Don't you get tired of seeing so many "non-conformists" with the same non-conformist look?
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
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.
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
School is very conformist, and one of the very first conforming that goes on in preschool and kindergarten is gender.
The individual has always to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.
It's the non-conformist who gives color to history.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
My prodigious sin was, and still is, being a non-conformist. Although I am not a Communist I refused to fall in line by hating them.
Do not follow where the path may lead.
You can’t be a non-conformist if you don’t wear the proper uniform.
In the traditional urban novel, there is only survival or not. The suburban idea, the conformist idea, that agony can be seen to and cured by doctors or psychoanalysis or self-knowledge is nowhere to be found in the city. Talking is a way of life, but it is not a cure. Same with religion.
My prodigious sin was, and still is, being a non-conformist.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Society demands conformity at the expense of individual liberty. Let us be for once a non conformist to be fully alive.
Woe to him inside a non-conformist clique who does not conform to non-conformity.
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.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
People would rather be wrong than be different.
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.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
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