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Independence Quotes


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

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one's self?

Happy the man to whom heaven has given a morsel of bread without laying him under the obligation of thanking any other for it than heaven itself.

I never thrust my nose into other men's porridge. It is no bread and butter of mine: Every man for himself and God for us all.

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

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.

Independence may be found in comparative as well as in absolute abundance; I mean where a person contracts his desires within the limits of his fortune.

It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever. See quote detail

It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.

It should be the lesson of our life to grow into a holy independence of every judgment which has not the sanction of conscience and of God. - No man can lift up his head with manly calmness and peace who is the slave of other men's judgments.

Let all your views in life be directed to a solid, however moderate, independence; without it no man can be happy, nor even honest.

The greatest of all human benefits, that, at least, without which no other benefit can be truly enjoyed, is independence.

The king is the least independent man in his dominions; the beggar the most so.

The moral progression of a people can scarcely begin till they are independent.

The word "independence" is united to the accessory ideas of dignity and virtue. The word "dependence" is united to the ideas of inferiority and corruption.

There is often as much independence in not being led, as in not being driven.

These two things, contradictory as they may seem, must go together, manly dependence and manly independence, manly reliance and manly self-reliance.