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Free Spirit Quotes: TAoL’s BEST Quotes on Being Free

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.

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My TOP 18 Free Spirit Quotes

These free spirit quotes come from The Art of Living's growing central library of thoughts, anecdotes, notes, and inspirational quotes.

Here are my top 18 free spirit quotes of all time...

1. "The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised." - Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale was an American minister and author best known for his writing on positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking.

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2. "There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally." - Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ruiz is a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts.

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3. "The happiness of those who want to be popular depends on others; the happiness of those who seek pleasure fluctuates with moods outside their control; but the happiness of the wise grows out of their own free acts." - Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius 26 April 121 – 17 March 180) was a Roman emperor from 161 to 180, a Stoic philosopher and the last of the rulers known as the Five Good Emperors.

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4. "You will never know true freedom until you achieve financial freedom." - Robert Kiyosaki

Robert Kiyosaki is an American businessman and author best known for his internationally bestselling book, Rich Dad Poor Dad.

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5. "Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then becomes the rightful master of himself." - James Allen

James Allen: Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then becomes the rightful master of himself.

James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement.

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6. "Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace, be still!”" - James Allen

James Allen: Self-control is strength; Right Thought is mastery; Calmness is power. Say unto your heart, “Peace, be still!”

James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement.

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7. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." - C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis: You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

C. S. Lewis was a British writer and lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963).

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8. "No matter what happens, always be yourself... Nothing can bring you peace but yourself." - Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie was an American writer and lecturer and a developer of courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills.

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9. "There are three motives for which we live; we live for the body, we live for the mind, we live for the soul. No one of these is better or holier than the other; all are alike desirable, and no one of the three - body, mind, or soul - can live fully if either of the others is cut short of full life and expression." - Wallace D. Wattles

Wallace D. Wattles was an American New Thought writer whose writing has been widely quoted and remains in print in the New Thought and self-help movements.

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10. "If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person doesn't walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with him or her. Walking away may hurt for a while, but your heart will eventually heal. Then you can choose what you really want. You will find that you don't need to trust others as much as you need to trust yourself to make the right choices." - Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ruiz is a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts.

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11. "I will no longer allow anyone to manipulate my mind and control my life in the name of love." - Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ruiz is a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts.

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12. "God is life. God is life in action. The best way to say, "I love you, God," is to live your life doing your best. The best way to say, "Thank you, God," is by letting go of the past and living in the present moment, right here and now. Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. When you surrender and let go of the past, you allow yourself to be fully alive in the moment. Letting go of the past means you can enjoy the dream that is happening right now." - Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ruiz is a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts.

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13. "Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art." - Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ruiz is a Mexican author of Toltec spiritualist and neoshamanistic texts.

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14. "Creativity is intelligence having fun." -

: Creativity is intelligence having fun.
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15. "Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way... It is this spiritual freedom – which cannot be taken away – that makes life meaningful and purposeful." - Viktor E. Frankl

Viktor E. Frankl (26 March 1905 – 2 September 1997) was an Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor best known for his book Man's Search for Meaning.

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16. "Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!" - Viktor E. Frankl

Viktor E. Frankl (26 March 1905 – 2 September 1997) was an Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, philosopher, author, and Holocaust survivor best known for his book Man's Search for Meaning.

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17. "Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second's encounter with God and with eternity." - Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist whose novel, The Alchemist, has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide and is the all-time best-selling book by a Brazilian writer.

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18. "Real love... is emotional in nature but not obsessional. It is a love that unites reason and emotion. It involves an act of the will and requires discipline, and it recognizes the need for personal growth." - Gary Chapman

Gary Chapman (born January 10, 1938) is an American author and radio talk show host best known for his best selling book, The 5 Love Languages, and its follow up series.

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Arthur Worsley
I founded TAoL to discover and share the best wisdom on how to live long and prosper. Before that I studied Psychology, Philosophy & Physiology at Oxford and consulted at McKinsey. Still curious? Learn more or take my FREE productivity quiz.

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