Famous Quotes & Quotations About Conformity:
A lawyer's brief will be brief, before a freethinker thinks freely.
~ Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Quotes, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827.
A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
But it is just when opinions universally prevail and we have added lip service to their authority that we become sometimes most keenly conscious that we do not believe a word that we are saying.
~ Virginia Woolf.
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking.
~ Alfred North Whitehead.
A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip, and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow.
~ Charlie Brower.
A "Normal" person is the sort of person that might be designed by a committee. You know, "Each person puts in a pretty color and it comes out gray."
~ Alan Sherman.
And who can doubt that it will lead to the worst disorders when minds created free by God are compelled to submit slavishly to an outside will? When we are told to deny our senses and subject them to the will of others?
~ Galileo Galilei.
Ain't no man can avoid being average, but there ain't no man got to be common.
~ Satchel Paige.
All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
~ Paul Simon.
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
~ Adlai Stevenson Quotes, speech, Princeton, 1954.
Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity; and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom.
~ George Bernard Shaw.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.
And what is a good citizen? Simply one who never says, does or thinks anything that is unusual. Schools are maintained in order to bring this uniformity up to the highest possible point. A school is a hopper into which children are heaved while they are still young and tender; therein they are pressed into certain standard shapes and covered from head to heels with official rubber-stamps.
~ H.L. Mencken.
At the bottom of a good deal of bravery... lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they cannot face public opinion.
~ E.H. Chapin.
Every man is a reformer until reform tramps on his toes.
~ Edgar Watson Howe Quotes, Country Town Sayings, 1911.
Be neither a conformist or a rebel, for they are really the same thing. Find your own path, and stay on it.
~ Paul Vixie.
Be open-minded, but not so open-minded that your brains fall out.
~ Stephen A. Kallis Jr.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
~ Dr. Seuss.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
~ Leo Durocher.
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