Republic Declared Independence

Famous quotes containing the words republic, declared and/or independence:

    No republic is more real than that of letters, and I am the last in principles, as I am the least in pretensions to any dictatorship in it.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    This declared indifference, but as I must think, covert real zeal for the spread of slavery, I can not but hate. I hate it because of the monstrous injustice of slavery itself. I hate it because it deprives our republican example of its just influence in the world ... and especially because it forces so many really good men amongst ourselves into an open war with the very fundamental principles of civil liberty.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    The subject of the novel is reality liberated from soul. The reader in complete independence presented with a structured process: let him evaluate it, not the author. The façade of the novel cannot be other than stone or steel, flashing electrically or dark, but silent.
    Alfred Döblin (1878–1957)