Conformity And Individuality Quotes

Conformity And Individuality Quotes by Henry David Thoreau, Angelina Jolie, Friedrich Nietzsche, Tom Rath, Walt Whitman, Rollo May and many others.

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follow

Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Henry David Thoreau
People say that you’re going the wrong way when it’s simply a way of your own.
Angelina Jolie
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Instead of celebrating what makes each child unique, most parents push their children to “fit in” so that they don’t “stick out.” This unwittingly stomps out individuality and encourages conformity, despite these parents’ good intentions
Tom Rath
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Henry David Thoreau
The eager and often inconsiderate appeals of reformers and revolutionists are indispensable to counterbalance the inertia and fossilism marking so large a part of human institutions.
Walt Whitman
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
Rollo May
It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw
Those who can’t change their minds can’t change anything.
George Bernard Shaw
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Kennedy
That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.
John Stuart Mill
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
John Locke
When I was four years old they tried to test my IQ, they showed me this picture of three oranges and a pear. They asked me which one is different and does not belong; they taught me different was wrong.
Ani DiFranco
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Rudyard Kipling
Do not follow where the path may lead.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
Rita Mae Brown