Independence Of Thought Quotes by Rajiv Gandhi, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amelia Earhart, John Dewey, Bryce Courtenay, Alexis de Tocqueville and many others.
For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.
It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; 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.
Now and then women should do for themselves what men have already doneвЂ”occasionally what men have not doneвЂ”thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action.
A society with too few independent thinkers is vulnerable to control by disturbed and opportunistic leaders. A society which wants to create and maintain a free and democratic social system must create responsible independence of thought among its young.
. . . besides love, independence of thought is the greatest gift an adult can give a child.
Among the droves of men with political ambitions in the United States, I found very few with that virile candor, that manly independence of thought, that often distinguished Americans in earlier times and that is invariably the preeminent trait of great characters wherever it exists.
In the long run [censorship] will create a generation incapable of appreciating the difference between independence of thought and subservience.
I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.
The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
Better remain silent, better not even think, if you are not prepared to act.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
A free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.
When I think of the most able students I have encountered in my teaching – I mean those who have distinguished themselves not only by skill but by independence of thought – then I must confess that all have had a lively interest in epistemology.
The virtues of science are skepticism and independence of thought.
I promise to question everything my leaders tell me. I promise to use my critical faculties. I promise to develop my independence of thought. I promise to educate myself so I can make my own judgments.