39 Quotes About Conformity


There is power with conformity and non-conformity. Involving yourself with the process of meeting a standard will keep you aligned with your goals and objectives. Here are some great quotes about conformity that will keep you encouraged.

“A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes.”

“A prison becomes a home when you have the key.”

“As much as I live I shall not imitate them or hate myself for being different to them.”

“Be neither a conformist or a rebel, for they are really the same thing. Find your own path, and stay on it.”

“Conform and be dull.”

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”

“Conformity, humility, acceptance… with these coins we are to pay our fares to paradise.”

“Don’t think you’re on the right road just because it’s a well-beaten path.”

“Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.”

“Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.”

“For all have not the gift of martyrdom.”

“Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.”

“He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.”

“He who joyfully marches to music rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice.”

“I think the reward for conformity is everyone likes you but yourself.”

“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”

“I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don’t want to buy things they don’t need to impress people they dislike.”

“I’d like to repeat the advice that I gave you before, in that I think you really should make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt.”

“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”

“It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.”

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

“Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions.”

“Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.”

“One must conform to the baseness of an age or become neurotic.”

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”

“Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.”

“Singularity in the right hath ruined many; happy those who are convinced of the general opinion.”

“Take the tone of the company you are in.”

“The American ideal, after all, is that everyone should be as much alike as possible.”

“The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.”

“The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own.”

“The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns.”

“The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.”

“The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it’s conformity.”

“The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.”

“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.”

“There are no norms. All people are exceptions to a rule that doesn’t exist.”

“You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.”

“You laugh at me because I’m different, I laugh at you because you’re all the same.”

There is a certain psychology that aligns with the ideas of conformity and where you fit in.

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