Nonconformity Quotes

Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist… Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far. Henry David Thoreau

If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist it’s another nonconformist who doesn’t conform to the prevailing standards of nonconformity. Bill Vaughan

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ”crackpot” than the stigma of conformity. Thomas J Watson

Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well. Jean Jacques Rousseau

For nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure. Ralph Waldo Emerson

For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment comes when they cease being bodies in other men’s command and find that they control their own time, when they learn their own voice and authority. Theodore H White