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Definition of Self-Sufficient

Self-Sufficient

  1. Sufficient for one's self without external aid or cooperation.
  2. Having an overweening confidence in one's own abilities or worth; hence, haughty; overbearing.

Self-Sufficient Quotations

It is precisely because neither individuals nor small groups can be fully self-sufficient that cooperation is necessary to human survival and flourishing.
Tom G. Palmer

For, behind the scenes, halfway around the world in Mexico, were two decades of aggressive research on wheat that not only enabled Mexico to become self-sufficient with respect to wheat production but also paved the way to rapid increase in its production in other countries.
Norman Borlaug

I'm calculating, self-sufficient, reserved, and I enjoy being alone.
Melissa Sue Anderson

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.
Joseph Wood Krutch

Universal education is not only a moral imperative but an economic necessity, to pave the way toward making many more nations self-sufficient and self-sustaining.
Desmond Tutu
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