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Albion W. Small Quotes

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Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up
the larger program of social analysis and interpretation
which was implicit in Adam Smith's moral philosophy,
but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing
interest in the technique of the production of wealth.
- Albion W. Small

The quarrel of the sociologists with the historians
is that the latter have learned so much about how to
do it that they have forgotten what to do.
They have become so skilled in finding facts that they
have no use for the truths that would make the facts worth finding.
- Albion W. Small

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

 

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

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In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

One of the most feared expressions in modern times
is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

Armani's clothes are beautiful and modern and I love him.
- Claire Forlani

It's never been confirmed that Elizabeth I was a virgin.
It's like the Virgin Mary - it's about branding,
a logo.
To use a modern term, Elizabeth was actually a bit of a slut.
- Helen Mirren

So here we are, just two months away from the election,
with more and more examples that modern day Jim Crowe
laws are alive and well in the state of Florida.
- Corrine Brown

One cannot spend one's time in being modern when there
are so many more important things to be.
- Wallace Stevens

American time has stretched around the world.
It has become the dominant tempo of modern history,
especially of the history of Europe.
- Harold Rosenberg

A nation's ability to fight a modern war is as good
as its technological ability.
- Frank Whittle

Not much has been written about the Nereids of modern Greece.
Wherever there is a warm, healing stream they believe
that it flows from the breasts of the Nereids.
- James Theodore Bent

To regard all things and principles of things as inconstant
modes or fashions has more and more become the tendency of modern thought.
- Walter Pater

That's why modern corporate movie making has become
so laborious that comedians are kind of kicked out by 50.
- Dana Carvey

Nobody in America, in the modern generation,
has read their mythology or legends.
- Kenneth Anger

Magic Realism is not new.
The label's new, the specific Latin American form of it is new,
its modern popularity is new, but it's been around
as long as literature has been around.
- Terri Windling

Being on Broadway is the modern equivalent of being a monk.
I sleep a lot, eat a lot, and rest a lot.
- Hugh Jackman

Modern Orthodoxy has a highly positive attitude toward the State of Israel.
Our Ultra-Orthodox brethren recognize only the Holy Land,
but not the state.
- Norman Lamm

The modern artist is working with space and time,
and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
- Jackson Pollock

I teach at USC, and it's obvious to anyone who teaches
college students that they don't cover much modern
history and certainly not the modern presidency.
- Robert Scheer

We have for the past year and undoubtedly will be for the next year,
dealing with an electorate that is more alienated and
more cynical than at any point in modern time.
- Robert Teeter

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
- Aldous Huxley

The Treatise tries to analyze not only modern Western families,
but also those in other cultures and the changes in
family structure during the past several centuries.
- Gary Becker

Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times.
- Agnes de Mille

Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to
buy things he's too busy to enjoy.
- Frank Howard Clark

A fact of modern life is that it takes women longer to get ready than men.
- Jessica Savitch

Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.
- Don Van Vliet

The accusation that we've lost our soul resonates with
a very modern concern about authenticity.
- Patricia Hewitt

You are born modern, you do not become so.
- Jean Baudrillard

I think there's a tendency for modern man to become
dominated by gadgets and machines,
taking us further and further away from the things I've been talking about.
- Robin Day

A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station.
- Abbie Hoffman

A modern civilization is only possible when it is accepted
that singular beings exist and express themselves freely.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Modern American cinema seems to me superficial.
The intention is to understand a certain reality,
and the result is nothing but a photographing of that reality.
- Manuel Puig

We modern Marxists regard socialism as a historically
brief transitional stage between feudalism and capitalism,
necessary only in backward countries.
- John McCarthy

You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke
than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
- John Ruskin

I used to dance when I was younger -
ballet and modern dance.
- Nastassja Kinski

The modern composer builds upon the foundation of truth.
- Claudio Monteverdi

Real family values have gone down the drain in modern families.
- Wes Borland

The truth is, we haven't really figured out yet how
artists are going to thrive in modern mass societies.
We're all experiments.
- Brad Holland

I had changed from being a mathematician to a practicing scientist.
I was increasingly embarassed that I could no longer
follow some of the more modern branches of pure mathematics.
- John Pople

Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer,
healthier lives.
We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research.
- Ike Skelton

We have always been taught that navigation is the result of civilization,
but modern archeology has demonstrated very clearly that this is not so.
- Thor Heyerdahl

It appears a bold thing to say so when one sees how
much many a modern author who knows how to make a skilful
use of the Book of Chronicles has to tell about the tabernacle.
- Julius Wellhausen

We must also recognize the new realities of modern
warfare and the modern landscape of a battlefield.
- Susan Davis

One of the biggest problems with the modern feminist
movement is its failure to bring men along with us.
- Tammy Bruce

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
- Aldous Huxley

Modern Carpet Designs may provide endless entertainment for your guests.
- William Heath Robinson

The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity,
far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
- Orson Pratt

Yet for my part, deeply as I am moved by the religious
architecture of the Middle Ages,
I cannot honestly say that I ever felt the slightest
emotion in any modern Gothic church.
- Goldwin Smith

When modern writers gave up telling stories,
they gave up the greatest thing we had.
- Howard Nemerov

Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense.
It is perhaps not like other modern gardens,
but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

It is one of the primary motives of modern art that
it wants to abolish the distance which the viewer,
the consumer, the audience maintain vis-a-vis a work of art.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

The party at its best has always been a modern party.
- Francis Maude

Well, opera began with an intent to resuscitate Greek drama,
that is, modern opera as we know it.
- John Eaton


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