Sunday, July 4, 2010


Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.
Ho Chi Minh

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

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

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

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

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.
Henry Ford

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

Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.
Mary Wollstonecraft

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

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

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

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

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
Charles A. Beard

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

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

Good breeding: a union of kindness and independence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Independence is all very well, but we animals never allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a certain limit; and that limit you've reached.
Kenneth Grahame

Independence is happiness.
Susan B. Anthony

Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
George Bernard Shaw

Injustice in the end produces independence.

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

Solitude is independence.
Hermann Hesse

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