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Definition of Autonomy

Autonomy

  1. The power or right of self-government; self-government, or political independence, of a city or a state.
  2. The sovereignty of reason in the sphere of morals; or man's power, as possessed of reason, to give law to himself. In this, according to Kant, consist the true nature and only possible proof of liberty.

Autonomy Quotations

Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
Denis Waitley

I'm pretty horrible at relationships and haven't been in many long-term ones. Leaving and moving on - returning to a familiar sense of self-reliance and autonomy - is what I know; that feeling is as comfortable and comforting as it might be for a different kind of person to stay.
Carrie Brownstein

It is only the impossible that is possible for God. He has given over the possible to the mechanics of matter and the autonomy of his creatures.
Simone Weil

Unless we include a job as part of every citizen's right to autonomy and personal fulfillment, women will continue to be vulnerable to someone else's idea of what need is.
Gloria Steinem

The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Autonomy Translations

autonomy in French is autonomie

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