Bondage Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bondage quotes, bondage sayings, and bondage proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The bondage we are born into is the bondage we cannot see. Verily, freedom is little more than the ignorance of tyranny. Live long enough, and you will see: Men resent not the whip so much as the hand that wields it.     

R. Scott Bakker

We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination.     

Nelson Mandela

Even a second of freedom is worth more than a lifetime of bondage.

James Frey

Being aware of the bondage is enough to free you from its clutches.

Mata Amritanandamayi

Bondage is when the mind longs for something, grieves about something, rejects something, holds on to something, is pleased about something or displeased about something.     

Ashṭāvakra

Familiarize yourself with the chains of bondage and you prepare your own limbs to wear them.     

Abraham Lincoln

There is only one decision you need to make: You are either working at your Freedom or you are accepting your bondage.

Robert Adams

A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind.

Mary Wollstonecraft

Bondage is hoarse, and may not speak aloud.

William Shakespeare

When you are born into bondage you can't see the prison.

Bryant McGill

Bondage is subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes.     

W. Clement Stone

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.     

Aldous Huxley

Whoever is not tied to possessions, clinging neither to body nor mind, is never in bondage.

Thích Nhat Hanh

True freedom, which is full joy, is the complete recognition of law and adaptation to it. Bondage comes from ignorance of law or opposition to it.     

John Andreas Widtsoe

The individual who has to justify his existence by his own efforts is in eternal bondage to himself.

Eric Hoffer