Independence Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Independence quotes and Independence sayings, and Independence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty."

Charles de Montesquieu

"There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means. "

Calvin Coolidge

"If we are serious about moving toward energy independence in a cost-effective way, we should invest in solar energy. If we are serious about cutting air and water pollution and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, we should invest in solar energy."

Bernie Sanders

"Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy."

Benjamin Disraeli

"The essence of independence is to be able to do something for one s self."

Maria Montessori

"Independence? That’s middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth."

George Bernard Shaw

"Independence means you decide according to the law and the facts."

Stephen Breyer

"A great step towards independence is a good-humored stomach, one that is willing to endure rough treatment."


"Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life as you choose. Anything less is a form of slavery."

Wayne Dyer

"Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."

Pope John Paul II

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

Emma Goldman

"The first of earthly blessings, independence."

Edward Gibbon

"Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world, because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness."

Ibn Taymiyyah

"Never depend on anyone to make you happy….You are responsible for your own happiness."

Rashida Rowe

"Nobody gives you a chance… So you just have to stand on your own two feet and take them."

Christon Henry

"Single is not a status. It is a word that best describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others."


"There’s nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility is being superior to your former self."

Ernest Hemingway

"Economic independence is the foundation of the only sort of freedom worth a damn."

H. L. Mencken

"Financial independence is the ability to live from the income of your own personal resources."

Jim Rohn

"Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth."


"You don’t need a significant other to lead a significant life."

Mandy Hale

"Independence …. is loyalty to one’s best self and principles, and this is often disloyalty to the general idols and fetishes."

Mark Twain

"No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person."

Willa Cather

"The price for independence is often isolation and solitude."

Steve Schmidt

"I am lord of myself, accountable to none."

Benjamin Franklin

"He who defines duty for himself is his own master."

Dick Cheatham

"I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams."


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

Tryon Edwards

"The truest test of independent judgment is being able to dislike someone who admires us, and to admire someone who dislikes us."

Sydney J. Harris

"Premature independence is the daughter of conceit."

Idries Shah

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