Quotation by Thomas Henry Huxley

The very existence of society depends on the fact that every member of it tacitly admits he is not the exclusive possessor of himself, and that he admits the claim of the polity of which he forms a part, to act, to some extent, as his master.
Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–95), British biologist and educator. Reflection #48, Aphorisms and Reflections, selected by Henrietta A. Huxley, Macmillan (London, 1907).
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