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"Too young to hold on and too old to just break free and run" - Jeff Buckley

"To young to hold on and to old to just break free and run." - Jeff Buckley

"My God died young. Theolatry i found Degrading, and its premises, unsound. No free man needs God; but was I free?" - Vladimir Nabokov

"Young, wild, and free, my whole life ahead of me. So I'm drinking heavily, steadily making memories." - Mike Stud

"A free school For th' education of young gentlemen, To study how to drink and take tobacco." - Thomas Randolph

"America's public schools have served their purpose. Free and compulsory education was good for a somewhat unpromising young nation." - P J Orourke

"When you're quite young, your imagination's quite free." - Noel Fielding

"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

"I've always been introverted and so from a very young age I would play different scenarios in my head and let my imagination run free." - Matthew Carter

"This world should be much more open and should be much more free, so the young people would have the chance to exercise the quality of their lives." - Ai Weiwei

"The true purpose of education is to prepare young men and women for effective citizenship in a free form of government." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Sweet Benjamin, since thou art young, and hast not yet the use of tongue, make it thy slave, while thou art free; Imprison it, lest it do thee." - John Hoskins

"But I might see young Cupid's fiery shaft Quenched in the chaste beams of the wat'ry moon, And the imperial vot'ress passed on, In maiden meditation, fancy-free." - William Shakespeare

"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

"The constant free flow of communication amount us-enabling the free interchange of ideas-forms the very bloodstream of our nation. It keeps the mind and body of our democracy eternally vital, eternally young." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl - and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to - which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage." - Queen Victoria

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

"Young, gifted, and destitute..." - Tennessee Williams

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

"Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations." - Jimmy Carter

"Kindness and freedom are not "has been" values in films and in life in general. And that we can still be young and free even if we are 70." - Danielle Arbid

"A society with too few independent thinkers is vulnerable to control by disturbed and opportunistic leaders. A society which wants to create and maintain a free and democratic social system must create responsible independence of thought among its young." - John Dewey

"Here is the chance for young women and young men of devotion to lift again the banner of humanity and to walk toward a civilization which will be free and intelligent; which will be healthy and unafraid, and build in the world a culture led by black folk and joined by peoples of all colors and all races - without poverty, ignorance and disease!" - W E B Du Bois

"It is by the promulgation of sound morals in the community, and more especially by the training and instruction of the young, that woman performs her part towards the preservation of free government." - Daniel Webster

"America does not need gorgeous halls and concert rooms for its musical development, but music schools with competent teachers, and many, very many, free scholarships for talented young disciples who are unable to pay the expense of study." - Anton Seidl

"I think, with never-ending gratitude, that the young women of today do not and can never know at what price their right to free speech and to speak at all in public has been earned." - Lucy Stone

"I really believe less is more. When you get older, too much makeup can be ageing, and when you're young, you should enjoy the fact your skin is free from lines and wrinkles rather than overloading it with products." - Louise Nurding

"Young people these days don't trust anything at all. They want to be free." - Haruki Murakami

"Where shall we make her grave? Oh! where the wild flowers wave In the free air! When shower and singing-bird 'Midst the young leaves are heard, There - lay her there!" - Felicia Hemans

"Beware of her fair hair, for she excels All women in the magic of her locks; And when she winds them round a young man's neck, She will not ever set him free again." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Of course Overlord did not fail. How could it? With some many fine young men and women from all corners of the earth all determined to do their best to free a world gone half mad." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"My sense is that file sharing started in predominantly white, middle- and upper-middle-cl ass young people who were native-born, who felt they were entitled to have something for free, because that's what they were used to." - Gene Simmons

"We're doing a horrible job, and by "we" I mean conservatives, Republicans, free marketers, anyone who believes in liberty is doing a horrible job if half of young people think socialism is a good idea." - Ted Cruz

"In the 18th century, people began to adopt the radical new idea that love should be the most fundamental reason for marriage and that young people should be free to choose their marriage partners independently." - Jardine Libaire

"Modern conveniences grant us more free time to focus on spiritual needs and devote more time to personal service. But the basic element which should never change in the lives of righteous young women is giving service to others." - James E Faust

"President Obama is doing the right thing by offering young immigrants, most often in this country through no action of their own, a chance to live and work openly, free from the fear of deportation." - Eliot Spitzer

"As long as I have enough money for makeup artists, everything is okay. I feel young and very free. But one day, my face will be too old for the camera." - Sandra Bullock

"Heath Ledger's performance in 'The Dark Knight' quite simply changed the game. He raised the bar not just for actors in superhero films, but young actors everywhere; for me. His performance was dark, anarchic, dizzying, free, and totally, thrillingly, dangerous." - Tom Hiddleston

"Being young isn't about age, it's about being a free spirit. You can meet someone of 20 who's boring and old, or you can meet someone of 70 who's youthful and exciting. I met Fred Astaire when he was 72 and I was 21, and I fell in love with him. He certainly was a free spirit." - Twiggy

"And you are entirely free from head-ache? That is good - good - considering it is the first spring you have been free from it since we were acquainted. I am afraid you will get so well, and fat, and young, as to be wanting to marry again." - Abraham Lincoln

"Be bold, free, and truthful." - Brenda Ueland

"Resolve and thou art free." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Resolve and thou art free." - Henry Wadsworth Longfello

"Those who have prophesied dreadful consequences as a result of the greater sexual freedom which the young assert - unwanted babies, venereal disease and so on - are usually the very same people who seek the fulfillment of their prophecies by opposing the free availability to the young of contraception and the removal of the stigma and mystification that surround venereal disease." - Colin Ward

"The best things in life are free. Sunsets and sunrises are free. Air is free. Love is free. Death is free. The best things in life are free." - Frederick Lenz

"Free is not the same as free and easy." - Larry Eisenberg

"I felt free and therefore I was free." - Jack Kerouac

"A free mind and a free market are corollaries." - Ayn Rand

"We have confused the free with the free and easy." - Adlai Stevenson

"Free should be the scholar - free and brave." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We have confused the free with the free and easy." - Adlai E Stevenson

"There is not really any courage at all in attacking hoary or antiquated things, any more than in offering to fight one's grandmother. The really courageous man is he who defies tyrannies young as the morning and superstitions fresh as the first flowers. The only true free-thinker is he whose intellect is as much free from the future as from the past." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"It's our goddamed city! It's our goddamed country. No terrorist can take it from us for so long as we're free. Once we're not free, the terrorists win! Take it back! You're young enough and stupid enough not to know that you can't possibly win, so you're the only ones who can lead us to victory! Take it back!" - Cory Doctorow

"If we are to achieve a world free from nuclear weapons, we need the involvement of young people. Youth have energy, enthusiasm and many good ideas to share. Most importantly, however, it is young people who will be inheriting the problems which have been left to them by the generations past." - Marc Kielburger

"conclude, what Thomas Mann really wanted was a limited physical relationship with beautiful young men: the opportunity to gaze at them, an occasional touch, a restrained kiss. That isn't a surrogate for what he'd like to have if he were somehow free from social constraints. It's what the young Platen wanted, it's what he wanted - and it's what his Aschenbach wants." - Philip Kitcher

"When we mourn those who die young - those who have been robbed of time - we weep for lost joys. We weep for opportunities and pleasure we ourselves have never known. We feel sure that somehow that young body would have known the yearning delight for which we searched in vain all our lives. We believe that the untried soul, trapped in its young prison, might have flown free and known the joy that we still seek." - Josephine Hart

"They can only set free men free... And there is no need of that: Free men set themselves free." - James Oppenheim

"They can only set free men free... And there is no need of that: Free men set themselves free." - James Oppenheim

"Free speech does not live many hours after free industry and free commerce die." - Herbert Hoover

"The restoration of free speech, free association and free press is almost the whole Swaraj." - Mahatma Gandhi

"And the Buddha is the person who's free: free of plans, free of cares." - Bodhidharma

"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

"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

"Love makes those young whom age doth chill, and whom he finds young keeps young still." - William Cartwright

"There's no limit to what free men and free women in a free market with free enterprise can accomplish when people are free to follow their dream." - Jack Kemp

"Hell, I am young. I am free. My teeth are clean. The sun shines. To hell with everything else" - Stephen Fry

"To have some parts flowing free again . . . with deer grazing on its banks . . . ducks and geese raising their young in the backwaters . . . eddies and twists and turns for canoeists . . . and fishing opportunities such as Lewis and Clark enjoyed . . . would be the finest possible tribute to the men of the Expedition, and a priceless gift for our children." - Stephen Ambrose

"I really wanted to do something positive on the Internet. I wanted to try to get young people talking about, thinking about, life's big questions-make it cool and OK to wonder about the heart, the soul and free will and God and death and big topics like that, big human topics." - Rainn Wilson

"Be drug-free and smoke some crack." - Samuel Goldwyn

"All films are born free and equal." - Andre Bazin

"The wind and the sun are free." - Al Gore

"Love, come and get it, it's free." - George Harrison

"Life was cheap and death entirely free." - Maya Angelou

"All good things are wild and free." - Henry David Thoreau

"Be free, and live life fully." - Caroline Shaw

"There is 'a time to be born' - and born again, free of accumulated, encrusted sores of fears and prejudices, old hates, of cancerous wounds, old prides. And there is a time to die - a time for the blue, unburied child of our young years to be decently interred - and to get on with the living." - Josephine Winslow Johnson

"The P.A.S.T. preventative screening and treatment programs are a must for all players. We can extend our lives and live a healthy and pain free life. The programs are very comprehensive. We have lost several players at a young age, maybe the loss of some of our players could have been prevented with the prevention, knowledge, and treatment that P.A.S.T. provides." - James Worthy

"The ultimate self is free from sin, free from old age, free from death and grief, free from hunger and thirst, which desires nothing and imagines nothing." - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

"Always have old memories, and young hopes." - Arsene Houssaye

"Power always impresses the young and foolish." - Darren Shan

"I am young and avid for glory." - Antoine Lavoisier

"To be young, gifted and black!" - Nina Simone

"It's great to be young and insane." - Michael Keaton

"We haven't any and you're too young." - Lewis Carroll

"Despair young and never look back," - Samuel

"Spare when young, and spend when old." - Benjamin Franklin

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young." - Orison Swett Marden

"Praise the young and they will flourish." - Proverbs

"Bacchus, ever fair and ever young." - John Dryden

"Old and young disbelieve one another's truths." - Mason Cooley

"Young people are more intelligent and sophisticated." - Dianne Wiest

"I say eat fast and die young." - Cory Monteith

"Let us resolve tonight that young Americans will always . . . find there a city of hope in a country that is free . . . . And let us resolve they will say of our day and our generation, we did keep the faith with our God, that we did act worthy of ourselves, that we did protect and pass on lovingly that shining city on a hill." - Ronald Reagan

"Oh, thinkin' about all our younger years There was only you and me We were young and wild and free Now nothin' can take you away from me We've been down that road before But that's over now You keep me comin' back for more..." - Bryan Adams

"When death strikes down the innocent and young, for every fragile form from which he lets the panting spirit free, a hundred virtues rise, in shapes of mercy, charity, and love, to walk the world and bless it. Of every tear that sorrowing mortals shed on such green graves, some good is born, some gentler nature comes." - Charles Dickens

"Growing up I had amazing parents who really let me be creative and free. I was the youngest of three by six years, the child who was the outsider and observer. When I went off to Boston to act, I was very young - 10. And my parents didn't fear that. They had the respect to let me make my choices." - Julie Taymor

"I consider myself incredibly lucky to live and work in places like Canada and the U.S. where polio no longer threatens to rob the livelihoods of innocent children. As a young woman, I stand behind the women around the globe who are leading the charge against polio and working relentlessly to achieve a polio-free world." - Ksenia Solo

"The world is wide, wide, wide, and I am young, young, young, and we"re all going to live forever!" - Elaine Dundy

"The world is wide, wide, wide, and I am young, young, young, and we're all going to live forever!" - Elaine Dundy

"Everyone asks for freedom for himself, The man free love, the businessman free trade, The writer and talker free speech and free press." - Robert Frost

"A disease-free body, quiver-free breath, stress-free mind, inhibition-free intellect, obsession-free memory, ego that includes all, and soul which is free from sorrow is the birthright of every human being." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"You are still young, free.. Do yourself a favor. Before it's too late, without thinking too much about it first, pack a pillow and a blanket and see as much of the world as you can. You will not regret it. One day it will be too late." - Jhumpa Lahiri

"He had never looked forward to the wisdom and other vaunted benefits of old age. Would he be able to die young-and if possible free of all pain? A graceful death-as a richly patterned kimono, thrown carelessly across a polished table, slides unobtrusively down into the darkness of the floor beneath. A death marked by elegance." - Yukio Mishima

"There is a brief time for sex, and a long time when sex is out of place. But when it is out of place as an activity there still should be the large and quiet space in the consciousness where it lives quiescent. Old people can have a lovely quiescent sort of sex, like apples, leaving the young quite free for their sort." - D H Lawrence

"The thing that most distresses me is whenever I see things over sexualized, I worry about young girls. Some of the fall out of the feminist movement is that it made younger and younger girls more sexually available. It's part of the philosophy, be your own person and be free. But, girls are so over sexualized in this culture." - Lily Tomlin

"Free sexual intercourse between young males and respectable girls" was urgently necessary or society was "doomed to fall a victim to incurable neuroses which reduce the enjoyment of life to a minimum, destroy the marriage relation and bring hereditary ruin on the whole coming generation." - Sigmund Freud

"The president of the United States is supposed to lead the free world and not follow it. Other nations have been more outspoken. So, I hope that we'll hear more of this because young men and women taking to the streets in Tehran need our support. The signs are in English. They're basically asking for us to speak up on their behalf." - Barack Obama

"You are nothing like Christine!" he said, in my face. "She was a responsibility, a mistake I made when young and foolish, and from whom I came to believe I would never be free!" "Then what am I?" I challenged, staring up into blazing sapphire eyes. "A joy." - Karen Chance

"Life for young American college graduates is a festive affair. Free of having to support their families, they mostly have gay parties on rooftops where they reflect at length upon their quirky electronic childhoods and sometimes kiss each other on the lips and neck." - Gary Shteyngart

"I believe in a world of justice and human rights for all. A world where girls can grow up free of fear of abuse. A world where women are treated with the respect and dignity that is their right. A world where poverty is not acceptable. My dear young friends, you can make this your world." - Ban Ki-moon

"Each and every child in this country is valuable because they are our future as a society. We cannot afford to lose a single child to ill-health, under-education, abuse, addiction, jail, or gun violence. America's highest goal should be for every child to grow up to be a successful young adult - healthy, educated, free, secure, and a good citizen." - John F Kerry

"I long to ride a bike, dance, whistle, look at the world, feel young and know that I'm free, and yet I can't let it show. Just imagine what would happen if all eight of us were to feel sorry for ourselves or walk around with the discontent clearly visible on our faces. Where would that get us?" - Anne Frank

"When I was young, I thought confidence could be earned with perfection. Now I know that you don't earn it; you claim it. And you do that by loving the wacky, endlessly optimistic, enthusiasticall y uninhibited free spirit that is the essence of style, the quintessence of heart, and uniquely you." - Cecelie Berry

"When I became a father acting sort of took the place of what I did in my free time and my children became the main focus. I play a lot and my children play. Both my sons - my daughter's still too young really - have surpassed me with their music skills, which is wildly irritating." - Paul Bettany

"When I was young there were lesbians who said "Oh, I will free myself of all norms of masculinity, all norms of heterosexuality ". And then, they ended up in very complex relationships that were maybe full of heterosexual power dynamics or full of lesbian forms of masculinity and they became very confused." - Judith Butler

"Every boy in a free country ought to be instructed in boxing, wrestling, and the use of weapons. Every young man ought to be drilled. Every householder ought, at least, to have a right to own a rifle, and should know how to make cartridges." - John Boyle Oreilly

"You see a child play, and it is so close to seeing an artist paint, for in play a child says things without uttering a word. You can see how he solves his problems. You can also see what's wrong. Young children, especially, have enormous creativity, and whatever's in them rises to the surface in free play." - Erik Erikson

"Our youth deserve the opportunity to complete their high school and college education, free of early parenthood. Their future children deserve the opportunity to grow up in financially and emotionally stable homes. Our communities benefit from healthy, productive, well-prepared young people." - Jane Fonda

"When I arrived in Laos and found young Americans living there, out of free choice, I was surprised. After only a week, I began to have a sense of the appeal of the country and its people - along with despair about its future." - Noam Chomsky

"A young artist can become popular more quickly with the Internet providing instant access to ones work. That might lead to more opportunity and an accelerated career. But it seems as if funding may be harder to come by and filmmakers are being prompted to give away their work for free in hopes to become part of the conversation." - Jillian Mayer

"I want to be free and free indeed and live and live abundant!" - Kathie Lee Gifford

"I'M FREE! - I'm free, And freedom tastes of reality, I'm free - I'm free, An' I'm waiting for you to follow me." - Pete Townshend

"I'm at a weird spot because I look so young and I feel young, but I'm not young." - Kay Panabaker

"Frankly, I don't think you should perform in a plaza where thousands of Cubans have been subjected to the death penalty, by firing squad, including three young black men in 2003. What is needed in Cuba is a concert in favor of democracy, civil liberties for the people, the freedom of political prisoners, free elections and the expulsion of dictatorial power." - Zoe Valdes

"There is a terrible war coming, and these young men who have never seen war cannot wait for it to happen, but I tell you, I wish that I owned every slave in the South, for I would free them all to avoid this war." - Robert E Lee

"I started Ballet at a very young age and I was captivated immediately. It became my voice, means to overcome those final barriers to expressing myself. Letting myself fly free. The more experience I have, the more I get to know myself." - Amanda McKerrow

"I get letters from young people telling me that they're broke and download my albums for free. They ask me what I think about that. I now have a standard line. I tell them, 'I would rather be heard than paid.'" - Henry Rollins

"When I was brought up in Sweden, there was a great opportunity for young people to learn how to act in our municipal theaters with their small companies. You would be under contract for eight months and have the summer free to take other opportunities." - Max Von Sydow

"Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the sun." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"A respectable-sized audience hasn't really been able to follow developments in jazz since the free jazz movement in the '60s. Some of them can't even get with John Coltrane. Audiences are diminishing more and more rapidly. Some of the top young musicians with something new to say can't get record companies to put out their stuff." - Harvey Pekar

"A third place to build the Great Society is in the classrooms of America. There your children's lives will be shaped. Our society will not be great until every young mind is set free to scan the farthest reaches of thought and imagination. We are still far from that goal." - Lyndon B Johnson

"Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations." - Vaclav Havel

"Free... Yes...FREE time Is what retirement brings Leisure, lounging and loafing And other lazy things" - John Walter Bratton

"When I was young and irresponsible, I was young and irresponsible." - George W Bush

"[Lear:] So young and so untender? [Cordelia:] So young, my lord, and true." - William Shakespeare

"A free peasant means free Poland, for he is the foundation of her greatness and independence." - Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont

"We are free to fight sin, and free to win; but we must still fight." - Timothy Keller

"Don't spend another minute being angry about yesterday, free him, and you free yourself." - Larry Gelwix

"I have two amazing things in my life: I'm pain-free and I'm debt-free." - Stephen King

"Free men are not equal and equal men are not free." - Lawrence Reed

"We must be free, but to have real freedom, you must be wild and free yourself." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Political freedom cannot exist without economic freedom; a free mind and a free market are corollaries." - Ayn Rand

"Man is created free, and is free, even though born in chains." - Friedrich Schiller

"Man is created free, and is free, Though he be born in chains." - Friedrich Schiller

"She is free to do what she wants, and free not to do it." - Nawal El Saadawi

"No nation is truly free until the animal, man's younger brother is free and happy." - Sadhu T. L. Vaswani

"The land free, the land free for all, land without overseers and without masters ..." - Emiliano Zapata

"God wants to set the oppressed free from being oppressed and the oppressors free from oppressing." - Desmond Tutu

"For so I created them free and free they must remain." - John Milton

"Free verse is chained in sentence-to-sentence links and breaks free in line breaks." - Shirley Geok-lin Lim



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