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“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society, but the people themselves: and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their controul with a wholsome discretion, the remedy is, not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.”
Thomas Jefferson, as quoted in tjrs.monticello.org, David Wise and Thomas B. Ross, The Invisible Government, etc.

“The basic building block of a society is the individual. From individuals groups are built. And this is the society. No society is better than its basic building blocks.”
L. Ron Hubbard

“Every citizen shall have the duty, according to personal potential and individual choice, to perform any activity or function contributing to the material or spiritual progress of society.”
Constitution of The Italian Republic

“Let’s stop it once and for all with the only dangerous crisis, which is the tragedy of being not willing to fight to overcome it.”
Albert Einstein, from it.wikiquote.org

“No servomechanism, no expedient, no surrogate will ever do; only you and I rolling up our sleeves will.”
“One can control nothing without assuming full responsibility for it. … Full responsibility is not fault; it is recognition of being cause. … When one speaks of responsibility he means "the determination of the cause which produced the effect". … An individual is evidently designed to be cause. … One does not send to find for whom the bell tolls without full willingness to have tolled it and to have caused the cause of its tolling.”
“When one cannot solve a problem, the only way to maintain an authoritative position about it is saying it cannot be solved.”
“YOU CAN ALWAYS do something about it.”
“My way to handle a problem is confronting it until I see it exactly as it is; at which point I go through it and it vanishes.”
“All the answers are basically simple.”
“The Real Why opens the door to a solution.”
L. Ron Hubbard (paraphrased or not)