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Wise Quotes about Independence

May you find great value in these Independence quotes and sayings.

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.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Related topics: Government Political Values

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

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

I make my own choices.
I decide what I will and will not do.
I am proud of my independence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Independence of nation begins with independence of self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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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.
- Crystal Eastman

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

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.
- George Woodcock

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

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

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

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

Men spend their whole lives showing that they're strong and silent.
They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect.
- George Weinberg

Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.
- Tom Allen

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

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve
success or financial independence after the chief reason
for which we sought it has passed away.
- Ellen Glasgow

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

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.
- Diane Kruger

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

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

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

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.
- Arlen Specter

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.
- Judy Biggert

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.
- Kim Il Sung

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

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.
- Brigham Young

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

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.
- Samuel Dash

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?
- Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao

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

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

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

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.
- Rosa Bonheur

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

Journalists prize independence - not teamwork.
- Ken Auletta

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.
- Dan Lipinski

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.
- Robin Wright Penn

The policy of the house of Austria, which aimed at
destroying the independence of Hungary as a state,
has been pursued unaltered for three hundred years.
- Lajos Kossuth

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

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

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

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

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.
- Cole Younger

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

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

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.
- Dan Lipinski

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.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

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

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

I'm for economic independence.
- Charles Evers

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

Throughout the day no time for memorandums now.
Go ahead!
Liberty and independence forever.
- Davy Crockett

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

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

Injustice in the end produces independence.
- Voltaire

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

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

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

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

In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence
hangs on schoolroom walls,
but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.
- Howard Zinn

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.
- Susan B. Anthony

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Bob Ney

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

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


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