Independence Quotes

Through the intensive aspiration of the human soul arises in man the desire for independence.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

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

George Bernard Shaw

You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence.

Abraham Lincoln

Economic independence is the foundation of the only sort of freedom worth a damn

Henry Louis Mencken

Do not destroy that immortal emblem of humanity, the Declaration of Independence.

Abraham Lincoln

In all liberation struggles it is the common people who bathe in the fire of oppression.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Only in return for death, destruction and grief as gifts can we see the paradise of independence.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Independence struggles alone are dynamism for the history of humanity.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Clever men will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness; every authority rouses their ridicule, every superstition amuses them, every convention moves them to contradiction. Only force finds favor in their eyes, and they have no toleration for anything that is not purely natural and spontaneous. And yet ten clever men are not worth one man of talent, nor ten men of talent worth one man of genius. And in the individual, feeling is more than cleverness, reason is worth as much as feeling, and conscience has it over reason. If, then, the clever man is not mockable, he may at least be neither loved, nor considered, nor esteemed. He may make himself feared, it is true, and force others to respect his independence; but this negative advantage, which is the result of a negative superiority, brings no happiness with it. Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.

Henri-Frdric Amiel

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

Marshall McLuhan

If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning.

Carl Rogers

Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence

David Ben-Gurion

Even as people take pride in their national independence, we know we are becoming more and more interdependent.

Bill Clinton

To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness.

Mahatma Gandhi

Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.

Thomas Paine

Your child will be better prepared to tackle the bumps on the road of life if he has been given the gift of guided independence.

Jacquie McTaggart

The basic need of the creator is independence. The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of compulsion. It cannot be curbed, sacrificed or subordinated to any consideration whatsoever. It demands total independence in function and in motive.

Ayn Rand

Through the pushing of the rising for independence the wheel rolls of human history.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Great Heroes are long-lived who do not die in time; sculptors of independence. Heroic Ma avar who have departed have sown the seed for the uprising of lofty liberation of our land.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

The sense of perspective that interaction with multiple cultures gives you I find to be extremely valuable, because it allows you to see the structure of a country with greater clarity, and gives you a sense of mental independence. You're not swept up in the trivialities of a nation. You can concentrate on the serious matters.

Julian Paul Assange

Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible - a villain but a hero. What we honor about the cowboy of the Old West is his willingness to stand up to evil and to do it alone, if necessary. The cowboy is a symbol of the crucial virtues of courage and independence.

Andrew Bernstein

Unspontaneity is of their essence. In these rites I discover that something is approaching me here that I did not produce myself, that I am entering into something greater than myself, which ultimately derives from divine revelation. This is why the Christian East calls the liturgy the "Divine Liturgy", expressing thereby the liturgy's independence from human control.

Pope Benedict XVI

Its constitution the glittering and sounding generalities of natural right which make up the Declaration of Independence.

Rufus Choate

Poker teaches self-reliance, self-control, self-respect, self-denial, and independence. But when cards are wild or are given fictitious authority, the noble game is robbed of its romance, grace and stimulation and degenerates into a gambling scheme.

Henry Fountain Ashurst

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Updated On : December 06, 2013
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