Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort.
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.
It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.
So live that you can look any man in the eye and tell him to go to hell.
[I am] lord of myself, accountable to none.
Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence.
There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.
I do desire we may be better strangers.
He is the Cat that walks by himself, and all places are alike to him.
I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.
No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.
He who defines duty for himself is his own master.
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully
As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
I do this real moron thing, it's called thinking, and I'm not a very good Amercian because I like to form my own opionions.
Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
You have to do it yourself, no one else will do it for you. You must work out your own salvation.
Solitude is independence.
for those who would joyously march in rank and file, they have already earned my contempt, for they were given a large brain by accident when a spinal chord would have sufficed.
Joel, I'm not a concept. I want you to just keep that in your head. Too many guys think I'm a concept or I complete them or I'm going to make them alive, but I'm just a fucked-up girl who is looking for my own peace of mind. Don't assign me yours.
True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.
Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.