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"Contemplative living is living in true relationship with oneself, God, others and nature, free of the illusions of separateness." - Thomas Merton

"Nothing can stop a living thing that wants to be free" - Aravind Adiga

"The living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!" - Helen Keller

"Even eternally free people are enslaved by the process of living." - Chuck Klosterman

"I want to be happy and free, living and loving for me." - Lou Rawls

"We do not free ourselves from something by avoiding it, but only by living though it." - Cesare Pavese

"I am very grateful to make my living doing what I would do for free." - Judd Nelson

"If living in France bothers some people, they should feel free to leave the country." - Nicolas Sarkozy

"Tolerance is the price we pay for living in a free, pluralistic society." - Robert Casey

"If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you're free - however free one can be on this planet.." - Theodore White

"Mankind can live free in a society hemmed in by laws, but we have yet to find a historical example of mankind living free in lawless anarchy." - Stephen Fry

"Im free - but Im also not free because there are millions of young people living in Iran. A filmmaker can only do a little." - Bahman Ghobadi

"The essence of a free life is being able to choose the style of living you prefer free from exclusion and without the compulsion of conformity or law." - Eleanor Holmes Norton

"I'm free - but I'm also not free because there are millions of young people living in Iran. A filmmaker can only do a little." - Bahman Ghobadi

"If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you're free - however free one can be on this planet." - Theodore White

"Together we have given the world the possibility of one day living on a truly mine-free planet." - Jody Williams

"If you never encounter anything in your community that offends you, then you are not living in a free society." - Kim Campbell

"I've had enough, this is my prayer, that I'll die living just as free as my hair." - Lady Gaga

"I'd rather be a free man in my grave than living as a puppet or a slave." - Jimmy Cliff

"Men are free when they belong to a living, organic, believing community, active in fulfilling some unfulfilled, perhaps unrealized purpose." - D H Lawrence

"I"ve had enough, this is my prayer, that I"ll die living just as free as my hair." - Lady Gaga

"Serving others breaks you free from the shackles of self and self-absorption that choke out the joy of living." - James Hunter

"It's not good for government to tell people that the world owes them a living and that things are free." - William Weld

"I live in London and I love living in a gun free environment and long may it continue." - Clive Owen

"I think that in free societies, and we're constantly talking about living in free societies, aren't we, in contradiction with unhappy people who live in non-free societies, that the benefit, the dividend of living in a free society is that you say what you think." - Malcolm Muggeridge

"The Jivanmukta ('the living free' or one who knows) alone is able to give real love, real charity, real truth, and it is truth alone that makes us free." - Swami Vivekananda

"In terms of political contributions, the free speech rights of corporations I dont think deserve the same protections as the free speech rights of real living, breathing, voting humans." - Chris Coons

"In terms of political contributions, the free speech rights of corporations I don't think deserve the same protections as the free speech rights of real living, breathing, voting humans." - Chris Coons

"When we are capable of living in the moment free from the tyranny of "shoulds," free from the nagging sensation that this moment isn't right, we will have peaceful hearts." - Joan Z. Borysenko

"Just as infinite access to free music ultimately leads to no one making a living at music anymore, free journalism just doesn't pay for itself - particularly not when a search engine is serving all the ads." - Douglas Rushkoff

"A man is morally free when, in full possession of his living humanity, he judges the world, and judges other men, with uncompromising sincerity." - George Santayana

"It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain opinions makes it impossible to earn a living." - Bertrand Russell

"Free market capitalism has done more for the soul of the human race than any other system - it's created the highest standard of living." - Chris Chocola

"You are free only when you care for nobody in the world. But if you stop caring, life isn't worth living." - Martha Albrand

"Wherever, in any world, a soul, by free-willed obedience, catches the fire of God's likeness, it is set into the growing walls, a living stone." - Phillips Brooks

"There is no life I know to compare with pure imagination. Living there, you'll be free if you truly wish to be." - Roald Dahl

"No one could ever truly be free as long as they loved, and life wasn't worth living without love. So freedom? Overrated." - Gena Showalter

"The benefit of living in a free society is that we all have the choice to be rich, poor, or middle class. The decision is up to you." - Robert Kiyosaki

"I and you-We are infinate, rich, large, contradictory, living, breathing miracles-free human beings, children of God and the everlasting universe. That's what we do." - Robert Fulghum

"No man is free who is not master of himself... Is freedom anything else than the power of living as we choose?" - Epictetus

"Man is the crowning of history and the realization of poetry, the free and living bond which unites all nature to that God who created it for Himself." - Frederic L. Godet

"We face the question whether a still higher "standard of living" is worth its cost in things natural, wild, and free." - Aldo Leopold

"If you keep in mind that love and love alone is the reason for living, it will calm your heart and free you from your worries." - Harold Klemp

"We don't smoke marijuana in Muskogee, we don't take trips on LSD. We don't burn our draft cards down on Main Street, we like living right and free." - Merle Haggard

"The consequence of a very free commerce between the sexes, and of their living much together, will often terminate in intrigues and gallantry." - David Hume

"It's perhaps easier now than ever before to make a good living; it's perhaps harder than ever before to stay calm, to be free of career anxiety." - Alain De Botton

"Since all living beings are bound by their craving for existence, you must begin by finding the determination to be free." - Je Tsongkhapa

"I still believe Americas destiny is to become a living testament to what free human beings can accomplish by acting in unity." - John F Kerry

"The song of thrush and blackbird, joy that falls so gently on the ears to celebrate another day of life and living, flying free." - John McLeod

"The point was living with grace, decency, and attention to the world, and breaking free of the artificial constructs in your own life." - Scott Jurek

"Then fear will grow pale and fade away, and you will be free, through your faith in our strong and living Savior, Jesus Christ." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"What you want to do as a living and get paid for, others want to do as a hobby and for free." - Robert W. Bly

"It is clear that thought is not free if the profession of certain options makes it impossible to earn a living." - Bertrand Russell

"We face the question whether a still higher standard of living is worth its cost in things natural, wild, and free." - Aldo Leopold

"I and you - we are infinite, rich, large, contradictory, living, breathing miracles - free human beings, children of God and the everlasting universe. That's what we do." - Robert Fulghum

"Hard is it to be in the world, free, yet living the life of ordinary men; but because it is hard, therefore it must be attempted and accomplished." - Sri Aurobindo

"Grant us Thy truth to make us free, And kindling hearts that burn for Thee, Till all Thy living altars claim One holy light, one heavenly flame." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Wake in our breast the living fires, The holy faith that warmed our sires; Thy hand hath made our nation free; To die for her is serving Thee." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"I've had so many great experiences in my life, of living total free will, that I wouldn't change it for all the gold in the earth." - George Jung

"Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." - Albert Einstein

"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty." - John Adams

"I am a hidden meaning made to defy. The grasp of words, and walk away With free will and destiny. As living, revolutionary clay." - Muhammad Iqbal

"Amidst one's daily clutter, one doesn't usually reflect on the splendour of being free because - naturally - one has to get on with the business of living." - Upamanyu Chatterjee

"The world of the flapper - live free, wild and young - that energy is intoxicating. It's nice to inject that into the more controlled 'Downton' way of living." - Lily James

"Our aims are absolutely clear: They are a high living standard in the country and a secure, free and comfortable life." - Vladimir Putin

"The only way of living in a free society is to feel that you have the right to say and do stuff." - Salman Rushdie

"What polluters do is raise the standards of living for themselves, while lowering the quality of living for everybody else, and they do that by escaping the disciplines of the free market." - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

"I do want for people instead of downloading music for free, to start purchasing, that's how everyone makes their living, that's how I make my living too. So, it would be nice for people to start actually paying for it." - Shanice

"If you say, I'm living in America and I have freedom of speech but I choose not to use it because it's going to cost me, well, you're not living in freedom. You're not free." - Tim Robbins

"If you try to discuss multiculturalism in the UK you're labelled a racist. But here we're still free to talk, and I say multicultural society doesn't work. We're not living closer, we're living apart." - Pim Fortuyn

"Love is real, real is love, Love is feeling, feeling love, Love is wanting to be loved. Love is touch, touch is love, Love is reaching, reaching love, Love is asking to be loved. Love is you, You and me, Love is knowing, We can be. Love is free, free is love, Love is living, living love, Love is needing to be loved." - John Lennon

"Living in the present moment means living according to truth and principle (but not according to hard rigid dogma) flexibly applied in the particular way required by the immediate situation in which you are. Such a way of living leaves you free, not ruled tyrannically by imposed regulations which may not at all suit the particular case." - Paul Brunton

"Everyone talks about freedom. All around the world different people, different races, different countries are fighting for freedom. But what is freedom? In America we speak of living in a free country. But are we really free? Are we free to be who we really are? The answer is no, we are not free. True freedom has to do with the human spirit-it is freedom to be who we really are. Who stops us from being free? We blame the government, we blame the weather, we blame our parents, we blame religion, we blame God. Who really stops us from being free? We stop ourselves." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Free men set themselves free." - James Oppenheim

"Nobody's free until everybody's free." - Fannie Lou Hamer

"Free Tibet before free trade." - Zhu Rongji

"None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments as their daily bread. ... The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them." - Bernard Baruch

"Great men are necessary for our life, in order that the movement of world history can free itself sporadically, by fits and starts, from obsolete ways of living and inconsequential talk." - Jacob Burckhardt

"The difference between the successful and the troubled is not error-free living; it is that by discovering and implementing a life calling, the successful stand on their pile of trash while the troubled sit under theirs." - Dan Miller

"We shall continue to work for a Middle East that is free of strife and violence, living in harmony without the threat of terrorism or dangers of weapons of mass destruction." - Hosni Mubarak

"Love is the free exercise of choice. Two people love each other only when they are quite capable of living without each other but choose to live with each other." - M Scott Peck

"Contemplating the suffering which is unbearable to us, and is unbearable to others, too, can produce awake mind, which arises from the compassion that wishes to free all living beings from suffering." - Dalai Lama

"If freedom is to flourish the philosophic foundations of a free society must be kept a living intellectual issue and its implementation a task which challenges the ingenuity and imagination of the liveliest minds." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"You are free to experience life negatively or positively, and the choice you make determines whether you are at cause, or at effect, of the life you are living." - Marianne Williamson

"One cannot achieve peace without realizing justice, realize justice without seeking out the truth, seek out the truth without practicing freedom. So living and thinking free is the root of achieving peace in our world." - Sami Al-Arian

"Happiness blooms naturally in the hearts of those who are inwardly free. It flows spontaneously, like a mountain spring after April showers, in minds that are contented with simple living." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"It is useful while mankind is imperfect that there should be different opinions, so that there should be different experiments of living, that free scope should be given to varieties of character, short of injury to others" - John Stuart Mill

"We seek a peaceful world, a prosperous world, a free world, a world of good neighbors, living on terms of equality and mutual respect, as Canada and the United States have lived for generations." - Harry S Truman

"Be good, and you will be lonesome, be lonesome and you will be free. Live a lie and you will live to regret it, that's what living is to me." - Jimmy Buffett

"While we're young and beautiful, living free and easy. Here without a worry, dancing in our bare feet because when the summer's done we might not be so young and beautiful." - Carrie Underwood

"If we were capable of thinking of everything, we would still be living in Eden, rent-free with all-you-can-eat buffets and infinitely better daytime TV programming." - Dean Koontz

"If our gospel does not free the individual up for a unique life of spiritual adventure in living with God daily, we simply have not entered fully into the good news that Jesus brought." - Dallas Willard

"And I keep on fighting for the things I want. Though I know that when you're dead you can't. But I'd rather be a free man in my grave, than living as a puppet or a slave." - Jimmy Cliff

"We are... living in a free society without the faith that built that society - and without the conviction and dedication needed to sustain it... We still have the cathedral of freedom but how long will it last without the faith?" - Thomas Sowell

"Authentic and free. The Gucci guilty woman is about living in the moment. She's a modern woman, someone who really owns herself and her sensuality. It's supposed to be a very empowering and sensual fragrance." - Evan Rachel Wood

"Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise While Rubin sits like Buddha in a ten-foot cell An innocent man in a living hell." - Bob Dylan

"I knew I'd been living in Berkeley too long when I saw a sign that said 'Free firewood and my first thought was Who was Firewood and what did he do?" - John Berger

"The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free." - Charles Swindoll

"Enlightenment is the inner light of wisdom that is permanently free from all mistaken appearance, and whose function is to bestow mental peace upon each and every living being every day." - Kelsang Gyatso

"OF COURSE MONEY TAKES WORRY OUT OF YOUR LIFE AND ENABLES YOU TO PROVIDE FOR YOUR FAMILY - BUT IF IT WAS PLAYING PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL FOR FREE OR CHOOSE ANOTHER LIVING, THEN I WOULD CHOOSE FOOTBALL EVERY TIME." - Lionel Messi

"I don't believe in guilt; I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person. And don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free." - Angelina Jolie

"Enlightenment is the inner light of wisdom that is permanently free from all mistaken appearance, and whose function is to bestow mental peace upon each and every living being every day." - Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

"Work is about more than making a living, as vital as that is. It's fundamental to human dignity, to our sense of self-worth as useful, independent, free people." - William J Clinton

"The liberals and free people of the world will not like to see the Palestinian people living under siege. We have received indications from the international community that they will not stop their aid." - Ismail Haniyeh

"Living in New York City, I am reminded by the Statue of Liberty that the United States of America has always welcomed those yearning to breathe free and seek a better life." - Charles B Rangel

"The organized workers of America, free in their industrial life, conscious partners in production, secure in their homes and enjoying a decent standard of living, will prove the finest bulwark against the intrusion of alien doctrines of government." - John L Lewis

"The unsaid rule for living in a trailer park is: 'If the door's shut, don't come a-knockin.' But if it's open and you're walkin' by, feel free to say, 'Hello.'" - Matthew Mcconaughey

"I believe the quickest and most sure way to reduce poverty, raise living standards and create jobs around the world is to make economies and governments more open and free, thereby encouraging business and entrepreneurship." - Elliott Bisnow

"I don't believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long as you never intentionally hurt another person, and don't judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free." - Angelina Jolie

"One should cultivate human values for healthy living. this calls for harmony in thought, word and deed. When you cultivate this harmony you will be free from desires and fears." - Sathya Sai Baba

"No man who is not willing to bear arms and to fight for his rights can give a good reason why he should be entitled to the privilege of living in a free community." - Theodore Roosevelt

"I do want to be able to benefit from my work and make a good living, but I love it so much that I would do it for free." - Jenn Proske

"Why isn't it natural for people who have lived and worked at something to want to use the knowledge and capacity in a new way, free from the burden of making a living?" - James Rouse

"The secret of living a life of excellence is merely a matter of thinking thoughts of excellence. Really, it's a matter of programming our minds with the kind of information that will set us free." - Charles R Swindoll

"We shall continue to work for a Middle East that is free of strife and violence, living in harmony without the threat of terrorism or the dangers of weapons of mass destruction." - Hosni Mubarak

"I believe in free will. Of those that, like us, are in a privileged situation at least. For you, for me: people who are living in western society, people who are not repressed, who are free. We can choose. The things go largely like you want them to go. You control your own life. Your own will is extremely powerful." - J K Rowling

"For our part, we shall continue to work for the new dawn when all the Children of Abraham and their descendants are living together in the birthplace of their three great monotheistic religions, a life free from fear, a life free from want - a life in peace." - King Hussein

"If I go through life free and rich, I shall not cry because my neighbor, equally free, is richer. Liberty will ultimately make all men rich; it will not make all men equally rich. Authority may (and may not) make all men equally rich in purse; it certainly will make them equally poor in all that makes life best worth living." - Benjamin Tucker

"If we're living in a free country,we should be free to do what we want to do if we're not hurting anyone else or their property. Why should I be incarcerated if I'm doing something that doesn't hurt anyone else?" - Woody Harrelson

"Men are free when they are obeying some deep, inward voice of religious belief. Obeying from within. Men are free when they belong to a living, organic, believing community, active in fulfilling some unfulfilled, perhaps unrealized purpose. Not when they are escaping to some wild west. The most unfree souls go west, and shout of freedom." - D H Lawrence

"The history of the labor movement needs to be taught in every school in this land. America is a living testimonial to what free men and women, organized in free democratic trade unions can do to make a better life. We ought to be proud of it!" - Hubert H Humphrey

"The story of the labor movement needs to be taught in every school in this land... America is a living testimonial to what free men and women, organized in free democratic trade unions can do to make a better life... we ought to be proud of it!" - Hubert Humphrey

"I came to the United States because I valued living as a free person, one who is able to advocate in a democratic society. Unfortunately, the U.S. has been turning into a less free society, a police and surveillance state, especially after 9/11." - Sami Al-Arian

"For our part, we shall continue to work for the new dawn when all the Children of Abraham and their descendants are living together in the birthplace of their three great monotheistic religions, a life free from fear, a life free from want - a life in peace." - King Hussein I

"When you see where it is you're going, yet you are unable to sacrifice yourself to set yourself free then remember that from my experience you are able to just push harder than you ever 'thought' yourself capable of. Once one being sets themselves free from the chaos and becomes the living example of freedom then surely you are indeed free to do the same." - Timothy Treadwell

"The reality is, that no matter what you do in this life, it's coming to an end. Once you accept there's nothing that you can do about your own mortality, then you're now free. You have no control, so stop pretending you do. And just get on with living your life. Stop living in fear." - Jeb Corliss

"Is life worth living? Yes, so long as there is wrong to right. So long as faith with freedom reigns and loyal hope survives, And gracious charity remains to leaven lowly lives; While there is only one untrodden tract for intellect or will, And men are free to think and act, Life is worth living still." - Alfred Austin

"Whether they really believe in their brave new world, however, is ultimately beside the point. They're building it. And in the friction-free future, jacked into paradise, we'll have the 'liberty' of living (or rather, or buying the illusion of living), through the benevolent offices of a middleman as nearly omnipotent as god himself. Freedom? A more perfect captivity is difficult to imagine." - Mark Slouka

"I no longer needed a reason for my existence, just a reason to live. And imagination, free will, love, humor, fun, music, sports, beer, and pizza are all good enough reasons for living. But living an honest life - for that you need the truth." - Ricky Gervais

"The reality is, that no matter what you do in this life, it's coming to an end. Once you accept there's nothing that you can do about your own mortality, then you're now free. You have no control, so stop pretending you do. And just get on with living your life. Stop living in fear." - Jeb Corliss

"Lo! the hosts of evil 'round us, Scorn Thy Christ, assail His ways. From the fears that long have bound us, Free our hearts to faith and praise. Grant us wisdom, grant us courage, For the living of these days, For the living of these days." - Harry Emerson Fosdick

"Free thought, free speech and a free press." - Anne Royall

"You are either free or not free" - Malcolm X

"Feeling free inside oneself is being free." - Rei Kawakubo

"Think 'free speech,' not 'free beer.'" - Richard Stallman

"Free trade should not mean free labor." - Stephen F Lynch

"We must make the building of a free society once more an intellectual adventure, a deed of courage.... Unless we can make the philosophic foundations of a free society once more a living intellectual issue, and its implementation a task which challenges the ingenuity and imagination of our liveliest minds, the prospects of freedom are indeed dark. But if we can regain that belief in the power of ideas which was the mark of liberalism at its best, the battle is not lost." - Friedrich August von Hayek

"The man who partakes in the breaking of the bread dares to build his house on the very core of love. He becomes, as it were, Godlike, but regardless of the strength he derives from it, his free will remains. We are always free to disown this immense grace, to abuse it. The Greatest Love may be betrayed. Fed on the Living Bread, we nevertheless conceal a part of ourselves which longs for swine's food." - Francois Mauriac

"The Occupy Wall Street collective is confused about what it wants but it wants it now! Some of the loonier demands from its independent thinkers: Striking all existing public and private debt from the books across the "entire planet"; elimination of all international borders; free college education; a guaranteed "living wage" for all regardless of employment; an end to free trade; trillions in additional spending for infrastructure and ecological restoration; and ending the fossil fuel economy." - Mike Rosen

"I'd have no rituals, but I'm a person of compulsive habit. That's just some awful residue of a ritual. And one of the reasons for that is my living this life, which is otherwise so free of obligations. It's not at all unusual for anybody who's independently employed to crave a way of living whereby they create the structures without which their lives would otherwise start slopping around all over the place." - Geoff Dyer

"Yet we have gone on living, Living and partly living." - T S Eliot

"Our thoughts are free." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Free the snow globes!" - Libba Bray

"Freedom is never free." - Maya Angelou

"Live free or die." - Lauren Oliver

"Dreams are free." - Anonymous

"We're free and clear, Willy. We're free, we're free, we're free..." - Arthur Miller

"Nothing comes for free." - Jamie Zawinski

"Our thoughts are free." - Cicero

"I long to be free - desperately free. Free as the stillborn are free." - Emil Cioran



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