Ben Shahn Quote

“Every great historic change has been based on nonconformity, has been bought either with the blood or with the reputation of nonconformists.”

~ Ben Shahn

Atlantic Monthly, September 1957

Ratings and Comments

Joe, Rochester, MI

...often both blood and reputation.

E Archer, NYC

Breaking through monopolies and rackets is the advance of civilization. America's independence is a prime example. Trump comes to mind in the political arena today. Nikolai Tesla is a prime example in the scientific community, rejected by Edison himself. Most genius is ridiculed by authorities and experts.


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