What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so fuckin' heroic.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).
The things that make me different are the things that make me.
All individuality Quotes ⇑
We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. 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: each the other's opposite and complement.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.
I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
I think... if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.
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.
They laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at them because they're all the same.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use to be anything else.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.
Dream your own dreams, achieve your own goals. Your journey is your own and unique.
The most loving parents and relatives commit murder with smiles on their faces. They force us to destroy the person we really are: a subtle kind of murder.
I never met another man I'd rather be. And even if that's a delusion, it's a lucky one.
I don't believe in fashion. I believe in costume. Life is too short to be same person every day.
No human relation gives one possession in another-every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.
I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of catfish.
Don't waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you're the boss. Or they won't. Who cares? Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.
Do not let your assumptions about a culture block your ability to perceive the individual, or you will fail.
I worship individuals for their highest possibilities as individuals and I loathe humanity for its failure to live up to these possibilities.
So the fact that I'm me and no one else is one of my greatest assets. Emotional hurt is the price a person has to pay in order to be independent.
It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourself.
Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.
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.
I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.
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.
I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.
your handwriting. the way you walk. which china pattern you choose. it's all giving you away. everything you do shows your hand. everything is a self portrait. everything is a diary.
Be your own leader, be your own self, step out of my shadows and be your own person.
Thoughts are universally and not individually rooted; a truth cannot be created, but only perceived
Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it.
Don't you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can't be exactly who you are.
There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.
An enlightened yogi does not lose the individuality of his soul; instead, he finds his being extended into the Being of the Spirit
The individually created past-life patterns make one person different from another, & account for the great variety of human faces & characteristics. The very fact that you are a woman or a man was determined by your tendencies in previous lives
The sense of being a separate, egoic self begins with the astral, not with the physical, body. The soul is an individualized spirit
In the universe, everything is made of the singular consciousness of God. When a spark of that consciousness is individualized by God, it becomes a soul
Maya, the cosmic magical measurer, produces the illusion of dividing a portion of the Indivisible Infinite into separate finite objects, even as a calm ocean becomes distorted into individual waves on its surface by the action of a storm.
I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.
All of us take pride and pleasure in the fact that we are unique, but I'm afraid that when all is said and done the police are right: it all comes down to fingerprints.