Conformity Quotes SMS Collection

Its a rash man who reaches conclusion

It’s a rash man who reaches a conclusion before he gets to it.  ~Jacob Levin

My theory is that the hardest work

My theory is that the hardest work anyone does in life is to appear normal.  ~From the movie Ed TV

The individual has always had to struggle

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe.  If you try it, you will be lonely often,

The only man i know who behaves

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me.  The rest go

If everyone is thinking alike then somebody

If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn’t thinking.  ~George S. PattonGCLE

What makes you think that human beings

What makes you think that human beings are sentient and aware?  There’s no evidence for it.  Human beings never think for themselves, they find

Fashion is more powerful than any tyrant

Fashion is more powerful than any tyrant.  ~Latin ProverbOPV

Public opinion requires us to think other

Public opinion… requires us to think other men’s thoughts, to speak other men’s words, to follow other men’s habits.  ~Walter Bagehot, Biographical Studies, 1907LCD

Forgive him for he believes that the

Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature.  ~George Bernard Shaw

The marvelous rebellion of man at all

The marvelous rebellion of man at all signs reading "Keep Off."  ~Carl Sandburg

Progress is impossible without change and those

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.  ~George Bernard Shaw

I respect faith but doubt is what

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.  ~Wilson MiznerCUL

It is easy in the world to

It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the

No president jimmy carters daughter amy when

No.  ~President Jimmy Carter’s daughter Amy, when asked if she had any message for the children of America

The average man is a conformist accepting

The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.  ~Colin Wilson

A new idea is delicate it can

A new idea is delicate.  It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip,

Every man is a reformer until reform

Every man is a reformer until reform tramps on his toes.  ~Edgar Watson Howe, Country Town Sayings, 1911LCD

We begin life with the world presenting

We begin life with the world presenting itself to us as it is.  Someone – our parents, teachers, analysts – hypnotizes us to "see"

In all affairs its a healthy thing

In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. 

If you believe everything read better not

If you believe everything you read, you better not read.  ~Japanese Proverb

Custom meets us at the cradle and

Custom meets us at the cradle and leaves us only at the tomb.  ~Robert Ingersoll, IndividualityMHC

He who joyfully marches to music in

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt.  He has been given a large brain by mistake,

A man must consider what a rich

A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.  ~Ralph Waldo EmersonCUL

Do not quench your inspiration and imagination

Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination; do not become the slave of your model.  ~Vincent Van Gogh

And who can doubt that it will

And who can doubt that it will lead to the worst disorders when minds created free by God are compelled to submit slavishly to

A 34normal34 person is the sort of

A "Normal" person is the sort of person that might be designed by a committee.  You know, "Each person puts in a pretty color

We submit to the majority because we

We submit to the majority because we have to.  But we are not compelled to call our attitude of subjection a posture of respect. 

You dont get harmony when everybody sings

You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.  ~Doug Floyd in Spokesman Review, Spokane, Washington

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.  ~Albert Camus

The surest way to corrupt a youth

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

Conformity is that jailer of freedom and

Conformity is that jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.  ~John F. Kennedy

False opinions are like false money struck

False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without

Do not follow where the path may

Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just because something is tradition doesnt make

Just because something is tradition doesn’t make it right.  ~Anthony J. D’Angelo, The College Blue Book

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Dont think youre on the right road

Don’t think you’re on the right road just because it?s a well-beaten path.  ~Author Unknown

The good say the mystics of spirit

The good, say the mystics of spirit, is God, a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man’s power to conceive –

Civilization advances by extending the number of

Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking.  ~Alfred North Whitehead

If you want to look like the

If you want to look like the people next door, you’re probably smothering yourself and your dreams.  ~Clive Barker

Custom is to think a handsome thing

Custom is, to think a handsome thing in private but tame it down in the utterance.  ~Mark Twain, 1907, letter to Harriet E. Whitmore

Stubborness does have its helpful features you

Stubborness does have its helpful features.  You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow.  ~Glen Beaman

Orthodoxy that peculiar condition where the patient

Orthodoxy:  That peculiar condition where the patient can neither eliminate an old idea nor absorb a new one.  ~Elbert Hubbard, The Note-Book, 1927LCD

The minority the ruling class at present

The minority, the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb.  This enables it to

All lies and jests still a man

All lies and jests, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.  ~Paul Simon

If you keep doing things like youve

If you keep doing things like you’ve always done them, what you’ll get is what you’ve already got.  ~Author Unknown

A lawyers brief will be brief before

A lawyer’s brief will be brief, before a freethinker thinks freely.  ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers,

Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity

Custom will reconcile people to any atrocity; and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom.  ~George Bernard Shaw

I dont necessarily agree with everything say

I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say.  ~Marshall McLuhan

The number of those who undergo the

The number of those who undergo the fatigue of judging for themselves is very small indeed.  ~Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Critic, 1799LCD

At the bottom of a good deal

At the bottom of a good deal of bravery… lurks a miserable cowardice.  Men will face powder and steel because they cannot face public

We must not overlook the role that

We must not overlook the role that extremists play.  They are the gadflies that keep society from being too complacent.  ~Abraham Flexner, Universities, 1930LCD

I cant understand why people are frightened

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas.  I’m frightened of the old ones.  ~John Cage

I guess ive spent my life listening

I guess I’ve spent my life listening to what wasn’t being said.  ~Eli Khamarov, America Explained!

History does not teach fatalism there are

History does not teach fatalism.  There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery none but

Emancipate yourself from mental slavery None but ourselves can free our minds. ~Bob Marley

Be open minded but not so open minded that

Be open-minded, but not so open-minded that your brains fall out.  ~Stephen A. Kallis, Jr.

The only normal people are the ones

The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.  ~Foe Ancis

Be neither a conformist or rebel for

Be neither a conformist or a rebel, for they are really the same thing.  Find your own path, and stay on it.  ~Paul Vixie

If you obey all the rules miss

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.  ~Katherine HepburnWL

It is better to fail in originality

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.  ~Herman Melville

I believe more follies are committed out

I believe more follies are committed out of complaisance to the world, than in following our own inclinations.  ~Mary Wortley MontaguCUL

You cannot be both fashionable and first rate

You cannot be both fashionable and first-rate.  ~Logan Pearsall SmithOPV

Fashion is what you adopt when dont

Fashion is what you adopt when you don’t know who you are.  ~Quentin Crisp

All progress has resulted from people who

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.  ~Adlai Stevenson, speech, Princeton, 1954LCD

If you dont control your mind someone

If you don’t control your mind, someone else will.  ~John Allston

If fifty million people say a foolish

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.  ~Anatole France

Aint no man can avoid being average

Ain’t no man can avoid being average, but there ain’t no man got to be common.  ~Satchel PaigeBQ

One dog barks at something and a

One dog barks at something, and a hundred bark at the bark.  ~Chinese ProverbCUL

Doubt is healthy it tests ones convictions

Doubt is healthy.  It tests one’s convictions.  ~From the movie Haunted

Men will sooner surrender their rights than

Men will sooner surrender their rights than their customs.  ~Moritz Guedemann

I am not eccentric its just that

I am not eccentric.  It’s just that I am more alive than most people.  I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond

Our wretched species is so made that

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

Only dead fish swim with the stream

Only dead fish swim with the stream.  ~Malcolm Muggeridge

I am not in this world to

I am not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to

Consistency is contrary to nature life the

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life.  The only completely consistent people are the dead.  ~Aldous Huxley

You have enemies good that means youve

You have enemies?  Good.  That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.  ~Winston Churchill

With the pride of artist you must

With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance.  ~Norman

Every man who is truly a must

Every man who is truly a man must learn to be alone in the midst of all the others, and if need be against

Lots of times you have to pretend

Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you’re not really interested in order to get where you’re going. 

My manner of thinking so you say

My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved.  Do you suppose I care?  A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a

You laugh at me because i am

You laugh at me because I am different; I laugh because you are all the same.  ~Daniel Knode

We all live in the protection of

We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles.  ~Mark Twain

History is particularly important in throwing light

History is particularly important in throwing light on the source of our attitudes about sex because many of the assumptions we make are not