31 Quotes About Being Independent

31 Quotes About Being Independent

Personal freedom and independence are so much more than just a financial subject, but go a lot deeper, if we include self-determination and the freedom from internal pressures such as guilt and shame. To be truly independent, we have to take a closer look at what underlying issues tie us to past moments, experiences, and the influences of others, as well as our own inner worries and stories. Today, I wanted to make this quote post about being dependent, because I wanted to give you the choice to look at this subject a lot deeper than the mere standard financial association that we are making when we hear that word.

Why True Independence Is An Inside Job

A lot of our self-sabotaging behavior is a result of a lack of true independence and freedom and keeps us tied to a self-fulfilling prophecy of the perpetual repetition of mistakes that we do not seem to be able to overcome. At the end of the post, I am sharing with you a practical video that features tips on how to overcome this programming, and therefore giving you a chance to drive toward that freedom that true inner independence brings with it.

31 Quotes About Being Independent


“Freedom is the only thing we must demand in life, for all other good things stem from it” ― Miguel Syjuco


  • “Freedom is the only thing we must demand in life, for all other good things stem from it”
    ― Miguel Syjuco
  • “I don’t like favors; they oppress and make me fell like a slave. I’d rather do everything for myself, and be perfectly independent.”
    ― Louisa May Alcott
  • “I am self-reliant, I am accountable, I am determined, I am strong, I am…the scarce minority.”
    ― Thorin
  • “The critic said, but don’t you feel awkward about biting the hand that feeds you? I said no, I enjoy just gnawing it up to the shoulder.”
    ― Myles Horton
  • “To have an independant mind, to think for oneself, not to follow fashion, not to seek honour or decoration, not to become part of the establishment”
    ― Marcel Schlumberge
  • “See with your own eyes, hear with your own ears, think your own thoughts, say what you must say, do what you must do, love all that you can and stand on your own two feet.”
    ― Paul Palnik

  • “Some steps need to be taken alone. It’s the only way to really figure out where you need to go and who you need to be.”
    ― Mandy Hale
  • “Now and then women should do for themselves what men have already done—occasionally what men have not done—thereby establishing themselves as persons, and perhaps encouraging other women toward greater independence of thought and action.”
    ― Amelia Earhart
  • “Human beings are no longer born to their place in life, and chained down by an inexorable bond to the place they are born to, but are free to employ their faculties, and such favourable chances as offer, to achieve the lot which may appear to them most desirable.”
    ― John Stuart Mill,
  • “I admire independence. The world would be a stronger place if we were all capable of handling life on our own. But being capable of it doesn’t mean being unable to share and depend on someone else. It shouldn’t mean being unwilling to. That’s the romance.”
    ― Nora Roberts
  • “We can only save ourselves through elevating our individual consciousness, by realizing there is already completeness within, and exercising as much considerate independence, respect and fairness as is possible.”
    ― Bryant McGill“
  • You can love people, and you can befriend them, but the only person you can ever one hundred percent depend on is yourself.”
    ― Trisha Leigh
  • “I don’t like rules, especially the unwritten ones that say I need to let myself be controlled by my man.”
    ― Stephanie Tyler


You can love people, and you can befriend them, but the only person you can ever one hundred percent depend on is yourself.” ― Trisha Leigh


  • “Sharing your life with someone will have much more meaning coming from a place of independence rather than co-dependence.”
    ― Gary Hopkins
  • “Don’t anticipate for a promise, let it be an unexpected favor, this will increase your power of independence.”
    ― Michael Bassey Johnson
  • “It is only just that anything that grows up on its own should feel it has nothing to repay for an upbringing which it owes no one.”
    ― Plato
  • “I’d rather go and make my own way than have it decided for me.”
    ― Laura Lam
  • “I can’t bear the thought of living an entire lifetime on this planet and not getting to do all the things I dream of doing, simply because they aren’t allowed. I don’t think it will ever be enough, this version of freedom, until it is all-inclusive. I don’t think I can be happy unless I’m truly independent.”
    ― Deborah Feldman

  • “People will always walk their own road and you cannot drag them onto yours. But, if you happen to wander into the path of a good person, you best take your mask off and shine or I promise, they will just walk on by.”
    ― Ava Ayers
  • “Freedom is the atmosphere in which humanity thrives. Breathe it in.”
    ― Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “I’d rather apologize to you for not being who you want me to be than apologize to God for not being who I should be.”
    ― Garrett McCoy
  • “If you don’t want to get stuck where you don’t want to be, have the courage to do difficult things.”
    ― Leslie Sokol
  • “When people tell you that you can’t live your way, don’t believe them.”
    ― Louise Hayes
  • “It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after your own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”
    ― Bertrand Russell
  • “Independence means.. enjoying freedom and empowering others too to let them do so.”
    ― Vikrmn


“When people tell you that you can’t live your way, don’t believe them.” ― Louise Hayes


  • “The foundation of joyful independence is being content with yourself; self-love.”
    ― Bryant McGill
  • “In fairy tales the evil characters disappear or die, in reality, evil spreads while you wait for your hero on a horse, only to realise the sword to save yourself was always in your hand…”
    ― Seja Majeed
  • “Independence is paramount and freedom holds a lot of new possibilities, if all the chances are given at the right time.”
    ― Auliq Ice
  • “When you are independent you learn strategies of self empowerment”
    ― Marcelle Hinkson
  • “A good relationship does not celebrate dependence; it nurtures the spirit of independence. Fall in love with yourself and commit to your goals, dreams and desires, that’s the most important relationship you can be in.”
    ― Malti Bhojwani
  • “Belief and faith are great, but very few people have been led astray by thinking for themselves.”
    ― Leah Remini
  • “Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone.
    Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran


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  1. Hi, I am definitely a big fan a freedom. I honestly do not know what I would do without it. I’m lucky enough to have a job in which I do not have to be around people. I also live in a free country where we can practice freedom of religion and believing whatever we want. I’m very grateful for freedom.

  2. Excellent article with some very powerful and practical quotes by some great people.  I agree that true independence is an inside job.  So many people do not realize or seem unwilling to take responsibility for the fact that we are the ones in charge of our own destiny.  We can’t blame others and we can’t blame circumstances.  A winner knows how to fail but a failure does not know how to win.  Thanks for this.

  3. Absolutely love this site.  I have a significant sized library which includes no shortage of books on quotes for just about anything you care to mention.

    There is a significant military section given my background but I have just as many management, self development and general inspirational tomes that I have used professionally and personally over the years.

    It was good to see not just original material here but also, some ‘dressed in new clothes’ and some stuff I had never seen before.

    Thanks for this both inspiring and useful.

    Jim 🧐

  4. I admit that over the many years of adult life, I have been a fan of quotes. They are great ways to succinctly get huge amounts of information across to people in a small space physically, and time-wise. They can trigger emotional reactions much like an image or video can. They work.

    These 31 quotes about being independent are particularly effective I think, and I have copied the link for this article so I can get back here and use a few of them at precisely the right moment. They all have merit, so I cannot say which might be the first to be used, only that they will be used. Thanks for the work putting them together like this!

    Do you have any of these that are favorites or that you think are most effective? I like too many and see each having a use in a particular situation, so I really cannot decide on one or the other. I guess it really does not matter as they are all good! I would not discard any of these 31 quotes on being independent.

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