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Best +100 Self Reliance Quotes

Self Reliance Quotes

This post contains some of the best Self Reliance Quotes.

Self Reliance Quotes

1. “A bird in a tree is never afraid of a branch breaking because its trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always trust and believe in yourself.” – Anonymous

2. “A man is to carry himself in the presence of all opposition, as if every thing were titular and ephemeral but he.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. “A person who is self-reliant, positive, optimistic, and undertakes his work with the assurance of success magnetizes his condition. He draws to himself the creative powers of the universe.” – Norman Vincent Peale

4. “A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.” – Francis Bacon

5. “Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

6. “An almost forgotten means of economic self-reliance is the home production of food. We are too accustomed to going to stores and purchasing what we need.” – Ezra Taft Benson

7. “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

8. “Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and so not wait for, or depend on other people.” – Thomas Davidson

9. “Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

10. “Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

11. “Behind every successful woman is herself.” – Anonymous

12. “Certainty is a great element in self-reliance. To have weight, a man must have some truth to impart, and all skill is a communication of truth.” – James Allen

13. “Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.” – Sophocles

14. “Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.” – Thomas Jefferson

15. “Do we not realize that self respect comes with self reliance?” — Abdul Kalam

16. “Don’t ask of your friends what you yourself can do.” – Quintus Ennius

17. “Don’t compare yourself. You’re all you’ve got.” – Janis Joplin

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18. “Don’t ever put your happiness in someone else’s hands. They’ll drop it. They’ll drop it every time.” – Christopher Barzak

19. “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.” – C.S. Lewis

20. “For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose.” – Marcus Aurelius

21. “For nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure. And therefore a man must know how to estimate a sour face.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

22. “Freedom comes from strength and self-reliance.” — Lisa Murkowski

23. “He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must either be a beast or a god.” – Aristotle

24. “I don’t need anyone to hold me, I can hold my own.” – Ani Difranco

25. “I think self-reliance and self-responsibility and self-accountability will help you as a parent, a teacher, as a citizen, as a friend.” – Henry Rollins

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

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

28. “If it is to be, it is up to me.” – William H. Johnsen

29. “If we rely upon the light of another, darkness will overtake us, but if we rely upon our own light we have but to keep it burning.” – James Allen

30. “If you depend on others for your value, it is ‘other-worth’, not ‘self-worth’.” – Wayne Dyer

31. “If you think you can do it, or you think you can’t do it, You are right.” – Henry Ford

32. “If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

33. “If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

34. “Independence is the birthright of the strong and well-controlled man.” – James Allen

35. “Independence, freedom, glorious liberty come through labor and not from idleness, and the self-reliant man is to strong, too honorable, too upright to depend upon others like a sucking babe, for his support.” – James Allen

36. “Infancy conforms to nobody: all conform to it.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

37. “Insist on yourself; never imitate.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

38. “Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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39. “It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

40. “It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.” – Epicurus

41. “Jobs are what give people a sense of fulfillment and self-reliance.” – Bob McDonnell

42. “Learn to depend upon yourself by doing things in accordance with your own thinking.” – Grenville Kleiser

43. “Let me not look for allies in life’s battlefield but to my own strength.” – Guatama Buddha

44. “Life gives exams and unless you learn from your mistakes you are doomed to repeat them.” – Wayne Dyer

45. “Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful.” – Jeff Bezos

46. “Long-term, we must begin to build our internal strengths. It isn’t just skills like computer technology. It’s the old-fashioned basics of self-reliance, self-motivation, self-reinforcement, self-discipline, self-command.” – Steven Pressfield

47. “Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look.” – Marcus Aurelius

48. “Misunderstood! It is a right fool’s word.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

49. “No one can be great, or good, or happy except through the inward efforts of themselves.” – Frederick W. Robertson

50. “No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51. “No one can really pull you up very high-you lose your grip on the rope. But on your own two feet you can climb mountains.” – Louis Brandeis

52. “Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

53. “On my own I will just create, if it works, it works and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be.” – Oprah Winfrey

54. “One of the greatest boons that can ever come to a human being is to be born on a farm and reared in the country. Self-reliance and grit are oftenest country-bred.” – Orison Swett Marden

55. “Only he who is self-supporting is free, self-reliant, independent.” – James Allen

56. “Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.” – John Stuart Mill

57. “Perseverance is sometimes but another word for self-reliance.” – P.T. Barnum

58. “Poverty breeds lack of self-reliance.” – Daniel De Leon

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59. “Self reliance, always. And cheerfulness.” – Marcus Aurelius

60. “Self-reliance conquers any difficulty.” — Harbhajan Singh Yogi

61. “Self-Reliance is a prerequisite to the complete freedom to act.” – Marion G. Romney

62. “Self-reliance is not just words but deeds.” – Ashraf Ghani

63. “Self-reliance is the best defence against the pressures of the moment.” – Carl von Clausewitz

64. “Self-reliance is the fine road to independence.” – Mary Ann Shadd

65. “Self-reliance is the highest expression of self-respect.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

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

68. “Self-reliance leads to intellectual independence. Each man must think for himself, must train the mind to think, must habituate the soul to observe and analyze.” – Ameen Rihani

69. “Self-reliance means looking within to find inspiration.” – Dr. Prem Jagyasi

70. “Self-reliance means realizing that your desires and tastes are valid. You are valid — with or without an external stamp of approval.” – Kyle Eschenroeder

71. “Self-sufficiency is the greatest of all wealth.” – Epicurus

72. “Self-trust is the essence of heroism.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

73. “Shallow men believe in luck or in circumstance. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

74. “Solitude is an unavoidable part of creativity. Self-reliance is a happy byproduct.” – Twyla Tharp

75. “The best bet is to bet on yourself.” – Arnold Glasow

76. “The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

77. “The best things in life must come by effort from within, not by gifts from the outside.” – Fred Corson

78. “The difficulties, hardships, and trials of life, the obstacles… are positive blessings. They knit the muscles more firmly, and teach self-reliance.” — William Matthews

79. “The great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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80. “The greatest gift you can give yourself is the gift of self-sufficiency.” – Cassandra Clare

81. “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

82. “The masses have no habit of self-reliance or original action.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

83. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” – Coco Chanel

84. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

85. “The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.” – Mahatma Gandhi

86. “The proverb warns that, “You should not bite the hand that feeds you.” But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.” – Thomas Stephen Szasz

87. “The secret of all great undertakings is hard work and self-reliance.” – Gustavus Franklin Swift

88. “The secret of fortune is joy in our hands. Welcome evermore to gods and men is the self-helping man. For him all doors are flung wide. Him all tongues greet, all honors crown, all eyes follow with desire. Our love goes out to him and embraces him because he did not need it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

89. “The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.” – Henrik Ibsen

90. “The ultimate power in life is to be completely self-reliant, completely yourself.” – Robert Green

91. “The worst thing that can be taught to a man is to rely upon others and to whine over his sufferings.” – Teddy Roosevelt

92. “There can not be anything mean in self-reliance, while in self-conceit there cannot be anything great.” – James Allen

93. “There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance.” — William F. Buckley, Jr

94. “There is no dependence that can be sure but a dependence upon one’s self.” – John Gay

95. “There’s no one to stop you but yourself.” – David Thomas

96. “To be great is to be misunderstood.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

97. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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98. “To find yourself, think for yourself.” – Socrates

99. “Trust your insticts, and make judgments on what your heart tells you. The heart will not betray you.” – David Gemmell

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

101. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” – Lao Tzu

102. “Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

103. “You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.” – Wayne Dyer

104. “You can love people, and you can befriend them, but the only person you can ever one hundred percent depend on is yourself.” – Trisha Leigh

105. “You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

106. “You cannot wait for someone to save you, to help you, to complete you. No one can complete you. You complete yourself.” – Oprah Winfrey

107. “You don’t have to worry about burning bridges, if you’re building your own.” – Kerry E. Wagner

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