25 Quotes: Thinking Differently From the Crowd

25 Quotes: Thinking Differently From the Crowd

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“Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice”. – Steve Jobs

Crowd thinking is nothing more than pressure to fit in or conform. When you think differently than most people, when you choose to go a different path, it is not easy. Society, in the form of media, schools, peer groups all seem to protest status quo thinking and embrace what is current or trendy, without considering whether or not is good, right or the best for us. When we go against the grain of collective thought, we feel somehow different (even if people still like us and accept who we are). We feel somehow isolated because we can no longer think like everyone else.

Choosing to go against the grain, to evaluate information, and measure up what we are taught against what is true may not be popular, but it can make the difference between living our life authentically, true to ourselves and living for others. It can mean the difference between living just to live for each day and living a life of meaning and purpose.

Here are some quotes to inspire you to be true to yourself be more, and live more. I hope it inspires you to be the authentic you that no one else can be.

(1) There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.” – Michel de Montaigne

(2) “Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.”  Stephen R. Covey

(3) “Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.”  – Carlos Fuentes

(4) “Diversity: the art of thinking independently together.” –  Malcolm Forbes

(5) “It were not best that we should all think alike; it is difference of opinion that makes horse races.”  – Mark Twain

(6) “It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box” – Timothy Farris

(7) “The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking”. – Albert Einstein

(8) “The doers are the major thinkers. The people that really create the things that change this industry are both the thinker and doer in one person. – Steve Jobs

(9) “I don’t care about being right. I care about success, and doing the right thing.-= Steve Jobs

(10) “Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice”. – Steve Jobs

(11) “The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before. – Albert Einstein

(12) “Being different and thinking different makes a person unforgettable. History does not remember the forgettable”. ~Suzy Kassem

(13) “When you’re the only sane person, you look like the only insane person”. ~Criss Jami

(14) “We spend so long trying to be what other people want, that when we look in the mirror, we see a stranger”. ~Anthony T. Hincks

(15) “So you’re a little weird? Work it! A little different? Own it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!” ~Mandy Hale

(16) “When you want to do something that isn’t the ‘norm’ you will be made to feel like you have a problem and if you hear it often enough then you start to believe it too”. ~Radhika Vaz

(17) “Everybody wants to make a difference, but nobody is willing to be different”. ~Andy Andrews

(18) “I’m different than everyone else because everyone else is not me”. ~ Julian Aguilar

(19) “The psychology of individual creativity is about at least three different things. First, creativity is about thinking differently. Second, creativity is about feeling differently. Third, creativity is about focusing, or committing, differently”. ~Max McKeown“

(20) “Just because a person chooses to express themselves in an extreme way doesn’t mean they have an extreme personality.” ― Susane Colasanti,

(21) “Being different was good, I liked it and I wouldn’t change myself for anyone”. Not ever.” ― Amanda James, The Calico Cat“

(22) “Being yourself is more important than being different.” ― Udai Yadla
(23) “Dandelions are just friendly little weeds who only want to be loved like flowers.” ― Heather Babcock
(24) “Tell them a lie big enough, they’ll worship you as a sage. Tell them a truth big enough and they’ll mock you.” ― Abhijit Naskar
(25) “Always refuse to be like the others! The more you become similar to the others the more you will be useless because there are already plenty of the others!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
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Diana Lynne’s passions are family, travel, self-improvement, and the pursuit of a debt-free/financially free life. She also loves hanging out with family, friends and being with her dog Skye. Diana is a Quebec City girl. who loves living life.  You can connect with her through Livingandstuff.ca

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