We’ve collected the best Conformity Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Trevor Paglen, Jonathan Franzen, Hermann von Helmholtz, Charles Dudley Warner, John F. Kennedy. Use them as an inspiration.
When people understand that they are constantly monitored, they are more conformist – they are less willing to take up controversial positions – and that kind of mass conformity is incompatible with democracy.
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.
Power frees us from the chains of conformity.
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.
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.
The supreme lesson of any education should be to think for yourself and to be yourself; absent this attainment, education creates dangerous, stupefying conformity.
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.
Where once Lego offered a whimsical form of escapism into the world of the subconscious, encouraging creativity and imagination, it’s transformed into a rigid ‘box ticking‘ discipline where children are encouraged to build by conformity.
To Confucius, harmony was consensus, not conformity. It required loyal opposition.
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.
‘Divergent‘ is a story about people who don’t fit into a category – that is a big part of the message – but it’s also about conformity and forcing people into these simple archetypes. At the end of the day, humans don’t exist like that. We’re multifaceted.
True consistency, that of the prudent and the wise, is to act in conformity with circumstances and not to act always the same way under a change of circumstances.
Government has really been growing, a lot of largesse, but the people in the real world aren’t. And that’s what has to change. Government has no conformity at all with the real world.
Conformity is dangerous.
My friendships and relationships in the conservative world are not predicated on political correctness and enforced conformity of thought. They are based, instead, on mutual respect, honesty and understanding – concepts many modern liberals should consider revisiting.