„Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.“

Source: The Alchemist

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„Everyone is in love with his own ideas“

—  C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961

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„Every person has to live his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, book The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Variant: I think the idea is that every person has to live for his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people.
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„In a free society a large degree of human activity is none of the government's business. We should make criminal what's going to hurt other people and other than that we should leave it to people to make their own choices.“

—  Barney Frank American politician, former member of the House of Representatives for Massachusetts 1940

Frank commenting on legislation to remove federal criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. CNN Newsroom : Rep. Barney Frank's Marijuana Bill http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0807/30/cnr.05.html (30 July 2008)]

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„Everyone has the right to tell the truth about her own life.“

—  Ellen Bass American writer 1947

Source: The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

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„I do not agree or disagree in everything with either one party or the other. Because all seem to me to have some truth and some error, but everyone recognizes the other’s error and nobody discerns his own.“

—  Michael Servetus Spanish physician and theologian 1511 - 1553

Statement with respect to both Catholics and Protestants written after his work On the Errors of the Trinity

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„Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas; he must burst it open, and that in his youth, and so try to test his ideas on reality.“

—  Albert Einstein German-born physicist and founder of the theory of relativity 1879 - 1955

Miscellaneous http://books.google.com/books?id=cvlOAAAAMAAJ&q=%22Everyone+sits+in+the+prison+of+his+own+ideas+he+must+burst+it+open+and+that+in+his+youth+and+so+try+to+test+his+ideas+on+reality%22&pg=PA104#v=onepage, Cosmic Religion, p. 104 (1931)

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„Religion should be something you keep within the confines of your own head, and we should all recognize how pointless it is to try and make other people see the fairies that live in your brain.“

—  Ben Croshaw English video game journalist 1983

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