Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
Only by being permitted to experience the consequences of his actions will the child acquire a sense of responsibility; and within the limits marked by the demands of his safety this must be done.
Schools vast factories for the manufacture of robots.
It is characteristic of all movements and crusades that the psychopathic element rises to the top.
Mass Man, the universal psychopath, is born when the individual ego is weakened to the point at which it loses separate identity and is forced, for security, to merge with the mass.
What a person wills and not what they know determines their worth or unworth, power or impotence, happiness or unhappiness.
Conformity, humility, acceptance with these coins we are to pay our fares to paradise.
In the crowd, herd, or gang, it is a mass-mind that operates-which is to say, a mind without subtlety, a mind without compassion, a mind, finally, uncivilized.
We should not wonder at the success of communism, for so much of its success is rather that of religion.
As a dimension of man, rebellion actually defines him.
How protean are the devices available to human intelligence when it lends itself to the persistence of the conformist error.
Adjustment, that synonym for conformity that comes more easily to the modern tongue, is the theme of our swan song, the piper's tune to which we dance on the brink of the abyss, the siren's melody that destroys our senses and paralyzes our wills.
Non-conformism is the major, perhaps the only, sin of our time.
It is in solitude that the works of hand, heart and mind are always conceived, and in solitude that individuality must be affirmed.
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