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Independence

A balloon ride to independenceThe best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.
       -
Anonymous

Either you run the day or the day runs you.
       - Jim Rohn

Let fortune do her worst, whatever she makes us lose, so long as she never makes us lose our honesty and our independence.
       - Alexander Pope

To be truly and really independent is to support ourselves by our own exertions.
       - Jane Porter

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

Destiny is not a matter of chance but of choice. Not something to wish for but to attain.
       
- William Jennings Bryan

If I am not for myself, who will be? And if I am for myself alone, then what am I? And if not now, when?
       - Rabbi Hillel, Pirke Avot 1:14


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