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Each makes this cosmos and its construction the pivot of his emotional life, in order to find in this way peace and security which he can not find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experience.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Our expenses are all for conformity.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.

Author: St. Francis De Sales (1567-1622)

Profession: Roman Catholic Bishop, Writer

The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.

Author: Robert Frost (1875-1963)

Profession: American Poet

Be yourself, who else is better qualified?

Author: Frank J. Giblin


Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.

Author: Remy De Gourmont (1858-1915)

Profession: French Novelist, Philosopher, Poet, Playwright

In each individual the spirit is made flesh, in each one the whole of creation suffers, in each one a Savior is crucified.

Author: Hermann Hesse (1877-1962)

Profession: German-born Swiss Novelist, Poet

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when?

Author: Rabbi Hillel (30B.C - 9 A.D.)

Profession: Jewish Rabbi, Teacher

It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations --past and present --are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual's hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millennia.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

The great challenge which faces us is to assure that, in our society of big-ness, we do not strangle the voice of creativity, that the rules of the game do not come to overshadow its purpose, that the grand orchestration of society leaves ample room for the man who marches to the music of another drummer.

Author: Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978)

Profession: American Democratic Politician, Vice President

Writers write to influence their readers, their preachers, their auditors, but always, at bottom, to be more themselves.

Author: Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

Profession: British Author

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

Author: Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Profession: Swiss Psychiatrist

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself.

Author: Carl Jung (1875-1961)

Profession: Swiss Psychiatrist

Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all.

Author: Nikita Khrushchev (1894-1971)

Profession: Soviet Premier