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" Africans require, want, the franchise on the basis of one man one vote. They want political independence. "
" The ultimate end is a nation that lies under the concept of the Declaration of Indepen dence. The Declaration of Independence is such an extraordinary statement - it was designed by people skeptical of government, local or national, but in particular national. "
" 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. "
Charles de Montesquieu
" The independence of the United States is not only more precious to ourselves but to the world than any single possession. "
Henry Cabot Lodge
" I try really hard to give my kids as much independence as I can, caring mostly about their character: Are they kind? Generous? Do they work hard? "
" The education I received was a British education, in which British ideas, British culture, British institutions, were automatically assumed to be superior. There was no such thing as African culture. "
" A couple years ago, the novelist Russell Banks told me he was reading the ancient Greek historian Herodotus. I asked why. He said, 'Because I've always wanted to and am tired of having my reading assigned.' I thought it was a marvelous declaration of independence. "
" Unlike some politicians, I can admit to a mistake. "
" If the Constitution is worth anything, if the Declaration of Independence is worth anything, if the boys who died on the field of battle did not die in vain, fair employment practices are correct and necessary. "
" In countries where innocent people are dying, the leaders are following their blood rather than their brains. "
" And if you are a parent, introduce your children to their neighborhood library. It will give them a real sense of independence to have their own library card and enjoy borrowing books. "
Sarah Jessica Parker
" When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat. "
" Throughout the day no time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and independence forever. "
" 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. "
" The vote, cast in a free atmosphere and with all inclinations and parties at present, was after all a vote to the Islamic Republic, to national independence, to the Constitution and to the Islamic causes. "
" The weakness in traditional Scottish nationalism lay in its own inability to grasp that identity could not be the only factor in the march to independence. "
" Instead of being taught independence, energy, and enterprise, our youth today is taught to look for security. "
B. Carroll Reece
" It's essential for the U.S. and Europe to prevent Putin from going farther and reversing the hard-won independence of former Soviet republics. "
" I didn't want kabobs, Afghan music, and rules that required girls to be carefully monitored. I wanted mac and cheese, country music, and independence. "
" In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers sought to secure our independence and the liberties that remain the foundation of our nation today. "
" The fact that the price of gasoline has declined some in recent weeks must not allow Americans to be lulled into a false sense of security. Energy independence must rank along with border security as the top priorities of the United States. "
" You know, you can only lead them from behind. "
" Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans must produce an actual South African reality that will reinforce humanity's belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul, and sustain all our hopes for a glorious life for all. "
" 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. "
" The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought. "
" The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power. "
" Apart from life, a strong constitution, and an abiding connection to the Thembu royal house, the only thing my father bestowed upon me at birth was a name, Rolihlahla. "
" The American Dream is independence and being able to create that dream for yourself. "
" Impatience is the mark of independence, not of bondage. "
" 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. "
" In 1787, many Americans were convinced that the 'perpetual union' they had created in winning independence was collapsing. Six years earlier, in the Articles of Confederation, the thirteen state governments had surrendered extensive powers to a congress of delegates from each state legislature. "