Quotation Explorer - 'Chains'

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
A sensibility that wails almost exclusively over the enemies of liberty seems suspect to me. Stop shaking the tyrant's bloody robe in my face, or I will believe that you wish to put Rome in chains. - Maximilien de Robespierre
Forgiveness offered -especially when so undeserved - cuts chains off the human heart that no other power in any universe anywhere can rattle much less break....love did what hatred can not and never will. - Charles Martin
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. - Samuel Johnson
He freed man from outer religiosity because he made religiosity the inner man. He freed the body from chains because he enchained the heart. - Karl Marx
The poor themselves can create a poverty-free world. All we have to do is to free them from the chains that we have put around them! - Muhammad Yunus
We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. - Shirley Abbott
Vampire Willow Rosenberg: "In my world, we have people in chains, and we can ride them like ponies. - Buffy the Vampire Slayer writers
In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the constitution. - Thomas Jefferson
The world is ruled by such dreams, dreams of impassioned hearts, and improvisations of warm lips, not by cold words linked in chains of iron sequence, --- not by logic. The heart with its passions, not the understanding with its reasoning, sways, in the long run, the actions of mankind. - William Kirby
People that don’t move will never notice the chains they carry. - Shannon L. Alder
The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens tax livestock labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters. - Stefan Molyneux
Never forget that we were enslaved in this country longer than we have been free. Never forget that for 250 years black people were born into chains-whole generations followed by more generations who knew nothing but chains. - Ta-Nehisi Coates
Desire is a powerful boat herding anchors and chains in the middle of the night. - Rosabetty Muñoz
Man, what are you talking about? Me in chains? You may fetter my leg but my will, not even Zeus himself can overpower. - Marcus Aurelius
How hard it is to now believe that these strong, merciless chains of fear and hopelessness, rendering the limbs of my mind motionless, were once innocuous mere threads. -Mehul.M - Abhinav .M
Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites. - Edmund Burke
You will never know the purest love you can give a person, until the day you hurt because they hurt. You genuinely want them to succeed in life and be free from all the chains that keep them from being happy, whether you are in their life or not. - Shannon L. Alder
No matter how you feel you have to actlike you are very popular with yourself;very relaxed and purposefulvery unconfusedand notlike you are walking through the sunshinesingingin chains. - Tony Hoagland
Reason is the hero who breaks the chains of our prejudice, saving us from the prison of our comfortable acquiescence in the way of the world. - Montague Brown
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. - Nelson Mandela
Excuses; the great chains that entangle purposeful life to the pillar of unpurposeful living - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The difference between a free human and a human is not the word "free" it's the word "human" , because humanity can never be caged with the chains of slavery. - M. Osman Baalbaki
Our hearts are all prison walls when we hold people captive with chains of unforgiveness. - Ikechukwu Izuakor
Every Republican's voted for it. Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they're proposing. Romney wants to let the - he said in the first 100 days he's going to let the big banks once again write their own rules - unchain Wall Street. They're gonna put y'all back in chains. - Joe Biden
Humankind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible for humankind to grow by the improvement of only one part while the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains that the other half can soar into skies? - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Here she comes, running, out of prison and off the pedestal: chains off, crown off, halo off, just a live woman. - Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all. - Ovid
The chains had fallen from her leg, but not from her mind. - Margaret Landon
If a man can say ‘My life is more important than my country,’ that man has succeeded in freeing himself from the chains of society! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death! - Patrick Henry
True freedom is a freedom with clear boundaries. True freedom understands the real essence of do’s and don’ts. A freedom without restrictions that brings comfort is a freedom in chains. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
The power of belief is that is should change lives not create chains. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
She stops chewing and brings the chains on her wrist up to her nose and sniffs. She pulls away with a mild disgusted expression. "Definitely smells like a skank... - J.A. Redmerski
As long as human labor power, and, consequently, life itself, remain articles of sale and purchase, of exploitation and robbery, the principle of the sacredness of human life remains a shameful lie, uttered with the object of keeping the oppressed slaves in their chains. - Leon Trotsky
The only way you will ever be free is when you decide you have had enough of living up to the standards other people force upon you through shame. Never wear their chains of judgment when they can’t break free of their own. - Shannon L. Alder
Workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains. - Karl Marx
Sometimes I just want to break free but the chains are too heavy. - Neelam Nasir
Human kind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible that a mass is improved by the improvement of only one part and the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains and the other half can soar into skies? - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
God cannot remove the burdens of your heart, but he will prompt you where to go, what to say and what to do, in order to free yourself from your chains. - Shannon L. Alder
A man’s spirit is free, but his pride binds him with chains of suffocation in a prison of his own insecurities - Jeremy Aldana
Men have more to lose than their chains . - Heidi Hartmann
The only chains you should wear in life are the chains of commitment. - Shannon L. Alder
Those who do not move, do not notice their chains. - Rosa Luxemburg
The wind has many lovers and I am one of them, I move freely in her armsI know no chains, nor bound to anyone’s truth, you can call me a harlot of the wind, I take no offense, because I know at the end of my days, my face will show that I have been kissed by the breath of GOD.~Micheline Jean louis - Micheline Jean Louis
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains. - Jean Jacques Rousseau
though excessive pride may seek for freedom, it may only see freedom in chains - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Don't let the bonds of fear and doubt keep you from attempting the impossible. Each attempt will loosen the chains and you'll eventually break free, thus finding the 'impossible' was actually possible all along. - J.E.B. Spredemann
I must die. Must I then die lamenting? I must be put in chains. Must I then also lament? I must go into exile. Does any man then hinder me from going with smiles and cheerfulness and contentment? - Epictetus
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is thread, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years. - Simone Signoret
It [the rocket] will free man from his remaining chains, the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet. It will open to him the gates of heaven. - Wernher von Braun
Slavery remains rife, the shackles are just different. Labels and desires have replaced the cuffs and chains. - Aisha Mirza
We cannot destroy kindred: Our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break. - Marie de Rabutin-Chantal
Gone are the summer daysand my mind along with them.No longer will I indulgein hopes of getting you back.It is hope that makes these chains heavierand autumnal nights longer.I will merely serve as a memory to you:the lover that recited love poems.I must go nowand I urge you not to look back. - Kamand Kojouri
Unless she scares the hell out of you, blows the cobwebs from your mind, scorches your heart with passion, melts your chains with goodness and lights a fire in your pants...then she is not the one. - Shannon L. Alder
The chains that break you, are the chains that make you. And the chains that make you, are the chains you break. - Anthony Liccione
I sang in my chains like the sea - Dylan Thomas
Americans, indeed all free men, remember that inn the final choice, a soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Employment frees man from the nightmare of unemployment, while it chains him to his employer’s dream. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
There is a fascination here that holds rich and poor, strong and weak captive,not with chains and fetters but by an almost touchable solace... - Barbara Woodall
I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds. - Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
If you walk through a door with dead locks,bolts and chains don't betray or turn your back on that trust.The privilege of knowing all that goes on behind that door should be treated as an extraordinary gift.For many people will only ever see half of the real person they've known for years. - Anonymous
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