— Emily Dickinson American poet 1830 - 1886
„Moral education is the development of individuality, and individuality can not be developed by formulas and mechanical processes: it is the work of the master who brings to his task a genuine and loving interest in the individual.“
— John Lancaster Spalding Catholic bishop 1840 - 1916
Aphorisms and Reflections (1901), p. 116
„The attainment of perfection is but postponed to a future birth. Every preliminary step in self-conquest and self-knowledge is so much experience and developed power, stored up psychic energy, for the use of the individuality in its next incarnation.“
— Henry Steel Olcott Union United States Army officer 1832 - 1907
The Source and Value of the "Mysteries" (1888)
„Despite the beliefs and teachings of religion and psychology, impulses are biological and psychic directional signals to nudge the individual toward his or her greatest opportunities for expression and development privately, and also to insure the person's contribution to mass social reality.“
— Jane Roberts American Writer 1929 - 1984
The God of Jane: A Psychic Manifesto (1981), p. 17
„In man (as the only rational creature on earth) those natural capacities which are directed to the use of his reason are to be fully developed only in the race, not in the individual.“
— Immanuel Kant German philosopher 1724 - 1804
Idea for a Universal History from a Cosmopolitan Point of View (1784), Second Thesis
„What are the American ideals? They are the development of the individual for his own and the common good; the development of the individual through liberty, and the attainment of the common good through democracy and social justice.“
— Louis Brandeis American Supreme Court Justice 1856 - 1941
Extra-judicial writings, “True Americanism” (1915).
— Ella Baker African-American civil rights and human rights activist 1903 - 1986
The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader: documents, speeches and firsthand accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle, 1954–1990, ed. Clayborne Carson et al. (Penguin Books, 1991), p. 121.
„Developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers.“
— Steve Ballmer American businessman who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft 1956
2000s, Steve Ballmer - Developers, 2017-04-02, YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhh_GeBPOhs,
„The name "Aryan race" must also be frankly discarded as a term of racial significance. It is today purely linguistic, although there was at one time, of course, an identity between the original Aryan mother tongue and the race that first spoke and developed it. In short there is not now, and there never was either a Caucasian or an Indo-European race, but there was once, thousands of years ago, an Aryan race now long since vanished into dim memories of the past.“
— Madison Grant, livro The Passing of the Great Race
The Passing of the Great Race (1916), Page 62.
„The measure of information to be developed here will also be related to freedom of choice; that is, it will be a function of the probabilities of choice associated with the alternative courses of action… The measure developed here is a function of m, the number of alternative potential courses of action.“
— Russell L. Ackoff Scientist 1919 - 2009
1970s, On purposeful systems., 1972, p. 145, as cited in: Galjaard (2009, p. 89): About the information-concept of Ackoff.
— Jane Roberts American Writer 1929 - 1984
The Early Sessions: Sessions 1-42, 1997, The Early Sessions: Book 2, Session 47
— Jakub Tencl Czech clinical hypnotherapist and writer 1978
Source: The mystery of life : you are the light, and that's indestructible truth, Tencl, Jakub,, 9781512399882, [United Kingdom? https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/914353319,, 914353319]
„It seeks the most complete development of individuality combined with the highest development of voluntary association in all its aspects, in all possible degrees, for all imaginable aims“
— Peter Kropotkin Russian zoologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, scientist, revolutionary, economist, activist, geographer, writer 1842 - 1921
Anarchism: Its Philosophy and Ideal (1896), Context: A different conception of society, very different from that which now prevails, is in process of formation. Under the name of Anarchy, a new interpretation of the past and present life of society arises, giving at the same time a forecast as regards its future, both conceived in the same spirit as the above-mentioned interpretation in natural sciences. Anarchy, therefore, appears as a constituent part of the new philosophy, and that is why Anarchists come in contact, on so many points, with the greatest thinkers and poets of the present day. In fact, it is certain that in proportion as the human mind frees itself from ideas inculcated by minorities of priests, military chiefs and judges, all striving to establish their domination, and of scientists paid to perpetuate it, a conception of society arises, in which conception there is no longer room for those dominating minorities. A society entering into possession of the social capital accumulated by the labor of preceding generations, organizing itself so as to make use of this capital in the interests of all, and constituting itself without reconstituting the power of the ruling minorities. It comprises in its midst an infinite variety of capacities, temperaments and individual energies: it excludes none. It even calls for struggles and contentions; because we know that periods of contests, so long as they were freely fought out, without the weight of constituted authority being thrown on the one side of the balance, were periods when human genius took its mightiest flight and achieved the greatest aims. Acknowledging, as a fact, the equal rights of all its members to the treasures accumulated in the past, it no longer recognizes a division between exploited and exploiters, governed and governors, dominated and dominators, and it seeks to establish a certain harmonious compatibility in its midst — not by subjecting all its members to an authority that is fictitiously supposed to represent society, not by trying to establish uniformity, but by urging all men to develop free initiative, free action, free association. It seeks the most complete development of individuality combined with the highest development of voluntary association in all its aspects, in all possible degrees, for all imaginable aims; ever changing, ever modified associations which carry in themselves the elements of their durability and constantly assume new forms, which answer best to the multiple aspirations of all.
— William Ernest Hocking American philosopher 1873 - 1966
Present Status of the Philosophy of Law and of Rights (1926), Context: It is right, or absolute right, that an individual should develop the powers that are in him. He may be said to have a "natural right" to become what he is capable of becoming. This is his only natural right. Ch. VII, Natural Right, § 33, p. 74.
— Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse British sociologist 1864 - 1929
Liberalism (1911), Chapter VII, The State And The Individual, p. 74 .
„The only justifiable purpose of political institutions is to ensure the unhindered development of the individual.“
— Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955
„Individuality, conceived as a temporal development involves uncertainty, indeterminacy, or contingency. Individuality is the source of whatever is unpredictable in the world.“
— John Dewey American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer 1859 - 1952
Time and Individuality (1940)
„The Lord's way builds individual self esteem and develops and heals the dignity of the individual, whereas the world's way depresses the individual's view of himself and causes deep resentment“
— Spencer W. Kimball President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1895 - 1985