Monday, January 28, 2008


Be different: conform.

Why can't you be a nonconformist like everyone else?

A well-beaten path does not always make the right road.

Xerox never comes up with anything original.

Resist your time--take a foothold outside it. --Lord Acton, MSS notes, Cambridge, late 19th century

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice, but conformity.-- Robert Anthony

To get nowhere, follow the crowd. --Frank Baer

Who so would be a man, must be a nonconformist.-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803&endash;1882) "Self-Reliance," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).

If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it. S.I. Hayakawa

We must conform, to a certain extent, to the conventionalities of society, for they are the ripened results of a varied and long experience. --A. A. Hodge

Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity. - Eric Hoffer (1902 &endash; 1983)

It is no measureof health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.-- Krishnamurti

Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
Charles Mackay

Every society honours its live conformists and its dead troublemakers. --Mignon McLaughlin

How glorious it is, and also how painful, to be an exception.... Alfred de Musset

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. --Henry Thoreau (Walden)

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect. -Mark Twain

To disagree with three-fourths of the British public on all points is one of the first elements of sanity, one of the deepest consolations in all moments of spiritual doubt. ~ Oscar Wilde 1854-1900, lecture (1882)

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