Individual - Quotes

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The manner in which some of the most important individual discoveries were arrived at reminds one more of a sleepwalker's performance than an electronic brain's.

Arthur Koestler

What a free society offers to the individual is much more than what he would be able to do if only he were free.

Friedrich Hayek

Many of the greatest things man has achieved are not the result of consciously directed thought, and still less the product of a deliberately co-ordinated effort of many individuals, but of a process in which the individual plays a part which he can never fully understand.

Friedrich Hayek

The more the state "plans" the more difficult planning becomes for the individual.

Friedrich Hayek

The more civilized we become, the more relatively ignorant must each individual be of the facts on which the working of his civilization depends.

Friedrich Hayek

It is a mistake, [...] to suppose that the public wants the environment protected or their lives saved and that they will be grateful to any idealist who will fight for such ends. What the public wants is their own individual comfort.

Isaac Asimov

In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.

Galileo Galilei

Any one strong individual could change the future for countless others, that it happened all the time.

Anne Rice

The world isn`t run by the laws written on paper. It`s run by people. Some according to laws, others not. It depends on each individual how his world will be, how he makes it. And you also need a whole lot of luck, so that somebody else doesn`t make your life hell. And it ain`t as simple as they tell you in grade school. But it is good to have strong values and to maintain them. In marriage, in crime, in war, always and everywhere.

Mafia

Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.

Viktor E. Frankl

The life of the individual has meaning only in so far as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful.

Albert Einstein

I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the type of which we are conscious in ourselves. An individual who should survive his physical death is also beyond my comprehension, nor do I wish it otherwise; such notions are for the fears or absurd egoism of feeble souls.

Albert Einstein

Good things do not return in a one-for-one manner. Individual actions are not directly rewarded. It is only on average that doing good improves the quality of life for you and the people around you.

Scott Adams

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