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The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
View quotes by Emma Goldman

Mad, adj.: Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
View quotes by Ambrose Bierce

Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.
View quotes by Walt Disney

In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence.
View quotes by Henry Van Dyke

To our Palestinian neighbours, I would like to promise that we have a genuine intention for you to live in independence.
View quotes by Ariel Sharon

Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.
View quotes by Will Durant

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
View quotes by Tocqueville

Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.
View quotes by Benjamin Disraeli

As soon as one starts talking about concepts such as independence, one enters notoriously murky waters.
View quotes by Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao

The United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members.
View quotes by Harry S Truman

There, I guess King George will be able to read that. [Remark on signing American Declaration of Independence]
View quotes by John Hancock

Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency.
View quotes by James H Douglas

In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli.
View quotes by Howard Zinn

If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong.
View quotes by Arlen Specter

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence
View quotes by Charles Beard

We intend to lead a government of purpose and direction so that we can offer the people of this nation the opportunity to move forward to independence, democracy and equality.
View quotes by Alex Salmond

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.
View quotes by Thomas Erskine

Before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, we were here. Before the pen of Jefferson etched across the pages of history the majestic words of the Declaration of Independence, we were here. If the inexpressible cruelties of slavery could not stop us, the opposition we now face will surely fail.
View quotes by Martin Luther King Jr

You give me your blood and I will give you Independence!
View quotes by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

'Make America what we want it to be — a literate country and a hopefuller country.' —Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 2001

'Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.'
Austin, Texas, Dec. 20, 2000

'I knew it might put him in an awkward position that we had a discussion before finality has finally happened in this presidential race.'
Describing a phone call to Sen. John Breaux. Crawford, Texas, Dec. 2, 2000

'The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law.'
Austin, Texas, Nov. 22, 2000

'They misunderestimated me.'
Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

'They want the federal government controlling Social Security like it's some kind of federal program.'
St. Charles, Mo., Nov. 2, 2000

'The only things that I can tell you is that every case I have reviewed I have been comfortable with the innocence or guilt of the person that I've looked at. I do not believe we've put a guilty... I mean innocent person to death in the state of Texas.'
-All Things Considered, NPR, June 16, 2000

BUSH: 'First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not the independence day. That's dieciseis de Septiembre, and ...'
MATTHEWS: 'What's that in English?' BUSH: 'Fifteenth of September.' (Dieciseis de Septiembre = Sept. 16) -Hardball, MSNBC, May 31, 2000

'It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.'
-Reuters, May 5, 2000

'Will the highways on the Internet become more few?'
-Concord, N.H., Jan. 29, 2000

'This is Preservation Month. I appreciate preservation. It's what you do when you run for president. You gotta preserve.'

-Speaking during 'PERSEVERENCE Month' at Fairgrounds Elementary School in Nashua, N.H. As quoted in the Los Angeles Times, Jan. 28, 2000

'What I am against is quotas. I am against hard quotas, quotas they basically delineate based upon whatever. However they delineate, quotas, I think vulcanize society. So I don't know how that fits into what everybody else is saying, their relative positions, but that's my position.'
-The San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 21, 2000

'Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?' -Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

'Gov. Bush will not stand for the subsidation of failure.' -ibid

'I think anybody who doesn't think I'm smart enough to handle the job is underestimating.'
-U.S. News & World Report, April 3, 2000
View quotes by George W Bush



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