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When Washington visited Portsmouth in 1789, he was not much impressed by th

When Washington visited Portsmouth in 1789, he was not much impressed by the architecture of the little town that had stood by him so stoutly in the struggle for independence.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the

If you are going to have to play defense all the time, you cannot have the kind of ingenuity, assertiveness, independence, and intelligence which is what has made our country strong.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.

Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness.

The independence of all political and other bother is a happiness.
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When Landon Carter, a Virginia plantation owner, read the Declaration of In

When Landon Carter, a Virginia plantation owner, read the Declaration of Independence two days after it was issued, he wondered whether its ringing affirmation of equality meant that slaves must be freed. If so, he confided to his diary, 'You must send th
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The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.

The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
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Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make

Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.
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Work is about more than making a living, as vital as that is. It's fundamen

Work is about more than making a living, as vital as that is. It's fundamental to human dignity, to our sense of self-worth as useful, independent, free people.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I didn't feel the need to rebel as a teenager. From age nine to 16, I went

I didn't feel the need to rebel as a teenager. From age nine to 16, I went to school in Montreux in Switzerland, and it was heaven. I went to England for the Easter holidays, Cyprus for Christmas and summer holidays, and I was delighted to have that indep
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Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs

Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act al
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Hungary is, in a word, in a state of WAR against the Hapsburg dynasty, a wa

Hungary is, in a word, in a state of WAR against the Hapsburg dynasty, a war of legitimate defence, by which alone it can ever regain independence and freedom.
Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago

'But,' say the puling, pusillanimous cowards, 'we shall be subject to a lon

'But,' say the puling, pusillanimous cowards, 'we shall be subject to a long and bloody war if we declare independence.' On the contrary, I affirm it the only step that can bring the contest to a speedy and happy issue.
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