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Positive 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

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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm for economic independence.
- Charles Evers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
- Walter Annenberg

Solitude is independence.
- Hermann Hesse

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

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

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

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

Men say they love independence in a woman,
but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick.
- Candice Bergen

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

Journalists prize independence - not teamwork.
- Ken Auletta

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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