Quotes on Nonconformity
Opinionated quotations from the famous and not-so-famous.
The cynic says, ''One man can't do anything.'' I say, ''Only one man can do anything.''
John W. Gardner
People would rather be wrong than be different.
Propaganda is like a puddle of puke and most people are like dogs who love the flavor.
Duane Alan Hahn
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
When all think alike, then no one is thinking.
Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
You should aim to be independent of any one vote, of any one fashion, of any one century.
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.
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
Sir Cecil Beaton
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John D. Rockefeller
They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.
If we are not ashamed to think it, we should not be ashamed to say it.
Marcus T. Cicero
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
High-fiving people who share your beliefs is easy. What's hard is allowing others to have a different opinion without attempting to silence them.
Duane Alan Hahn
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