I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
A nation is only an individual multiplied.
When new turns of behavior cease to appear in the life of the individual, its behavior ceases to be intelligent.
Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No social stability without individual stability.
Principles have a way of enduring, as do the few irreducible individuals who maintain allegiance to them.
At present nothing is possible except to extend the area of sanity little by little. We cannot act collectively. We can only spread our knowledge outwards from individual to individual, generation after generation.
I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.