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    A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them. Which would include their own government. ⏤ George Washington

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The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.

Swedish Proverbs

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

Let me listen to myself and not to them.

Gertrude Stein

The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.

Henrik Ibsen

So live that you can look any man in the eye and tell him to go to hell.


Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.


No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

God helps them that help themselves.


There's no one to stop you but yourself.

David Thomas

This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be one's own master is to be the slave of self.

Natalie Clifford Barney

Everyone is a self-made person, but only the successful admit it.


Be your own palace, or the world is your jail.

John Donne

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

Independence is not a whim or an ambition. It is the necessary condition of our survival as an ethnic group.

Aslan Maskhadov

Help yourself, and Heaven will help you.

Jean De La Fontaine

I am lord of myself, accountable to none.

Benjamin Franklin

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.

Charlize Theron

Men spend their whole lives showing that they're strong and silent. They fight for independence the way women struggle to connect.

George Weinberg

The ship of heaven guides itself and will not accept a wooden rudder.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly.

John Milton Cage

Don't go to summer camp. Bury your parents in the backyard and have the place to yourself.

Henry Rollins

The toddler craves independence, but he fears desertion.

Dorothy Corkville Briggs

There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one's self.

John Gay

No one's gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong.


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

Walt Disney

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

William Boetcker

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

George Bernard Shaw

Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Depend on no man, on no friend but him who can depend on himself. He only who acts conscientiously toward himself, will act so toward others.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

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

Walt Whitman

The fact is, we cannot drill our way to oil independence.

Carl Pope

How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?

Anais Nin

The price for independence is often isolation and solitude.

Steve Schmidt

God loves to help him who strives to help himself.


Don't let them fool ya,Or even try to school ya! Oh, no!We've got a mind of our own,So go to hell if what you're thinking is not right!Love would never leave us alone,A-yin the darkness there must come out to light.

Bob Marley

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

No one can be great, or good, or happy except through the inward efforts of themselves.

Frederick William Robertson

In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.

Howard Zinn

NATO believes it can pick on a small nation and force us to surrender our independence. And that is where NATO miscalculated. You are not willing to sacrifice lives to achieve our surrender. But we are willing to die to defend our rights as an independent sovereign nation.

Slobodan Milosevic

The more you depend on forces outside yourself, the more you are dominated by them.

Harold Sherman

It is wrong to try to avoid the struggle against imperialism under the pretext that independence and revolution are important, but that peace is still more precious.

Kim Il-sung

One single vision fills all minds: that of our independence endangered. One single duty imposes itself upon our wills: the duty of stubborn resistance.

King Albert II

You can't get spoiled if you do your own ironing.

Meryl Streep

As I said, men value their independence in a weird way, above practically everything.

George Weinberg

The longer I am out of office, the more infallible I appear to myself.

Henry Kissinger

I don't need anyone to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we will ever have is the one with ourselves.

Shirley Maclaine

In the word of no master am I bound to believe.


The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be self-sufficient.

Michel de Montaigne

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

The Recovery plan will put money in the pockets of the American worker, create and save millions of new jobs and invest in crucial areas such as health care, education, energy independence and a new infrastructure.

Valerie Jarrett

My mother gave me a sense of independence, a sense of total confidence that we could do whatever it was we set out to do. That's how we were raised.

Robin Wright Penn

A declaration of the independence of America, and the sovereignty of the United STates was drawn by the ingenious and philosophic pen of Thomas Jefferson, Esquire, a delegate from the state of Virginia.

Mercy Otis Warren

I remember that during the period leading up to independence in Angola in 1975, I was the only correspondent there at all for three months.

Ryszard Kapuscinski

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

Ambrose Bierce

Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.

George Henry Lewes

There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.

Will Rogers

Financial independence is about having more choices.

Kim Kiyosaki

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.

John Stuart Mill

Independence is all very well, but we animals never allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a certain limit; and that limit you've reached.

Kenneth Grahame

We have had in our nation a well-celebrated Declaration of Independence. But our success as a country will depend upon a new 'Declaration of Inter-dependence.' A belief in how much we need each other, how much we share one common destiny.

Cory Booker

In America we have a Declaration of Independence, but our history, our advancements, our global strength all point to an American declaration of interdependence.

Cory Booker

We are totally committed to ending partition and to creating the conditions for unity and independence.

Gerry Adams

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

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.

Vladimir Putin

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

Vladimir Putin

I am in favor of carrying out the Declaration of Independence to women as well as men. Women having to suffer the burdens of society and government should have their equal rights in it. They do not receive their rights in full proportion.

Leland Stanford

Here was buried Thomas Jefferson Author of the Declaration of American Independence Of the Statute of Virginia for religious freedom & Father of the University of Virginia.

Thomas Jefferson

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.

Susan B. Anthony

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

They tell me that it will be hard to find a man strong enough to love my own strength and independence, and not worry about being Mr. Diana Ross, but I disagree. I know absolutely that that man is somewhere out there.

Diana Ross

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

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.

Robert Kennedy

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

Rita Rudner

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

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

Nelson Mandela

We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty.


Let women issue a declaration of independence sexually, and absolutely refuse to cohabit with men until they are acknowledged as equals in everything, and the victory would be won in a single week.

Victoria Woodhull

What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The world is independent of my will.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

My vision is that our country should be integrated in the EU, to transfer a part of our independence there. It is also our duty to do it, if we want to establish trade and a sound economy. This is the vision that I am working on and I will continue to work in the future.

Ibrahim Rugova

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

Calvin Coolidge

I should like to know if, taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle, you begin making exceptions to it, where will you stop? If one man says it does not mean a Negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man?

Abraham Lincoln

I want to emphasize the fact that the independence of Kosovo should and will be recognized.

Ibrahim Rugova

My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort.

Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

I do need my independence. I have to have that.

Carol Vorderman

First, I think more Americans need to declare their independence from partisan politics on both sides. The more that Americans declare their independence, the more the parties will have to compete for their votes using reason rather than the hateful appeals.

John Avlon

Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence.

Tom Allen

Thus, the Archivist must display at all times scrupulous independence and a devotion to the laws and principles which govern the responsibilities of the office.

Allen Weinstein

It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence.

Abraham Lincoln

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

Stephen Breyer

Our Declaration of Independence was held sacred by all and thought to include all; but now, to aid in making the bondage of the Negro universal and eternal, it is assailed, sneered at, construed, hawked at, and torn, till, if its framers could rise from their graves, they could not at all recognize it.

Abraham Lincoln

Joe Smith and Brigham Young laid out Independence, but very soon thereafter enough citizens of the county collected to drive them off, after several stubborn fights.

Cole Younger

They had scarcely established themselves, however, before another company of Jackson county citizens, chiefly from around Independence, organized to drive them off.

Cole Younger

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

Robert Treat Paine was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Treat Williams

Ethanol is a premier, high performance fuel. It has tremendous environmental benefits and is a key component to energy independence for our country.

Richard Lugar

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

Stephen Breyer

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