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Sunday, December 05, 2004

Quotes on Society

Before raising taxes to offer healthcare to all, we should first mandate that those who cannot afford healthcare abandon their consumption of beer and cigarettes in an effort to finance insurance for themselves.

Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned. ~Swami Nirmalananda, Enlightened Anarchism

If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention. ~Author Unknown

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat. ~Lily Tomlin

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams. ~Mary Ellen Kelly

You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretenses of your civilization which makes you sad, troubled and unbalanced. In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers. That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilized world. ~Octave Mirbeau, Torture Garden, "The Mission," Chapter 8

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots. ~Erich Fromm

Nothing can be more readily disproved than the old saw, "You can't keep a good man down." Most human societies have been beautifully organized to keep good men down. ~John W. Gardner

When we think of the past, we forget the fools and remember the sage. We reverse the process for our own time. ~George Boas

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