Freedom Quotes: 50 Inspirational Sayings About What True Freedom Is

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Freedom is a concept that has always preoccupied mankind and is often misunderstood. We all want to be free; but free from what? Do we really know what true freedom is? Keeping this question in mind, we have collected inspirational freedom quotes that may give you some idea of true freedom and inspire you to look for it within.

Here it is – our collection of 50 thought-provoking freedom quotes!

50 Inspirational Freedom Quotes

Osho Quote on True Freedom Image

”True freedom is always spiritual. It has something to do with your innermost being, which cannot be chained, handcuffed, or put into a jail.” ~ Osho


“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


“Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free.” ~ Paulo Coelho


“The spiritual freedom we seek cannot be found by grasping at, retreating to, or protecting our perceived safe spaces. Our freedom lies in remaining open continuously, not only to Life’s changes but also to the Divine Light within us and others. This is our choice. Although often perceived as a weakness, being open and surrendering to the experience of the present moment is our greatest strength. By authentically living Life in the Now, we submit to Divine guidance where we find the freedom to see everything equally and sacred in Truth.” ~ Peter Santos


“The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.” ~ C. JoyBell C.


“Give up all desire for enjoyment in earth or heaven. Control the organs of the senses and control the mind. Bear every misery without even knowing that you are miserable. Think of nothing but spiritual freedom.” ~ Swami Vivekananda


“It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

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”Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti


“I say to you, you are absolutely free, unconditionally free. Don’t avoid the responsibility; avoiding is not going to help. The sooner you accept it the better because immediately you can start creating yourself. And the moment you create yourself great joy arises, and when you have completed yourself, the way you wanted to, there is immense contentment, just as when a painter finishes his painting, the last touch, and great contentment arises in his heart. A job well done brings great peace. One feels that one has participated with the whole.” ~ Osho


“It is this spiritual freedom – which cannot be taken away – that makes life meaningful and purposeful.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl


“Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something – and it is only such love that can know freedom.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti


“Love knows no boundaries. Love cannot be jealous, because love cannot possess. It is ugly, the very idea that you possess somebody because you love. You possess somebody – it means you have killed somebody and turned him into a commodity. Only things can be possessed. Love gives freedom. Love is freedom.” ~ Osho


“Jnana, bhakti, yoga and karma – these are the four paths which lead to spiritual freedom. One must follow the path for which one is best suited. But in this age, special stress should be laid on karma yoga.” ~ Swami Vivekananda


“There are two kinds of freedom: one is the freedom from something, which is a reaction; and the other is not a reaction, it is “being free.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

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”Knowing yourself as the awareness behind the voice is freedom.” ~ Eckhart Tolle


“Unless your freedom turns into a creative realization, you will feel sad. Because you will see that you are free – your chains are broken, and you are no longer in prison; you are standing under the starry night, completely free. But where do you go?” ~ Osho


“Release your majestic mind, embrace your untamed inner spirit. Break free from captivity, avoid society… You were born to be free.” ~ Melanie Muller


“The beginning of freedom is the realization that you are not “the thinker.” The moment you start watching the thinker, a higher level of consciousness becomes activated. You then begin to realize that there is a vast realm of intelligence beyond thought, that thought is only a tiny aspect of that intelligence. You also realize that all the things that truly matter – beauty, love, creativity, joy, inner peace – arise from beyond the mind. You begin to awaken.” ~ Eckart Tolle


“Let your mind be set free from the control of others’ influence.” ~ Jeremy Limn


“As highly sensitive individuals, we simply cannot stand feeling trapped, constricted, or smothered in any way. We highly value our freedom and autonomy, making us particularly prone to staying single for long periods of time.” ~ Aletheia Luna


“Freedom is always at the beginning and not at the end.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

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“There is no happiness without freedom, and freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh


“Never treat any person as a means. Treat everybody as an end in himself, in herself—then you don’t cling, then you are not attached. You love, but your love gives freedom—and, when you give freedom to the other, you are free. Only in freedom does your soul grow. You will feel very, very happy.” ~ Osho


“Freedom from something is not freedom.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti


“I’ve never had a job I was afraid to lose, a bill I worried about paying, or met a person hoping I was good enough for. To me, that is true freedom.” ~ Carlos Wallace


”True salvation is freedom from negativity, and above all from past and future as a psychological need.” ~ Eckhart Tolle


“Without freedom, creativity cannot flourish. The right to freedom is crucial to progress in any society; and the context is having a sense of global responsibility.” ~ Dalai Lama


“The feeling of homelessness suddenly turned into something else. I called it freedom to wander.” ~ Meara O’Hara

Inspirational Freedom Quotes

Thich Nhat Hanh on letting go and happiness image

“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


”Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery.” ~ Wayne Dyer


“When you are completely free from boundaries, you don’t have to have a huge number of material things. You already own something far more precious. You own yourself.” ~ Deepak Chopra


“True freedom is about becoming free from everything, including yourself.” ~ Sadhguru


“I would say that the thrust of my life has been initially about getting free, and then realizing that my freedom is not independent of everybody else. Then I am arriving at that circle where one works on oneself as a gift to other people so that one doesn’t create more suffering. I help people as a work on myself and I work on myself to help people.” ~ Ram Dass


“Pity those who seek shepherds, instead of longing for freedom!” ~ Paulo Coelho


“Freedom is the basic concept and construct of life everywhere, because freedom is the basic nature of God. All systems which reduce, restrict, impinge upon or eliminate freedom in any way are systems which work against life itself.” ~ Neale Donald Walsch

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”Freedom means the power to act by soul guidance. Obeying the soul brings liberation.” ~ Paramhamsa Yogananda


“No one can flatter himself that he is immune to the spirit of his own epoch, or even that he possesses a full understanding of it. Irrespective of our conscious convictions, each one of us, without exception, being a particle of the general mass, is somewhere attached to, colored by, or even undermined by the spirit which goes through the mass. Freedom stretches only as far as the limits of our consciousness.” ~ Carl Jung


“True freedom is impossible without a mind made free by discipline.” ~ Mortimer J. Adler


“The mark of a moderate man is freedom from his own ideas. Tolerant like the sky, all-pervading like sunlight, firm like a mountain, supple like a tree in the wind, he has no destination in view and makes use of anything life happens to bring his way.” ~ Lao Tzu


“Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.” ~ Paulo Coelho


“To seek freedom is the only driving force I know. Freedom to fly off into that infinity out there. Freedom to dissolve; to lift off; to be like the flame of a candle, which, in spite of being up against the light of a billion stars, remains intact, because it never pretended to be more than what it is: a mere candle.” ~ Carlos Castaneda


“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” ~ Aristotle

Freedom Quotes

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“No one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.” ~ Paulo Coelho


“Without freedom there can be no morality.” ~ Carl Jung


“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


“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.” ~ Jim Morrison


“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.”


“There’s no greater freedom than the freedom to be yourself. Give yourself that gift, and choose to surround yourself with those who appreciate you exactly as you truly are.” ~ Doe Zantamata


“Freedom is found when we let go of who we’re supposed to be and embrace who we really are.”

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“Let go of your story so the universe can write a new one for you.” ~ Marianne Williamson


“Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.” ~ Rosa Luxemburg

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