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A few more moons, a few more winters, and not one of all the mighty hosts that once filled this broad land or that now roam in fragmentary bands through these vast solitudes will remain to weep over the tombs of a people once as powerful and as hopeful as your own. But why should we repine? Why should I murmur at the fate of my people? Tribes are made up of individuals and are no better than they. Men come and go like the waves of the sea. A tear, a tamanamus, a dirge, and they are gone from ourSource: Speech 1854
German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
All social rules and all relations between individuals are eroded by a cash economy, avarice drags Pluto himself out of the bowels of the earth.
German-Jewish poet and author
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress in individuals and in nations.
German - American physicist 1879-1955
If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery.
American country singer 1987-
'Gorilla Man' is a composite of a few individuals, but the song itself was actually inspired by James Taylor. I spied his 'Gorilla' album laying on my floor and in some altered state, instantly started singing the chorus. It was fun to write. There's an old notebook with at least three more verses in it somewhere.
American businesswoman and political 1954-
A boardroom is a collection of individuals, and individuals have varying motives, egos, agendas and qualifications. Sometimes the dynamics can go off track.
American historian and theorist 1910-1977
A community is made up of intimate relationships among diversified types of individuals--a kinship group, a local group, a neighborhood, a village, a large family.Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
Pearl S. Buck
American novelist 1892-1973
A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
American philosopher 1842-1910
A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
A schoolteacher or professor cannot educate individuals, he educates only species.
Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
A shocking crime was committed on the unscrupulous initiative of few individuals, with the blessing of more, and amid the passive acquiescence of all.
Henry Louis Mencken
American journalist and critic 1880-1956
A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.
Ching Ning Chu
Chinese-American business consultant 1947-2009
Acquire the courage to believe in yourself. Many of the things that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day.
American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
And this is the Anarchistic definition of the State: the embodiment of the principle of invasion in an individual, or a band of individuals, assuming to act as representatives or masters of the entire people within a given area.
And, most important, we have to shift our understanding of ourselves as separate individuals, each seeking our own welfare, to an understanding of how we fit into social, biological, and physical environments.
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