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Society "This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims."Arnold, Matthew
Society "Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things."Baker, Russell
Society "Jefferson thought schools would produce free men: we prove him right by putting dropouts in jail."Barber, Benjamin R.
Society "It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence."Barzun, Jacques
Society "Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has."Bourne, Randolph
Society "The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants."Bradley, Gen Omar N.
Society "You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it."Buchwald, Art
Society "Society is composed of two great classes - those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners."Chamfort, Nicholas de
Society "It is not a fragrant world."Chandler, Raymond
Society "Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also."Cooley, Charles Horton
Society "Widespread caffeine use explains a lot about the twentieth century."Egan, Greg
Society "A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Society "The thoughts of Plato and Machiavelli... don't seem quite enough armor for a world beset with splitting the atoms, urban guerrillas, nineteen varieties of psychotherapists, amplified guitars, napalm, computers, astronauts, and an atmosphere polluted simultaneously with auto exhaust and TV commercials."Fischer, John
Society "Choice has always been a privilege of those who could afford to pay for it."Frankfort, Ellen
Society "We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork."Friedman, Milton
Society "The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots."Fromm, Erich
Society "Most of the change we think we see in life Is due to truths being in and out of favor."Frost, Robert
Society "There is more to life than increasing its speed."Gandhi, Mohandas
Society "The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water."Gardner, John W.
Society "We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe."Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Society "The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity."Gregg, Alan
Society "It's a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man."Harris, David
Society "Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap."Jordan, Barbara
Society "It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Krishnamurti, Jiddu
Society "You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars."Kuralt, Charles
Society "Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top."Leary, Timothy
Society "Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own."Lichtenberg, Georg C.
Society "Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers."McLaughlin, Mignon
Society "Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in."Medawar, Peter
Society "We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons."Neuman, Alfred E.
Society "Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned."Nirmalananda, Swami
Society "Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice."Orwell, George
Society "Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers."Pepke, Erik
Society "In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning."Sandburg, Carl
Society "Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness."Shaw, George Bernard
Society "How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?"Sweeney, Paul
Society "Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility."Szasz, Thomas
Society "Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic."Szasz, Thomas
Society "What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?"Thoreau, Henry David
Society "One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition."Toffler, Alvin
Society "The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat."Tomlin, Lily
Society "The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves."Toynbee, Arnold J.
Society "Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day."Vaughan, Bill
Society "Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them."Vaughan, Bill
Society "The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it."Webster, Daniel


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