Quotation Explorer - 'Institution'

In a patriarchal society, one of the most important functions of the institution of the family is to make feel like a somebody whenever he is in his own yard a man who is a nobody whenever he is in his employer’s yard. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The reality is that there is nothing so vulgar left in human experience for which some educator from some institution cannot be found to justify it. In the name of literary license, anything passes off as permissible.
If people institute wrong institutions, wrong institutions do not just produce wrong people, but wrong people who understand and accept mediocrity as an institution - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
An institution rooted in slavery can never set us free. - DaShanne Stokes
Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free. - Jacque Fresco
It may be that same-sex couples will save the institution of marriage. - Elizabeth Gilbert
An institution theoretically devoted to providing comfort to those in need (the church) is in trouble because it has embraced the same pressure cooker we find everywhere else. - Tullian Tchividjian
God created the institution of marriage for mutual happiness and pleasure. - Sunday Adelaja
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution. - Mae West
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution? - H.L. Mencken
An institution rooted in slavery cannot be the voice of our people. - DaShanne Stokes
A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution. - Jean-Paul Sartre
Conflict is not unavoidable. However, it is nonsensical to consider the institution of a state as a solution to the problem of possible conflict, because it is precisely the institution of a state which first makes conflict unavoidable and permanent. - Hans-Hermann Hoppe
An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation. - John Marshall
Now, a plain word here about the Christian church trying to carry on in its own power: That kind of Christianity makes God sick, for it is trying to run a heavenly institution after an earthly manner. - A.W. Tozer
Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.
If you think that American Capitalism is the most dangerous Institution in the World, it just goes to show, that you haven't partied like there is no tomorrow with the fun loving posse of The Islamic Republic of Iran, North Korea, The Taliban, or ISIS. They all party off the hook! - James Hauenstein
Since when has grafts, bribes to get your children into the higher institution become a Nigerian thing? - Sunday Adelaja
The only priceless institution that can make you succeed is your mind - Goitsemang Sandra Mvula
the church was an international institution long before globalization. - Shane Claiborne
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
No important institution is ever merely what the law makes it. It accumulates about itself traditions, conventions, ways of behaviour, which are not less formidable in their influence. - Harold Laki
He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. - Harold Wilson
To be a righteous woman during the winding up scenes on this earth, before the second coming of our Savior, is an especially noble calling... She has been placed here to help to enrich, to protect, and to guard the home--which is society's basic and most noble institution. - Spencer W. Kimball
Respect is not creative ... Chanel is an institution, and you have to treat an institution like a whore and then you get something out of her. - Karl Lagerfeld
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet. - Mae West
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution? - Groucho Marx
Unfortunately the leading proponent of ignorance in our society has become the very same institution that was created to fight it - The Church. - Sunday Adelaja
This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it. - Thomas Jefferson
No terms, no conditions, no promises, no commitment, and no institution—but only another example of what happens when law and politics attempt to regulate a religious institution. - H. Kirk Rainer
Chanel is an institution, and you have to treat an institution like a whore and then you get something out of her - Karl Lagerfeld
The acquiring of intelligence doesn't require an institution if you got the heart to seek knowledge, and the balls to use it as wisely as those who came before you. - James Emlund
It is through the institution of families that children are brought up in an orderly manner; and that the knowledge of God and of His laws is handed down from generation to generation. - Henry Thornton
I left that church with rich and royal hatred of the priest as a person, and a loathing for the church as an institution, and I vowed that I would never go inside a church again.[, describing his teenage reaction to a hellfire lecture by a priest] - Eugene V. Debs
Being different will always threaten the institution of understanding of a closed mind. However, evolution is built on difference, changing and the concept of thinking outside the box. Live to be your own unique brand, without apology. - Shannon L. Alder
As no designation of good and evil can be absolute, neither can it be fixed; no law which is just now will be forever just, and no political institution designed to secure the good can remain the best means to that good. - Allen Wheelis
The great and invigorating influences in American life have been the unorthodox: the people who challenge an existing institution or way of life, or say and do things that make people think. - William O. Douglas
I don’t like the idea of something where you have to depend upon the integrity of the man and not the integrity of the institution. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
The institutions of Churchianity are not Christianity. An institution is a good thing if it is second; immediately an institution recognizes itself it becomes the dominating factor. - Oswald Chambers
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