In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
The virtue in most request is conformity.
We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short, of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
Take the tone of the company you are in.
To hard necessity ones will and fancy must conform.
The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. There is nothing so conformable to reason as this disavowal of reason.
Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture?
For all have not the gift of martyrdom.
Singularity in the right hath ruined many; happy those who are convinced of the general opinion.
Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
We are discreet sheep; we wait to see how the drove is going, and then go with the drove.
If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good.
Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul. She becomes all outer show and inward emptiness; dull, callous, and indifferent.
No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body.
No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother.
Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.