Inspiring Independent Quotes On Success In Life

These independent quotes will inspire you. Independent free from outside control; not subject to another’s an authority or not depending on another for livelihood or subsistence.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging independent quotes, independent sayings, and independent proverbs.

Best Independent Quotes

  1. “I am no bird, and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.” ~ Charlotte Bronte
  2. “To find yourself, think for yourself.” ~ Socrates
  3. “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  4. “My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” ~ Adlai E. Stevenson

  5. “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
  6. “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
  7. “To become financially independent you must turn part of your income into capital; turn capital into enterprise; turn enterprise into profit; turn profit into investment; and turn investment into financial independence.” ~ Jim Rohn
  8. “The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.” ~ Christopher Hitchens

  9. “Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” ~ Albert Einstein
  10. “Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.” ~ John D. Rockefeller
  11. “Independence is never given to a people, it has to be earned; and, once earned, must be defended.” ~ Chaim Weizmann
  12. “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ~ Rumi

  13. “If you are not financially independent by the time you are forty or fifty, it doesn’t mean that you are living in the wrong country or at the wrong time. It simply means that you have the wrong plan.” ~ Jim Rohn
  14. “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!” ~ Bob Marley
  15. “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  16. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela

  17. “Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  18. “Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  19. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~ Viktor E. Frankl
  20. “Freedom cannot be bestowed – it must be achieved.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

  21. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” ~ Coco Chanel
  22. “Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.” ~ Nicolas Chamfort
  23. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, that to secure these rights governments are instituted among men. We…solemnly publish and declare, that these colonies are and of a right ought to be free and independent states…and for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honour.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  24. “I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything.” ~ Kamala Harris

  25. “It is solely by risking life that freedom is obtained; . . . the individual who has not staked his or her life may, no doubt, be recognized as a Person; but he or she has not attained the truth of this recognition as an independent self-consciousness.” ~ Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  26. “It’s important to be driven and have goals. You want an independent woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. It’s attractive to me when a woman is doing what she loves. It makes me want to know more.” ~ Apolo Ohno
  27. “I’d rather die my way than live yours.” ~ Lauren Oliver
  28. “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

  29. “I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft
  30. “Under the urge of nature and according to the laws of development, though not understood by the adult, the child is obliged to be serious about two fundamental things … the first is the love of activity… The second fundamental thing is independence.” ~ Maria Montessori
  31. “A cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty but an obsession about female obedience.” ~ Naomi Wolf
  32. “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

  33. “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life” ~ Hillary Clinton
  34. “I have a daughter and I have granddaughters and I will never vote to let a group of backward-looking ideologues cut women’s access to birth control. We have lived in that world, and we are not going back, not ever” ~ Elizabeth Warren
  35. “A year ago Guyana became politically free and independent. She assumed the untrammeled right to make her own decisions on what ought to be done or ought not to be done within her border. Since then, hers has also been the right to decide what course she would take and to state her views and opinions positively in the fora of the world. As we celebrate the first anniversary of freedom, it is our duty to take account of what we have achieved or what we have failed to do, to note where we have done well and what we ought to have done better.” ~ Forbes Burnham
  36. “Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.” ~ George Orwell

  37. “Fools have a habit of believing that everything written by a famous author is admirable. For my part I read only to please myself and like only what suits my taste.” ~ Voltaire
  38. “A Bond girl must be a strong and independent woman, but at the same time charming and sensual. Those opposite qualities combined together make her interesting. She must be strong but at the same time feminine.” ~ Olga Kurylenko
  39. “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  40. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” ~ Ayn Rand
  41. “That these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown; and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.” ~ Richard Henry Lee
  42. “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” ~ Albert Einstein

  43. “Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.” ~ Jim Rohn , Financially independent quotes
  44. “I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  45. “In my heart I’m independent, a bit of a rebel, a nonconformist.” ~ Nicole Kidman

  46. “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” ~ Carl Rogers
  47. “I think Israel should be treated as an independent nation and not a puppet of our state.” ~ Ron Paul
  48. “I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.” ~ Dido Armstrong
  49. “I grew up with just my mom. She and I were like best friends. She’s a very independent woman and I admire that about her. In my life, I’ve tried to be like that. To be okay with being on my own and being independent.” ~ Emma Roberts

  50. “It is the business of the very few to be independent; it is a privilege of the strong.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  51. “Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else.” ~ Albert Einstein
  52. “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
  53. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” ~ Janis Joplin

  54. “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
  55. “Modern capitalism needs men who cooperate smoothly and in large numbers; who want to consume more and more; and whose tastes are standardized and can be easily influenced and anticipated. It needs men who feel free and independent, not subject to any authority or principle or conscience– yet willing to be commanded, to do what is expected of them, to fit into the social machine without friction; who can be guided without force, led without leaders, prompted without aim– except the one to make good, to be on the move, to function, to go ahead.” ~ Erich Fromm
  56. “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.” ~ Ronald Reagan
  57. “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” ~ Susan B. Anthony

  58. “The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” ~ Winston Churchill
  59. “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  60. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” ~ Jim Rohn
  61. “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police … yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home — all the more powerful because forbidden — terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.” ~ Winston Churchill
  62. “A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.” ~ Banksy

  63. “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.” ~ Nelson Mandela
  64. “I will not be “famous,” “great.” I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  65. “… he who has independent ideas is hated by the mass[es].” ~ Shang Yang

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