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.
You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all.
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.
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.
Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.
No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.
Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.
Jazz came to America three hundred years ago in chains.
It is the hour to rend thy chains, The blossom time of souls.
We are all bound to the throne of the Supreme Being by a flexible chain which restrains without enslaving us. The most wonderful aspect of the universal scheme of things is the action of free beings under divine guidance.
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.
One can't deny what has happened to us in the past. The secret is to enjoy and be proud of the music we've created and the people with whom we have been linked. It's all a long chain of involvement in the world, and we are proud to be yet another link in this chain.
God is the last link of the chain, but He is the first also.
It is easy to ignore responsibility when one is only an intermediate link in a chain of action.
I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.
He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.
Fate is the endless chain of causation, whereby things are; the reason or formula by which the world goes on.
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
Revolt, for you have nothing to lose but your chains and your [refugee] tents!
The art of an artist must be his own art. It is... always a continuous chain of little inventions, little technical discoveries of ones own, in ones relation to the tool, the material and the colors.
I mean, on the food chain, do instruments really rate? I don't think so.
Of what use were wings to a man fast bound in chains of iron?
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