61+ Best Individuality Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Individuality is the qualities that make a person or thing different from others. Profoundly inspirational individuality quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Individuality Quotes

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

May you recognize in your life the presence, power, and light of your soul. May you realize that you are never alone, that your soul in its brightness and belonging connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe. May you have respect for your own individuality and difference. 

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. Bernard M. Maruch

Seagulls, as you know, never falter, never stall. To stall in the air is for them disgrace and it is dishonor. But Jonathan Livingston Seagull, unashamed, stretching his wings again in that trembling hard curve slowing, slowing, and stalling once more was no ordinary bird.

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

But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side by side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.

You cannot change what you are, only what you do. Philip Pullman

The trick was to know that his true nature lived, as perfect as an unwritten number, everywhere at once across space and time.

I don’t care what you think about me. I don’t think about you at all. Coco Chanel

I have always been ridiculous, and I have known it, perhaps, from the hour I was born.

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. Allen Ginsberg

We do not believe our own thought; we must serve somebody; we must quote somebody; we dote on the old and the distant; we are tickled by great names; we import the religion of other nations; we quote their opinions; we cite their laws.

Learn to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. Henri Frederic Amiel

Call me however what thou wilt I am who I must be. I call myself Zarathustra.

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. Andre Gide

Life might take you down different roads. But each of you gets to decide which one to take.

Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be? Charles Bukowski

He’s a gentleman.’ There aren’t many people who would say this about me, but the great thing about this life of ours is that you can be someone different to everybody.

You change the world by being yourself. Yoko Ono

You your best thing, Sethe. You are.

If people want you to be someone you are not, you don’t need them in your life

Some walks you have to take alone

True friends stand by your side, no matter what

But what is freedom? Freedom from what? There is nothing to take a man’s freedom away from him, save other men. To be free, a man must be free of his brothers. That is freedom. That and nothing else.

Open yourself up like a beautiful flower and see what wonderful people you attract.

What is unique about the ‘I’ hides itself exactly in what is unimaginable about a person. All we are able to imagine is what makes everyone like everyone else, what people have in common. The individual ‘I’ is what differs from the common stock, that is, what cannot be guessed at or calculated, what must be unveiled, uncovered, conquered.

If they love you for your uniqueness, then they are a friend worth keeping indeed

At the end, we are all the same, just a body with only our actions and others’ memories to define who we are.

Determine who you really are before ever determining who to be friends with

There was once a bird who wanted to fly alone  away from the others. He was worried if he followed the group he would never find his own place.

Learn who you are and embrace all that is special about yourself. Only then can you open yourself up to the love of others.

True friends never give you conditions about who you are or who you should be.

If you simply kept your eyes open, it seemed, you just might find something valuable in the most unlikely of places. The trick was to recognize a good thing when you saw it, no matter how odd or worthless it might at first appear, no matter who else might just walk away and leave it behind.

People will either love you or leave you for who you are. The ones who stay are worth your time and love.

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it!

Never accept judgment from those who are supposed to be your friends

The unavoidable conclusion seems to be that when the individual faces torture or annihilation, he cannot rely on the resources of his own individuality. His only source of strength is in not being himself but part of something mighty, glorious, and indestructible.

Dare to be different and see who comes along for the ride

Great marriages cannot be constructed by individuals who are terrified by their basic aloneness, as so commonly is the case, and seek a merging in marriage.  Genuine love not only respects the individuality of the other but actually seeks to cultivate it, even at the risk of separation or loss.

Never forget, you were born to stand out

The ultimate goal of life remains the spiritual growth of the individual, the solitary journey to peaks that can be climbed only alone.

The world is a beautiful rainbow of different colors, and it won’t be whole without you. The universe needs your color

Yes, a bottle of wine was the ultimate distillation of time and place; a poetic expression of individuality itself. Yet here it was, cast back into the sea of anonymity, that realm of averages and unknowns.

You can be anything you want, as long as you are yourself first and foremost

Well, life is a constant struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community.

There is only one you out there, and being one in a million is something to celebrate

Everybody likes to go their own way to choose their own time and manner of devotion.

If you are happy with who you are, that joy will flow into every other aspect of your life

And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.

Decide what normal is to you and go with it.

He Who Marches Out Of Step Hears Another Drum

Walk tall, stand proud, and be confident in your uniqueness and individuality

She laughed when there was no joke. She danced when there was no music. She had no friends, yet she was the friendliest person in school. In her answers in class, she often spoke of sea horses and stars, but she did not know what a football was 

Smile because you get to be yourself every day. That in itself is a real gift

Ironically, as we discovered and distinguished ourselves, a new collective came into being a vitality, a presence, a spirit that had not been there before.

There is a certain level of pure joy that comes along with truly learning to love yourself just as you are

Jesus tends to his people individually. He personally sees to our needs. We all receive Jesus’ touch. We experience his care.

When people raise their eyebrows at you, raise your arms, and dance like no one is watching.

She dreamed of a state involving very little in the way of individual consciousness.