Individual - Individuality Quotes

Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.

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

Individuality is founded in feeling; and the recesses of feeling, the darker, blinder strata of character, are the only places in the world in which we catch real fact in the making.

To each foot its own shoe.

Mediocre people impact no one, at least not for good. But one person of truth can impact the whole world.

Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil – the silent, unconcious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. 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.

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

While we are all subject to large social forces that shape our lives and the lives of our children, we also have the capacity as individuals to make conscious and intentional choices about how we’re going to relate to our circumstances and to the era in which we find ourselves. We all have the potential […]

It (song “Don’t Tread On Me”) means I believe in myself and I believe I make an intelligent decision that won’t interfere with your life, so do the same for me or die like a dog!