Custom and Individual Thought

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists on adapting the world to himself; therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
- George Bernard Shaw

"The key to success is to risk thinking unconventional thoughts. Convention is the enemy of progress. If you go down just one corridor of thought you never get to see what’s in the rooms leading off it."
- Trevor Baylis

"Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We must care to think about the unthinkable things, because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless."
- James Fulbright

"Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, no matter what name it is called."
- John Stuart Mill

"The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement."
- John Stuart Mill

"The fatal tendency of mankind to leave off thinking of a thing when it is no longer doubtful, is the cause of half their errors."
- John Stuart Mill