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One dog barks at something, and a hundred bark at the bark. (Quote by - Chinese Proverb)

To be dragged in the wake of the passive flock and to pass a hundred and one times beneath the shears of the shepherd, or to die alone like a brave eagle on a rocky crag of a great mountain: that is the dilemma. (Quote by - Praxedis Guerrero, RegeneraciÓn, 18 February 1911)

And I could see the relief on my own 16-year-old daughter's face. She's a softball player, and she will not have to conform to the stereotypical view of what a female should be, of the unattainable body type that has been promoted for decades. (Quote by - Richard Lapchick)

I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people. (Quote by - John Lennon)

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot'' than the stigma of conformity. (Quote by - Thomas J. Watson Sr.)

I merely observe that all living things are manipulated. As long as there is a will, it is bent and twisted constantly. Only the dead are allowed the luxury of freedom, and then only because they want nothing, and therefore can't be thwarted. (Quote by - Orson Scott Card)

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note. (Quote by - Doug Floyd)

No man can cause more grief than that one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancestors. (Quote by - William Faulkner)

Be open-minded, but not so open-minded that your brains fall out. (Quote by - Stephen A. Kallis, Jr.)

I guess I've spent my life listening to what wasn't being said. (Quote by - Eli Khamarov, America Explained!)

Morality is a test of our conformity rather than our integrity. (Quote by - Jane Rule)

Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal. (Quote by - Adlai E. Stevenson)

We have worked very hard to accommodate the requests from the mayor and the Council that changed the terms of the agreement that brought the Expos to Washington. Because we believe in the future of baseball in the nation's capital, we have signed a lease that honors the 2004 agreement, while conforming to the emergency legislation that the Council passed last month. (Quote by - Bob DuPuy)

With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance. (Quote by - Norman Mailer)

When I conform to truth, I do not conform to an abstract principle; I conform to the nature of God. (Quote by - Kenneth L. Pike)

I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right. (Quote by - Henry Bessemer)

Once the government told people it was their duty to go out and attack neighbors, it happened very quickly. It kind of snowballed. People committed violence and wanted others to do the same thing, and a kind of group conformity swept through. (Quote by - Scott Straus)

Only through negotiations can a solution be found that conforms to the interests of all the parties. (Quote by - Wu Hailong)

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. (Quote by - Emile Henry Gauvreau)

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. (Quote by - Bill Vaughn)

If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking. (Quote by - George S. Patton)

A "Normal" person is the sort of person that might be designed by a committee. You know, "Each person puts in a pretty color and it comes out gray." (Quote by - Alan Sherman)

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. (Quote by - Anatole France)

Common experience shows how much rarer is moral courage than physical bravery. A thousand men will march to the mouth of the cannon where one man will dare espouse an unpopular cause. (Quote by - Clarence Darrow, Resist Not Evil)

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. (Quote by - Albert Camus)


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