independence

A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on beauty, challenge, future, independence, inspiration, men, oppression, revolution, words, world, and worth

If the American Revolution had produced nothing but the Declaration of Independence, it would have been worth while. . . . The beauty and cogency of the preamble, reaching back to remotest antiquity and forward so an indefinite future, have lifted the hearts of millions of men and will continue to do. . . . These words are more revolutionary than anything written by Robespierre, Marx, or Lenin, more explosive than the atom, a continual challenge to ourselves as well as an inspiration to the oppressed of all the world.

Samuel Eliot Morison (1887 - 1976)

Source: The Oxford History of the American People, 1965, ch. 14

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A Quote by Samuel Butler on independence and success

Independence is essential for permanent but fatal to immediate success.

Samuel Butler (1612 - 1680)

Source: Notebooks,

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A Quote by Samuel Adams on country, independence, and satisfaction

The country shall be independent, and we will be satisfied with nothing short of it.

Samuel Adams (1722 - 1803)

Source: History of Rise, Progress, & Est., of the Independence of the USA, March 9, 1774

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A Quote by Richard David Bach on independence, loneliness, love, privacy, and respect

Respect for sovereignity, for privacy, for total independence. Gentle alliances against loneliness, they were, cool rational love-affairs without the love.

Richard Bach (1936 -)

Source: The Bridge Across Forever

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on character, habits, honor, independence, men, privacy, self-esteem, simplicity, solitude, and world

Self Esteem::"It is very easy in the world to live by the opinion of the world. It is very easy in solitude to be self-centered. But the finished man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. I knew a man of simple habits and earnest character who never put out his hands nor opened his lips to court the public, and having survived several rotten reputations of younger men, honor came at last and sat down with him upon his private bench from which he had never stirred.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on independence, solitude, and world

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on duty, greatness, independence, life, people, solitude, and world

What I must do is all that concerns me, and not what people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is harder, because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to look after your own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Rainer Maria Rilke on love, solitude, and independence

Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.

Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)

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A Quote by Professor Zen on freedom, independence, and practice

Practice random acts of independence and senseless acts of freedom

Professor Zen

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A Quote by Nancy Chodorow on certainty, desires, inclusion, independence, maturity, needs, and relationships

Maturity is not equated with independence though it includes a certain capacity for independence...The independence of the mature person is simply that he does not collapse when he has to stand alone. It is not an independence of needs for other persons with whom to have relationship: that would not be desired by the mature.

Nancy Chodorow

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