If all of us acted in unison as I act individually there would be no wars and no poverty. I have made myself personally responsible for the fate of every human being who has come my way.
I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of an individual that survives his physical death; let feeble souls, from fear or absurd egoism, cherish such thoughts.
Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Certain events such as love, or a national calamity, or May, bring pressure to bear on the individual, and if the pressure is strong enough, something in the form of verse is bound to be squeezed out.
And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
And the high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule, or to impose himself in any other way.
All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.