individualism

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, individualism, stereotyping, and rebels

It is the cruelest of all ironies that moderns imagine themselves to be (abstractly understood) "individuals," because in actuality moderns are "types," abstracted and self-abstractive victims of a process of stereotyping that afflicts even would-be rebels and anarchists.

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, human nature, education, teaching, diversity, individualism, self-mastery, and self-criticism

What we actually learn from trying to carry out the program of philosophical education or teaching in the humanities or liberal arts (no matter how it may be done or via what materials), is demonstrably a lesson in diversification:  if there is anything "universalist" or "uniformitarian" about human nature, it defies being evidenced.  Students as individuals and as groups are very differentially susceptible to learning the arts of self-mastery and self-criticism:  if every human being were equitably competent to penetrate and discompose his own illusions and delusions, not just philosophy classes but education at large would be mostly superfluous.  People in general could just sit and think for themselves. 

Kenneth Smith

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A Quote by Sol Luckman on divinity, ascension, lightbody, luminous embodiment, narcissism, individualism, birthright, human potential, creativity, co-creation, love, unconditional love, transformation, metamorphosis, conscious evolution, and enlightenmen

Acknowledging our inner divinity as a step on the path to embodying it is not to be confused with narcissism or individualism, since we must further admit that everyone’s divine birthright is the same limitless creational potential of unconditional love.

Sol Luckman

Source: Conscious Healing: Book One on the Regenetics Method, Pages: 162

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A Quote by Friedensreich Hundertwasser on creativity, art, architecture, free thought, and individualism

The straight line is godless and
immoral. The straight line is not a creative line, it is a duplicating line, an imitating
line.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Source: Mould Manifesto against Rationalism in Architecture, http://www.kunsthauswien.com/english/gegen-arch.htm

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A Quote by Deepak Chopra on universe, individualism, and pretense

We are the universe pretending to be individuals.

Deepak Chopra

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A Quote by Ayn Rand on individualism

Men have been taught that it is a virtue to agree with others. But the creator is the man who disagrees. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to swim with the current. But the creator is the man who goes against the current. Men have been taught that it is a virtue to stand together. But the creator is the man who stands alone.
~Howard Roark

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: The Fountainhead

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A Quote by John Calvin Coolidge on liberty, individualism, individuality, freedom, rights, and individual rights

Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty.

Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)

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A Quote by John Stuart Mill on liberty, individualism, individuality, freedom, rights, and individual rights

The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.

John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873)

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A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on unorthodoxy, individualism, murder, the individual, individual versus society, and the threat of unorthodox behavior

"Consider the matter dispassionately, Mr. Foster, and you will see that no offence is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behaviour. Murder kills only the individual-- and after all, wha is an individual? ". . . ." We can make a new one with the greatest of ease-- as many as we like. Unorthodoxy threatens more than the life of a mere individual; it strikes at Society itself."

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: Brave New World, Pages: 148

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