Independence Quotes

Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath. - Mary Wollstonecraft

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

 

Independence is happiness. - Susan B. Anthony

 

The last time I checked, the Constitution said, 'of the people, by the people and for the people.' That's what the Declaration of Independence says. - William Jefferson 'Bill' Clinton

 

The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought. - Emma Goldman

 

Independence now: and Independence forever. - Daniel Webster

 

It is very easy in the world to live by the opinion of the world. It is very easy in solitude to be self-centred. But the finished man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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

 

Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good. (The Rights of Man) - Thomas Paine

 

The price for independence is often isolation and solitude. - Steve Schmidt

 

Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath. - Mary Wollstonecraft

 

Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent. - Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort

 

It's easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing -- that's the Lord's test. - Mahalia Jackson

 

The possession of land seems to be a greater gratification to the pride and independence of men.-George Richards Minot

 

The Recovery plan will put money in the pockets of the American worker, create and save millions of new jobs and invest in crucial areas such as health care, education, energy independence and a new infrastructure.-Valerie Jarrett

 

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

 

The speed of movement towards independence will depend on Kosovo demonstrating that it is capable of treating minorities well. We have not always seen that.-Emma Bonino

 

The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti.-Jean-Bertrand Aristide

 

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

 

The ultimate end is a nation that lies under the concept of the Declaration of Indepen dence. The Declaration of Independence is such an extraordinary statement - it was designed by people skeptical of government, local or national, but in particular national.-Malcolm Wallop

 

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

 

The United States form a young republic, a confederacy which ought ever to be cemented by a union of interests and affection, under the influence of those principles which obtained their independence.-Mercy Otis Warren

 

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

 

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

 

The vote, cast in a free atmosphere and with all inclinations and parties at present, was after all a vote to the Islamic Republic, to national independence, to the Constitution and to the Islamic causes.-Ayatollah Khamenei

 

The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King's College, London.-James W. Black

 

There can be no argument about the Lone Star State's significant contributions to American history, and we must remember the actions and the sacrifices of those who made Texas independence a reality.-Michael McCaul

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

They tell me that it will be hard to find a man strong enough to love my own strength and independence, and not worry about being Mr. Diana Ross, but I disagree. I know absolutely that that man is somewhere out there.-Diana Ross

 

This year, as we celebrate the 230th anniversary of America's independence, please remember the symbols that are sacred to this country. Fly Old Glory high and show your respect and admiration for this great nation and the values we hold dear.-Kenny Marchant

 

Pharmaceuticals have become an increasingly important part of modern medicine, and our seniors shouldn't have to worry about whether they can afford the medicines they need to stay healthy and maintain their independence.-Michael K. Simpson

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea.-Bernhard von Bulow

 

Solitude is independence.-Hermann Hesse

 

Standing, as I believe the United States stands for humanity and civilization, we should exercise every influence of our great country to put a stop to that war which is now raging in Cuba and give to that island once more peace, liberty, and independence.-Henry Cabot Lodge

 

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

 

Tens of thousands of brave Americans died to break the chains of British tyranny so that the principles of our Declaration of Independence could take fold and flourish in the birth of a new nation.-Jim Gerlach

 

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 attitude of independence toward a constructed language which all national speakers must adopt is really a great advantage, because it tends to make man see himself as the master of language instead of its obedient servant.-Edward Sapir

 

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

 

The beliefs expressed in the Declaration of Independence remain a standard for our nation today. They also remain a standard for those nations across the globe striving to achieve democracy.-Paul Gillmor

 

The British were white, English, and Protestant, just as we were. They had to have some other basis on which to justify independence, and happily they were able to formulate the inalienable truths set forth in the Declaration.-Samuel P. Huntington

 

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

 

The Declaration of Independence is a sacred part of American history.-Paul Gillmor

 

The Declaration of Independence says when government fails, the people have the right to replace it. Well, New York State government has failed and the people have the right, indeed the people have the the people have the obligation, to act.-Andrew Cuomo

 

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 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

 
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