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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Individuality (54 Quotations)

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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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Be yourself, who else is better qualified?
~ Frank J. Giblin

 

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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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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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If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?
~ Rabbi Hillel

 

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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 H. Humphrey

 

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

 

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Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all.
~ Nikita Khrushchev

 

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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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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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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 H. Lapham

 

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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.
~ Marcus Valerius Martial

 

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

 

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

 

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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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