patiently.
Fight life's battles bravely.
Go not into the society of the vicious.
Hold your integrity sacred.
Injure not another's reputation.
Join hands only with the virtuous.
Keep your mind free from evil thoughts.
Lie not for any consideration.
Make few special acquaintances.
Never try to appear what you are not.
Observe good manners.
Pay your debts promptly.
Question not the verity of a friend.
Respect the desires of your parents.
Sacrifice money rather than principle.
Touch not, taste not, handle not intoxicating drinks.
Use your leisure for improvement.
Venture not upon the threshold of wrong.
Watch carefully over your passions.
Xtend to everyone a kindly greeting.
Yield not to discouragement.
Zealously labor for the right, and success is certain. [ Ladies Home Journal ]
He is not guilty who is not guilty of his own free will. [ Seneca ]
Wert thou all that I wish thee, great, glorious and free,
First flower of the earth, and first gem of the sea. [ Moore ]
Through love the earth becomes free; through deeds, great. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere. [ Voltaire ]
Intellect annuls fate; so far as a man thinks, he is free. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
He's an ill man that takes by force when he can have free. [ Proverb ]
There is no great genius free from some tincture of madness. [ Seneca ]
Man is created free, and is free, even though born in chains. [ Schiller ]
Free men freely work: Whoever fears God, fears to sit at ease. [ Mrs. Browning ]
Man has been created free, is free, even were he born in chains. [ Friedrich Schiller ]
Who ever knew truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter? [ Milton ]
Allow no man to be so free with you as to praise you to your face. [ Steele ]
Is any man free except the one who can pass his life as he pleases? [ Persius ]
If you love something set it free, unless the vultures are circling.
Was ever any wicked man free from the stings of a guilty conscience? [ Tillotson ]
The only way of setting the will free is to deliver it from wilfulness. [ J. C. and A. W. Hare ]
Don't cry over spilled milk. By this time tomorrow, it'll be free yogurt. [ Stephen Colbert ]
Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. [ Thomas Jefferson ]
Genius - the free and harmonious play of all the faculties of a human being. [ Alcott ]
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free. [ Montesquieu ]
The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free. [ Thoreau ]
Free-livers on a small scale, who are prodigal within the compass of a guinea. [ Washington Irving ]
The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries. [ John Adams ]
All free governments are managed by the combined wisdom and folly of the people. [ James A. Garfield ]
Man is free as the bird in the cage: he has powers of motion within certain limits. [ Lavater ]
It is a maxim that no man was ever enslaved by influence while he was fit to be free. [ Johnson ]
Life is the jailer, death the angel sent to draw the unwilling bolts and set us free. [ Lowell ]
Every one regards his duty as a troublesome master from whom he would like to be free. [ La Roche ]
Our hands we open of our own free will, and the good flies, which we can never recall. [ Goethe ]
I intend no modification of my oftexpressed wish that all men everywhere could be free. [ Abraham Lincoln ]
The free school is the promoter of that intelligence which is to preserve us a free nation. [ U. S. Grant ]
Order means light and peace, inward liberty and free command over one's self; order is power. [ Amiel ]
Authors and lovers always suffer some infatuation, from which only absence can set them free. [ Dr. Johnson ]
Caracci's strength, Correggio's softer line, Paulo's free course, and Titian's warmth divine. [ Pope ]
There is no society, however free and democratic, where wealth will not create an aristocracy. [ Bulwer-Lytton ]
That a country may be truly free, the people should be all philosophers, and the rulers all gods. [ Napoleon I ]
Free people, remember this rule: you may acquire liberty, but never regain it if you once lose it. [ Rousseau ]
If you love something set it free. If it comes back it’s yours. If not, it was never meant to be. [ Source unknown ]
Who loves the golden mean is safe from the poverty of a tenement, is free from the envy of a palace. [ Horace ]
Our character is but the stamp on our souls of the free choice of good or evil we have made through life. [ J. C. Geikie ]
To prove that the Americans ought not to be free, we are obliged to deprecate the value of freedom itself. [ Burke ]
On the diffusion of education among the people rests the preservation and perpetuation of our free institutions. [ Daniel Webster ]
True art, which requires free and healthy faculties, is opposed to pedantry, which crushes the soul under a burden. [ Hamerton ]
In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. [ Abraham Lincoln ]
We all have in our hearts a secret place where we keep, free from the contact of the world, our sweetest remembrances. [ De Finod ]
To be generous, guiltless, and of a free disposition is to take those things for bird-bolts that you deem cannonbullets. [ William Shakespeare ]
Liberty is quite as much a moral as a political growth, - the result of free individual action, energy, and independence. [ Samuel Smiles ]
We do not know of how much a man is capable if he has the will, and to what point he will raise himself if he feels free. [ J. von Muller ]
A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half-slave and half-free. [ Abraham Lincoln ]
The fact that God has prohibited despair gives misfortune the right to hope all things, and leaves hope free to dare all things. [ Madame Swetchine ]
There are two freedoms, - the false, where a man is free to do what he likes; the true, where a man is free to do what he ought. [ Charles Kingsley ]
In a free country there is much clamor with little suffering; in a despotic state there is little complaint, but much grievance. [ Carnot ]
By the laws of God, of nature, of nations, and of your country you an and ought to be as free a people at your brethren in England. [ Swift ]
Only if the spirit of man were not free, would the thought be a great one that there is a monarch of thought who rules over our souls. [ Platen ]
The possession of a library, or the free use of it, no more constitutes learning, than the possession of wealth constitutes generosity. [ S. Smiles ]
It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free; their passions forge their fetters. [ Burke ]
Man is not the creature of circumstances; circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter. [ Benjamin Disraeli ]
The way of the superior man is threefold - virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear. [ Confucius ]
Do you wish to be free? Then above all things, love God, love your neighbor, love one another, love the common weal; then you will have true liberty. [ Savonarola ]
The woman's cause is man's. They rise or sink together; dwarfed or godlike, bond or free; if she be small, slight-natured, miserable, how shall men grow? [ Tennyson ]
We should always keep a corner of our heads open and free, that we may make room for the opinions of our friends. Let us have heart and head hospitality. [ Joubert ]
If you ever fall off the Sears Tower, just go real limp, because maybe you'll look like a dummy and people will try to catch you because, hey, free dummy. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
He used words as mere steppingstones, upon which, with a free and youthful bound, his spirit crosses and recrosses the bright and rushing stream of thought. [ Longfellow ]
Shouldst thou fail, let it not trouble thee, for failure (defect) leads to love. If thou canst not free thyself from failure, thou wilt never forgive others. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
The human mind is to be treated like a skein of ravelled silk, where you must cautiously secure one free end before you can make any progress in disentangling it. [ Scott ]
Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires, Necessity and Free Will. [ Carlyle ]
If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free; if our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed. We are bought by the enemy with the treasure in our own coffers. [ Burke ]
Genius does not seem to derive any great support from syllogisms. Its carriage is free; its manner has a touch of inspiration. We see it come, but we never see it walk. [ Count de Maistre ]
It is on opinion only that government is founded; and this maxim extends to the most despotic and most military governments, as well as to the most free and most popular. [ Hume ]
We value the devotedness of friendship rather as an oblation to vanity, than as a free interchange of hearts; an endearing contract of sympathy, mutual forbearance, and respect. [ Jane Porter ]
O'er the glad waters of the dark blue sea. Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam. Survey our empire, and behold our home! [ Byron ]
If ever this free people, if this government itself is ever utterly demoralized, it will come from this human wriggle and struggle for office - that is a way to live without work. [ Abraham Lincoln ]
The moment that law is destroyed, liberty is lost, and men, left free to enter upon the domains of each other, destroy each other's rights, and invade the field of each other's liberty. [ J. G. Holland ]
Be free from grief not through insensibility like the irrational animals, nor through want of thought like the foolish, but like a man of virtue by having reason as the consolation of grief. [ Epictetus ]
I think someone should have had the decency to tell me the luncheon was free. To make someone run out with potato salad in his hand, pretending he's throwing up, is not what I call hospitality. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
Were a whole nation to start upon a new career of education, with mature faculties and minds free from prepossession or prejudice, how much would be quickly abandoned that is now most stubbornly cherished! [ Chatfield ]
As flowers never put on their best clothes for Sunday, but wear their spotless raiment and exhale their odor every day, so let your righteous life, free from stain, ever give forth the fragrance of the love of God. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]
There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master. [ Bible ]
Rely on principles; walk erect and free, not trusting to bulk of body, like a wrestler, for one should not be unconquerable in the sense that an ass is. Who then is unconquerable? He whom the inevitable cannot overcome. [ Epictetus ]
Happy season of virtuous youth, when shame is still an impassable celestial barrier, and the sacred air-castles of hope have not shrunk into the mean clay hamlets of reality, and man by his nature is yet infinite and free. [ Carlyle ]
A poet of superior merit, whose vein is of no vulgar kind, who never winds off anything trite, nor coins a trivial poem at the public mint, I cannot describe, but only recognise as a man whose soul is free from all anxiety. [ Juv ]
The desire of posthumous fame and the dread of posthumous reproach and execration are feelings from the influence of which scarcely any man is perfectly free, and which in many men are powerful and constant motives of action. [ Macaulay ]
In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude. Every man will speak as he thinks, or, more properly, without thinking, and consequently will judge of effects without attending to their causes. [ George Washington ]
O Truth! pure and sacred virgin, when wilt thou be worthily revered? O Goddess who instructs us, why didst thou put thy palace in a well? When will our learned writers, alike free from bitterness and from flattery, faithfully teach us life? [ Voltaire ]
Error soon passes away, unless upheld by restraint on thought. History tells us (and the lesson is invaluable) that the physical force which has put down free inquiry has been the main bulwark of the superstitions and illusions of past ages. [ Channing ]
We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again. We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the industries and technologies of tomorrow. [ President Donald J. Trump, Presidential Inaugeration Speech, Jan 20, 2017 ]
Much debating goes on about the good that has been done and the harm by the free circulation of the Bible. To me this is clear: it will do harm, as it has done, if used dogmatically and fancifully; and do good, as it has done, if used didactically and feelingly. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
The press is not only free; it is powerful. That power is ours. It is the proudest that man can enjoy. It was not granted by monarchs, it was not gained for us by aristocracies; but it sprang from the people, and, with an immortal instinct, it has always worked for the people. [ Beaconsfield ]
Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed. That nation cannot be free, where reform is a common hack, that is dismissed with a kick the moment it has brought its rider to his place. [ Colton ]
The style of writing required in the great world is distinguished by a free and daring grace, a careless security, a fine and sharp polish, a delicate and perfect taste; while that fitted for the people is characterized by a vigorous natural fulness, a profound depth of feeling, and an engaging naivete. [ Goethe ]
The style of writing required in the great world is distinguished by a free and daring grace, a careless security, a fine and sharp polish, a delicate and perfect taste; while that fitted for the people is characterised by a vigorous natural fulness, a profound depth of feeling, and an engaging naïveté. [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
Evil, what we call evil, must ever exist while man exists; evil, in the widest sense we can give it, is precisely the dark, disordered material out of which man's freewill has to create an edifice of order and good. Ever must pain urge us to labour; and only in free effort can any blessedness be imagined for us. [ Carlyle ]
Manhood begins when we have, in a way, made truce with necessity; begins, at all events, when we have surrendered to necessity, as the most part only do; but begins joyfully and hopefully only when we have reconciled ourselves to necessity, and thus, in reality, triumphed over it, and felt that in necessity we are free. [ Carlyle ]
Rare almost as great poets, rarer, perhaps, than veritable saints and martyrs, are consummate men of business. A man, to be excellent in this way, requires a great knowledge of character, with that exquisite tact which feels unerringly the right moment when to act. A discreet rapidity must pervade all the movements of his thought and action. He must be singularly free from vanity, and is generally found to be an enthusiast who has the art to conceal his enthusiasm. [ Helps ]
The drama is not a mere copy of nature, not a facsimile. It is the free running hand of genius, under the impression of its liveliest wit or most passionate impulses, a thousand times adorning or feeling all as it goes; and you must read it, as the healthy instinct of audiences almost always does, if the critics will let them alone, with a grain of allowance, and a tendency to go away with as much of it for use as is necessary, and the rest for the luxury of laughter, pity, or poetical admiration. [ Leigh Hunt ]
If I live in the Wild West days, instead of carrying a six-gun in my holster, I'd carry a soldering iron. That was if some smart-aleck cowboy said something like,
Hey look. He's carrying a soldering iron! and started laughing, and everybody else started laughing, I could just say,
That's right, it's a soldering iron. The soldering iron of justice. Then everyone would get real quiet and ashamed, because they made fun of the soldering iron of justice, and I could probably hit them up for a free drink. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
Gentlemen, do you know what is the finest speech that I ever in my life heard or read? It is the address of Garibaldi to his Roman soldiers, when he told them:
Soldiers, what I have to offer you is fatigue, danger, struggle and death; the chill of the cold night in the free air, and heat under the burning sun; no lodgings, no munitions, no provisions, but forced marches, dangerous watchposts and the continual struggle with the bayonet against batteries; - those who love freedom and their country may follow me. That is the most glorious speech I ever heard in my life. [ Kossuth ]