Quotes by individuality
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Henry van Dyke
American Protestant Clergyman and Writer 1852--1933
Individualsm is a fatal poison. But individuality is the salt of common life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
English poet 1806-1861
What is genius but the power of expressing a new individuality?
John Stuart Mill
English economist 1806-1873
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-
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 1749-1832
Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
Ukrainian-American psychologist, psychiatrist, and philosopher 1867-1923
Greatness of individuality is inversely proportional to the mass of the social aggregate.Source: The Source and Aim of Human Progress (1919)
Brazilian-American actress, director and producer 1986-
Hong Kong girls have a genius sense of style. I came back to the States thinking no one here has any individuality. Or cute enough socks.
American artist 1905-1970
I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone, as it did me, the feeling of his own totality, of his own separateness, of his own individuality.Source: Selected Writings and Interviews
French artist 1798-1863
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.
American visionary artist, author and teacher
In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized.
German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
American philosopher 1842-1910
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 1789-1851
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 1833-1899
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.