Posts Tagged ‘individual’

Quote of the day, April 1

March 31, 2017

John Stuart Mill, from On Liberty (1859)

“The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.”

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Quote of the day, June 13

June 13, 2016

Marie Curie, on the individual

“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 16

August 16, 2015

Marshall McLuhan, on loss of identity (1975)

“Any loss of identity prompts people to seek reassurance and rediscovery of themselves by testing, and even by violence. Today, the electric revolution, the wired planet, and the information environment involve everybody in everybody to the point of individual extinction.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 15

November 15, 2012

Henry David Thoreau, on democracy

“Is a democracy, such as we know it, the last improvement possible in government? (more…)