Wisdom on Wednesdays—“the man who stands alone”

“One thing common to the millions of conformist individualists is that they are suffering under the delusion that they are alone and fighting a back-to-the-wall losing battle against authority.  Actually, the only man who stands alone today is the person (not individual) who makes decisions which are basically moral, and who takes full responsibility.”  (1961)

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John, oil on canvas, c. 1945, 18 x 15 in.

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One thought on “Wisdom on Wednesdays—“the man who stands alone”

  1. Sam, Of course I love seeing the portrait of John. I think it looks surprisingly like Ben – do you think so? Thank you for taking me to see the Turner’s Carl Schmitt on Saturday. Another beautiful painting! Love, Mum

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