Quotes: conformity

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  • Paul Goodman
    Paul Goodman
    American writer, poet, criticus 1911-1972
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    When a village ceases to be a community, it becomes oppressive in its narrow conformity. So one becomes an individual and migrates to the city. There, finding others like-minded, one re-establishes a village community. Nowadays only New Yorkers are yokels.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
    Source: Major Campaign Speeches of Adlai E. Stevenson (1952)
  • Adam Grant
    Adam Grant
    American author and professor 1981-
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    Conformity is dangerous.
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
    John F. Kennedy
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    Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
  • John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy
    American politician 1917-1963
    John F. Kennedy
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    Conformity is the jailor of freedom, and the enemy of growth.
  • A. J. P. Taylor
    A. J. P. Taylor
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    Conformity may give you a quiet life; it may even bring you to a University Chair. But all change in history, all advance, comes from the nonconformists. If there had been no trouble-makers, no Dissenters, we should still be living in caves.
  • Robert M. Lindner
    Robert M. Lindner
    American author and psychologist 1914-1956
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    Conformity, humility, acceptance... with these coins we are to pay our fares to paradise.
  • Thomas J. Watson
    Thomas J. Watson
    American Businessman, Founder of IBM 1899-1956
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    Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ''crackpot'' than the stigma of conformity.
  • Bette Midler
    Bette Midler
    American singer, songwriter, actress and comedian 1945-
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    Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn't want to - or can't - join the Big Parade.
  • Jacob Bronowski
    Jacob Bronowski
    British Scientist, Author 1908-1974
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    Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.
  • Amy Tan
    Amy Tan
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    It's both rebellion and conformity that attack you with success.
  • Nor does the idea of a moral order asserting itself against attack or want of conformity answer in full to our feelings regarding the tragic character.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Our expenses are all for conformity.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators, but names and customs.
  • Freda Adler
    Freda Adler
    American criminologist and educator 1934-
    Freda Adler
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    That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
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