A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson conformists quote
Anti-Social behavior is a trait of intelligence in a world full of conformists.
— Nikola Tesla
He who would be a man must therefore be a non-conformist.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
— conformists quotation by Mignon McLaughlin
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.
Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
The Non-Conformist Conscience makes cowards of us all.
The ideal American type is perfectly expressed by the Protestant, individualist, anti-conformist, and this is the type that is in the process of disappearing. In reality there are few left.
But you must pay for conformity. All goes well as long as you run with conformists. But you, who are honest men in other particulars, know, that there is alive somewhere a man whose honesty reaches to this point also, that he shall not kneel to false gods, and, on the day when you meet him, you sink into the class of counterfeits.
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.
The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist.
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.
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.
I have observed that society in general always seems to honor its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
The British cinema had been very dull and conformist.