65 Independence Quotes
Published on 2020-06-29 06:06:30 Category：Best Quotes
1. If my life is going to mean anything, I have to live it myself.
2. My mother was very strong about my doing well in school and living up to my potential. Two things were important to her and she repeated them endlessly. One was to ‘be a lady,’ and that meant conduct yourself civilly, don’t let emotions like anger or envy get in your way. And the other was to be independent, which was an unusual message for mothers of that time to be giving their daughters.
3. It is the press, above all, which wages a positively fanatical and slanderous struggle, tearing down everything which can be regarded as a support of national independence, cultural elevation, and the economic independence of the nation.
4. The only thing I know is this: I am full of wounds and still standing on my feet.
5. I don’t need no psychiatrist. I don’t need nobody to be in my ear telling me, ‘You can’t do this or that.’ I’ve got to do it on my own, man.
6. I don’t want to be like my mom. I don’t want to depend on anyone.
7. Instead of involving themselves in an all-out attempt to stamp out racism from their white society, liberals waste a lot of time trying to prove to as many blacks as they can find that they are liberal.
8. ...one day there will be girls and women whose name will no longer just signify the opposite of the male but something in their own right, something which does not make one think of any supplement or limit but only of life and existence: the female human being.
9. Be willing to go alone! Many who started with you won't finish with you.
10. I don't like to feel so crazy about someone. I don't like to feel like my happiness is so tied up in another person.
11. 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.
12. I think people should do whatever they want to do. That’s the point. Why should you care what other people think or say? You’re not living in their pocket.
13. She’d rather be a blazing wildfire than a dimming candle; always igniting the fire within her soul that could never be put out.
14. Peter: She's on her own, Saul. Saul: She's always been on her own.
15. My point is, in this whole wide world the only person you can depend on is you.
16. Taking accountability is not about blaming yourself for the things that happened to you. It's understanding that you're the only one with the power to change your circumstances.
17. I don’t like to feel so crazy about someone. I don’t like to feel like my happiness is so tied up in another person.
18. You don’t need a weatherman To know which way the wind blows
19. If the words 'life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness' don't include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn't worth the hemp it was written on.
20. True Independence and Freedom can only exist in doing whats right.
21. Nations, like individuals in a state of nature, are equal and independent, possessing certain rights and owing certain duties to each other….
22. The real offence, as she ultimately perceived, was her having a mind of her own at all. Her mind was to be his — attached to his own like a small garden-plot to a deer-park.
23. Being loved is not the same thing as loving. When you fall in love, it is discovering the ocean after years of puddle jumping. It is realizing you have hands. It is reaching for the tightrope when the crowds have all gone home. Do not spend time wondering if you are the type of woman men will hurt. If he leaves you with a car alarm heart, you learn to sing along. It is hard to stop loving the ocean. Even after it has left you gasping, salty. Forgive yourself for the decisions you have made, the ones you still call mistakes when you tuck them in at night. And know this: Know you are the type of woman who is searching for a place to call yours. Let the statues crumble. You have always been the place. You are a woman who can build it yourself. You were born to build.
24. A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance... You have no choice but to accept things as they are, or to seriously seek something else… But you say, ‘I don’t know where to look; I don’t know what to look for.‘ And there’s the crux. Is it worth giving up what I have to look for something better? I don’t know—is it? Who can make that decision but you? But even by DECIDING TO LOOK, you go a long way toward making the choice.
25. What constitutes the bulwark of our own liberty and independence? It is not our frowning battlements, our bristling sea coasts, the guns of our war steamers, or the strength our gallant and disciplined army? These are not our reliance against a resumption of tyranny in our fair land. All of those may be turned against our liberties, without making us weaker or stronger for the struggle. Our reliance is in the love of liberty which God has planted in our bosoms. Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as the heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit, and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors. Familiarize yourselves with the chains of bondage and you are preparing your own limbs to wear them. Accustomed to trample on the rights of those around you, you have lost the genius of your own independence, and become the fit subjects of the first cunning tyrant who rises.
26. But your solitude, even in the midst of quite foreign circumstances, will be a hold and a home for you, and leading from it you will find all the paths you need.
27. But she was not made for any man, And she never will be all mine.
28. Don't tell me what I do and don't deserve. Don't tell me about tomorrow, or the future, or any of it.
29. I’m independent and strong, but sometimes…just sometimes, it’s nice to be taken care of.
30. You have to find out for yourself.
31. I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.
32. To do something very common, in my own way.
33. The problems in your life will persist until you learn to stop blaming & start taking accountability.
34. I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.
35. The Union is much older than the Constitution. It was formed in fact, by the Articles of Association in 1774. It was matured and continued by the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
36. Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only to set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done.
37. You can't wait on everybody to help you! Sometimes you just gotta save up & INVEST IN YASELF! E'r li'l coin counts! SPEND YA [MONEY] WISELY on [what's] worth it.
38. finding comfort in a person, is healthy. being dependent on that person as your sole source of comfort? unhealthy.
39. I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence.
40. To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.
41. But she was her own champion now.
42. For us to embrace the methods and morals of communism in order to defeat Communist aggression would be a moral disaster worse than any physical catastrophe. If that should come to pass, then the Constitution and the Declaration would be utterly dead and what we are doing today would be the gloomiest burial in the history of the world.
43. I felt so free for a week. But then, all of a sudden, within days I went from ‘Yay, I'm independent’ to ‘Holy fuck, I'm gonna die alone.’
44. ...love your solitude and bear the pain it causes you with melody wrought with lament. For the people who are close to you, you tell me, are far away, and that shows that you are beginning to create a wider space around you...take pleasure in your growth, which no one can accompany you, and be kind-hearted towards those you leave behind, and be assured and gentle with them and do not plague them with your doubts or frighten them with your confidence or your joyfulness, which they cannot understand.
45. When the happy era shall arrive for the emancipation of nations, hastened on as it will be by the example of America, shall they not resort to the Declaration of our Independence as the charter of their rights, and will not its author be hailed as the benefactor of the redeemed?
46. Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
47. I have never said anything to the contrary, but I hold that notwithstanding all this, there is no reason in the world why the negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I hold that he is as much entitled to these as the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas he is not my equal in many respects—certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowment. But in the right to eat the bread, without leave of anybody else, which his own hand earns, he is my equal and the equal of Judge Douglas, and the equal of every living man.
48. Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life’s cruelest irony.
49. I think one of the defining moments of adulthood is the realization that nobody's going to take care of you. That you have to do the heavy lifting while you're here. And when you don't, well, you suffer the consequences.
50. She wore flowers in her hair and carried magic secrets in her eyes. She spoke to no one. She spent hours on the riverbank and had midnight swims.
51. Also, do you think just because I'm married, I can't get a baked potato whenever I want? Because I can. I'm eating baked potatoes all the fucking time.
52. I want to thank you for never being there Your absence has forced me to find my own way
53. I can never consent to being dictated to as to what I shall or shall not do. I, as President, shall be responsible for my administration. I hope to have your hearty co-operation in carrying out its measures. So long as you see fit to do this, I shall be glad to have you with me. When you think otherwise, your resignations will be accepted.
54. Mother prepared me to live in the world, but she didn't try to make me into a social being just so I could hang out with other teenagers at the lake, or have pajama parties with other girls. Her eyes were on a bigger prize - giving me the skills and nurturing the talents that would allow me to graduate from school, attend college, find a satisfying job and live independently.
55. We must realise that prophetic cry of black students: "Black man you are on your own!
56. I’m a free spirit who never had the balls to be free.
57. What I have to do, I can do only alone.
58. I'm free, I think. I shut my eyes and think hard and deep about how free I am, but I can't really understand what it means. All I know is I'm totally alone . . . Is this what it means to be free? I don't know, and I give up thinking about it.
59. Men spend a lot of time letting me know no one wants me. Guys, it’s totally fine. I will survive it.
60. One of the most important of life´s lessons is to learn independence, to understand freedom. This means independence from attachments, from results, from opinions, and from expectations. Breaking attachments leads to freedom, but breaking attachments does not mean abandoning a loving and meaningful relationship, a relationship that nourishes your soul. It means ending dependency on any person or thing. Love is never a dependency.
61. You will not be master of my body & my property.
62. Liberty? Independence? Are they to remain only words? Gentlemen, let us make them fighting words!
63. A farmer depends on himself, and the land and the weather. If you're a farmer, you raise what you eat, you raise what you wear, and you keep warm with wood out of your own timber. You work hard, but you work as you please, and no man can tell you to go or come. You'll be free and independent, son, on a farm.
64. Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.
65. I've always felt at home on the ocean, even as a kid. Maybe that's why I spend so much time alone on it, even on the 4th of July. I know, the Fourth should be spent with your buddies drinking beer, or eating hot dogs at the ballpark, or hoping into a potato sack race with your best girl, or barbecuing in the back yard with your folks. Maybe for most Americans, but for me it's been a day to spend alone, to remember. So, here I was all alone on the ocean starting my annual Independence Day remembrance. At least I wouldn't get my fingers blown off by a cherry bomb.
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