Quotes by non-conformity
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Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Samuel P. Huntington
American political scientist, adviser and academic 1927-2008
The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion (to which few members of other civilizations were converted) but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do.Source: The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1996) p. 51
Adlai E. Stevenson II
American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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)
A. J. P. Taylor
British historian 1906-1990
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.
I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred - this is the law of eternal.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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.
Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
American writer, poet, criticus 1911-1972
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.
American entrepreneur, and author
A typical leader has - a natural tendency is to be defensive in the face of a crisis. The first reaction is to blame someone - or something - else. Often, the blame is aimed at something abstract or non-controllable, which often has nothing to do with the crisis but is adjacent to whatever is going on, so it's an easy target.
William S. Burroughs
American writer and artist 1914-1997
America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers.
Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
British filmmaker 1961-
Arguably, it was the introduction of international non-proliferation treaties in the late '80s that finally led to the missiles being removed from Greenham Common.
Martin Luther King
American preacher 1929-1968
At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-
Banality is a symptom of non-communication. Men hide behind their clichés.
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