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Society is now one polish'd horde,
Formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.
~ Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto XIII, stanza 95.

Somebody recently figured out that we have 35 million laws to enforce the ten commandments.
~ Attributed to both Bert Masterson and Earl Wilson.

Somehow among all our use of antibiotic medicine and antibacterial soap our souls are becoming sanitized as well - don't let it happen to you!
~ Brock Fiant.

Speed kills colour... the gyroscope, when turning at full speed, shows up gray.
~ Paul Morand.

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
~ Bill Vaughn.

The age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters, economists and calculators has succeeded.
~ Edmund Burke Quotes, Reflections on the Revolution in France.

The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.
~ Cesare Pavese.

The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun.
~ George Orwell Quotes, Shooting an Elephant, 1950.

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
~ Erich Fromm.

The finest clothing made is a person's skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.
~ Mark Twain Quotes.

The first gold star a child gets in school for the mere performance of a needful task is its first lesson in graft.
~ Philip Wylie, Generation of Vipers, 1942.

The greater the mental charlatan, the more definite his insistence on the wickedness and weaknesses of human nature. Yet how can anyone speak of it today, with every soul in a prison, with every heart fettered, wounded, and maimed?... With human nature caged in a narrow space, whipped daily into submission, how can we speak of its potentialities?
~ Emma Goldman, Anarchism.

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.
~ Alan Gregg.

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.
~ Arnold Toynbee.

The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
~ Martin Luther King Jr Quotes, Strength to Love, 1963.

The men of the technostructure are the new and universal priesthood. Their religion is business success; their test of virtue is growth and profit. Their bible is the computer printout; their communion bench is the committee room.
~ J.K. Galbraith, The Age of Uncertainty, 1977.

The most distressing aspect of the world into which you are going is its indifference to the basic issues, which now, as always, are moral issues.
~ Robert Maynard Hutchins Quotes.

The number of substitutes for fine and clean thinking the world provides positively gnaws at one's vitals.
~ Harold J. Laski.

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
~ Marcus Aurelius.

The public is hedged about by so many goddam bookkeepers that no time is left in which to produce. More time is spent in carrying out garbage than in carrying in food.
~ Martin H. Fischer.

The quintessential revolution is that of the spirit, born of an intellectual conviction of the need for change in those mental attitudes and values which shape the course of a nation's development. A revolution which aims merely at changing official policies and institutions with a view to an improvement in material conditions has little chance of genuine success. Without a revolution in spirit, the forces which had produced inequities of the old order would continue to be operative, posing a constant threat to the process of reform and regeneration. It is not enough merely to call for freedom, democracy and human rights. There has to be a united determination to persevere in the struggle, to make sacrifices in the name of enduring truths, to resist the corrupting influences of desire, ill will, ignorance, and fear.
~ Aung San Suu Kyi.

The secret to living contently and sanely in this modern world is to... find the beautiful in the ugly - but don't get confused which is which.
~ Leslie Grimutter.

The things that are wrong with the country today are the sum total of all the things that are wrong with us as individuals.
~ Charles W. Tobey.

The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
~ Theodore Roosevelt Quotes.

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.
~ John Fischer.

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