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1. “I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

2. “It’s probably not just by chance that I’m alone. It would be very hard for a man to live with me, unless he’s terribly strong. And if he’s stronger than I, I’m the one who can’t live with him. … I’m neither smart nor stupid, but I don’t think I’m a run-of-the-mill person. I’ve been in business without being a businesswoman, I’ve loved without being a woman made only for love. The two men I’ve loved, I think, will remember me, on earth or in heaven, because men always remember a woman who caused them concern and uneasiness. I’ve done my best, in regard to people and to life, without precepts, but with a taste for justice.”

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Author : Coco Chanel

3. “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

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Author : Jane Austen
Source : Pride and Prejudice

4. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.”

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Author : Coco Chanel

5. “Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”

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Source : The Essential Rumi

6. “I didn't want to be the woman who gave herself over willingly to the first man to notice her. I didn't want to be the stupid girl in every novel who loved without question and entered relationships that didn't make sense.”

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Source : Wishing on Raining Stars

7. “I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.”

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Source : Jane Eyre

8. “I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.”

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Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

9. “My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures, instead of flattering their fascinating graces, and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood, unable to stand alone.”

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Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

10. “I love man as my fellow; but his scepter, real, or usurped, extends not to me, unless the reason of an individual demands my homage; and even then the submission is to reason, and not to man.”

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Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

11. “I earnestly wish to point out in what true dignity and human happiness consists. I wish to persuade women to endeavor to acquire strength, both of mind and body, and to convince them that the soft phrases, susceptibility of heart, delicacy of sentiment, and refinement of taste, are almost synonymous with epithets of weakness, and that those beings are only the objects of pity, and that kind of love which has been termed its sister, will soon become objects of contempt.”

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Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

12. “[In 16th century European society] Marriage was the triumphal arch through which women, almost without exception, had to pass in order to reach the public eye. And after marriage followed, in theory, the total self-abnegation of the woman.”

Tags : Dignity Empowerment Feminism Gender History Independence Inequality Marriage Married Life Matrimony Men Misogyny Perception Self Abnegation Self Determination Social Norms Subjugation Wedlock Women Women S Rights
Source : The Wives of Henry VIII

13. “With the way a lot of men function, I'd say "single" womyn are a threat to society. In fact, I'd go as single womyn are a threat to the system. As a womyn, if you aren't spending all your time looking for what you were socialized to, you're doing something productive. I'd say that scares a hell of a lot of people.”

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14. “The only path of escape he could conceive as yet for Lady Harman lay through the chivalry of some other man. That a woman could possibly rebel against one man without the sympathy and moral maintenance of another was still outside the range of Mr. Brumley's understanding. It is still outside the range of most men's understandings -- and of a great many women's.”

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Author : H.G. Wells
Source : The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

15. “It was a fact generally acknowledged by all but the most contumacious spirits at the beginning of the seventeenth century that woman was the weaker vessel; weaker than man, that is. ... That was the way God had arranged Creation, sanctified in the words of the Apostle. ... Under the common law of England at the accession of King James I, no female had any rights at all (if some were allowed by custom). As an unmarried woman her rights were swallowed up in her father's, and she was his to dispose of in marriage at will. Once she was married her property became absolutely that of her husband. What of those who did not marry? Common law met that problem blandly by not recognizing it. In the words of The Lawes Resolutions [the leading 17th century compendium on women's legal status]: 'All of them are understood either married or to be married.' In 1603 England, in short, still lived in a world governed by feudal law, where a wife passed from the guardianship of her father to her husband; her husband also stood in relation to her as a feudal lord.”

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Source : The Weaker Vessel

16. “I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.”

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Source : Jane Eyre

17. “I'm worried that students will take their obedient place in society and look to become successful cogs in the wheel - let the wheel spin them around as it wants without taking a look at what they're doing. I'm concerned that students not become passive acceptors of the official doctrine that's handed down to them from the White House, the media, textbooks, teachers and preachers.”

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Author : Howard Zinn

18. “I've always loved strong women, which is lucky for me because once you're over about twenty-five there is no other kind. Women blow my mind. The stuff that routinely gets done to them would make most men curl up and die, but women turn to steel and keep on coming. Any man who claims he's not into strong women is fooling himself mindless; he's into strong women who know how to pout prettily and put on baby voices, and who will end up keeping his balls in her makeup bags.”

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Author : Tana French
Source : Faithful Place

19. “Any fool can do something cool and look cool, but it takes skill to make something uncool cool again.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

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

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Source : The Infinity Sign

21. “People have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.”

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Author : Emma Goldman

22. “I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.”

Tags : Americanism Equality Freedom Independence Individuality Liberty Patriotic Patriotism Respect Self Respect

23. “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”

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Source : Jane Eyre

24. “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”

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Author : Ralph Ellison
Source : Invisible Man

25. “I'm single because I was born that way.”

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Author : Mae West

26. “America... goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all.”

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

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Author : Mae West
Source : The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said

28. “There is nothing that threatens a corrupt system more than a free mind.”

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Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

29. “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice."[Stanford University commencement speech, 2005]”

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Author : Steve Jobs

30. “It is easier to live through someone else than to complete yourself. The freedom to lead and plan your own life is frightening if you have never faced it before. It is frightening when a woman finally realizes that there is no answer to the question 'who am I' except the voice inside herself.”

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Author : Betty Friedan

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

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Source : Jane Eyre

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

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Source : The Complete Essays

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

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Source : Wise Blood

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

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Source : Meditations

35. “Which crime has the female sex committed to be sentenced to the harsh necessity which consists of being locked up all life either as a prisoner or a slave? I call the nuns prisoners and the married women slaves.”

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36. “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.”

Tags : Fame Independence Self Worth
Source : A Writer's Diary

37. “If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful YOU.”

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Author : Mandy Hale
Source : The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

38. “Being brave enough to be alone frees you up to invite people into your life because you want them and not because you need them.”

Tags : Attitude Being Single Brave Confidence Independence Loving Yourself Positive Thinking Positivity Self Worth Single Single Life The Single Woman
Author : Mandy Hale
Source : The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

39. “How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?”

Tags : Independence Women
Author : Anaïs Nin

40. “We are so accustomed to the comforts of "I cannot", "I do not want to" and "it is too difficult" that we forget to realize when we stop doing things for ourselves and expect others to dance around us, we are not achieving greatness. We have made ourselves weak.”

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Source : Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

41. “Richard Wright and his Negro intellectual colleagues never realized the plain truth that no one in the United States understood the revolutionary potential of the Negro better than the Negro's white radical allies. They understood it instinctively, and revolutionary theory had little to do with it. What Wright could not see was that what the Negro's allies feared most of all was that this sleeping, dream-walking black giant might wake up and direct the revolution all by himself, relegating his white allies to a humiliating second-class status. The negro's allies were not about to tell the Negro anything that might place him on the path to greater power and independence in the revolutionary movement than they themselves had. The rules of the power game meant that unless the American Negro taught himself the profound implications of his own revolutionary significance in America, it would never be taught to him by anybody else. Unless the Negro intellectuals understood that in pursuit of this self-understanding, they would have to make their own rules, by and for themselves, nationalism would forever remain--as it was for Wright-- "a bewildering and vexing question.”

Tags : Black Americans Black Intellectuals Class Culture Culture And Imperialism Independence Independent Thought Intellectuals Marxism Nationalism Race Race In America Self Awareness Self Understanding
Author : Harold Cruse

42. “In America, the materio-economic conditions relate to a societal, multi-group existence in a way never before know in world history. American Negro nationalism can never create its own values, find its revolutionary significance, define its political and economic goals, until Negro intellectuals take up the cudgels against the cultural imperialism practiced in all of its manifold ramifications on the Negro within American culture. But this kind of revolution would have to be predicated on the recognition that the cultural and artistic originality of the American nation is founded, historically, on the ingredients of a black aesthetic and artistic base.”

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Author : Harold Cruse
Source : The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual: A Historical Analysis of the Failure of Black Leadership

43. “Decía que detrás de cada evento revolucionario, hay traición, muerte y desengaño, pero que aún así vale la pena morir por un sueño , por cualquier utopía de justicia y paz.”

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Source : Los Dڳias De Abril

44. “La alternabilidad entre derecha e izquierda es un principio subversivo. Este principio en lo político es llevado adelante gradualmente por gobiernos de derecha e izquierda en contubernio. Primero la derecha liberal toma el gobierno y economiza a la comunidad, después la izquierda sube al poder y utiliza esta economización del hombre para poder despojarle de toda visión trascendente rebajándole a una condición vegetativa. Así, lo que la derecha no alcanza a subvertir, se lo deja a la izquierda, y viceversa, hasta esclavizar por completo al homo economicus en pos de la corrección política al servicio de la sinarquía internacional.”

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Source : Quito fue España

45. “I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me.”

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Source : Much Ado About Nothing

46. “LEONATOWell, niece, I hope to see you one day fitted with a husband.BEATRICENot till God make men of some other metal than earth. Would it not grieve a woman to be overmastered with a pierce of valiant dust? to make an account of her life to a clod of wayward marl? No, uncle, I'll none: Adam's sons are my brethren; and, truly, I hold it a sin to match in my kindred.”

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Source : Much Ado About Nothing

47. “LEONATOWell, then, go you into hell?BEATRICENo, but to the gate; and there will the devil meet me, like an old cuckold, with horns on his head, and say 'Get you to heaven, Beatrice, get you to heaven; here's no place for you maids:' so deliver I up my apes, and away to Saint Peter for the heavens; he shows me where the bachelors sit, and there live we as merry as the day is long.”

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Source : Much Ado About Nothing

48. “Yes, faith; it is my cousin's duty to make curtsy and say 'Father, as it please you.' But yet for all that, cousin, let him be a handsome fellow, or else make another curtsy and say 'Father, as it please me.”

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Source : Much Ado About Nothing

49. “If [God] send me no husband, for the which blessing I am at him upon my knees every morning and evening ...”

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Source : Much Ado About Nothing

50. “Aspiro a no depender de nadie, ni del hombre que adoro. No quiero ser su manceba, tipo innoble, la hembra que mantienen algunos individuos para que les divierta, como un perro de caza; ni tampoco que el hombre de mis ilusiones se me convierta en marido. No veo la felicidad en el matrimonio. Quiero, para expresarlo a mi manera, estar casada conmigo misma, y ser mi propia cabeza de familia. No sabré amar por obligación; sólo en la libertad comprendo mi fe constante y mi adhesión sin límites. Protesto, me da la gana de protestar contra los hombres que se han cogido todo el mundo por suyo, y no nos han dejado a nosotras más que las veredas estrechitas por donde ellos no saben andar...”

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Source : Tristana

51. “Dancing, at its best, is independence and intimacy in balance.”

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Author : Donna Goddard
Source : The Love of Devotion

52. “[Leslie Bennett] You have a teenager who desperately wants to separate...If you don't have a career, these New Domesticity types are likely to find themselves standing in the kitchen with all these domestic skills and no outlet for them, no way to earn a living.... [A]t that point your kids are not thanking you for having made the hand-pureed baby food and for giving them homemade cookies. They don't feel you've done them a big favor; they say, "Why didn't she ever grow up and take responsibility for her own life?”

Tags : Homesteading Independence New Domesticity Stay At Home Mothers Working Women
Author : Emily Matchar
Source : Homeward Bound: Why Women are Embracing the New Domesticity

53. “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.”

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54. “If I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married.”

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Author : Elizabeth I
Source : Collected Works

55. “[I]n the end this shall be for me sufficient, that a marble stone shall declare that a Queen, having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.”

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Author : Elizabeth I
Source : Collected Works

56. “[F]rom my years of understanding ... I happily chose this kind of life in which I yet live [i.e., unmarried], which I assure you for my own part hath hitherto best contented myself and I trust hath been most acceptable to God. From the which if either ambition of high estate offered to me in marriage by the pleasure and appointment of my prince ... or if the eschewing of the danger of my enemies or the avoiding of the peril of death ... could have drawn or dissuaded me from this kind of life, I had not now remained in this estate wherein you see me. But so constant have I always continued in this determination ... yet is it most true that at this day I stand free from any other meaning that either I have had in times past or have at this present.”

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Author : Elizabeth I
Source : Collected Works

57. “(Response to King Erik XIV of Sweden's proposal of marriage:)"[W]hile we perceive ... the zeal and love of your mind towards us is not diminished, yet in part we are grieved that we cannot gratify your Serene Highness with the same kind of affection. And that indeed does not happen because we doubt in any way of your love and honour, but, as often we have testified both in words and writing, that we have never yet conceived a feeling of that kind of affection towards anyone.We therefore beg your Serene Highness again and again that you be pleased to set a limit to your love, that it advance not beyond the laws of friendship for the present nor disregard them in the future. ... We certainly think that if God ever direct our hearts to consideration of marriage we shall never accept or choose any absent husband how powerful and wealthy a Prince soever. But that we are not to give you an answer until we have seen your person is so far from the thing itself that we never even considered such a thing. I have always given both to your brother ... and also to your ambassador likewise the same answer with scarcely any variation of the words, that we do not conceive in our heart to take a husband but highly commend this single life, and hope that your Serene Highness will no longer spend time in waiting for us.”

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Author : Elizabeth I
Source : Collected Works

58. “I say this explicitly, that it is impossible for me to marry. That is the way it is for me. My temper is a mortal enemy to this horrible yoke, which I would not accept, even if I thus would become the ruler of the world.”

Tags : Bachelorhood Independence Marriage Matrimony Queens Single Singles Women

59. “The present representative of the Dedlocks is an excellent master. He supposes all his dependents to be utterly bereft of individual characters, intentions, or opinions, and is persuaded that he was born to supersede the necessity of their having any. If he were to make a discovery to the contrary, he would be simply stunned — would never recover himself, most likely, except to gasp and die.”

Tags : Domination Independence Individuality Leadership Submission Suppression Tyranny
Source : Bleak House

60. “The American flag doesn't give her glory on a peaceful, calm day. It's when the winds pick up and become boisterous, do we see her strength. When she unfolds her hand, and shows her frayed fingers, where we see the stretch of red-blood lines of man that fought for this land. The purity of white stripes that strips our sins, and the stars of Abraham's covenant, broad in a midnight blue sky. The rights our forefathers established. As it waves high in the currents of freedom, where the Torch of Liberty shines over the sea, does she give meaning to unity. When we strive as one nation, or when it drops half-mast, to a fallen soldier.”

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61. “The greatest gift a parent can leave a child is that parent's own independence.”

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Source : The Shell Seekers

62. “Whatever the theories may be of woman’s dependence on man, in the supreme moments of her life he can not bear her burdens. Alone she goes to the gates of death to give life to every man that is born into the world. No one can share her fears, no one can mitigate her pangs; and if her sorrow is greater than she can bear, alone she passes beyond the gates into the vast unknown.”

Tags : Chivalry Death Feminism Independence Suffrage Women
Source : Solitude of Self

63. “It really is something ... that men disapprove even of our doing things that are patently good. Wouldn't it be possible for us just to banish these men from our lives, and escape their carping and jeering once and for all? Couldn't we live without them? Couldn't we earn our living and manage our affairs without help from them? Come on, let's wake up, and claim back our freedom, and the honour and dignity that they have usurped from us for so long. Do you think that if we really put our minds to it, we would be lacking the courage to defend ourselves, the strength to fend for ourselves, or the talents to earn our own living? Let's take our courage into our hands and do it, and then we can leave it up to them to mend their ways as much as they can: we shan't really care what the outcome is, just as long as we are no longer subjugated to them.”

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Source : The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their Nobility and Their Superiority to Men

64. “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.”

Tags : Bachelorhood Empowerment Equality Freedom Independence Marriage Matrimony Preference Self Determination Self Reliance Self Sufficiency Singles Submission Women
Author : Greta Garbo
Source : Greta and Cecil

65. “There are certain phrases potent to make my blood boil -- improper influence! What old woman's cackle is that?""Are you a young lady?""I am a thousand times better: I am an honest woman, and as such I will be treated.”

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Source : Shirley

66. “A marriage of two independent and equally irritable intelligences seems to me reckless to the point of insanity.”

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Source : Gaudy Night

67. “I am anchored on a resolve you cannot shake. My heart, my conscience shall dispose of my hand -- they only. Know this at last.”

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Source : Shirley

68. “I am not an angel," I asserted; "and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.”

Tags : Character Empowerment Flaws Freedom Gender Ideal Woman Identity Image Independence Integrity Realism Self Awareness Self Determination Women
Source : Jane Eyre

69. “I will never deny that life isn't fair. It seems as though when a woman leaves a man she is strong and independent, but when a man leaves a woman he is a pig and a jerk.”

Tags : Double Standard Fairness Fairness Of Life Funny Humor Humor Relationships Independence Jerk Life Men Pigs Relationships Unfairness Unfairness Of Life Women
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

70. “No: I shall not marry Samuel Fawthrop Wynne.""I ask why? I must have a reason. In all respects he is more than worthy of you."She stood on the hearth; she was pale as the white marble slab and cornice behind her; her eyes flashed large, dilated, unsmiling."And I ask in what sense that young man is worthy of me?”

Tags : Choice Courtship Dignity Empowerment Equality Feminism Gender Independence Inferiority Integrity Marriage Marriage Proposal Matrimony Men Self Awareness Self Determination Social Norms Suitability Women Wooing Worthiness
Source : Shirley

71. “Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.”

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72. “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. I'm not afraid of being homesick and having no language to live in. I don't have to be like anyone else. I'm walking on the wall and nobody can stop me.”

Tags : Anchoring Attachment Belonging Country Empowerment Home Homelessness Independence Individuality Inspirational Nationality Roots Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Determination Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust
Author : Hugo Hamilton
Source : The Speckled People: A Memoir of a Half-Irish Childhood

73. “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.”

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Author : Sharon Maas
Source : Of Marriageable Age

74. “If the light's not in you, you're in the dark.”

Tags : Independence Self Sufficiency
Author : Marty Rubin

75. “It is vain to expect virtue from women till they are in some degree independent of men.”

Tags : Double Standards Empowerment Feminism Freedom Gender Hypocrisy Independence Misogyny Morality Self Determination Social Norms Virtue Women
Source : A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

76. “And even when success comes, as I am sure it will, bear in mind that there are more quiet and enviable joys than to be among the most sought after women at a ball...”

Tags : Adversity Independence Inspirational Inspirational Quotes Strength Strength Of Character Success Women Women S Inspirational Women S Strength
Source : Eleanor Roosevelt, Vol 1, 1884-1933

77. “When all things seem to fail, stand on your inner strength, shovel today's challenges for your tomorrow's freedom.”

Tags : Advancement Aging Born Eyes Forgiveness Freedom Fresh Start Happiness Happy New Year Life Mind Mind Body Spirit New New Life New Years Eve Old Age Perspective Productivity Progress Rebirth Resolution Restart Wellness Work In Progress

78. “Shovel today's challenges for your tomorrow's freedom.”

Tags : Advancement Beginning Born Difference Forgiveness Fulfillment Growth Inspirational Joy Motivational New Beginning New Life New Year New Years Eve Nye Peace Rebirth Reborn Resolution Restart Start Start Over Again Thinking Wellness Youth

79. “I Love You! Three words that mean nothing if not followed through with actions. It seems to be more relevant in the terms of showing verses saying. Anyone can say it, because there are different kinds of love. But, few are willing to actually show it. Saying is one thing. Living proof is another.”

Tags : Acceptance Angels Big Building Care Caring Compare Comparison Compete Complete Completion Desire Devotion Dreams Generosity Gifts Heaven Independence Inspirational Inspire Joy Kindness Knowledge Love Quotes Marriage Science Shape Time Willing Words
Source : Sweet Destiny

80. “Make yourself your role model, because people who do not have qualities depend on the qualities of others to shape their own qualities.”

Tags : Alone Being True To Yourself Belief In Yourself Believe In Yourself Confidence Confidence Building Finding Yourself Goal Setting Goals Independence Inspirational Inspiring Quotes Life Affirmation Loyalty Michael Bassey Johnson Model Modelling Qualites Quality Quotes On Self Esteem Role Model Self Belief Self Help Shape Trusting Yourself

81. “If you wait for the mango fruits to fall, you'd be wasting your time while others are learning how to climb the tree”

Tags : Action Agility Ballgame Beginning Business Climb Facts Fall Fatigue Food For Thought Free Free Gift Fruit Hardwork Idle Idleness Independence Inspiring Mango Maxim Motion Motivation Paradox Readiness Selfish Start Tree Waiting Waste Winner Wisdom Yield
Source : Master of Maxims

82. “A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.”

Tags : Advice Children Education Friendship Guidance Independence Parenthood
Source : North and South

83. “She was gracious and yet fading, like an old statue in a garden, that symbolizes the weather through which it has endured, and is not so much the work of man as the work of wind and rain and the herd of the seasons, and though formed in men's image is a figure of doom.”

Tags : Beauty Djuna Barnes Garden Imagery Independence Love Men Seasons Weather Woman S Strength Women
Author : Djuna Barnes

84. “No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.”

Tags : God Guidance Independence Man Religion Surrender
Author : Henry Miller

85. “She enjoys a fight for survival.”

Tags : Female Empowerment Fight Fighter Fighting Spirit Independence Perspective Survival
Source : Peregrine Island

86. “The material world is all feminine. The feminine engergy makes the non-manifest, manifest. So even men (are of the feminine energy). We have to relinquish our ideas of gender in the conventional sense. This has nothing to do with gender, it has to do with energy. So feminine energy is what creates and allows anything which is non-manifest, like an idea, to come into form, into being, to be born. All that we experience in the world around us, absolutely everything (is feminine energy). The only way that anything exists is through the feminine force.”

Tags : Animism Autonomy Bhakti Female Gender Gender Stereotypes Initiation Inspiration Left Hand Path Magic Outcasts Revolutionary Self Esteem Self Examination Sexuality Shamanism Shapeshifter Spiritual Journey Spiritual Transformation Spirituality Subversion Taboo Breaking Unconventional Vamamarga Women Warriors Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck

87. “There are Tantrics who deliberately seek to do more active forms of renunciation, so transgression of social norms and breaking of taboo, and breaking of social taboos especially, is a form of renunciation.”

Tags : Animism Autonomy Bhakti Dissident Ecstasy Female Freedom Initiation Inspiration Jivanmukti Left Hand Path Outcasts Self Esteem Self Examination Shamanism Spiritual Journey Spirituality Subversion Taboos Tantra Tantric Buddhism Vamamarga Women Warriors Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck

88. “An encouraged person will eventually get his drive from encouragement; he becomes more dependent. A person that never really receives encouragement learns to move out of spite; he becomes more independent.”

Tags : Dependence Discouragement Drive Encouragement Independence Spite
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

89. “Independence that has declared its ‘independence’ from the sure and certain compass of sound morals is nothing more than rogue greed having scantily dressed itself in the garb of independence while running off the cliff of anarchy.”

Tags : Anarchy Cliff Compass Declaration Declared Entitlement Ethics Foolishness Freedom Greed Greedy Independence Independent Morality Morals Privilege Rights Selfish Selfishness Wisdom

90. “Woe betide him, and her too, when it comes to things of consequence, when they are placed in circumstances requiring fortitude and strength of mind, if she have not resolution enough to resist idle interference ... It is the worst evil of too yielding and indecisive a character, that no influence over it can be depended on. You are never sure of a good impression being durable; everybody may sway it. Let those who would be happy be firm.”

Tags : Empowerment Independence Interference Judgment Persuasion Self Determination Strength Weakness
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

91. “She's right, Kate's right, I'm right and you're wrong. If you drive her away from here it will be over my dead— chair, has it never occurred to you at on one occasion you might be consummately wrong?”

Tags : Chair Independence James Keller Wrong And Right
Source : The Miracle Worker

92. “I shall not change my course because those who assume to be better than I desire it.”

Tags : Independence Sufferage Victoria Woodhull Womens Rights

93. “The undeniable paradox of human existence is that a person seeks closeness with other people while protecting his or her sanctified right of privacy. Each person must carefully guard their personal identity in order to give their life a unique purposefulness. Loving other people and nature is not mutually exclusive of a person maintaining independence of thought and action. A person need not surrender his or her own pursuit of personal excellence when maintaining a respectful and reciprocal relationship with a life mate.”

Tags : Identity Identity Quotes Independence Independent Thought Loving Relationship Respectful Respecting Others
Source : Dead Toad Scrolls

94. “Where there are two on point of independently distinguished purposes, you will find one infinite journey whose path is blazed with the guiding light of wisdom.”

Tags : Couples Discover Discovery Distinguish Equally Yoked Guidance In Love And Giving Independence Journey Journey Quotes Light Love Man And Woman Path Purpose Quotes Romance Two Souls Unification United Wisdom
Author : T.F. Hodge
Source : From Within I Rise: Spiritual Triumph Over Death and Conscious Encounters with "The Divine Presence"

95. “With the spread of conformity and image-driven superficiality, the allure of an individuated woman in full possession of herself and her powers will prove irresistible. We were born for plenitude and inner fulfillment.”

Tags : Independence Strong Women Women
Source : Seductress - Women Who Ravished the World and Their Lost Art of Love

96. “I walked up to Griz and poked him in the chest. "Let me make this perfectly clear to you. Though some might seek to make it appear otherwise, I am not a bride to be bartered away to another kingdom, not a prize of war, not a mouthpiece for your Komizar. I am not a chip in a card game to be mindlessly tossed into the center of the pot, nor one to be kept in the tight fist of a greedy opponent. I am a player seated at the table alongside everyone else, and from this day forward, I will play my own hand as I see fit. Do you understand me? Because the consequences could be ugly if someone thought otherwise.”

Tags : Feminism Independence Politics Strong Women
Source : The Heart of Betrayal

97. “Lada made her face stone, her heart a mountain. A mountain that would never be pierced to let cold, clear water flow. “Nothing holds me here.”

Tags : Independence Strength Strong Women
Source : And I Darken

98. “When women hold off from marrying men, we call it independence. When men hold off from marrying women, we call it fear of commitment.”

Tags : Commitment Independence Marriage Men Women

99. “She didn't know what would happen because of this. But she knew that today, she would hurt no one. She threw back her blankets and though only of today.”

Tags : Courage Graceling Independence Katsa Step By Step Today

100. “As change is a constant – as our houses, our money, our friends, our things and even our lovers can always disappear - the one thing that we will always remain the closest to, will be our minds and our bodies.”

Tags : Change Change Life Change Quotes Changing Times Choice Quotes Independence Inspirational Quotes Love Quotes Mind Mindfullness Self Awareness Self Esteem Self Improvement Self Love Self Motivational Solitary Travel Quotes Travelling Alone

101. “In fairy tales the evil characters disappear or die, in reality, evil spreads while you wait for your hero on a horse, only to realise the sword to save yourself was always in your hand...”

Tags : Bravery Break Up Character Courage Courageous Courageous To Be Oneself Epic Fairy Tales Heartache Hurt Inspirational Quote Inspire Quotes Love Love Quote Majeed Pain Quote Relationship Seja Seja Majeed Strength Strong The Forgotten Tale Of Larsa Wisdom
Author : Seja Majeed
Source : The Forgotten Tale of Larsa

102. “Most men claim to desire driven, independent and confident women. Yet when confronted with such a creature reverence often evolves into resent. For just like women, men need to be needed.”

Tags : Confidence Independence Love Man Modern Society Relationships Women

103. “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.”

Tags : Girls Independence Strength
Author : Taylor Swift

104. “So the fact that I’m me and no one else is one of my greatest assets. Emotional hurt is the price a person has to pay in order to be independent.”

Tags : Emotional Hurt Independence Uniqueness
Source : What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

105. “There, did you think to kill me? There's no flesh or blood within this cloak to kill. There's only an idea.Ideas are bulletproof. Farewell.”

Tags : Anarchy Idea Independence
Author : Alan Moore
Source : V for Vendetta

106. “Insecurity is the lack of trust in your abilities and worth. When you enter into a secured state of consciousness, everything that helped boost your confidence will return.”

Tags : Attitudes Boost Confidence Consciousness Courage Determinism Doubt Ego Everything Fear Fret Help Inner Strength Insecurity Positive Attitude Psychology Return Security Self Awareness Self Confidence Self Doubt Self Esteem Self Realization Trust Worth
Author : Itohan Eghide
Source : Master of Maxims

107. “When we stop looking for someone to complete us, we find completion in ourselves.”

Tags : Co Dependence Complete Completion Dependence Healing Independence Love Relationships Self Love Wholeness
Source : The Love Mindset

108. “Belief and faith are great, but very few people have been led astray by thinking for themselves.”

Tags : Independence Inspirational Life Lessons Living
Author : Leah Remini

109. “It often occurs that pride and selfishness are muddled with strength and independence. They are neither equal nor similar; in fact, they are polar opposites. A coward may be so cowardly that he masks his weakness with some false personification of power. He is afraid to love and to be loved because love tends to strip bare all emotional barricades. Without love, strength and independence are prone to losing every bit of their worth; they become nothing more than a fearful, intimidated, empty tent lost somewhere in the desert of self.”

Tags : Bare Barricade Camping Coward Desert Ego Empty False Fearful Human Nature Humans Independence Intimidated Love Mask Nature Personification Philosophy Pride Self Strength Tent Weakness Worth
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

110. “Be an independent thinker at all times, and ignore anyone who attempts to define you in a limiting way.”

Tags : Attitude Character Independence Strong Woman
Author : Sherry Argov
Source : Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl - A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship

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

Tags : Independence Lena Holoway Self Determination Self Reliance
Author : Lauren Oliver
Source : Delirium

112. “To find yourself, think for yourself.”

Tags : Independence Self Reliance
Author : Socrates

113. “The proverb warns that, 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.”

Tags : Autonomy Independence Self Reliance
Author : Thomas Szasz

114. “The identity you're craving for is an illusion; your true nature has no identity, you're the universe -you contain all things!”

Tags : Belonging Consistency Courage Determination Empowerment Essence Ethos Fortitude Freedom Goodness Individuality Inspiration Life Lessons Nationality Persistence Resolve Self Assurance Self Awareness Self Containment Self Esteem Self Reliance Self Respect Self Sufficiency Self Trust Character Virtues

115. “It's not radical Islam that worries the US -- it's independence”

Tags : America Independence Islam United States Us
Author : Noam Chomsky

116. “Bjarne Møller, my former boss, says people like me always choose the line of most resistance. It's in what he calls our 'accursed nature'. That's why we always end up on our own. I don't know. I like being alone. Perhaps I have grown to like my self-image of being a loner, too....I think you have to find something about yourself that you like in order to survive. Some people say being alone is unsociable and selfish. But you're independent and you don't drag others down with you, if that's the way you're heading. Many people are afraid of being alone. But it made me feel strong, free and invulnerable.”

Tags : Independence Loner Self Image
Author : Jo Nesbø
Source : Frelseren

117. “Single” is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize.”

Tags : Being Single Confidence Embracing Your Singleness Holding Out For The Best Independence Life Live Life On Your Own Terms Living In The Moment Loving Yourself No Apologies Not Settling Opportunity Positive Thinking Single Single Journey Single Life Single Woman Singleness The Single Woman
Author : Mandy Hale
Source : The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

118. “When it can be said by any country in the world, my poor are happy, neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them, my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars, the aged are not in want, the taxes are not oppressive, the rational world is my friend because I am the friend of happiness. When these things can be said, then may that country boast its constitution and government. Independence is my happiness, the world is my country and my religion is to do good.”

Tags : Boast Constitution Government Happiness Independence Perfect Government Perfection
Author : Thomas Paine
Source : Rights of Man

119. “Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.”

Tags : Independence
Author : Ayn Rand
Source : The Fountainhead

120. “Then, one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid give them a piece of you. They don't ask for it. They do something dumb one day like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore.”

Tags : Independence Interdependence Life Love
Author : Neil Gaiman
Source : The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones

121. “True respect comes when we fend for ourselves without the aid of anyone, and when we owned something and say, 'this is my own'! Not necessarily as a way of boasting of our abundance and grace, but having a feeling that we can use it without obstruction, or being asked to return the favor.”

Tags : Abundance Aid Believe In Yourself Boasting Favor Feeling Grace Independence Obligation Obstacle Ownership Payback Possession Prerogative Respect Return Self Reliance Use
Source : The Infinity Sign

122. “Wildflowers need the least attention.”

Tags : Attention Free Spirits Independence Wildflowers
Author : Marty Rubin

123. “Both men had made her feel as if she were the one who was at fault, a typically masculine reaction to a woman who was able to act independently of them.”

Tags : Independence Men Women
Author : Flora Kidd
Source : Passionate Choice

124. “Our forefathers were heroes. But why were they heroes? Because they fought for democracy. They fought for the life and liberty of the Filipino people. They fought for our independence, our freedom. They fought against tyranny, totalitarianism, and dictatorship. They fought for us and that is something we must be grateful for.”

Tags : Democracy Dictatorship Filipino Freedom Grateful Heroes Independence Liberty Life People Thanks Totalitarianism Tyranny
Author : Yanan Melo
Source : Naaalala Niyo Ba Ang Noli Me Tangere?

125. “My feeling is this whole country is founded on the principle of 'if you are not hurting anyone, and you're not fucking with someone else's shit, and you are paying your taxes, you should be able to just do what you want to do.' It's the freedom and the independence.”

Tags : 2010 Freedom Independence Liberalism Podcasts Taxes United States
Author : Adam Carolla

126. “To me it seems that too many young women of this time share the same creed. 'Live, laugh, love, be nothing but happy, experience everything, et cetera et cetera.' How monotonous, how useless this becomes. What about the honors of Joan of Arc, Beauvoir, Stowe, Xena, Princess Leia, or women that would truly fight for something other than just their own emotions?”

Tags : Beauvoir Creed Emotion Et Cetera Fighting For Truth Independence Joan Of Arc Love Meaning Monotony Passion Princess Leia Purpose Sacrifice Stowe Strength Xena
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

127. “Injustice in the end produces independence.”

Tags : Cause And Effect Independence Injustice Suffering
Author : Voltaire

128. “Sofia the kind of woman no matter what she have in her hand she make it look like a weapon.”

Tags : Attack Defence Feminism Humour Independence Strong Woman Weapon
Author : Alice Walker
Source : The Color Purple

129. “Art was the first casualty of the Socialist and Communist revolutions of the 20th Century. Socialists killed the independent thinkers first.”

Tags : Art Communism Communist China Communist International Communist Revolution Democratic Socialist Freedom Independence Independent Thinking Libertarian Libertarianism Liberty Revolutionary Art Revolutionary Artists Socialism Socialist Socialist International Socialist Revolution Soviet Russia Ussr
Author : A.E. Samaan

130. “Here's what we're not taught [about the Declaration and Constitution]: Those words at the time they were written were blazingly, electrifyingly subversive. If you understand them truly now, they still are. You are not taught - and it is a disgrace that you aren't - that these men and women were radicals for liberty; that they had a vision of equality that was a slap in the face of what the rest of their world understood to be the unchanging, God-given order of nations; and that they were willing to die to make that desperate vision into a reality for people like us, whom they would never live to see. ”

Tags : Declaration Democracy Equality Independence Liberty Subversive Usa
Author : Naomi Wolf
Source : The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot

131. “All mothers breed dead children.”

Tags : Attitude Toward Life Choice And Attitude Empowerment Genius Writers Ignorance Is Bliss Independence Inspirational Quotes Maturity Poetry
Author : Mie Hansson
Source : Where Pain Thrives

132. “But there are other words for privacy and independence. They are isolation and loneliness.”

Tags : Independence Isolation Loneliness Privacy
Source : The King of Attolia

133. “I am often described to my irritation as a 'contrarian' and even had the title inflicted on me by the publisher of one of my early books. (At least on that occasion I lived up to the title by ridiculing the word in my introduction to the book's first chapter.) It is actually a pity that our culture doesn't have a good vernacular word for an oppositionist or even for someone who tries to do his own thinking: the word 'dissident' can't be self-conferred because it is really a title of honor that has to be won or earned, while terms like 'gadfly' or 'maverick' are somehow trivial and condescending as well as over-full of self-regard. And I've lost count of the number of memoirs by old comrades or ex-comrades that have titles like 'Against the Stream,' 'Against the Current,' 'Minority of One,' 'Breaking Ranks' and so forth—all of them lending point to Harold Rosenberg's withering remark about 'the herd of independent minds.' Even when I was quite young I disliked being called a 'rebel': it seemed to make the patronizing suggestion that 'questioning authority' was part of a 'phase' through which I would naturally go. On the contrary, I was a relatively well-behaved and well-mannered boy, and chose my battles with some deliberation rather than just thinking with my hormones.”

Tags : Authority Contrarianism Dissent Dissidents Free Thought Harold Rosenberg Honorifics Hormones Independence Memoirs Oppositionism Rebellion Words Youth
Source : Hitch-22: A Memoir

134. “This is a perfectly good picture. And if I didn't know you, I would be impressed and charmed. But I do know you."He thought some more, wondering whether he dared say precisely what he felt, for he knew he could never explain exactly why the idea came to him. "It's the painting of a dutiful daughter," he said eventually, looking at her cautiously to see her reaction. "You want to please. You are always aware of what the person looking at this picture will think of it. Because of that you've missed something important. Does that make sense?"She thought, then nodded. "All right," she said grudgingly and with just a touch of despair in her voice. "You win."Julien grunted. "Have another go, then. I shall come back and come back until you figure it out.""And you'll know?""You'll know. I will merely get the benefit of it.”

Tags : Art Creativity Daughters Duty Expectation Fulfillment Gift Independence Individuality Obedience Paintings Perception Skills
Author : Iain Pears
Source : The Dream of Scipio

135. “Why do only the awful things become fads? I thought. Eye-rolling and Barbie and bread pudding. Why never chocolate cheesecake or thinking for yourself?”

Tags : Barbie Bellwether Fads Humour Independence
Author : Connie Willis
Source : Bellwether

136. “Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habits; thought is anarchic and lawless, indifferent to authority, careless of the well-tried wisdom of the ages. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid ... Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.”

Tags : Courage Defiance Fearlessness Free Thinker Freedom Freedom Of Thought Independence Intelligence Strength Thought
Source : Why Men Fight

137. “She tried to act as though it were nothing to go to the library alone. But her happiness betrayed her. Her smile could not be restrained, and it spread from her tightly pressed mouth, to her round cheeks, almost to the hair ribbons tied in perky bows over her ears.”

Tags : Excitement Happiness Independence Joy Smile
Source : Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown

138. “Man was born for society. However little He may be attached to the World, He never can wholly forget it, or bear to be wholly forgotten by it. Disgusted at the guilt or absurdity of Mankind, the Misanthrope flies from it: He resolves to become an Hermit, and buries himself in the Cavern of some gloomy Rock. While Hate inflames his bosom, possibly He may feel contented with his situation: But when his passions begin to cool; when Time has mellowed his sorrows, and healed those wounds which He bore with him to his solitude, think you that Content becomes his Companion? Ah! no, Rosario. No longer sustained by the violence of his passions, He feels all the monotony of his way of living, and his heart becomes the prey of Ennui and weariness. He looks round, and finds himself alone in the Universe: The love of society revives in his bosom, and He pants to return to that world which He has abandoned. Nature loses all her charms in his eyes: No one is near him to point out her beauties, or share in his admiration of her excellence and variety. Propped upon the fragment of some Rock, He gazes upon the tumbling waterfall with a vacant eye, He views without emotion the glory of the setting Sun. Slowly He returns to his Cell at Evening, for no one there is anxious for his arrival; He has no comfort in his solitary unsavoury meal: He throws himself upon his couch of Moss despondent and dissatisfied, and wakes only to pass a day as joyless, as monotonous as the former.”

Tags : Companionship Contentment Discontentment Hermit Hermits Hopelessness Human Nature Humanity Independence Isolation Loneliness Misanthropy Monotony Philosophy Reclusion Rejection Seclusion Society
Source : The Monk

139. “I'm myself, not a label.”

Tags : Independence Individuality Wit
Author : John Brunner
Source : The Shockwave Rider

140. “Helplessness didn't have to be my identity, I wasn't condemned to it. I was willing - able - to change. Our enmeshment had been enabled by my belief that I needed [my mom] to help me, to take care of things for me - and to save me - but, back in the home where I'd learned this helplessness, I found I no longer felt that I was trapped in it.”

Tags : Helplessness Independence Trapped
Author : Aspen Matis
Source : Girl in the Woods: A Memoir

141. “To be CREATIVE, you have to be CRAZY, not because you're CRAZY or want others to become CRAZY, but because you must be CRAZY, before others become CRAZY for you.”

Tags : Arcane Artistry Attraction Be Yourself Craziness Creation Creative Crush Culture Deviant Fascination Feelings Follower Getting Attention Humor Idiosyncrasy Independence Innovation Invitation Know How Like Liking Lol Loving Someone Michael Bassey Johnson Notice Sense Of Humor Way Of Life Yourself

142. “There’s a lot of things wrong with this country, but one of the few things still right with it is that a man can steer clear of the organized bullshit if he really wants to. It’s a goddamned luxury, and if I were you, I’d take advantage of it while you can.”

Tags : 1968 America Independence Self
Source : Fear and Loathing in America: The Brutal Odyssey of an Outlaw Journalist, 1968-1976

143. “The only real radicalism in our time will come as it always has—from people who insist on thinking for themselves and who reject party-mindedness.”

Tags : Free Thought Independence Partisanship Politics Radicalism
Source : Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left

144. “Degrees of ability vary, but the basic principle remains the same: the degree of a man's independence, initiative and personal love for his work determines his talent as a worker and his worth as a man. Independence is the only gauge of human virtue and value. What a man is and makes of himself; not what he has or hasn't done for others. There is no substitute for personal dignity. There is no standard of personal dignity except independence.”

Tags : Fountainhead Independence Virtue Worth
Author : Ayn Rand
Source : The Fountainhead

145. “Her upbringing had given her an independence of mind that made her more like a girl of today than one of her own time - which was why she had walked out, and why she was not daunted by the prospect of being alone.”

Tags : Alone Independence Sally Lockhart Upbringing
Source : The Ruby in the Smoke

146. “The loss of a reliance on others often helpfully forces a more sophisticated rumination that enables the opening of previously unknown avenues.”

Tags : Ability Confidence Ideas Independence Leading New Avenues Reliance Search Self Independence
Author : Pawan Mishra
Source : Coinman: An Untold Conspiracy

147. “Being satisfied with the little we have; academically, spiritually, financially, ecumenically or otherwise will prevent a lot of problems from coming to us, and our dependence in our abilities and talents will go as far as bringing us satisfaction in life.”

Tags : Abilities Ability Avoidance Content Contentment Happiness Independence Less Money More Okay Prevention Problems Satisfaction Substance Talent
Source : The Infinity Sign

148. “As the war progresses, and as population increases to an even more intolerable level stretching resources to impossible lengths, the strong will begin fighting for their very survival. That’s what we’re seeing right now. Society will become more and more stratified into the people who aren’t buying the bullshit in society and those who blindly follow where they are led. Satanists, freethinkers, are a burgeoning minority cause. We have an illness that needs to be recognized just like alcoholism, handicaps, addictive behaviors and AIDS. We suffer from a disease called independence — a pathological aversion to regimentation and institutionalism — which prevents us from getting ‘regular’ jobs and living a ‘normal’ life.”

Tags : Apocalypse Economics Economy Independence Poor Rich Society
Source : The Secret Life of a Satanist: The Authorized Biography of Anton LaVey

149. “With so much "Moos" from the herd, how you gon' get heard?”

Tags : Be Different Be Heard Difference Different Lives Follow Follow Therapy Independence Stand Out Stand Out For The Crowd Uniqueness

150. “I value my ownindependence so highly that I can fancy no degradation greater than thatof having another man perpetually directing and advising and lecturingme, or even planning too closely in any way about my actions. He mightbe the wisest of men, or the most powerful--I should equally rebel andresent his interference...”

Tags : Independence Power Rebel Self
Source : North and South

151. “Independence can neither be created nor destroyed just like energy! It can only be transferred from a fearless, resilient, intelligent & visionary "form" to another, regardless of what gender you are born with. It's the energy that seeks to free your mind.”

Tags : Energy Of The Universe Energy Quotes Independence Independent Independent Thinking Independent Thought Independent Women Inspirational Quotes Intelligence Intelligence Quote Intelligent Mind Control Mind Power Mindset Motivational Quotes Resilient Vision Quotes Visionary Leader Visionary Quotes

152. “Patriotism in an independent nation means timely Action & Affirmation on a constructive mode, and not whiling away the time via Debate & Discussion on a burning topic in the house or a road.”

Tags : Care Citizen Country Delaying Tactics Dissertation Double Speak Drama In The House Facts Fooling Fooling Practice House Hypocrisy Idling Time Independent Nation Inspirational Materialist Motivational Nation Nation Building Nation Growth Notable People Patriotism Pretender Prosperity Road Selfish Street True Motivational Speaker Well Being While Away The Time
Author : Anuj Somany

153. “...freedom is of more account than the height of a roof beam. I ought to know; mine cost me eighteen years' slavery. The man who lives on his own land is an independent man. He is his own master. If I can keep my sheep alive through winter and can pay what has been stipulated from year to year - then I pay what has been stipulated; and I have kept my sheep alive. No, it is freedom that we are all after, Titla. He who pays his way is a king. He who keeps his sheep alive through the winter lives in a palace.”

Tags : Debt Freedom Independence Sheep Solitude

154. “Maybe it wasn’t rational, but she didn’t like the idea of Leo invading her little world. Yesterday, Brooklyn had belonged to her. The Long Island ’burbs where she’d grown up had felt far away from the brick streets and renovated factory spaces of Brooklyn. In this job, she’d felt truly independent, putting down her own fragile roots in a new place. Fast forward twenty-four hours, and her daddy had joined the workplace and her ex-boyfriend had shown up to remind her of all that she’d lost. Really, a girl could be forgiven for feeling slightly hysterical. Not that there was any time to panic.”

Tags : Boyfriend Brooklyn Daddy Hysterical Independence Job Long Island Panic Rational
Author : Sarina Bowen
Source : Rookie Move

155. “Authorship of anything apart from God is nothing more than a tragedy in the making.”

Tags : Arrogance Arrogant Author Authorship Ego Egocentric God Independence Tragedy Tragic

156. “Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.”

Tags : Assertiveness Authenticity Being Yourself Brainwashed Confidence Courage Differing Perspectives Expressing Yourself Freedom Of Expression Freedom Of Speech Independence Individualism Peer Pressure Personalities Perspectives Reality Self Esteem Self Love Self Respect Self Worth Standing Out Stayingpositiveu Com Unique

157. “Don’t trust inanything that has life, else you’lllose your life and dive into a beehive, and get stung..”

Tags : Acid Alone Bee Believe In Yourself Cankerworm Destroyers Detractors Devil Enemies Fiend Friendships Haters Hazzard Independence Lonely Michael Bassey Johnson Negative Negative People Noncomformist Parasite Pretence Sting Trust Villian

158. “It is a very strange sensation to inexperience youth to feel itself quite alone the world, cut adrift from every connection, uncertain whether the port to which it is bound can be reached, and prevented by many impediments from returning to that it has quitted. The charm of adventure sweetens that sensation, the glow of pride warms it; but then the throb of fear disturbs it; and fear with me became predominant when half an hour elapsed, and still I was alone.”

Tags : Adventure Fear Independence Loneliness Youth
Source : Jane Eyre

159. “To resist the social pressure now put even on one's leisure time, requires a tougher upbringing and a more obstinate willfulness about going one's own way, than ever before.”

Tags : Independence Leisure Society Solitude Upbringing Willfulness
Author : Robert Graves

160. “Only strong women, and they seem to be rare, can handle a frank and direct woman who doesn't sweet-talk or need others to nerve her. You can identify the easily intimidated because they need a gaggle of like-minded clones to back them up when they feign offense, which is merely a guise for their insecurity.”

Tags : Alone Candor Clones Direct Frank Independence Insecurity Strength Strong Women

161. “People may advice you, guide you and evaluate what you do, but bear in mind they can’t think for you. You don’t blame people for not thinking for you; blame yourself for depending on them to do what you must do.”

Tags : Advice Blame Blame Game Blames Dependence Depending Evaluate Food For Thought Guide Help Helping Hand Independence Inspiration Israelmore Ayivor Motivation People Think Thoughts
Source : Leaders' Watchwords

162. “Extreme right-wingers are known for giving God a bad name; extreme left-wingers are known for giving God a weak name. He's not as simple as conservative versus liberal, old versus new. His wings are balanced. God is both and neither.”

Tags : Apologetics Bad Balance Beliefs Biases Complexity Conservative Extremists God Independence Left Wing Liberal Neutrality New Old Opinions Politics Progressive Right Wing Simplicity Traditional Weak Wings
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

163. “What! Would I be turned back from doing a thing that I had determined to do, and that I knew to be right, by the airs and interference of such a person, or any person I may say? No, I have no idea of being so easily persuaded. When I have made up my mind, I have made it.”

Tags : Determination Empowerment Independence Interference Judgment Persuasion Self Determination Strength Weakness
Author : Jane Austen
Source : Persuasion

164. “Maybe the truly handicapped people are the ones that don't need God as much.”

Tags : Dependence Independence Pride Weaknesses
Source : The God I Love: A Lifetime of Walking with Jesus

165. “You may be operating from the belief that you must do everything yourself because no one will ever be there for you. Or you may think that if you never speak up you’ll avoid being rejected. Both these fears no longer apply to you today as an adult. If you never reach out for help, you will continue to deprive yourself.”

Tags : Abuse Belief Independence Rejected Rejection Of Reason Reliance Self Reliance Survival Survivor
Author : Beverly Engel
Source : The Right to Innocence

166. “I once began to ask around what constitutes a good poem. It felt petty, in a sense. A boy would need no help in deciding which girls he thinks are pretty.”

Tags : Bad Poetry Belief Choice Decision Doggerel Eye Of The Beholder Eyes Foolish Good Bad Poetry Good Poetry Independence Lyrics Metaphor Opinion Perspective Petty Poet Poetry Pretentiousness Pretty Skill Thinking Writing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

167. “An indoor man eats nothing, except that which is prepared and served by his mother with lots of insults, an outdoor man eats that which he buys, prepares, served and eaten with lots of respect.”

Tags : Bed Of Roses Buying Daily Bread Dependence Dish Disrepect Eating Employment Feeding Food Hunger Independence Indoor Insult Insults Lack Lack Of Money Mom Mother Outdoor Poverty Respect Unemployment

168. “Za „marne” niby prawo zgromadzania się, już dotąd setki ludzi poginęły od kul; za prawo wolnej prasy, więzienia przepełnione, za wolność stowarzyszeń tyle samo więźniów i męczenników da lud… A przecież na tych zgromadzeniach będą mowy, na które poeci i „piękne duchy” będą kręcili nosami, a w „wolnej prasie” rozsiądzie się kurierkowy blagier lub sprzedajny pismak, a w wielu stowarzyszeniach będą głupcy nudzili się z głupcami!… Czyżby lud się omylił? O nie! i tysiąckroć nie! Lud się nie omylił wołając o prawa człowieka, nie omylił się znosząc pańszczyznę i burząc Bastylię, nie omylił się nawet, wołając o konstytuanty i parlamenty burżuazyjne. To było konieczne i to musiało przyjść. I nie mylił się zrzucając z siebie obce najezdnicze jarzmo, ustanawiając własnych urzędników, biorąc w posiadanie pozór bodaj swojej zwierzchniczej władzy w państwach konstytucyjnych. I nie omyli się również i polski lud, walcząc o polską republikę demokratyczną.”

Tags : Freedom Of Speech Independence Poland Politics

169. “But I'm learning it's human nature to want the things you can't have. What changes is how you go about pursuing the things you want. When you're a little kid and you're told no, you scream and throw a temper tantrum. When you're a teenager and your parents tell you no, you're old enough to internalize your temper tantrum. But you're smarter and you're sneakier this time around. So you nod and act like you care when they say no, when they tell you who you can be friends with, when they say the know what's best. But then you go behind their backs to do it anyway. Because at some point, you need to start calling the shots. At some point, you need to start believing you know whats best. Or, I thought with a smile, you just stop asking for their permission in the first place.”

Tags : Independence Parents Permission
Source : Awaken

170. “Rule your mind or it will rule you.”

Tags : Be Strong Be Yourself Independence Inspiration Inspirational Life Living Rule Self Help Stay Strong Strength The Mind
Author : Horace

171. “Keep your problems to yourself, if its too much for you, kill it slowly till it disappears from your life.”

Tags : Anxiety Conceal Cover Disappear Hidden Independence Kill Mockery Mouth Mute Problem Problems Quiet Reserved Reticence Self Control Self Reliance Shut Up Slow Slowly Suicide Trouble Troublesome

172. “Milton's Eve! Milton's Eve! ... Milton tried to see the first woman; but Cary, he saw her not ... I would beg to remind him that the first men of the earth were Titans, and that Eve was their mother: from her sprang Saturn, Hyperion, Oceanus; she bore Prometheus" --"Pagan that you are! what does that signify?""I say, there were giants on the earth in those days: giants that strove to scale heaven. The first woman's breast that heaved with life on this world yielded the daring which could contend with Omnipotence: the stregth which could bear a thousand years of bondage, -- the vitality which could feed that vulture death through uncounted ages, -- the unexhausted life and uncorrupted excellence, sisters to immortality, which after millenniums of crimes, struggles, and woes, could conceive and bring forth a Messiah. The first woman was heaven-born: vast was the heart whence gushed the well-spring of the blood of nations; and grand the undegenerate head where rested the consort-crown of creation. ...I saw -- I now see -- a woman-Titan: her robe of blue air spreads to the outskirts of the heath, where yonder flock is grazing; a veil white as an avalanche sweeps from hear head to her feet, and arabesques of lighting flame on its borders. Under her breast I see her zone, purple like that horizon: through its blush shines the star of evening. Her steady eyes I cannot picture; they are clear -- they are deep as lakes -- they are lifted and full of worship -- they tremble with the softness of love and the lustre of prayer. Her forehead has the expanse of a cloud, and is paler than the early moon, risen long before dark gathers: she reclines her bosom on the ridge of Stilbro' Moor; her mighty hands are joined beneath it. So kneeling, face to face she speaks with God. That Eve is Jehova's daughter, as Adam was His son.”

Tags : Creation Empowerment Eve Gender God Godliness Greatness Independence Nature Self Determination Strength Superiority Titans Women
Source : Shirley

173. “What women are concerned in is developing their own individuality, and hence they refuse to call any man master, be he husband or spiritual guide. Personal freedom is more precious to them than the protection of the best men. The women they envy are not those who are simply wives and mothers, but those who by honest intelligent work have attained distinction in any line of effort, and whose creed has been self-reliance.”

Tags : Independence Self Actualization Self Reliance Single Life Single Woma Single Women Women
Author : Neith Boyce

174. “Being popular or not, having company or being alone, are not issues of concern for the developed soul.”

Tags : Company Friendship And Love Independence Maturity Popularity Soul
Author : Donna Goddard
Source : The Love of Being Loving

175. “Buffy Summers: (to Spike) "I could NEVER be your girl!”

Tags : Buffy The Vampire Slayer Independence Possession

176. “The critic said, but don't you feel awkward about biting the hand that feeds you? I said no, I enjoy just gnawing it up to the shoulder.”

Tags : Funding Independence Radicalism
Author : Myles Horton
Source : We Make the Road by Walking: Conversations on Education and Social Change

177. “Let me tell you something, honey. Fifty percent of life is others trying to push their own agenda on you—their belief system, their views, their convictions. The other fifty percent is you deciding whether or not you’re going to let them. Or if you’re going to form your own opinions.-Miss Velma”

Tags : Free Thinking Independence Opinions Self Worth
Author : Rachael Wade
Source : Love and Relativity

178. “Serving as the only audience for a man raised by crowds of admirers exhausted her. [...] The buried thought that he might have found comfort elsewhere was almost a comfort to her.”

Tags : Bipolar Detachment Husband Independence Wife
Author : Carey Wallace

179. “As long as we lean on anything outside ourselves for support, we are going to be insecure. Most of us try to find support by leaning on all sorts of things - gold, books, learning, sensory stimulation - and if these things are taken away, we fall over. To the extent that we are dependent on these external supports, we grow weaker and more liable to upsets and misfortune.”

Tags : Detachment Independence Inner Strength Spirituality
Source : The End of Sorrow: The Bhagavad Gita for Daily Living, Volume I [India's timeless and practical scripture presented as a manual for everyday use]

180. “I'm heading for a clean-named placelike Wisconsin, and mad as a jack-o'-lantern, will get therewithout help and nosy proclivities.”

Tags : Assistance Independence Nosiness Poem Poetry Travel Wisconsin
Author : John Ashbery

181. “The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.”

Tags : Criticism Freedom Freedom Of Thought Independence
Author : Joseph Heller
Source : Catch-22

182. “Being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions.”

Tags : Equality Independence Liberty Of The State Of Nature
Author : John Locke
Source : Second Treatise of Government

183. “Human beings are no longer born to their place in life, and chained down by an inexorable bond to the place they are born to, but are free to employ their faculties, and such favourable chances as offer, to achieve the lot which may appear to them most desirable.”

Tags : Freedom Independence Liberation Liberty Women
Source : The Subjection of Women

184. “To some people independent though is heresy and critical thought blasphemy”

Tags : Critical Pedagogy Critical Philosophy Independence Independent Thinkers Independent Thinking Independent Thought Independent Zen Individuality Lateral Thinking

185. “Standing on the top of this Monte d'Ora watching the sun come radiantly alive, Turi Guiliano was filled with youthful glee that he had escaped his enemies. He would never obey another human being again. He would choose who should live and who should die, and there was no doubt in his mind that all he would do would be for the glory and freedom of Sicily, for good and not for evil. That he would only strike for the cause of justice, to help the poor. that he would win every battle, that he would win the love of the oppressed.He was twenty years old.”

Tags : Dreams Freedom Independence

186. “It is the business of the very few to be independent; it is a privilege of the strong. And whoever attempts it, even with the best right, but without being OBLIGED to do so, proves that he is probably not only strong, but also daring beyond measure. He enters into a labyrinth, he multiplies a thousandfold the dangers which life in itself already brings with it; not the least of which is that no one can see how and where he loses his way, becomes isolated, and is torn piecemeal by some minotaur of conscience. Supposing such a one comes to grief, it is so far from the comprehension of men that they neither feel it, nor sympathize with it. And he cannot any longer go back! He cannot even go back again to the sympathy of men!”

Tags : Independence Independent Individual
Source : Beyond Good and Evil

187. “Like a butterfly stuck in a chrysalis, waiting for the perfect moment, I was waiting for the day I could burst forth and fly away and find my home.”

Tags : Butterflies Butterfly Chrysalis Dependence Dependency Dependency Growth Freedom Independence Independent Independent Woman Transformation
Author : Emme Rollins
Source : Dear Rockstar

188. “It turns out that indecision is a path itself; but figuratively, a vertical path - up or down - meaning it isn't always a fruitless path. One is forgotten, but the other is glorified. To be what they call 'middle-of-the-road' in most cases just means you have a hard time figuring out who between options is dumber. So quite often those who refused to decide were, after all, the bold individuals, the influential ones, the creative ones, those who snatched their own authority.”

Tags : Authority Conservative Creativity Decision Democratic Indecision Independence Independent Independent Thought Individuals Influential Left Liberal Middle Middle Of The Road Politics Refusal Republican Right
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

189. “It is likely to make us think we are not caged. We cannot feel the bars unless we push against them.”

Tags : Free Will Imprisonment Independence
Source : The Night Circus

190. “We’re better together than we are apart. The American Dream has us looking out for ourselves even at the expense of our neighbors. That shit ain’t true, man.”

Tags : Alone American Dream Apart Community Dream Dreams Hope Independence Joe Vagrant Neighbors Shit Solidarity Together Truth Unity
Source : Dystopia Boy: The Unauthorized Files

191. “Let me be me, or let me be.”

Tags : Authority Bulling Character Civil Rights Coercer Distinctiveness Equity Freedom God Independence Individuality Insolent Life Originality Pest Rights Selfhood Thoughts Tormentor

192. “The Algerians were revolutionsists, they wanted land. France offered to let them be integrated into France. They told France, to hell with Fance, they wanted some land, not some France.”

Tags : Civil Rights France Independence Malcolm X Revolution
Author : Malcolm X

193. “I seen women take this kind a' help from a man with a look a' relief on their faces. I wondered if these women knew how much easier their lives would be if they did all this stuff for themselves.”

Tags : Aid Help Helping Hand Independence Independent Philosophical Self Reliance Women And Men
Author : Beth Lewis
Source : The Wolf Road

194. “It is at the precise moment that I take something for granted that I have placed myself in the precarious position of losing that very thing. And if that thing I risk losing is liberty, taking it for granted is foolishness of the most foolish sort.”

Tags : Cherish Foolish Foolishness Fourth Of July Freedom Independence Liberty Patriotic Patriotism Value

195. “Zeena Schreck is a Berlin-based interdisciplinary artist, author, musician/composer, tantric teacher, mystic, animal rights activist, and counter-culture icon known by her mononymous artist name, ZEENA. Her work stems from her experience within the esoteric, shamanistic and magical traditions of which she's practiced, taught and been initiated. She is a practicing Tibetan Buddhist yogini, teaches at the Buddhistische Gesellschaft Berlin and is the spiritual leader of the Sethian Liberation Movement (SLM).”

Tags : Animal Activism Animal Liberation Animal Rights Animism Art Artist Bhakti Independence Initiation Inspiration Left Hand Path Magic Magick Magick And Faith Musicians Outcasts Sexuality Shamanism Spiritual Journey Spiritual Transformation Spirituality Tantric Buddhism Totemism Women Warriors Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck

196. “We all have vices, visible and invisible. Some we deliberately keep secret. Others we don’t even realize or we refuse to admit we have…Vices can be lots of fun, or they can turn your life into a living hell. Accept them for what they are, just another aspect of the mind’s creation, and you can enjoy them—if you choose—without being broken by them.- Zeena Schreck for VICE Magazine”

Tags : Empowerment Freedom Of Choice Freedom Of Thought Independence Morality Self Determination Sins Spiritual Transformation Strength Vice Magazine Vices Virtues And Vices Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck

197. “A unifying factor between the different traditions and lineages of Tantra, is that it is feminine in nature. It acknowledges the feminine as the basis from which all the practices spring. Therefore, Tantra is by its nature, the understanding that all phenomenal existence, the universe, or cosmos, that we experience is feminine in nature.”

Tags : Animism Bhakti Dissident Female Feminine Principle Freedom Independence Initiation Inspiration Left Hand Path Magic Outcasts Revolutionary Self Esteem Self Examination Sexuality Shamanism Shapeshifter Spiritual Journey Subversion Taboos Tantra Women Warriors Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck

198. “In order to understand why one chooses to be a Tantric practitioner, there has to be an understanding of cause and effect, cyclic existence, the awareness that the reality that we think we are seeing is not reality as it really truly is. So enlightenment is seeing reality with bare awareness, non-conceptual reality.”

Tags : Bhakti Disillusionment Freedom Illusion Independence Initiation Inspiration Jivanmukti Left Hand Path Outcasts Reality Revolutionary Sexuality Shamanism Spiritual Ecstasy Spiritual Journey Spiritual Transformation Spirituality Subversion Taboos Tantric Buddhism Truth Zeena Schreck
Author : Zeena Schreck

199. “There are Tantrics who deliberately break taboos and social norms and then there are other Tantrics who, by means of their practices and the way that they practice, that to society in general, it may have the appearance of breaking social norms but in fact that is just the manifestation of the progress of their practice.”

Tags : Animism Artists Quotes Autonomy Bhakti Dissident Ecstasy Freedom Independence Initiation Inspiration Left Hand Path Magic Outcasts Revolutionary Self Esteem Self Examination Sexuality Shapeshifter Spiritual Journey Spiritual Transformation Spirituality Subversion Taboo Breaking Taboos Tantra Tantric Buddhism Vamamarga Women Warriors
Author : Zeena Schreck

200. “When a child reaches adolescence, there is very apt to be a conflict between parents and child, since the latter considers himself to be by now quite capable of managing his own affairs, while the former are filled with parental solicitude, which is often a disguise for love of power. Parents consider, usually, that the various moral problems which arise in adolescence are peculiarly their province. The opinions they express, however, are so dogmatic that the young seldom confide in them, and usually go their own way in secret.”

Tags : Adolescence Authority Children Dogma Family Independence Love Morality Parents Power Teenagers Teenagers And Parents
Source : Marriage and Morals