For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
To become financially independent you must turn part of your income into capital; turn capital into enterprise; turn enterprise into profit; turn profit into investment; and turn investment into financial independence.
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.
Independence is never given to a people, it has to be earned; and, once earned, must be defended.
Blind belief in authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
If you are not financially independent by the time you are forty or fifty, it doesn't mean that you are living in the wrong country or at the wrong time. It simply means that you have the wrong plan.
Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.
It is solely by risking life that freedom is obtained; . . . the individual who has not staked his or her life may, no doubt, be recognized as a Person; but he or she has not attained the truth of this recognition as an independent self-consciousness.
Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.
I was raised to be an independent woman, not the victim of anything.
Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.
I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay for her bills, a woman who could run her own life - and I became that woman.
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
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