31 Quotes About Self Sufficiency

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Creating self sustainable communities is just one way to create an impact on the world around you. These quotes about self sufficiency will bring you the encouragement you need to find a new way of managing your life.

“A little prosperity and peace, or even a turn slightly for the better, can bring us feelings of self-sufficiency. We can feel quickly that we are in control of our lives, that the change for the better is our own doing, not that of a God who communicates to us through the still, small voice of the Spirit.”

“All women, everywhere, have the same hopes: we want to be self-sufficient and create better lives for ourselves and our loved ones.”

“And partly, the worst thing you could do in my family was need something from someone. So physical strength represented an avenue of self-sufficiency to me.”

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

“Happiness belongs to the self sufficient.”

“I am not afraid of much. I kill all the spiders in my house, and I’m planning to go skydiving. I am into girl power, and I’m very self-sufficient.”

“I believe in greater self-sufficiency. International sport is tough, no doubt, but there shouldn’t be too many crutches. In most cases sports psychologists are crutches, and they tend to soften rather than harden the players.”

“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”

“I think the greatest thing in the world is to believe in people.”

“I want my pictures to be things. I want them to be made up of marks that are physically and individually self-sufficient.”

“In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better.”

“In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got.”

“Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.”

“Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.”

“It is precisely because neither individuals nor small groups can be fully self-sufficient that cooperation is necessary to human survival and flourishing.”

“I’ve always got the road. Stand-up makes you so autonomous and self-sufficient that it really helps with that part of show business.”

“Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.”

“Meekness implies a spirit of gratitude as opposed to an attitude of self-sufficiency, an acknowledgement of a greater power beyond oneself, a recognition of God, and an acceptance of his commandments.”

“Of course, I am grateful for my strength. It makes me self-sufficient. When I bought a refrigerator, I carried it myself up the stairs to my apartment on the eighth floor.”

“Our forbears worked hard this difficult land, and their reward was the freedom and independence of self-sufficiency.”

“Success made me self-sufficient, but it also took away my anonymity. I’m just this quiet nobody, and all of a sudden people are nervous around me. That was kind of weird.”

“The concept of loneliness and exile and self-sufficiency continually bucks me up.”

“The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.”

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”

“The picture is a self-sufficient work of art. It is not connected to anything outside.”

“The self-sufficient does not pray, the self-satisfied will not pray, the self-righteous cannot pray. No man is greater than his prayer life.”

“The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.”

“The vast majority of the students I have taught have become self-sufficient and confident individuals who enjoy their lives.”

“There are libertarian conservatives, fiscal conservatives, and social conservatives. I feel conservative in terms of limited government, individual responsibility, self-sufficiency – that sort of thing.”

“There are some who want to get married and others who don’t. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.”

“We need others for our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Without others we are nothing. Our sense that we are an island, an independent, self-sufficient individual, bears no relation to reality.”

Getting started on your own is just one way to create a new mode of self sufficiency.