Quotes: individual

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  • Barry Ritholtz
    Barry Ritholtz
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    A hedge fund manager whose clients demand monthly performance reports has different needs than any individual investors with a 20-year time horizon. The needs of that long-term investor differ markedly from someone who is retiring in three years.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
    Aldous Huxley
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    A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it.
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    Elwyn Brooks White
    American writer 1899-1985
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    A man is not expected to love his country, lest he make an ass of himself. Yet our country, seen through the mists of smog, is curiously lovable, in somewhat the way an individual who has got himself into an unconscionable scrape seems lovable - or at least deserving of support.
  • Francis Thompson
    Francis Thompson
    English poet and mystic 1859-1907
    Francis Thompson
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    A man should be an individual, but not independent.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    A name pronounced is the recognition of the individual to whom it belongs. He who can pronounce my name aright, he can call me, and is entitled to my love and service.
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster Fuller
    American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
    Buckminster Fuller
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    A pattern has an integrity independent of the medium by virtue of which you have received the information that it exists. Each of the chemical elements is a pattern integrity. Each individual is a pattern integrity. The pattern integrity of the human individual is evolutionary and not static.
    Source: Synergetics: Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking (1975) Pattern Integrity 505.201
  • Lionel Trilling
    Lionel Trilling
    American Critic 1905-1975
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    A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
  • Richard Nixon
    Richard Nixon
    American president 1913-1994
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    A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue.
  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric Hoffer
    American writer 1902-1983
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    A successful social technique consists perhaps in finding unobjectionable means for individual self-assertion.
  • Alain Badiou
    Alain Badiou
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    A Truth is the subjective development of that which is at once both new and universal. New: that which is unforeseen by the order of creation. Universal: that which can interest, rightly, every human individual, according to his pure humanity.
  • Irvin S. Cobb
    Irvin S. Cobb
    American author, humorist, editor and columnist 1876-1944
    Irvin S. Cobb
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    A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings.
  • Vladimir Nabokov
    Vladimir Nabokov
    American writer and poet 1899-1977
    Vladimir Nabokov
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    A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    Henry Brooks Adams
    American historian 1838-1918
    Henry Brooks Adams
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    Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
  • Thomas Szasz
    Thomas Szasz
    American psychiatrist 1920-
    Thomas Szasz
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    Addiction, obesity, starvation (anorexia nervosa) are political problems, not psychiatric: each condenses and expresses a contest between the individual and some other person or persons in his environment over the control of the individual's body.
  • Billy Sunday
    Billy Sunday
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    After all is said that can be said upon the liquor traffic, its influence is degrading upon the individual, the family, politics and business, and upon everything that you touch in this old world.
    Source: As quoted in ""Billy" Sunday, the man and his message: with his own words which have won thousands for Christ" by William Thomas Ellis