Quotes by non-conformity

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  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
  • Samuel P. Huntington
    Samuel P. Huntington
    American political scientist, adviser and academic 1927-2008
    Samuel P. Huntington
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    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
    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)
  • A. J. P. Taylor
    A. J. P. Taylor
    British historian 1906-1990
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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.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    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.
  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    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
    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.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
  • 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.
  • Brad Feld
    Brad Feld
    American entrepreneur, and author
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    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
    William S. Burroughs
    American writer and artist 1914-1997
    William S. Burroughs
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    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.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.
  • Beeban Kidron
    Beeban Kidron
    British filmmaker 1961-
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    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
    Martin Luther King
    American preacher 1929-1968
    Martin Luther King
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    At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.
  • Eugène Ionesco
    Eugène Ionesco
    Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-
    Eugène Ionesco
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    Banality is a symptom of non-communication. Men hide behind their clichés.
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