- That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy.
[ Change Conformity Contradiction Creative Creature Define Heart His Laws Man Needs Order Structure Which Yearns Yet]
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- The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.
[ Bravery Conformity Cowardice Opposite]
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- I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual, you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform.
[ Conform Individual Know Lost Lot Person Respect Think]
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- I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.
[ Again Boring Conforming Ever Everything Exciting Fear Future Going Happen Happened Interesting Just New Nothing Soul Suburb Sum Up Vast Word Would]
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- Schools are generally feminine places, institutions where conformity is valued, taught largely by conformist women.
[ Conformist Conformity Feminine Generally Institutions Largely Places Schools Taught Valued Where Women]
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- The real end of prayer is not so much to get this or that single desire granted, as to put human life into full and joyful conformity with the will of God.
[ Conformity Desire End Full Get God Granted Human Into Joyful Life Much Prayer Put Real Single Will]
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- No enactment of man can be considered law unless it conforms to the law of God.
[ Conforms Considered Enactment God Law Man Unless]
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- But these realities will make themselves felt soon enough and while I am certainly not asking you to close your eyes to the experiences of earlier generations, I want to advise you not to conform too soon and to resist the pressure of practical necessity.
[ Advise Am Asking Certainly Close Conform Earlier Enough Experiences Eyes Felt Generations Make Necessity Practical Pressure Realities Resist Soon Themselves These Too Want While Will Your]
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- 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.
[ Able Compulsive Conform Constitute Culture Distortion Freely Impose Meanings Others Our Real Revolution Self-Deception Share Suppose Those Urge View Were Without Would]
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- One must do no violence to nature, nor model it in conformity to any blindly formed chimera.
[ Any Blindly Conformity Formed Model Must Nature Nor Violence]
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- Nor does the idea of a moral order asserting itself against attack or want of conformity answer in full to our feelings regarding the tragic character.
[ Against Answer Asserting Attack Character Conformity Does Feelings Full Idea Itself Moral Nor Order Our Regarding Tragic Want]
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- Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.
[ Been Conformity Died Dissent Ever Lifetime Our Several Society Which]
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- The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
[ Conformity Everyone Likes Reward Yourself]
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- To seek understanding before taking action, yet to trust my instincts when action is called for. Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake. Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity, never to be eccentric from fear of conformity.
[ Action Avoid Before Called Conform Conformity Danger Eccentric Eccentricity Fashion Fear Instincts Never Out Own Sake Seek Taking Trust Understanding Yet]
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- I was a brownie for a day. My mom made me stop. She didn't want me to conform.
[ Conform Day Made Mom She Stop Want]
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- Banks properly established and conducted are highly useful to the business of the country, and will doubtless continue to exist in the States so long as they conform to their laws and are found to be safe and beneficial.
[ Banks Beneficial Business Conducted Conform Continue Country Doubtless Established Exist Found Highly Laws Long Properly Safe States Their Useful Will]
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- How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity.
[ Conformity Dedicated Hate How Producing Those]
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- The decree of a coercive tribunal would not need to conform to the true standard of wages, the final productivity of social labor. It would introduce into distribution a genuinely arbitrary element, with a very large ultimate power to pervert the natural system.
[ Arbitrary Coercive Conform Decree Distribution Element Final Genuinely Into Introduce Labor Large Natural Need Pervert Power Productivity Social Standard System Tribunal True Ultimate Very Wages Would]
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- Men are recognizing that they have been forced to conform to a very narrow and rather two-dimensional picture of maleness and manhood that they have never had the freedom to question.
[ Been Conform Forced Freedom Had Manhood Men Narrow Never Picture Question Rather Recognizing Two-Dimensional Very]
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- Men cannot make Scripture conform to their lifestyle; they must make their lifestyle conform to Scripture.
[ Cannot Conform Lifestyle Make Men Must Scripture Their]
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- 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.
[ Conformist Dance Deal Figure Form Freedom Great Had Ice Originality Rigid Seen Should Skating]
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- The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
[ Always Another Conform Copying Defying How Now Parents Problem Rebel Same Solved Their Time Young]
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- Rome should sometimes intervene and say this or that is not in conformity with the Catholic faith. Theologians should understand that. Some theologians go too far, for example, reducing the Catholic faith to a universal philosophy.
[ Catholic Conformity Example Faith Far Go Intervene Philosophy Reducing Rome Say Should Some Sometimes Theologians Too Understand Universal]
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- There is a very well-defined procedure that allows the Vatican to raise issues with a particular theologian about something that does not appear in conformity with the Catholic faith. It is not always easy to make this determination.
[ Allows Always Appear Catholic Conformity Determination Does Easy Faith Issues Make Particular Procedure Raise Something Theologian Vatican Very Well-Defined]
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- Some people wish above all to conform to the rules, I wish only to render what I can hear. There is no theory. You have only to listen. Pleasure is the law.
[ Above Conform Hear Law Listen Only Pleasure Render Rules Some Theory Wish]
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- Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.
[ Any Conformity Controversy Cost Counted Crackpot Dangers Expose Fear Follow Ideas Important Independent Issues Label Less Mind Path Seem Speak Stand Stigma Than Thinker Unsafe Up Your]
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- The race of man, while sheep in credulity, are wolves for conformity.
[ Conformity Credulity Man Race Sheep While Wolves]
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- I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
[ Avoid Conforming Contradict Forced Myself Order Own Taste]
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- In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington, and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862, it was determined by the Rebel government last summer to resume the offensive in that direction.
[ City Conformity Designs Determined Direction Disastrous Government Invasion Last Notwithstanding Offensive Rebel Results Resume Summer These Washington]
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- Pop music allows you to be who you are without having to wear a social uniform or to conform, which some people find impossible to do.
[ Allows Conform Find Having Impossible Music Pop Social Some Uniform Wear Which Without]
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- I didn't care too much for ballet, because you had to be more disciplined, and you sort of looked like everyone else. It required a certain kind of conformity that I didn't feel like I wanted to do.
[ Ballet Because Care Certain Conformity Disciplined Else Everyone Feel Had Kind Looked More Much Required Sort Too Wanted]
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- Reality does not conform to the ideal, but confirms it.
[ Confirms Conform Does Ideal Reality]
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- No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist.
[ Achieve Any Being Business Conformist Get Lasting Possibly Real Rich Success]
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- Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.
[ Been Conformity Creative Despotism Differences Emancipation Equality Fathers First Founding Leads Liberty Our Rightly Then Time Tragically Understood Wrongly]
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- Unfortunately what came out of it was also kind of an imitation community with a lot of mindless conformity.
[ Also Came Community Conformity Imitation Kind Lot Mindless Out Unfortunately]
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- Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of man will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice without constraint.
[ Because Been Conform Constraint Dictates Government Instituted Justice Man Passions Reason Why Will Without]
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- I'd just like to inspire people to be themselves and do what they want and not conform to the rigid guidelines of the music or entertainment business.
[ Business Conform Entertainment Guidelines Inspire Just Music Rigid Themselves Want]
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- The credit which the apparent conformity with recognized scientific standards can gain for seemingly simple but false theories may, as the present instance shows, have grave consequences.
[ Apparent Conformity Consequences Credit False Gain Grave Instance May Present Recognized Scientific Seemingly Shows Simple Standards Theories Which]
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- I then endeavoured to show that it is more especially in the thorough conformity with law which natural phenomena and natural products exhibit, and in the comparative ease with which laws can be stated, that this difference exists.
[ Comparative Conformity Difference Ease Endeavoured Especially Exhibit Exists Law Laws More Natural Phenomena Products Show Stated Then Thorough Which]
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- Not that I wish by any means to deny, that the mental life of individuals and peoples is also in conformity with law, as is the object of philosophical, philological, historical, moral, and social sciences to establish.
[ Also Any Conformity Deny Establish Historical Individuals Law Life Means Mental Moral Object Peoples Philosophical Sciences Social Wish]
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- The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
[ Conformity Courage Cowardice Dead Even Fish Flow Go Opposite]
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- You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
[ Assimilated Conformists Democracy Dissidents Freedom Gives Measure]
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- I believe that writers, unless they consider themselves terribly exquisite, are at heart people who live by night, a little bit outside society, moving between delinquency and conformity.
[ Believe Between Bit Conformity Consider Exquisite Heart Little Live Moving Night Outside Society Terribly Themselves Unless Writers]
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- I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us.
[ Again Conformity Dead Hope Lies Now Revolt Upon Us Weight Will Youth]
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- Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
[ Conformity Enemy Freedom Growth Jailer]
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- We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems, for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
[ Adopt Cannot Conformity Enemy Expect Freedom Growth Jailer Nations Systems Will]
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- A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person, because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove.
[ Because Conforms Consistent Groove Pattern Person Phrases Repeats Thinker Thinks Thoughtless]
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- It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we're alive - to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.
[ Alive Behind Body Comes Concern Conform Death Definitions Designed End External Facade Inner Live Living Must Our Physical Rather Release Selves Should Spiritual Us While Worry]
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- This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
[ Actions Alone Christianity Conforming Devotion Enjoyments Every God Heavenly Holiness Into Life Means Our Part Piety Spirit Temper Turning Universal Wisdom World Worldly]
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- I find the earth to be a place of misery in which I am surrounded by the conformity that kills society.
[ Am Conformity Earth Find Kills Misery Place Society Surrounded Which]
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- I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.
[ Always Anything Been Change Conform Feel Freak Going Know Life Live Look Those Way]
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- If religion were true, its followers would not try to bludgeon their young into an artificial conformity; but would merely insist on their unbending quest for truth, irrespective of artificial backgrounds or practical consequences.
[ Artificial Backgrounds Bludgeon Conformity Consequences Followers Insist Into Irrespective Merely Practical Quest Religion Their True Truth Try Unbending Were Would Young]
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- We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It's overrun with sheep and conformists.
[ Conformists Country Free More Need Out Overrun Rebels Sheep Speaking Thinkers]
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- Do not fear lest you should meditate too much upon Him and speak of Him in an unworthy way, providing you are led by faith. Do not fear lest you should entertain false opinions of Him so long as they are in conformity with the notion of the infinitely perfect Being.
[ Being Conformity Entertain Faith False Fear Him Infinitely Led Lest Long Meditate Much Notion Opinions Perfect Providing Should Speak Too Unworthy Upon Way]
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- Working mothers are just as likely to want to conform to a standard of perfection and just as likely to suffer from their failure to meet it as their stay-at-home counterparts.
[ Conform Counterparts Failure Just Likely Meet Mothers Perfection Standard Stay-At-Home Suffer Their Want Working]
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- The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
[ Conformity Courage Cowardice Opposite Our Society]
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- Fear, conformity, immorality: these are heavy burdens. They drain us of creative energy. And when we are drained of creative energy, we do not create. We procreate, but we do not create.
[ Burdens Conformity Create Creative Drain Drained Energy Fear Heavy Immorality Procreate These Us]
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- Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
[ Conformists Dead Every Honors Live Society Troublemakers]
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- Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
[ Conformists Dead Honors Living Society Troublemakers]
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- I cannot make the universe obey me. I cannot make other people conform to my own whims and fancies. I cannot make even my own body obey me.
[ Body Cannot Conform Even Fancies Make Obey Other Own Universe Whims]
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- Group conformity scares the pants off me because it's so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn't want to - or can't - join the Big Parade.
[ Anyone Because Big Conformity Cruelty Group Join Off Often Pants Parade Prelude Scares Towards Want]
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- Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.
[ Because Conform Finer Kind Lethargy Once Others Over Senses Soul Steals]
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- It is true that the politician, in his professional character, does not always, or even very often, conform to the most approved pattern of private conduct.
[ Always Approved Character Conduct Conform Does Even His Most Often Pattern Politician Private Professional True Very]
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- When I conform to truth, I do not conform to an abstract principle; I conform to the nature of God.
[ Abstract Conform God Nature Principle Truth]
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- Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies - utopian images - can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century.
[ Although Cause Century Changing Conform Evil Fact Forcefully Greatest Images Lives Monstrous Perfect Perfection Personal Societal Societies Society Twentieth Unhappiness Utopian]
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- There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
[ Conformist Cowardice Fashionable Level Lower Than]
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- A big element of what they regard as conformity is simply a desire to have an audience.
[ Audience Big Conformity Desire Element Regard Simply]
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- The British cinema had been very dull and conformist.
[ Been British Cinema Conformist Dull Had Very]
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- This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.
[ Affairs Always Conform Devilish Foreign Our Thing Whim Will]
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- This is the very devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.
[ Affairs Always Conform Devilish Foreign Our Thing Very Whim Will]
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- His failures are as valuable as his successes: by misjudging one thing he conforms something else, even if at the time he does not know what that something else is.
[ Conforms Does Else Even Failures His Know Something Successes Thing Time Valuable]
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- The attractive idea that we can now have a parliament of man with authority to control the conduct of nations by legislation or an international police force with power to enforce national conformity to rules of right conduct is a counsel of perfection.
[ Attractive Authority Conduct Conformity Control Counsel Enforce Force Idea International Legislation Man National Nations Now Parliament Perfection Police Power Right Rules]
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- The aim of every authentic artist is not to conform to the history of art, but to release himself from it in order to replace it with his own history.
[ Aim Art Artist Authentic Conform Every Himself His History Order Own Release Replace]
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- I am a believer and a conformist.
[ Am Believer Conformist]
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- Morality is a test of our conformity rather than our integrity.
[ Conformity Integrity Morality Our Rather Test Than]
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- Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform.
[ Absolute Actual Conform Every Into Mathematics Must Necessity Only Possible Region Takes Us Which Word]
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- You either go along with the system - conform to what is expected to be a hit - or you have very tough going.
[ Along Conform Either Expected Go Going Hit System Tough Very]
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- 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.
[ Committed Communism Conformity Death Making Organization Short Soul Total Tyranny Universal]
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- It's both rebellion and conformity that attack you with success.
[ Attack Both Conformity Rebellion Success]
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- Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?
[ Else Everybody Nonconformist Why]
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- In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
[ America Choice Choose Conformity Freedom Nothing Pressure Through]
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- 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.
[ Another Anything Conform Conformist Hates Nonconformist Prevailing Standard Than Worse]
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- To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
[ Admirable Conformity Cowardice Easy More Right Self Surrender Than Unafraid Whether Wrong]
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- We are half ruined by conformity, but we should be wholly ruined without it.
[ Conformity Half Ruined Should Wholly Without]
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- 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.
[ Again Conformity Counted Down Flattened Get Good Knocked Man May Opponent Remember Stand Stays Time Up Yourself]
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- Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of "crackpot" than the stigma of conformity.
[ Conformity Controversy Crackpot Danger Expose Fear Follow Ideas Independent Label Less Mind Path Speak Stigma Than Thinker Unsafe Your]
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- Basically, I hate conformity. I hate people telling me what to do. It makes me want to smash things. So-called normal behaviour patterns make me so bored, I could throw up!
[ Basically Behaviour Bored Conformity Could Hate Make Makes Normal Patterns Smash So-Called Telling Things Throw Up Want]
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- The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
[ Accepting Average Conformist Cow Disasters Man Miseries Rain Standing]
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- The so-called modern education, with all its defects, however, does others so much more good than it does the Negro, because it has been worked out in conformity to the needs of those who have enslaved and oppressed weaker peoples.
[ Because Been Conformity Defects Does Education Enslaved Good However Modern More Much Needs Negro Oppressed Others Out Peoples So-Called Than Those Weaker Worked]
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- 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.
[ Because Becomes Callous Conform Dull Emptiness Faculties Finer Indifferent Inward Lethargy Nerves Once Other Outer Over She Show Soul Steals]
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- The hired preachers of all sects, creeds, and religions, never do, and never can, teach any thing but what is in conformity with the opinions of those who pay them.
[ Any Conformity Creeds Hired Never Opinions Pay Preachers Religions Sects Teach Them Thing Those]
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- If what the heart approves conforms to proper patterns, then even if one's desires are many, what harm would they be to good order?
[ Approves Conforms Desires Even Good Harm Heart Many Order Patterns Proper Then Would]
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