Individuality Sayings and Quotes

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

Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness.     

David Bohm

No one should part with their individuality and become that of another.     

William Ellery Channing

I believe in individuality, that everybody is special, and it's up to them to find that quality and let it live.     

Grace Jones

The best thing you've got going for you is individuality.     

Richard Thompson

You know, our sense of individuality is just the number one target of civilization.     

Alan Rudolph

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.     

Howard Thurman

You just have to do your own thing, no matter what anyone says. It's your life.     

Ethan Embry

Let every man judge according to his own standards, by what he has himself read, not by what others tell him.     

Albert Einstein

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.     

Joseph Campell

Losing faith in your own singularity is the start of wisdom, I suppose; also the first announcement of death.     

Peter Conrad

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.     

E. E. Cummings

Follow your own star!     

Dante Alighieri

Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.     

Saint Francis De Sales

The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.     

Robert Frost

What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs.     

Henry Miller

Never follow the crowd.     

Bernard Baruch

My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.     

Oscar Wilde

Each man must grant himself the emotions that he needs and the morality that suits him.     

Remy de Gourmont

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 h     

James Fenimore Cooper

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.     

Carl Jung

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Each man must have his I; it is more necessary to him than bread; and if he does not find scope for it within the existing institutions he will be likely to make trouble.     

Charles Cooley

No one can transcend their own individuality.     

Arthur Schopenhauer

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not desire to fit in. Desire to lead.     

Mary Kay Ash

Individuality is freedom lived.     

John Dos Passos

You have to work at creating your own culture.     

Mitch Albom

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.     

Albert Einstein

It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.     

Desiderius Erasmus

Some people say you are going the wrong way, when it's simply a way of your own.     

Angelina Jolie

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.     

Margaret Mead

It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.     

Mark Twain

All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.     

Paul Simon

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.     

Adlai Stevenson

Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business.     

Clara Barton

Individuality realized is the supreme attainment of the human soul, the master-master's work of art. Individuality is sacred.     

Frank Lloyd Wright

Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.     

John Locke

There is just one life for each of us: our own.     


We are all unique and all have a unique world view and definition of reality.     

Mr. Prophet

Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don't fit into boxes.     

Tori Amos

Be different, stand out, and work your butt off.     

Reba McEntire

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist.     

J. Paul Getty

No one else but you can make your marks. Listen to your bones. Speak with your spirit. Edit with your head. Live with your heart.     

Susan Holland

Don't compare. You paint differently because you are different.     

Frank Lynn

I'm my own writer. My material means I'm entirely separate.     

V. S. Naipaul

The wonderful thing about looking at the real world is that it is never the same for each individual.     

Graham Nickson

We all boil at different degrees.     

Clint Eastwood

I'm not in this world to live up to your expectations and you're not in this world to live up to mine.     

Bruce Lee