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

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

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I am lord of myself, accountable to none. Benjamin Franklin

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The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready, and it may be a long time before they get off. Henry David Thoreau

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Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent. Nicolas Chamfort

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It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.' Sam Levenson

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So live that you can look any man in the eye and tell him to go to hell.

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I equally dislike the favor of the public with the love of a woman -- they are both a cloying treacle to the wings of independence. John Keats

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The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves. Walt Whitman

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In the word of no master am I bound to believe. Horace

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Our treatment of both older people and children reflects the value we place on independence and autonomy. We do our best to make our children independent from birth. We leave them all alone in rooms with the lights out and tell them, Go to sleep by yourselves. And the old people we respect most are the ones who will fight for their independence, who would sooner starve to death than ask for help. Margaret Mead

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Every man heals himself. Janet Morris