65 Self Reliance Quotes On Success In Life

These self reliance quotes will inspire you. Self reliance, reliance on one’s own efforts and abilities.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging self reliance quotes, self reliance sayings, and self reliance proverbs.

Best Self Reliance Quotes

  1. “Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. “There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance.” ~ William F. Buckley, Jr.
  4. “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  5. “The difficulties, hardships, and trials of life, the obstacles… are positive blessings. They knit the muscles more firmly, and teach self-reliance.” ~ William Matthews
  6. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  7. “When you stand and overcome a significant setback, you’ll find an increasing inner confidence and self-assurance that has been created by conquering defeat. Absorbing and overcoming this kind of punishment engenders a sober, steely toughness that results in a hardened sense of independence and a personal belief that you can take on anything, survive and win.” ~ Bill Walsh
  8. “To be great is to be misunderstood.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  9. “I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
  10. “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own, but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  11. “Self-reliance, the height and perfection of man, is reliance on God.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. “Let a man then know his worth and keep things under his feet.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  13. “If we expected self-reliance of family groups if we expected hardiness and resilience and initiative on the part of individuals, and if we rewarded initiative instead of dependence on government, we would not only ameliorate many of the family-related social problems we see at present, but we would also reduce our vulnerability to terrorism. People who are hardy, resilient, and self-reliant are a lot harder to terrorize.” ~ Bernard Levin , Self reliance quotes individualiasm
  14. “A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his thought because it is his. In every work of genius, we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. “More than ever before, we need to learn and apply the principles of economic self-reliance. We do not know when the crisis involving sickness or unemployment may affect our own circumstances. We do know that the Lord has decreed global calamities for the future and has warned and forewarned us to be prepared. For this reason, the Brethren have repeatedly stressed a ‘back to basics’ program for temporal and spiritual welfare.” ~ Ezra Taft Benson
  16. “Humility is the part of wisdom and is most becoming in men. But let no one discourage self-reliance; it is, of all the rest, the greatest quality of true manliness.” ~ Lajos Kossuth

  17. “And truly it demands something godlike in him who has cast off the common motives of humanity, and has ventured to trust himself for a taskmaster. High be his heart, faithful his will, clear his sight, that he may in good earnest be doctrine, society, law, to himself, that a simple purpose may be to him as strong as iron necessity is to others!” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  18. “The basis of good manners is self-reliance.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  19. “No true Latter-Day Saint, while physically or emotionally able will voluntarily shift the burden of his own or his family’s well-being to someone else. So long as he can, under the inspiration of the Lord and with his own labors, he will supply himself and his family with the spiritual and temporal necessities of life.” ~ Spencer W. Kimball
  20. “Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  21. “Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  22. “Society everywhere is in a conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  23. “Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance” ~ Lisa Murkowski
  24. “It is good advice to slow down a little, steady the course, and focus on the essentials when experiencing adverse conditions.” ~ Dieter F. Uchtdorf

  25. “The time will come that gold will hold no comparison in value to a bushel of wheat.” ~ Brigham Young
  26. “To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men that is genius.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  27. “A secure individual…knows that the responsibility for anything concerning his life remains with himself-and he accepts that responsibility.” ~ Harry Browne
  28. “The best help that benevolence and philanthropy can give is that which induces everybody to help himself.” ~ Calvin Coolidge

  29. “Everyone who owns a home recognizes the need for fire insurance. We hope and pray that there will never be a fire. Nevertheless, we pay for insurance to cover such a catastrophe, should it occur. We ought to do the same with reference to family welfare.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley
  30. “My life is for itself and not for a spectacle.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  31. “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  32. “The only person who is going to give you security and the life you want is you.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki

  33. “We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  34. “Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  35. “I must be myself. I cannot break myself any longer for you, or you. If you can love me for what I am, we shall be the happier. If you cannot, I will still seek to seserve that you should.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  36. “In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts; they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  37. “A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light which flashes across his mind from within, more than the luster of the firmament of bards and sages” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  38. “Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  39. “No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  40. “God loves to help him who strives to help himself.” ~ Aeschylus

  41. “Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year’s supply of food…and were debt-free. Today we find that many have followed this counsel in reverse: they have at least a year’s supply of debt and are food-free.” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  42. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson , Self reliance quotes about nature
  43. “Virtues are, in the popular estimate, rather the exception than the rule. There is the man and his virtues.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  44. “And so the reliance on Property, including the reliance on governments which protect it, is the want of self-reliance.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  45. “You can’t get spoiled if you do your own ironing.” ~ Meryl Streep
  46. “Mad cause he ain’t like me… Oh you mad cause nobody ever did it like me.” ~ Drake
  47. “Discontent is want of self-reliance; it is infirmity of will.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  48. “The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.” ~ Thomas Aquinas

  49. “The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.” ~ Thomas Aquinas
  50. “These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  51. “These are the voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and culture of the eater. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  52. “Poverty breeds lack of self-reliance” ~ Daniel De Leon

  53. “But do your work, and I shall know you. Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  54. “There is a portent of stormy weather ahead to which we had better give heed…No one knows when emergencies will strike…Set your houses in order. If you have paid your debts, if you have a reserve, even though it be small, then should storms howl about your head, you will have shelter for your wife and children and peace in your hearts. That’s all I have to say about it, but I wish to say it with all the emphasis of which I am capable.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley
  55. “…when we really get into hard times, where food is scarce or there is none at all, and so with clothing and shelter, money may be no good for there may be nothing to buy, and you cannot eat money, you cannot get enough of it together to burn to keep you warm, and you cannot wear it.” ~ J. Reuben Clark
  56. “The masses have no habit of self-reliance or original action.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  57. “Let us avoid debt as we would avoid a plague…Let every head of every household see to it that he has on hand enough food and clothing, and, where possible, fuel also, for at least a year ahead…Let every head of household aim to own his own home, free from mortgage. Let us again clothe ourselves with these proved and sterling virtues-honesty, truthfulness, chastity, sobriety, temperance, industry, and thrift; let us discard all covetousness and greed.” ~ J. Reuben Clark
  58. “I read the other day some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let the subject be what it may. The sentiment they instill is of more value than any thought they may contain. To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, – that is genius.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  59. “Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they will somehow be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion.” ~ Ezra Taft Benson
  60. “Society is a wave. The wave moves onward, but the water of which it is composed does not.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  61. “It is easy to see that a greater self-reliance must work a revolution in all the offices and relations of men; in their religion; in their education; in their pursuits; their modes of living; their association; in their property; in their speculative views.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  62. “He cumbers himself never about consequences, about interests; he gives an independent, genuine verdict. You must court him: he does not court you. But the man is, as it were, clapped into jail by his consciousness.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  63. “Recent surveys of Church members have shown a serious erosion in the number of families who have a year’s supply of life’s necessities. Most members plan to do it. Too few have begun… It is our sacred duty to care for our families, including our extended families.” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  64. “Nature suffers nothing to remain in her kingdom which cannot help itself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  65. “Let a stoic open the resources of man, and tell men they are not leaning willows, but can and must detach themselves; that with the exercise of self-trust, new powers shall appear.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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