The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance.
We are half ruined by conformity; but we should be wholly ruined without it.
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Not all those who wander are lost.
The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.