Network 1976 - Adolf Hitler - Dalai Lama - Will Hutton - Martin Luther King - Albert Einstein - Ayn Rand - Ron Paul - Louis D Brandeis - Margaret Thatcher - Oscar Wilde - Richard Dawkins - John Stuart Mill - Ronald Reagan - Theodore Kaczynski - Margaret Mitchell - A C Grayling - Karl Marx - Terry Goodkind - John Stuart Mill - John D Rockefeller - Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal - e e cummings - Friedrich Nietzsche - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Thomas Jefferson - Albert Einstein - Vince Lombardi - Soren Kierkegaard - Julianne Davidow - Jane Austen - Ingmar Bergman - Alice Miller - C G Jung - Ayn Rand - George Eliot - Noam Chomsky - Samuel Johnson - George Orwell - Julian Baggini - Johnny Depp - Jodi Picoult - Robert Ingersoll - Billy Joe Armstrong - David Icke - Grace Jones - Earl Warren - William S Burroughs - George Carlin - Nikita Khrushchev - Rope 1948 - Star Trek: Voyager TV - Huey Long - William Shakespeare - Will Hutton - Clint Eastwood - Dorothy L Sayers - Jeremy Bentham - Reinhold Niebuhr - Karen M Johnson-Weiner - Malcolm X - Eric Hoffer - R D Laing - James V O'Connor - Adam Curtis TV -
1,116. It is the individual that’s finished. It is the single solitary human being that’s finished. It is every single one of you out there that’s finished. Because this is no longer a nation of independent individuals. It’s a nation of some two-hundred-odd million transistorised, deodorised, whiter-than- white, steel-belted bodies ... The whole world is becoming humanoid, creatures that look human but aren’t ... The whole world’s people are becoming mass-produced, programmed, numbered ... (Life’s Like That & Individual & Human Beings) Network 1976 starring Faye Dunaway & Peter Finch & William Holden & Robert Duvall & Wesley Addy & Ned Beatty & Beatrice Straight & Jordan Charney & William Prince & Lane Smith & Marlene Warfield & Conchata Ferrell et al, director Sidney Lumet, Howard’s prophecies
1,117. You are television incarnate, Diana. Indifferent to suffering. Insensitive to joy. All of life is reduced to the common rubble of banality. War, murder, death. All the same to you as bottles of beer. And the daily business of life is a corrupt comedy. You even shatter the sensations of Time & Space into split seconds, instant replays. You are madness, Diana. Virulent madness. And everything you touch dies with you. But not me. Not as long as I can feel pleasure, pain. And love. (Life’s Like That & Television & Individual & Human Beings) ibid.
2,088. What is Life? Life is the nation. The individual must die anyway. Beyond the life of the individual is the nation. (Life’s Like That & Nation & Individual & Nazi: Adolf Hiter) Adolf Hitler
2,293. The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis. (Reason & Authority & Individual & Criticism) Dalai Lama
4,121. That world has gone. The anchors have dissolved or are dissolving. There is neither a monetary nor religious anchor. The pound floats; Catholicism is mired in the horrifying sexual antics of its priests; CEOs pay themselves salaries without limits. The great visions of how one might associate with others – in an Empire, a Commonwealth, a socialist economy, a commune, a religious community, a trade union or even a company – have become implausible. We are individualists in a not very sovereign nation state being buffeted around by economic forces beyond our control. We madly find meaning in cults and celebrity, overinvesting in family as the last redoubt of meaning, while reconciling ourselves to fewer public services and cynical companies even while the country is very much richer. (World & Great Britain & Individual & Society & Humanity & Socialism) Will Hutton, The Baby Boomers and the Price of Personal Freedom
4,228. An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. (Humanity & Individual & Life's Like That) Martin Luther King junior
77,294. An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. (Injustice & Law & Individual) Martin Luther King junior
6,217. There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth. (Individual & Old Age) Martin Luther King junior
4,250. A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. (Humanity & Experience & Individual & Prison & Compassion) Albert Einstein
6,322. The really valuable thing in the pageant of human life seems to me not the political state, but the creative, sentient individual, the personality; it alone creates the noble and the sublime, while the herd as such remains dull in thought and dull in feeling. (Self & Humanity & Individual & Personality) Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions
69,938. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual. (Development & Individual) Albert Einstein
4,933. The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities. (Rights & Minority & Individual) Ayn Rand
4,939. You have to remember, rights don’t come in groups we shouldn’t have ‘gay rights’; rights come as individuals, and we wouldn't have this major debate going on. It would be behavior that would count, not what person belongs to what group. (Rights & Behaviour & Group & Individual) Ron Paul
5,469. That the individual shall have full protection in person and in property is a principle as old as the common law; but it has been found necessary from time to time to define anew the exact nature and extent of such protection. Political, social, and economic changes entail the recognition of new rights, and the common law, in its eternal youth, grows to meet the demands of society.
The press is overstepping in every direction the obvious bounds of propriety and of decency. Gossip is no longer the resource of the idle and of the vicious, but has become a trade, which is pursued with industry as well as effrontery. To satisfy a prurient taste the details of sexual relations are spread broadcast in the columns of the daily papers ... The intensity and complexity of life, attendant upon advancing civilization, have rendered necessary some retreat from the world, and man, under the refining influence of culture, has become more sensitive to publicity, so that solitude and privacy have become more essential to the individual; but modern enterprise and invention have, through invasions upon his privacy, subjected him to mental pain and distress, far greater than could be inflicted by mere bodily injury. (Freedom & Individual & Law & Press & Newspapers & Privacy) Louis D Brandeis & Warren, The Right to Privacy
6,132. There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. (Society & Individual) Margaret Thatcher, Women's Own 31st October 1987
68,064. Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals. (Concept & Society & Individual) Oscar Wilde
6,134. Individual human beings are there as machines for propagating their genes. (Individual & Gene) Richard Dawkins, BBC Thinking Aloud
6,135. The Selfish Gene never made claims about the selfishness of human psychology ... It’s the selfish gene but not the selfish individual. (Individual & Gene & Selfish) ibid.