Each citizen should be perfectly independent of all the others and excessively dependent on the city.
Gist of Idea
Citizens should be independent of each other, and very dependent on the state
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (The Social Contract (tr Cress) , II.12)
Unlike many other of his pronouncements, this sounds a bit like a welfare state, though I doubt if he means that. Rousseau's state, founded by the general will, seems to have a quasi-religious quality, like a devotee's love of God.
Rousseau,Jean-Jacques: 'The Basic Political Writings', ed/tr. Cress,Donald A. [Hackett 1987], p.172