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Conform Quotes
Sad Quotes about Conform

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I have no need to conform to the stereotypes
others have defined for me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Positive Inspirational Motivational Self Choice

I was a brownie for a day.
My mom made me stop.
She didn't want me to conform.
- Sandra Bullock

When I conform to truth, I do not conform to an abstract principle;
I conform to the nature of God.
- Kenneth L. Pike

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.
- Bill Vaughan


 

Reality does not conform to the ideal,
but confirms it.
- Gustave Flaubert

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.
- Harold Rosenberg

I think a lot of people have lost respect for the individual,
you know, the individual, the person who doesn't conform.
- Erykah Badu



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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.
- Melinda M. Marshall

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.
- Thomas Merton

This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs:
they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.
- James Reston

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.
- Siobhan Fahey

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.
- Claude Debussy

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

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.
- Juliana Hatfield

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity,
to which not only the actual word, but every possible word,
must conform.
- Bertrand Russell

Why has government been instituted at all? Because
the passions of man will not conform to the dictates
of reason and justice without constraint.
- Alexander Hamilton

You either go along with the system -
conform to what is expected to be a hit -
or you have very tough going.
- Budd Schulberg

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.
- Andrew Cohen

Men cannot make Scripture conform to their lifestyle;
they must make their lifestyle conform to Scripture.
- Edwin Louis Cole

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.
- Michel de Montaigne

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.
- Frederick Scott Oliver

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.
- Virginia Woolf

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.
- John Lennon

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.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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.
- Felix Bloch

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.
- Steven Brust

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.
- David Bohm

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.
- Martin Van Buren

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.
- John Bates Clark

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.
- Dennis Prager

No enactment of man can be considered law unless it
conforms to the law of God.
- William Blackstone

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?
- Xun Zi

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.
- Bridget Riley

A consistent thinker is a thoughtless person,
because he conforms to a pattern; he repeats phrases and thinks in a groove.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Ardent love or desire introduced, as passionately longing
to please and glorify the Divine Being,
to be in every respect conformed to him,
and in that way to enjoy him.
- David Brainerd

A just person is one who is conformed and transformed into justice.
- Meister Eckhart

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

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.
- William Law

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.
- J. G. Ballard

X-Ray crystallography is nowadays an accurate and rapid
method of determining conformation in the crystal lattice,
which conformation usually corresponds to the preferred
conformation in solution.
- Derek Harold Richard Barton

The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that
there is an infinity of things which are beyond it.
There is nothing so conformable to reason as this disavowal of reason.
- Blaise Pascal

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Love allows your beloved the freedom to be unlike you.
Attachment asks for conformity to your needs and desires.
Love imposes no demands.
Attachment expresses an overwhelming demand - "Make me feel whole."
Love expands beyond the limits of two people.
Attachment tries to exclude everything but two people.
- Deepak Chopra in The Path to Love

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.
- Thomas J. Watson

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.
- Charles Bent

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.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

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.
- Barry Goldwater

A big element of what they regard as conformity is
simply a desire to have an audience.
- Karel Reisz

We cannot expect that all nations will adopt like systems,
for conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

I find the earth to be a place of misery in which I
am surrounded by the conformity that kills society.
- Matt LeBlanc

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.
- Bette Midler

To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong,
is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
- Irving Wallace

The opposite for courage is not cowardice,
it is conformity.
Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
- Jim Hightower

One must do no violence to nature, nor model it in
conformity to any blindly formed chimera.
- Janos Bolyai

Morality is a test of our conformity rather than our integrity.
- Jane Rule

We are half ruined by conformity, but we should be
wholly ruined without it.
- Charles Dudley Warner

In America, through pressure of conformity,
there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
- Peter Ustinov

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
- Rita Mae Brown

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.
- Robert Anthony

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!
- Wendy O. Williams

It's both rebellion and conformity that attack you with success.
- Amy Tan

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.
- Francis Wright

The race of man, while sheep in credulity,
are wolves for conformity.
- Carl Van Doren

Unfortunately what came out of it was also kind of
an imitation community with a lot of mindless conformity.
- Bill Griffith

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

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.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity.
- William S. Burroughs

I, for one, hope that youth will again revolt and again
demoralize the dead weight of conformity that now lies upon us.
- Howard Mumford Jones

Schools are generally feminine places,
institutions where conformity is valued,
taught largely by conformist women.
- Judith M. Bardwick

Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent?
Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.
- Jacob Bronowski


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