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A list of the best self-reliance quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous self-reliance quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic self-reliance quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational self-reliance quotes from that same writer.

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The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Chance never helps those who do not help themselves. Sophocles

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Everyone is a self-made person, but only the successful admit it.

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The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone. Henrik Ibsen

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No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Magic of You Is in Your Capacity to Shape Change Julian Pencilliah is the author of the best selling self-help book "The Jetstream of Success"

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Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"Every man's in his own hands, with a little help from his brothers." Janet Morris

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This gives force to the strong -- that the multitude have no habit of self-reliance or original action. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing. Thomas Aquinas

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No one's gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong.

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Help yourself, and Heaven will help you. Jean de La Fontaine

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I'm reverent from a distance. Janet Morris

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At the bottom no one in life can help anyone else in life; this one experiences over and over in every conflict and every perplexity: that one is alone. That isn't as bad as it may first appear; and again it is the best thing in life that each should have everything in himself; his fate, his future, his whole expanse and world. Rainer Maria Rilke

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The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.

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God helps them that help themselves.

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God loves to help him who strives to help himself. Aeschylus