Independence Quotes

Independence Quotes
Here’s a few independence quotes for your enjoyment:

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

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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    • laura
    • September 28, 2010
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    I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion. -Henry David Thoreau

    You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. -Winston Churchill

    these two were my favourites. I’m a big fan of independence as described by them

      • David Parrish
      • September 29, 2010
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      Here is a quote for our times, “Without free, self-respecting, and autonomous citizens there can be no free and independent nations.” -Vaclav Havel There are times when the quotes that you bring to our attention find a home. Thanks

    • Lee
    • September 29, 2010
    Reply

    Hello Shawn, wonderful quotes to read and share, thank you!

    Take care always.

    • Laurie
    • March 1, 2011
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    Great quotes Shawn..A several jumped out at me….Do not depend on others. -Buddha….You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. -Winston Churchill…You do not need anyone’s permission to be your true self. -Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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