"Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained."
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John Stuart Mill
(1806-1873) English philosopher and economist
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On Liberty, 1859
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 -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US 
And what a conforming, single-drummer marching society we now have in this country.
 -- Dick, Fort Worth
 
As long as we keep it at eccentric and not move to aberrant this rings true. Unfortunately most have lost the ability to judge the difference, if they ever had it. Dick, where do you live? Ft Worth, Cuba?
 -- helorat, Milton
 
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 -- Mike, Norwalk
 
 -- E Archer, NYC 
 
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