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Definition of Individualism

Individualism

  1. The quality of being individual; individuality; personality.
  2. An excessive or exclusive regard to one's personal interest; self-interest; selfishness.
  3. The principle, policy, or practice of maintaining individuality, or independence of the individual, in action; the theory or practice of maintaining the independence of individual initiative, action, and interests, as in industrial organization or in government.

Individualism Quotations

Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
Oscar Wilde

I think Americans generally are not used to working very hard, in terms of working for the collective. I think in our country we have taken individualism to its farthest reaches, possibly.
Alice Walker

I don't envisage collectivism. There is no such animal, it is always individualism, sometimes the rest vote and sometimes they do not, and if they do they do and if they do not they do not.
Gertrude Stein

The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand. The fight we are in here, make no mistake about it, is a fight of individualism versus collectivism.
Paul Ryan

We can pay the ecological debt by changing economic models, and by giving up luxury consumption, setting aside selfishness and individualism, and thinking about the people and the planet Earth.
Evo Morales
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Individualism Translations

individualism in German is Individualismus
individualism in Spanish is individualismo

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