Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.
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.
Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was.
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.
To realize the spirit as spirit is practical religion. Everything else is good so far as it leads to this one grand idea.
Whatever worked in the past, build on it; whatever didn't work in the past, break the chain that binds you to it.
How closely women clutch the very chains that bind them!
The chains that bind us the most closely are the ones we have broken.
You will not break loose until you realize that you yourself forge the chains that bind you.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
God's love is bigger than our failures and stronger than any chains that bind us.
Monuments are the grappling-irons that bind one generation to another.
Memories are links in a golden chain that bind us until we meet again.
A glance, a word -- and joy or pain befalls.... How slight the links are in the chain that binds us to our destiny!
To realize the spirit as spirit is practical religion. Everything else is good so far as it leads to this one grand idea. That realization is to be attained by renunciation, by meditation-renunciation of all the senses, cutting the knots, the chains that bind us down to matter.
If a single writer in a country is in chains, then there are some links of that chain that binds us all.
When I break any of the chains that bind me I feel that I make myself smaller.
Then shoulder to shoulder! Let us engirdle the little circle of the earth with the chains that bind us to each other. To one end let us aim our thoughts, and to one end let us aim our souls. Hail, dawn of liberty, behind thee is the redeeming sun.
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