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Motivational Independence Quotes

May these quotes about Independence inspire and motivate you.

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

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

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

True independence is not a gift to be received.
It can't be a hand-out to people.
It must be an achievement by the people.
- Jimmy Yen


 

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

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

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


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

Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism.
- Said Musa

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

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

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

I'm for economic independence.
- Charles Evers

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

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.
- John Adams

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

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

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

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.
- Robert Toombs

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.
- Allen Weinstein

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.
- Paul Ryan

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

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

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.
- Felix Adler

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.
- Norma Shearer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Don DeLillo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.
- Susie Bright

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

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

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

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

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.
- Seth Low

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

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.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

To start with, for example this year,
2004, is the bicentennial of Haitian independence.
- Edwidge Danticat

Injustice in the end produces independence.
- Voltaire

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.
- 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.
- Dan Lipinski

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

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

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.
- Hun Sen

There is no dignity quite so impressive,
and no one independence quite so important,
as living within your means.
- Calvin Coolidge

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

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.
- Jay Inslee

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.
- Mel Gibson

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

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.
- Jane Campion

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.
- Frank Church

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.
- Emma Bonino


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