To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
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.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
To become a person does not necessarily mean to be well adjusted, well adapted, approved of by others. It means to become who you are. We are meant to become more eccentric, more peculiar, more odd. We are not meant just to fit in. We are here to be different. We are here to be the individual.
Your individuality is the most valuable thing you have.
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
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.
Those who matter don't mind, and those who mind don't matter.
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.
The things that make me different are the things that make me.
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
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.
Individuality is either the mark of genius or the reverse. Mediocrity finds safety in standardization.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
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.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses.
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