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" 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. "
" It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing, that's the Lord's test. "
" Every year thousands of Americans mistakenly refer to Cinco de Mayo as Mexico's Independence Day. "
" Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end. "
" My parents were concerned that I would not get good schooling, so they put me up in my uncle's house in Dharwad, and I spent about six years there. So at a very young age, I was away from my parents. I developed an amount of independence and learned to stand on my own feet. "
" Oprah is just this goddess presiding over so much of American life, and her story is really interesting - the way she made herself, and the ruthlessness it took, and also the fantasizing that it took. "
" I believe that being in a position, as a central bank, to influence economic growth does not mean losing independence. "
" My government has promised to comprehensively respect the independence of the judiciary. "
" Technology has changed things, same as everywhere. But the economy has changed drastically. When Jamaica first won independence, our dollar was stronger than the U.S. dollar. Now ours is about 90 to one. That's had a big impact on crime and poverty. "
" It's my view that human dignity - an attribute which for years has been taken by the Left in British politics - resides in fact in Tory values of independence, individuality and self determination. "
" Walmart's period of explosive growth coincided with decades of wage stagnation and deindustrialization. By applying relentless downward pressure on prices and wages, the company came to dominate both consumer spending and employment in small towns and rural areas across the middle of the country. "
" As long as the United States - and the world - gets its oil from the Middle East, we will be drawn into the endless crises that seem endemic to the region. American energy independence would not only liberate us, it would also drive down the worldwide price of oil. "
Kathleen Troia McFarland
" I play a curator, the most American part you can think of. My work is to protect the Declaration of Independence. I work at the National Archives in Washington. "
" I will say that anyone who supports Scottish independence should go to Athens. Because nothing works. It is a disaster. It is a ruined, dirty place where people do not have money or future prospects. The day one after independence, Scotland would be worse. "
" There is a requirement to ensure the withdrawal takes place in a civilized manner. We will be able to show the world we deserve independence and freedom. "
" In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence, then a recognition of interdependence. "
Henry Van Dyke
" My wife knows that I thrive on independence, and whatever girls live with me must know that, too. They must realize I have a certain respect for my wife and love for my children, and my work comes pretty much ahead of all that. "
" The Labor party under my leadership is working to bring the Israeli people together from all nationalities in the spirit of the scroll of independence. "
" Al Qaeda asks its recruits to establish their bona fides as a condition of membership, even requiring answers to a long questionnaire. But ISIS has democratized and globalized jihad by lowering the entry bar to an eve-of-destruction YouTube pledge of allegiance to the caliphate - and even that could probably be waived. "
" Let it be immediately added, however, that this economic independence and prosperity has always been absolutely associated in the American mind with free political institutions. "
" 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
" Britain is characterized not just by its independence but, above all, by its openness. "
" A curious thing about this rarefied world is that bloggers are almost unfailingly contemptuous toward everyone except one another. "
" It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent. "
W. Somerset Maugham
" The constellation of opinion called the blogosphere consists, like the stars themselves, partly of gases. This is what makes blogs addictive - that is, both pleasurable and destructive: They're so easy to consume and so endlessly available. "
" I actually think that self-interest is overrated as an all-purpose guide to political motive. It leaves out something at least as powerful and immovable - individual psychology. "
" 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. "
" George was getting alot of independence for himself in those days. He was writing more, and wanted things to go his way - where, when we first started things basically went John and Paul's way. You know, 'cuz they were the writers. "
" Discerning the legal difference between what WikiLeaks did and what news organizations do is difficult and would set a terrible precedent. "
" The principle that a central bank, charged with controlling inflation, should be independent from the government is unassailable. It may also be true that it's easier for the central bank to guard its independence from political pressure when it mainly holds government securities. "
" To research my book 'Me the People' - in which I have rewritten the entire Constitution of the United States - I flew to Greece, the birthplace of democracy. I bused to Philly, the home of independence. I even, if you can believe it, read the Constitution of the United States. "