90+ 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

The first of earthly blessings, independence. Edward Gibbon

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. George Washington

Independence is essential for permanent but fatal to immediate success. Samuel Butler

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. Margaret Thatcher

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them. Mark Twain

I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery. Wayne Dyer

It’s the good girls who keep diaries, the bad girls never have the time. Talullah Bankhead

Freedom lies in being bold. Robert Frost

Premature independence is the daughter of conceit. Idries Shah

It’s so important to have that independence. You know it yourself: Everyone needs evenings of their own. Olivia Wilde

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

I am lord of myself, accountable to none. Benjamin Franklin

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The truest test of independent judgment is being able to dislike someone who admires us, and to admire someone who dislikes us. Sydney J. Harris

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform. Diane Mariechild

I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams. Madonna

Independence is happiness. Susan B. Anthony

Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them and not because you need them. Mandy Hale

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it. Voltaire

There is often as much independence in not being led, as in not being driven. Tryon Edwards

A great step towards independence is a good-humored stomach, one that is willing to endure rough treatment. Seneca

It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. Samuel Adams

You don’t need a significant other to lead a significant life. Mandy Hale

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas Jefferson

The price for independence is often isolation and solitude. Steve Schmidt

In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. Franklin D. Roosevelt

Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country. Marquis de Lafayette

The power you have is to be the best version of yourself you can be, so you can create a better world. Ashley Rickards

Do you want to meet the love of your life? Look in the mirror. Bryon Katie

If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary. Malcolm X

No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person. Willa Cather

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

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me. Ayn Rand

Nobody gives you a chance… So you just have to stand on your own two feet and take them. Christon Henry

Amazing Independent Quotes

Independence …. is loyalty to one’s best self and principles, and this is often disloyalty to the general idols and fetishes. Mark Twain

He who defines duty for himself is his own master. Dick Cheatham

Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life. Bob Marley

Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils. General John Stark

Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. Woodrow Wilson

Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. Oprah Winfrey

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

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Jim Morrison

Independence is earned by a few words of cheap confidence. Albert Camus

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

I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be let alone!’ There is all the difference. Greta Garbo

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. Nelson Mandela

It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I’m not going to be silent. Madeleine Albright

Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King Jr.

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. Gloria Steinem

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. Alice Walker

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Ronald Reagan

Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure. Stephen King

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. Katharine Hepburn

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

Don’t be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams! Gabby Douglas

Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves. Friedrich Nietzsche

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

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends. J. K. Rowling

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell

Rule your mind or it will rule you. Horace

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes. Mahatma Gandhi

Life is short, wear your party pants. Loretta LaRoche

It’s 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

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin

Funny Independent Quotes

Economic independence is the foundation of the only sort of freedom worth a damn. H. L. Mencken

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. Harry Emerson Fosdick

Power is not given to you. You have to take it. Beyoncé Knowles

I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself. Emma Stone

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide. Napoleon Bonaparte

Financial independence is the ability to live from the income of your own personal resources. Jim Rohn

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

Liberties aren’t given, they are taken. Aldous Huxley

Never depend on anyone to make you happy….You are responsible for your own happiness. Rashida Rowe

We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless. Lech Walesa

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought. Pope John Paul II

If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor. Al Anon

It’s possible to climb to the top without stomping on other people. Taylor Swift

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

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. James Madison

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln

Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts. Stephen Breyer

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. Albert Camus

Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world, because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness. Ibn Taymiyyah

Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! Anne Frank

You have to do it yourself, no one else will do it for you. You must work out your own salvation. Charles E. Popplestone

It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it were the only one we had. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it. Erma Bombeck

To find yourself, think for yourself. Socrates

I’d like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free and wanted other people to be also free. Rosa Parks

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