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.
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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