Quotes of Conformity

“ I find the earth to be a place of misery in which I am surrounded by the conformity that kills society. ”

- Matt LeBlanc

“ Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road. ”

- Voltaire

“ Singularity in the right hath ruined many; happy those who are convinced of the general opinion. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself. ”

- Rita Mae Brown

“ Conformity is the jailer of freedom, and the enemy of growth. ”

- John F. Kennedy

“ Conformity, humility, acceptance… with these coins we are to pay our fares to paradise. ”

- Robert Lindner

“ I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us. ”

- Howard M. Jones

“ Our expenses are all for conformity. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity. ”

- Dr. Robert Anthony

“ The race of man, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity. ”

- Carl Van Doren

“ The virtue in most request is conformity. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ I have a high state of resentment for the conformity in this country. If you're not married and having children, it's like your life is empty or you're a communist meanie. ”

- Bill Maher

“ The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity. ”

- Rollo May

“ Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers. ”

- Mignon McLaughlin

“ We are half ruined by conformity; but we should be wholly ruined without it. ”

- Charles Dudley Warner

“ Whatever you do, He will make good of it. But not the good He had prepared for you if you had obeyed him. ”

- C.S. Lewis

“ How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity. ”

- William Burroughs

“ The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself. ”

- Rita Mae Brown

“ I've sometimes thought of marrying - and then I've thought again. ”

- Noel Coward

“ What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?... Or does it explode? ”

- Langston Hughes

“ I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections. Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling. Or just after. ”

- Wallace Stevens

“ What's better? Dogs or broomsticks? I mean will the world really ever know?. ”

- Larry Bird

“ The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road. ”

- Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire

“ A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed. ”

- Albert Einstein

“ I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America. ”

- Alexis De Tocqueville

“ Most people can't understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do. ”

- Ivan Turgenev

“ Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses. ”

- Oscar Wilde
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