Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society . . . but for me and no one else, education means making creators. . . . You have to make inventors, innovators...not conformists— Jean Piaget
Craziest Conformist quotations
Anti-social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.
He who would be a man must therefore be a non-conformist.
We live in a society that penalizes highly creative individuals for their non-conformist autonomy. This makes the teaching of problem solving in design both discouraging and difficult. A...student (has) massive blocks against new ways of thinking, engendered by some 16 years of mis-education.
When a man becomes a conformist, he is sacrificing the richness of independent thinking.
Be neither a conformist or a rebel, for they are really the same thing.
Find your own path, and stay on it.
All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.
All change is the result of a change in the contemporary state of mind.
The problem with always being a conformist is that when you try to change the system from within, it's not you who changes the system; it's the system that will eventually change you.
Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist.
The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
A free society cherishes nonconformity.
It knows from the non-conformist, from the eccentric, have come many of the great ideas.
For us it's not easy to be conformist, I cannot stand to be conformist, I don't accept what it is, I like to say no. If I see an injustice I scream.
Rebels and non-conformists are often the pioneers and designers of change.
Ice dance should not be seen as a rigid conformist form of figure skating.
There is a great deal of freedom and originality to be had.
Society's only real 'progressives' are the deviants and mutants.
Look at evolution - fish who didn't deviate never became amphibians; frogs who didn't mutate never became reptiles; conformist snakes never became mammals , etc. Normal Humans will remain humans, and they'll be subjugated by the digital monsters of the next few millenia.
Government provided free tuition tends more and more to produce a uniform conformist education, with college faculties ultimately dependent for their jobs on the government, and so developing an economic interest in profession and teaching a statist, pro-government, and socialist ideology.
The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.
Our effectiveness depends on our capacity to be audacious and astute, clear and appealing. I would hope that we can create a language more fearless and beautiful than that used by conformist writers to greet the twilight.
True individualists tend to be quite unobservant;
it is the snob, the would be sophisticate, the frightened conformist, who keeps a fascinated or worried eye on what is in the wind.
If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.
Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
We are so conformist; nobody is thinking. We are all sucking up stuff; we have been trained to be consumers, and we are all consuming far too much.
Why is it that all non-conformists look the same?
Today it is the skeptics who are the social conformists, though because of powerful intellectual propaganda they continue to enjoy thinking of themselves as wildly individualistic and unbearably bright.
A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.
Don't you get tired of seeing so many "non-conformists" with the same non-conformist look?
You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone.
Conformists die, but heretics live forever.
The only true non-conformists are in the asylums;
the only radically free spirits are in the death house awaiting the chair. We live by patterns.
I think religion is a bunch of hooey, and I think that the holidays are an opportunity for people to get stressed out, getting their rush to shop. It's so conformist.
I think it killed my sister as the times she was living in were so conformist.
This is a subject I really want to deal with. I want to start making films about female rage.
(...the non-conformist, how do you keep from getting scarred?)/i don’t! i got a scar here…and uh i got a scar on my knee…and uh a few scars on my soul.
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist.
Only conformists are ever adored.
If children were brought up to become non-conformists it would only ruin their lives. So parents all over China who loved their children told them to do as Chairman Mao said. It was not possible to tell them anything else.