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Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

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The ultimate authority must always rest
with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

 

Truth is the property of no individual
but is the treasure of all men.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

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Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

The inherent nature of God
is not changed by our individual beliefs,
our religious institutions,
or our communal traditions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The price of freedom for a nation is lives and money.
Often, the price of freedom for an individual
is challenging the closed minds of family and friend.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A hero is an ordinary individual
who finds the strength to persevere
and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein

God enters by a private door into each individual.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie

Every optimist moves along with progress and hastens it,
while every pessimist would keep the worlds at a standstill.
The consequence of pessimism in the life of a nation
is the same as in the life of the individual.
Pessimism kills the instinct that
urges men to struggle against poverty,
ignorance and crime, and dries up
all the fountains of joy in the world.
- Helen Keller

We are all connected to everyone and everything in the universe.
Therefore, everything one does as an individual affects the whole.
All thoughts, words, images, prayers, blessings,
and deeds are listened to by all that is.
- Serge Kahili King

Each of us shares a unity with Spirit and all life,
and simultaneously each of us is an individual with free will.
There is a duality to us as separate and as part of the whole.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This overcoming of all the usual barriers
between the individual and the Absolute
is the great mystic achievement.
In mystic states we both become one with the Absolute
and we become aware of our oneness.
This is the everlasting and triumphant mystical tradition,
hardly altered by differences of clime or creed.
- William James

Everything that is really great and inspiring
is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
- Albert Einstein

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
- James Broughton

I'm not sure I can say there is a clean line between
me as an individual and me as a lawyer.
- Anita Hill

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

A safe and nutritionally adequate diet is a basic individual
right and an essential condition for sustainable development,
especially in developing countries.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of
a society can be understood without understanding both.
- C. Wright Mills

I do not believe in immortality of the individual,
and I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern
with no superhuman authority behind it.
- Albert Einstein

Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained,
progress stops.
- Thomas J. Watson

All that is valuable in human society
depends upon the opportunity for development
accorded the individual.
- Albert Einstein

I must admit that I personally measure success
in terms of the contributions
an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.
- Margaret Mead

For behind all imperialism is ultimately the imperialistic individual,
just as behind all peace is ultimately the peaceful individual.
- Irving Babbitt

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual,
it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival
of the fittest in every department.
- Andrew Carnegie

Let every man be respected as an individual
and no man idolized.
- Albert Einstein

One of the things I was taught in law school is that
I'd never be able to think the same again -
that being a lawyer is something that's part of who
I am as an individual now.
- Anita Hill

The work of the individual still remains the spark
that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.
- Igor Sikorsky

My philosophy from day one is that I can sleep better
at night if I can improve an individual's knowledge about food and wine,
and do it on a daily basis.
- Emeril Lagasse

Breaking up is a natural evolution
when you try to figure out what you want in life.
If you're with an individual
who isn't moving in the same direction
and at the same rate that you are,
it ain't going to work.
- Usher Raymond

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain
advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
- Napoleon Hill

There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.
- Ken Olsen

Under capitalism each individual engages in economic planning.
- George Reisman

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit
without individual responsibility.
- Ambrose Bierce

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking
about what is best for society.
- Hillary Clinton

Everyone should be respected as an individual,
but no one idolized.
- Albert Einstein

If we could give every individual the right amount
of nourishment and exercise,
not too little and not too much, we would have found
the safest way to health.
- Hippocrates

I claim to be a simple individual liable
to err like any other fellow mortal.
I own, however, that I have humility enough
to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley

To deal with individual human needs
at the everyday level can be noble sometimes.
- Jimmy Carter

It is only to the individual that a soul is given.
- Albert Einstein

What the public expects and what is healthy for an
individual are two very different things.
- Esther Williams

There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual
bogged down in the length of life, devoid of breadth.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

God is each truly and exalted thing,
therefore the individual himself to the highest degree.
But are not nature and the world individuals?
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The distinction between children and adults,
while probably useful for some purposes,
is at bottom a specious one, I feel.
There are only individual egos, crazy for love.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
- Thomas Carlyle

What gives it its human character is that the individual
through language addresses himself in the role of the
others in the group and thus becomes aware of them in his own conduct.
- George H. Mead

Life is an operation which is done in a forward direction.
One lives toward the future, because to live consists inexorably in doing,
in each individual life making itself.
- Jose Ortega y Gasset

Without realizing it, the individual composes his life
according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.
- Milan Kundera

Reduced to its lowest terms, the great struggle which
now rocks the whole earth more and more takes on the
character of a struggle of the individual versus the state.
- J. Reuben Clark

Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious
development of both society and the individual.
- Friedrich Schiller

I describe not men, but manners; not an individual,
but a species.
- Henry Fielding

There is only one kind of freedom and that's individual liberty.
Our lives come from our creator and our liberty comes from our creator.
It has nothing to do with government granting it.
- Ron Paul

If we remove ourselves from the world,
we are pretending that we can follow our own individual
enlightenment and let the rest of the world go to hell,
so to speak.
- Satish Kumar

Death's an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew.
- Ivan Turgenev

The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man,
and diversity will continue to increase with the progress,
refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect.
- Felix Adler

The merit of a democratic regime rests on one's continual
willingness to exchange views,
and to compete on the basis of individual merit and capacities.
- Jose Eduardo Dos Santos

True, the initial ideas are in general those of an individual,
but the establishment of the reality and truth is in
general the work of more than one person.
- Willard Libby

But my dad also was a remarkable man,
a good person, a principled individual,
a man of integrity.
- Sidney Poitier

The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself.
- Saul Alinsky

The average bright young man who is drafted hates the
whole business because an army always tries to eliminate
the individual differences in men.
- Andy Rooney

In the age of the individual's liquidation,
the question of individuality must be raised anew.
- Theodor Adorno

Washington, where an insignificant individual
may trespass on a nation's time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For the Absolute, as we now know, all life is individual,
but is individual as expressing a meaning.
- Josiah Royce

It is remarkable that jealousy of individual property
in land often goes along with very exaggerated doctrines
of tribal or national property in land.
- William Graham Sumner


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