Being Single Quotes To Bolster Your Independence

By Toni Hoy|Updated July 11, 2022
CheckedMedically Reviewed By Aaron Horn, LMFT

Does the word "single" give you a negative vibe? Or does it speak of being distinct and unique? It's not always easy being single. It's not always easy to be happy being single, either. Some people are single by choice. Others have lost a partner due to death or the death of a relationship. Still, others are waiting for someone special to share their lives with.

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Whether being single is by design or by circumstance, it's possible to be happy being single. In fact, there are plenty of advantages to being single. Research confirms that people have a sort of stigma around single people. Other studies show that stigma is misplaced. The European Journal of Social Psychology published a study in 2008 that showed that most people think single people are unhappy. In another study published the same year, people proved them wrong by sending a strong message that they were just as happy as people involved in satisfying relationships.

We love quotes that speak to our lives and who we are as people. They inspire us. They affirm in us things that we already know. They're fun to read and even more enjoyable to share with others-others who are single; those who are almost single; those who wish to be single; and even those who aren't so single.

Single guys and girls, take inspiration from these quotes about being single and give a salute to your independence.

Consider The Benefits Of Being Single

As a single person, you're bound to have less mental and emotional stress, which robs you of present happiness. You won't have to worry about your partner. You won't have to worry about what they've done or haven't done. You have the pleasure of avoiding arguments, both large and small.

You can use some or all of your downtime to practice mindfulness without interruption, which will bring you even more peace of mind. Part of the beauty of being single is that your happiness isn't based on someone else.

Appreciate the benefits of being single as the following quotes resonate:

My alone feels so good. I'll only have you if you're sweeter than my solitude. Warsan Shire

I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. Henry David Thoreau

I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person. Oscar Wilde

Being single used to mean that nobody wanted you. Now it means you're pretty sexy, and you're taking your time deciding how you want your life to be and who you want to spend it with. Carrie Bradshaw

Singleness And The Joy Of Self-Sufficiency

In celebrating singleness, you are also celebrating self-sufficiency. No one will stand in the way of you chasing your ambitions. You can take as many risks as you want or take none at all. You can be more willing to go with the flow and roll with the punches. Self-sufficiency is invigorating because it means that you are made of great stuff, and you are enough.

Relish a few moments as you read through these thoughtful quotes about being content and satisfied with your single life.

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. Albert Camus

I love being single. I can come and go as I please and stay out as late as I want to. Eric Dickerson

If we seek paradise outside ourselves, we cannot have paradise in our hearts. Thomas Merton

Single is an opportunity to live life on your own terms and not apologize. Mandy Hale

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death-ourselves. Eda Leshan

It takes a strong person to remain single in a world accustomed to settling with anything to say they have something. Unknown

To Be Single Is To Know Yourself Better

The best way to get acquainted with yourself is to spend some time alone. Everyone deserves a little solitary time where there's no pressure to conform to someone else's values. It feels good to have some time where you don't have anything to prove. No one expects you to be a carbon copy of them or anyone else. Quiet times help you figure out who you are and where you want to be in life.

These single-life quotes are about getting to know the real you.

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened. Lao Tzu

Too many women throw themselves into romance because they're afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won't do that. Julie Delpy

You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose. Jo Coudert

If you are going to be happy single, you have to stop treating being single as the annoying time you pass between relationships and embracing it. Rather than focusing on what you lack, focus on what you have: You. Natalie Lue

I like being single. I'm always there when I need me. Art Leo

Discover why you're important, then refuse to settle for anyone who doesn't completely agree. Fisher Amelie

Being single is about celebrating and appreciating your own space that you're in. Kelly Rowland

Financial Freedom Is A Gift For Singles

Being single bears the gift of financial freedom. It brings the chance to set your own financial priorities. You get to live on a lot or a little. You can spend on housing, travel, or choose to invest it all. No one else is spending or saving your money. You get to call all the shots. Consider the following quotes as affirmations that you are the boss of your money.

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. Mandy Hale

If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove that you can survive without them. Michael Bassey Johnson

Sometimes you have to stand alone to prove that you can still stand. Unknown

Being Single Affords You Guiltless Self-Care

A single-life gives you the ability to care for yourself. There are more time and energy to work out, eat right, and spend time relaxing.

If you're not convinced, read along for a quote on being single to inspire you.

Being single isn't a time to be looking for love. Use that time to work on yourself and grow as an individual. Unknown

If you can't take care of yourself, you can't take care of someone else. Sahithi Setikam

If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have difficulty loving anyone since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself. Barbara De Angelis

To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to embrace your solitude truly. Jeanne Moreau

Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. Marcus Aurelius

Be Happy-Be Single

If you're single and happy, don't hide it. You don't have to wear it on your sleeve or make it into the latest tattoo design. Don't make excuses for it. Don't brag about it. Just be happy with it, as reflected in the following quotes on being single.

Being single doesn't necessarily mean you're available. Sometimes you have to put up a sign that says, "Do Not Disturb" on your heart. Wiz Khalifa

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Single is not a status. It is a word that best describes a strong enough person to live and enjoy life without depending on others. Unknown

Being single doesn't mean that you know nothing about love. Sometimes being solo is wiser than being in a false relationship. Unknown

He sleeps fastest who sleeps alone. Richard Avedond

I don't like to be labeled as lonely just because I am alone. Delta Burke

I think, therefore, I'm single. Liz Winston

That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe. John Berger

Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don't put your life on hold waiting for love. Mandy Hale

If you aren't happy single, you won't be happy taken. Happiness comes from within, not from men. Anonymous

I don't need a man to rectify my existence. The most profound relationship we'll ever have is the one with ourselves. Shirley MacLaine

I've been single for a while, and I have to say, It's going very well. Like…it's working out. I think I'm the one. Emily Heller

I celebrate myself and sing myself. Walt Whitman

You may be single today, but the day may come when that will change. If it does, you may have gotten so comfortable with being single that it's difficult to share your life with someone. That's something you don't have to navigate alone. The therapists at ReGain are available to make your entry into the couple's world much easier. There are some wonderful things to discover about being a couple too.

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