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AUTHOR: Learned Hand (1872–1961)
QUOTATION: Our dangers, as it seems to me, are not from the outrageous but from the conforming; not from those who rarely and under the lurid glare of obloquy upset our moral complaisance, or shock us with unaccustomed conduct, but from those, the mass of us, who take their virtues and their tastes, like their shirts and their furniture, from the limited patterns which the market offers.
ATTRIBUTION: LEARNED HAND, “The Preservation of Personality,” commencement address at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, June 2, 1927.—Hand, The Spirit of Liberty, ed. Irving Dilliard, p. 26 (1959).
SUBJECTS: Conformity