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Conventionality Quotes

He who would be a man must therefore be a non-conformist.

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist

What greater reassurance can the weak have than that they are like anyone else?

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

Why can't somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks.

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Profession: American Author, Wit, Poet

Conventional people are roused to fury by departures from convention, largely because they regard such departures as a criticism of themselves.

Author: Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

Profession: British Philosopher, Mathematician, Essayist

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.

Author: Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Profession: American Essayist, Poet, Naturalist