Independent quotes

  • Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Work #Independent #Civil War

  • Be independent of the good opinion of other people.
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Independent #People #Opinion

  • I tell patients that tranquilizers alone never cure anyone. They merely reduce the intensity of the symptoms and make life slightly more endurable. They create a better behaved, chronic dependent person. Only with orthomolecular treatment can the majority of schizophrenic patients hope to become well and normally independent.
    -- Abram Hoffer

    #Independent #Majority #Patient

  • Human beings have fabricated the illusion that in the 21st century they have the technological prowess to be independent of nature. Bees underline the reality that we are more, not less, dependent on nature’s services in a world of close to 7 billion people
    -- Achim Steiner

    #Independent #Reality #People

  • I'm fiercely independent, but I'm also terrified of being alone.
    -- Adam Levine


  • From first to last it is a dish of rank materialism cleverly cooked up ... . And why is this done? For no other reason, I am sure, except to make us independent of a Creator.
    -- Adam Sedgwick

    #Independent #Done #Lasts

  • Are you in earnest resolved never to barter your liberty for the lordly servitude of a court, but to live free, fearless, and independent? There seems to be one way to continue in that virtuous resolution; and perhaps but one. Never enter the place from whence so few have been able to return; never come within the circle of ambition; nor ever bring yourself into comparison with those masters of the earth who have already engrossed the attention of half mankind before you.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Independent #Ambition #Circles

  • You have your whole life ahead of you. Be smart. Study hard and be independent. I'm afraid the chances of your getting a dowry are slim. You must rely on yourself. No matter what else people may steal from you, they will never be able to take away your knowledge. The world is changing. You must make your own life outside this home.
    -- Adeline Yen Mah

    #Smart #Independent #Home

  • My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
    -- Adlai E. Stevenson

    #Freedom #Patriotic #Independent

  • The more a man is successful in getting out (or coming out) from his own individuality, of his egoist self, and to control (or dominate) the instincts of his physical nature, the more his character, by rising above material contingencies, widen, become free and independent.
    -- African Spir

    #Character #Independent #Successful

  • I'd like a relationship that was like two tree trunks side by side, strong but independent.
    -- Agyness Deyn

    #Strong #Independent #Two

  • Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Spiritual #Independent

  • I think that a particle must have a separate reality independent of the measurements. That is an electron has spin, location and so forth even when it is not being measured. I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Independent #Moon #Reality

  • Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Inspirational #Being Yourself #Independent

  • My scientific work is motivated by an irresistible longing to understand the secrets of nature and by no other feeling. My love for justice and striving to contribute towards the improvement of human conditions are quite independent from my scientific interests.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Hard Work #Independent #Justice

  • Reverence for life brings us into a spiritual relation with the world which is independent of all knowledge of the universe.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Spiritual #Independent #World

  • Civilization can only revive when there shall come into being in a number of individuals a new tone of mind, independent of the prevalent one among the crowds, and in opposition to it - a tone of mind which will gradually win influence over the collective one, and in the end determine its character. Only an ethical movement can rescue us from barbarism, and the ethical comes into existence only in individuals.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Integrity #Character #Independent

  • Hitler's dictatorship differed in one fundamental point from all its predecessors in history. It was the first dictatorship in the present period of modern technical development, a dictatorship which made complete use of all technical means for the domination of its own country. Through technical devices like the radio and the loud-speaker, eighty million people were deprived of independent thought. It was thereby possible to subject them to the will of one man.
    -- Albert Speer

    #Country #Mean #Independent

  • Inevitably anyone with an independent mind must become 'one who resists or opposes authority or established conventions': a rebel. If enough people come to agree with, and follow, the Rebel, we now have a Devil. Until, of course, still more people agree. And then, finally, we have --- Greatness.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Independent #Greatness #People

  • The infinite vibratory levels, the dimensions of interconnectedness are without end. There is nothing independent. All beings and things are residents in your awareness.
    -- Alex Grey

    #Independent #Levels #Dimensions

  • The same rule that teaches the propriety of a partition between the various branches of power, teaches us likewise that this partition ought to be so contrived as to render the one independent of the other.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Independent #Branches #Separation

  • There is nothing absurd or impracticable in the idea of a league or alliance between independent nations for certain defined purposes precisely stated in a treaty regulating all the details of time, place, circumstance, and quantity; leaving nothing to future discretion; and depending for its execution on the good faith of the parties.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Party #Independent #Ideas

  • If, then, the courts of justice are to be considered as the bulwarks of a limited Constitution against legislative encroachments, this consideration will afford a strong argument for the permanent tenure of judicial offices, since nothing will contribute so much as this to that independent spirit in the judges which must be essential to the faithful performance of so arduous a duty.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Strong #Independent #Justice

  • The President, and government, will only control the militia when a part of them is in the actual service of the federal government, else, they are independent and not under the command of the president or the government. The states would control the militia, only when called out into the service of the state, and then the governor would be commander in chief where enumerated in the respective state constitution.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Independent #Government #President

  • To look for a continuation in harmony between a number of independent unconnected sovereignties, situated in the same neighborhood, would be to disregard the uniform course of human events, and to set at defiance the accumulated experience of ages.
    -- Alexander Hamilton

    #Independent #Numbers #Age

  • Once upon a time supporters of the Steinitz-Tarrasch school had a very high opinion of a queen-side pawn majority. Modern strategy on the other hand categorically denies that such a majority is an independent factor of any importance.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Queens #School #Independent

  • The only way you can make a marriage work is as free, independent people. It needs to be based on the good feelings that you have for each other, not on need.
    -- Alexander Lowen

    #Independent #People #Feelings

  • I hate this life of the fashionable world, always ordered, measured, ruled, like our music-paper. What I have always wished for, desired, and coveted, is the life of an artist, free and independent, relying only on my own resources, and accountable only to myself.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Hate #Independent #Artist

  • I regard large inherited wealth as a misfortune, which merely serves to dull men's faculties. A man who possesses great wealth should, therefore, allow only a small portion to descend to his relatives. Even if he has children, I consider it a mistake to hand over to them considerable sums of money beyond what is necessary for their education. To do so merely encourages laziness and impedes the healthy development of the individual's capacity to make an independent position for himself.
    -- Alfred Nobel

    #Children #Mistake #Independent

  • The misconception which has haunted philosophic literature throughout the centuries is the notion of 'independent existence.' There is no such mode of existence; every entity is to be understood in terms of the way it is interwoven with the rest of the universe.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Independent #Literature #Way

  • We think of the number "five" as applying to appropriate groups of any entities whatsoever - to five fishes, five children, five apples, five days... We are merely thinking of those relationships between those two groups which are entirely independent of the individual essences of any of the members of either group. This is a very remarkable feat of abstraction; and it must have taken ages for the human race to rise to it
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Children #Taken #Independent

  • Not a sentence or a word is independent of the circumstances under which it is uttered.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Independent #Conversation #Circumstances

  • The liberal arts inform and enlighten the independent citizen of a democracy in the use of his own resources.... They enlarge his capacity for self-knowledge and expand his opportunities for self-improvement.... They are the wellsprings of a free society.
    -- Alfred Whitney Griswold

    #Art #Independent #Opportunity

  • The mandate entails a generous synthesis of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. The title requires the expert to be truly independent, keep an open mind, conduct his/her research objectively and without ideological prejudices, listen to all sides of an argument and seek the opinion of all stakeholders.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #Independent #Rights #Political

  • The Independent Expert is persuaded that recognition of peace as a human right will promote a democratic and equitable international order and that national and international democratization will reduce conflict, since peoples want peace. It is Governments that stumble into war.
    -- Alfred-Maurice de Zayas

    #War #Independent #Government

  • I deliberately went to boarding school. It was my choice. My mum was abroad and I wanted to wean myself off being dependent. It was a very important time for me to be able to create my own individual, independent life; just as a way of growing up.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Growing Up #School #Independent

  • I would never want to do something just for the sake of being independent or for the sake of doing big films. I'm always surprised by the material I'm attracted to. And that's how I like it. I like to be surprised.
    -- Alice Englert

    #Independent #Want #Sake

  • Women would be better off when they no longer needed men more than they needed their own independent identities...How long a time it took me after my divorce to understand that being alone is not the same as being lonely.
    -- Alice Steinbach

    #Lonely #Independent #Divorce

  • Lots of TV is kind of becoming almost the new form for adult storytelling and cinema, but still with some independent films you still have those kind of jewels that people are able to make and it takes a lot of effort.
    -- Alicia Vikander

    #Independent #Jewels #People

  • I mean, I like to think of myself as being strong and independent, but I definitely wasn't like that at 14
    -- Alison Lohman

    #Strong #Mean #Independent

  • Grosvenor and Burke suggest that continually, though silently, a school building tells students who they are and how they should think about the world. It can help to manufacture rote obedience or independent activity; it can create high self-confidence or low self-esteem.
    -- Alison Lurie

    #Self Esteem #School #Independent

  • I had been with the label since I was 21. The label wanted shiny pop but I didn't. I found a little independent and we've got all these great reviews in England and now it has gone gold.
    -- Alison Moyet

    #Independent #Gold #Labels

  • Famines are easy to prevent if there is a serious effort to do so, and a democratic government, facing elections and criticisms from opposition parties and independent newspapers, cannot help but make such an effort. Not surprisingly, while India continued to have famines under British rule right up to independence … they disappeared suddenly with the establishment of a multiparty democracy and a free press. … a free press and an active political opposition constitute the best early-warning system a country threaten by famines can have
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Country #Party #Independent

  • No substantial famine has ever occurred in any independent and democratic country with a relatively free press.
    -- Amartya Sen

    #Country #Independent #Democratic

  • Abnormal, adj. Not conforming to standard. In matters of thought and conduct, to be independent is to be abnormal, to be abnormal is to be detested.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Independent #Abnormal #Matter

  • ABNORMAL, adj. Not conforming to standard. In matters of thought and conduct, to be independent is to be abnormal, to be abnormal is to be detested. Wherefore the lexicographer adviseth a striving toward the straiter [sic] resemblance of the Average Man than he hath to himself. Whoso attaineth thereto shall have peace, the prospect of death and the hope of Hell.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Independent #Men #Average

  • Europe unified its monetary policy through the euro before it unified politically, therefore sustaining member countries' abilities to pursue the kind of independent fiscal policies that can strain a joint currency.
    -- Amity Shlaes

    #Country #Independent #Europe

  • Tiger parenting is all about raising independent, creative, courageous kids. In America today, there's a dangerous tendency to romanticize creativity in a way that may undermine it.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Creativity #Kids #Independent

  • Kids raised to be pampered and spoiled don't really end up being good leaders. Leaders need to be independent minded and confident.
    -- Amy Chua

    #Kids #Independent #Leader

  • Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier, doing what the corporate networks refuse to do.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Independent #Media #Silence

  • The Pacifica Network is a vital cornerstone of our independent media landscape that depends on your financial support. Please donate today to safeguard the future of listener-powered community radio.
    -- Amy Goodman

    #Independent #Media #Support

  • There is a sort of creative purity in an independent film, in the passion of the director, the passion of the crew. They're not getting a whole lot of money, so you know they are not there because they want to get rich. Instead, they are there because they want to make a movie. In the bigger films, I remember when I used to do those, it's just a job for a lot of people, so there is less of an intense energy devoted to the whole project.
    -- Amy Irving

    #Jobs #Independent #Passion

  • I hate men who are afraid of women's strength.
    -- Anais Nin

    #Hate #Heart #Independent

  • We have come to think of art and work as incompatible, or at least independent categories and have for the first time in history created an industry without art.
    -- Ananda Coomaraswamy

    #Art #Creativity #Independent

  • Surrealism, n. Pure psychic automatism, by which it is intended to express, whether verbally or in writing, or in any other way, the real process of thought. Thought's dictation, free from any control by the reason, independent of any aesthetic or moral preoccupation.
    -- Andre Breton

    #Real #Writing #Independent

  • That was very much ahead of its time back in the 1880s and, not surprisingly, it was met with some resistance. [I]f you fast forward to today and the fact that we're the single largest source of employment for women (broadly speaking, as the reps are independent contractors), we've been an important creator of entrepreneurship for women.
    -- Andrea Jung

    #Women #Independent #Important

  • All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
    -- Andrew Jackson

    #Independent #Rights #Citizens

  • I almost feel like its an obligation to not further the status quo if you become somebody with influence and exposure. I dont want to paint the same painting again. I dont want to make the same sculpture again. Why shouldnt a big movie studio be able to make those small independent kinds of pictures? Why not change it up?
    -- Andrew Stanton

    #Independent #Want #Able

  • The good news about me is that my friends and social network is entirely independent of politics.
    -- Andrew Sullivan

    #Independent #News #Social Network

  • Looking, touching, material, place and form are all inseparable from the resulting work. It is difficult to say where one stops and another begins. The energy and space around a material are as important as the energy and space within. The weather--rain, sun, snow, hail, mist, calm--is that external space made visible. When I touch a rock, I am touching and working the space around it. It is not independent of its surroundings, and the way it sits tells how it came to be there.
    -- Andy Goldsworthy

    #Rain #Independent #Rocks

  • We're saying this to both countries: We want a two-state solution. We want a Jewish state of Israel and alongside a independent Palestinian state. Unilateral measures are not helping at all to bring about this cause, and we agree that we wish to cooperate very closely on this, because as we both say, time is of the essence.
    -- Angela Merkel

    #Country #Independent #Essence

  • She thought she was independent and strong, but she got one small taste of love and she was hungrier than anyone. She was ravenous.
    -- Ann Brashares

    #Strong #Independent #Taste

  • I have always been an independent voice for the folks in my district.
    -- Ann Kirkpatrick

    #Independent #Voice #Folks

  • I am fairly certain that my independent, high-spirited grandmother must have had a childhood similar to Betsy Ray'sAs I read about the School Entertainment and ice cream socials, about ladies leaving calling cards and the milkman with his horse-drawn wagon, I felt that I was having an unexpected and welcome peek into Granny's childhood-a gift to me from Maud Hart Lovelace
    -- Ann M. Martin

    #Horse #School #Independent

  • Most independent filmmakers in Britain and North America work for commercial crews and then have their own projects when they've got enough money saved up to do so.
    -- Ann Macbeth

    #Independent #America #Enough

  • We are here predominantly to support independent filmmakers and their needs. We are also here to assist people actually in their production, non-commercial people in their production.
    -- Ann Macbeth

    #Independent #People #Support

  • Create your own individual style. I'm not interested in the girl who walks into my office in a HEAD-to-TOE LABEL look that's straight off the runway. I'm interested in a Girl who puts herself together in an ORIGINAL INDEPENDENT Way
    -- Anna Wintour

    #Girl #Independent #Office

  • People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion.
    -- Anne Frank

    #Independent #People #Mouths

  • the final lesson of learning to be independent - widowhood ... is the hardest lesson of all.
    -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

    #Independent #Finals #Widowhood

  • A strenuous effort must be made to train young people to think for themselves and take independent charge of their lives.
    -- Anne Sullivan Macy

    #Independent #Thinking #People

  • If you are looking for smart judging based on merit, skip the Academy Awards next year and pay attention to the Independent Spirit Awards.
    -- Annie Proulx

    #Smart #Independent #Awards

  • Independent films are where you really get to cut your teeth and have some fun and do the things that mainstream Hollywood doesn't want to do.
    -- Anthony Anderson

    #Fun #Independent #Cutting

  • Abstract systems depend on trust, yet they provide none of the moral rewards which can be obtained from personalised trust, or were often available in traditional settings from the moral frameworks within which everyday life was undertaken. Moreover, the wholesale penetration of abstract systems into daily life creates risks which the individual is not well placed to confront; high-consequence risks fall into this category. Greater interdependence, up to and including globally independent systems, means greater vulnerability when untoward events occur that affect those systems as a whole.
    -- Anthony Giddens

    #Fall #Mean #Independent

  • For the most part, the American film market has become very corporatised, even independent film to a degree, and because of the corporate management mentality, they want to take the safe way.
    -- Anthony LaPaglia

    #Independent #Safe #Want

  • Most of my movies are indies. The best scripts I can find are independent films. But I love big-budget movies, I love craft services!
    -- Anthony Mackie

    #Independent #Crafts #Scripts

  • I only pay to take my son to the movies, because most of the time I only watch European movies, independent movies, or screen them privately. But I like to go to movies with my son because it's still fun; it reminds me of why I make movies.
    -- Antoine Fuqua

    #Fun #Independent #Son

  • THOUGHTS are the WORDS supported with the ACTION and both are not independent of each other to produce results.
    -- Anuj

    #Independent #Action #Results

  • The quality of mainstream cinema has changed. A lot of independent voices feel they can leave everything behind and make independent films.
    -- Anurag Kashyap

    #Independent #Voice #Quality

  • It's important to be driven and have goals. You want an independent woman who knows what she wants and isn't afraid to go after it. It's attractive to me when a woman is doing what she loves. It makes me want to know more.
    -- Apolo Ohno

    #Independent #Goal #Important

  • If there will be a serious Palestinian prime minister who makes a 100 percent effort to end terrorism, then we can have peace. Each side has to take steps. If terror continues, there will not be an independent Palestinian state. Israel will not accept it, if terror continues.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Independent #Israel #Effort

  • He held to the idea that the Jewish people, so often victims of injustice and persecution, should have a state where they could be independent and free. Think good or ill of Arik Sharon, agree or disagree with him, but that calling - a noble one - was plain and unalloyed.
    -- Ariel Sharon

    #Independent #Thinking #Ideas

  • My tenure in the Senate was really as an independent and whichever, regardless of party label.
    -- Arlen Specter

    #Party #Independent #Labels

  • Science preceded the theory of science, and is independent of it. Science preceded naturalism, and will survive it.
    -- Arthur Balfour

    #Independent #Science #Theory

  • As a political independent, I would gladly vote for any political party dedicated to limited government and entrepreneurship.
    -- Arthur C. Brooks

    #Party #Independent #Government

  • The material universe must consist ... of bodies ... such that each of them exercises its own separate, independent, and invariable effect, a change of the total state being compounded of a number of separate changes each of which is solely due to a separate portion of the preceding state.
    -- Arthur David Ritchie

    #Independent #Exercise #Numbers

  • Flags are bits of colored cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people’s brains and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead. When independent-thinking people (and here I do not include the corporate media) begin to rally under flags, when writers, painters, musicians, film makers suspend their judgment and blindly yoke their art to the service of the “Nation,” it’s time for all of us to sit up and worry.
    -- Arundhati Roy

    #Art #Independent #Thinking

  • I'm independent. If a guy is too clingy or needy, I actually get afraid of hurting him - and I can't deal with that.
    -- Ashley Greene

    #Hurt #Independent #Guy

  • I did four independent films during the break between 'Twilight' and 'New Moon.' I haven't even really had time to sit back and process it all. But when you do finally sit back and think about it, it's incredible.
    -- Ashley Greene

    #Twilight #Independent #Moon

  • Right now my career is totally schizophrenic, because when an American production like Hitchcock Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of showing them my independent films.
    -- Atom Egoyan

    #Dream #Independent #Careers

  • A lot of independent films offer a harsh reality check.
    -- Aubrey Plaza

    #Independent #Reality #Film

  • He saw the cause of his unhappiness in the family--the family as a social institution, which does not permit the child to become an independent individual at the proper time.
    -- August Strindberg

    #Children #Independent #Doe

  • Doing that, then doing a lot of theater, which I love. Doing guest stars, did two independent films that are going around to all these festivals. Both of them are going to be at the Lake Tahoe Film Festival.
    -- Austin Peck

    #Stars #Independent #Lakes

  • Individualism regards man-every man-as an independent, sovereign entity who possesses an inalienable right to his own life, a right derived from his nature as a rational being.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Independent #Men #Sovereign

  • To say ‘I love you’ one must first know how to say the ‘I.’ The meaning of the ‘I’ is an independent, self-sufficient entity that does not exist for the sake of any other person. A person who exists only for the sake of his loved one is not an independent entity, but a spiritual parasite. The love of a parasite is worth nothing.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Spiritual #Love You #Independent

  • You have been called selfish for the courage of acting on your own judgement and bearing sole responsibility for your own life. You have been called arrogant for your independent mind. You have been called cruel for your unyielding integrity. You have been calle anti social for the vision that made you venture upon undiscovered roads.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Integrity #Selfish #Independent

  • Individualism regards man - every man - as an independent, sovereign entity who possesses an inalienable right to his own life, a right derived from his nature as a rational being. Individualism holds that a civilized society, or any form of association, cooperation or peaceful co-existence among men, can be achieved only on the basis of the recognition of individual rights - and that a group, as such, has no rights other than the individual rights of its members.
    -- Ayn Rand

    #Independent #Men #Rights

  • A truly happy person is someone who is joyfully independent of outer conditions.
    -- Ayya Khema

    #Independent #Truly Happy #Happy Person

  • Memories have ways of becoming independent of the reality they evoke. They can soften us against those we were deeply hurt by or they can make us resent those we once accepted and loved unconditionally.
    -- Azar Nafisi

    #Hurt #Memories #Independent

  • In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
    -- B. R. Ambedkar

    #Independent #Thinking #Development

  • Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
    -- B. R. Ambedkar

    #Ocean #Independent #Men