These independence quotes promises to make us appreciate the privileges of freedom. Read these famous self-reliance quotations and sayings to understand it better.

Independence Quotes

The first thing that comes to mind when speaking of independence is the freedom from oppression. The liberty to act, speak and think without any external restraints is how independence can be best defined. The true meaning of independence, however, varies from person to person. While spiritual gurus define the state of being independent as the realization of the Almighty, philosophers have a more humanitarian approach to the same. Read this famous self-reliance quotations and sayings to feel the real essence of independence.

If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.

- Linda Sunshine

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.

- John D. Rockefeller

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

- Mahatma Gandhi

Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives.

- Camille Paglia

Hermits have no peer pressure.

- Steven Wright

Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like.

- Bertrand Russell

Courage is a kind of salvation.

- Plato

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.

- Henry David Thoreau

Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments, but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.

- Andrew Jackson

Don't rely on men but don't shun them either.

- Jennifer Aniston

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.

- R. Buckminster Fuller

Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps.

- Sitting Bull

The personal right to acquire property, which is a natural right, gives to property, when acquired, a right to protection, as a social right.

- James Madison

All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.

- John Locke

The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.

- Thomas Hobbes

Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization some how releases or frees you to operate more effectively.

- Larry King

Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity.

- Herman Melville

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 firmly believe that our salvation depends on the poor.

- Dorothy Day

We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.

- Douglas MacArthur

My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.

- Dylan Thomas

Mr. President how long must women wait to get their liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve.

- Alice Paul

Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.

- Marianne Williamson

In this theater of man's life, it is reserved only for God and angels to be lookers-on.

- Pythagoras

Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

- Areopagitica , John Milton

Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another.

- Beloved , Toni Morrison

I know not what others may choose but, as for me, give me liberty or give me death.

- Patrick Henry

From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.

- Tecumseh

Let us form one body, one heart, and defend to the last warrior our country, our homes, our liberty, and the graves of our fathers.

- Tecumseh

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

- Alexander's Bridge , Willa Cather

Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free

- Jim Morrison

I grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty, having no experience of it.

- Harriet Tubman

I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other.

- Harriet Tubman

I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.

- Harriet Tubman

Try to realize it's all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you're only very small and life flows on within you and without you.

- George Harrison

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

- Henry Ford

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.

- Saint Thomas Aquinas

I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.

- Muhammad Ali

I have X'd myself from your world.

- Charles Manson

Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.

- Edmund Burke

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