Independence Quotes

There is no such thing as being too independent.

The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go.

A people at war have become in the most literal sense obedient, respectful, trustful children again, full of that naive faith in the all-wisdom and all-power of the adult who takes care of them, imposes his mild but necessary rule upon them and to whom they lose their responsibility and anxieties. In this recrudescence of […]

To drive men from independence to live on alms, is itself great cruelty.

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

To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility.

It is not the greatness of a man’s means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic.

Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.

If I would be a young man again and had to decide how to make my living, I would not try to become a scientist or scholar or teacher. I would rather choose to be a plumber or a peddler in the hope to find that modest degree of independence still available under present circumstances.