"You can't make socialists out of individualists. Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming where everyone is interdependent."
Rosalie M. Gordon
American author
'What Happened to Our Schools?' (1956) writing about John Dewey's attitude towards progressive education.
The quote is popularly attributed to John Dewey himself.
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A very accurate and enlightening observation.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Freedom most sublimely resides in personal sovereignty.

    The perfection of lovelessness is the denial of the dignity and the singularity of the individuality of the

    The very definition of socialism.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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    Socialism and the servants of men ! " Art thou called being a servant ? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. For he that is called in the Lord, being a servant, is the Lord's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant. Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men." 7th bk,7th ch, verses 21,22,23. NT. herein is numerical harmony at natural law for the independent. Why ? 7th bk, first chapter 7th verse, So that you come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Fellowship of Liberty and Harmony the Declaration of Independence.
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
    'Loveliness; as 'the denial of the singularity of the individual' [or in any particular association only}" is a wonderful definition.
     -- Vedapushpa, Bengaluru India     
    Socialists and individualists differ in the fundamental concept of 'responsibility.' Humans can be raised to believe themselves serfs or sovereigns. But people will not support a charade once the lie is exposed. The truth begs to be known -- that's what frees us and empowers us.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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