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Thoughts on sovereignty

Published: Aug 11, 2018 05:13:06 AM IST
Updated: Aug 10, 2018 02:12:35 PM IST

Thoughts on sovereignty
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You celebrate who you are. You say, ‘This is my kingdom’. 
—Salma Hayek

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A born king is a very rare being.
—Jean-Jacques Rousseau

It is the height of  cruelty to rob the individual of a single natural right.
—Elizabeth Cady Stanton

My life didn’t please me, so I created my life.
—Coco Chanel

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Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
—Napoléon Bonaparte

I do not wish women to have power over men, but over themselves.
—Mary Wollstonecraft

He is a fool who will descend into a well on another man’s rope.
—Louis L’Amour

The sovereignty of one’s self over oneself is called liberty.
—Albert Pike

The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.
—Henry Miller

People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.
—Emma Goldman

Nothing grows well in the shade of a big tree.
—Constantin Brâncuși

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Sovereignty is not given; it is taken.
—Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India.
—BR Ambedkar

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Whatever this is that I am, it is flesh and spirit... and the ruling part.
—Marcus Aurelius
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Don’t depend on others, or by and by you won’t be able to depend on yourself—nor will anyone else.
—BC Forbes

(This story appears in the 17 August, 2018 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)