Monday, June 1, 2009

For 9000 years society has depended upon individuals for those creative achievements of mind and spirit that have guided it along the path of civilization.

The spark from heaven falls. Who picks it up? The crowd? Never. The individual? always. It is he and he alone, as artist, inventor, explorer, scholar, scientist spiritual leader or statesman, who stands nearest to the source of life and transmits its essence to his fellowmen.

Wisdom and virtue cannot be forced from a crowd as eggs from chicken under electrical lights. There is no such thing as general intelligence. There is only individual intelligence communicating itself to other individual intelligences. And there is no such thing as public morality. There is only a composite of private morality.


A. Whitney Griswold

2 comments:

ACRYLIQUE said...

**nose-bleeds**

-Asteeg... :)

Wrigley said...

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