Quotation Explorer - 'Conform'

One must conform to the baseness of an age or become neurotic. - Robert Musil
If it wasn’t possible to reinvent the past in such a way as to make it conform to the present’s cheerful view of the way things ought to have been, why bother living? - Kathryn Davis
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 determined to learn to pray so that my experience conforms to the words of Jesus rather than try to make his words conform to my impoverished experience. - Richard Foster
This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim. - James Reston
Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passions of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint. - Alexander Hamilton
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
The real tragedy of life is not the fear of darkness, but it is to conform and follow the darkness in spite of fear. - Debasish Mridha
It is easy to conform, but it takes great courage to stand up for peace. - Debasish Mridha
If you conform, you miss all of the adventures and stand against the progress of society. - Debasish Mridha
Don’t conform. Don’t live in a small dirty pond when the ocean of life is lovingly inviting you. - Debasish Mridha
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
Writers are not here to conform. We are here to challenge. We're not here to be comfortable—we're here, really, to shake things up. That's our job. - Jeanette Winterson
Creative people, especially those who are just starting out, feel that they have to conform and be a mass-produced product in order to be noticed. The truth of the matter is that genuineness and unconventionality is often what helps make a mark on the world. - Veronika Carnaby
Societal peer pressure to conform runs strong, but as more of us continue to think and act for ourselves, rather than be under the influence of group-think, we begin to make more effective choices. - Evita Ochel
Our education system often teaches us how to conform more than how to wonder and venture. - Debasish Mridha
It is easier to make our wishes conform to our means than to make our means conform to our wishes. - Robert E. Lee
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Conform and be dull.
To conform is to be average. - Manoj Vaz
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
Most often we call a person intelligent when they learn to conform to the societal norm. Are they wise? - Debasish Mridha
Introverts living under the Extroversion Ideal are like women in a man’s world, discounted because of a trait that goes to the core of who they are. Extroversion is an enormously appealing personality style, but we’ve turned it into an oppressive standard to which most of us feel we must conform - Susan Cain
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
We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples' models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open. - Shakti Gawain
We must trust that what we're doing has a purpose. We must realize that we're not here to make kids conform or perform, but that we're here to help them to develop their own unique skills and talents, not the ones we want them to have or the ones we think they should have. - Tom Walsh
A formal education will teach you how to conform with society. Self-education will teach you how to get out of conformity so that you can fill your life with adventure and beauty. - Debasish Mridha
Our teaching systems mostly teach us how to conform but not how to reform. - Debasish Mridha
Often religious education teaches us to conform and creates a psychological prison which is difficult to escape. - Debasish Mridha
Most people think that they're are there to conform. While a few others know that life is all about confrontations. - Rola Mahmoud
Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity - Eric Hoffer
Though we may choose to view them symbolically, dreams are actually no more or less symbolic than everyday waking reality. When the images and events don't conform to our view of reality, we call them symbols. When they do, we call them facts. - Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Very few people think; most people just conform. - Debasish Mridha M.D.
Or one could say that society is to ridged for the softness of a beautiful soul. Faith has its place, and that can never be taken away, So chin up. Don't let the world conform you or undervalue what and who you are. They can not kill your flame unless you let them. - Brandon Darlington
Abnormal nonsense. Suggests a norm, which is a tag placed on those who don’t conform to an elite’s view of itself. - Anthony North
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 Kübler-Ross
Don't just conform; ask questions.Don't just believe if it isn't your truth.Don't follow dogma; it is blindness.Just love; don't kill to go to heaven. - Debasish Mridha
To me, being appropriatedoes not always mean conforming. Often it means justthe opposite. Sometimes, refusing to conform and even confrontingis not only appropriate but necessary to change theworld for the better. - Donda West
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. - Virginia Woolf
Through posts and sharing, by exhibiting one’s loves and tastes, personal stories, photos, and more, each curates a public image of oneself on the web, to which one then continually strives to conform. Personal identity becomes one’s reflection in the others’ eyes. - Nicos Hadjicostis
The excitable observer will pass judgement first and then make knowledge conform to judgement; the prudent observer will first learn to know and then judge according to knowledge. - Thomas Cleary
True patriotism is not worship of our nation but rather, in the light of our worship of the God of justice, to conform our nation's ways of justice. - Robert McAfee Brown
Our legal system does not grant adults a right to liberty, because they already possess that right; it only revokes the right to liberty (for certain offenses) or restores it (if the deprivation did not conform to due process). - Thomas Szasz
If you conform, you can never reform. - Debasish Mridha
Do not conform to seek the seekers, but leave the leavers. Wisdom comes from facing what you do not yet understand. - Shannon L. Alder
The consciousness of an embryo is the universal consciousness. What we learn after birth is awareness and egocentric consciousness that we call the mind. Everyday we learn to conform to the beauty, tragedy, and adversity of this world and that forms our judgmental mind. - Debasish Mridha
None of us have true freedom because every one of us has to conform. - Debasish Mridha
Admit, Believe, Conform, Defend™ - Ricardo Alonso
If you want to conform, then how can you change? - Debasish Mridha
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
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