Individuality Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old individuality quotes, individuality sayings, and individuality proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness. David Bohm
No one should part with their individuality and become that of another. William Ellery Channing
I believe in individuality, that everybody is special, and it's up to them to find that quality and let it live. Grace Jones
The best thing you've got going for you is individuality. Richard Thompson
You know, our sense of individuality is just the number one target of civilization. Alan Rudolph
Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Howard Thurman
You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It's your life. Ethan Embry
Let every man judge according to his own standards, by what he has himself read, not by what others tell him. Albert Einstein
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. Joseph Campell
Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death. Peter Conrad
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting. E. E. Cummings
Follow your own star! Dante Alighieri
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. Saint Francis De Sales
The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise. Robert Frost
What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs. Henry Miller
Never follow the crowd. Bernard Baruch
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. Oscar Wilde
Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him. Remy de Gourmont
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 h James Fenimore Cooper
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. Carl Jung
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. Friedrich Nietzsche
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. Charles Cooley
No one can transcend their own individuality. Arthur Schopenhauer
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not desire to fit in. Desire to lead. Mary Kay Ash
Individuality is freedom lived. John Dos Passos
You have to work at creating your own culture. Mitch Albom
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. Henry Ward Beecher
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. Albert Einstein
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is. Desiderius Erasmus
Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it's simply a way of your own. Angelina Jolie
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. Margaret Mead
It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races. Mark Twain
All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest. Paul Simon
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions. Adlai Stevenson
Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business. Clara Barton
Individuality realized is the supreme attainment of the human soul, the master-master's work of art. Individuality is sacred. Frank Lloyd Wright
Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself. John Locke
There is just one life for each of us: our own. Euripides
We are all unique and all have a unique world view and definition of reality. Mr. Prophet
Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don't fit into boxes. Tori Amos
Be different, stand out, and work your butt off. Reba McEntire
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. Ralph Waldo Emerson
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist. J. Paul Getty
No one else but you can make your marks. Listen to your bones. Speak with your spirit. Edit with your head. Live with your heart. Susan Holland
Don't compare. You paint differently because you are different. Frank Lynn
I'm my own writer. My material means I'm entirely separate. V. S. Naipaul
The wonderful thing about looking at the real world is that it is never the same for each individual. Graham Nickson
We all boil at different degrees. Clint Eastwood
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine. Bruce Lee
When the sage has realized that he himself is in all beings, and all beings are in him, it is astonishing that the sense of individuality should be able to continue. Ashtavakra Gita
The nexus of individuality reveals a secret track, scents which way to go and spurs the adrenaline. Jesus of Nazareth
The earth is a beehive; we all enter by the same door but live in different cells. Michel de Montaigne
The earth is a beehive; we all enter by the same door but live in different cells. Bantu
Who can say more than this rich praise, that you alone are you? William Shakespeare
Nobody walks with another man's gait. Kenya Saying
If God had wanted me otherwise, he would have created me otherwise. Johann Von Goethe
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
A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star. E.H. Chapin
Individuality is the salt of common life. You may have to live in a crowd but you do not have to live like it. Nor subsist on its food. You may have your own orchard. You may drink at a hidden spring. Be yourself if you would serve others. Henry Van Dyke
What seems different in yourself that's the one rare thing you possess. The one thing which gives each of us his worth and that's just what we try to suppress. We imitate. And we claim to love life. Gide
It is not our purpose to become each other, it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other, and honor him for what he is. Herman Hesse
Every single person is a new thing in the world and is called upon to fulfill his or her particularity in the world. Martin Buber
Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable. Brenda Ueland
There is only one of you in the world, just one. And if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost. Martha Graham
Each man is stamped with a vibratory signature of his own stage of consciousness and emanates a characteristic influence on persons and things. Paramahansa Yogananda
To be nobody but yourself in a world that's doing its best night and day to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle any human can fight and never stop fighting. E.E. Cummings
The duty to be alive is the same as the duty to become oneself, to develop into the individual one potentially is. Erich Fromm
If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything. Claude Mckay
Every person is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive, and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done. Benjamin Mays
Being your own man does not mean taking advantage of anyone else. Flip Wilson
Our identities are a product of our interactions from our earliest years with others. We have a dependence on relationships with others— without them, we couldn't become free selves or selves at all. Individuality presupposes sociality. K. Anthony Appiah
I've never understood why people find it so hard to recognize the real person inside of me. RuPaul
Individuality is everywhere to be spaced and respected as the root of everything good. Jean Paul Richter
Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions. Woodrow Wilson
Be thankful not only that you are an individual but also that others are different. The world needs all kinds, but it also needs to respect and use that individuality. Donald A. Laird
Individuality is either the mark of genius or the reverse. Mediocrity finds safety in standardization. Frederick E.Crane
Regardless of circumstances, each man lives in a world of his own making. Josepha Murray Emms
A child develops individuality long before he develops taste. I have seen my kid struggle into the kitchen in the morning with outfits that need only one accessory— an empty bottle of gin. Erma Bombeck
It takes courage to break with one's past history and stand alone. Woodrow Wilson