A strenuous effort must be made to train young people to think for themselves and take independent charge of their lives.
When you sing R&B songs in front of an audience, you look out and there’s 85% women. I think R&B music is sort of designed for a man singing to a woman. I don’t sing it like the sexy thing, but sort of pseudo-sexy. We rally the women together because it’s about being independent and things like that.
From first to last it is a dish of rank materialism cleverly cooked up … . And why is this done? For no other reason, I am sure, except to make us independent of a Creator.
There are perfectly good independent small nations.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.