A Quote by L. Tom Perry on action, conformity, and value

Our value system must conform to His. Our actions must conform to our values.

L. Tom Perry (1922 -)

Source: © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Kathleen Norris on conflict, conformity, individuality, liberty, and society

In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.

Kathleen Norris

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A Quote by John Taylor on america, authority, conformity, evil, expectation, god, good, government, heaven, integrity, laws, observation, and principles

We are under the United States. But the United States is not the kingdom of God. It does not profess to be under his rule, nor his government, nor his authority.... Very well, what is expected of us? That we observe its laws, that we conform to its usages, that we are governed by good and wholesome principles, that we maintain the laws in their integrity and that we sustain the government. And we ought to do it. . . . We ought to pray . . . for those that are in authority, that they may be led in the right way, that they may be preserved from evil, that they may administer the government in righteousness, and that they may pursue a course that will receive the approbation of heaven.

John Taylor (1808 - 1887)

Source: Journal of Discourses 21:68.

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on conformity, enemies, freedom, and growth

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: 1961 Address to the U.N. General Assembly

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A Quote by James Frank Dobie on conformity

Conform and be dull.

James Frank Dobie (1888 - 1964)

Source: The Voice of the Coyote, 1949, introduction

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A Quote by Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis on birth, conformity, death, devil, direction, discipline, doubt, goals, gold, good, knowledge, love, magic, men, performance, power, practice, problems, reality, repentance, science, solution, soul, spirit, truth, v

There is something which unites magic and applied science while separating both from the 'wisdom' of earlier ages. For the wise men of old the cardinal problem had been how to conform the soul to reality, and the solution had been knowledge, self-discipline, and virtue. for magic and applied science alike the problem is how to subdue reality to the wishes of men: the solution is a technique; and both, in the practice of this technique, are ready to do things hitherto regarded as disgusting and impious - such as digging up and mutilating the dead. If we compare the chief trumpeter of the new era (Bacon) with Marlowe's Faustus, the similarity is striking. You will read in some critics that Faustus has a thirst for knowledge. In reality he hardly mentions it. It is not truth he wants from the devils, but gold and guns and girls. In the same spirit, Bacon condemns those who value knowledge as an end in itself . . . The true object is to extend Man's power to the performance of all things possible. He rejects magic because it does not work; but his goal is that of the magician . . . No doubt those who really founded modern science were usually those whose love of truth exceeded their love of power; in every mixed movement the efficacy comes from the good elements not from the bad. But the presence of bad elements in not irrelevant to the direction the efficacy takes. It might be going too far to say that the modern scientific movement was tainted from its birth; but I think it would be true to say that it was born in an unhealthy neighborhood and at an inauspicious hour. Its triumphs may have been too rapid and purchased at too high a price: reconsideration, and something like repentance, may be required.

Jack Lewis (1898 - 1963)

Source: Lewis, C.S. The Abolition of Man, Collins, Fount Paperback, 1978, p. 46.

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A Quote by Henry Steele Commager on conformity, genius, and people

The American people...have a stake in non-conformity. For they know that the American genius is non-conformist.

Henry Steele Commager

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on conformity and life

As to conforming outwardly, and living your own life inwardly, I have not a very high opinion of that course.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by George Spencer Brown on conformity, courage, discovery, effort, guidance, kindness, mind, needs, reading, secrets, thinking, truth, and path

To arrive at the simplest truth, as Newton knew and practiced, requires years of contemplation. Not activity. Not reasoning. Not calculating. Not busy behaviour of any kind. Not reading. Not talking. Not making an effort. Not thinking. Simply bearing in mind what it is one needs to know. And yet those with the courage to tread this path to real discovery are not only offered practically no guidance on how to do so, they are actively discouraged and have to set abut it in secret, pretending meanwhile to be diligently engaged in the frantic diversions and to conform with the deadening personal opinions which are continually being thrust upon them.

George Spencer Brown (1923 -)

Source: The Laws of Form. 1969.

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A Quote by Freda Adler on change, conformity, creativity, heart, laws, needs, and order

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.

Freda Adler (1934 -)

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