There is a phrase that is often used to describe the world in which we live, “life is not fair.”

This saying rings true in many situations, one of which is the idea that nothing in life comes for free.

To get something, often somebody has to give up something else. For example, in order to have a good education, one must work hard and spend many hours in school.

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In order to be successful in a career, an individual often has to put in long hours and dedicate themselves to their job.

This isn’t to say that it’s impossible to get something for free, but rather that it’s usually not easy.

I have curated some of the best ‘Nothing is Free’ quotes, sayings and captions for you to read and share with others.


Nothing is Free Quotes

If you have nothing, you are free to choose among dreams and fantasies. ~ Doris Lessing.

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Nothing comes free. Nothing. Not even good, especially not good. ~ Lyndon B. Johnson.

Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance. ~ Michel de Montaigne.

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I always wanted to do my best. I got nothing free, I had to work hard. ~ Greta Garbo.

Sometimes, I wish we were all amateurs again. I’d play for nothing. Ab-so-lute-ly free. But that’s not the system. ~ Dan Marino.

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I wanted nothing for free. Nothing came for free at our place anyway. ~ Markus Zusak.

We will be ourselves and free, or die in the attempt. Harriet Tubman was not our great-grandmother for nothing. ~ Alice Walker.

No man is so good as to be free from all evil, nor so bad as to be worth nothing. ~ Michael Crichton.

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Nothing in life is free, you always pay in the end. ~ Wayne Static.

Nothing is more certainly written in the book of fate than that these people are to be free. ~ Thomas Jefferson.

Best Nothing is Free Quotes

In life, nothing is free. For example, when you want to watch a movie, you have to pay for it. You have to buy the ticket. Another example is when you want to eat at a restaurant, you have to pay for your food.

The sky is a free asset in design, and nothing unnecessary should be planted that takes away the sky. ~ Rachel Lambert Mellon.

I never did anything for free. Other than dancing in clubs. I give that away for nothing. ~ Vince Vaughn.

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I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis.

Libertarians know that a free country has nothing to fear from anyone coming in or going out – while a welfare state is scared to death of poor people coming in and rich people getting out. ~ Harry Browne.

To know how to free oneself is nothing; the arduous thing is to know what to do with one’s freedom. ~ Andre Gide.

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Nothing ain’t worth nothing but it’s free. ~ Kris Kristofferson.

A free soul ought not to pursue any study slavishly, for nothing that is learned under compulsion stays with the mind. ~ Socrates.

Powerful Nothing is Free Quotes

Carrying a grudge is difficult work that brings nothing of value. Forgive, and be free. ~ Ralph Marston.

The universe shrank to Curran and his pain. I had to break him free. Nothing else mattered. ~ Ilona Andrews.

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Nothing is free. You got to pay to be in society. First you start with homework. ~ Mel Brooks.

Nothing can stop a living thing that wants to be free. ~ Aravind Adiga.

To feel free, hide nothing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan.

What is the point of having free speech if you have nothing to say? ~ John Hagee.

Free form jazz means absolutely nothing to me. Because there are no boundaries. ~ Jon Lord.

When you face your fears, you are free of them. There’s nothing in the world I need to hide from again.~ Daphne Zuniga.

I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free. ~ Inscription on Kazantakis’s tomb in Heraklion, Greece.

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We carve out risk-free lives where nothing happens. ~ James Hillman.

Mankind has a free will; but it is free to milk cows and to build houses, nothing more. ~ Martin Luther.

Nothing is free. Everything has to be paid for. For every profit in one thing, payment in some other thing. For every life, a death. Even your music, of which we have heard so much, that had to be paid for. Your wife was the payment for your music. Hell is now satisfied. ~ Ted Hughes.

Famous Nothing is Free Quotes

Since I essentially knew nothing, I had an almost completely free choice. ~ Francis Crick.

Salvation is all grace, which means, free, gratis, for nothing. ~ Charles Spurgeon.

Love flies, runs, and rejoices; it is free and nothing can hold it back. ~ Thomas A. Kempis.

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Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything. ~ Floyd Dell.

I have no lucky charm. I am 100 percent superstition-free, and I take nothing for granted. ~ Jeff Bridges.

The capacity to get free is nothing; the capacity to be free is the task. ~ Andre Gide.

Nothing’s free and only the cheaper things can be bought with money. ~ S.M. Stirling.

You free. Nothing and nobody is obliged to save you but you. ~ Toni Morrison.

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To be free, a man must be free of his brothers. That is freedom. This and nothing else. ~ Ayn Rand.

Be so free that nothing more than your future can distract your attention. ~ Michael Bassey Johnson.

Top Nothing is Free Quotes

So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find someone to worship. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky.

Nothing is ever free even a torn and worn underwear. ~ M.F. Moonzajer.

Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free. ~ Paulo Coelho.

The individual who is mistake-free is also probably sitting around doing nothing. And that is a very big mistake. ~ John Wooden.

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You’re not free, unless you come to the place where you have nothing to prove. ~ Joyce Meyer.

Dreams cost nothing. They are free. The hard part is just keeping them going. ~ Sylvester Stallone.

When people decide they want to be free, there is nothing that can stop them. ~ Desmond Tutu.

The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. ~ Socrates.

He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero.

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Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent. ~ Mike Tyson.

I’m never gonna stop the rain by complaining, because I’m free, nothing’s worrying me. ~ B. J. Thomas.

Popular Nothing is Free Quotes

Nothing good came free. Even love. You paid for all things. And if you were poor, suffering was your currency. ~ Khaled Hosseini.

Nothing of value is free. Even the breath of life is purchased at birth only through gasping effort and pain. ~ Robert A. Heinlein.

Running allows me to set my mind free. Nothing seems impossible, nothing unattainable. ~ Kara Goucher.

There’s nothing wrong with the free-enterprise system. But it has to have some compassion. ~ Jim McDermott.

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Nothing in life and nothing that we do is risk-free. ~ Ken Salazar.

When love is a theory, it’s safe, it’s free of risk. But love in the brain changes nothing. ~ Bob Goff.

He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back. ~ Henri Matisse.


So these were the 60 quotes about Nothing is Free.

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