33 Quotes About Peer Pressure


Whether you are in an academic environment or professional, peer pressure is something we all experience at one time or another. These quotes about peer pressure will bring you the inspiration you need.

“Although initially only few in numbers, it seems my gray hairs have launched an effective peer-pressure campaign intended to convert the others.”

“And here was the bitter paradox of adolescense: alone, I was most myself, most true. But the self that really mattered was the self that was visible, the self that could be shown to other people.”

“At any given point you can release your greatest self. Don’t let anyone hold you back. Don’t let anyone dilute you. Don’t be peer pressured into being less than you are”

“Be careful of those who work so hard to turn you into a victim of the societal pressure they have fallen victims of.”

“Be yourself because an original is worth more than just a copy.”

“Be yourself. Don’t worry about what other people are thinking of you, because they’re probably feeling the same kind of scared, horrible feelings that everyone does.”

“Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of reality is not your reality.”

“Don’t conform to those who have been overwhelmed by the tide of immorality sweeping our country!”

“Don’t downgrade your dreams to upgrade your relationships.”

“Every category has its snobs: music, books, movies. There are so many things a man is only pressured into liking or disliking.”

“Fitting in” is one of those horrible diseases that turn reasonable minds into sheep-gelatin hive minds.”

“Good friends will allow you to be as innocent and free as a child when in private, and as wise and mature as an adult when in public.”

“Group pressure is also a fascinating process to watch. Given enough arguments, time, and stress, even the most resolute and determined man can be made fearful enough to completely reverse his ideals to conform with everyone else.”

“I became a new person; sucked into the neutrality of the abyss, comforted by social norms, and set free from the burden of individuality.”

“I wasn’t afraid of being alone, but I was afraid of what people would think about my solitary state.”

“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.”

“It doesn’t matter if I’m off the beat. It doesn’t matter if I’m snapping to the rhythm. It doesn’t matter if I look like a complete goon when I dance.”

“It is common to come across a perfectionist at work. Life is not that tough if you have a perfectionist sub-ordinate; life is a bit tough when you have a perfectionist peer; life is toughest when you have a perfectionist supervisor!”

“Merely knowing that you are not the only resister makes it substantially easier to reject the crowd.”

“Most people want so desperately to be an individual yet are so easily shaped by the media.”

“Of course, if one does not fully trust the promise of God’s Kingdom, he will have a hard time taking risks and making sacrifices in this life.”

“She was starting to think that it might be fun to be in control of the universe.”

“Societal peer pressure to conform runs strong, but as more of us continue to think and act for ourselves, rather than be under the influence of group-think, we begin to make more effective choices.”

“Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.”

“The culture were live in ripples through our daily lives, sending messages about what is considered “normal” and healthy by society.”

“The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader.”

“The human brain works by identifying patterns. It uses information from the past to understand what is happening in the present and to anticipate the future.”

“The ordinary procedure of the nineteenth century is that when a powerful and noble personage encounters a man of feeling, he kills, exiles, imprisons or so humiliates him that the other, like a fool, dies of grief.”

“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.”

“The tyranny of public opinion (and what an opinion!) is as fatuous in the small towns of France as it is in the United States of America.”

“They were completely vague. They expressed everything and nothing.”

“Why aren’t you in school? I see you every day wandering around.”

“You can’t achieve the dream if you’re pleasing the team.”

Having obedience to authority and experiencing peer pressure will force you to make decisions that sometimes you may not agree with.

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