84+ Best Independent Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Being independent means that you are able to find happiness on your own. It also means that you are open to new opportunities which leads to more knowledge and understanding of the world. Inspirational independent quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Most Famous Independent Quotes

My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me I am a free human being with an independent will. Charlotte Brontë

I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life and I became that woman. Diane von Furstenberg

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. Coco Chanel

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 Covey

I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives. Jane Austen

Independence is happiness. Susan B. Anthony

I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself. Charlotte Brontë

The bedrock of our democracy is the rule of law and that means we have to have an independent judiciary, judges who can make decisions independent of the political winds that are blowing. Caroline Kennedy

Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. Rumi

Diversity the art of thinking independently together. Malcolm Forbes

How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself? Anais Nin

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of crackpot than the stigma of conformity. Thomas J. Watson

When I discover who I am, I’ll be free. Ralph Ellison

Injustice in the end produces independence. Voltaire

I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience. Charlotte Brontë

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what’s right. Brigham Young

I’d rather die my way than live yours. Lauren Oliver

The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison. James Cash

Freedom  To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing. Ayn Rand

Penney Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it. John D. Rockefeller

I’m single because I was born that way. Mae West

There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. Calvin Coolidge

The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself. Michel de Montaigne

Independence is a heady draught, and if you drink it in your youth, it can have the same effect on the brain as young wine does. It does not matter that its taste is not always appealing. It is addictive and with each drink you want more. Maya Angelou

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

We do need a return to individual integrity, self reliance, and old fashioned gumption. We really do. Robert M. Pirsig

I do not wish them women to have power over men; but over themselves. Mary Wollstonecraft

It is very nearly impossible to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind. James Baldwin

Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution. Mae West

We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty. Montesquieu

If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them. Michael Bassey Johnson

Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent. Jim Rohn

Then, one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life you give them a piece of you. They don’t ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn’t your own anymore. Neil Gaiman

At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence. Booker T. Washington

I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me. William Shakespeare

Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism. George Henry Lewes

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

What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will. Charlotte Bronte

I am not an angel, I asserted; and I will not be one till I die I will be myself. Charlotte Brontë

Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath. Mary Wollstonecraft

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

I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America. Alexis de Tocqueville

I’m worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful cogs in the wheel let the wheel spin them around as it wants without taking a look at what they’re doing. I’m concerned that students not become passive acceptors of the official doctrine that’s handed down to them from the White House, the media, textbooks, teachers and preachers. Howard Zinn

Those who won our independence valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. Louis D. Brandeis

I’ve always loved strong women, which is lucky for me because once you’re over about twenty five there is no other kind. Women blow my mind. The stuff that routinely gets done to them would make most men curl up and die, but women turn to steel and keep on coming. Any man who claims he’s not into strong women is fooling himself mindless; he’s into strong women who know how to pout prettily and put on baby voices, and who will end up keeping his balls in her makeup bags. Tana French

Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence. David Ben Gurion

I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit. Theodore Roosevelt

True freedom is the capacity for acting according to one’s true character, to be altogether one’s self, to be self determined and not subject to outside coercion. Corliss Lamont

If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is an opportunity to get to know you, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but you for your happiness you will realize that a little loneliness goes a long way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful you. Mandy Hale

Independence? That’s middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. George Bernard Shaw

Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst, be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything, be that independent girl who didn’t need a man; be that girl who never backed down. Taylor Swift

I have an independent streak. You know, it’s kind of hard to tell a independent woman what to do. Betty Ford

Be an independent thinker at all times, and ignore anyone who attempts to define you in a limiting way. Sherry Argov

Throughout the day no time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and independence forever. Davy Crockett

I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I’ve just done what I damn well wanted to, and I’ve made enough money to support myself, and ain’t afraid of being alone. Katharine Hepburn

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. Virginia Woolf

It’s not radical Islam that worries the us it’s independence Noam Chomsky

The class of citizens who provide at once their own food and their own raiment, may be viewed as the most truly independent and happy. James Madison

The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them. Joseph Heller

The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence. Eddie Rickenbacker

In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got. Flannery O’Connor

Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end. Walt Disney

There are some who want to get married and others who don’t. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead. Greta Garbo

A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the chief reason for which we sought it has passed away. Ellen Glasgow

We need to help people to discover the true meaning of love. Love is generally confused with dependence. Those of us who have grown in true love know that we can love only in proportion to our capacity for independence. Fred Rogers

It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one’s dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent. W. Somerset Maugham

A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease. Elizabeth Gaskell

It is easy to be independent when you’ve got money. But to be independent when you haven’t got a thing, that’s the Lord’s test. Mahalia Jackson

We are so accustomed to the comforts of I cannot ,I do not want to and it is too difficult that we forget to realize when we stop doing things for ourselves and expect others to dance around us, we are not achieving greatness. We have made ourselves weak. Pandora Poikilos

There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self reliance. William F. Buckley, Jr.

Rule your mind or it will rule you. Horace

Independence doesn’t mean you decide the way you want. Stephen Breyer

Why do only the awful things become fads? I thought. Eye rolling and Barbie and bread pudding. Why never chocolate cheesecake or thinking for yourself? Connie Willis

It matters enormously to a successful democratic society like ours that we have three branches of government, each with some independence and some control over the other two. That’s set out in the Constitution. Sandra Day O’Connor

But there are other words for privacy and independence. They are isolation and loneliness. Megan Whalen Turner

The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought. Emma Goldman

Injustice in the end produces independence. Voltaire

The world is independent of my will. Ludwig Wittgenstein

No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance. Henry Miller