These inspiring quotes by famous people who stood as giants among men convey their thought about off the grid living and self sufficiency. Read them and perhaps they will give you more motivation to live off grid, or to reinforce the idea that being self sufficient is an important way to keep you independent.
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land – Abraham Lincoln Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception – Carl Sagan One can survive everything nowadays, except death. – Oscar Wilde When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world – John Muir It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to Change. – Charles Darwin Luck is a very thin wire between survival and disaster, and not many people can keep their balance on it. – Hunter Thompson One of the saddest things I’ve seen in Amazonian Cultures is people who were self-sufficient and happy that now think of themselves as poor and become dissatisfied with their lives. – Daniel Everett
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving strength to the people –Franklin D. Roosevelt A frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives. – Chinese Proverb The use of solar energy has not opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun. – Ralph Nader To find yourself, think for yourself. – Socrates If you want a thing done well, do it yourself – Napoleon Bonaparte You can’t plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind – Gordon Hinckley Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes, but no plans. – Peter Drucker What makes a desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well. – Antoine de Saint I can enjoy society in a room: but out of doors, nature is company enough for me. – William Hazlitt