Independence Quotes

“Independence means.. enjoying freedom and empowering others too to let them do so.”
― Vikrmn

“Independence is a complex word in a foreign tongue. To resist occupation, whether you’re a nation or merely a woman, you must understand the language of your enemy. Conquest and liberation and democracy and divorce are words that mean squat, basically, when you have hungry children and clothes to get out on the line and it looks like rain.”
― Barbara Kingsolver

“Keep your problems to yourself, if its too much for you, kill it slowly till it disappears from your life.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“He saw in happiness the seeds of independence, and in independence the seeds of revolt.”
― Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan

“Associate with noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone.
Rely upon your own energies, and so not wait for, or depend on other people.”
― Thomas Davidson

“Someone told me the other day that he felt bad for single people because they are lonely all the time. I told him that’s not true I’m single and I don’t feel lonely. I take myself out to eat, I buy myself clothes. I have great times by myself. Once you know how to take care of yourself company becomes an option and not a necessity.”
― Keanu Reeves

“A steely look of anger flared in my mother’s eyes, and I thought, just maybe, I was leaving her in good hands after all. Her own.”
― Rick Riordan

“Life is a process during which one initially gets less and less dependent, independent, and then more and more dependent.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Men being, as has been said, by nature, all free, equal and independent, no one can be put out of this estate, and subjected to the political power of another, without his own consent.”
― John Locke

“I don’t believe I shall ever marry; I’m happy as I am, and love my liberty too well to be in any hurry to give it up for any mortal man.”
― Louisa May Alcott

“Yes, faith; it is my cousin’s duty to make curtsy and say ‘Father, as it please you.’ But yet for all that, cousin, let him be a handsome fellow, or else make another curtsy and say ‘Father, as it please me.

“Independence is earned by a few words of cheap confidence”
― Albert Camus

“I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.”
― Victoria Claflin Woodhull

“In the second half of life, people have less power to infatuate you. But they also have much less power to control you or hurt you.”
― Richard Rohr

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

“It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to the question ‘who am I’ except the voice inside herself.”
― Betty Friedan

“So the fact that I’m me and no one else is one of my greatest assets. Emotional hurt is the price a person has to pay in order to be independent.”
― Haruki Murakami

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

“You are never truly autonomous until you learn when and who to ask for help.”
― Luigina Sgarro

“My personal experience with ridicule and rejection is that they only made me more independent.”
― Marty Rubin

“The ideal traveler: he goes everywhere and belongs nowhere.”
― Marty Rubin

“I’m glad of any political freedom they give me, but what I’m interested in is not political freedom. I’m interested in the liberties I take.”
― Robert Frost

“All people are inspired who ignore society’s expectations and forge their own path in life.”
― Marty Rubin

“Better to fail on one’s own terms than succeed on someone else’s.”
― Marty Rubin

“Join nothing. Belong nowhere. Go your own way.”
― Marty Rubin

“Give me that man or woman with integrity who has not been blinded by propaganda and is still able to think for themselves.”
― Marty Rubin

“Blessed are those who have not succumbed to society’s prejudices but have learned to see for themselves.”
― Marty Rubin


“You are made a slave in a moment by the world, if you don’t begin life by defying it.”
― Frances Burney

“Through our work and through getting what we need on our own, without depending on others, we can stand tall and realize our potential as humans.”
― Robert Greene

“She scoffed. ‘I guess what I’m trying to say is that not having a man around isn’t the end of the world.”
― Isaac Thorne

“Freedom is free beyond a person’s limit but it is better for him to free himself within his limits.”
― Srinivas Mishra

“All we ask is to be left alone’ – To be allowed to go in peace to control our own destiny.”
― Jefferson Davis

“Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for yourself.”
― Marty Rubin

“Why do people dread being alone? I find the greatest freedom and happiness in being alone.”
― Marty Rubin

“I don’t need anyone to tell me how to live.”
― Marty Rubin

“I don’t want to have to earn love by giving up my ability to make decisions that determine how I live.”
― Eloisa James

“Every time government attempts to handle our affairs, it costs more and the results are worse than if we had handled them ourselves.”
― Benjamin Constant

“An encouraged person will eventually get his drive from encouragement; he becomes more dependent. A person that never really receives encouragement learns to move out of spite; he becomes more independent.”
― Criss Jami

“She tried to act as though it were nothing to go to the library alone. But her happiness betrayed her. Her smile could not be restrained, and it spread from her tightly pressed mouth, to her round cheeks, almost to the hair ribbons tied in perky bows over her ears.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace

“Maybe the truly handicapped people are the ones that don’t need God as much.”
― Joni Eareckson Tada

“In the inner courtroom of my mind, mine is the only judgment that counts.”
― Nathaniel Branden

“To know your soul is your own, that’s what counts.”
― Marty Rubin

“I don’t belong to you … You thought if I married you that I would, but I don’t. I don’t belong to any man … I only belong to myself. But belonging to myself doesn’t mean I don’t love you or that I don’t want to stand beside you.”
― Christina Henry

“I appreciate the struggle, especially when you’re just getting your independence.”
― C. Vivian Stringer

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