80 Independent Quotes To Celebrate Freedom

I’ve rounded up the best collection of independent quotes, sayings, and captions to inspire you to believe in yourself and motivate you to become more self-reliant, self-sufficient, and confident.

Being independent gives you the freedom to do what you want to do without settling for anything less than you deserve. As humans, you hold immense strength and power to support yourself and your family.

Being independent means being on your own and having the courage and strength to seek out your own way.

It is about having the freedom and ability to think for oneself and to make choices based on personal values, beliefs, and experiences.

The freedom to live our life independently comes with a lot of responsibility. As an individual, you are free to make your choices in life but you have to take responsibility for those choices as well.

The power of an independent individual lies in being confident, brave, fearless, resilient, and hard-working all at the same time.

These powerful independent quotes will inspire you to be bold and overcome all adversities that life throws at you to come out stronger.

Top 10 Quotes On Being Independent

  1. “There is often as much independence in not being led, as in not being driven.” – Tryon Edwards

  2. “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!” – Bob Marley

  3. “It is the business of the very few to be independent; it is a privilege of the strong.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

  4. “I am no bird, and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.” – Charlotte Bronte

  5. “The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.” – Christopher Hitchens

  6. “Independence is never given to a people, it has to be earned; and, once earned, must be defended.” – Chaim Weizmann

  7. “Independent people look at what’s worked, learn from what hasn’t, set new priorities, and then move on.” – Jeanne Sharbuno

  8. “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  9. “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

  10. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss

Famous Independence Quotes On Freedom

  1. Self-reliance conquers any difficulties.” – Unknown

  2. “Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance.” – Lisa Murkowski                                                                                                           
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    quotes about being independent

  3. “Freedom cannot be bestowed – it must be achieved.” – Elbert Hubbard

  4. “I will not adjust myself to the world, I am adjusted to myself.” – Anais Nin

  5. “I was raised to be an independent person, not a victim of anything.” – Unknown

  6. “My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.” – Adlai E. Stevenson

  7. “Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.” – John D. Rockefeller

  8. “Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one’s own person is its ultimate reward.” – Patracia Sampson

  9. “My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  10. “Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.” –Herbert Hoover

  11. “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

  12. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” – Nelson Mandela

  13. “Behind every strong independent woman lies a broken little girl who had to learn how to get back up and to never depend on anyone.” – Unknown

  14. “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Viktor E. Frankl

  15. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

  16. “The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” – Albert Einstein

  17. “Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy, Speak your mind, and fear less the label of crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity.” – Thomas J. Watson

  18. “Every human has four endowments – self-awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.” – Stephen Covey

  19. “Do you realize how important it is to be independent? To be able to take care of yourself? To not rely on someone else for your most basic needs? And to not get so damn attached to stuff that you’d rather demean yourself than live without it?” – Alyson Noel

Independent Quotes To Inspire You

Being independent enables you to care for yourself – emotionally, physically, and financially. It gives you a sense of purpose, promotes a sense of belonging, and in turn, increases your life satisfaction.

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  1. “Happiness is being independent.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                   
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    Independent Quotes Images

  2. “Don’t lean on others, you don’t need to.” – Unknown

  3. “… he who has independent ideas is hated by the mass[es].” – Shang Yang

  4. “It takes nothing to join the crowd, it takes everything to stand alone.” – Unknown

  5. “I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything.” – Kamala Harris                                                                                             
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    being independent quotes

  6. “Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.” – Jim Rohn

  7. “Hail! Independence, hail! Heaven’s next best gift, to that of life and an immortal soul!” – James Thomson

  8. “I like being a strong independent woman and, to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.” – Unknown

  9. “You have all the answers inside you. The more you trust yourself, the easier your life will flow.” – Anonymous

  10. “I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles.” – Nelson Mandela

  11. “I cannot stress enough, how important it is to be independent and strong. So many things are out of your control, and always will be.” – Anonymous

  12. “Single is not a status. It is a word that best describes a person who is strong enough to live and enjoy life without depending on others.” – Anonymous

  13. “I would rather struggle to get everything I have than to let someone give it to me. I never want to hear the words “You wouldn’t have that if it wasn’t for me!” – Unknown

  14. “It’s important to be driven and have goals. You want an independent woman who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. It’s attractive to me when a woman is doing what she loves. It makes me want to know more.” – Apolo Ohno

  15. “Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst, be that fearless girl, the one who would dare to do anything, be that independent girl who didn’t need a man; be that girl who never backed down.” – Taylor Swift

Best Independent Quotes On Liberty

  1. “Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” – Kahlil Gibran
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    quotes on independence

  2. “You need to be able to be perfectly happy just on your own.” – Unknown

  3. “Independence is of more value than any gifts, and to receive gifts is to lose it.” – Sa’di

  4. “Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.” – George Washington                                                             
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    independence quotes

  5. “What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  6. “I am thankful to all those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I did it myself.” – Albert Einstein

  7. “Behind every independent girl, there is an open-minded father who trusted her not the society.” – Unknown

  8. “Self-reliance is the key to a vigorous life. A man must look inward to find his own answers.” – Robin Williams

  9. “Self-government, self-discipline, self-responsibility are the triple safeguards of the independence of man.” – Bernice Moore

  10. “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” – Benjamin Franklin

  11. “To be quite honest, I have never been afraid to be on my own since I enjoy being a strong, independent woman.” – Unknown

  12. “The greatest of all human benefits, that, at least, without which no other benefit can be truly enjoyed, is independence.” – Parke Godwin

  13. “Let all your views in life be directed to a solid, however moderate, independence; without it no man can be happy, nor even honest.” – Junius

  14. “I will not be “famous,” “great.” I will go on adventuring, changing, opening my mind and my eyes, refusing to be stamped and stereotyped. The thing is to free one’s self: to let it find its dimensions, not be impeded.” – Virginia Woolf

  15. “I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.” – Ronald Reagan

Self-Independent Quotes To Uplift You

  1. “I got my own back.” – Maya Angelou

  2. “Pain shapes a woman into a warrior.” – R.H. Sin

  3. “I’d rather die my way than live yours.” – Lauren Oliver

  4. “You need to pave your own way in the world.” – Unknown

  5. “I got myself, I’ll catch myself, and I’ll pick myself up.” – Unknown

  6. “Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.” – Janis Joplin

  7. “Independence is loyalty to one’s best self and principles.” – Mark Twain
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    independent quotes

  8. “Don’t be a woman that needs a man… be a woman a man needs!” – Unknown

  9. “In my heart I’m independent, a bit of a rebel, a nonconformist.” – Nicole Kidman

  10. “Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character.” – Melanie Koulouris

  11. “I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.” – Mary Wollstonecraft

  12. “You are enough without anyone else’s stamp, without anyone else’s validation or approval.” – Unknown

  13. “Become independent of the good opinion of others and be free from the need for approval.” – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

  14. “Sometimes you need to be alone, in order to find out who you really are and what you really want.” – Unknown

  15. “I like being a strong, independent woman, and to be honest, I was never afraid to be on my own.” – Dido Armstrong

  16. “Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your shadow leaves you when you’re in darkness.” – Unknown

  17. “I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life – and I became that woman.” – Diane von Furstenberg

  18. “I think the girl who is able to earn her own living and pay her own way should be as happy as anybody on earth. The sense of independence and security is very sweet.” – Unknown

  19. “I have not lived as a woman. I have lived as a man. I’ve just done what I damn well wanted to, and I’ve made enough money to support myself, and ain’t afraid of being alone.” – Katharine Hepburn

  20. “To become financially independent you must turn part of your income into capital; turn capital into enterprise; turn enterprise into profit; turn profit into investment; and turn investment into financial independence.” – Jim Rohn


These insightful quotes about independence are by famous leaders, writers, politicians, and inspired women to inspire you to share your voice and express yourself freely without any limitations.

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