Independence Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old independence quotes, independence sayings, and independence proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Independence is happiness.     

Susan B. Anthony

True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right.     

Brigham Young

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.

Coco Chanel

I'd rather die my way than live yours.

Lauren Oliver

Independence doesn't mean you decide the way you want.     

Stephen Breyer

It's so important to have that independence. You know it yourself: Everyone needs evenings of their own.     

Olivia Wilde

To find yourself, think for yourself.


Be an independent thinker at all times, and ignore anyone who attempts to define you in a limiting way.     

Sherry Argov

If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them and not because you need them.

Mandy Hale

You have to do it yourself, no one else will do it for you. You must work out your own salvation.     

Charles E. Popplestone

All we ask is to be let alone.

Jefferson Davis

It's easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing -- that's the Lord's test.     

Mahalia Jackson

Independence is essential for permanent but fatal to immediate success.

Samuel Butler

Rule your mind or it will rule you.


Independence is earned by a few words of cheap confidence.     

Albert Camus

Independence is a very subjective assessment.     

P. Chidambaram

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

You don't need a significant other to lead a significant life.     

Mandy Hale

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