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He's not afraid to not conform . . . and that can upset people, so it's pretty correct [that there's two clear schools of thought on Connolly]. He would have his enemies, but he'd have a lot of supporters as well. (Quote by - David Wilson)

We are half ruined by conformity; but we should be wholly ruined without it. (Quote by - Charles Dudley Warner)

I have no need to conform to the stereotypes others have defined for me. (Quote by - Jonathan Lockwood Huie)

Crossing over the boundaries we've been taught to live within is a tough business. But I'm getting the idea they're not so formidable. (Quote by - Jeb Dickerson, www.howtomatter.com)

In any culture, subculture, or family in which belief is valued above thought, and self-surrender is valued above self-expression, and conformity is valued above integrity, those who preserve their self-esteem are likely to be heroic exceptions. (Quote by - Nathaniel Branden)

The most damaging phrase in the language is: "It's always been done that way." (Quote by - Grace Hopper)

There are some men who turn a deaf ear to reason and good advice, and willfully go wrong for fear of being controlled. (Quote by - La Bruyère, Characters, 1688)

A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person, because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove. (Quote by - Jiddu Krishnamurti)

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

Unless one decorates one's house for oneself alone, best leave it bare, for other people are walleyed. (Quote by - D.H. Lawrence)

Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are. (Quote by - Quentin Crisp)

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

The virtue in most request is conformity. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

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. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

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. (Quote by - Friedrich Nietzsche)

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion upon morals, politics or religion which he got otherwise than through his associations and sympathies. Broadly speaking, there are none but corn-pone opinions. And broadly speaking, Corn-Pone stands for Self-Approval. Self-approval is acquired mainly from the approval of other people. The result is Conformity. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Not all those who wander are lost. (Quote by - J.R.R. Tolkien)

It may be that these loan arrangements conform to the letter of the law, but they do not conform to the spirit of the law and to the principle of transparency on which it is based. (Quote by - Sir Menzies Campbell)

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 mine. (Quote by - Fritz Perls)

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

If they give you ruled paper, write the other way. (Quote by - Juan Ramon Jimenez)

How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity. (Quote by - William S. Burroughs)

He who learns the rules of wisdom, without conforming to them in his life, is like a man who labored in his fields, but did not sow. (Quote by - Muslih-uddin Sadi)

Any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)


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