155 Individuality Quotes to Inspire and Embrace Your Uniqueness

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The Most Famous Individuality Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Individuality will always be one of the conditions of real elegance — Christian Dior

Individualism regards man-every man-as an independent, sovereign entity who possesses an inalienable right to his own life, a right derived from his nature as a rational being. — Ayn Rand

Everyone needs a strong sense of self. It is our base of operations for everything that we do in life. — Julia Alvarez

Individual style is the correct balance of knowing who you are, what works fro you, and how to develop your own personality — Giorgio Armani

In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized. — Alex Grey

To find out what is truly individual in ourselves, profound reflection is needed; and suddenly we realize how uncommonly difficult the discovery of individuality is. — Carl Jung

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known. — Oscar Wilde

We cannot lead a choiceless life. Every day, every moment, every second, there is a choice. If it were not so, we would not be individuals. — Ernest Holmes

I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring. — Tila Tequila

Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no others are, and to do what no other can do. — William Ellery Channing

Short Individuality Quotes

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  • Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end. — Immanuel Kant
  • As individual fingers we can easily be broken, but all together we make a mighty fist. — Sitting Bull
  • You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. — Marie Curie
  • While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas. — Thomas Sankara
  • Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference. — Jane Goodall
  • No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. — Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Be an individual, work hard, study, get your mind straight, and trust nobody. — Tupac Shakur
  • Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do — Elvis Presley
  • The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. — Phil Jackson
  • God leads every soul by a separate path. — John of the Cross
Individuality quote Groups cannot grow, unless individuals grow within the group.
Groups cannot grow, unless individuals grow within the group.

Celebrating Individuality Quotes

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I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it. — Johnny Depp

I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. — Walt Whitman

You're an original, an individual, a masterpiece. Celebrate that; don't let your uniqueness make you shy. Don't be someone other than the wonder you are. Every star is important to the sky. — Douglas Pagels

Individuality quote No individual raindrop ever consider itself responsible for the flood.
No individual raindrop ever consider itself responsible for the flood.

The key to community is the acceptance, in fact the celebration of our individual and cultural differences. It is also the key to world peace — M. Scott Peck

Beauty isn't about looking perfect. It's about celebrating your individuality. — Bobbi Brown

One key symptom of alcoholism is that the individual comes to need a drink for every mood-one to calm down, one to perk up, one to celebrate, one to deal with disappointment, and so on. — Phyllis A. Balch

Individuality quote Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual
Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes difference.

American individualism, much celebrated and cherished, has developed without its essential corrective, which is belonging. — Wallace Stegner

Celebration is a kind of food we all need in our lives, and each individual brings a special recipe or offering, so that together we will make a great feast. Celebration is a human need that we must not, and can not, deny. It is richer and fuller when many work and then celebrate together. — Corita Kent

Glee is more then just a show now. It's become a wonderful culture celebrating the underdog and glorifying individuality. — Darren Criss

In a nation of celebrity worshipers, amid followers of the cult of personality, individual modesty becomes a heroic quality. I find heroism in the acceptance of anonymity, in the studied resistance to the normal American tropism toward the limelight. — Shana Alexander

Respect Individuality Quotes

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Whatever an individual chooses to do with themselves, long as it doesn't affect me and they're respectful with it, I don't care what they do. Because I'm not perfect and I have flaws, so who would I be to be judgmental? — Kevin Gates

Deal with yourself as a individual, worthy of respect and make everyone else deal with you the same way. — Nikki Giovanni

To the contrary, the government they devised was defective from the start, requiring several amendments, a civil war and momentous social transformation to attain the system of constitutional government, and its respect for the individual freedoms and human rights, we hold as fundamental today. — Thurgood Marshall

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Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized. — Albert Einstein

Respect is not fear and awe; it...[is]the ability to see a person as he is, to be aware of his unique individuality. Respect, thus, implies the absence of exploitation. I want the loved person to grow and unfold for his own sake, and in his own ways, and not for the purpose of serving me. — Erich Fromm

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Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized. — Albert Einstein

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Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect. — Theodore Parker

I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform. — Erykah Badu

I did not come to power to divide Somali but to unite them, and I will never deviate from this path. I shall respect a Somali individual as long as he deserves respect, but if he turns away from the correct path, then that is not my business. — Siad Barre

Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not. — Nathaniel Hawthorne

Importance Of Individuality Quotes

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The key to the Toyota Way and what makes Toyota stand out is not any of the individual elements…But what is important is having all the elements together as a system. It must be practiced every day in a very consistent manner, not in spurts. — Taiichi Ohno

I remained a socialist for several years, even after my rejection of Marxism; and if there could be such a thing as socialism combined with individual liberty, I would be a socialist still. For nothing could be better than living a modest, simple, and free life in an egalitarian society. — Karl Popper

The clown has great importance as part of the search for what is laughable and ridiculous in man. We should put the emphasis on the rediscovery of our own individual clown, the one that has grown-up within us and which society does not allow us to express. — Jacques Lecoq

Individuality quote The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. — Andrew Carnegie

If you are asking me what the individual can do right now, in a political sense, I'd have to say he can't do all that much. Speaking for myself, I am more concerned with the transformation of the individual, which to me is much more important than the so-called political revolution. — William S. Burroughs

The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are...There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first. — Jim Morrison

Individuality quote Praise is a powerful people-builder. Catch individuals doing something right.
Praise is a powerful people-builder. Catch individuals doing something right.

Respect for the fragility and importance of an individual life is still the mark of an educated man. — Norman Cousins

The most important thought that ever occupied my mind is that of my individual responsibility to God. — Daniel Webster

There is much the government can do and should do to improve the environment. But even more important is the individual who plants a tree or cleans a corner of neglect. For it is the individual who himself benefits, and also protects a heritage of beauty for his children and future generations. — Lady Bird Johnson

While microeconomics has focused on transactions between individuals, and macroeconomics on the role of government in the economy, the reality is that the most important economic decisions to any individual’s well-being are the ones they conduct in their trade-offs with their future self. — Saifedean Ammous

Conformity And Individuality Quotes

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The things that make me different are the things that make me. — A. A. Milne

The original American patriots were those individuals brave enough to resist with force the oppressive power of King George... Patriotism is more closely linked to dissent than it is to conformity and a blind desire for safety and security. — Ron Paul

Taking into account the public's regrettable lack of taste, it is incumbent upon you not to fit in. — Janeane Garofalo

Individuality quote Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion,
Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.

Mental slavery is mental death, and every man who has given up his intellectual freedom is the living coffin of his dead soul. — Robert Green Ingersoll

We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles. — Mark Twain

Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity, and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom. — George Bernard Shaw

Individuality quote A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

Instead of celebrating what makes each child unique, most parents push their children to "fit in" so that they don't "stick out." This unwittingly stomps out individuality and encourages conformity, despite these parents' good intentions — Tom Rath

If you have your own agenda and your own style and you don't easily conform to what the masses are doing, you're looked upon as being difficult. Whereas, I think of it as just being an individual. — Anita Baker

The eager and often inconsiderate appeals of reformers and revolutionists are indispensable to counterbalance the inertia and fossilism marking so large a part of human institutions. — Walt Whitman

Schoolchildren make up their own rules and enforce their own conformities. They feel safest when leisure time is rationed and dosed. They like to wear uniforms, and they frown on personal idiosyncrasies. Deviance is the mark of an outsider. — Louise J. Kaplan

Individual Personality Quotes

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It is in playing and only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self. — Donald Woods Winnicott

Each person is a unique individual. Hence, psychotherapy should be formulated to meet the uniqueness of the individual's needs, rather than tailoring the person to fit the Procrustean bed of a hypothetical theory of human behavior. — Milton H. Erickson

The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can't be organized or regulated. It isn't true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth. — Ram Dass

Individuality quote The smallest minority on earth in the individual. Those who deny individual righ
The smallest minority on earth in the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.

Be grateful for your difficulties and challenges, for they hold blessings. In fact... Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health personal growth, individuation and self-actualisation. — Carl Jung

What one commonly takes as 'the reality,' including the reality of one's own individual person, by no means signifies something fixed, but rather something that is ambiguous - that there is not only one, but that there are many realities, each comprising also a different consciousness of the ego. — Albert Hofmann

Individuals do not meet by chance. They are necessary in the experiences of others, though they may not always use their opportunities in a spiritual way or manner. — Edgar Cayce

You can't run a government from one single person. What instead matters is that leadership be about gathering around extraordinary individuals and getting the best out of them. — Justin Trudeau

My purpose is to allow people to move closer to actually being creatures of free choice, to genuinely reflect individual creativity and emotion, freeing the body of habitual tensions and wired-patterns of behaviour so that it may respond without inhibition to do what the person wants. — Moshe Feldenkrais

We'd like to think that our music will always be bigger than any one of our individual personalities. — Chester Bennington

You can never really understand an individual unless you also understand the society,historical time period in which they live,personal troubles, and social issues — C. Wright Mills

Individual Life Quotes

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Prayer is a walk with God....We can minister to the Lord as a group but I'll tell you one thing about it, you'll never have that intimacy of ministering to the Lord and worshiping Him with a group that you'll have in your own individual life. — Kenneth E. Hagin

It is the individual who is not interested in his fellow men who has the greatest difficulties in life and provides the greatest injury to others. It is fro+m among such individuals that all human failures spring. — Alfred Adler

When someone is taught the joy of learning, it becomes a life-long process that never stops, a process that creates a logical individual. That is the challenge and joy of teaching. — Marva Collins

All things are parts of one single system, which is called nature; the individual life is good when it is in harmony with nature. — Zeno of Citium

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time. — Pablo Picasso

Democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people into the world, the value of life not only declines, but it disappears. It doesn't matter if someone dies. — Isaac Asimov

The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load. — Elizabeth II

The Kingdom of God is not a matter of getting individuals to heaven, but of transforming the life on earth into the harmony of heaven. — Walter Rauschenbusch

It is solely by risking life that freedom is obtained; . . . the individual who has not staked his or her life may, no doubt, be recognized as a Person; but he or she has not attained the truth of this recognition as an independent self-consciousness. — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Every individual soul chooses the significant people in that life. Destiny will place you in the particular circumstance; it will dictate that you will encounter a particular person, at a certain time, place. — Brian Weiss

Individual Expression Quotes

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The making of art is not a competitive act. Our work is representative of the self. — Rick Rubin

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. — Oscar Wilde

Yoga believes in transforming the individual before transforming the world. Whatever change we want to happen outside should happen within. If you walk in peace and express that peace in your very life, others will see you and learn something. — Swami Satchidananda

When I think of a place of worship, I think of a place where one can sit and be reminded of all the things that are important outside our individual lives. To express spirituality, the architect has to think of the original material of architecture, space and light. — Richard Meier

The goal is not to fit in. If anything, it’s to amplify the differences, what doesn’t fit, the special characteristics unique to how you see the world. Instead of sounding like others, value your own voice. Develop it. — Rick Rubin

We do not "come into" this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean "waves," the universe "peoples." Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. — Alan Watts

Love is the expression of the one who loves, not of the one who is loved. Those who think they can love only the people they prefer do not love at all. Love discovers truths about individuals that others cannot see — Soren Kierkegaard

We younger Negro artists who create now intend to express our individual dark-skinned selves without fear or shame. If white people are pleased we are glad. If they aren?t it doesn?t matter. — Langston Hughes

Every individual who eats flesh food, whether an animal is killed expressely for him or not, is supporting the trade of slaughtering and contributing to the violent deaths of harmless animals. — Philip Kapleau

Unique Individual Quotes

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Nature is busy creating absolutely unique individuals, whereas culture has invented a single mold to which all must conform. It is grotesque. — U.G. Krishnamurti

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are — Kurt Cobain

Your uniqueness is your strength. Remember that. Don't mold yourself to others or to what others think. You're an individual. You're special. — Austin Carlile

I am increasingly an architect of self. I am free to will and choose. I can, through accepting my individuality... become more of my uniqueness, more of my potentiality. — Carl Rogers

Each one of you has something no one else has, or has ever had: your fingerprints, your brain, your heart. Be an individual. Be unique. Stand out. Make noise. Make someone notice. That's the power of individuals. — Jon Bon Jovi

People do not want people that are just like everyone else, they want people that are romantically unique and trailblazers that have odd idiosyncrasies and quirks that they can fall in love with. — Chris Williamson

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to health, everyone is unique and requires individualized care. — Eric Berg

You don't have to be like everybody else or do things like everybody else. God created you to be a unique individual, and He wants you to be free to be who He made you to be. — Joyce Meyer

All monkeys cannot hang from the same branch. — African Proverbs

There's something so powerful about being my own gorgeous, beautiful, individual, unique self. — Alicia Keys

Individual Independence Quotes

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True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

One individual may die for an idea, but that idea will, after his death, incarnate itself in a thousand lives. — Subhas Chandra Bose

The negro is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations. — Che Guevara

I often warn people: "Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, 'There is no "I" in team.' What you should tell them is, 'Maybe not. But there is an "I" in independence, individuality and integrity. — George Carlin

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom. — Albert Einstein

You cannot breathe through another man’s nose. — Vietnamese Proverbs

Rule number one: fuck what they think. — Jordan Belfort

If you want to take the road to independence and happiness, find the right person to depend on and travel down it with that person. — Amir Levine

Make a choice: Continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. — Meghan Markle

In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality. — Karl Marx

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More Individuality Quotes

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Individuality quote by B. F. Skinner

Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless. — B. F. Skinner

Individuality quote by Bob Marley

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. — Bob Marley

Individuality quote by H. Rap Brown

Individuals do not create rebellions; conditions do. — H. Rap Brown

Individuality quote by Anne Sexton

I am a collection of dismantled almosts. — Anne Sexton

Individuality quote by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe. — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Individuality quote by Jim Croce

After all, it’s what we’ve done that makes us what we are. — Jim Croce

Individuality quote by Bruce Coslet

The era of the rugged individual is giving way to the era of the team player. — Bruce Coslet

Individuality quote by William James

Every individual existence goes out in a lonely spasm of helpless agony. — William James

Individuality quote by Ivan Turgenev

Death's an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew. — Ivan Turgenev

Individuality quote by Julian Casablancas

Desire is individual. Happiness is common. — Julian Casablancas

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. — Friedrich Nietzsche

I have trust issues with allowing other individuals to know my innermost secrets for fear of how I may be viewed. Everyone has this. — Kevin Gates

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. — Ronald Reagan

No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it. — George Washington Carver

A woman is free if she lives by her own standards and creates her own destiny, if she prizes her individuality and puts no boundaries on her hopes for tomorrow. — Mary Mcleod Bethune

I'm a big skeptic so I won't just go off what an individual may tell me. I gotta do the research. I'ma get different literature on that one subject and just compare and contrast. I do my own selective studies. — Kevin Gates

Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces which rule the individual's instinct for self preservation. — Albert Einstein

The biggest mistake of past centuries in teaching has been to treat all students as if they were variants of the same individual and thus to feel justified in teaching them all the same subjects the same way. — Howard Gardner

People acting together as a group can accomplish things which no individual acting alone could ever hope to bring about. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

It will soon be possible to transmit wireless messages around the world so simply that any individual can carry and operate his own apparatus. — Nikola Tesla

Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. It is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child. Earlier is not better. — Magda Gerber

I came to believe that health services ought not to have a price tag on them, and that people should be able to get whatever health services they required irrespective of their individual capacity to pay. — Tommy Douglas

Yoga, as a way of life and a philosophy, can be practiced by anyone with inclination to undertake it, for yoga belongs to humanity as a whole. It is not the property of any one group or any one individual, but can be followed by any and all, in any corner of the globe, regardless of class, creed or religion. — K. Pattabhi Jois

Religion is man-made to assist in controlling the weak minded individuals because during times of atrocity and despair they feel strength in numbers. — Benito Mussolini

The individual comes face-to-face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists. The American mind has not come to a realisation of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. It rejects even the assumption that human creatures could espouse a philosophy which must ultimately destroy all that is good and decent. — J. Edgar Hoover

There is a thing about beauty. Beauty is always associated with the male fantasy of what the female body is. I don’t think there is anything wrong with beauty. It’s just what women think is beautiful can be different. And there can be a beauty in individualism. If there is a wart or a scar, this can be beautiful, in a sense, when you paint it. — Jenny Saville

One of the weaknesses of Indian industry is that in many areas.. like consumer goods.. it is very fragmented. Individually, the companies might not be able to survive. What is needed is a consortium of like companies in one industry, presenting a strong front to the multinationals. The Swiss watch industry did this. — Ratan Tata

The height of stupidity is most clearly demonstrated by the individual who ridicules something he knows nothing about. — Albert Einstein

Eighty-five percent of the reasons for failure are deficiencies in the systems and process rather than the employee. The role of management is to change the process rather than badgering individuals to do better. — W. Edwards Deming

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