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Quotes of the Day for 2 March 2001 – Breaking Free

With the work week ending, this seems a good time to respond to a request for quotes on the subject of Breaking Free. Note that this isn't just for restless modern folks, these quotes span almost four centuries.

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The quotes:

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
     - John F. Kennedy

Lulled in the countless chambers of the brain, our thoughts are linked by many a hidden chain; awake but one, and lo, what myriads rise!
     - Alexander Pope, 1688 - 1744

Man is born free; and everywhere he is in chains.
     - Jean Jacques Rousseau

Dreams, ideas, and plans not only are an escape, they give me purpose, a reason to hang on.
     - Steven Patrick Callahan

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
     - Robert Burton, 1577 - 1640


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