Quotation Explorer - 'Century'

If by the last quarter of the twentiesth century godliness wasn't next to something a little more interesting than cleanliness, it might be time to reevaluate our notions of godliness. - Tom Robbins
The century which we are entering can be and must be the century of the common man. - Henry Wallace
Our names were made for us in another century. - Richard Brautigan
What now strikes as remarkable about the new moneyed class of the nineteenth century is their complete irresponsibility;they see everything in terms of individual success, with hardly any consciousness that the community exists. - George Orwell
24 hours a day, ain't enough anymore! But give some a Century a day and procrastination would still be their undoing. - Nike Thaddeus
Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols. - Thomas Mann
I guess it’s also not a good thing when you start relating yourself to a late nineteenth century nut bag who shot himself, but hey, you’ve got to relate to something if you ever want to feel relevant. - Molli Fields
An art prodigy of the 21st century has yet to be crowned. Or have they? - Luhraw
Americans in any century can be too inclined to accept consultant-crafted images of flesh-and-blood people. - Larry J. Sabato
The most valuable commodity of the 21st century will be undivided attention. - Phil Cooke
Perhaps we are wiser, less foolish and more far-seeing than we were two hundred years ago. But we are still imperfect in all these things, and since the turn of the century it has been remarked that neither wisdom nor virtue have increased as rapidly as the need for both. - Joseph Wood Krutch
Living a short life as a proud person is more worthwhile than living a whole century as a chameleon. - Eraldo Banovac
A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century. - Swami Vivekananda
The idea of innovation is the idea of progress stripped of the aspirations of the Enlightenment, scrubbed clean of the horrors of the twentieth century, and relieved of its critics. - Jill Lepore
I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell. - William Booth
Sadly enough, individual liberty remains the ideal of revolutionary thinkers even in the 21st Century. - A.E. Samaan
Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon. - John Berger
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. - Alvin Toffler
That orgy of wishful thinking that has passed for logic in the present century.
People whose dancing have brought joy to our hearts are born once in a century. We had MJ. - Paul Bamikole
Unfortunately...I missed out on the California Gold Rush a century before...I'll be dammed if I miss out on this one. - Timothy Pina
Wars are an outdated way to try to solve conflicts, which is unacceptable in the 21st century. Instead of trying to conquer yourself, wars are an unconscious way to try to conquer life. Wars are an unconscious way to try to conquer death, which is the basic fear in the West. - Swami Dhyan Giten
At the end of a century that has seenthe evils of communism, Nazism and other modern tyrannies,the impulse to centralize power remains amazingly persistent. - Joseph Sobran
Incidentally, although the Cistercians did much to improve the quality of sheep, the animal remained much smaller than its modern descendants; as late as the early eighteenth century a sheep wasn't much bulkier than a Labrador Dog. - Clarissa Dickson Wright
Education in the key to preventing the cycle of violence and hatred that marred the 20th century from repeating itself in the 21st century. - Elie Wiesel
By the late twentieth century, our time, a mythic time, we are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs. - Donna J. Haraway
The human race may well become extinct before the end of the century. - Bertrand Russell
Salute to the Smiling Faces of the 21st Century. - Daisaku Ikeda
Teaching is a Creative profession, it is our duty as School Leaders and Education Influencers to offer the right climate to foster innovation and support Innovative Teaching practices within our schools, and that's what will make our students succeed in the 21st century - Samer Chidiac
For the Three Percent:You may sometimes feel like you were born in the wrong century, or that the struggle for freedom is already lost, but weren't, and it isn't. Your day is coming. Now is the time to prepare. - Oliver DeMille
Art was the first casualty of the Socialist and Communist revolutions of the 20th Century. Socialists killed the independent thinkers first. - A.E. Samaan
[...] the past century has shown that dumb minds can do extraordinary damage. - Daniel Pipes
Through music we may wander where we will in time, and find friends in every century. - Helen Thompson
The big corporations are suddenly taking notice of the web, and their reactions have been slow. Even the computer industry failed to see the importance of the Internet, but that's not saying much. Let's face it, the computer industry failed to see that the century would end. - Douglas Adams
I never go into the country for a change of air and a holiday. I always go instead into the eighteenth century. - Anatole France
Jay-Z and Kanye West are to authentic rap culture what diseased rates were to 14th century Europeans - Dean Cavanagh
If government half a century ago had provided us with all our dinners and breakfasts, it would be the practice of our orators today to assume the impossibility of our providing for ourselves. - Auberon Herbert
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. - Mark Twain
By March 1918, Lenin's Bolshevik regime, then just five months old, had knowingly killed more of its political opponents than Czarist Russia had in the whole preceding century.
We cannot meet 21st Century challenges with a 20th Century bureaucracy. - Barack Obama
Here we are in the century of information, that is to say the unformed. Every kind of literature will be journalistic, with a science for ballast. - Julien Torma
If miracles represent prophecy, we must have more prophets in twenty first century than the entire human history. - M.F. Moonzajer
The Jesus of Nazareth who came forward publicly as the Messiah...and died to give his work its final consecration never existed. ["Modern Christian Thought: The twentieth century, Volume 2" by James C. Livingston, Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, p.13] - Albert Schweitzer
In the 21st century men’s tits have not just rivalled but replaced women’s as the touchstone of ‘sexy’ in mainstream pop culture, even when the audience for them is other men. - Mark Simpson
A child is reliving millions of years of Evolution from a single cell to a XXI Century Human. This is the most amazing miracle I've ever encountered, and I am truly grateful to the Nature for letting me perform it - for letting me create a new life called Emily. - Sophia Newtown
Here’s the solution. We need a CO2 tax, revenue-neutral, to replace taxation on employment, which was invented by Bismarck and some things have changed since the 19th Century. - Al Gore
According to the historian William H. McNeil, European churches did not have pews until sometime in the eighteenth century. People stood or milled around, creating a very different dynamic than we find in today's churches, where people are expected to spend most of their time sitting. - Barbara Ehrenreich
With a modest amount of looks and talent and more than a modicum of serendipity, I've managed to stretch my 15 minutes of fame into more than half a century of good fortune. - Robert Vaughn
The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century. - Dan C. Quayle
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death. - Thomas Carlyle
It is curious to note the old sea-margins of human thought. Each subsiding century reveals some new mystery; we build where monsters used to hide themselves. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
ILLUMINATI, n. A sect of Spanish heretics of the latter part of the sixteenth century; so called because they were light weights -- _cunctationes illuminati_. - Ambrose Bierce
Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century. - Dame Edna Everage
I believe that to meet the challenge of the next century, human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility. Each of us must learn to work not just for his or her own self, family or nation, but for the benefit of all mankind.
John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war. - Isaac Asimov
Truly, was the father of all thought in natural history in the second half of the 18th century. Ernst W. Mayr - Buffon
Racism and religious bigotry are two essential pieces of baggage mankind carries as it moves from one century to the next. - R. N. Prasher
Poverty said the same thing, century after century, but in different kinds of sentences. - Martin Amis
There are two things in particular that it [the computer industry] failed to foresee: one was the coming of the Internet(...); the other was the fact that the century would end. - Douglas Adams
For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it. - Jacques-Yves Cousteau
I make sure to always have some spinach between my teeth so people are disinclined to bother me.Survival strategies for the 21st century. - Graham Parke
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. - Henry Ward Beecher
HARMONISTS, n. A sect of Protestants, now extinct, who came from Europe in the beginning of the last century and were distinguished for the bitterness of their internal controversies and dissensions. - Ambrose Bierce
I have been called the most powerful woman in the world, but I have on occasion lacked even the power of speech, because although we have crossed the threshold into a new century, there are still too many questions for which we have no answers.
After the barter system money was introduced to the world and it had a limited value, but as the time passed it's value increased and now in 21st century money is given the value of GOD. - Neymat Khan
I was married, a mom, and a career woman—the holy trinity of women in the twenty-first century. The three expressions were truly distinct, but the unity of them created the essence. I must confess I felt in control, much more than I felt blessed. - Sharon Nir
I would choose to live a century in a dark room instead of hanging out with fake friends. - Sher E Yazdan
The greatest of all the accomplishments of 20th century science has been the discovery of human ignorance - Lewis Thomas
In fact, for a period stretching over seven hundred years, the international language of science was Arabic. For this was the language of the Qur'an, the holy book of Islam, and thus the official language of the vast Islamic Empire that, by the early eighth century CE, stretched from India to Spain. - Jim Al-Khalili
The question our century puts before us is: is it possible to regain the lost dimension, the encounter with the Holy, the dimension which cuts through the world of subjectivity and objectivity and goes down to that which is not world but is the Mystery of the Ground of Being. - Paul Tillich
Everyone agrees the celibacy rule is just a Church law dating from the 11th century, not a divine command. - Hans Küng
21st Century Managers must change their thinking because they are now in the business of managing Mindsets & thinking, which impacts actions and behaviors. - Tony Dovale
Violence is not the answer, it doesn’t work any more. We are at the end of the worst century in which the greatest atrocities in the history of the world have occurred... The nature of human beings must change. We must cultivate love and compassion. - Martin Scorsese
The self-help movement that began in the latter half of the twentieth century suffers particularly from this flaw, for the personal and interpersonal skills it seeks to cultivate are almost always designed to get us more of what we think we want, rather than to bring about a change of heart. - C. Terry Warner
Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. - Mark Twain
What counts now is not just what we are against, but what we are for. Who leads us is less important than what leads us-what convictions, what courage, what faith-win or lose. A man doesn't save a century, or a civilization, but a militant party wedded to a principal can. - Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
A 21st century poet is a woman who can speak her mind and stand upright like a mountain with her convictions, but can adapt like water in an ever changing season without losing her genuine elements. - Roseville Nidea
Connecting products to the Web will be the 21st century electrification. - Matt Webb
Which is worse? Lust for the purchasing power of money, or the kind of lust that covets power over others? Let the history of 20th Century socialist revolutions answer that question. - A.E. Samaan
No matter how fast weapons and technology evolve in the 21st century, one thing remains constant is that war is a human endeavor, a grueling contest between two learning and adaptive forces. Victory, therefore rests on how smart, how tough, and how dedicated our boots on the ground. - Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono
I love humanity, surprisingly, as I observe 21st century with hawk eyed vision, I realize the more I love humanity the less I love Human as an individual. - Ankita Singhal
Titanic started a voyage through history when it sailed away. One century later, there is still no port at sight. - Marina Tavares Dias
It's not the nineteenth century; I'm not meant to be judged on how good a housekeeper I am. Getting down on the floor with a lemon and a bucket of vinegar does not make me a better person. - Emily Matchar
I am a 21st century person who was accidentally launched in the 20th. I have a deep nostalgia for the future - FM-2030
For the next century, no elf is to be banished to the human world. No more Star Wars, no more Harry Potter, no more Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and no more body-doubling for Tom Cruise. Elves shouldn't be treated like shit. We're not Mexicans. - Adam Millard, the Human Santapede
Neuron is to Consciousness, what D.N.A. is to Life. Thus, Biology of Mind is to the twenty-first century, what Biology of Life was to the twentieth century. - Abhijit Naskar
Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century. - Marshall McLuhan
The individual seeks out the heat of the crowd, in this century, to protect himself against the cold emanating from the corpse of the world. - Nicolás Gómez Dávila
Let us make sure that the supreme fact of the 20th century is that they tread the same path. - Winston Churchill
The trouble when people stop believing in God is not that they thereafter believe in nothing; it is that they thereafter believe in anything. In this century, 'anything' has included Hitler, Stalin and Mao, authors of the great genocidal madnesses of our time. - Charles Krauthammer
[S]tart at the turn of the last century, in 1901, with the celebration of Detroit’s bicentennial. That was the Detroit that came before--before all the racket that attended the making of the modern world, which happened here first and faster than anywhere else on this planet. - Jerry Herron
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