Quotation Explorer - 'Modern'

PILLORY, n. A mechanical device for inflicting personal distinction -- prototype of the modern newspaper conducted by persons of austere virtues and blameless lives. - Ambrose Bierce
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts. - C.S. Lewis
he philosophy of Islam will be shown in terms of the modern philosophy, and if there are imperfections in the old ideas then they shall be removed. My task is merely constructive, and in this construction I shall take into consideration the best traditions of Islamic philosophy. - Muhammad Iqbal
The modern artist is working with space and time and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating. - Jackson Pollock
It is to these two discoveries by that we owe the exactness of modern astronomy. .... This double service assures to their discoverer the most distinguished place (after Hipparchus and Kepler) above the greatest astronomers of all ages and all countries. Jean-Baptiste Joseph Delambre - Bradley
Albert Camus did not know he was summing up modern photojournalism when he wrote:"Will I kill myself or have a cup of coffee - Sacha Hartgers
It should surprise no one that modern soldiers return home just as conflicted and detached as previous generations. The difference is that in the age of vapid American decadence, their simpler fundamental values are largely irrelevant to we civilians. - Tiffany Madison
Most of the modern human society has nearly lost the faculty of observing the internal mechanism. - Abhijit Naskar
It is pointless and impossible to maintain a modern ideology based on inaccurate memories of a dead and distant past. - Yasin al Hafiz
No matter how successful you are, you have to keep improving yourself. Otherwise, you will get stuck in what was once considered modern. Today, you can't solve iPad problems with typewriter knowledge and in the years to come, we shall look at the iPad and say how come we were so excited about that. - Damilola Oluwatoyinbo
The modern virtues fail because they concern the outer self, the human facade, the part of ourselves the world sees most readily while the classical virtues form an organizing framework for our inner selves… for our souls. - Jonathan V. Last
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
PHOENIX, n. The classical prototype of the modern "small hot bird." - Ambrose Bierce
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better. - George Santayana
One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us. - Kurt Vonnegut
The best historical stories capture the modern imagination because they are, in many senses, still current - part of a continuum. - Sara Sheridan
In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation. - Guy Debord
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossibility. - Oscar Wilde
The curse of modern times is, that almost everything does create controversy. - Horace Walpole
The modern human has mastered the art of building toxic homes and cities. - Steven Magee
I am somewhere in the middle of a village with all the modern amenities. There's something missing. Life? I reckon.... - Manasa Rao Saarloos
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. Management cannot be expected to recognize a good idea unless it is presented to them by a good salesman. - David M. Ogilvy
SARCOPHAGUS, n. Among the Greeks a coffin which being made of a certain kind of carnivorous stone, had the peculiar property of devouring the body placed in it. The sarcophagus known to modern obsequiographers is commonly a product of the carpenter's art. - Ambrose Bierce
When the experts’ scientific knowledge is legitimated in terms of being rational, logical, efficient, educated, progressive, modern, and enlightened, what analogies can other segments of society . . . utilize to challenge them? - Martin Guevara Urbina
In modern America, anyone who attempts to write satirically about the events of the day finds it difficult to concoct a situation so bizarre that it may not actually come to pass while the article is still on the presses. - Calvin Trillin
Whenever people are certain they understand our peculiar situation here on this planet, it is because they have accepted a religious Faith or a secular Ideology (Ideologies are the modern form of Faiths) and just stopped thinking. - Robert Anton Wilson
We are not even going to throw the challenge of changing a whole generation before the modern day church. This generation of believers don’t even know what that means - Sunday Adelaja
Well, once again, my friend we find that science is a two-headed beast. One head is nice, it gives us aspirin and other modern conveniences... but the other head of science is bad! Oh, beware the other head of science, Arthur, it bites! - The Tick
In the modern world, in which thousands of people are dying every hour as a consequence of politics, no writing anywhere can begin to be credible unless it is informed by political awareness and principles. Writers who have neither product utopian trash.
Modern Man is the victim of the very instruments he values most. Every gain in power, every mastery of natural forces, every scientific addition to knowledge, has proved potentially dangerous, because it has not been accompanied by equal gains in self-understanding and self-discipline. - Lewis Mumford
It is so stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.
Modern paintings are like women, you'll never enjoy them if you try to understand them. - Freddie Mercury
Passion is the most glamorous outfit not the most modern fashion. - Debasish Mridha
For the modern consciousness, the artist (replacing the saint) is the exemplary sufferer. And among artists, the writer, the man of words, is the person to whom we look to be able best to express his suffering. - Susan Sontag
The internet can be many things, of course. Too often it's a cesspool of distraction, a place we indulge in the modern sport of snark and schandenfrende, building the case for our own bigotries, where we mock and thereby dismiss the suggering of others. - Strayed, Cheryl
The modern rule is that every woman should be her own chaperon. - Amy Vanderbilt
...To see your life flow in obscurity among the treasures of the heart and of nature, happy in your anonymity, and to occasionally lose yourself in reading or in the pleasure of being a sensitive admirer of the fine arts; that’s the image of modern life you’re looking for! - Paul-Amadeus Dienach
I don't question our existence. I just question our modern needs. - Pearl Jam
Modern war has decimated many a country; but it has always spawned millions of bureaucrats. They fatten on shortages and thrive on trouble. Peace can never offer such opportunities for exercising petty tyrannies, using red tape to regiment the individual and making life generally unpleasant.
They were untouched by modern education, but their government was striving with might and main to procure this inestimable benefit for them; anticlericalism and American bustle would soon free them from belief in miracles and holy likenesses. - Robertson Davies
Modern poetry, for me, began not in English at all but in Spanish, in the poems of Lorca. - W.S. Merwin
The huge modern heresy is to alter the human soul to fit modern social conditions, instead of altering modern social conditions to fit the human soul. - G.K. Chesterton
It appears that the paradigm of the modern Church has mainly been based on some fragments of the truth rather than the comprehensive totality of understanding God and His Kingdom - Sunday Adelaja
The story of Sodom is God's reminder to the modern world. - Sunday Adelaja
Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another. - W.H. Auden
The charismatic portrait of the modern leadership looks nothing like Fidel Castro. It is a faceless portrait that epitomizes the toughness of Ronald Reagan, Nelson Mandela's charisma, and the most compassionate heart of Mother Theresa. - Anthony Obi Ogbo
Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them. - Dr. Martin Henry Fischer
The animals known as human beings live in humongous condominium blocks, just going about their daily lives. I've come to realize that it's just a modern jungle. And I'm the girl who's wandered into the forest. - Inio Asano
QUILL, n. An implement of torture yielded by a goose and commonly wielded by an ass. This use of the quill is now obsolete, but its modern equivalent, the steel pen, is wielded by the same everlasting Presence. - Ambrose Bierce
The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.
Few of our modern novelists dare to invent a single thing. It is an open secret that they don't know how to do it. - Oscar Wilde
We live in a society where mutual respect and appreciation should be considered one of the pillars of modern life. - Auliq Ice
Nature of Human is neither good nor bad, it is simply a fusion of primitive instinctual urges and modern humane conscience. - Abhijit Naskar
It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Without this it goes to wrack and ruin without fail. - Albert Einstein
(About the magic bathroom).If knowledge is money, and money is gold, then this is modern day Alchemy. Feces (wasted time) is turned into gold (knowledge). - Peter Rogers
Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event. - Oscar Wilde
No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern; no idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated. - Ellen Glasgow
The need of exercise is a modern superstition, invented by people who ate too much and had nothing to think about. - George Santayana
It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical? - Alan Perlis
In modern time slowness is new sickness. - Amit Kalantri
We betray our modern arrogance and forget the place of mystery in God's dealing with us. - Os Guinness
I can't blame modern technology for my predilection for distraction, not after all the hours I've spent watching lost balloons disappear into the clouds. I did it before the Internet, and I'll do it after the apocalypse, assuming we still have helium and weak-gripped children. - Colson Whitehead
In modern times, beauty is more trusted than goodness. - Amit Kalantri
In modern society the term "no" have changed meaning. It now seems to be an abbreviation for "Negotiations Open". - Jury Nel
The biggest threats to human survival today are not wars or conflict, it is modern business. - Steven Magee
In the modern world, if you want to travel off the beaten path, stay off the beaten media path. - Khang Kijarro Nguyen
Modern scientific findings harmonize with revelation through the ages. No conflict exists between the gospel and any truth .... All true principles are a part of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is no principle that we need to fear. - Spencer W. Kimball
Intruding upon a dimension rightfully ours, modern medicine robs us of the dignity of what people in the past regarded as most precious: that final moment of death. - Shinmon Aoki
Now, in the modern money economy everything in the nature of a social-economic occurrence consists in human actions and behaviour. - Oskar Morgenstern
Coming into your powers can be a very confusing time. Perhaps there is a book on the subject. If you like, we can go see Marian."Yeah, right. Choices and Changes. A Modern Girl's Guide to Casting. My Mom Wants to Kill Me: A Self-Help Book For Teens. - Kami Garcia
Modern Society has turned blind; considering patience as cowardliness. - Srinivas Shenoy
I'm not saying that you have to be a reader to save your soul in the modern world. I'm saying it helps. - Walter Mosely
Radio Wave Sickness and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity are easily preventable and one can only wonder how much longer the insanity of modern governments is going to be allowed to continue in this area. - Steven Magee
Pregnancy and childbirth are not only physical and medical experiences, after all. They are also social experiences that, in modern America, just as when abortion was criminalized in the 1870s, serve to restrict women's ability to participate in society on equal footing with men. - Katha Pollitt
Nowadays, the Internet decides if you're good, not the big man in the big office. No matter how important that man thinks he is, everyone else knows that he's not important anymore, and the Internet decides these things, here in the modern age. - Alexei Maxim Russell
I don't think that evolution is supremely important because it is my specialty; it is my specialty because I think it is supremely important. [In: Edward J. Larson (2004) Evolution, Modern Library. p. 250] - George Gaylord Simpson
The modern human lives in a cesspool of man-made electromagnetic radiation. - Steven Magee
To talk of a modern work of art enduring is sillier than talking of the eternal values of Standard Oil. - Raoul Vaneigem
Some skeptics believe religious people are religious because they fear Hell. It's about as fair as saying skeptics are skeptics because they fear the ridicule of modern society. - Criss Jami
I felt condemned to obscurity and to celibacy. But when one is driven by passion, one can live on almost nothing, and I was driven by passion for writing. One does not starve in modern, Western societies, and one can do without such amenities as the telephone, a car, entertainment. - Alain Robbe-Grillet
I wonder how so insupportable a thing as a bookseller was ever permitted to grow up in the Commonwealth. Many of our modern booksellers are but needless excrements, or rather vermin.
This grandiose tragedy that we call modern art. - Salvador Dalí
You have to realize that modern power, is nothing but a concept in the mind of the one who’s under the power. And once you realize this, you realize that authority is indeed an illusion. - Phoenix Sinistra
Animal are more modern because they don't wear anything...!!! - M.Rehan Behleem
Gentle Jesus, meek and mild' is a snivelling modern invention, with no warrant in the gospels. - George Bernard Shaw
It is a tragedy of modern life that the light of truth scares the society much more than the darkness of ignorance. - Abhijit Naskar
The externalization of memory [via the use of external symbolic storage systems] has altered the actual memory architecture within which humans think, which is changing the role of biological memory, the way in which the human brain deploys its resources, and the form of modern culture. - Merlin Donald
In this modern world it is easy to be complex but difficult to be simple. At least try to keep your mind simple. - Debasish Mridha
The lively oral storytelling scene in Scots and Gaelic spills over into the majority English-speaking culture, imbuing it with a strong sense of narrative drive that is essential to the modern novel, screenplay and even non-fiction. - Sara Sheridan
Freedom without the strength to support it and, if need be, defend it, would be a cruel delusion. And the strength to defend freedom can itself only come from widespread industrialisation and the infusion of modern science and technology into the country's economic life. - Jamsetji Tata
(the modern writer’s aim is) general revelation by suggestion (and) making a very tiny part do for a whole. - Seán Ó Faoláin
Modern human evolution has reached the point of reporting corruption to the corrupt. - Steven Magee
If there is any religion that could cope with modern scientific needs, it would be Buddhism. - Albert Einstein
The place of the worst barbarism is that modern forest that makes use of us, this forest of chimneys and bayonets, machines and weapons, of strange inanimate beasts that feed on human flesh. - Amadeo Bordiga
The most frustrating thing about our doctrine in the modern church is that the unbelievers who have never been to church, the agnostics, those who are out rightly atheist, don’t have to fight with whether they are supposed to dominate the earth or not, they just go ahead and do it - Sunday Adelaja
I am, perhaps, too intellectual, too modern, for my own comfort! How lovely it would be to sink into the warm comfort of established religion. - Lisa Tuttle
Modern man's loss of a sense of being sinful doesn't spring from a feeling that he is inherently good. Rather, it springs from his feeling of being inherently ineffectual. - Brendan Francis
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Bring light to the ignorant, but more light to the educated, for the vanity of education makes modern humans more ignorant than the ignorant. - Abhijit Naskar
If the modern Protestant churches must maintain her place of relevance in the society, we would need to review where we missed it and how we have diverted from the teachings of the Protestants. - Sunday Adelaja
[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
They've Already Won (the modern day crusade) - Seyed Moussavi (self)
I just completed The Tenth Circle. It is an excellent mystery story surrounding a family with modern day issues. - Jodi Picoult
I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry. - Randall Jarrell
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life. - Henry Van Dyke
PAINTING, n. The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic. Formerly, painting and sculpture were combined in the same work: the ancients painted their statues. The only present alliance between the two arts is that the modern painter chisels his patrons. - Ambrose Bierce
I have dedicated my life to fight against the heinous rottenness of modern capitalism because it robs the laborer of this world's goods. But blow for blow I shall strike against Communism, because it robs us of the next world's happiness. - Charles E. Coughlin
She(Joan of Arc) put her dreams and her sentiment into her aims, where they ought to be; she put her practicality into her practice. Ine modern Imperial wars, the case is reversed. Our dreams, our aims are always, we insist, quite practical. It is our practice that is dreamy. - G.K. Chesterton
As a sea level adapted human, I am more fearful about the radiation levels on top of high altitude mountains, mile high modern cities and inside jet aircraft than from nuclear reactors and bombs, as that is where I get the most radiation exposures in the modern world. - Steven Magee
There are oceans of things to discover, to explore, to learn, to invent, to create in this world; especially with its modern possibilities offered. So, I don't understand when people complain they’re bored and have nothing to do. - Sahara Sanders
Naturally, since I myself am a writer, I do not wish the ordinary reader to read no modern books. But if he must read only the new or only the old, I would advise him to read the old. - C.S. Lewis
Modern traveling is not traveling at all; it is merely being sent to a place, and very little different from becoming a parcel. - John Ruskin
I think that modern physics has definitely decided in favor of . In fact the smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the ordinary sense; they are forms, ideas which can be expressed unambiguously only in mathematical language. Werner Heisenberg - Plato
Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality. - Erich Fromm
People always knock what's new but I love the modern Internet, where cleverness is currency. Social media is a cleverness meritocracy. We're living in it. - Alexei Maxim Russell
If Paul Revere had been a modern day citizen, he wouldn't have ridden down Main Street. He would have tweeted. - Alec Ross
They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason. - Ernest Hemingway
Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought-- particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things. - Woody Allen
Though this child came in with nothing but excess baby fat, chemical brain waves, and mother and son bodily toxins on his legs, he had a fate fit for a modern day demigod. - David Scheier
We are too prone to make technological instruments the scapegoats for the crimes of those who wield them. The products of modern science are not in themselves good or bad; it is the way they are used that determines their value. - David Sarnoff
In modern fantasy (literary or governmental), killing people is the usual solution to the so-called war between good and evil. - Ursula K. Le Guin
ACADEMY, n. [from ACADEME] A modern school where football is taught. - Ambrose Bierce
By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece. - G. K. Chesterton
But that woman is an encyclopedia!Of all vices, ancient and modern, and terribly interesting to leaf through! - Jean Lorrain
Modern architecture predominately specializes in designing what are essentially dimly lit caves. - Steven Magee
Modern science gives lectures on botany, to show there is no such thing as a flower; on humanity, to show there is no such thing as a man; and on theology, to show there is no such thing as a God. No such thing as a man, but only a mechanism, No such thing as a God, but only a series of forces. - John Ruskin
I am grieved for my children—and boy’s in particular—that this modern age is emasculating men under the guise of the best interest of the children. - H. Kirk Rainer
People feeling the need to live inside of Faraday cages is a sad reflection on modern society that humans are devolving into living inside of safe spaces. - Steven Magee
Although the many virtues that courtesans possessed were employed to defy circumstances, the role they played depended on the same circumstances over which they triumphed- conditions which to, fortunately for modern women, no longer exist. - Susan Griffin
It is in the nature of man to want what he does not have. This modern concern for happiness seems a real testimony of its absence. - Criss Jami
The human has no genetic adaptation to modern industrialized products and needs to be careful with prolonged exposure to these for good health. - Steven Magee
Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before. - Edith Wharton
Music and image has continued to get more extreme as the world gets more extreme. We are the consequence of the modern decaying civilization. - Marilyn Manson
According to inflation, the more than 100 billion galaxies, sparkling throughout space like heavenly diamonds, are nothing but quantum mechanics writ large across the sky. To me, this realization is one of the greatest wonders of the modern scientific age. - Brian Greene
Rich in material, but Devoid of knowledge is like having an antique clock with no numbers. Appealing to the eye, but useless in the modern world. - Andrea L'Artiste
Modern society drinks in streams of information while dying of wisdom thirst. - Orrin Woodward
In modern politics, even the leader of the free world needs help from the sultan of Facebookistan. - Rebecca MacKinnon
It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather that the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young. - Bertrand Russell
The argument of the broken pane of glass is the most valuable argument in modern politics.
A modern U.S. Navy cruiser now requires 26 tons of manuals. This is enough to affect the vessel's performance.
Despite 2000 years of evolution in modern times, we have still not managed to develop the intelligence to create a society that knows what love is. Our society is still not a civilization, it is still primitive and barbaric. - 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
It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset. - Sir Arthur Eddington
The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. - G.K. Chesterton
The humiliating climbdown, the necessary deception, and stepping over one's pride: they should each have their honoured place in a modern account of the political virtues. - Jonathan Glover
Modern invention has been a great leveler. A machine may operate far more quickly than a political or economic measure to abolish privilege and wipe out the distinctions of class or finance. - Ivor Brown
The modern habit of doing ceremonial things unceremoniously is no proof of humility; rather it proves the offender's inability to forget himself in the rite, and his readiness to spoil for every one else the proper pleasure of ritual. - C.S. Lewis
Modern sovereignty, whether expressed through killing in battle or the torture of suspects, brings together the desire to build up and the desire to destroy, to let Aid Agencies offer charity (in its original meaning of "love") while the military offers death. The two are intrinsically connected. - Talal Asad
When you get to a certain age you find that other people’s opinions don’t really matter anymore, and you get kind of uncomfortable with your place in modern life. - Noel Gallagher
Ah remember walkin along Princes Street wi Spud, we both hate walkin along that hideous street, deadened by tourists and shoppers, the twin curse ay modern capitalism. - Irvine Welsh
I want everyone to wear what they want and mix it in their own way. That, to me, is what is modern. - Karl Lagerfeld
Sin is the only real colour element left in modern life. - Oscar Wilde
Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness. - Edith Sitwell
One reassuring thing about modern art is that things can't be as bad as they are painted. - M. Walthall Jackson
The new music, the bebop and modern jazz, wasn't music to him. It was choppy noise pretending to make music out of traffic jams. - Richard Flanagan
Saving time is one of the great superpowers you can unlock in the modern era. - J.R. Rim
Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea. - John Ciardi
The problem with being an author in this modern world is such: computers break often; books don't - Emma Iadanza
Although we, as Christians, are living in Sodom, we are not to become citizens of Sodom. . The story of Sodom is God's reminder to the modern world - Sunday Adelaja
Father Roger Boscovich is often credited as the father of modern atomic theory. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning. - Sir Winston Churchill
If there is any religion that could respond to the needs of modern science, it would be Buddhism. - Albert Einstein
Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity. - Jacques Ellul
The lack of a sense of history is the damnation of the modern world. - Robert Penn Warren
It is a frightful satire and an epigram on the modern age that the only use it knows for solitude is to make it a punishment, a jail sentence. - Søren Kierkegaard
In this complex modern world, it is impossible to be simple. - Debasish Mridha
Assessing existence while failing to embrace the insights of modern physics would be like wrestling in the dark with an unknown opponent. - Brian Greene
One of the characteristics of modern political life is its professionalization, such that it attracts mainly the kind of people with so great an avidity for power and self-importance that they do not mind very much the humiliations of the public exposure to which they are inevitably subjected. - Theodore Dalrymple
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. - Bertrand Russell
It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry. - Albert Einstein
PYRRHONISM, n. An ancient philosophy, named for its inventor. It consisted of an absolute disbelief in everything but Pyrrhonism. Its modern professors have added that. - Ambrose Bierce
Rich in material, by devoid of knowledge, is like having -an- antique clock with no numbers. Appealing to the eye, but useless in the modern world. - Andrea L'Artiste
Magic is a very beautiful mystery. Even the ages old magic effects still surprises the most modern men. - Amit Kalantri
The modern man is usually in a hurry to get to a destination from which he will sooner or later suffer from and at times complain about boredom. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
In any modern society encouraging your child to cut himself is an unthinkable act, but only with religious belief becomes part of the culture, and demands respect. - Sean S. Kamali
PIGMY, n. One of a tribe of very small men found by ancient travelers in many parts of the world, but by modern in Central Africa only. The Pigmies are so called to distinguish them from the bulkier Caucasians -- who are Hogmies. - Ambrose Bierce
In the modern world the intelligence of public opinion is the one indispensable condition for social progress. - Charles W. Eliot
Depression: the healthy suspicion that modern life has no meaning and that modern society is absurd and alienating.
The notion that a human being should be constantly happy is a uniquely modern, uniquely American, uniquely destructive idea. - Andrew Weil
I think that modern medicine has become like a prophet offering a life free of pain. It is nonsense. The only thing I know that truly heals people is unconditional love. - Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Modern humans are taught from the childhood that they are weak and sinners. Teach them that they are embodiment of glory and children of immortal strength. Eventually a society full of bravehearts will rise. - Abhijit Naskar
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. - Bertrand Russell
Any religion that cannot stand up to a modern scientific reasoning, and to rational proof, is asinine - Fakeer Ishavardas
...capitalism is too important and complex a subject to be left to economists. Achieving a critical comprehension of it requires perspectives beyond those characteristic of modern economics. That is why this is a history not of economic ideas, but of ideas beyond the capitalist economy. - Jerry Z. Muller
This is a trust that you just cannot find in modern society for there are no conditions to forge it. - Chris Matakas
Modern fanaticism thrives in proportion to the quanitity of contradictions and nonsense it poures down the throats of the gaping multitude, and the jargon and mysticism it offers to their wonder and credulity. - William Hazlitt
It is in fact nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty. - Albert Einstein
Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf is better than a whole loaf. - G. K. Chesterton
Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact. - Naomi Wolf
All struggles against oppression in the modern woeld begin by redefining what had previously been consideered private, non-public and non-political issues as matters of public concern, as issues of justice, as sites of power. - Şeyla Benhabib
We the people, the 99% don’t fit in the Hierarchy of Modern Society; the 1 % is not an expanding entity like the Universe, the 99% will never fit in. - Nynke Visser
A common defect of modern art study is that too many students do not know why they draw. - Robert Henri
Modern civilisation is complicated and artificial. Simple folk live in a world of love and peace. Let no one hate another or harm another. - Sivananda Saraswati
MacKenzie grinned at Mim. "They love the modern appliances.""Especially the electric floor sweeper," Valor chuckled."Defiance really has a thing for the vacuum cleaner," MacKenzie agreed in a secretive whisper."If he ever has kids, he'll probably name the first one Hoover," Havoc snickered. - Taylor Longford
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art. - Tom Stoppard
No nation ancient or modern ever lost the liberty of freely speaking, writing, or publishing their sentiments, but forthwith lost their liberty in general and became slaves.
The modern definition of "racist" is "someone who is winning an argument with a liberal
Addiction is the primary way people escape the modern world. Unfortunately, it is destroying the modern world. - Christyl Rivers
News invented the modern world as much as the modern world invented news. Finding out what was going on elsewhere in the world change people's minds about what was possible or tolerable. - Lawrence Kleep
The cause of all our personal problems and nearly all the problems of the world can be summed up in a single sentence:Human life is very deep, and our modern dominant lifestyle is not. - Bo Lozoff
As a civilian, I know nothing about combat, the Marine Corps experience or modern man's struggle adjusting to peace after war. I only know what's been shared with me; confidences I would never betray, nor use as details in a novel. - Tiffany Madison
If the teachings of the Protestants in Europe gave birth to the Protestant ethics and the modern civilization, it becomes alarming that most of our charismatic teachings today mainly concentrate on individual aggrandizement - Sunday Adelaja
He had a theory that musicians are incredibly complex, and know far less than other artists what they want and what they are; that they puzzle themselves as well as their friends; that their psychology is a modern development, and has not yet been understood. - E.M. Forster
In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed. - Alfred North Whitehead
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