Ten Quotes on Freedom. ~ Melody Lima

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on Jul 2, 2012
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Happy Independence Day!

1. “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

2. “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

3. “The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” ~ Gloria Steinem

4. “The supreme end is the freedom of the spirit.” ~ Sri Aurobindo

5. “You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” ~ Toni Morrison

6. “Better to die on one’s feet than to live on one’s knees.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

7. “The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.” ~ David Foster Wallace

8. “Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.” ~ Bob Marley

9. “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

10. “Freedom is the basic condition for you to touch life, to touch the blue sky, the trees, the birds, the tea and the other person.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh


Melody Lima, I am a yoga teacher, and a mom who enjoys sharing my observations on and off the yoga mat through writing. The older I get the more simple everything appears. Contact me at: [email protected]
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One Response to “Ten Quotes on Freedom. ~ Melody Lima”

  1. Genna says:

    My gosh, these are good. Thank you so much. Happy Independence Day to you, too!