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" Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism. "
" As I said, men value their independence in a weird way, above practically everything. "
" There can be no argument about the Lone Star State's significant contributions to American history, and we must remember the actions and the sacrifices of those who made Texas independence a reality. "
" At a time when special interest money is being showered on legislators in Washington, grassroots donors offer members of Congress a refreshing independence. The $25 and $50 donor is not looking for special favors. He or she is simply expecting their Congressman to go do the right thing. "
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" A majority in all parties do, I think, want to see local government recover its old vigour and independence. "
" New York has influenced me a lot in terms of my own independence. I'm really struck by the idea of authenticity, and I think New York embodies that idea, even though people are like, 'I miss the old New York.' But at its core, it has this natural, authentic energy. L.A. lacks that idea; it's painted over. "
" I think it is important to let your kids have independence and ownership. Let your kids do what they have a passion for. "
" There's no alternative to Catalan independence. "
" Things go bad after a divorce and often stay that way. It is rare for the parties to return placidly to a time before they met. A bitterness lingers on. Those who call this our Independence Day, fantasising of returning to a never-never time before they married, when they were free, easy, single, and master of their fate, are delusional. "
" Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie and The Sex Pistols may come and go, but rebellion remains a key part of the rock n' roll experience. However, that rebellion - the outgrowth of a youthful search for independence and identity - doesn't always take the same form. "
" I think the four major leagues ought to set up a joint commission - say, of retired judges - to rule on athletes who are accused of doing bad things away from the game. Then each league would retain its independence in determining what penalties their players should get for infractions committed within the sport. "
" National independence, and the preceding political struggles, helped create the space for literary creation in many post-colonial countries. Much of modern Indian or Chinese literature is inconceivable without the political movement for freedom from foreign rule. "
" We were environmentalists of the Teddy Roosevelt theory. We believed in separation of church and state. We believed in the independence of the Supreme Court not being subject to politicians. "
" The rule of law means that law and justice are upheld by an independent judiciary. The judgments of the European Court of Justice have to be respected by all. To undermine them, or to undermine the independence of national courts, is to strip citizens of their fundamental rights. The rule of law is not optional in the European Union. It is a must. "
" 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
" We are totally committed to ending partition and to creating the conditions for unity and independence. "
" My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent. "
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
" Stand-up is my favorite thing I've ever done. There's so much independence. "
" Could I say that the reason that I am here today, you know, from the mouth of the State Department itself, is: I should not be allowed to travel because I have struggled for years for the independence of the colonial peoples of Africa. "
" John Huston was a superb master. He knew how to make good films. I did three things with him. One is called Independence. It plays in Philadelphia, for free. It's been playing there for 25 years. "
" Women's roles are diminished for obvious reasons. It's the men whose names are on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and who were generals and soldiers. "
" Democrats creating the expectation that judges should act as politicians in robes is a dangerous precedent to set, threatening the very independence of the judiciary. "
" We shall be forced to attempt planned and directed research employing hundreds of workers for many years, and this cannot be done without risking the loss of independence and originality. This is a serious and fundamental obstacle but it may be overcome in two ways. "
John Desmond Bernal
" The speed of movement towards independence will depend on Kosovo demonstrating that it is capable of treating minorities well. We have not always seen that. "
" Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy. "
" It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind. "
James A. Baldwin
" 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. "
" I have an independent streak. You know, it's kind of hard to tell a independent woman what to do. "
" I was brought up in great tenderness, and though my mind was proud to independence, I was never led to much independence of feeling. "
" The toddler craves independence, but he fears desertion. "
Dorothy Corkille Briggs
" Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal. "