The Freedom Experiment

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100 (more) beautiful and inspiring quotes to enrich your life


"Always fight, until you can’t anymore, and then be fought for.” – Unknown

“Unless it is mad passionate extraordinary love, it is a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life, love should not be one of them” – Dream for an Insomniac

"The thing about chaos, is that while it disturbs us, it too, forces our hearts to roar in a way we secretly find magnificent." – Christopher Poindexter

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible’!” – Audrey Hepburn

”It always seems impossible until it is done” – Nelson Mandela

"Don’t you know yet ? It is your Light that lights the world." – Rumi

“And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair” ― Khalil Gibran

“when the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Jimi Hendrix

 "How deep is this water?" If it's over your head, does it really matter? At some point, when the stakes are high enough and your skills and desires are ready, you will swim. And when you swim, who cares how deep the water is?" – Seth Godin

“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


"We are all continually asked to learn how to ask for what we need, only to practice accepting what we're given. " – Mark Nepo

“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” – Osho

“Maybe He is taking you away from me. To remind me to stop building war zones where castles belong.” ― Dua Yacoubi

"And the days are not full enough And the nights are not full enough And life slips by like a field mouse Not shaking the grass." – Ezra Pound

“Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.” ― James Joyce

“And your very flesh shall be a great poem.” ― Walt Whitman

“You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise.” – Maya Angelou

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart. I am. I am. I am.” – Sylvia Plath

“If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.” – David Carradine

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven’t.” – Thomas Edison



“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” – Mary Oliver

“Everyone in me is a bird I am beating all my wings.” – Anne Sexton

“I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go.” – Theodore Roethke

"Life's battles don't always go, to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can." – Walter D. Wintle

“Sometimes I can feel my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I’m not living.” —Jonathan Safran Foer

"You can spend your whole life buildin' Somethin' from nothin' One storm can come and blow it all away Build it anyway." –Martina McBride

"Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant." – Robert Louis Stevenson

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." – Lao Tzu


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"Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you turn your attention to other things, It comes and sits softly on your shoulder." – Henry David Thoreau

"Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give them yours." – Zig Ziglar

"If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?" – Rumi

“May you live every day of your life.” ― Jonathan Swift

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens” ― Jimi Hendrix

“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.” ― Confucius

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." – Albert Einstein

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” ― Brené Brown

“She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city” ― Roman Payne

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“Dare to love yourself as if you were a rainbow with gold at both ends.” ― Aberjhani

"I don't believe in magic," the young boy said. The old man smiled. "You will when you see her." – Atticus

"Let the waters settle. You will see stars and moon mirrored in your Being." – Rumi

"Let us forget, with generosity, those who cannot love us." – Pablo Neruda

“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.” ― Tahereh Mafi

"They tried to bury us, not knowing we are seeds." – Mexican proverb

"No matter what, nobody can take away the dances you've already had." – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Find what you love and let it kill you." – Bukowski

“As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” ― Pablo Neruda


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“Tears are words that need to be written.” ― Paulo Coelho

“You might as well answer the door, my child, the truth is furiously knocking.” ― Lucille Clifton

“The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.” ― Walt Whitman

“Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought! Why do you stay in prison When the door is so wide open?” ― Rumi

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” ― David Mitchell

“Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.” ― Robert Frost

“If you dont have any shadows you're not in the light” ― Lady Gaga

We are all continually asked to learn how to ask for what we need, only to practice accepting what we're given. – Mark Nepo

“don’t call me beautiful, i don’t care. call me intelligent, tell me my laugh is contagious; that i made you smile. tell me i have something to offer” – Unknown


“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“It's the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.” ― Frank Warren

“How can you rise, if you have not burned” ― Hiba Fatima Ahmad

“Do not be a magician - be magic!” ― Leonard Cohen

“There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask "What if I fall?" Oh but my darling, What if you fly?” ― Erin Hanson

"She was here on earth to make sense of its wild enchantments." — Boris Pasternak

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi

“Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.” ― Walt Whitman

“This is what I believe: That I am I. That my soul is a dark forest. That my known self will never be more than a little clearing in the forest. That gods, strange gods, come forth from the forest into the clearing of my known self, and then go back. That I must have the courage to let them come and go. That I will never let mankind put anything over me, but that I will try always to recognize and submit to the gods in me and the gods in other men and women. There is my creed.” ― D.H. Lawrence

“Do not live in the shadow of the masters for ever. Learn to live in the light of your soul. Life deserves full expression.” ― Amit Ray


“I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.” ― Langston Hughes

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” ― William Shakespeare

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thích Nhất Hạnh

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ― Albert Einstein

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” ― Oscar Wilde

“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” ― Gloria Steinem

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” ― Lisa Mantchev

“If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.” ― Anthon St. Maarten

“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.” ― Jennifer Elisabeth


“The price of our vitality is the sum of all our fears” ― David Whyte

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” ― J.K. Rowling

“Courage isn't having the strength to go on - it is going on when you don't have strength.” ― Napoléon Bonaparte

“You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds Except the one in which you belong.” ― David Whyte

“We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.” ― Anaïs Nin

“PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there's a word to lift your hat to... to find that phosphorescence, that light within, that's the genius behind poetry.” ― Emily Dickinson

“I don't think..." then you shouldn't talk, said the Hatter.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” ― Albert Camus

“I travel light. But not at the same speed.
” ― Jarod Kintz

Sometimes with the bones of the black sticks left when the fire has gone out / someone has written something new in the ashes of your life. / You are not leaving. Even as the light fades quickly now, you are arriving.” ― David Whyte


“Don't Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.” ― Bob Marley

“Hate is a lack of imagination.” ― Graham Greene

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust

“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” ― Meister Eckhart

“My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“I let it go. It's like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.” ― Joanne Harris

“Nothing carries meaning. People carry meaning. We are the porters of importance.” ― Jarod Kintz

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it...” ― Wilferd Peterson

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” ― Anaïs Nin

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.” ― Heraclitus

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