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Independence Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Independence.

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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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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

Self-determination could mean independence,
confederacy, federal and autonomy.
- Jalal Talabani

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve
success or financial independence after the chief reason
for which we sought it has passed away.
- Ellen Glasgow

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

We are totally committed to ending partition and to
creating the conditions for unity and independence.
- Gerry Adams

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

Declaring independence was the most traumatic decision I had to live up to.
Because I didn't want to do it.
- Ian Smith

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

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

Perhaps a hundred people assembled one evening,
May 15, 1876, at the time when the country was celebrating
the hundredth anniversary of its political independence.
- Felix Adler

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

Solitude is independence.
- Hermann Hesse

The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting
freedom and independence for all its members.
- Harry S. Truman

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

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

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

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

Let me reassure that the Kingdom of Cambodia a country with independence,
neutrality, peace, freedom, democracy and human rights as you all have seen,
shall be existing with no end.
- Hun Sen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm for economic independence.
- Charles Evers

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

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

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

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

I've always wanted to be my own person and stand by
the things I believe in and I thought I might lose
that independence if I ran for political office.
- Samuel Dash

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

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

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

Nationality is the miracle of political independence;
race is the principle of physical analogy.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution,
the Civil War-when I really think about them they all
seem about as likely as the parting of the Red Sea.
- Sarah Vowell

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

Since achieving their independence in 1992,
the people of Croatia have built a democratic society
based on the rule of law,
respect for human rights, and a free market economy.
- Elton Gallegly

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries
in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability.
- Omar Bongo

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

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

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

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

Injustice in the end produces independence.
- Voltaire

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

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


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