Independence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Independence

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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 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 ~


A declaration of the independence of America, and the sovereignty of the United STates was drawn by the ingenious and philosophic pen of Thomas Jefferson, Esquire, a delegate from the state of Virginia.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


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


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.
~By Paul Gillmor ~


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


You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man's initiative and independence.
~By Abraham Lincoln ~


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.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


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 ~


After so much suffering, after enduring so much sacrifice, sanctioned and embraced by our people, what is it that the people of East Timor expect as a result of independence?
~By Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao ~


The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
~By Pope John Paul II ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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.
~By Louis D. Brandeis ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 think that you have to do everything you can do to empower girls when they are young, from their education, to their successful independence, to their sexual self-knowledge.
~By Susie Bright ~


I saw clearly how those who saved the state so heroically and courageously in the War of Independence would be capable of bringing a catastrophe upon it if they are given the chance in normal times.
~By Moshe Sharett ~


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 ~


A spirit, breathing the language of independence, is natural to Englishmen, few of whom are disposed to brook compulsion, or submit to the dictates of others, when not softened by reason, or tempered with kindness.
~By Joseph Lancaster ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The independence of the economic sphere was a tenet of faith with Liberalism.
~By Francis Parker Yockey ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


Journalists prize independence - not teamwork.
~By Ken Auletta ~


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


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 ~


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


I was allowed to wander where I could. Here is a case in which you search for your independence and allow something creative to come out of that.
~By George Woodcock ~


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 ~


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 ~


Could I say that the reason that I am here today, you know, from the mouth of the State Department itself, is: I should not be allowed to travel because I have struggled for years for the independence of the colonial peoples of Africa.
~By Paul Robeson ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


The official independence celebration was going to be held over four or five days, and a group of journalists from all over the world was allowed to fly in, because Angola was closed otherwise.
~By Ryszard Kapuscinski ~


Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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.
~By Felix Adler ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Valerie Jarrett ~


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


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.
~By Elton Gallegly ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


Independence is happiness.
~By Susan B. Anthony ~


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.
~By Crystal Eastman ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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.
~By Hun Sen ~


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 ~

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