Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

All public facts are to be individualized, all private facts are to be generalized.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "History," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).

A representative maxim indicating that Emerson's notion of individualism was not a form of solipsism, but involved a social component.
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