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No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.
~ Dave Barry.

Noise, crowding, pollution, and the sheer rush of our complex, modern society are rapidly becoming as oppressive to many individuals as the worst kind of political dictatorship.
~ Thomas F. Eagleton.

Nothing can be more readily disproved than the old saw, "You can't keep a good man down." Most human societies have been beautifully organized to keep good men down.
~ John W. Gardner.

Nowadays you envy a manic-depressive. Half the time he's happy, the other half he's right.
~ Robert Brault Quotes,

Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money.
~ Author Unknown.

On an average day 7 minutes of news happens. Yet there are currently three full-time, 24-hour news networks.
~ Jon Stewart.

Once the Xerox copier was invented, private diplomacy died. There's no such thing as secrecy. It's just a question of whether it's leaked or revealed openly.
~ Andrew Young.

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.
~ Alvin Toffler.

One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame, we have killed off so much real shame as well.
~ Louis Kronenberger, Company Manners, 1954.

Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an afterlife.
~ Arianna Stassinopoulos.

Our democratic capitalist society has converted Eros into an employee of Mammon.
~ Octavio Paz.

Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned.
~ Swami Nirmalananda, Enlightened Anarchism.

People have become as processed as food.
~ Astrid Alauda Quotes.

People haven't time to learn anything. They buy things ready-made in stores. But since there are no stores where you can buy friends, people no longer have friends.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes, The Little Prince, 1943, translated from French by Richard Howard.

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
~ Georg Christoph Lichtenberg.

Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the future but new restrictions.
~ Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings, 1950.

Psychoanalysis can provide a theory of "progress," but only by viewing history as a neurosis.
~ Norman O. Brown, Life Against Death.

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.
~ Thomas Szasz.

Science is now the craft of the manipulation, substitution and deflection of the forces of nature. What I see coming is a gigantic slaughterhouse, an Auschwitz, in which valuable enzymes, hormones, and so on will be extracted instead of gold teeth.
~ Erwin Chargaff, Columbia Forum, Summer 1969.

Scientific discovery consists in the interpretation for our own convenience of a system of existence which has been made with no eye to our convenience at all.
~ Norbert Wiener, The Human Use of Human Beings, 1950.

So long as all the increased wealth which modern progress brings goes but to build up great fortunes, to increase luxury and make sharper the contrast between the House of Have and the House of Want, progress is not real and cannot be permanent.
~ Henry George, Progress and Poverty, 1879.

Social reform aims to improve the condition of the poor by worsening the condition of the rich.
~ Martin H. Fischer.

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes.

Society is always engaged in a vast conspiracy to preserve itself - at the expense of the new demands of each new generation.
~ John Haynes Holmes.

Society is composed of two great classes - those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
~ Sébastien-Roch Nicholas de Chamfort.

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