Individualism Quotes

Acknowledging our inner divinity as a step on the path to embodying it is not to be confused with narcissism or individualism, since we must further admit that everyones divine birthright is the same limitless creational potential of unconditional love.

Sol Luckman

Individualism is rather like innocence; there must be something unconscious about it.

Louis Kronenberger

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

"Style" is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.

John Fairchild

When you stress individualism, as this country does; materialism, as this country does; personal weaponry, as this country does; and racial hatred, which is part of our heritage as white Europeans; and then you add the volatile ingredient of "nothing".

George Carlin

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.

Oscar Wilde

Those nations of artists, finding their own individualism, and kind of standing against the world: to me that's the ultimate nightmare. I want to get lost and diffused in the world.

Robert Wyatt

There's been a boiling down of real emotion into a set pattern instead of individualism.

Skeet Ulrich

When the war closed we were challenged with a peace-time choice between the American system of rugged individualism and a European philosophy of diametrically opposed doctrines - doctrines of paternalism and state socialism.

Herbert Hoover

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

What is termed Sin is an essential element of progress. Without it the world would stagnate, or grow old, or become colorless. By its curiosity Sin increases the experience of the race. Through its intensified assertion of individualism it saves us from monotony of type. In its rejection of the current notions about morality, it is one with the higher ethics.

Oscar Wilde

We reveal the fullness of our devotion to individualism by keeping it as a reward for full participation in society. For the prisoner, the chronically ill, the bedridden old and the destitute, we reserve the forced collective life.

Elaine Cumming

One need not argue a full-blooded materialist position to say that it is capitalism that has given the general character to modern liberal societies. It is capitalist institutions and values--private property, profit-seeking, individualism, consumerism--that color the attitudes and beliefs of the majority of the populations of modern societies.

Krishan Kumar

The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even if you will eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned imposter couldn't be happy with.

Iosip Aleksandrovich Brodsky

"Style" is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.

John Fairchild

Individualism is going around these days in uniform, handing out the party line on individualism.

Wendell Berry

Democratic individualism does not officially provide much of a place for leaders in a regime where everyone is supposed to be his own master. Charisma both justifies leaders and excuses followers.

Allan David Bloom

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