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I always showed myself in the face of day, asserting the liberty and independence of my country, while some others, like owls, courted concealment and were too much afraid of losing their roosts to leave them for such a cause. William Wallace

My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence. Charlize Theron

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

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





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

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The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison. James Cash Penney

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. Paul Robeson

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Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. Malcolm Forbes

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

What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes. Marcus Tullius Cicero

Work is about more than making a living, as vital as that is. It’s fundamental to human dignity, to our sense of self-worth as useful, independent, free people. William J. Clinton

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I don’t think it’s a Western thing to really talk about intrinsic motivation and the drive for autonomy, mastery and purpose. You have to not be struggling for survival. For people who don’t know where their next meal is coming, notions of finding inner motivation are comical. Daniel H. Pink

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. Samuel P. Huntington

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

Repeal the Missouri Compromise – repeal all compromises – repeal the Declaration of Independence – repeal all past history, you still cannot repeal human nature. It will be the abundance of man’s heart that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak. Abraham Lincoln

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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. James H. Douglas, Jr.

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
Virginia Woolf

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

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

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Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. Thomas J. Watson

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. Charles de Montesquieu

I have an independent streak. You know, it’s kind of hard to tell a independent woman what to do. Betty Ford





The truth is that since childhood I had cultivated an existential independence. It came from perceiving the adults around me as unreliable, and without it I felt I wouldn’t have survived. I cared deeply for everyone in my family, but in the end I depended on myself. Sonia Sotomayor

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

The world is independent of my will. Ludwig Wittgenstein

Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink you want more. Maya Angelou

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

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We, the French, are viscerally attached to our laicite, our sovereignty, our independence, our values. The world knows that when France is attacked, it is liberty that is dealt a blow. Marine Le Pen

I think there’s great potential for autonomy, but we have to remember that we live in a world where people may have free will but have not invented their circumstances. Thomas Frank

In America we have a Declaration of Independence, but our history, our advancements, our global strength all point to an American declaration of interdependence. Cory Booker

It has always been the aim of royalty and aristocracy to lower the individual liberty and independence of the common people. A baron and a minute-man could not breathe the same air. John Boyle O’Reilly

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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. Deborah Tannen

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

The bedrock of our democracy is the rule of law and that means we have to have an independent judiciary, judges who can make decisions independent of the political winds that are blowing. Caroline Kennedy

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

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When I was four, my mother insisted I get out of the car and find my own way home. Although I got lost, I did find my way home. It taught me the value of independence at an early age. Richard Branson

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man’s life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self. B. R. Ambedkar

My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Journalists prize independence – not teamwork. Ken Auletta

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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. Mercy Otis Warren

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

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

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

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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 our independence. John B. Hood

In 1995, Russia virtually gave Chechnya de facto statehood and independence even though, de jure, it didn’t recognize Chechnya as an independent state. And I would like to emphasize strongly that Russia withdrew all of its troops, we moved the prosecutors, we moved all the police, dismantled all the courts, completely, 100 percent. Vladimir Putin

Like all of Latin America, Mexico after independence in 1821 turned its back on a triple heritage: on the Spanish heritage, because we were newly liberated colonies, and on our Indian and black heritages, because we considered them backward and barbaric. We looked towards France, England and the U.S., to become progressive democratic republics. Carlos Fuentes





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. Jean-Bertrand Aristide

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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

Financial independence is paramount. My mom always says that when a woman is financially independent, she has the ability to live life on her own terms. I think that was the soundest advice that I ever got. No matter where you go in life or who you get married to, you have to be financially independent – whether you use it or not. Priyanka Chopra

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

Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results. Nations have frequently won their independence in battle. But in spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The United States was born in revolution and nurtured by struggle. Throughout our history, the American people have befriended and supported all those who seek independence and a better way of life. Robert Kennedy

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

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. Mercy Otis Warren

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

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International law says people fighting for self-determination can use force in order to achieve their independence. Norman Finkelstein

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

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. Muhammad Ali Jinnah

A free and truly independent press – fiercely independent when necessary – is the red beating heart of freedom and democracy. Dan Rather

The Declaration of Independence was always our vision of who we wanted to be, our ideal of freedom and justice, how we were going to be different, and what the American experiment was going to be about. Marian Wright Edelman

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will. Charlotte Bronte

I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life – and I became that woman. Diane von Furstenberg

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

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