Friday, April 03, 2009


Charles Spurgeon:
The great guide of the world is fashion and its god is respectability--two phantoms at which brave men laugh! How many of you look around on society to know what to do; you watch the general current and then float upon it; you study the popular breeze and shift your sails to suit it. True men do not so! You ask--Is it fashionable? If it be fashionable, it must be done. Fashion is the law of multitudes, but it is nothing more than the common consent of fools.
A version of this quote opens Tullian's soon-to-be-released book, Unfashionable: Making a Difference in the World by Being Different.