Independence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Independence

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On this day, so full for Americans of thoughts connected with their National Independence, we may not forget that Americans have yet other grounds for gratitude to the people of the Netherlands.
~By Seth Low ~


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.
~By Jean-Bertrand Aristide ~


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 ~


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 know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


A majority in all parties do, I think, want to see local government recover its old vigour and independence.
~By Ferdinand Mount ~


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 ~


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 ~


I was born with a fierce need for independence.
~By Michelle Williams ~


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.
~By Kim Il Sung ~


The fact that the price of gasoline has declined some in recent weeks must not allow Americans to be lulled into a false sense of security. Energy independence must rank along with border security as the top priorities of the United States.
~By Virgil Goode ~


I can assure you, that the gallant hearts that throb beneath its sacred folds, will only be content, when this glorious banner is planted first and foremost in the coming struggle for out independence.
~By John B. Hood ~


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


A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.
~By James H. Douglas ~


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 ~


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.
~By Cole Younger ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


We must remember that the people for whom this change represents a first taste of freedom and a new and brighter future did not allow their resolution to falter, no matter how great the suffering by which they bought this independence.
~By Hjalmar Branting ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


NATO believes it can pick on a small nation and force us to surrender our independence. And that is where NATO miscalculated. You are not willing to sacrifice lives to achieve our surrender. But we are willing to die to defend our rights as an independent sovereign nation.
~By Slobodan Milosevic ~


I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
~By Walter Annenberg ~


Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values.
~By Samuel Dash ~


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 ~


In the over two centuries since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, millions of Americans have bravely served our nation in uniform so that all generations can continue to enjoy those same liberties.
~By Doc Hastings ~


Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.
~By Tom Allen ~


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 ~


In the late afternoons and early evenings, the crowd is easily over 1 million. That many people simply can't fit in Independence Square. The demonstration spills in to the streets for several blocks.
~By Bob Schaffer ~


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 ~


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.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


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


For the first half of this century, High Court judges have been cautious to the point of timidity in expressing any criticism of governmental action; the independence of the judiciary has been of a decidedly subordinate character.
~By Ferdinand Mount ~


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 ~


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.
~By Diana Ross ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Besides, we had a large debt, contracted at home and abroad in our War of Independence; therefore the great power of taxation was conferred upon this Government.
~By Robert Toombs ~


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.
~By Susan B. Anthony ~


I will for ever, at all hazards, assert the dignity, independence, and integrity of the English bar; without which, impartial justice, the most valuable part of the English constitution, can have no existence.
~By Thomas Erskine ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Perhaps my problem in marriage-and it is the problem of many women-was to want both intimacy and independence. It is a difficult line to walk, yet both needs are important to a marriage.
~By Hedy Lamarr ~


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


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


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


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 ~


Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism.
~By Said Musa ~


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 ~


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 ~


Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.
~By Walt Disney ~


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


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.
~By Emma Bonino ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Independence is happiness.
~By Susan B. Anthony ~


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


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.
~By Bernhard von Bulow ~


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.
~By Mahmoud Abbas ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Jane Campion ~


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 ~


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


We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways.
~By John Desmond Bernal ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Diane Kruger ~


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.
~By Ayatollah Khamenei ~


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


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 ~


Well, you know, Thomas Jefferson, who was the author of the Declaration of Independence said he wouldn't have any atheists in his cabinet because atheists wouldn't swear an oath to God. That was Jefferson and we have never had any Muslims in the cabinet.
~By Pat Robertson ~

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