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Independence Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Independence

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Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis

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It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

I make my own choices.
I decide what I will and will not do.
I am proud of my independence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Independence of nation begins with independence of self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If money is your hope for independence,
you will never have it.
The only real security that
a man can have in this world
is a reserve of knowledge,
experience and ability.
- Henry Ford

Mad, adj.
Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
- Ambrose Bierce


 

Until women learn to want economic independence,
and until they work out a way to get this independence
without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood,
it seems to me feminism has no roots.
- Crystal Eastman

Solitude is independence.
- Hermann Hesse

Ethanol is a premier, high performance fuel.
It has tremendous environmental benefits and is a key
component to energy independence for our country.
- Richard Lugar

They had scarcely established themselves,
however, before another company of Jackson county citizens,
chiefly from around Independence, organized to drive them off.
- Cole Younger

Above all, film is a business...
Independence is a really cool thing as you can be a bit more bold,
and take a few more chances with what you do.
- Mel Gibson

The four cornerstones of character on which the structure
of this nation was built are:
Initiative,
Imagination, Individuality and Independence.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

Women today are dealing with both their independence
and also the fact that their lives are built around
finding and satisfying the romantic models we grew up with.
- Jane Campion

There is no dignity quite so impressive,
and no one independence quite so important,
as living within your means.
- Calvin Coolidge

Instead of being taught independence,
energy, and enterprise, our youth today is taught to look for security.
- B. Carroll Reece

Independence is not a whim or an ambition.
It is the necessary condition of our survival as an ethnic group.
- Aslan Maskhadov

True individual freedom cannot exist without economic
security and independence.
People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff
of which dictatorships are made.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

It took us in this country 11 years to get from the
Declaration of Independence to the Constitution.
- Mitch McConnell

Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism.
- Said Musa

The independence of the United States is not only more
precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics,
even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our
race economic independence.
- Booker T. Washington

To his doctrines I owe my great and glorious ambition
for the sex to which I proudly belong and whose independence
I shall defend until my dying day.
- Rosa Bonheur

Louis Braille created the code of raised dots for reading
and writing that bears his name and brings literacy,
independence, and productivity to the blind.
- Bob Ney

The morals of yesterday are no more.
They are as dead as the day they were lived.
Economic independence has put woman on exactly the same footing as man.
- Norma Shearer

To start with, for example this year,
2004, is the bicentennial of Haitian independence.
- Edwidge Danticat

The toddler craves independence, but he fears desertion.
- Dorothy Corkville Briggs

The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show.
Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that...
and all the glory of it.
- John Adams

As I said, men value their independence in a weird way,
above practically everything.
- George Weinberg

I think that there is a relatively small number of
people who are pushing for independence in Taiwan.
- Fred Thompson

Both of us are known for probably at times regrettable streak of independence.
- David Kay

Impatience is the mark of independence,
not of bondage.
- Marianne Moore

As we explore ways to bring price relief and bolster
our country's energy independence,
one significant energy source has emerged as a potential solution,
hydrogen fuel cells.
- Dan Lipinski

Terrorism is a big danger to Pakistan's independence.
We will fight this danger for the sake of independence
of Pakistan and will defeat it at all levels.
- Shaukat Aziz

I think that you have to do everything you can do to
empower girls when they are young,
from their education, to their successful independence,
to their sexual self-knowledge.
- Susie Bright

It's no accident that my first novel was called Americana.
This was a private declaration of independence,
a statement of my intention to use the whole picture,
the whole culture.
- Don DeLillo

Swaziland is a small part of south-east Africa,
the last country in the continent to gain its independence.
- Richard Grant

Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration
of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature's God,
not from government.
- Paul Ryan

Joe Smith and Brigham Young laid out Independence,
but very soon thereafter enough citizens of the county
collected to drive them off,
after several stubborn fights.
- Cole Younger

My mother gave me a sense of independence,
a sense of total confidence that we could do whatever it was we set out to do.
That's how we were raised.
- Robin Wright Penn

It is wrong to try to avoid the struggle against imperialism
under the pretext that independence and revolution are important,
but that peace is still more precious.
- Kim Il Sung

The second is the damage to the credibility and independence
of a free press which may be caused by covert relationships with the U.S.
journalists and media organizations.
- Frank Church

We must do our utmost to preserve our British ally's
strategic independence from Europe.
- Richard Perle

Without moral and intellectual independence,
there is no anchor for national independence.
- David Ben-Gurion

When women hold off from marrying men,
we call it independence.
When men hold off from marrying women,
we call it fear of commitment.
- Warren Farrell

I know of no country in which there is so little independence
of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

I was allowed to wander where I could.
Here is a case in which you search for your independence
and allow something creative to come out of that.
- George Woodcock

Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.
- Tom Allen

In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence
hangs on schoolroom walls,
but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.
- Howard Zinn

If you are going to have to play defense all the time,
you cannot have the kind of ingenuity,
assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which
is what has made our country strong.
- Arlen Specter

Because we fear the responsibility for our actions,
we have allowed ourselves to develop the mentality of slaves.
Contrary to the stirring sentiments of the Declaration of Independence,
we now pledge "our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor"
not to one another for our mutual protection, but to the state,
whose actions continue to exploit, despoil, and destroy us.
- Butler D. Shaffer

People seem to think that life began with the achievement
of personal independence.
- Katharine Anthony

I'm for economic independence.
- Charles Evers

The fact is that we cannot drill our way to independence.
We cannot drill our way to freedom, and we cannot drill
our way to create jobs in this country.
- Jay Inslee

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the
roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
- Denis Waitley

My main mistake was to have made an ancient people
advance by forced marches toward independence,
health, culture, affluence, comfort.
- Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers.
- Gerald F. Lieberman

Let it be immediately added, however,
that this economic independence and prosperity has
always been absolutely associated in the American mind
with free political institutions.
- Herbert Croly

One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered.
One single duty imposes itself upon our wills:
the duty of stubborn resistance.
- King Albert II

I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
- Walter Annenberg

Robert Treat Paine was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
- Treat Williams

The beauty of independence, departure,
actions that rely on themselves.
- Walt Whitman

True independence is not a gift to be received.
It can't be a hand-out to people.
It must be an achievement by the people.
- Jimmy Yen

But the French writers always had more originality
and independence than others,
and that regulator, which elsewhere was religion,
long since ceased to exist for them.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

Hungary is, in a word, in a state of WAR against the Hapsburg dynasty,
a war of legitimate defence, by which alone it can
ever regain independence and freedom.
- Lajos Kossuth

In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence,
then a recognition of interdependence.
- Henry Van Dyke

If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday,
think again.
Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.
- Tony Snow

We cannot forget that our flag received its first foreign
salute from a Dutch officer,
nor that the Province of Friesland gave to our independence
its first formal recognition.
- Seth Low

It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God
it shall be my dying sentiment,
independence now and independence forever.
- Daniel Webster

The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness.
- Rutherford B. Hayes

Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence.
He was a means to an end.
- Walt Disney


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