William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth, (1770-1850) English Romantic poet

William Wordsworth Quote

“Man free, man working for himself, with choice of time, place, and object.”

William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
~ William Wordsworth

The Prelude, 1805

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

Absolutely! even if those choices of time, place, and object are executed 9 to 5 with a shovel.

Waffler, Smith, Arkansas

Nice to make some money so you can go to a nice restaurant once in awhile.

Bryan Morton, Stuart, FL

I like the "working for himself" part. To me that doesn't automatically infer selfishness, only the freedom to choose whether or not and with whom he will be charitable. A man who is taxed by government is not free. He is enslaved, and the fruits of his labor are not his own.

E Archer, NYC

Sweet. No adornment necessary.

Crystal, Pittsburgh, PA

That's pure freedom, because freedom takes responsibility,even for "chosen time, place and object".

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RobertSRQ    6/30/08

Indeed! Indeed! while we "contrive to survive" (who said that guy's?) it will remain a dream. Of course ther are those taht do but there is 95% (may be higher) that don't. To have freedom you must first have discipline


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