Conformity Quotes

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Comedy is the last refuge of the nonconformist mind.


Born Originals, how comes it to pass that we die Copies?

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Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.

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Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.

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When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.


I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.
Conformity may not always reign in the prosperous bourgeois suburb, but it ultimately always governs.
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the road less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


A free society cherishes non-conformity.  It knows that from a non-conformist, from the eccentric, have come many of the great ideas of freedom.


If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.


Conformity may give you a quiet life; it may even bring you to a University Chair.  But all change in history, all advance, comes from the nonconformists. If there had been no trouble-makers, no Dissenters, we should still be living in caves.
Our dangers, as it seems to me, are not from the outrageous but from the conforming...from those, the mass of us, who take their virtues and their tastes, like their shirts and their furniture, from the limited patterns which the market offers.