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Independence Quotes

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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

Related topics: Government Political Values

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

Throughout the day no time for memorandums now.
Go ahead!
Liberty and independence forever.
- Davy Crockett

Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts.
- Stephen Breyer

I want to emphasize the fact that the independence
of Kosovo should and will be recognized.
- Ibrahim Rugova

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

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

Many a revolution started with the actions of a few.
Only 56 men signed the Declaration of Independence.
A few hanging together can lead a nation to change.
- Wynton Marsalis

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

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

After so much suffering, after enduring so much sacrifice,
sanctioned and embraced by our people,
what is it that the people of East Timor expect as
a result of independence?
- Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao

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

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

Injustice in the end produces independence.
- Voltaire

I'm for economic independence.
- Charles Evers

The policy of the house of Austria, which aimed at
destroying the independence of Hungary as a state,
has been pursued unaltered for three hundred years.
- Lajos Kossuth

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

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

What happened in America in the 1860s was a war of secession,
a war of independence, no different in principle from
what happened in America in the 1770s and 1780s.
- L. Neil Smith

The Platform for Action gives due emphasis to the fact
that women globally have continued to have insufficient
access to the resources necessary to achieve economic independence.
- Jenny Shipley

I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
- Walter Annenberg

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

The independence of the economic sphere was a tenet
of faith with Liberalism.
- Francis Parker Yockey

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

I play a curator, the most American part you can think of.
My work is to protect the Declaration of Independence.
I work at the National Archives in Washington.
- Diane Kruger

Mr. Speaker, high natural gas prices and the summer
spike in gasoline prices serve as a stark reminder
that the path to energy independence is a long and arduous one.
- Judy Biggert

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

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

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

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

Russia also declared its independence.
This was approved by the Supreme Soviet,
and you know and remember that there was the Declaration
on the Independence of Russia.
- Boris Yeltsin

I remember that during the period leading up to independence in Angola in 1975,
I was the only correspondent there at all for three months.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

The fact is, we cannot drill our way to oil independence.
- Carl Pope

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

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

The Vietnamese people deeply love independence,
freedom and peace.
But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up,
united as one man.
- Ho Chi Minh

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

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

There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.
- Will Rogers

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

Journalists prize independence - not teamwork.
- Ken Auletta

In July, 1892, fate suddenly granted me financial independence.
- Carl Spitteler

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

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

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

Besides, we had a large debt, contracted at home and
abroad in our War of Independence;
therefore the great power of taxation was conferred upon this Government.
- Robert Toombs

I've always been an independent person,
but that independence was in the setting of security.
- Patricia Heaton

Our forbears worked hard this difficult land,
and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency.
- James H. Douglas

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.
- Brigham Young

Independence doesn't mean you decide the way you want.
- Stephen Breyer

In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers sought to
secure our independence and the liberties that remain
the foundation of our nation today.
- Doc Hastings

Men spend their whole lives showing that they're strong and silent.
They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect.
- George Weinberg

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

Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence.
It continues to make us unequal.
- Will Durant

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

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

I think the girl who is able to earn her own living
and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth.
The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
- Susan B. Anthony

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

Originality is independence, not rebellion;
it is sincerity,
not antagonism.
- George Henry Lewes

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

Independence is all very well, but we animals never
allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a certain limit;
and that limit you've reached.
- Kenneth Grahame

No one was either Tory or Whig; it was either dependence or independence.
- Caesar Rodney

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

Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous
independence and a devotion to the laws and principles
which govern the responsibilities of the office.
- Allen Weinstein


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