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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, industrialist

Let me listen to myself and not to them.

Gertrude Stein, author

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

Henrik Ibsen, poet

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.

Sophocles, poet

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

God helps them that help themselves.


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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

There's no one to stop you but yourself.

David Thomas,

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


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

Natalie Clifford Barney, author

Help yourself, and Heaven will help you.

Jean De La Fontaine, poet

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

Aslan Maskhadov, politician

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

John Donne, poet

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, activist

I am lord of myself, accountable to none.

Benjamin Franklin, president

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

George Weinberg, psychologist

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

Henry Rollins, musician

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

John Gay, poet

The toddler craves independence, but he fears desertion.

Dorothy Corkville Briggs,

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


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

John Milton Cage,

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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, actress

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, theologian

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

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

God loves to help him who strives to help himself.

Aeschylus, poet

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, singer songwriter

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, author

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

William Boetcker,

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

Carl Pope, environmentalist

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

Walt Whitman, poet

The price for independence is often isolation and solitude.

Steve Schmidt,

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

Frederick William Robertson, clergyman

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

Walt Disney, cartoonist

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

George Henry Lewes, philosopher

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

Will Rogers, actor

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, royalty

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

George Weinberg, psychologist

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

Shirley Maclaine, actress

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

Harold Sherman,

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

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

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

Henry Kissinger,

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

Horace, poet

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

Michel de Montaigne, philosopher

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, novelist

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, actress

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, director

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, judge

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

Howard Zinn, historian

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, playwright

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, leader

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, journalist

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

Meryl Streep, actress

The world is independent of my will.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.

Emma Goldman, activist

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

Calvin Coolidge, president

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, president

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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, president

Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature's God, not from government.

Paul Ryan, politician

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, president

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, president

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, actress

Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink you want more.

Maya Angelou, poet

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.

Andrew Cuomo, politician

Journalists prize independence - not teamwork.

Ken Auletta, journalist

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

Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, royalty

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

Marshall McLuhan, philosopher

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.

Thomas Jefferson, president

The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.

Walter Gilbert, scientist

The possession of land seems to be a greater gratification to the pride and independence of men.

George Richards Minot, scientist

There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes place in a civilized manner. We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom.

Mahmoud Abbas, statesman

On this day, so full for Americans of thoughts connected with their National Independence, we may not forget that Americans have yet other grounds for gratitude to the people of the Netherlands.

Seth Low, educator

People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence.

Katharine Anthony, writer

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.

Pope John Paul II, clergyman

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, lawyer

Terrorism is a big danger to Pakistan's independence. We will fight this danger for the sake of independence of Pakistan and will defeat it at all levels.

Shaukat Aziz,

I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.

Walter Annenberg, businessman

Throughout the day no time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and independence forever.

Davy Crockett, explorer

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, novelist

Our government leaders... have made many mistakes in the past when they have lost sight of the sacred American values rooted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. We are at the brink of even graver mistakes and assaults on these values.

Samuel Dash, lawyer

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

Gerry Adams, politician

I've always wanted to be my own person and stand by the things I believe in and I thought I might lose that independence if I ran for political office.

Samuel Dash, lawyer

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, president

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, businessman

Declaring independence was the most traumatic decision I had to live up to. Because I didn't want to do it.

Ian Smith, politician

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, athlete

Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy.

Jalal Talabani, politician

I can assure you, that the gallant hearts that throb beneath its sacred folds, will only be content, when this glorious banner is planted first and foremost in the coming struggle for out independence.

John B. Hood, soldier

The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.

Joseph Heller, novelist

I think it's a lovely idea, but it will not pass the Congress. I live in a world of realities. The policy of our country is that we can drill our way to independence. I think that's a march to folly.

Anna Eshoo, politician

I will for ever, at all hazards, assert the dignity, independence, and integrity of the English bar; without which, impartial justice, the most valuable part of the English constitution, can have no existence.

Thomas Erskine, theologian

We cannot forget that our flag received its first foreign salute from a Dutch officer, nor that the Province of Friesland gave to our independence its first formal recognition.

Seth Low, educator

But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability.

Omar Bongo, politician

No one was either Tory or Whig; it was either dependence or independence.

Caesar Rodney, lawyer

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, politician

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