|S. Austin Allibone, comp. Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay. 1880.|
| Every man of sense will agree with me, that singularity is laudable when, in contradiction to a multitude, it adheres to the dictates of conscience, morality, and honour. In these cases we ought to consider that it is not custom, but duty, which is the rule of action; and that we should be only so far sociable, as we are reasonable, creatures.|
Joseph Addison: Spectator, No. 576.
| Let those who would affect singularity with success first determine to be very virtuous, and they will be sure to be very singular.|
Charles Caleb Colton.
| Solitude and singularity can neither daunt nor disgrace him, unless we could suppose it a disgrace to be singularly good.|
| It is very commendable to be singular in any excellency, and religion is the greatest excellency: to be singular in anything that is wise and worthy is not a disparagement, but a praise.|