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Quotations The Best Quotes About Individuality  

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A list of the best individuality quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous individuality quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic individuality quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational individuality quotes from that same writer.

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

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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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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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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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Follow your own star! Dante Alighieri

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

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

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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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Never follow the crowd. Bernard Baruch

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

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

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

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

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

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