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" When we celebrate American independence, we are celebrating the best sense of an idea, a process in process. "
Rowan Ricardo Phillips
" The great medley of Oregon and California emigrants, at their camps around Independence, had heard reports that several additional parties were on the point of setting out from St. Joseph's farther to the northward. "
" Let's make sure we're doing what we can in our own backyard to gain our energy independence and to create American jobs with American energy. "
" My mother was an activist; so was my father. They came from a generation of young Somalis who were actively involved in getting independence for Somalia in 1960. "
" In the United States today, the Declaration of Independence hangs on schoolroom walls, but foreign policy follows Machiavelli. "
" All I can do is advocate changes at the BBC while respecting editorial independence upon which the success of the BBC rests. I can't do anything that requires the BBC to pay certain people certain amounts. "
" India is known for much development that has happened since our independence, but at the same time, we have also failed on many levels. It is the responsibility of the future generation to ensure that all these failures are corrected and help create a civilised society with equal opportunities for one and all. "
N. R. Narayana Murthy
" For centuries, America has led the world on a long march toward freedom and democracy. Let's reclaim our clean energy leadership and lead the world toward clean energy independence. "
" The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it. "
" In the Imperialist Era, the foreign loan played an outstanding part as a means for young capitalist countries to acquire independence. "
" When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment. "
" The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign. "
John Stuart Mill
" I've tried to maintain my independence in Congress. Sometimes that has meant opposing my own party leaders. "
Collin C. Peterson
" I want to emphasize the fact that the independence of Kosovo should and will be recognized. "
" Divorce in a young-adult novel means what being orphaned meant in a fairy tale: vulnerability, danger, unwanted independence. "
" There's no such thing as an independent person. "
" It's so important to have that independence. You know it yourself: Everyone needs evenings of their own. "
" I was the youngest and on my own a lot. I think this probably taught me independence and how to be okay with my own company. Also, it meant I read a lot. "
Zoe Foster Blake
" How can we have our privacy? How can we have our independence now in these times with these cameras? Because I think privacy and our solitude is really important. "
" Self-determination could mean independence, confederacy, federal and autonomy. "
" Throughout the day no time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and independence forever. "
" As long as the appointment process is transparent and there is a broad mix of political views among the governors of the BBC, I think the public can feel confident that impartiality and independence are just as important to me as they have been to previous incumbents. "
" One of the most painful things in the Western States and Territories is the extinction of childhood. I have never seen any children - only debased imitations of men and women, cankered by greed and selfishness, and asserting and gaining complete independence of their parents at ten years old. "
" I must recall with gratitude those 178 Jewish women and men who participated in the Estonian War of Independence. Both of our nations know what it means to keep your identity and freedom even under the pressure of foreign powers, and we can be proud of their achievements. "
" For the sake of our interests, as well as of our honour and dignity, we were obliged to see that we won for our international policy the same independence that we had secured for our European policy. "
Bernhard von Bulow
" True Americanism is practical idealism. Its aims, instead of being materialistic and mechanical, are idealistic to the point of being Utopian. In this way, the U.S. can provide and express ideals that strike a chord in humans everywhere - a declaration of independence on behalf of all the peoples of the world. "
" Autonomy leads to empowerment. We work hard to maintain a balance between collaboration and cooperation and independence. "
" The spirit of Ubuntu, that once led Haiti to emerge as the first independent black nation in 1804, helped Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador attain liberty, and inspired our forefathers to shed their blood for the United States' independence, cannot die. Today, this spirit of solidarity must and will empower all of us to rebuild Haiti. "
" But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability. "
" My mother gave me a sense of independence, a sense of total confidence that we could do whatever it was we set out to do. That's how we were raised. "
" At independence, Tanzania had 350,000 elephants... in 1987, there were only 55,000 elephants left. "