We throw to the winds the old dogma that governments can give rights. Before governments were organized, no one denies that each individual possessed the right to protect his own life, liberty and property.
The greatest height of heroism to which an individual, like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule.
Truth cannot be brought down; rather, the individual must make the effort to ascend to it. You cannot bring the mountaintop to the valley. If you would attain to the mountaintop, you must pass through the valley, climb the steeps, unafraid of the dangerous precipices.
What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.
The Ego is partly free. partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching the Individual who is most free: God.
Even the structure of the atom has been found by the mind. Therefore the mind is subtler than the atom. That which is behind the mind, namely the individual soul, is subtler than the mind.
A belief is purely an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organize it. If you do, it becomes dead, crystallized; it becomes a creed, a sect, a religion, to be imposed on others.
Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover: if not as a guide through the world, then as a yardstick for the language.
At this level, the individual perceives the maintenance of the expectations of his family, group, or nation as valuable in its own right, regardless of immediate and obvious consequences.
For each individual, sport is a possible source for inner improvement.