Quotes of the Day for 19 March 2001 – Conformity
I've always prided myself on being the odd man out, marching to a different drummer. It's made my life more difficult than necessary, but more interesting than most. To me, Conformity is of value in modeling clay and thermoplastics, not in people. Here are some quotes from a few who would agree.
I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us.
- Howard Mumford Jones
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or get rich in business by being a conformist.
- Jean Paul Getty, 1892 - 1976
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
- Martin Luther King, Jr
Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.
- Michel de Montaigne, 1533 - 1592
Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
- Mignon McLaughlin
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