Quotes on Conformism

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Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
 
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
 
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.
 
The soft-minded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him, the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea.
 
When all think alike, no one thinks very much.
 
The average person thinks he isn't.
 
It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
 
The status quo sucks.
 
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
 
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from that of their social environment.
 
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
 
Conventions are unstated agreements within a community to abide by a single way of doing things - not because there is any inherent advantage to the choice, but because there is an advantage to everyone making the same choice.
 
It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that. 
 
If a million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
 
Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.
 
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