Independence Quotes

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

l do desire we be better strangers. (As You Like It)

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

If you were a servant, would you not be ashamed that a good master should catch you idle? Are you then your own master? Be ashamed to catch yourself idle, when there is much to be done for yourself, your family, your relations, and your country.

All quarrels, disagreements, wars, strifes, and dissensions begin with a false declaration of independence – independence from God and independence from fellowman.

If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.

Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.

I am lord of myself, accountable to none.

I was always an independent, even when I had partners.

A people at war have become in the most literal sense obedient, respectful, trustful children again, full of that naive faith in the all-wisdom and all-power of the adult who takes care of them, imposes his mild but necessary rule upon them and to whom they lose their responsibility and anxieties. In this recrudescence of […]