Quotes with individual
Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by terror and force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual.
Statement, England, September 15, 1933
Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun some joy some real satisfaction that day is a loss.
My own experience and development deepen everyday my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.
Letter to Charles Bray (November 15, 1857)
The less government we have the better-the fewer laws and the less confided power. The antidote to this abuse of formal government is the influence of private character, the growth of the individual.
All men are in need of help and depend on one another. Human solidarity is the necessary condition for the unfolding of any one individual.
The Art of Loving (1956)
To have faith in the possibility of love as a social and not only exceptional-individual phenomenon, is a rational faith based on the insight into the very nature of man.
The Art of Loving (1956)
Neurosis can be understood best as the battle between tendencies within an individual; deep character analysis leads, if successful, to the progressive solution.
The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness (1973)
I believe that if an individual is not on the path to transcending his society and seeing in what way it furthers or impedes the development of human potential, he cannot enter into intimate contact with his humanity. If the tabus, restrictions, distorted values appear "natural" to him, this is a clear indication that he cannot have a real knowledge of human nature.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Education as we have it does as much to thwart the recognition of individual experience as lack of education limits it.
The Art Spirit (1984)
Nothing is so common-place as to wish to be remarkable. Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else, - very rarely to those who say to themselves, "Go to, now, let us be a celebrated individual!"
The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858)
Individual allegiance moves away from firms and toward networks and network platforms.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
Individual and national rights to wealth rest on the basis of civil and international law, or at least of custom that has the force of law.
Some may more quietly commemorate the suffering, struggle, and sacrifice that has triumphed over much of what was wrong with the original document, and observe the anniversary with hopes not realized and promises not fulfilled. I plan to celebrate the bicentennial of the Constitution as a living document, including the Bill of Rights and the other amendments protecting individual freedoms and human rights.
Speech on the Constitution, May 6, 1987
The government they devised was defective from the start, requiring several amendments, a civil war, and major social transformations to attain the system of constitutional government and its respect for the freedoms and individual rights, we hold as fundamental today.
Speech on the Constitution, May 6, 1987
We are the very people, the American Indians, who taught the world about freedom of the individual through representative government. That was largely taken from the Northeastern Indian peoples of North America, and we are all true to that form throughout this hemisphere; but the Iroquois Confederacy was the shining example of freedom for the individual through representative government.
Interview with Linda Brookover, March 11, 1996.
Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. No one in this world, so far as I know -- and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me -- has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.
'Notes On Journalism' in the Chicago Tribune (19 September 1926)
It is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many, and not just the few; that it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiative, and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation,
State of the Union speech on 2/13/2013.
There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.
In at talk given to a 1977 World Future Society meeting in Boston. Olsen later explained that he was referring to smart homes rather than personal computers.
It is true of the Nation, as of the individual, that the greatest doer must also be a great dreamer.
Berkeley, CA, 1911
History haunts even generations who refuse to learn history. Rhythms, patterns, continuities, drift out of time long forgotten to mold the present and to color the shape of things to come. Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Expelled from individual consciousness by the rush of change, history finds its revenge by stamping the collective unconscious with habits, values, expectations, dreams.
The New York Times Magazine, July 27, 1986
Almost without exception the interest of workers centers in the wage. If they could retain their accumulated wage with less effort they would do so. If the retention and increase depend on individual production they will respond to the compulsion.
Increasing Human Efficiency in Business - A contribution to the psychology of business (1911)
To have integrity the individual cannot merely be a weathervane turning briskly with every doctrinal wind that blows. He must possess key loyalties and key convictions which can serve as a basis of judgment and a standard of action.
...the administration of the law can never go lax where every individual sees to it that it grows not lax in his own case, or in cases which fall under his eyes.
Mark Twain's Notebook
Remember that everyone's life is measured by the power that individual has to make the world better -- this is all life is.
Faith in your own powers and confidence in your individual methods are essential to success.
The origin is unclear, however it's been attributed to Roderick Stevens. At the same time, this quote appears several times at least as far back as 1917 and 1922.