"There is a great deal of self-will in the world, but very little genuine independence of character."
Frederick W. Faber
(1814-1863) British hymn writer and theologian
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Such observation truly sets apart those that would in totality, offer up their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor in an attempt to accord freedom and justice for all.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Groupthink opposes all independent character.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    As it is written:

    "Be ye not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind."
    - Romans 12:2

    On this planet that has been circumfused by fear, particularly morbid emphasis is placed on the necessity of the what ought to be Sovereign Individual to exist in a state of relinquishment of Self to the State, to society and to culture.

    How daunting to the sensibilities of those who have been comprehensively leveled, who are without convictions, is the presence of a Sovereign Individual whose principles, whose convictions, precede him or her.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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     -- Jim K, Austin      
    Context, Spoken by a man who bows to the pope of socialism, finding himself confronted by a Methodist congregation. they being of the self-willed, Faber supposing himself to be of greater character. Now who is the sovereign ? Before siding with any individual, they must be weighed in the balance of intent.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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    Whether it's your one of kind tattoo, or your outlandish paint design on your automobile you're still really pretty common routine, but when you perform in the honor of civilized behavior you are truly amazing.
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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