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Quotations on Conformity

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

~ Benjamin Franklin

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

Any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it.

~ Henry David Thoreau

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

We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove.

~ Mark Twain

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.

~ Robert Anthony

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 Wilhelm Nietzsche

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.

~ Henry David Thoreau

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