Chains Quotes

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Charles Dickens
“You are fettered," said Scrooge, trembling. "Tell me why?"
"I wear the chain I forged in life," replied the Ghost. "I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Shannon L. Alder
“Dear Child,

Sometimes on your travel through hell, you meet people that think they are in heaven because of their cleverness and ability to get away with things. Travel past them because they don't understand who they have become and never will. These type of people feel justified in revenge and will never learn mercy or forgiveness because they live by comparison. They are the people that don't care about anyone, other than who is making them feel confident. They don’t understand that their deity is not rejoicing with them because of their actions, rather he is trying to free them from their insecurities, by softening their heart. They rather put out your light than find their own. They don't have the ability to see beyond the false sense of happiness they get from destroying others. You know what happiness is and it isn’t this. Don’t see their success as their deliverance. It is a mask of vindication which has no audience, other than their own kind. They have joined countless others that call themselves “survivors”. They believe that they are entitled to win because life didn’t go as planned for them. You are not like them. You were not meant to stay in hell and follow their belief system. You were bound for greatness. You were born to help them by leading. Rise up and be the light home. You were given the gift to see the truth. They will have an army of people that are like them and you are going to feel alone. However, your family in heaven stands beside you now. They are your strength and as countless as the stars. It is time to let go!


Your Guardian Angel”
Shannon L. Alder

Thomas Jefferson
“May it [American independence] be to the world, what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all,) the signal of arousing men to burst the chains under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings and security of self-government. That form which we have substituted, restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening, to the rights of man. The general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth, that the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately... These are grounds of hope for others. For ourselves, let the annual return of this day forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them.

[Letter to Roger C. Weightman on the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, 24 June 1826. This was Jefferson's last letter]”
Thomas Jefferson, Letters of Thomas Jefferson

Scott Lynch
“[W]hen you find yourself face to face with one [Bondsmage], you bow and scrape and mind your 'sirs' and 'madams.'"


'Nice bird, asshole,' said Locke.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

Patrick Henry
“A King, by disallowing Acts of this salutary nature, from being the father of his people, degenerated into a Tyrant and forfeits all rights to his subjects' obedience.”
Patrick Henry

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

Anthony Liccione
“The chains that break you, are the chains that make you. And the chains that make you, are the chains you break.”
Anthony Liccione

Friedrich Schiller
“The iron chain and the silken cord are both equally bonds.”
Friedrich von Schiller

Robert G. Ingersoll
“If the people of Europe had known as much of astronomy and geology when the bible was introduced among them, as they do now, there never could have been one believer in the doctrine of inspiration. If the writers of the various parts of the bible had known as much about the sciences as is now known by every intelligent man, the book never could have been written. It was produced by ignorance, and has been believed and defended by its author. It has lost power in the proportion that man has gained knowledge. A few years ago, this book was appealed to in the settlement of all scientific questions; but now, even the clergy confess that in such matters, it has ceased to speak with the voice of authority. For the establishment of facts, the word of man is now considered far better than the word of God. In the world of science, Jehovah was superseded by Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. All that God told Moses, admitting the entire account to be true, is dust and ashes compared to the discoveries of Descartes, Laplace, and Humboldt. In matters of fact, the bible has ceased to be regarded as a standard. Science has succeeded in breaking the chains of theology. A few years ago, Science endeavored to show that it was not inconsistent with the bible. The tables have been turned, and now, Religion is endeavoring to prove that the bible is not inconsistent with Science. The standard has been changed.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

Helen Keller
“For one wild, glad moment we snapped the chain that binds us to earth, and joining hands with the winds we felt ourselves divine.”
Helen Keller, The Story of My Life

Laurie Halse Anderson
“The best time to talk to ghosts is just before the sun comes up.”
Laurie Halse Anderson

Robert G. Ingersoll
“The history of man is simply the history of slavery, of injustice and brutality, together with the means by which he has, through the dead and desolate years, slowly and painfully advanced. He has been the sport and prey of priest and king, the food of superstition and cruel might. Crowned force has governed ignorance through fear. Hypocrisy and tyranny—two vultures—have fed upon the liberties of man. From all these there has been, and is, but one means of escape—intellectual development. Upon the back of industry has been the whip. Upon the brain have been the fetters of superstition. Nothing has been left undone by the enemies of freedom. Every art and artifice, every cruelty and outrage has been practiced and perpetrated to destroy the rights of man. In this great struggle every crime has been rewarded and every virtue has been punished. Reading, writing, thinking and investigating have all been crimes.

Every science has been an outcast.

All the altars and all the thrones united to arrest the forward march of the human race. The king said that mankind must not work for themselves. The priest said that mankind must not think for themselves. One forged chains for the hands, the other for the soul. Under this infamous regime the eagle of the human intellect was for ages a slimy serpent of hypocrisy.

The human race was imprisoned. Through some of the prison bars came a few struggling rays of light. Against these bars Science pressed its pale and thoughtful face, wooed by the holy dawn of human advancement. Bar after bar was broken away. A few grand men escaped and devoted their lives to the liberation of their fellows.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, The Liberty Of Man, Woman And Child

Amélie Nothomb
“الصينيون اخترعوا كلّ شيء ، وفكّروا في كلّ شيء ، وفهموا كلّ شيء .
والانكباب على دراسة الصين هو انكباب على دراسة الذكاء مجسّدا”
Amélie Nothomb, Biographie de la faim

Janet Fitch
“I was always mortified.Didn't they know they were tying thier mothers to the ground? Weren't chains ashamed of their prisoners?”
Janet Fitch, White Oleander

Ann Leckie
“I find forgiveness overrated. There are times and places when it’s appropriate. But not when the demand that you forgive is used to keep you in your place.”
Ann Leckie, Ancillary Sword


chains that hold me to the ground
chains that keep me solidly bound
chains that tether my heart to you
chains that only one truth...”
Muse, Enigmatic Evolution

Amit Ray
“Mindfulness is the art of breaking the chain - the chain of the negative thoughts, beliefs and the habit patterns.”
Amit Ray, Mindfulness Living in the Moment - Living in the Breath

Mladen Đorđević
“Who would have thought that freedom has the shape and weight of the chains?”
Mladen Đorđević, Svetioničar - Pomračenje

Lailah Gifty Akita
“There comes a moment, when you must not only call out but cry out to Jesus Christ to break your chains.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The power of Jesus Christ breaks the chains that binds us.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Only the power of Christ can loosen the chains.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Mehmet Murat ildan
“If you chain a free soul somewhere, you'll see those chains begin to melt quickly!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“give up these pretensions
they are like chains to your soul
save yourself from these chains
and live your life in simplicity”
Avijeet Das

Lailah Gifty Akita
“May your mind be captivated by the true words of Jesus Christ. The only truth that can set you free from all chains.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“There is freedom in being set free from all chains.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“if the world is upside down it doesn't really mean you have to go a long side with it.”
osazuwa godspower

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“God invites. Man indoctrinates. The former is an invitation to run the wilds of an eternity anticipated now in order to fully live there later. The latter is a set of chains that knows nothing of running, nor the space within which to do so.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Be careful that the decisions that you ‘make’ are not forging the chains that you cannot ‘unmake’ because those are the chains that will eventually ‘unmake’ you.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Chains get rusty. Either they merely need some soothing oil, and everything will run smoothly, or they need a game-change. There is no need to become aggressive neither to oneself nor to others. We only need the right decision and appropriate action. ("An egg every day")”
Erik Pevernagie

Laurie Halse Anderson
“My momma and poppa appeared from the shadows. They flew to me and wrapped their arms around me and cooled my face with their ghost tears.”
Laurie Halse Anderson
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