What is a rebel? A man who says no.
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.
Imitation lies at the root of most human actions. A respectable person is one who conforms to custom. People are called good when they do as others do.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
I am cautious about going against the herd. I am liable to be trampled on.
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 which he hears, however measured or far away.
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.