Warm welcome to the forum JN1!
"By a divine paradox, wherever there is one slave there are two. So in the wonderful reciprocities of being, we can never reach the higher levels until all our fellows ascend with us."
The above is actually in my signature and was quoted by Edwin Markham. I'm not exactly sure of the history of it but for me it was something that struck the right chord.
I interpret the above quote as a much deeper meaning of life and that one man cannot rise alone or transcend to a higher level of consciousness by him or herself. It can also be looked upon as a rule of the sort and applied to ones life and business.
Anyway, welcome to the forums and please make yourself at home and enjoy the community.