Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
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.
If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.
For too long in this society, we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over common community.
In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life.
The function of the society is to cultivate the individual. It is not the function of the individual to support society.
In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized.
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.
I've never taken vocal lessons. My early trumpet training and a fortunate talent for singing has always been enough for me. In the case of rock singing, I've always felt it was better to remain a bit untrained to maintain your individuality.
The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism, originality of thinking, whimsicality, even - if you will - eccentricity. That is, something that can't be feigned, faked, imitated; something even a seasoned imposter couldn't be happy with.
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.
The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.
Individualism is rather like innocence: There must be something unconscious about it.
There's been a boiling down of real emotion into a set pattern instead of individualism.
In the age of the individual's liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew.
What's natural and right is to go with the energy of how it all has to work together. What's natural and right is interconnectedness, not individualism. What is natural and right is respect for the system, not killing the system. What's natural and right is love.
Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only by the man who is as well organized in his individuality as the mass itself.
We are not on the way to greater individualism, but are becoming an increasingly manipulated mass civilization.
I want every fan of Rand to hear [Polaha] say the classic Galt phrase: “I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.
Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
Individualism, the love of enterprise, and the pride in personal freedom, have been deemed by Americans not only as their choicest, but their peculiar and exclusive possessions.
Punk has always been about doing things your own way. What it represents for me is ultimate freedom and a sense of individuality.
The distinctive principle of Western social philosophy is individualism.
No society can possibly be built on a denial of individual freedom.
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