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    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.

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Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who read more

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.

by Voltaire Found in: Conformity Quotes,
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To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to read more

To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.

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I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies read more

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

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

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

by Albert Einstein Found in: Conformity Quotes,
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I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to read more

I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don't want to buy things they don't need to impress people they dislike.

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The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.

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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike read more

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.

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

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

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It may be that we are puppets-puppets controlled by the strings of society. But at least we are puppets with read more

It may be that we are puppets-puppets controlled by the strings of society. But at least we are puppets with perception, with awareness. And perhaps our awareness is the first step to our liberation.

by Stanley Milgram Found in: Conformity Quotes,
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