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PostSubject: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:37 am

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:37 am

Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:37 am

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:37 am

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:38 am

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:38 am

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:38 am

It is not a fragrant world.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:38 am

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:38 am

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:39 am

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:39 am

Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:39 am

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:39 am

Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:39 am

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:39 am

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.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:39 am

Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:40 am

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:40 am

Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:40 am

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:40 am

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:40 am

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.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:40 am

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:40 am

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:40 am

The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
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PostSubject: Re: Society Quotes   Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:41 am

The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
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