conformity

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on conformity, day, honesty, and men

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.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action and conformity

Your genuine action will explain itself and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing. Act singly, and what you have already done single will justify you now.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Quentin Crisp on conformity, parenthood, problems, and time

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.

Quentin Crisp (1908 -)

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A Quote by N. R. F. Maier on conformity, facts, and theory

If facts do not conform to theory, they must be disposed of.

N. R. F. Maier

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on conformity, majorities, security, success, and world

Success, recognition, and conformity are the bywords of the modern world where everyone seems to crave the anesthetizing security of being identified with the majority.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love (1963)

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A Quote by Marion G. Romney on conformity, discipline, facts, inspiration, knowledge, men, wisdom, and words

Not only does inspiration from the Lord compensate for want of facts; it also induces men by self-discipline, to conform in their personal conduct and in their dealings one with another to the highest standards they know. In other words, it gives men the capacity which distinguishes wisdom from knowledge.

Marion G. Romney (1897 - 1988)

Source: at BYU, February 11, 1964

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A Quote by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus on conformity

That which comes after ever conforms to that which has gone before.

Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)

Source: Meditations

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A Quote by Marcel Duchamp on conformity, force, and order

I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.

Marcel Duchamp (1887 - 1968)

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A Quote by Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi or Tolstoy on achievement, aim, art, conformity, correction, errors, history, hope, humanity, individuality, justice, laws, mathematics, mind, observation, problems, separation, solution, understanding, and yieldi

A modern branch of mathematics, having achieved the art of dealing with the infinitely small, can now yield solutions in other more complex problems of motion, which used to appear insoluble. This modern branch of mathematics, unknown to the ancients, when dealing with problems of motion, admits the conception of the infinitely small, and so conforms to the chief condition of motion (absolute continuity) and thereby corrects the inevitable error which the human mind cannot avoid when dealing with separate elements of motion instead of examining continuous motion. In seeking the laws of historical movement just the same thing happens. The movement of humanity, arising as it does from innumerable human wills, is continuous. To understand the laws of this continuous movement is the aim of history. Only by taking an infinitesimally small unit for observation (the differential of history, that is, the individual tendencies of man) and attaining to the art of integrating them (that is, finding the sum of these infinitesimals) can we hope to arrive at the laws of history.

Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)

Source: War and Peace.

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on behavior, conformity, expectation, nature, originality, reward, and service

The fourth (of the four cardinal virtues) is supportiveness: this manifests as service to others without expectation of reward. (Paraphrased: Such service is not a mere conforming to some external rule of behavior, but instead a manifestation of your original nature).

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: The Hua Hu Ching, (51)

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