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American politician, and author 1951-
The government is supposed to conform to our will. By taking the most important thing you have, your health and your health care, and turning that over to the government, you fundamentally shift the power, a huge chunk of it, from the people to the government. This is not the direction that we want the government to go in this nation.
A large body of research results demonstrates that an observer can be persuaded to conform to the majority opinion, even when the majority is completely wrong.
American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist and author 1934-1996
All inquires carry with them some element of risk. There is no guarantee that the universe will conform to our predispositions.
American columnist and author 1915-1977
If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist it's another nonconformist who does not conform to the prevailing standards of non-conformity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Infancy conforms to nobody: all conform to it, so that one babe commonly makes four or five out of the adults who prattle and play to it.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.
American spiritual teacher 1955-
Men are recognizing that they have been forced to conform to a very narrow and rather two-dimensional picture of maleness and manhood that they have never had the freedom to question.
American writer 1902-1983
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.
English writer 1882-1941
Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.
English novelist, biographer, and critic 1939-
Our desire to conform is greater than our respect for objective facts.
English writer and actor 1908-1999
The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
German writer and poet 1749-1832
To hard necessity ones will and fancy must conform.
American statesman 1757-1804
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.
American screenwriter, television producer and novelist 1914-2009
You either go along with the system - conform to what is expected to be a hit - or you have very tough going.
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