Independence Quotes

Michael Bassey Johnson

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

Neil Gaiman

Then, one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid
Then, one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid 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.

William Shakespeare

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

Tiffany Madison

Most men claim to desire driven, independent and confident women. Yet when confronted with such a creature reverence often evolves into resent. For just like women, men need to be needed.

Amaka Imani Nkosazana

I Love You! Three words that mean nothing if not followed through with actions. It seems to be more relevant in the terms of showing verses saying. Anyone can say it, because there are different kinds of love. But, few are willing to actually show it. Saying is one thing. Living proof is another.

Destinee Hardwick

I didn't want to be the woman who gave herself over willingly to the first man to notice her. I didn't want to be the stupid girl in every novel who loved without question and entered relationships that didn't make sense.

Florence Converse

And her work! Oh, the thought of being deprived of that! With only his love in return, his love and his amiable domestic tyranny!

Yogeshwaran Selvaraju

You won't be benefited unless & until you give a chance.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Step into your track and begin your steps till you reach the end because life is a personal journey.

Sheryl Sandberg

Whoever has the power takes the noun while the less powerful get an adjective. No one wants her achievements modified.We all just want to be the noun.

Steve Jobs

Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. [Stanford University commencement
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice."

[Stanford University commencement speech, 2005]

Mandy Hale

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

Single” is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize.


Rule your mind or it will rule you.

Michel De Montaigne

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

Emma Goldman

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

Fred Rogers

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.

Sharon Maas

She might be without country, without nation, but inside her there was still a being that could exist and be free, that could simply say I am without adding a this, or a that, without saying I am Indian, Guyanese, English, or anything else in the world.

Sena Jeter Naslund

Where we choose to be, where we choose to be-we have the power to determine that in our lives. We cannot reel time backward or forward, but we can take ourselves to the place that defines our being.

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

If we thought more for ourselves we would have very many more bad books and very many more good ones.

Mervyn Peake

He saw in happiness the seeds of independence, and in independence the seeds of revolt.

Maud Hart Lovelace

She tried to act as though it were nothing to go to the library alone. But her happiness betrayed her. Her smile could not be restrained, and it spread from her tightly pressed mouth, to her round cheeks, almost to the hair ribbons tied in perky bows over her ears.

Mervyn Peake

It was not often that Flay approved of happiness in others. He saw in happiness the seeds of independence, and in independence the seeds of revolt. But on an occasion such as this it was different, for the spirit of convention was being rigorously adhered to, and in between his ribs Mr. Flay experienced twinges of pleasure.

William Shakespeare

Yes, faith; it is my cousin's duty to make curtsy and say 'Father, as it please you.' But yet for all that, cousin, let him be a handsome fellow, or else make another curtsy and say 'Father, as it please me.

William Shakespeare

If [God] send me no husband, for the which blessing I am at him upon my knees every morning and evening ...

Henry Miller

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.

Thomas Jefferson

And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Pauline Creeden

Independence is counterfeit freedom. We think if we can make all our own choices and do our own thing, we will be free. But the opposite is true. By trying to be independent, we are attempting to take God’s place as the ruler of our lives. We can never succeed at creating happiness because we are the created, not the Creator.

Anthony Liccione

Let me be me, or let me be.

Kiera Woodhull

If only
you could have witnessed how
much I have changed: sit alone
in a disused theatre and feel what
I have felt, see how the world has
transformed me, like the metamorphosis
of a caterpillar.

John Ashbery

I'm heading for a clean-named place
like Wisconsin, and mad as a jack-o'-lantern, will get there
without help and nosy proclivities.

Elizabeth Gaskell

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

Ram Mohan

Make sure that the your remote control always lies with your own self and not in someone else's hands.

Seja Majeed

Live for what you love, and die for what you're unwilling to live without...

Seja Majeed

Even the Sun gets tired of rising, but he does it out of love for the Earth...

Seja Majeed

We search for happiness across every landscape, if only we knew that the seed in which it first grows, is planted within ourselves...

Graham Joyce

Because two people in love don't make a hive mind. Neither should they want to be a hive mind, to think the same, to know the same. It's about being separate and still loving each other, being distinct from each other. One is the violin string one is the bow.

Malti Bhojwani

A good relationship does not celebrate dependence; it nurtures the spirit of independence. Fall in love with yourself and commit to your goals, dreams and desires, that’s the most important relationship you can be in.

Colleen Hoover

I need someone who is willing to watch me brave the ocean and then dare me not to drown.

Thomas Davidson

Associate with noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone.
Rely upon your own energies, and so not wait for, or depend on other people.

Auliq Ice

The thought of being completely dependent disturbs people till the moment their eyes are opened to reality.

Johnnie Dent Jr.

Be as advertised.

Dorothy L. Sayers

A marriage of two independent and equally irritable intelligences seems to me reckless to the point of insanity.

Connie Willis

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?

Alice Walker

Sofia the kind of woman no matter what she have in her hand she make it look like a weapon.

Jane Austen

There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.

Mercedes Lackey

She would never truly be her own woman if she allowed fear and old memories to dictate where she would or would not go.

Christopher Hitchens

The only real radicalism in our time will come as it always has - from people who insist on thinking for themselves and who reject party-mindedness.

Houari Boumediene

Independence has made us Soft

Nenia Campbell

I can take care of myself,” I said hotly.

“Darlin, you don't even know how to pleasure yourself.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Never force a man to do your wish, but let them wish to do it by force.

Zeena Schreck

In order to understand why one chooses to be a Tantric practitioner, there has to be an understanding of cause and effect, cyclic existence, the awareness that the reality that we think we are seeing is not reality as it really truly is. So enlightenment is seeing reality with bare awareness, non-conceptual reality.

Dianna Hardy

If you're waiting for me to declare my undying love for you, I can't do that yet, blood-bond or no blood-bond. If you think I'm the swoony type of heroine you find in romance novels, who'll fall into your arms just because you saved me from an alternate reality or whatever, get ready to leave empty handed, because I don't want to be caught.

Zeena Schreck

A unifying factor between the different traditions and lineages of Tantra, is that it is feminine in nature. It acknowledges the feminine as the basis from which all the practices spring. Therefore, Tantra is by its nature, the understanding that all phenomenal existence, the universe, or cosmos, that we experience is feminine in nature.

Zeena Schreck

There are Tantrics who deliberately break taboos and social norms and then there are other Tantrics who, by means of their practices and the way that they practice, that to society in general, it may have the appearance of breaking social norms but in fact that is just the manifestation of the progress of their practice.

Lama Surya Das

Taking the decision-making process away from people disempowers them. It also makes them much less likely to buy into the decision, however right it may be. One’s own conscience remains the ultimate arbiter.

Amit Kalantri

Check the history, more people died for freedom than love, people need freedom before they need love.

Christy Birmingham

Push to achieve your dreams. Don't let anyone push you out of dreamland.

Antonia Fraser

[In 16th century European society] Marriage was the triumphal arch through which women, almost without exception, had to pass in order to reach the public eye. And after marriage followed, in theory, the total self-abnegation of the woman.

Mae West

Marriage is a fine institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.

Greta Garbo

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.

Warren Farrell

When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.

Elizabeth I Tudor

If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married.

Charlotte Brontë

There are certain phrases potent to make my blood boil - improper influence! What old woman's cackle is that?"

"Are you a young lady?"

"I am a thousand times better: I am an honest woman, and as such I will be treated.

Elizabeth I Tudor

[I]n the end this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.

Charlotte Brontë

I am anchored on a resolve you cannot shake. My heart, my conscience shall dispose of my hand - they only. Know this at last.

Florence Converse

But a girl’s love is not a woman’s love; above all, it is not a modern woman’s love. I, at thirty, cannot accept your views, adopt your methods, and believe your heresies, as you might be able to teach me to do if I were eighteen, - and if I loved you. I have found out my own life-truths, and they do not accord with yours.

Virginia Woolf

For in marriage a little licence, a little independence there must
be between people living together day in day out in the same house; which Richard gave her, and she

Edith Wharton

...they who exchange their independence for the sweet name of Wife must be prepared to find all is not gold that glitters...

...Eş gibi tatlı bir kelime karşılığında özgürlüklerinden vazgeçenler, parlayan her şeyin altın olmadığını görmeye hazırlıklı olmalıdırlar...

Paul Tillich

Language ... has created the word 'loneliness' to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.

Seja Majeed

In fairy tales the evil characters disappear or die, in reality, evil spreads while you wait for your hero on a horse, only to realise the sword to save yourself was always in your hand...

Sachin Kundalkar

Those who choose differently must suffer the consequences. They must take the pain their decisions bring.

John Quincy Adams

America... goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.

Auliq Ice

Rather than caving in to protests, let us know who is in charge by setting boundaries.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Freedom is the atmosphere in which humanity thrives. Breathe it in.

Trevor D. Richardson

We’re better together than we are apart. The American Dream has us looking out for ourselves even at the expense of our neighbors. That shit ain’t true, man.

Paulo Coelho

لن أسعى إلى البحث عن السعادة بعد الآن. من الآن فصاعداًً، أنا مستقلّة؛ أرى الحياة من ناظري%

Charlotte Brontë

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

Coco Chanel

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

Ralph Ellison

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

Mae West

I'm single because I was born that way.

Charlotte Brontë

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.

Mary Wollstonecraft

I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.

Charlotte Brontë

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

Joseph Heller

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

Theodore Roosevelt

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.

Mary Wollstonecraft

It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men.

Emme Rollins

Like a butterfly stuck in a chrysalis, waiting for the perfect moment, I was waiting for the day I could burst forth and fly away and find my home.

Mary Wollstonecraft

I love man as my fellow; but his scepter, real, or usurped, extends not to me, unless the reason of an individual demands my homage; and even then the submission is to reason, and not to man.

Marty Rubin

To know your soul is your own, that's what counts.

Adam Carolla

My feeling is this whole country is founded on the principle of 'if you are not hurting anyone, and you're not fucking with someone else's shit, and you are paying your taxes, you should be able to just do what you want to do.' It's the freedom and the independence.

Hannah Arendt

Niemand hat das Recht zu gehorchen.

Lydhia Marie

I hated the idea of being half of an individual who could only be completed by someone else, the other half. I liked my independence." -Amya

L.M. Browning

I burned by bridges so the devil couldn't follow me.

Nocturnus Libertus

With the way a lot of men function, I'd say "single" womyn are a threat to society. In fact, I'd go as single womyn are a threat to the system. As a womyn, if you aren't spending all your time looking for what you were socialized to, you're doing something productive. I'd say that scares a hell of a lot of people.

Auliq Ice

Independence is paramount and freedom holds a lot of new possibilities, if all the chances are given at the right time.

Sophrony Sakharov

Nowadays all over the world fighting goes on for freedom and independence but it is hard to find anyone to whom the mystery of the godlike freedom of children of the Heavenly Father has been revealed.

Una LaMarche

And I'm not sure if it's G-d, or fate, or just air masses colliding over water, but I will say this: It feels, finally, like flying.

Lauren Oliver

When you're completely free, you're also completely on your own.

Idries Shah

Premature independence is the daughter of conceit.

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