Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.
I had learnt from experience that many false opinions may be exchanged for true ones, without in the least altering the habits of mind of which false opinions are made.
The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign.
How can great minds be produced in a country where the test of a great mind is agreeing in the opinions of small minds?