Through the intensive aspiration of the human soul arises in man the desire for independence. -Vellupillai Pirapakaran
The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully. -Epicurus
Independence? That’s middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. -George Bernard Shaw
Impatience is the mark of independence, not of bondage. -Marianne Moore
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The price for independence is often isolation and solitude. -Steve Schmidt
The first of earthly blessings, independence. -Edward Gibbon
Men say they love independence in a woman, but they don’t waste a second demolishing it brick by brick. -Candice Bergen
Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men. -Mortimer Adler
Do not depend on others. -Buddha
Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. -Christopher Robin to Pooh
There is no such thing as being too independent. -Victoria Billings
I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion. -Henry David Thoreau
Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations. -Vaclav Havel
Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent. -Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort
Every human has four endowments: self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom…the power to choose, to respond, to change. -Stephen R. Corvey
It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind. -James Baldwin
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. -John F. Kennedy
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. -Winston Churchill
Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation. Live wild, live free, live as master of your own fate. -Jonathan Lockwood Huie
You do not need anyone’s permission to be your true self. -Jonathan Lockwood Huie
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