Quotes: independence

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  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust. It is to solve some of the problems of life, not only theoretically, but practically.
  • Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington
    American Black Leader and Educator 1856-1915
    Booker T. Washington
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    At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.
  • Bjork
    Bjork
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    Declare independence
    Don't let them do that to you
    ...
    Start your own currency
    Make your own stamp
    Protect your language
    Source: Songs Declare Independence, from Volta (2007)
  • Divorce in a young-adult novel means what being orphaned meant in a fairy tale: vulnerability, danger, unwanted independence.
  • Gerald F. Lieberman
    Gerald F. Lieberman
    American writer
    Gerald F. Lieberman
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    Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers.
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    Do not destroy that immortal emblem of humanity, the Declaration of Independence.
  • For the sake of our interests, as well as of our honour and dignity, we were obliged to see that we won for our international policy the same independence that we had secured for our European policy.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence.
  • Alan Dershowitz
    Alan Dershowitz
    American lawyer and author 1938-
    Alan Dershowitz
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    Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom.
  • John Keats
    John Keats
    English poet 1795-1821
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    I equally dislike the favor of the public with the love of a woman - they are both a cloying treacle to the wings of independence.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
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    I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
  • Henry Ford
    Henry Ford
    American industrialist 1863-1947
    Henry Ford
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    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.
  • Bernie Sanders
    Bernie Sanders
    American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from V 1941-
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    If we are serious about moving toward energy independence in a cost-effective way, we should invest in solar energy. If we are serious about cutting air and water pollution and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we should invest in solar energy.
  • Arlen Specter
    Arlen Specter
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    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.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
    Andrew Jackson
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    In England the judges should have independence to protect the people against the crown. Here the judges should not be independent of the people, but be appointed for not more than seven years. The people would always re-elect the good judges.
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