There's only one thing that's alike in us, and that's a devilish self-respect, self-assertion, self-dependence.
I am accustomed to a kind of loneliness and self-dependence.
Self-help, self-dependence, faith in self, seem to spur to success as nothing else does.
It was here I got my first lessons in self-dependence and life's struggles.
When a man or woman has that sort of self-dependence and unnatural self-reliance, it shows itself very early.
Neither work nor the spirit of self-dependence are antagonistic to prayer.
With Belle, who had often wished herself differently situated in life, the idea of self-dependence was strong.
Then follows self-confidence, self-trust, self-effort, self-dependence.
Child as she was, she had been bred amid surroundings which inculcated habits of self-dependence and fertility of resource.
This self-dependence, which was honored in me, is deprecated as a fault in most women.
dependence de·pend·ence (dĭ-pěn'dəns)
The state of being dependent, as for support.
Subordination to someone or something needed or greatly desired.
A compulsive or chronic need; an addiction.