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Chains Quotes

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For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

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The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson

It is better to be in chains with friends,
than to be in a garden with strangers.
- Persian Proverb

We all go through life bristling
at our external limitations,
but the most difficult chains
to break are inside us.
- Bradley Whitford

 

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
- Douglas MacArthur

It will free man from the remaining chains,
the chains of gravity which still tie him to this planet.
- Wernher von Braun

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We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence,
but we cling desperately to our chains.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

Jazz came to America three hundred years ago in chains.
- Paul Whiteman

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

They put chains on me; they chained my waist,
my legs.
Put me in the back of a squad car, and I literally blacked out.
I didn't even - there's whole pieces missing.
- Jim Bakker

The chains which cramp us most are those which weigh on us least.
- Anne Sophie Swetchine

It is often safer to be in chains than to be free.
- Franz Kafka

Women are not so well united as to form an Insurrection.
They are for the most part wise enough to love their Chains,
and to discern how becomingly they fit.
- Mary Astell

If the workers took a notion they could stop all speeding trains;
every ship upon the ocean they can tie with mighty chains.
- Joe Hill

Chains do not hold a marriage together.
It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads,
which sew people together through the years.
- Simone Signoret

In the final choice, a soldier's pack
is not so heavy as a prisoner's chains.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Charity never humiliated him who profited from it,
nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude,
since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.
- Rosa Luxemburg

Of what use were wings to a man fast bound in chains of iron?
- Adelbert von Chamisso

I try to do the right thing with money.
Save a dollar here and there, clip some coupons.
Buy ten gold chains instead of 20.
Four summer homes instead of eight.
- LL Cool J

Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom.
The shout is a rattling of chains, always was.
- David Herbert Lawrence

It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
- Voltaire

Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.
- Countess of Blessington

The chains of military despotism, once fastened upon a nation,
ages might pass away before they could be shaken off.
- William Henry Harrison

I have stretched ropes from steeple to steeple;
garlands from window to window; golden chains from star to star,
and I dance.
- Arthur Rimbaud

Freedom is living without chains.
- Indra Devi

Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.
- Karl Marx

Luxury!
more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand,
poverty or chains.
- Hannah More

He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered,
though overcome; for he is still an enemy.
- Thomas Hobbes

The chains that bind us the most closely are the ones we have broken.
- Antonio Porchia

All those rappers, they're the only glamorous people working in music now.
They dress up in these chains of gold,
cars, girls and this and that, high-heeled shoes.
- Bryan Ferry

We're not like Alice In Chains where somebody dies and the band breaks up.
- Ann Wilson

Color harmony was thrown out years ago,
as restrictive chains were broken forming my free style.
- Frank Bruno

Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind,
and has given up worrying once and for all.
- Ovid

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they
are too heavy to be broken.
- Warren Buffett

Nor was it only from the millions of slaves that chains had been removed;
the whole nation had been in bondage;
free speech had been suppressed.
- Matthew Simpson

Man is everywhere still in chains.
- Herbert Read

The worker of the world has nothing to lose,
but their chains, workers of the world unite.
- Karl Marx

It is the hour to rend thy chains, the blossom time of souls.
- Katharine Lee Bates

I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.
- Mary Wortley Montagu

When you work with chains or any kind of weapons,
or just when you're using hand-to-hand combat,
you are going to get hurt.
- Lucy Liu

We forge the chains we wear in life.
- Charles Dickens

Let the ruling classes tremble at a communist revolution.
The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.
They have a world to win.
Workingmen of all countries, unite!
- Karl Marx

The fundamental sense of freedom is freedom from chains,
from imprisonment, from enslavement by others.
The rest is extension of this sense,
or else metaphor.
- Isaiah Berlin

His very chains helped to deceive him about the harshness of his service.
- Bruno Bauer

It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.
- Voltaire

Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Science will liberate us from the chains of big cities
and lead us back to nature.
- Lennart Meri

I kind of worry about that a little bit -
we lost our film culture for 30 years because the Americans
came in and bought up all the cinema chains and wouldn't
show any Australian films.
- Yahoo Serious

Supply chains cannot tolerate even 24 hours of disruption.
So if you lose your place in the supply chain because
of wild behavior you could lose a lot.
It would be like pouring cement down one of your oil wells.
- Thomas Friedman

I would have the Constitution torn in shreds and scattered
to the four winds of heaven.
Let us destroy the Constitution and build on its ruins the temple of liberty.
I have brothers in slavery.
I have seen chains placed on their limbs and beheld them captive.
- William Wells Brown

Physical nature lies at our feet shackled with a hundred chains.
What of the control of human nature? Do not point to
the triumphs of psychiatry,
social services or the war against crime.
Domination of human nature can only mean the domination of every man by himself.
- Johan Huizinga

Any act often repeated soon forms a habit;
and habit allowed,
steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web,
easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon
binds us with chains of steel.
- Tryon Edwards

We ourselves can die with comfort and even with joy
if we know that death is but a passport to blessedness,
that this intellect, freed from all material chains,
shall rise and shine.
- Matthew Simpson

I have asked the village blacksmith to forge golden
chains to tie our ankles together.
I have gathered all the gay ribbons in the world to
wind around and around and around and around and around
and around again around our two waists.
- Harry Crosby

For reforms ameliorate the situation of the working class,
they lighten the weight of the chains labour is burdened with by capitalism,
but they are not sufficient to crush capitalism and
to emancipate the workers from their tyranny.
- Clara Zetkin

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased
at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it,
Almighty God!
I know not what course others may take,
but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
- Patrick Henry

Tens of thousands of brave Americans died to break
the chains of British tyranny so that the principles
of our Declaration of Independence could take fold
and flourish in the birth of a new nation.
- Jim Gerlach

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
- Mother Teresa

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a mistake to look too far ahead.
Only one link in the chain of destiny
can be handled at a time.
- Winston Churchill

Banks have a new image.
Now you have 'a friend,' your friendly banker.
If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens?
- Alan King

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 Browning

You can chain me, you can torture me,
you can even destroy this body,
but you will never imprison my mind.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Food safety involves everybody in the food chain.
- Mike Johanns

Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over,
like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me.
- Jimmy Breslin

We work because it's a chain reaction,
each subject leads to the next.
- Charles Eames

If I haven't made myself clear, this worrisome chain
of events describes the game of the nineteenth century.
- John Thorn

A precisely made iron chain 22 yards in length consisting of 100 links.
- Edmund Gunter

I'm absolutely obsessed with The Jesus And Mary Chain and Patti Smith,
but I'm a massive pop fan.
I love pop culture, It's a total reflection of the zeitgeist.
- Siobhan Fahey


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