Independence Quotes

Solitude is independence.
- Hermann Hesse
What you get free costs too much.
- Jean Anouilh
I'm for economic independence.
- Charles Evers
Check our mobile app on:
The Fed's independence is critical.
- Ben Bernanke
The BBC is a victim of its own independence.
- Graham Norton
Journalists prize independence - not teamwork.
- Ken Auletta
I do need my independence. I have to have that.
- Carol Vorderman
There's no alternative to Catalan independence.
- Carles Puigdemont
I think boarding school does give you an independence.
- Deirdre O'Kane
Frankly, I love my independence too much to give it up.
- Akkineni Nagarjuna
Follow us on:
Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.
- Ho Chi Minh
The toddler craves independence, but he fears desertion.
- Dorothy Corkille Briggs
Divorce is a declaration of independence with only two signers.
- Gerald F. Lieberman
In July, 1892, fate suddenly granted me financial independence.
- Carl Spitteler
We must develop energy independence; we must Make It In America.
- John Garamendi
The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
- Emma Goldman
Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
- Ambrose Bierce
True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.
- Brigham Young
Fox was interested in a different title to 'Independence Day.'
- Bill Pullman
I had fought for my independence and fought for my freedom to do as I chose.
- Kris Kristofferson
Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.
- George Henry Lewes
The independence of the economic sphere was a tenet of faith with Liberalism.
- Francis Parker Yockey
Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy.
- Jalal Talabani
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
- John D. Rockefeller
The scale of 'Independence Day' is much more than 'Stargate.'
- Dean Devlin
People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence.
- Katharine Anthony
As I said, men value their independence in a weird way, above practically everything.
- George Weinberg
Britain is characterized not just by its independence but, above all, by its openness.
- David Cameron
The same independence that got me into trouble in high school got me praise in college.
- Alan Dershowitz
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
- Charlotte Bronte
To start with, for example this year, 2004, is the bicentennial of Haitian independence.
- Edwidge Danticat
The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.
- James Cash Penney
Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence.
- David Ben-Gurion
Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.
- Jim Rohn
I want to emphasize the fact that the independence of Kosovo should and will be recognized.
- Ibrahim Rugova
Throughout the day no time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and independence forever.
- Davy Crockett
I don't have luxurious tastes or great needs, but my independence is worth a lot to me.
- Emmanuel Macron
I am dying, but with a strong hope and persuasion that my country will gain her independence.
- David Wooster
The most dangerous thing in the world is the sin of self-reliance and the stupor of worldliness.
- John Piper
The possession of land seems to be a greater gratification to the pride and independence of men.
- George Richards Minot
Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.
- Benjamin Disraeli
I believe that Greenland will achieve independence during the time I am still active in politics.
- Aleqa Hammond
What is it that makes us trust our judges? Their independence in office and manner of appointment.
- John Marshall
At independence, Tanzania had 350,000 elephants... in 1987, there were only 55,000 elephants left.
- Jakaya Kikwete
The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.
- Harry S Truman
I think that there is a relatively small number of people who are pushing for independence in Taiwan.
- Fred Thompson
Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico's Independence Day.
- Joe Baca
I have an independent streak. You know, it's kind of hard to tell a independent woman what to do.
- Betty Ford
We are totally committed to ending partition and to creating the conditions for unity and independence.
- Gerry Adams
The independence project in Catalonia is... a peaceful revolution, carried out in suit, shirt, and tie.
- Carles Puigdemont
I have grown up alone. I've taken care of myself. I worked, earned money and was independent at 18.
- Ingrid Bergman
'Independence Day,' ever since we did it, there's been enormous pressure to follow it up.
- Dean Devlin
We show each day that we are prepared to act as an independence state... Not just in exceptional moments.
- Carles Puigdemont
I think that initial independence is very important; that's what being an entrepreneur is all about.
- Jon Oringer
As for 'Independence Day,' we never intended to do any films in that series beyond the first one.
- Dean Devlin
A majority in all parties do, I think, want to see local government recover its old vigour and independence.
- Ferdinand Mount
It was by one Union that we achieved our independence and liberties, and by it alone can they be maintained.
- James Monroe
Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don't waste a second demolishing it brick by brick.
- Candice Bergen
Independence is not a whim or an ambition. It is the necessary condition of our survival as an ethnic group.
- Aslan Maskhadov
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
- Denis Waitley
Instead of being taught independence, energy, and enterprise, our youth today is taught to look for security.
- B. Carroll Reece
I'm totally committed to the cause of individuality. That's the only thing I stand by: independence.
- Juliana Hatfield
Declaring independence was the most traumatic decision I had to live up to. Because I didn't want to do it.
- Ian Smith
Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom.
- Alan Dershowitz
I've tried to maintain my independence in Congress. Sometimes that has meant opposing my own party leaders.
- Collin C. Peterson
In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.
- Henry Van Dyke
Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
- George Bernard Shaw
It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
- James A. Baldwin
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.
- Calvin Coolidge
It's one of the things I respect about Time Warner and Turner: their understanding of CNN's independence.
- Jeff Zucker
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
Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency.
- James H. Douglas, Jr.
I'm always battling how to be in a relationship while simultaneously maintaining my independence and my career.
- Jessica Williams
I don't have good business sense. You never get much money for the arts. But I like independence. I like to grow.
- Cyndi Lauper
The independence of the United States is not only more precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession.
- Henry Cabot Lodge
I think my independence was a big help to getting Judges Roberts and Alito confirmed, and I think that's recognized.
- Arlen Specter
I'm for absolute autonomy of the individual, and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy. It's her choice.
- Jack Kevorkian
A free and truly independent press - fiercely independent when necessary - is the red beating heart of freedom and democracy.
- Dan Rather
The alternative to independence is decline, because the relationship with the Spanish state is not good; everyone knows that.
- Carles Puigdemont
Divorce in a young-adult novel means what being orphaned meant in a fairy tale: vulnerability, danger, unwanted independence.
- Caitlin Flanagan
In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.
- Howard Zinn
India helped Bangladesh to achieve independence. The Bangladeshis should remain happy inside the territory of their own country.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee
It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever.
- Daniel Webster
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.
- James Madison
There is a danger to judicial independence when people have no understanding of how the judiciary fits into the constitutional scheme.
- David Souter
Men spend their whole lives showing that they're strong and silent. They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect.
- George Weinberg
I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life - and I became that woman.
- Diane von Furstenberg
At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.
- Booker T. Washington
Conservatives understand that the power that binds our republic together is fierce independence held high on the shoulders of compassion.
- Allen West
I'm completely ecstatic when a woman has own back story and brings something to the table and has a real strong kind of independence.
- Dane Cook
Since being quite young, I've had a very strong sense of independence and survival. As a child, I was on my own two feet emotionally.
- Lena Headey
Family ownership provides the independence that is sometimes required to withstand governmental pressure and preserve freedom of the press.
- Katharine Graham
Who would think it possible to redirect historical scholarship by explaining what Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence?
- Edmund Morgan
I believe the reason for my early independence is sport, through which I learnt at an early stage to take care of myself and be disciplined.
- Blanka Vlasic
While the majority of my childhood memories are beautiful, I also have experienced the challenges that Nigeria has faced since independence.
- Jidenna
Marriage is another trap. If you are someone who likes independence, it's another stamp against that. And you have to swear to fidelity.
- Carla Bruni
In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers sought to secure our independence and the liberties that remain the foundation of our nation today.
- Doc Hastings
When people have compassion, friendship, and unity, they speak and think in a constructive way to ensure national independence and prosperity.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.
- Eddie Rickenbacker
The best relationship is one that does not foster too much independence nor too much dependence, but exists in the healthy interdependence zone.
- Karen Salmansohn
I would like to acquire a document autographed by John Witherspoon, who signed the Declaration of Independence and is one of my American heroes.
- Gregg Harper
I was allowed to wander where I could. Here is a case in which you search for your independence and allow something creative to come out of that.
- George Woodcock
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?
- Elisabeth Shue
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
It's essential for the U.S. and Europe to prevent Putin from going farther and reversing the hard-won independence of former Soviet republics.
- George Packer
The American Revolution and Declaration of Independence, it has often been argued, were fueled by the most radical of all American political ideas.
- Carl Bernstein
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.
- Kim Jong-un