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Dependence Quotes


These are some of the best 'Dependence' quotations and sayings.

Depend on no man, on no friend but him who can depend on himself. He only who acts conscientiously toward himself, will act so toward others.

Dependence goes somewhat against the grain of a generous mind; and it is no wonder that it should do so, considering the unreasonable advantage which is often taken of the inequality of fortune.

Dependence is a perpetual call upon humanity, and a greater incitement to tenderness and pity than any other motive whatever.

God has made no one absolute. - The rich depend on the poor, as well as the poor on the rich. - The world is but a magnificent building; all the stones are gradually cemented together. - No one subsists by himself alone.

He who imagines he can do without the world deceives himself much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without him is still more mistaken.

Heaven's eternal wisdom has decreed, that man should ever stand in need of man.

How beautifully is it ordered, that as many thousands work for one, so must every individual bring his labor to make the whole. - The highest is not to despise the lowest, nor the lowest to envy the highest; each must live in all and by all. - So God has ordered, that men, being in need of each other, should learn to love each other, and to bear each other's burdens.

In an arch, each single stone, which, if severed from the rest, would be perhaps defenceless, is sufficiently secured by the solidity and entireness of the whole fabric of which it is a part.

No degree of knowledge attainable by man is able to set him above the want of hourly assistance.

People may live as much retired from the world as they please; but sooner or later, before they are aware, they will find themselves debtor or creditor to somebody.

The acknowledgment of weakness which we make in imploring to be relieved from hunger and from temptation, is surely wisely put in our prayer. Think of it, you who are rich, and take heed how you turn a beggar away.

The beautiful must ever rest in the arms of the sublime. - The gentle need the strong to sustain it, as much as the rock-flowers need rocks to grow on, or the ivy the rugged wall which it embraces.

The greatest man living may stand in need of the meanest, as much as the meanest does of him.

There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service, and stand in fear of the power and unkindness, even of the meanest of mortals.