In the spirit of Independence Day, which is quickly approaching, let us honor the spirit of independence within us. The ability to be independent is one of the most important qualities a person can have. To think for and support oneself is a main pillar of the American dream, and around the world, too.
Independence and freedom go hand in hand, both economically and emotionally. Many people fought for our rights to be independent as individuals, and many more have spoken a lot on the subject. This year, when celebrating Independence Day, remember the true meaning of freedom and embrace your own independence.
“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”
“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.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Independence is happiness.”
-Susan B. Anthony
“Nothing is more precious than independence and liberty.”
-Ho Chi Minh
“The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.”
“There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.”
“Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end.”
“Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism.”
-George Henry Lewes
“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.”
“My mom has made it possible for me to be who I am. Our family is everything. Her greatest skill was encouraging me to find my own person and own independence.”