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.

I wish I could get a man to foot my bills. I’m sick and tired, cooking my own breakfast, sloshing through the rain at 8 A.M., working like a dog. For what? Independence? A lot of independence you have on a woman’s wages. I’d chuck it like that for a decent, or an indecent home.

In this age, the man who dares to think for himself and to act independently does a service to his race.

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

It is easier to sell one’s independence for material security than it is to lead a responsible, independent existence and to be master of oneself… it is easy to stand up for what is commonplace. It is difficult to stand up for truth.

There is no more independence in politics than there is in jail.

l do desire we be better strangers. (As You Like It)

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

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.