Except as its clown and jester, society does not encourage individuality, and the State abhors it.
~ Bernard Berenson, in Aesthetics and History
Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises? 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.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Moreover, any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one already. ~ Henry David Thoreau, in On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience