Food in Calabria was pride, self-sufficiency and community all mixed together in one mouthful.
We want to get people out of poverty, in the middle class, on to lives of self-sufficiency.
But such an approach works against the traditional pride in self-sufficiency espoused by many in the American middle class.
I feel conservative in terms of limited government, individual responsibility, self-sufficiency — that sort of thing.
Domestically, the former governor offers an avowedly nationalistic agenda, focused on American self-sufficiency.
Accompanying ambition is a group of less admirable qualities, such as self-sufficiency and self-conceit.
"You have evolved all this from your own spiritual pride and self-sufficiency," said he, hotly.
It was in part a pride of accomplishment and a new affirmation of the self-sufficiency of the questing reason.
His self-sufficiency was proof against anything of that sort.
The hand cannot say to the head, I have no need of thee, nor can the head utter the like speech of egotism and self-sufficiency.