Independence Quotes And Sayings

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It matters enormously to a successful democratic society like ours that we have three branches of government, each with some independence and some control over the other two. That's set out in the Constitution.
~By Sandra Day O'Connor ~


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


Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week.
~By Victoria Woodhull ~


If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
~By Henry Ford ~


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


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


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


When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.
~By Warren Farrell ~


My vision is that our country should be integrated in the EU, to transfer a part of our independence there. It is also our duty to do it, if we want to establish trade and a sound economy. This is the vision that I am working on and I will continue to work in the future.
~By Ibrahim Rugova ~


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


Ethanol is a premier, high performance fuel. It has tremendous environmental benefits and is a key component to energy independence for our country.
~By Richard Lugar ~


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.
~By Jim Gerlach ~


In the economic sphere, the program demanded thorough decentralization and managerial independence of enterprises, as well as legalization of small-scale private enterprise, especially in the service sector.
~By Alexander Dubcek ~


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.
~By Norma Shearer ~


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.
~By John Adams ~


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.
~By Mel Gibson ~


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.
~By Malcolm Wallop ~


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.
~By Wynton Marsalis ~


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.
~By Edward Sapir ~


You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
~By Charles A. Beard ~


The great medley of Oregon and California emigrants, at their camps around Independence, had heard reports that several additional parties were on the point of setting out from St. Joseph's farther to the northward.
~By Francis Parkman ~


In the Steven F. Austin Colony, which was the first colony, Texans first established a provisional government in 1835 with the intention of writing a declaration of independence soon after.
~By Michael McCaul ~


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


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


I have to think of my status as a resident in this country. But I do insist that in Paraguay there was order; the judiciary had the power of complete independence; justice was fully exercised.
~By Alfredo Stroessner ~


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.
~By Sarah Vowell ~


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


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


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.
~By Henry Cabot Lodge ~


People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence.
~By Katharine 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.
~By Rosa Bonheur ~


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


It is the union of independence and dependence of these branches - legislative, executive and judicial - and of the governmental functions possessed by each of them, that constitutes the marvellous genius of this unrivalled document.
~By J. Reuben Clark ~


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


If the Constitution is worth anything, if the Declaration of Independence is worth anything, if the boys who died on the field of battle did not die in vain, fair employment practices are correct and necessary.
~By Dennis Chavez ~


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.
~By Henryk Sienkiewicz ~


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


Four hundred million in India, and millions everywhere, have told you, precisely, that the colored people are not going to die for anybody: they are going to die for their independence.
~By Paul Robeson ~


I knew that collaborating on songwriting would be difficult for a lot of people, because I was known very much, for my independence and the fact that I wrote these quirky songs that were not typical structure, not typical sound - you know, really original stuff.
~By Liz Phair ~


At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.
~By Booker T. Washington ~


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.
~By Bob Ney ~


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.
~By Michael McCaul ~


Injustice in the end produces independence.
~By Voltaire ~


In Congress, I am a strong supporter of the New Apollo Energy Act. This plan would help to establish our energy independence, create jobs, and provide cleaner, reliable, and more affordable energy.
~By Allyson Schwartz ~


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.
~By Kenny Marchant ~


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.
~By Frank Church ~


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.
~By Samuel P. Huntington ~


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


From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War, in spite of the participation of a considerable number of African states in the non-aligned movement, everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks.
~By Omar Bongo ~


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.
~By Ryszard Kapuscinski ~


All the Baltic countries have been steadfast in support of allies of the United States since they gained their independence following the fall of the Soviet Union and have continued to be supportive in the ongoing war on terror.
~By John Shimkus ~


Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.
~By Muhammad Ali Jinnah ~


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.
~By Judy Biggert ~


I really think we should pass a law in every state, I don't care whether it takes the independence away from an old person or not. You shouldn't be driving a car if you're over the age of 80. Maybe even less than that.
~By Evel Knievel ~


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.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


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


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.
~By Jay Inslee ~


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.
~By Samuel Dash ~


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.
~By Jenny Shipley ~


While Haiti has recently celebrated more than 200 years of independence from French colonial rule, the citizens of the island remain vulnerable to poverty, poor health, and political chaos.
~By Eliot Engel ~


George was getting alot of independence for himself in those days. He was writing more, and wanted things to go his way - where, when we first started things basically went John and Paul's way. You know, 'cuz they were the writers.
~By Ringo Starr ~


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


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.
~By Seth Low ~


We were environmentalists of the Teddy Roosevelt theory. We believed in separation of church and state. We believed in the independence of the Supreme Court not being subject to politicians.
~By Pete McCloskey ~


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


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


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.
~By Michael K. Simpson ~


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.
~By Boris Yeltsin ~


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


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


Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty.
~By Robert Casey ~


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.
~By Robin Wright Penn ~


One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered. One single duty imposes itself upon our wills: the duty of stubborn resistance.
~By King Albert II ~


I think it's a lovely idea, but it will not pass the Congress. I live in a world of realities. The policy of our country is that we can drill our way to independence. I think that's a march to folly.
~By Anna Eshoo ~


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.
~By Allen Weinstein ~


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.
~By Andrew Cuomo ~


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


Independence is happiness.
~By Susan B. Anthony ~


Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico's Independence Day.
~By Joe Baca ~


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


By the Declaration of Independence, dreaded by the foes an for a time doubtfully viewed by many of the friends of America, everything stood on a new and more respectable footing, both with regard to the operations of war or negotiations with foreign powers.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


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


The house of Austria has publicly used every effort to deprive the country of its legitimate Independence and Constitution, designing to reduce it to a level with the other provinces long since deprived of all freedom, and to unite all in a common sink of slavery.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


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.
~By Dan Lipinski ~


The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


Solitude is independence.
~By Hermann Hesse ~


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.
~By Dan Lipinski ~


I have always believed, heretofore, in the doctrines of the Declaration of Independence, that all men are born free and equal; but of late it appears that some men are born slaves, and I regret that they are not black, so all the world might know them.
~By Benjamin F. Wade ~


To the European immigrant - that is, to the aliens who have been converted into Americans by the advantages of American life - the Promise of America has consisted largely in the opportunity which it offered of economic independence and prosperity.
~By Herbert Croly ~


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


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.
~By Paul Ryan ~


We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty.
~By Charles Louis de Secondat Montesquieu ~


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.
~By Herbert Croly ~


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.
~By James W. Black ~


John Huston was a superb master. He knew how to make good films. I did three things with him. One is called Independence. It plays in Philadelphia, for free. It's been playing there for 25 years.
~By Eli Wallach ~


Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone.
~By Deborah Tannen ~


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


The hope of the nation which throughout the nineteenth century had not for a moment reconciled itself with the loss of independence, and fighting for its own freedom, fought at the same time for the freedom of other nations.
~By Lech Walesa ~


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

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