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Henry van Dyke
American Protestant Clergyman and Writer 1852--1933+1
Individualsm is a fatal poison. But individuality is the salt of common life.
John Stuart Mill
English economist 1806-18730
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.
English novelist and screenwriter 1948-0
By measuring individual human worth, the novelist reveals the full enormity of the State's crime when it sets out to crush that individuality.
By Modernism I mean the positive rejection of the past and the blind belief in the process of change, in novelty for its own sake, in the idea that progress through time equates with cultural progress; in the cult of individuality, originality and self-expression.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-18320
Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
French artist 1798-18630
I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal. He it is who notes that individuality which is the seal of the weakness of our race. My soul has wings, but the brutal jailer is strict.
In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized.
German economist and statephilospher 1818-18830
In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
American philosopher 1842-19100
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, and directly perceive how events happen, and how work is actually done.
James Fenimore Cooper
American writer 1789-18510
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.
Robert Green Ingersoll
American lawyer, a Civil War veteran and politician 1833-18990
It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
American writer, futurist, and businessman 1928-20160
It is ironic that the people who complain most loudly that people cannot relate to one another, or cannot communicate are often the very sample people who urge grater individuality.
Source: Future Shock (1970)
American author 1923-19960
It is those who concentrates on but one thing at a time who advance in this world. The great man or woman is the one who never steps outside his or her specialty or foolishly dissipates his or her individuality.
Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-18810
Learn to limit yourself, to content yourself with some definite thing, and some definite work; dare to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not and to believe in your own individuality.
Irish writer 1854-19000
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.