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Independence Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Independence

Please enjoy these Independence Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

 

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

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

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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

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

Independence is happiness.
- Susan B. Anthony

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
- Walter Gilbert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
- Walter Annenberg

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

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

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

The new electronic independence re-creates the world
in the image of a global village.
- Marshall McLuhan

Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.
- Ho Chi Minh

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

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

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

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

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

Journalists prize independence - not teamwork.
- Ken Auletta

I am dying, but with a strong hope and persuasion that
my country will gain her independence.
- David Wooster

The hydrogen powered car, with its high fuel mileage and zero emission rate,
is just one example of the products under development
that will help increase our energy independence.
- Dan Lipinski

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

There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes
place in a civilized manner.
We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom.
- Mahmoud Abbas

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

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

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

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

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

I'm for economic independence.
- Charles Evers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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