Independence Quotes

The mind is independent of the man. He has no control over it; it does as it pleases. It will take up a subject in spite of him; it will stick to it in spite of him; it will throw it aside in spite of him. It is entirely independent of him.

If you were a servant, would you not be ashamed that a good master should catch you idle? Are you then your own master? Be ashamed to catch yourself idle, when there is much to be done for yourself, your family, your relations, and your country.

All quarrels, disagreements, wars, strifes, and dissensions begin with a false declaration of independence – independence from God and independence from fellowman.

If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.

Independence I have long considered as the grand blessing of life, the basis of every virtue; and independence I will ever secure by contracting my wants, though I were to live on a barren heath.

I am lord of myself, accountable to none.

I was always an independent, even when I had partners.

As one goes through life one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe you don’t move.

It is 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.

I am of a sect by myself, as far as I know.