Only the individual can think, and thereby create new values for society – nay, even set up new moral standards to which the life of the community conforms. Without creative, independently thinking and judging personalities the upward development of society is as unthinkable as the development of the individual personality without the nourishing soil of the community.

Source:From 'Society and Personality,' Mein Weltbild, Amsterdam: Querida Verlag (1934)
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