Individualism Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old individualism quotes, individualism sayings, and individualism proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Individualism is what makes cooperation worth living.     

Henry Ford

The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone.     

Henrik Ibsen

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.     

James Bryce

Unrestricted individualism is the law of the beast of the jungle.     

Mahatma Gandhi

If a man is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything.     

Claude Mckay

Individualism is a denial that life has any meaning except the gratification of the ego; in politics it must end in anarchy. It is not possible for one man to be both Christian and Individualist.     

Russell Kirk

Individualism is an emphasized weakness.     

Samuel Smiles

The first duty of a man is to think for himself.     

José Martí

Individualism has really the higher aim. Modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one's age.     

Oscar Wilde

Our individualism has always been bound by a set of communal values, the glue upon which every healthy society depends.     

Barack Obama

Individualism is bad for business - though absolutely necessary for freedom, progressive knowledge, and any possible interface with the transcendent.     

Tom Robbins

In the future individualism ought to be the efficient utilization of the whole individual for the absolute benefit of a collectivity.     

Che Guevara

Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force.     

Oscar Wilde

Individualism is rather like innocence: There must be something unconscious about it.     

Louis Kronenberger

Individuality doesn't just mean individualism-standing alone. It means developing one's unique gifts, and being able to share them for the enjoyment of oneself and others.     

Frances Moore Lapp

Individualism and mobility are at the core of American identity.     

Deborah Tall

He alone is great and happy who requires neither to command nor to obey in order to secure his being of some importance in the world.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Individualism is going around these days in uniform, handing out the party line on individualism.     

Wendell Berry

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.     

Ayn Rand