Independence Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Independence

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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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Freedom of religion is a principle that is central to our Nation's Declaration of Independence. Congress has taken this positive step to protect our freedom to express allegiance to America's flag and the ideals it represents.
~By Ron Lewis ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Injustice in the end produces independence.
~By Voltaire ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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.
~By Arlen Specter ~


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


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 ~


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


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 one thing that the President can do is to establish a real energy independence plan. We have all the recources we need right here in this country to establish energy independence if we had the leadership.
~By Herman Cain ~


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


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


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 Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man.
~By Ho Chi Minh ~


It's no accident that my first novel was called Americana. This was a private declaration of independence, a statement of my intention to use the whole picture, the whole culture.
~By Don DeLillo ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 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 ~


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


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 ~


A superfluity of wealth, and a train of domestic slaves, naturally banish a sense of general liberty, and nourish the seeds of that kind of independence that usually terminates in aristocracy.
~By Mercy Otis Warren ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Instead of being taught independence, energy, and enterprise, our youth today is taught to look for security.
~By B. Carroll Reece ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Independence is all very well, but we animals never allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a certain limit; and that limit you've reached.
~By Kenneth Grahame ~


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


What happened in America in the 1860s was a war of secession, a war of independence, no different in principle from what happened in America in the 1770s and 1780s.
~By L. Neil Smith ~


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


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


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 ~


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 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 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 ~


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 ~


We shall never be understood or respected by the English until we carry our individuality to extremes, and by asserting our independence, become of sufficient consequence in their eyes to merit a closer study than they have hitherto accorded us.
~By Henry Lawson ~

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