It may be that we are puppets-puppets controlled by the strings of society. But at least we are puppets with perception, with awareness. And perhaps our awareness is the first step to our liberation.
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.
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.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it.
To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
Most people can't understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do.
Singularity in the right hath ruined many happy those who are convinced of the general opinion.
"ase by case, we find that conformity is the easy way, and the path to privilege and prestige; dissidence carries personal costs.
I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us
Conform and be dull.
A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses.
A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.
We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove.
It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
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