To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment. It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one's faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction.— Randa Abdel-Fattah
Proven Independent Person quotations
The true work of art is born from the 'artist': a mysterious, enigmatic, and mystical creation. It detaches itself from him, it acquires an autonomous life, becomes a personality, an independent subject, animated with a spiritual breath, the living subject of a real existence of being.
My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
It is solely by risking life that freedom is obtained;
. . . the individual who has not staked his or her life may, no doubt, be recognized as a Person; but he or she has not attained the truth of this recognition as an independent self-consciousness.
A person's mere propinquity to others independently suspected of criminal activity does not give rise to probable cause to search that person.
Somebody who only reads newspapers and at best books of contemporary authors looks to me like an extremely near-sighted person who scorns eyeglasses. He is completely dependent on the prejudices and fashions of his times, since he never gets to see or hear anything else.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
It is very nearly impossible... to become an educated person in a country so distrustful of the independent mind.
At the White House, everybody works for the same person.
They're all part of the same company. But on Capitol Hill, they're all independent contractors. They all work for themselves. That's a formula for getting news.
Financial independence is the ability to live from the income of your own personal resources.
Paradoxically, the best way for a group to be smart is for each person in it to think and act as independently as possible.
In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
There are certain things about me that I will never tell to anyone because I am a very private person. But basically, what you see is who I am. I'm independent, I do like to be liked, I do look for the good side of life and people. I'm positive, I'm disciplined, I like my life in order, and I'm neat as a pin.
To say ‘I love you’ one must first know how to say the ‘I.
’ The meaning of the ‘I’ is an independent, self-sufficient entity that does not exist for the sake of any other person. A person who exists only for the sake of his loved one is not an independent entity, but a spiritual parasite. The love of a parasite is worth nothing.
One of the things that separates climbing from other sports is how independent and personal it is. With most sports, you either win or lose, but climbing is about your own personal experience.
There is a feeling of personal dignity and independence in grasping, literally, the power to back your refusal to be a target of a violent crime with lethal force. This is not a sense of power, it is now the experience of escaping from a sense of powerlessness.
He who prides himself an extraordinary person by his deeds is rejected by the world; he who has independent ideas is hated by the mass.
Genius is the ability to independently arrive at and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by another person.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.
Among the great men who have philosophized about [the action of the tides], the one who surprised me most is Kepler. He was a person of independent genius, [but he] became interested in the action of the moon on the water, and in other occult phenomena, and similar childishness.
If you want something done, ask a busy person.
Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
Persons grouped around a fire or candle for warmth or light are less able to pursue independent thoughts, or even tasks, than people supplied with electric light. In the same way, the social and educational patterns latent in automation are those of self-employment and artistic autonomy.
We want to lead a country where people will be less greedy.
Where people will know that the commonwealth of Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians, where people's wealth depends on the people around you. If you become a rich person and everyone around you is poor you are very poor.
That wonderful and terribly frightening journey of self-discovery.
That process of growth, of being an independent person, of learning who you are and what you want from life, is the real secret of life, happiness and beauty.
We're into an age of excessive individuals, all right.
We're into the age were independence, autonomy, convenience, sometimes selfishness. The new trinity of me, myself and I, seems to dominate. We know that's contrary to the very nature of the human person. The very nature of the human person needs God and needs other people.
A truly happy person is someone who is joyfully independent of outer conditions.
You have to enable and empower people to make decisions independent of you.
As I've learned, each person on a team is an extension of your leadership; if they feel empowered by you they will magnify your power to lead.
There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price.
I tell patients that tranquilizers alone never cure anyone.
They merely reduce the intensity of the symptoms and make life slightly more endurable. They create a better behaved, chronic dependent person. Only with orthomolecular treatment can the majority of schizophrenic patients hope to become well and normally independent.
I’ve always tried to be independent.
It’s just my personality. I’ve always been the type to motivate the camp. I’ve always wanted to be the fuel for something—for music, the fuel for my family, the fuel for my best friend. Helping someone with what I’m doing.
The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence.
At birth, the child leaves a person - his mother's womb - and this makes him independent of her bodily functions. The baby is next endowed with an urge, or need, to face the out world and to absorb it. We might say that he is born with 'the psychology of world conquest.' By absorbing what he finds about him, he forms his own personality.
Each string of a wind harp responds with a different note to the same breeze.
What activity makes you personally resonate most strongly, most deeply?