Quotations on Independence

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There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes place in a civilized manner. We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom.
- Mahmoud Abbas
(Keywords: Freedom, Independence, Will, World)

We are totally committed to ending partition and to creating the conditions for unity and independence.
- Gerry Adams
(Keywords: Ending, Independence, Unity)

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
(Keywords: Effect, Independence, Glory)

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
(Keywords: Time, People, Country, Evening, Independence, May)

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
(Keywords: Earth, Independence, Living, Security, Sense)

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
(Keywords: Blood, First, Independence, Liberty, Nation, Solidarity, Spirit, states, Today, United, Will)

Terrorism is a big danger to Pakistan's independence. We will fight this danger for the sake of independence of Pakistan and will defeat it at all levels.
- Shaukat Aziz
(Keywords: Danger, Defeat, Fight, Independence, Terrorism, Will)

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
(Keywords: Fathers, Founding, Independence, Reputation, Struggle)

Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick.
- Candice Bergen
(Keywords: Love, Men, Independence, Waste, Woman)

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
(Keywords: Energy, Independence, Summer)

The Wellcome Foundation offered me the chance to establish a small academic research unit, modestly funded, but with total independence. The real opportunity, however, came from King's College, London.
- James W. Black
(Keywords: Opportunity, Chance, College, Independence, London, Research)

But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability.
- Omar Bongo
(Keywords: Peace, Countries, Independence, Stability)

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
(Keywords: Happiness, Courage, End, Independence, Liberty)

We must remember that the people for whom this change represents a first taste of freedom and a new and brighter future did not allow their resolution to falter, no matter how great the suffering by which they bought this independence.
- Hjalmar Branting
(Keywords: Change, People, First, Freedom, Future, Independence, Resolution, Suffering, Taste)

Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts.
- Stephen Breyer
(Keywords: Facts, Independence, Law)

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
(Keywords: Education, Successful, Independence, Girls, Self)

Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea.
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Keywords: War, People, Duty, Independence, Heroism, Right, Safety, Sea, World)

The one thing that the President can do is to establish a real energy independence plan. We have all the recources we need right here in this country to establish energy independence if we had the leadership.
- Herman Cain
(Keywords: Leadership, Country, Energy, Independence, President, Right)

If the world market believed that we were serious about energy independence and we were going to utilize all of our own existing resources, the speculators would stop speculating up they start speculating down as we get our own oil out of the ground.
- Herman Cain
(Keywords: Energy, Independence, Oil, World)

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
(Keywords: Women, Fact, Independence, Romantic, Today)

Abortion is defended today as a means of ensuring the equality and independence of women, and as a solution to the problems of single parenting, child abuse, and the feminization of poverty.
- Robert Casey
(Keywords: Equality, Parenting, Women, Abortion, Abuse, Independence, Poverty, Problems, Solution, Today)

If the Constitution is worth anything, if the Declaration of Independence is worth anything, if the boys who died on the field of battle did not die in vain, fair employment practices are correct and necessary.
- Dennis Chavez
(Keywords: Battle, Boys, Constitution, Independence, Worth)

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
(Keywords: Credibility, Independence, May, Media, Press, Relationships)

There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.
- Calvin Coolidge
(Keywords: Dignity, Independence, Living)

Throughout the day no time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and independence forever.
- Davy Crockett
(Keywords: Time, Day, Independence, Liberty, Now)

To the European immigrant - that is, to the aliens who have been converted into Americans by the advantages of American life - the Promise of America has consisted largely in the opportunity which it offered of economic independence and prosperity.
- Herbert Croly
(Keywords: Life, Opportunity, America, American, Americans, Independence, Promise, Prosperity)

Let it be immediately added, however, that this economic independence and prosperity has always been absolutely associated in the American mind with free political institutions.
- Herbert Croly
(Keywords: American, Independence, Mind, Prosperity)

The Declaration of Independence says when government fails, the people have the right to replace it. Well, New York State government has failed and the people have the right, indeed the people have the the people have the obligation, to act.
- Andrew Cuomo
(Keywords: Government, People, Act, Independence, Obligation, Right, State)

Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values.
- Samuel Dash
(Keywords: Government, Values, American, Constitution, Independence, Leaders, Mistakes, Past, Sight)

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
(Keywords: Thought, Independence, Office)

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
(Keywords: Accident, Culture, First, Independence, Intention)

Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.
- Walt Disney
(Keywords: End, Independence, Mouse, Symbol)

Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency.
- James H. Douglas
(Keywords: Freedom, Independence, Land, Reward, Self)

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
(Keywords: Health, Family, Home, Discipline, Community, Independence, Job, Retirement, Welfare)

In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.
- Henry Van Dyke
(Keywords: Progress, First, Independence, Personality)

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
(Keywords: Love, Women, Work, Feminism, Independence, Motherhood, Want)

While Haiti has recently celebrated more than 200 years of independence from French colonial rule, the citizens of the island remain vulnerable to poverty, poor health, and political chaos.
- Eliot Engel
(Keywords: Health, Chaos, Independence, Poor, Poverty, Years)

I will for ever, at all hazards, assert the dignity, independence, and integrity of the English bar; without which, impartial justice, the most valuable part of the English constitution, can have no existence.
- Thomas Erskine
(Keywords: Constitution, Dignity, English, Existence, Independence, Integrity, Justice, Will)

I think it's a lovely idea, but it will not pass the Congress. I live in a world of realities. The policy of our country is that we can drill our way to independence. I think that's a march to folly.
- Anna Eshoo
(Keywords: Policy, Idea, Congress, Country, Folly, Independence, March, Will, World)

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
(Keywords: Money, Experience, Knowledge, Hope, Ability, Independence, Man, Security, Will, World)

Since achieving their independence in 1992, the people of Croatia have built a democratic society based on the rule of law, respect for human rights, and a free market economy.
- Elton Gallegly
(Keywords: Society, People, Economy, Independence, Rights, Human rights, Law, Respect)

Tens of thousands of brave Americans died to break the chains of British tyranny so that the principles of our Declaration of Independence could take fold and flourish in the birth of a new nation.
- Jim Gerlach
(Keywords: Americans, Independence, Nation, Principles, Tyranny)

The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
- Walter Gilbert
(Keywords: Science, Thought, Independence, Skepticism)

The beliefs expressed in the Declaration of Independence remain a standard for our nation today. They also remain a standard for those nations across the globe striving to achieve democracy.
- Paul Gillmor
(Keywords: Beliefs, Democracy, Independence, Nation, Nations, Today)

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
(Keywords: Life, Success, Financial, Independence, Irony, Reason)

The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
- Emma Goldman
(Keywords: Society, Thought, Independence, Sin)

The fact that the price of gasoline has declined some in recent weeks must not allow Americans to be lulled into a false sense of security. Energy independence must rank along with border security as the top priorities of the United States.
- Virgil Goode
(Keywords: Americans, Energy, Fact, Independence, Priorities, Rank, Security, Sense, states, United)

Swaziland is a small part of south-east Africa, the last country in the continent to gain its independence.
- Richard Grant
(Keywords: Country, Independence, Gain)

After so much suffering, after enduring so much sacrifice, sanctioned and embraced by our people, what is it that the people of East Timor expect as a result of independence?
- Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao
(Keywords: Sacrifice, People, Independence, Result, Suffering)

In the over two centuries since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, millions of Americans have bravely served our nation in uniform so that all generations can continue to enjoy those same liberties.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: Americans, Independence, Generations, Nation)



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