It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving – as if it were an individual person – its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.
At the solemn moment of death, every man, even when death is sudden, sees the whole of his past life marshalled before him, in its minutest details. For one short instant the personal becomes one with the individual and all-knowing ego. But this instant is enough to show to him the whole chain of causes which have been at work during his life.
In a market economy, however, the individual has some possibility of escaping from the power of the state.
The author takes the position that the consumer pays the tax, and as such every individual of the social order should be given unlimited opportunity to make the most of himself.
The liberty of the individual must be thus far limited; he must not make himself a nuisance to other people.
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.
Whatever each individual woman is facing – only she knows her biggest challenge.
I can only say that one’s individual situation is more real and important to oneself than the devastations of fates and empires especially when they do not vitally affect oneself.
Individual tribes or, in other words, races or stocks, are the constituent elements of the earliest history.
For to change the norms, the very foci of attention, of a cultural system is a difficult task – far more complex than that of changing an individual’s attitudes and interests.