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Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. Francis de Sales

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My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality. Oscar Wilde

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Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves. Aldous Huxley

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In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified. Hermann Hesse

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Never follow the crowd. Bernard Baruch

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The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. Robert Frost

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It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations --past and present --are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual's hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millennia. Eric Hoffer

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The great challenge which faces us is to assure that, in our society of big-ness, we do not strangle the voice of creativity, that the rules of the game do not come to overshadow its purpose, that the grand orchestration of society leaves ample room for the man who marches to the music of another drummer. Hubert Humphrey

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Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him. Remy de Gourmont

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Every man must get to Heaven his own way. Frederick II of Prussia

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That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time. John Stuart Mill

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More and more, when faced with the world of men, the only reaction is one of individualism. Man alone is an end unto himself. Everything one tries to do for the common good ends in failure. Albert Camus

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The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Carl Jung

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Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving to the citizen as much freedom of action and of being, as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner. James Fenimore Cooper

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Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. John F. Kennedy

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Follow your own star! Dante Alighieri

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A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A gesture cannot be regarded as the expression of an individual, as his creation (because no individual is capable of creating a fully original gesture, belonging to nobody else), nor can it even be regarded as that person's instrument; on the contrary, it is gestures that use us as their instruments, as their bearers and incarnations. Milan Kundera

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Follow the crowd and you will never be followed by a crowd.

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In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality. Karl Marx

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Your labor only may be sold, your soul must not. John Ruskin

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You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. Friedrich Nietzsche

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The definition of the individual was: a multitude of one million divided by one million. Arthur Koestler

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Pin your faith to no ones sleeves, haven't you two eyes of your own. Thomas Carlyle

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Each makes this cosmos and its construction the pivot of his emotional life, in order to find in this way peace and security which he can not find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experience. Albert Einstein

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It is said that if Noah's ark had to be built by a company; they would not have laid the keel yet; and it may be so. What is many men's business is nobody's business. The greatest things are accomplished by individual men. Charles Spurgeon

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A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature. Seneca the Younger

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Those who talk about individuality the most are the ones who most object to deviation, and in a few years it may be the other way around. Some day everybody will just think what they want to think, and then everybody will probably be thinking alike; that Andy Warhol

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What ever crushes individuality is despotism, no matter what name it is called. John Stuart Mill

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Each man must have his I; it is more necessary to him than bread; and if he does not find scope for it within the existing institutions he will be likely to make trouble. Charles Cooley

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No one should part with their individuality and become that of another. William Ellery Channing

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Our expenses are all for conformity. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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What is wanted -- whether this is admitted or not -- is nothing less than a fundamental remolding, indeed weakening and abolition of the individual: one never tires of enumerating and indicating all that is evil and inimical, prodigal, costly, extravagant in the form individual existence has assumed hitherto, one hopes to manage more cheaply, more safely, more equitably, more uniformly if there exist only large bodies and their members. Friedrich Nietzsche

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Except in a few well-publicized instances (enough to lend credence to the iconography painted on the walls of the media), the rigorous practice of rugged individualism usually leads to poverty, ostracism and disgrace. The rugged individualist is too often mistaken for the misfit, the maverick, the spoilsport, the sore thumb. Lewis Lapham

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Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do -- can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do. Barbara Sher

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Be content to be what you are, and prefer nothing to it, and do not fear or wish for your last day. Martial

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The nail that sticks up will be hammered down.

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Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time. Pablo Picasso

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"Ours is an age in which thousands are driven daily from their homelands by the unforgiving brutalities of war, terrorism, political oppression, starvation, disease, economic piracy, and the relentless suffocation of that singular breath which makes human beings individuals." Aberjhani

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Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself. Carl Jung

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No one can transcend their own individuality. Arthur Schopenhauer

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But society has now fairly got the better of individuality; and the danger which threatens human nature is not the excess, but the deficiency, of personal Impulses and preferences. John Stuart Mill

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America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us. Woodrow Wilson