Conformity Quotes

Call it oddity, eccentricity, humor or what you please, it is evident that the special flavor of mind or manner, which independently of fortune, station, or profession, sets a man apart from his fellows, and which gives the charm of picturesqueness to society is fast disappearing from amongst us. A man may count the odd […]

While I am not in favour of maladjustment, I view this cultivation of neutrality, this breeding of mental neuters, this hostility to eccentricity and controversy with grave misgiving. One looks back with dismay at the possibility of a Shakespeare perfectly adjusted to bourgeois life in Stratford, a Wesley contentedly administering a country parish, George Washington […]

Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?

It is harmful to eat if you are not hungry. It is even worse to have sex without desire. But the most harmful is to try to think when you do not wish to do so or to try to be engaged in meaningless intellectual activity. Many people do this when they want to improve […]

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

Conformity-the natural instinct to passively yield to that vague something recognized as authority.

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own.

If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it’s another nonconformist who doesn’t conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.

The Eleventh Commandment”… has become… You must adjust! Adjustment, that synonym for conformity… is the theme of our swan song, the piper’s tune to which we dance on the brink of the abyss, the siren’s melody that destroys our senses and paralyzes our wills.

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.