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The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.

Author: Dr. Robert Anthony

Profession: American educator

The American ideal, after all, is that everyone should be as much alike as possible.

Author: James Baldwin (1924-1987)

Profession: American Author

Take the tone of the company you are in.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

Conform and be dull.

Author: J. Frank Doble (1888-1964)

Profession: American Author

For all have not the gift of martyrdom.

Author: John Dryden (1631-1700)

Profession: British Poet, Dramatist, Critic

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.

Author: Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Profession: German-born American Physicist

One lesson we learn early, that in spite of seeming difference, men are all of one pattern. We readily assume this with our mates, and are disappointed and angry if we find that we are premature, and that their watches are slower than ours. In fact, the only sin which we never forgive in each other is difference of opinion.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

Singularity in the right hath ruined many; happy those who are convinced of the general opinion.

Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat

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.

Author: Emile Henry Gauvreau


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.

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

Author: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

Profession: Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Conformity, humility, acceptance... with these coins we are to pay our fares to paradise.

Author: Robert Lindner


Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.

Author: Mignon McLaughlin (1915)

Profession: American Author, Editor

The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist

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.

Author: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Profession: German Philosopher