"Teaching our children to be independent is one of the greatest skills we can teach them." Catherine Pulsifer
"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."
"Self-actualized people are independent of the good opinion of others."
"Interdependency follows independence."
"No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings."
"True independence and freedom can only exist in doing what's right."
"Diversity: the art of thinking independently together."
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
"There is often as much independence in
not being led as in not being driven."
"Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good."
"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence."
"Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end." Walt Disney
It's 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. Mahalia Jackson
"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability." Henry Ford
"Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good." Thomas Paine
"To safeguard democracy the people must have a keen sense of independence, self-respect, and their oneness." Mahatma Gandhi
"Independence is essential for permanent but fatal to immediate success." Samuel Butler
"The new electronic independence re-creates the world in the image of a global village." Marshall McLuhan
"When you marry, share, love, but never let go of your independence." A Lynch
"The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil." Thomas Edison
"Even as people take pride in their national independence, we know we are becoming more and more interdependent." Bill Clinton "The price for independence is often isolation and solitude." Steve Schmidt
" Independence - is loyalty to one's best self and principles, and this is often disloyalty to the general idols and fetishes." Mark Twain
"Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth." George Bernard Shaw
"The first of earthly blessings, independence." Edward Gibbon
"The basic need of the creator is independence. The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of compulsion. It cannot be curbed, sacrificed or subordinated to any consideration whatsoever. It demands total independence in function and in motive." Ayn Rand
"Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done." P.T. Barnum
"You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence." Abraham Lincoln
"Economic independence is the foundation of the only sort of freedom worth a damn " Henry Louis Mencken
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