47 Quotes About Relying on Yourself

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There are few things you can rely on in life. It only takes a little positivity to make up for all the difficulties that will come your way. These quotes about relying on yourself will aid in bringing you some encouragement during these times.

“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.”

“A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; that we will uphold the principles of self-reliance, self-discipline, morality, and, above all, responsible liberty for every individual that we will become that shining city on a hill.”

“Associate with 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.”

“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.”

“Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been. Sleep out alone under the stars. Learn how to drive a stick shift.”

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”

“Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.”

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.”

“Every path but your own is the path of fate. Keep on your own track, then.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“I’d rather die my way than live yours.”

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

“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.”

“I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading. It vexes me to choose another guide.”

“Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.”

“Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession. ”

“It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”

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

“It was one thing to make a mistake; it was another thing to keep making it. I knew what happened when you let yourself get close to someone, when you started to believe they loved you: you’d be disappointed.”

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

“Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.”

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

“Maybe your country is only a place you make up in your own mind. Something you dream about and sing about. Maybe it’s not a place on the map at all, but just a story full of people you meet and places you visit, full of books and films you’ve been to.”

“Only a weak person needed someone else around all the time.”

“She might be without country, without nation, but inside her there was still a being that could exist and be free, that could simply say I am without adding a this, or a that, without saying I am Indian, Guyanese, English, or anything else in the world.”

“She must protect herself. There would be no one to do it for her. A plan started to prick up its ears inside her, slowly, but getting stronger.”

“Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don’t give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.”

“Sure, it sucked to be lost, but I’d long ago realized I preferred it to depending on anyone else to get me where I needed to go.”

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

“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.”

“To find yourself, think for yourself.”

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.”

“Trust your instincts, and make judgements on what your heart tells you. The heart will not betray you.”

“Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.”

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”

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

“Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.”

“You are constantly invited to be what you are.”

“You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.”

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

“You can’t trust other people. If it’s important, you have to do it yourself.”

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

“You think intelligence and grit can succeed by themselves, but I’m telling you that’s a pretty illusion.”

Do not rely on someone else to establish your self worth and happiness in life.