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The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself.

Author: Saul Alinsky (1909-1972)

Profession: American Radical Activist

We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

Author: Ethel Barrett

Profession: Missionary

Never follow the crowd.

Author: Bernard M. Baruch (1870-1965)

Profession: American Financier

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

Author: Joseph Campell


More and more, when faced with the world of men, the only reaction is one of individualism. Man alone is an end unto himself. Everything one tries to do for the common good ends in failure.

Author: Albert Camus (1913-1960)

Profession: French Existential Writer

Pin your faith to no ones sleeves, haven't you two eyes of your own.

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

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

Author: William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

Profession: American Unitarian Minister, Author

Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death.

Author: Peter Conrad (1948)

Profession: Australian Critic, Author

Each man must have his ''I''; it is more necessary to him than bread; and if he does not find scope for it within the existing institutions he will be likely to make trouble.

Author: Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929)

Profession: American Sociologist

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.

Author: James F. Cooper (1789-1851)

Profession: American Novelist

Individuality is either the mark of genius or the reverse. Mediocrity finds safety in standardization.

Author: Frederick E. Crane


Follow your own star!

Author: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)

Profession: Italian Philosopher, Poet

The trouble with the sacred Individual is that he has no significance, except as he can acquire it from others, from the social whole.

Author: Bernard Devoto (1897-1955)

Profession: American Writer, Critic, Historian

Everything without tells the individual that he is nothing; everything within persuades him that he is everything.

Author: X. Doudan


The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.

Author: Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968)

Profession: French Artist