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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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The child learns more of the virtues needed in modern life-of fairness, of justice, of comradeship, of collective interest and action-in a common school than can be taught in the most perfect family circle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The writer has a grudge against society, which he documents with accounts of unsatisfying sex, unrealized ambition, unmitigated loneliness, and a sense of local and global distress. The square, overpopulation, the bourgeois, the bomb and the cocktail party are variously identified as sources of the grudge. There follows a little obscenity here, a dash of philosophy there, considerable whining overall, and a modern satirical novel is born.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought -- particularly for people who can neverMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How happy the lot of the mathematician! He is judged solely by his peers, and the standard is so high that no colleague or rival can ever win a reputation he does not deserve. No cashier writes a letter to the press complaining about the incomprehensibility of Modern Mathematics and comparing it unfavorably with the good old days when mathematicians were content to paper irregularly shaped rooms and fill bathtubs without closing the waste pipe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One of the most feared expressions in modern times is The computer is downMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The ablest men in all walks of modern life are men of faith. Most of them have much more faith than they themselves realize.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art -- that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied but written off as trash. The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The modern state no longer has anything but rights; it does not recognize duties any more.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The modern American tourist now fills his experience with pseudo-events. He has come to expect both more strangeness and more familiarity than the world naturally offers. He has come to believe that he can have a lifetime of adventure in two weeks and all the thrills of risking his life without any real risk at all.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Not so many years ago there was no simpler or more intelligible notion than that of going on a journey. Travel --movement through space --provided the universal metaphor for change. One of the subtle confusions --perhaps one of the secret terrors --of modern life is that we have lost this refuge. No longer do we move through space as we once did.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Civilization is a conspiracy. Modern life is the silent compact of comfortable folk to keep up pretences.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The three great elements of modern civilization, Gun powder, Printing, and the Protestant religion.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa --slightly off balance.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The most dangerous criminal now is the entirely lawless modern philosopher. Compared to him, burglars and bigamists are essentially moral men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Science in the modern world has many uses; its chief use, however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The basic idea which runs right through modern history and modern liberalism is that the public has got to be marginalized. The general public are viewed as no more than ignorant and meddlesome outsiders, a bewildered herd.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The embattled gates to equal rights indeed opened up for modern women, but I sometimes think to myself: That is not what I meant by freedom -- it is only social progress.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In great cities men are brought together by the desire of gain. They are not in a state of co-operation, but of isolation, as to the making of fortunes; and for all the rest they are careless of neighbors. Christianity teaches us to love our neighbor as ourselves; modern society acknowledges no neighbor.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The postmodern reply to the modern consists of recognizing that the past, since it cannot really be destroyed, because its destruction leads to silence, must be revisited: but with irony, not innocently. I think of the postmodern attitude as that of a man who loves a very cultivated woman and knows he cannot say to her, I love you madly, because he knows that she knows (and that she knows that he knows) that these words have already been written by Barbara Cartland. Still, there is a solution. He can say, As Barbara Cartland would put it, I love you madly.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By bourgeoisie is meant the class of modern capitalists, owners of the means of social production and employers of wage labor. By proletariat, the class of modern wage laborers who, having no means of production of their own, are reduced to selling their labor power in order to live.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The real accomplishment of modern science and technology consists in taking ordinary men, informing them narrowly and deeply and then, through appropriate organization, arranging to have their knowledge combined with that of other specialized but equally ordinary men. This dispenses with the need for genius. The resulting performance, though less inspiring, is far more predictable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An important antidote to American democracy is American gerontocracy. The positions of eminence and authority in Congress are allotted in accordance with length of service, regardless of quality. Superficial observers have long criticized the United States for making a fetish of youth. This is unfair. Uniquely among modern organs of public and private administration, its national legislature rewards senility.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I tell you, sir, the only safeguard of order and discipline in the modern world is a standardized worker with interchangeable parts. That would solve the entire problem of management.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Merely external emancipation has made of the modern woman an artificial being. Now, woman is confronted with the necessity of emancipating herself from emancipation, if she really desires to be free.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are moments when, faced with our lack of success, I wonder whether we are failures, proud but impotent. One thing reassures me as to our value: the boredom that afflicts us. It is the hall-mark of quality in modern men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All that remains to the mother in modern consumer society is the role of scapegoat; psychoanalysis uses huge amounts of money and time to persuade analysis and to foist their problems on to the absent mother, who has no opportunity to utter a word in her own defense. Hostility to the mother in our societies is an index of mental health.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We could hardly believe that after so many ordeals, after all the trials of modern skepticism, there was still so much left in our souls to destroy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am truly horrified by modern man. Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook, such lack of passion and information, such feebleness of thought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The great British Library --an immense collection of volumes of all ages and languages, many of which are now forgotten, and most of which are seldom read: one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or pure English, undefiled wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Despair is typical of those who do not understand the causes of evil, see no way out, and are incapable of struggle. The modern industrial proletariat does not belong to the category of such classes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The decay of decency in the modern age, the rebellion against law and good faith, the treatment of human beings as things, as the mere instruments of power and ambition, is without a doubt the consequence of the decay of the belief in man as something more than an animal animated by highly conditioned reflexes and chemical reactions. For, unless man is something more than that, he has no rights that anyone is bound to respect, and there are no limitations upon his conduct which he is bound to obey.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The chief element in the art of statesmanship under modern conditions is the ability to elucidate the confused and clamorous interests which converge upon the seat of government. It is an ability to penetrate from the nave self-interest of each group to its permanent and real interest. Statesmanship consists in giving the people not what they want but what they will learn to want.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art, because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn, tired of common sense and civilization.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern. Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its end but in the nascent state, and this state is constant.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A striking feature of moral and political argument in the modern world is the extent to which it is innovators, radicals, and revolutionaries who revive old doctrines, while their conservative and reactionary opponents are the inventors of new ones.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What happened at Hiroshima was not only that a scientific breakthrough had occurred and that a great part of the population of a city had been burned to death, but that the problem of the relation of the triumphs of modern science to the human purposes of man had been explicitly defined.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We are tainted by modern philosophy which has taught us that all is good, whereas evil has polluted everything and in a very real sense all is evil, since nothing is in its proper place.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -- and even, in certain respects, would be -- the most modern of critical movements.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He was the product of an English public school and university. He was, moreover, a modern product of those seats of athletic exercise. He had little education and highly developed muscles -- that is to say, he was no scholar, but essentially a gentleman.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The life-fate of the modern individual depends not only upon the family into which he was born or which he enters by marriage, but increasingly upon the corporation in which he spends the most alert hours of his best years.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The nearest the modern general or admiral comes to a small-arms encounter of any sort is at a duck hunt in the company of corporation executives at the retreat of Continental Motors, Inc.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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