Quotes: independent

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  • William Cobbett
    William Cobbett
    British journalist 1762-1835
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    It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.
  • Francis Thompson
    Francis Thompson
    English poet and mystic 1859-1907
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    A man should be an individual, but not independent.
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster Fuller
    American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
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    A pattern has an integrity independent of the medium by virtue of which you have received the information that it exists. Each of the chemical elements is a pattern integrity. Each individual is a pattern integrity. The pattern integrity of the human individual is evolutionary and not static.
    Source: Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking (1975) Pattern Integrity 505.201
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
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    A society in which all men and women would become people of substantive reason, whose independent reasoning would have structural consequences for their societies, its history and thus for their own life fates.
    Source: The Sociological Imagination (1959)
  • A strenuous effort must be made to train young people to think for themselves and take independent charge of their lives.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    British writer 1810-1865
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    A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
  • Andrew Jackson
    Andrew Jackson
    American president (7th) 1767-1845
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    All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
  • An Independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics.
  • As a political independent, I would gladly vote for any political party dedicated to limited government and entrepreneurship.
  • Bob Schieffer
    Bob Schieffer
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    At the White House, everybody works for the same person. They're all part of the same company. But on Capitol Hill, they're all independent contractors. They all work for themselves. That's a formula for getting news.
  • Bush Sr. was a jerk, Quayle an idiot, Clinton was atrocious and disgusting, most of those who persecuted him were hypocritical, Gore is shallow and weak, Bradley is an idealist, Bush Jr. a fool, and all of the independent candidates act like they're on drugs.
  • John D. Rockefeller
    John D. Rockefeller
    American industrialist: founder Exxon 1839-1937
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    Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    Colonies do not cease to be colonies because they are independent.
  • Bob Ney
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    Effective use of Braille is as important to the blind as independent mobility, knowledge in the use of adaptive technology, and the core belief that equality, opportunity and security are truly possible for all people who are blind.
  • Charles Baudelaire
    Charles Baudelaire
    French poet 1821-1867
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    Every idea is endowed of itself with immortal life, like a human being. All created form, even that which is created by man, is immortal. For form is independent of matter: molecules do not constitute form.
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