Every segment of our population, and every individual, has a right to expect from his Government a Fair Deal.harry s. truman: 1945 Speech to Congress, 6 Sep.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers, and I linger on the shore, And the individual withers, and the world is more and more.Tennyson: 1842 Poems,'Locksley Hall', l.141-2.
Liberty, asit is conceived bycurrent opinion, hasnothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.Joseph R(aymond) McCarthy: 1952 Speech. Collected as 'The Contagion of Ideas', in On the Contrary (1961).
For sheer courage and endurance, physical and mental, the two men stand together as examples of what toughness the body will find, if the spirit within it is tough; and as very worthy representatives of our national capacity for individual enterprise, which it is hoped even themodern craze for regulating everydetail of our lives will never stifle.Wavell, Archibald Percival, 1st Earl: 1948 Of F Spencer Chapman andT E Lawrence. Quoted in foreword to F Spencer Chapman TheJungle is Neutral (1950).
There is one expanding horror in American life. It is that our long odyssey toward liberty, democracy and freedom-for-all may be achieved in such a way that utopia remains forever closed, and we live in freedom and hell, debased of style, not individual from one another, void of courage, our fear rationalized away.Norman Kingsley Mailer: 1966 Cannibals and Christians,'My Hope For America'.
The definition of an individual was: a multitude of one million divided by one million.Arthur Koestler: 1940 Darkness at Noon,'The Grammatical Fiction', pt.2.
The more the state'plans'the more difficult planning becomes for the individual.Friedrich August von Hayek: 1944 The Road to Serfdom.
History does not provide us with any instance of a society that repressed the economic liberties of theIrving Kristol: Hungarian-born British film producer. He worked in Vienna, Berlin and Hollywood before coming to Britain in the early 1930s where he founded London Film Productions and the Denham Studios.
The ethical reality of the individual is the only reality.So« ren Aabye Kierkegaard: 1846 Concluding Unscientific Postscript, bk.2, pt.2, ch.3 (translated by Swenson and Lowrie).
Every form is individual, there exists none which is abstract.Wilhelm Heinse: Quoted in J J W Heinse Sa« mmtliche Werke (1903-25).
Every individualintends only his own gain, and he is in this as in many other cases led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it. I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the publick good.Adam Smith: 1776 An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of theWealth of Nations, bk.4, ch.3.
I hold no brief for private enterprise.But I have unshakeable faith in individual enterprise.C(harles) L(uther) Burton: 1952 A Sense of Urgency: Memoirs of a Canadian Merchant.
The feeling individual appeared weakhe felt only his own weakness.But if he accepted his weakness and his separateness and descended into himself, intensifying his loneliness, he discovered his solidarity with other isolated creatures.Saul Bellow: 1976 Nobel prize lecture, Stockholm,12 Dec.
Extreme freedom can't be expected to lead to anything but a change to extreme slavery, whether for a private individual or for a city.Plato: Republic, bk.8, 564a (translated by G M A Grube, revised by C D C Reeve).
In all our studies of the brain, no mechanism has been discovered that can force the mind to think, or the individual to believe, anything. The mind continues free. That is a statement I have long considered. I have made every effort to disprove it, without success.1970 SecondThoughts: Science, theArts, and the Spirit.
The spirit of self-help is the root of all genuine growth in the individual.Samuel Smiles: 1859 Self-Help, ch.1.
I would not give half a guinea to live under one form of government rather than another. It is of no moment to the happiness of an individual.Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson: 1772 Remark, 31 Mar. Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.2.
Moralit a« t ist Herden-Instinkt im Einzelnen. Morality is herd instinct in the individual.FriedrichWilhelm Nietzsche: 1882 Die fro« hliche Wissenschaft ( The Gay Science), section116 (translated by W Kaufmann).
If the idea of society were extinguished in individual minds and the beliefs, traditions and aspirations of the group were no longer felt and shared by individuals, society would die.We can say of it what we just said of divinity: it is real only in so far as it has a place in the human consciousness, and this place is whatever we may give it.EÅ mile Durkheim: 1912 The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life (translated by Joseph Ward Swain,1965).
Unsterblichkeit der Individualit a« t verlangen heiÞt eigentlich einen Irrtum ins Unendliche perpetuieren wollen. Denn im Grunde ist doch jede Individualit a« t nur ein spezieller Irrtum, Fehltritt, etwas, das besser nicht w a« re, ja wovon uns zuru« ckzubringen der eigentliche Zweck des Lebens ist. To desire immortality for theindividual isreally thesame as wanting to perpetuate an error for ever; for at bottom every individuality is really only a special error, a false step, something that it would be better should not be, in fact something from which it isthe real purpose of life to bring us back.Arthur Schopenhauer: 1844 DieWelt alsWille undVorstellung (TheWorld asWill and Representation), vol.2, ch.41 (translated by E F J Payne).
Aworkof art has no importance whatever to society.It is only important to the individual, and only the individual reader is important to me. 606vladimir nabokov: 1964 Interview in Playboy, Jan.
In the sphere of natural investigation, as in poetry and painting, the delineation of that which appeals most strongly to the imagination, derives its collective interest from the vivid truthfulness with which the individual features are portrayed.David Hume: 1845-62 Kosmos (translated as Cosmos,1897).
All novels are about certain minorities: the individual is a minority.RalphWaldo Ellison: 1955 Interview in Paris Review, Spring.
If the individual isno longer to be sovereign, if the police can pick him up whenever they do not like the cut of his jibwe enter a new regime.(George) Norman Douglas: 1968 Dissenting opinion in ruling to uphold the police right 'to stop and frisk',10 Jun.
There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families.Thatcher, Margaret HildaThatcher, Baroness: 1987 In Woman's Own, 31 Oct.