17 Quotes You’ll Only Understand If You’re Self-Sufficient


Are you the kind of woman who faces any problem with a DIY manual instead of a call to the nearest man? If you've always taken pride in your ability to face life head on and figure it out as you go, then this list is for you.

Though we've all got to reach out for a helping hand every now and then, if you've mastered the art of self-sufficiency then never forget what a treasure you are.

This one goes out to all the women who will tackle the plumbing until something goes horribly wrong and they may or may not find themselves wishing they had a boat to row out of the kitchen that's covered in two feet of water.

After all, even the occasional mistake is no more than a valuable learning experience, right?


"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness." - Oprah


"There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty." - Steve Maraboli,

"Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass." - Maya Angelou

"The question isn't whose going to let me; it's whose going to stop me." - Ayne Rand

"A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with." - Ellen J. Barrier

"Strive to be emotionally self-sufficient so you can draw closer to other people." - Gretchen Rubin

"Once a person is determined to help themselves, there is nothing that can stop them." - Nelson Mandela

"Happiness belongs to the self sufficient." - Aristotle

"Don't ever put your happiness in someone else's hands. They'll drop it. They'll drop it every time." - Christopher Barzak

"The greatest thing in the world is to know how to be self sufficient." - Michel de Montaigne

"A woman who asks for nothing is getting it on her own."

"It's not your job to like me- it's mine." - Byron Katie


"Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence." -- Dr. Maria Montessori


" Life will test you but remember this, when you walk up a mountain you legs get stronger."


"Nothing cam dim the light that shines from within." - Maya Angelou

"She needed a hero so that's what she became."


"Be that strong girl that everyone knew would make it through the worst. Be that fearless girl the one would dare to do anything. Be that independent girl, who doesn't need a man. Be that girl who never backed down." - Taylor Swift

Send this list to all the stong, self-sufficient women in your life to encourage them to never change!