A good hook for an essay?

Question:The topic is that independence is more important than safety.

an example might be like give me liberty or give me death.


Not sure if this is what you are looking for, but here are some quotes...

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Chance is the providence of adventurers. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Adventure is worthwhile. ~ Amelia Earhart

One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. ~ Andre Gide

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be too cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. ~ Annie Dillard

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. ~ Charles Dubois

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. ~ Erich Fromm

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. ~ George Bernard Shaw

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
~ Louisa May Alcott

It is easy to follow, but it is uninteresting to do easy things. We find out about ourselves only when we take risks, when we challenge and question. ~ Magdalena Abakanowicz

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation. ~ Pearl S. Buck

Life is "trying things to see if they work." ~ Ray Bradbury

You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is. ~ Will Rogers

Anyways, I hope there is something that you like...
think of a personal example that proves independence is more important and work that in along with your arguement

don't use "give me liberty or give me death", it's overused and unorginal
I like "give me liberty or give me death"

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