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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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Michelle Williams

I was born with a fierce need for independence.

Stephen Breyer

Independence doesn't mean you decide the way you want.

David Lloyd George

Liberty has restraints but no frontiers.

Practicing in the trial work trenches of the law, I saw, too, that when we judges don our robes, it doesn't make us any smarter, but it does serve as a reminder of what's expected of us: Impartiality and independence, collegiality and courage.

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.

Charlize Theron

My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.

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.

Kim Jong-un

Socialism is a sacred cause for realizing the demand and desire of the masses of the people for independence; it is a revolutionary cause that advances amid a fierce struggle against imperialism and all other counterrevolutionary forces.

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.

Michelle Williams

I don't know what 15-year-old doesn't have a desire to separate themselves from their parents and prove their independence.

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.

Calvin Coolidge

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

Stephen Breyer

Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts.

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.

Emmanuel Macron

I don't have luxurious tastes or great needs, but my independence is worth a lot to me.

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.

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?

Kim Jong-un

The cause of the WPK is a sacred historic cause for fully realizing the independence of the masses of the people, the cause of the Juche revolution.

Voltaire

Injustice in the end produces independence.

Mel Gibson

Above all, film is a business... Independence is a really cool thing as you can be a bit more bold, and take a few more chances with what you do.

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.

Mickey Mouse

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.

Salma Hayek

I work hard, I make my own living and I love it. I like having financial independence.

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.

Sarah Jessica Parker

And if you are a parent, introduce your children to their neighborhood library. It will give them a real sense of independence to have their own library card and enjoy borrowing books.

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James Baldwin

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

I would have to have people totally committed to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of this United States. And many of the Muslims, they are not totally dedicated to this country. They are not dedicated to our Constitution. Many of them are trying to force Sharia law on the people of this country.

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.

Walt Whitman

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

The idea of the Songun revolution is an idea of giving importance and precedence to military affairs in implementing the masses' cause of independence, the socialist cause, and pushing ahead with the overall revolution and construction with the revolutionary army as the core force.

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.

Michelle Obama

What I tell my kids is, 'I'm preparing you for college and for life. So, having independence, knowing how to set your own boundaries, figuring out how to make that balance. We still have screen-time rules.'

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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