To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Your individuality is the most valuable thing you have.
Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter.
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.
Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one.
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
It is beneath human dignity to lose one's individuality and become a mere cog in the machine.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.
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 most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
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.
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.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.
The power of the individual is as powerful as the universe is infinite.
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