Quotes: individuality

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  • Henry van Dyke
    Henry van Dyke
    American Protestant Clergyman and Writer 1852--1933
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    Individualsm is a fatal poison. But individuality is the salt of common life.
  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
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    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.
  • Ian Mcewan
    Ian Mcewan
    English novelist and screenwriter 1948-
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    By measuring individual human worth, the novelist reveals the full enormity of the State's crime when it sets out to crush that individuality.
  • Dan Cruickshank
    Dan Cruickshank
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    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
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    German writer and poet 1749-1832
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    Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality.
  • Eugène Delacroix
    Eugène Delacroix
    French artist 1798-1863
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    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.
  • Alex Grey
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    In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized.
  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    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
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
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    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
    Robert Green Ingersoll
    American lawyer, a Civil War veteran and politician 1833-1899
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    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.
  • Alvin Toffler
    Alvin Toffler
    American writer, futurist, and businessman 1928-2016
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    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)

  • Og Mandino
    Og Mandino
    American author 1923-1996
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    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.
  • Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Henri-Frédéric Amiel
    Swiss philosopher and poet 1821-1881
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    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.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    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.
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