Do not desire to fit in. Desire to lead.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
Your individuality is the most valuable thing you have.
About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
God enters by a private door into every individual.
Let every man judge according to his own standards, by what he has himself read, not by what others tell him.
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.
People say that you're going the wrong way when it's simply a way of your own.
The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
In a democracy, the well-being, individuality and happiness of every citizen is important for the overall prosperity, peace and happiness of the nation.
Like most modern Americans, I assume individuality is not only a fundamental value, but a goal in life, an art form.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
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