Individualism Quotes

Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making.

William James

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

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

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

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

Oscar Wilde

Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness.

David Bohm

Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even especially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts. The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity, but the one that removes awareness of other possibilities.

Alan Bloom

Live for yourself -- there's no one else More worth living for Begging hands and bleeding hearts will only cry out for more.

Neil Peart

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

William Ellery Channing

I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality. I can see myself, and it has helped me to say what I want to say in paint.

Georgia O’Keeffe

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.

Albert Einstein

It is only to the individual that a soul is given.

Albert Einstein

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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Updated On : March 15, 2013
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