As I am an individual isolated from every party, movement, tradition, and sect, it would appear that my contribution to social betterment will be trivial and insignificant, a mere voice in the wilderness. In most other spheres of activity this would be true enough, but in the sphere of truth-seeking and truth-proclaiming it no longer holds good. For the very fact of being dissociated from every conventional influence, every orthodox and traditional group, sets one free to find and give out the truth in a way that these others cannot dare to follow. It raises the value of my results.
-- Notebooks Category 12: Reflections > Chapter 2: Philosophy and Contemporary Culture > # 166