"The natural man lives for himself; he is the unit, the whole, dependent only on himself and on his like. The citizen is but the numerator of a fraction, whose value depends on its denominator; his value depends upon the whole, that is, on the community. Good social institutions are those best fitted to make a man unnatural, to exchange his independence for dependence, to merge the unit in the group, so that he no longer regards himself as one, but as a part of the whole, and is only conscious of the common life.
“Nothing appears more surprizing to those, who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few; and the implicit submission, with which men resign their own sentiments and passions to those of their rulers. (David Hume, Essays: Moral, Political and Literary)"
It is only by unselfish cooperation that man can hope to overcome these assaults. (Dr. Gwen Scott)
Ist euer Geist schon so sehr der Vergewaltigung unterlegen, daß Ihr vergeßt, daß es nicht nur Euer Recht, sondern Eure sittliche Pflicht ist, dieses System zu beseitigen? (Die weiße Rose)