THE MONSTER SPEAKS
Quotes on Freedom and Differences
The nail that sticks up gets hammered down.
What is no good for the hive is no good for the bee.
In manners of thought and conduct, to be independent is to be abnormal,
to be abnormal is to be detested.
The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought.
Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.
Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and pastures blue ought to be
Charles Evans Hughes
When we lose the right to be different, we lose the right to be free.
The test of [freedom] is the right to differ as to things that touch the
All the people like us are We and everyone else is They.
The greatest part of mankind have no other reaons for their opinions than
that they are in fashion.
Our schools have become fast factories for the manufacture of robots.
Freedom is ... for the one who thinks differently.
Every society honors its live conformists, and its dead troublemakers.
[The school system] is the homogenizing hopper into which we toss our
integral tots for processing.
H. L. Mencken
Most people want security in this world, not liberty.
John Stuart Mill
If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more
justified in silencing him than he, if he had the power, would be in
The only law which is really lived up to wholeheartedly and with a
vengeance is the law of conformity.
John Viscount Morley
You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
SAY: O ye that reject Faith; I worship not that which ye worship, nor will
ye worship that which I worship, and I will not worship that which ye have
been want to worship, nor will ye worship that which I worship: to you be
your Way, and to me mine.
... the more we love any that are not as we are, the less we love as men
and the more as God.
Friderich von Shiller
Whatever is not forbidden is permitted.
The mind is the expression of the soul, which belongs to God, and must be left
alone by government.
A. J. P. Taylor
If there had been no troublemakers, no Dissenters, we should still be living
Henry David Thoreau
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.
It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of
opinion that makes horse races.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to
Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden
path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road.