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

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. Mahatma Gandhi

Find out who you are and do it on purpose. Dolly Parton

The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life. Georg Simmel

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

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. Oscar Wilde

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. La Rouchefoucauld

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Steve Jobs

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. Dr. Seuss

Imitation is suicide. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. Lao Tzu

When I was a child my mother said to me, ‘If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general. If you become a monk, you’ll be the pope.’ Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. Picasso

To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater. Bono

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly. Albert Einstein

Conformity is that jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. JFK

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