If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Essays: First Series
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient become independent.
Today, on this day of possibility, we stand in the shadow of a lanky, raw-boned man with little formal education who once took the stage at Old Main and told the nation that if anyone did not believe the American principles of freedom and equality, that those principles were timeless and all-inclusive, they should go rip that page out of the Declaration of Independence.
Knox College Commencement Address (4 June 2005)
A great step towards independence is a good-humored stomach, one that is willing to endure rough treatment.
Independence? That's middle-class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
Nationality is the miracle of political independence; race is the principle of physical analogy.
Speech in the House of Commons (1848-08-09)
The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.
It will take more experience to know for sure, but my guess is that a lot of hackers could do this-- that if you put people in a position of independence, they develop the qualities they need. Throw them off a cliff, and most will find on the way down that they have wings.
What I Did this Summer
John F. Kennedy
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Pale Blue Dot
The Picture of Dorian Gray
How to Win Friends and Influence People
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