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Independence Quotes

The first thing that comes to mind when speaking of independence is the freedom from oppression. The liberty to act, speak and think without any external restraints is how independence can be best defined. The true meaning of independence, however, varies from person to person. While spiritual gurus define the state of being independent as the realization of the Almighty, philosophers have a more humanitarian approach to the same. Read this famous self-reliance quotations and sayings to feel the real essence of independence.

Hermann Hesse

Solitude is independence.

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David Lloyd George

Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

Saint Thomas Aquinas

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.

Susan B. Anthony

Independence is happiness.

David Lloyd George

Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.

Thomas Hobbes

The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.

John Roberts

I will be vigilant to protect the independence and integrity of the Supreme Court, and I will work to ensure that it upholds the rule of law and safeguards those liberties that make this land one of endless possibilities for all Americans.

John David Washington

I got a scholarship, so I was getting my independence and not paying for school. And then here comes the NFL. 'Now you got an opportunity to get drafted? Guess we'll do that.' I did, all right.

Bill Clinton

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.

Susan B. Anthony

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.

Sandra Day O'Connor

It matters enormously to a successful democratic society like ours that we have three branches of government, each with some independence and some control over the other two. That's set out in the Constitution.

Calvin Coolidge

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

John D. Rockefeller

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

Sean Connery

I've always been hopeful about Scotland's prospects. And I now believe more than ever that Scotland is within touching distance of achieving independence and equality.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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.

Don DeLillo

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.

John David Washington

Football was the best route to obtain my independence.

The Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the constitutions of the several states, and the organic laws of the territories all alike propose to protect the people in the exercise of their God-given rights. Not one of them pretends to bestow rights.

Mitch McConnell

It took us in this country 11 years to get from the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution.

Elisabeth Shue

I try really hard to give my kids as much independence as I can, caring mostly about their character: Are they kind? Generous? Do they work hard?

Voltaire

Injustice in the end produces independence.

Boris Johnson

The Remain campaign... I've never seen a more miserable offering. All they are saying is stay in and we'll do our best to make sure that Britain's Parliamentary independence isn't eroded faster than we can possibly imagine.

Walt Disney

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

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The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.

Harry S. Truman

The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.

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.

James Baldwin

It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.

Walt Whitman

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

Rita Rudner

Stand-up is my favorite thing I've ever done. There's so much independence.

James Madison

The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy.

A high standard of living cannot remain the exclusive possession of the West - and the sooner we can help other peoples to develop their resources, raise their living standards, and strengthen their national independence, the safer the world will be for us all.

Ambrose Bierce

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

Nelson Mandela

Africans require, want, the franchise on the basis of one man one vote. They want political independence.

Narendra Modi

Even after Independence, we have had to face the poison of casteism and communalism. How long these evils will continue? Whom does it benefit?

Vladimir Putin

Our military might is the guarantor of Russia's security and independence.

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.

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