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Institutions quotes by Mark Steyn
#1. The British accomplished much with little; at the height of empire, an insignificant number of Anglo-Celts controlled the entire Indian subcontinent. A confident culture can dominate far larger numbers of people, as England did for much of modern history. By contrast, in an era of Massively Applied Desultoriness, we spend a fortune going to war with one hand tied behind our back ... So on we stagger, with Cold War institutions, transnational sensibilities, politically correct solicitousness, fraudulent preening pseudo-nation building, expensive gizmos, little will, and no war aims ... but real American lives. #Quote by Mark Steyn
Institutions quotes by Michelle Alexander
#2. The growing consensus among experts was perhaps best reflected by the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals, which issued a recommendation in 1973 that "no new institutions for adults should be built and existing institutions for juveniles should be closed."17 This recommendation was based on their finding that "the prison, the reformatory and the jail have achieved only a shocking record of failure. There is overwhelming evidence that these institutions create crime rather than prevent it. #Quote by Michelle Alexander
Institutions quotes by Melanie Joy
#3. Becoming aware of the intense suffering of billions of animals, and of our own participation in that suffering, can bring up painful emotions: sorrow and grief for the animals; anger at the injustice and deception of the system; despair at the enormity of the problem; fear that trusted authorities and institutions are, in fact, untrustworthy; and guilt for having contributed to the problem. Bearing witness means choosing to suffer. Indeed, empathy is literally 'feeling with.' Choosing to suffer is particularly difficult in a culture that is addicted to comfort
a culture that teaches that pain should be avoided whenever possible and that ignorance is bliss. We can reduce our resistance to witnessing by valuing authenticity over personal pleasure, and integration over ignorance. #Quote by Melanie Joy
Institutions quotes by M.I.A.
#4. That's what New York is like - you can't have real art happen in an institution because rich people can make the world stop. The stuff on the street is a lot more interesting. #Quote by M.I.A.
Institutions quotes by Don Tapscott
#5. Leaders of institutions everywhere have lost trust. The global economy is stalled and the world is deeply divided, too unequal, unstable and unsustainable. #Quote by Don Tapscott
Institutions quotes by Kofi Annan
#6. Applaud us when we prevail, correct us when we fail; but, above all, do not let this indispensable, irreplaceable institution wither, languish or perish as a result of Member States' indifference, inattention or financial starvation. #Quote by Kofi Annan
Institutions quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#7. The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Institutions quotes by Noam Chomsky
#8. Corporations are totalitarian institutions. Board of directors at the top of managers give orders, everyone follows orders ... At the very bottom of command, if you are lucky you can rent yourself to it and get a job , and if you are sufficiently propagandized you may even buy some of the junk they produce and so on ... #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Institutions quotes by Henri La Fontaine
#9. International institutions ought to be, as the national ones in democratic countries, established by the peoples and for the peoples. #Quote by Henri La Fontaine
Institutions quotes by Kate Millett
#10. As patriarchy enforces a temperamental imbalance of personality traits between the sexes, its educational institutions, segregated or co-educational, accept a cultural programing toward the generally operative division between "masculine" and "feminine" subject matter, assigning the humanities and certain social sciences (at least in their lower or marginal branches) to the female - and science and technology, the professions, business and engineering to the male. Of #Quote by Kate Millett
Institutions quotes by Dalai Lama
#11. Each individual has a universal responsibility to shape institutions to serve human needs. #Quote by Dalai Lama
Institutions quotes by Henry A. Giroux
#12. Children have fewer rights than almost any other group and fewer institutions protecting these rights. Consequently, their voices and needs are almost completely absent from the debates, policies, and legislative practices that are constructed in terms of their needs. #Quote by Henry A. Giroux
Institutions quotes by Sanford Levinson
#13. There is nothing wrong with someone who receives less than a majority of the vote being elected a representative. This is almost by definition the result in a system of proportional representation that elects multiple representatives from the same geographical unit and adopts voting rules that allow numerical minorities without the voting clout ever to win a race in a single-member district to elect a favorite in a multimember district. The designof multi-member institutions, like legislatures, offers many possibilities for creativity if one's desire is to maximize the number of people who feel some sense of genuine linkage with their putative "representatives. #Quote by Sanford Levinson
Institutions quotes by Robert Pogue Harrison
#14. Our basic human institutions - religion, matrimony, and burial, also law, language, literature, and whatever else relies on the transmission of legacy - are authored, always and from the very start, by those who cam before. The awareness of death that defines human nature is inseparable from - indeed, it arises from, our awareness that we are not self-authored, that we follow in the footsteps of the dead. . . .
Nonhuman species obey the law of vitality, but humanity in its distinctive features is through and through necrocratic. Whether we are conscious of it or not we do the will of the ancestors; their precedents are our law; we submit to their dictates, even when we rebel against them. Our diligence, hardihood, rectitude, and heroism, but also our folly, spite, rancor, and pathologies, are so many signatures of the dead on the contracts that seal our identities. We inherit their obsessions; assume their burdens; carry on their causes; promote their mentalities, ideologies, and very often their superstitions; and often we die trying to vindicate their humiliations.
Why this servitude? We have no choice. Only the dead can grant us legitimacy. Left to ourselves we all bastards. #Quote by Robert Pogue Harrison
Institutions quotes by John Stuart Mill
#15. All political revolutions, not affected by foreign conquest, originate in moral revolutions. The subversion of established institutions is merely one consequence of the previous subversion of established opinions. #Quote by John Stuart Mill
Institutions quotes by George Albert Smith
#16. We have a wonderful Church organization, but the one place where we may have greater influence than any other is in the homes in which we reside. We have our Sabbath Schools, our Mutual Improvement Associations, our Relief Societies, our Primaries, our Church schools and seminaries. All these institutions are intended to develop the best that is in mankind, but we as parents of children in this Church have no right to place the responsibility upon these organizations to establish faith in the hearts of these children that God has placed in our homes. It is your duty and mine to teach the children that come to our homes. #Quote by George Albert Smith
Institutions quotes by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
#17. We live among ruins in a World in which 'god is dead' as Nietzsche stated. The ideals of today are comfort, expediency, surface knowledge, disregard for one's ancestral heritage and traditions, catering to the lowest standards of taste and intelligence, apotheosis of the pathetic, hoarding of material objects and possessions, disrespect for all that is inherently higher and better - in other words
a complete inversion of true values and ideals, the raising of the victory flag of ignorance and the banner of degeneracy. In such a time, social decadence is so widespread that it appears as a natural component of all political institutions. The crises that dominate the daily lives of our societies are part of a secret occult war to remove the support of spiritual and traditional values in order to turn man into a passive instrument of dark powers.

The common ground of both Capitalism and Socialism is a materialistic view of life and being. Materialism in its war with the Spirit has taken on many forms; some have promoted its goals with great subtlety, whilst others have done so with an alarming lack of subtlety, but all have added, in greater or lesser measure, to the growing misery of Mankind. The forms which have done the most damage in our time may be enumerated as: Freemasonry, Liberalism, Nihilism, Capitalism, Socialism, Marxism, Imperialism, Anarchism, Modernism and the New Age. #Quote by Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Institutions quotes by Jack Henry Abbott
#18. Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause. #Quote by Jack Henry Abbott
Institutions quotes by David Harvey
#19. The management of the New York fiscal crisis pioneered the way for neoliberal practices both domestically under Reagan and internationally through the IMF (international monetary fund) in the 1980s. It established the principle that in the event of a conflict between the integrity of financial institutions , on one hand , and the well-being of the citizens on the other, the former was to be privileged .it emphasized that the role of the government was to create a good business climate rather than look to the needs and well-being of the popualtion at large. #Quote by David Harvey
Institutions quotes by Parker J. Palmer
#20. But our democratic institutions are not automated. They must be inhabited by citizens and citizen leaders who know how to hold conflict inwardly in a manner that converts it into creativity, allowing it to pull them open to new ideas, new courses of action, and each other. That kind of tension-holding is the work of the well-tempered heart: if democracy is to thrive as that restored prairie is thriving, our hearts and our institutions must work in concert. #Quote by Parker J. Palmer
Institutions quotes by Edward W. Said
#21. Every writer on the Orient (and this is true even of Homer) assumes some Oriental precedent, some previous knowledge of the Orient, to which he refers and on which he relies. Additionally, each work on the Orient affiliates itself with other works, with audiences, with institutions, with the Orient itself. The ensemble of relationships between works, audiences, and some particular aspects of the Orient therefore constitutes an analyzable formation[ ... ]whose presence in time, in discourse, in institutions (schools, libraries, foreign services) gives it strength and authority. #Quote by Edward W. Said
Institutions quotes by Sri Mulyani Indrawati
#22. Changing much-cherished bank secrecy laws is worth the effort. Corruption, tax evasion, and the capture of natural resource revenues undermine the rule of law, weaken the social fabric, erode citizens' trust in institutions, fuel conflict and insecurity, and hamper job creation. #Quote by Sri Mulyani Indrawati
Institutions quotes by Stephen Herbits
#23. The more we demand that institutions allow us to be who we are, the more they're going to have to. #Quote by Stephen Herbits
Institutions quotes by Robert Nozick
#24. Given the complexity of interpersonal relationships and institutions and the complexity of co-ordination of the actions of many people, it is enormously unlikely that, even if there were one ideal pattern for society, it could be arrived at in an a priori fashion. And even supposing that some great genius did come along with a blueprint, who could have the confidence that it could work #Quote by Robert Nozick
Institutions quotes by Dinsha Patel
#25. Financial assistance from Peripheral Development Fund has been provided by Nalco to many educational institutions, trusts, etc, over the years. Financial assistance has not been provided to any private university. #Quote by Dinsha Patel
Institutions quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#26. The exercise of imagination is dangerous to those who profit from the way things are because it has the power to show that the way things are is not permanent, not universal, not necessary. Having that real though limited power to put established institutions into question, imaginative literature has also the responsibility of power. The storyteller is the truthteller. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Institutions quotes by Timothy C.W. Blanning
#27. But the relationship between the between the two cultural paradigms has always been a dialectical, not cyclical. The romantics were not repeating their ancestors. On the contrary, they brought about a cultural revolution comparable in its radicalism and effects with the roughly contemporary American, French, and Industrial Revolutions.
By destroying natural law and by reorienting concern from the work to the artist they tore up the old regime's aesthetic rule book just as thoroughly as any Jacobin [a 18th century political French club] tore down social institutions. In the words of Ernst Troeltsch: "Romanticism too is a revolution, a thorough and genuine revolution: a revolution against the respectability of the bourgeois temper and against a universal equalitarian ethic: a revolution, above all, against the whole of the mathematico-mechanical spirit of science in western Europe, against a conception of Natural Law which sought to blend utility with morality, against the bare abstraction of a universal and equal Humanity." [Unquote Troeltsch]
As will be argued in the subsequent chapters, it was Hegel who captured the essence of this revolution in his pithy definition of romanticism as "absolute inwardness" [absloute Innerlichkeit - in German - אינערליכקייט]. It will also be argued that its prophet was Jean-Jacques Rousseau: if not the most consistent, then certainly the most influential of all the eighteenth-century thinkers.
Writing in 1907, Lytton Strachey ca #Quote by Timothy C.W. Blanning
Institutions quotes by Wendell Berry
#28. A crowd whose discontent has risen no higher than the level of slogans is only a crowd. But a crowd that understands the reasons for its discontent and knows the remedies is a vital community, and it will have to be reckoned with. I would rather go before the government with two people who have a competent understanding of an issue, and who therefore deserve a hearing, than with two thousand who are vaguely dissatisfied.
But even the most articulate public protest is not enough. We don't live in the government or in institutions or in our public utterances and acts, and the environmental crisis has its roots in our lives. By the same token, environmental health will also be rooted in our lives. That is, I take it, simply a fact, and in the light of it we can see how superficial and foolish we would be to think that we could correct what is wrong merely by tinkering with the institutional machinery. The changes that are required are fundamental changes in the way we are living. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Institutions quotes by Richard C. Lewontin
#29. Our willingness to accept scientific claims that are against common sense is the key to an understanding of the real struggle between science and the supernatural. We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.
[Billions and Billions of Demons - JANUARY 9, 1997 ISSUE] #Quote by Richard C. Lewontin
Institutions quotes by Frances Fox Piven
#30. The only way to change American society, and indeed I think this is true of other societies as well, is for people to discover the power latent in the cooperative roles that they play in a range of institutions. #Quote by Frances Fox Piven
Institutions quotes by Aung San Suu Kyi
#31. With the right kind of institutions, starting with the rule of law, Burma could progress very quickly. #Quote by Aung San Suu Kyi
Institutions quotes by Geraldo Rivera
#32. I did an expose of an institution for the population with developmental disabilities, and the institutions were closed as a result of the expose. Now the developmentally disabled are cared for in small community-based residences, and I've been working very hard over the decades to open as many of them as I can. #Quote by Geraldo Rivera
Institutions quotes by Anonymous
#33. When we try to change the world by petitioning existing authorities, through means condoned by those authorities, to implement changes that are frameable within existing terms of discourse, then not much is going to change. We are still operating within, and therefore legitimizing, existing institutions and structures. #Quote by Anonymous
Institutions quotes by John Adams
#34. The consequences of these institutions (The towns or districts, the congregations, the schools,and the militia.) have been, that the inhabitants, having acquired from their infancy the habit of discussing, of deliberating, and of judging of public affairs, it was in these assemblies of towns or districts that the sentiments of the people were formed in the first place, and their resolutions were taken from the beginning to the end of the disputes and the war with Great Britain. #Quote by John Adams
Institutions quotes by David Simon
#35. A TV show can't hold people and institutions to account like good journalism can. #Quote by David Simon
Institutions quotes by Peter Coyote
#36. We spend all this energy keeping our lives normal and safe and predictable, and the result is that our approved cultural safety valve is the movies. So in films, anyway, the hero is obliged to represent the continuance of social values and institutions, and his permission to act is much more seriously limited than the villain's. #Quote by Peter Coyote
Institutions quotes by Herbert Croly
#37. The more consciously democratic Americans became, however, the less they were satisfied with a conception of the Promised Land, which went no farther than a pervasive economic prosperity guaranteed by free institutions. #Quote by Herbert Croly
Institutions quotes by Joseph Fort Newton
#38. More than an institution, more than a tradition, more than a society, Masonry is one of the forms of Divine life upon earth. #Quote by Joseph Fort Newton
Institutions quotes by Timothy Snyder
#39. For tyrants, the lesson of the Reichstag fire is that one moment of shock enables an eternity of submission. For us, the lesson is that our natural fear and grief must not enable the destruction of our institutions. #Quote by Timothy Snyder
Institutions quotes by Mary B. Harris
#40. Unless we maintain correctional institutions of such character that they create respect for law and government instead of breeding resentment and a desire for revenge, we are meeting lawlessness with stupidity and making a travesty of justice. #Quote by Mary B. Harris
Institutions quotes by Noam Chomsky
#41. It's ridiculous to talk about freedom in a society dominated by huge corporations. What kind of freedom is there inside a corporation? They're totalitarian institutions - you take orders from above and maybe give them to people below you. There's about as much freedom as under Stalinism. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Institutions quotes by Alan W. Watts
#42. The sensation of "I" as a lonely and isolated center of being is so powerful and commonsensical, and so fundamental to our modes of speech and thought, to our laws and social institutions, that we cannot experience selfhood except as something superficial in the scheme of the universe. I seem to be a brief light that flashes but once in all the aeons of time - a rare, complicated, and all-too-delicate organism on the fringe of biological evolution, where the wave of life bursts into individual, sparkling, and multicolored drops that gleam for a moment only to vanish forever. Under such conditioning it seems impossible and even absurd to realize that myself does not reside in the drop alone, but in the whole surge of energy which ranges from the galaxies to the nuclear fields in my body. #Quote by Alan W. Watts
Institutions quotes by Terence McKenna
#43. Fine tuning the institutions built by powdered wig guys two hundred years ago is a long shot at holding the whole thing together. #Quote by Terence McKenna
Institutions quotes by Rob Portman
#44. Having deinstitutionalized mental health, we have not created the structure and the institutions to take care of people, to identify when there is a mental health problem, and to get the treatment to people. #Quote by Rob Portman
Institutions quotes by Edgar Villanueva
#45. Colonial, white supremacist organizational practices seem inevitable because they were so universally adopted over the next centuries, and they still govern the great majority of our institutions, but they were design choices. This means that other choices are available, even when they seem far-fetched. We know what spices and organizations look like, feel like, and function like when they are inspired by the colonizers' principles of separation, competition and exploitation. How would they be different if they were based on principles like integration and interdependence, reciprocity and relationship? #Quote by Edgar Villanueva
Institutions quotes by Huston Smith
#46. Institutions are not pretty. Show me a pretty government. Healing is wonderful, but the American Medical Association? Learning is wonderful, but universities? The same is true for religion ... religion is institutionalized spirituality. - Mother Jones November/December 1997. #Quote by Huston Smith
Institutions quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#47. I sincerely believe the banking institutions having the issuing power of money, are more dangerous to liberty than standing armies. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Institutions quotes by Don Feder
#48. It's said the religious right wants to force its faith on the public. But whose faith are we talking about? ... Everyone who operates in the political arena wants to see their morals reflected in our laws and governmental institutions - including the National Organization of Women, the National Abortion Rights Action League, and the American Civil Liberties Union, whether or not they are willing to admit it. #Quote by Don Feder
Institutions quotes by William J. Clinton
#49. I saw my job [as president] as to try to move the world from an unstable condition of interdependence toward more integrated cooperative world community. Therefore, my approach was to cooperate wherever possible and to build institutions of cooperation, an expanded NATO, the World Trade Organization, the Summit of the Americas, the Asian Pacific Leaders, all those, the coalition to fight in Bosnia and Kosovo, to cooperate wherever possible but to act alone if we had to. #Quote by William J. Clinton
Institutions quotes by Tony Campolo
#50. Getting the government to put money into social programs run by religious institutions is a practice that started during the Clinton years, when Bill Clinton advocated the AmeriCorps program. #Quote by Tony Campolo
Institutions quotes by Carter Glass
#51. Is there any reason why the American people should be taxed to guarantee the debts of banks, any more than they should be taxed to guarantee the debts of other institutions, including merchants, the industries, and the mills of the country? #Quote by Carter Glass
Institutions quotes by Richard Ernst
#52. I recognized that teaching and research institutions vitally depend on the involvement of active scientists also in management functions. #Quote by Richard Ernst
Institutions quotes by Harold Innis
#53. We have not yet realized that the Indian and his culture were fundamental to the growth of Canadian institutions. #Quote by Harold Innis
Institutions quotes by John R.W. Stott
#54. Why is it that some Christians cross land and sea, continents and cultures, as missionaries? What on earth impels them? It is not in order to commend a civilization, an institution or an ideology, but rather a person, Jesus Christ, whom they believe to be unique. #Quote by John R.W. Stott
Institutions quotes by John Naisbitt
#55. We created the hierarchical, pyramidal, managerial system because we needed it to keep track of people and things people did; with the computer to keep track, we can restructure our institutions horizontally. #Quote by John Naisbitt
Institutions quotes by Robert M. Gates
#56. Self-discipline is central to the leadership of institutions and to reforming them. A favorite saying of mine is "Never miss a good chance to shut up." I won't tell you how many times in a congressional hearing I just wanted to scream. How often in the White House Situation Room I wanted to say, "That's the dumbest idea I ever heard." How often in a briefing at the CIA or the Pentagon I wanted to tell someone where to stick his PowerPoint slides. Senior leaders want to blow off steam-shout at people- all the time. But to be an effective leader, you have to suppress those urges. #Quote by Robert M. Gates
Institutions quotes by Cecily McMillan
#57. I would like to start a discussion about ending solitary confinement. I'd like to start a discussion about the removal of MO wings - an "MO" is a "Mental Observation" inmate - from Rikers Island, to be set up in mental health institutions. You can't put people in jail for having mental disorders. #Quote by Cecily McMillan
Institutions quotes by Sheryl Sandberg
#58. Within traditional institutions, success has often been contingent upon a woman not speaking out but fitting in, or more colloquially, being "one of the guys. #Quote by Sheryl Sandberg
Institutions quotes by Ibn Warraq
#59. The greatest number of drug addicts are to be found in Teheran and in Karachi, not in the West. Not in New York believe it or not. It's the same with the roles of slavery, racism and imperialism in the world. These institutions were present in other cultures. However, it was Western civilization which did something about slavery, about racism and voluntarily dissolved its empires leaving behind a very positive legacy of institutions not to mention buildings and roadways. #Quote by Ibn Warraq
Institutions quotes by Marion Nestle
#60. At the moment, world hunger and starvation have everything to do with politics. Political conflicts, insufficient responses to natural disasters, corrupt political institutions, and inequalities in income and education constitute what public health practitioners call the 'root' causes of hunger and malnutrition. #Quote by Marion Nestle
Institutions quotes by Ivan Krastev
#61. Democracy has always been in crisis: democracy is all about practicing the art of bearable dissatisfaction. In democratic societies, people often complain about their leaders and their institutions. The gap between the ideal democracy and the existing one cannot be bridged. #Quote by Ivan Krastev
Institutions quotes by Rajneesh
#62. The world is slowly, slowly moving towards love relationships; hence there is great turmoil. All the old institutions are disappearing - they have to disappear, because they were based on the I/it relationship. New ways of communication, new ways of sharing are bound to be discovered. They will have a different flavor, the flavor of love, of sharing. They will be nonpossessive; there will be no owner. #Quote by Rajneesh
Institutions quotes by Margaret Mead
#63. Never depend upon institutions or government to solve any problem. All social movements are founded by, guided by, motivated and seen through by the passion of individuals. #Quote by Margaret Mead
Institutions quotes by Alex Berenson
#64. Equity is the cushion that protects financial institutions from unexpected changes in the value of their assets. The greater the leverage, the smaller the losses required to wipe out a company's equity, leaving it without enough money to repay the people who hold its debt. #Quote by Alex Berenson
Institutions quotes by James Lileks
#65. The International Criminal Court, like most international institutions, is a wonderful idea. A noble idea. All it needs to work is planetary government, worldwide democracy and the triumph of reason over tribal loyalties, political doctrines and individual ambition. In other words, it requires that we all live in the world described by the "Star Trek" television shows. #Quote by James Lileks
Institutions quotes by Zachary Taylor
#66. The only ground of hope for the continuance of our free institutions is in the proper moral and religious training of the children, that they may be prepared to discharge aright the duties of men and citizens. #Quote by Zachary Taylor
Institutions quotes by Jeane Kirkpatrick
#67. I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation, justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions. #Quote by Jeane Kirkpatrick
Institutions quotes by Jeff Jarvis
#68. Indeed, education is one of the institutions most deserving of disruption
and with the greatest opportunities to come of it. #Quote by Jeff Jarvis
Institutions quotes by Aaron Cometbus
#69. Berkeley should be a haven for everyone, yet we should be wary of predators and thugs who drain our energy and take advantage of the institutions we've helped to create and sustain. #Quote by Aaron Cometbus
Institutions quotes by Paul Johnson
#70. The most socially subversive institution of our time is the one-parent family. #Quote by Paul Johnson
Institutions quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#71. Men for whom reason begins with the Revival of Learning, men for whom religion begins with the Reformation, can never give a complete account of anything, for they have to start with institutions whose origin they cannot explain, or generally even imagine. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Institutions quotes by John Roberts
#72. I'm not sure that it's right to view this as excluding a particular group. When the institution of marriage developed historically, people didn't get around and say, 'Let's have this institution, but let's keep out homosexuals.' The institution developed to serve purposes that, by their nature, didn't include homosexual couples. #Quote by John Roberts
Institutions quotes by Darrell Hammond
#73. I was never in a mental institution for a long time. I was in psych wards. #Quote by Darrell Hammond
Institutions quotes by John Gray
#74. The destruction of the natural world is not the result of global capitalism, industrialisation, 'Western civilisation' or any flaw in human institutions. It is a consequence of the evolutionary success of an exceptionally rapacious primate. Throughout all of history and prehistory, human advance has coincided with ecological devastation. #Quote by John Gray
Institutions quotes by Roger Scruton
#75. Observing the volatile nature of the new democracies, I came vividly to see how unimportant a part of democracy are elections, in comparison with the enduring institutions and public spirit that make elected politicians accountable. #Quote by Roger Scruton
Institutions quotes by Jean-Claude Juncker
#76. I'm always quite amazed that people in Europe become unnerved when two institutions or two people have different views. #Quote by Jean-Claude Juncker
Institutions quotes by Susan Cain
#77. We organize many of our most important institutions - our schools and our workplaces - tells a very different story. It's the story of a contemporary phenomenon that I call the New Groupthink - a phenomenon that has the potential to stifle productivity at work and to deprive schoolchildren of the skills they'll need to achieve excellence in an increasingly competitive world. #Quote by Susan Cain
Institutions quotes by Kevin Mattson
#78. A democratic public forms when citizens gather together to deliberate and make public judgments about local and national issues that affect their lives. By associating together for public discussion, citizens learn the skills necessary for the health of a democratic public; listening persuading, arguing, compromising, and seeking common ground. When these skills are nurtured within the institutions of a democratic public, citizens educate themselves in order to make informed political decisions. #Quote by Kevin Mattson
Institutions quotes by Marvin Hier
#79. Rest assured that our work is not over because our work has never been only hunting Nazi war criminals. The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an institution, a worldwide institution, engaged in combating anti-Semitism, bigotry, racism. And unfortunately, did we say goodbye to genocide after Hitler died in the bunker? No, we didn't. So in such a world, I'm afraid there will always be a need for organizations like the Simon Wiesenthal Center. #Quote by Marvin Hier
Institutions quotes by Doug Henwood
#80. Behind the abstraction known as 'the markets' lurks a set of institutions designed to maximize the wealth and power of the most privileged group of people in the world, the creditor-rentier class of the First World and their junior partners in the Third. #Quote by Doug Henwood
Institutions quotes by John Galsworthy
#81. How to save the old that's worth saving, whether in landscape, houses, manners, institutions, or human types, is one of our greatest problems, and the one that we bother least about. #Quote by John Galsworthy
Institutions quotes by Eric Liu
#82. We all want merit to mean something, and we all may be tempted to reduce that meaning to something measurable and concrete like an SAT score. The reality, though, is that who deserves entry into an institution depends on what the institution exists to do. #Quote by Eric Liu
Institutions quotes by Ruth Benedict
#83. No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking. #Quote by Ruth Benedict
Institutions quotes by Salman Khan
#84. Entire industries and some of our very largest professions depend on the persistence of our current system. Other social institutions - like giant publishers and test-prep companies - are synched to its workings. A certain teaching method implies certain goals and certain tests. The tests, in turn, have a serious impact on hiring practices and career advancement. Human nature being what it is, those who prosper under a given system tend to become supporters of that system. Thus the powerful tend to have a bias toward the status quo; our educational customs tend to perpetuate themselves, and because they interconnect with so many other aspects of our culture, they are extraordinarily difficult to change. #Quote by Salman Khan
Institutions quotes by Marianne Faithfull
#85. Bad behaviour makes men more glamorous. Women get destroyed, thrown out of society and locked up in institutions. #Quote by Marianne Faithfull
Institutions quotes by John Calvin
#86. Wherever we find the Word of God surely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered according to the institution of Christ, there, it is not to be doubted, is a church of God. #Quote by John Calvin
Institutions quotes by Parker J. Palmer
#87. I believe in democracy - in its indisputable achievements and its unfulfilled promise. I believe in American political institutions - in the genius inherent in their design and in the undeniable good they have done when put to their best use. I believe in the power of the human heart - in its capacity for truth and justice, love and forgiveness. #Quote by Parker J. Palmer
Institutions quotes by Myriam Gurba
#88. We act mean to defend ourselves from boredom and from those who would chop off our breasts. We act mean to defend our clubs and institutions. We act mean because we like to laugh. Being mean to boys is fun and a second-wave feminist duty. Being rude to men who deserve it is a holy mission. Sisterhood is powerful, but being a bitch is more exhilarating. Being a bitch is spectacular. #Quote by Myriam Gurba
Institutions quotes by Stephen Breyer
#89. We can speak about the institution, but ultimately the bar is the group that both is in touch with the public on the one hand and understands the judicial institution on the other. #Quote by Stephen Breyer
Institutions quotes by James A. Michener
#90. I thought that perhaps the most creative mix for a society would be nine parts solid worker from institutions like MIT to one part poet from Marrakech, but in spite of the fact that I myself had been trained to be one of the solid workers, which meant that all of my sympathies lay with that group, I would not surrender the poet. The problem was to find him. #Quote by James A. Michener
Institutions quotes by Rajneesh
#91. But people try love and because they are unconscious ... their longing is good, but their love is full of jealousy, full of possessiveness, full of anger, full of nastiness. Soon they destroy it. Hence for centuries they have depended on marriage. Better to start by marriage so that the law can protect you from destroying it. The society, the government, the court, the policeman, the priest, they will all force you to live in the institution of marriage, and you will be just a slave. If marriage is an institution, you are going to be a slave in it. Only slaves want to live in institutions. #Quote by Rajneesh
Institutions quotes by Al Spalding
#92. The genius of our institutions is democratic - baseball is a democratic game. #Quote by Al Spalding
Institutions quotes by Emma Goldman
#93. There is not a single penal institution or reformatory in the United States where men are not tortured "to be made good," by means of the blackjack, the club, the straightjacket, the water-cure, the "humming bird" (an electrical contrivance run along the human body), the solitary, the bullring, and starvation diet. In these institutions his will is broken, his soul degraded, his spirit subdued by the deadly monotony and routine of prison life. #Quote by Emma Goldman
Institutions quotes by Jon Lord
#94. The ultimate success of this government and the stability of its institutions, its progress in all that can make a nation honored, depend upon its adherence to the principles of truth and righteousness. #Quote by Jon Lord
Institutions quotes by James Connolly
#95. If you remove the English Army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle., unless you set about the organization of the Socialist Republic your efforts will be in vain. England will still rule you. She would rule you through her capitalists, through her landlords, through her financiers, through the whole array of commercial and individualist institutions she has planted in this country and watered with the tears of our mothers and the blood of our martyrs #Quote by James Connolly
Institutions quotes by Thomas Piketty
#96. The reality is that extreme inequality recurs again and again; to deal with it, societies need institutions capable of periodically redefining and redistributing property rights. The refusal to do so in as transparent and peaceful a manner as possible only increases the likelihood of more violent but less effective remedies. #Quote by Thomas Piketty
Institutions quotes by Peace Pilgrim
#97. The sanctuary of peace dwells within. Seek it out and all things will be added to you. We're coming closer and closer to the time when enough of us will have found inner peace to affect our institutions for the better. And as soon as this happens the institutions will in turn, through example, affect for the better those who are still immature. #Quote by Peace Pilgrim
Institutions quotes by Ned Vizzini
#98. I eat not because I want to, not because I have to overcome anything, not to prove myself to anyone, but because it's there. I eat because that's what people do. And somehow when the food is put in front of you by an institution, when there's a large gray force behind it and you don't have to thank anyone for it, you have the animal instinct to make it disappear, #Quote by Ned Vizzini
Institutions quotes by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
#99. That is a true sentiment which makes us feel that we do not love our country less, but more, because we have laid up in our minds the knowledge of other lands and other institutions and other races, and have had enkindled afresh within us the instinct of a common humanity, and of the universal beneficence of the Creator. #Quote by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
Institutions quotes by Chris Hedges
#100. The danger is not Islam or Christianity or any other religion. It is the human heart - the capacity we all have for evil. All human institutions with a lust for power give their utopian visions divine sanction #Quote by Chris Hedges
Institutions quotes by David Ben-Gurion
#101. In the midst of wanton aggression, we still call upon the Arab inhabitants of the State of Israel to return to the ways of peace and play their part in the development of the State, with full and equal citizenship and due representation in its bodies and institutions - provisional or permanent. #Quote by David Ben-Gurion
Institutions quotes by Angelina Jolie
#102. It is not enough to defend our values at home, in our newspapers and in our institutions. We also have to defend them in the refugee camps of the Middle East, and the ruined ghost towns of Syria. #Quote by Angelina Jolie
Institutions quotes by Saul Alinsky
#103. Organized religion has too often followed the road of other people's institutions. It has made adjustments, compromises, and surrenders to a materialistic civilization for the benefit of material security in spite of occasional twinges of conscience and moral protests. The result has been that today much of organized religion is materialistically solvent but spiritually bankrupt. #Quote by Saul Alinsky
Institutions quotes by Trevor Phillips
#104. Once you start to provide public services that have to be run under public rules, for example child protection, then it has to go with public law. Institutions have to make a decision whether they want to do that or they don't want to do that. #Quote by Trevor Phillips
Institutions quotes by Simon Mainwaring
#105. With the never-ending stream of new social technologies, apps and platforms rolling out every day, its easy to get lost in the minutiae of social media. Yet for there to be effective change, especially within large, top-down, hierarchical institutions, a company must have an over-arching understanding of the new role it has to play. #Quote by Simon Mainwaring
Institutions quotes by Ignacio Chapela
#106. US academic institutions are being bought via funding by biotechnology firms which exert a vice-like grip on the US government. #Quote by Ignacio Chapela
Institutions quotes by Theodore Roosevelt
#107. I highly venerate the Masonic Institution, under the fullest persuasion that, when its principles are acknowledged and its laws and precepts obeyed, it comes nearest to the Christian religion, in its moral effects and influence, of any institution with which I am acquainted. #Quote by Theodore Roosevelt
Institutions quotes by Amartya Sen
#108. If a theory of justice is to guide reasoned choice of policies, strategies or institutions, then the identification of fully just social arrangements is neither necessary nor sufficient. #Quote by Amartya Sen
Institutions quotes by Timothy Noah
#109. Universities are basically socialist institutions. #Quote by Timothy Noah
Institutions quotes by Robert M. T. Hunter
#110. There is not a respectable system of civilization known to history whose foundations were not laid in the institution of domestic slavery. #Quote by Robert M. T. Hunter
Institutions quotes by Frank Chodorov
#111. The more subsidized it is, the less free it is. What is known as 'free education' is the least free of all, for it is a state-owned institution; it is socialized education - just like socialized medicine or the socialized post office - and cannot possibly be separated from political control. #Quote by Frank Chodorov
Institutions quotes by Charles Spurgeon
#112. Home is the grandest of all institutions. #Quote by Charles Spurgeon
Institutions quotes by Anthony Marais
#113. When a scientist splits an atom, the event is locked away like a jewel in a castle, funneling down to the public through a myriad of institutions. But when an artist stumbles upon the key to unleashing universal evil, the forbidden fruit of his painstaking labor is packaged and sold at every corner store from Bangor to Bangkok. I'm still unsure whether this is the result of a lack of respect for artists (compared to scientists) or the moral corruption of artists (compared to scientists). #Quote by Anthony Marais
Institutions quotes by Wilhelm Reich
#114. With the imposition of chastity, women become unchaste under the pressure of their sexual demands; the sexual brutality on the part of the male, and the corresponding conception on the part of the female that for her the sexual act is something disgraceful, takes the place of natural orgastic sensuousness. Extramarital sexual intercourse, to be sure, is not done away with anywhere. With the shifting of the valuation and the abolition of the institutions that previously protected and sanctioned it in a matriarchal society, it becomes involved in a conflict with official morality and is forced to lead a clandestine existence. The change in the social attitude toward sexual intercourse also effects a change in the inner experience of sexuality. The conflict that is now created between the natural and "sublime morality" disturbs the individual's ability to gratify his needs. The feeling of guilt now associated with sexuality cleaves the natural, orgastic course of sexual coalescence and produces a damming up of sexual energy, which later breaks out in various ways. Neuroses, sexual aberrations, and antisocial sexuality become permanent social phenomena. Childhood and adolescent sexuality, which were given a positive value in the original matriarchal work-democracy, fall prey to systematic suppression, which differs only in form. As time goes on, this sexuality, which is distorted, disturbed, brutalized, and prostituted, advocates the very ideology to which it owes its origin. Tho #Quote by Wilhelm Reich
Institutions quotes by Edwin Hubbel Chapin
#115. Home is the seminary of all other institutions. There are the roots of all public prosperity, the foundations of the State, the germs of the church. There is all that in the child makes the future man; all that in the man makes the good citizen. #Quote by Edwin Hubbel Chapin
Institutions quotes by W.E.B. Du Bois
#116. Before and after emancipation, the Negro, in self-defense, was propelled toward the white employer. The endowments of wealthy white men have developed great institutions of learning for the Negro, but the freedom of action on the part of these same universities has been curtailed in proportion as they are indebted to white philanthropies. #Quote by W.E.B. Du Bois
Institutions quotes by Vint Cerf
#117. Google Apps for Education is a suite of applications intended to be helpful to higher level educational institutions, but in the long run, I think Google has a role to play in helping to assemble relevant content for classroom use. #Quote by Vint Cerf
Institutions quotes by Wolfgang Schauble
#118. Germany has always stood for an E.U. of the 27 countries. But in light of Britain's continued resistance to further integration steps, as we saw with the fiscal pact, there are limits to my optimism in this regard. It's quite possible that we will have to create the new institutions for the euro zone first. #Quote by Wolfgang Schauble
Institutions quotes by Jose Manuel Barroso
#119. Decisions taken by the most democratic institutions in the world are very often wrong. #Quote by Jose Manuel Barroso
Institutions quotes by Gary Hamel
#120. It's not just that individuals have lost faith in the integrity of their leaders, it's that they no longer believe society's most powerful institutions are acting in their interests. #Quote by Gary Hamel
Institutions quotes by Andrea Dworkin
#121. The cultural institutions which embody and enforce those interlocked aberrations-for instance, law, art, religion, nation-states, the family, tribe, or commune based on father-right-these institutions are real and they must be destroyed. #Quote by Andrea Dworkin
Institutions quotes by Alexis De Tocqueville
#122. If ever the free institutions of America are destroyed, that event may be attributed to the unlimited authority of the majority, which may at some future time urge the minorities to desperation, and oblige them to have recourse to physical force. Anarchy will then be the result, but it will have been brought about by despotism. #Quote by Alexis De Tocqueville
Institutions quotes by Colleen McCullough
#123. Later on after the war was over the women were to find this constantly; the men who had actually been in the thick of battle never opened their mouths about it, refused to join the ex-soldiers' clubs and leagues, wanted nothing to do with institutions perpetuating the memory of war. #Quote by Colleen McCullough
Institutions quotes by Calvin Coolidge
#124. Honorable Senators: My sincerest thanks I offer you. Conserve the firm foundations of our institutions. Do your work with the spirit of a soldier in the public service. Be loyal to the Commonwealth and to yourselves and be brief; above all be brief. #Quote by Calvin Coolidge
Institutions quotes by David Lange
#125. Our nuclear free status is a statement of our belief that we and our fellow human beings can build the institutions which will one day allow us all to renounce the weapons of mass destruction. We are a small country and what we can do is limited. But in this as in every other great issue, we have to start somewhere. #Quote by David Lange
Institutions quotes by Tom L. Johnson
#126. Public schools are government-established, politician- and bureaucrat-controlled, fully politicized, taxpayer-supported, authoritarian socialist institutions. In fact, the public-school system is one of the purest examples of socialism existing in America. #Quote by Tom L. Johnson
Institutions quotes by Anonymous
#127. Three of the most important factors in determining to what degree a government's power will be controlled or uncontrolled therefore are: (1) the relative desire of the populace to impose limits on the government's power; (2) the relative strength of the subjects' independent organizations and institutions to withdraw collectively the sources of power; and (3) the population's relative ability to withhold their consent and assistance. #Quote by Anonymous
Institutions quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#128. People in great institutions are occasionally credulous. #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Institutions quotes by Kay Hagan
#129. North Carolina is home to some of the largest financial institutions in the country, and a vibrant network of community banks. We're a banking state, and we're proud of that distinction. But we also understand that responsible financial regulation protects consumers and businesses. #Quote by Kay Hagan
Institutions quotes by Roger Scruton
#130. Private property is one of the best institutions which has ever evolved, to protect us from the bullying of others. #Quote by Roger Scruton
Institutions quotes by Jethro Tull
#131. Join the crazed institution of the stars. #Quote by Jethro Tull
Institutions quotes by Edward Jenks
#132. But the fact that the word "chattel" has survived as the inclusive legal term for all movable goods, points, not merely to the great importance of cattle in primitive times, but to the importance of the notion of sale or barter in generating the institution of property. #Quote by Edward Jenks
Institutions quotes by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
#133. If people institute wrong institutions, wrong institutions do not just produce wrong people, but wrong people who understand and accept mediocrity as an institution #Quote by Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Institutions quotes by E.L. Doctorow
#134. It has taken time and the blundering wisdom and anarchic greed of our ancestry to construct the modern city of consolidated institutions. It is a great historically amassed communal creation. If you fly above it at night, it is a jeweled wonder of the universe, floating like a giant liner on the sea of darkness. It is smart, accomplished, sophisticated, and breathtakingly beautiful. And it glimmers and sparkles as all things breakable glimmer and sparkle. You wonder how much God had to do with this, how much of the splendor and insolence of the modern city creatively built from the disparate intentions of generations of men comes of the inspiration of God. Because it is the city of the unremarked God, the sometime-thing God, the God of history. #Quote by E.L. Doctorow
Institutions quotes by Dale Peck
#135. I always hoped that I would settle down with someone. Marriage, I could really give two shits about, as an institution, but it makes things easier. #Quote by Dale Peck
Institutions quotes by Auberon Waugh
#136. In England, we have a curious institution called the Church of England. Its strength has always been in the fact that on any moral or political issue it can produce such a wide divergence of opinion that nobody
from the Pope to Mao Tse-tung
can say with any confidence that he is not an Anglican. Its weaknesses are that nobody pays much attention to it and very few people attend its functions. #Quote by Auberon Waugh
Institutions quotes by Edwin Gaustad
#137. Most of the founding fathers, sympathetic with and influenced by the European Enlightenment, saw religion - natural religion, that is - as a potential good, but with equal clarity they saw the religions of existing institutions and religions based on a fixed scriptural revelation as meddlesome, wrong-headed and hopelessly obsolete. #Quote by Edwin Gaustad
Institutions quotes by Calvin Coolidge
#138. When a man begins to feel that he is the only one who can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institutions. #Quote by Calvin Coolidge
Institutions quotes by Bel Kaufman
#139. Extraordinary - that Willowdale Academy and Calvin Coolidge High School should both be institutions of learning! The contrast is stunning. I had a leisurely tea with the Chairman of the English Department. I saw several faculty members sitting around in offices and lounges, sipping tea, reading, smoking. Through the large casement windows bare trees rubbed cozy branches. (One of my students had written wistfully of a dream-school that would have "windows with trees in them"!) Old leather chairs, book-lined walls, air of cultivated casualness, sound of well-bred laughter. #Quote by Bel Kaufman
Institutions quotes by Sam Harris
#140. Your frequent claim that we must understand religious belief as a "social construct," produced by "societal causes," dependent upon "social and cultural institutions," admitting of "sociological questions," and the like, while it will warm the hearts of most anthropologists, is either trivially true or obscurantist. It is part and parcel of the double standard that so worries me - the demolition of which is the explicit aim of The Reason Project.

Epidemiology is also a "social construct" with "societal causes," etc. - but this doesn't mean that the germ theory of disease isn't true or that any rival "construct" - like one suggesting that child rape will cure AIDS - isn't a dangerous, deplorable, and unnecessary eruption of primeval stupidity. We either have good reasons or bad reasons for what we believe; we can be open to evidence and argument, or we can be closed; we can tolerate (and even seek) criticism of our most cherished views, or we can hide behind authority, sanctity, and dogma. The main reason why children are still raised to think that the universe is 6,000 years old is not because religion as a "social institution" hasn't been appropriately coddled and cajoled, but because polite people (and scientists terrified of losing their funding) haven't laughed this belief off the face of the earth.

We did not lose a decade of progress on stem-cell research in the United States because of religion as a "social construct"; we lost it because of the be #Quote by Sam Harris
Institutions quotes by Robert G. Ingersoll
#141. It is contended by many that ours is a Christian government, founded upon the Bible, and that all who look upon the book as false or foolish are destroying the foundation of our country. The truth is, our government is not founded upon the rights of gods, but upon the rights of men. Our Constitution was framed, not to declare and uphold the deity of Christ, but the sacredness of humanity. Ours is the first government made by the people and for the people. It is the only nation with which the gods have had nothing to do. And yet there are some judges dishonest and cowardly enough to solemnly decide that this is a Christian country, and that our free institutions are based upon the infamous laws of Jehovah. #Quote by Robert G. Ingersoll
Institutions quotes by Sidney Hook
#142. Everyone recognizes a distinction between knowledge and wisdom ... Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values. Since these cannot be separated from the human organism and the social scene, the moral ways of man cannot be understood without knowledge of the ways of things and institutions. #Quote by Sidney Hook
Institutions quotes by Muhammad Yunus
#143. Grameen Bank was formed as an institution owned by its borrower members, who are poor women. Through its unique decision-making process, Grameen Bank has given millions of women the means to emerge from the shadows in a male-dominated society and to make something of themselves. #Quote by Muhammad Yunus
Institutions quotes by Jonathan Abrams
#144. Lance Reddick: I was alone with David, and we just got to talking. I asked him something. I remember him saying organizations can't be reformed, but people can. I rememeber being struck by it when he said it, because I knew that I had never thought of it that way, and I knew that there was something profound in the insight. Then, over time, particularly when I watched the show, I realized how we see both on the criminal side and on the police side, you see people struggling to live up to the codes of the institutions that they're a part of and seeing how it chips away at their humanity. #Quote by Jonathan Abrams
Institutions quotes by Friedrich Nietzsche
#145. Two seemingly antagonistic forces, equally deleterious in their actions and ultimately combining to produce their results, are at present ruling over our educational institutions, although these were based originally upon very different principles. These forces are: a striving to achieve the greatest possible extension of education on the one hand, and a tendency to minimize and to weaken it on the other. The first-named would fain spread learning among the greatest possible number of people; the second would compel education to renounce its highest and most independent claims in order to subordinate itself to the service of the State. #Quote by Friedrich Nietzsche
Institutions quotes by John Dewey
#146. Have not some religions, including the most influential forms of Christianity, taught that the heart of man is totally corrupt? How could the course of religion in its entire sweep not be marked by practices that are shameful in their cruelty and lustfulness, and by beliefs that are degraded and intellectually incredible? What else than what we can find could be expected, in the case of people having little knowledge and no secure method of knowing; with primitive institutions, and with so little control of natural forces that they lived in a constant state of fear? #Quote by John Dewey
Institutions quotes by James Buchan
#147. Nature is not simply a technical or economical resource, and human beings are not mere numbers. To suggest that one can somehow align all the squabbling institutions of science, environmental management, government and diplomacy in an alliance of convenience to regulate the global climate seems to me optimistic. #Quote by James Buchan
Institutions quotes by Paul Krugman
#148. Close the weak banks and impose serious capital requirements on the strong ones ... You see, it may sound hard-hearted, but you cannot keep unsound financial institutions operating simply because they provide jobs. #Quote by Paul Krugman
Institutions quotes by G.K. Chesterton
#149. Now our modern politics are full of a noisy forgetfulness; forgetfulness that the production of this [man's] happy and conscious life is after all the aim of all complexities and compromises. We talk of nothing but useful men and working institutions; that is, we only think of the chickens as things that will lay more eggs. #Quote by G.K. Chesterton
Institutions quotes by Louis O. Kelso
#150. Thus, the capital owner is not a parasite or a rentier but a worker - a capital worker. A distinction between labor work and capital work suggests the lines along which we could develop economic institutions capable of dealing with increasingly capital-intensive production, as our present institutions cannot. #Quote by Louis O. Kelso
Institutions quotes by Olga Trujillo
#151. I was shocked and terrified to hear Dr. Summer say I had what was formerly known as multiple personality disorder. Is that like Sybil? Am I like the woman in The Three Faces of Eve? My head began to spin. What do I have inside of me? Is there a crazy person in there? What am I? I felt like a freak. I was afraid to have anyone know. I have a mental illness. People make fun of people like me. Upon hearing my diagnosis, I stopped thinking of myself as smart, creative, or clever. Even though Dr. Summer had worked hard to help me understand that I had developed an amazingly adaptive survival technique, I no longer thought of it that way at all.

I was overwhelmed by fear and shame. The words multiple personality disorder echoed in my mind. I thought of all the ways people with multiple personalities were ridiculed and marginalized: They're locked away in mental institutions. They are really sick. I'm not going to be the subject of people's jokes. I am a lawyer. I work at the U.S. Department of Justice. The more I thought about it, the deeper my despair grew. #Quote by Olga Trujillo
Institutions quotes by K.P. Yohannan
#152. The lesson is obvious. True missionaries concentrate on doing the work of Mark 16:15 rather than operating social-welfare programs. True missionaries serve the message of Christ, not the institutions of the church. #Quote by K.P. Yohannan
Institutions quotes by Georges Canguilhem
#153. Now it is usual-but not to say normal-for people to interest themselves primarily in means, without noticing that means exist only in relation to ends and that, in accepting certain means, they unconsciously accept the ends that make them so. In other words, they accept whatever philosophy happens to be embodied in the values and institutions of a particular civilation. #Quote by Georges Canguilhem
Institutions quotes by Yuval Levin
#154. efforts and character of institutions like these can grow into a way of life when the people involved in them put them at the center of their cultural existence and identity and, as it were, fall into orbit around their rich moral core. #Quote by Yuval Levin
Institutions quotes by Thomas C. Foster
#155. Education is mostly about institutions and getting tickets stamped; learning is what we do for ourselves. When we're lucky, they go together. If I had to choose, I'd take learning. #Quote by Thomas C. Foster
Institutions quotes by Henry A. Kissinger
#156. I do not know what will happen in China politically. I do know that it is impossible to maintain the communist system or probably even a strict one-party system when the economy becomes so pluralistic. Now, what form that takes and what institutions will evolve, I do not have a clear view about. I do not think the United States, as a general principle, ought to intervene in this. #Quote by Henry A. Kissinger
Institutions quotes by Sonia Johnson
#157. One of my favorite fantasies is that next Sunday not one single woman, in any country of the world, will go to church. If women simply stop giving our time and energy to the institutions that oppress, they would have to cease to do so. #Quote by Sonia Johnson
Institutions quotes by William Morton Wheeler
#158. But if the ants are not despondent because they have failed to produce a new social invention or convention in 65 million years, why should we be discouraged because some of our institutions and castes have not been able to evolve a new idea in the past fifty centuries? #Quote by William Morton Wheeler
Institutions quotes by Dorothea Brande
#159. The games of the ancient Greeks were, in their original institutions, religious solemnities. #Quote by Dorothea Brande
Institutions quotes by Gordon Gee
#160. To be sure, American higher education is a diverse ecosystem, comprising institutions of all sizes, price tags, and mission statements. #Quote by Gordon Gee
Institutions quotes by H.P. Lovecraft
#161. Only two of the prisoners were found sane enough to be hanged, and the rest were committed to various institutions. #Quote by H.P. Lovecraft
Institutions quotes by Francis Fukuyama
#162. The degree to which people in developed countries take political institutions for granted was very much evident in the way that the United States planned, or failed to plan, for the aftermath of its 2003 invasion of Iraq. #Quote by Francis Fukuyama
Institutions quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#163. The solution to the nation's problems, depends on the true American achievers. It's people like you, playing by the rules and celebrating and continuing to remind people of the traditions and institutions that made this country great, who can re-create a society that is great once more. It's only by doing the right thing that this country is going to fix itself and survive. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Institutions quotes by Noam Chomsky
#164. In Latin America, specialists and polling organisations have, for some time, observed that the extension of formal democracy was accompanied by an increasing disillusionment about democracy and a lack of faith in democratic institutions. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Institutions quotes by Robert Jackson
#165. To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic ceremonies are voluntary ... is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of our institutions to free minds. #Quote by Robert Jackson
Institutions quotes by Ernest Kurtz
#166. To acknowledge, to accept, and to forgive one's parents - both what they gave and what they did not give, both one's dependence upon them and one's independence of them - is the ultimate hallmark of maturity: a perception as valid for institutions as for individuals. #Quote by Ernest Kurtz
Institutions quotes by Atifete Jahjaga
#167. We must remember that democracy works when given time to develop, mature and deliver. People must have access to information for informed debate. Government institutions must treat citizens fairly, and with dignity, while responding to their needs. #Quote by Atifete Jahjaga
Institutions quotes by Peter Gelderloos
#168. At first glance, a militant conception of revolution seems more impractical than a nonviolent conception, but this is because it is realistic. People need to understand that capitalism, the state, white supremacy, imperialism, and patriarchy all constitute a war against the people of this planet. And revolution is an intensification of that war. We cannot liberate ourselves and create the worlds we want to live in if we think of fundamental social change as shining a light in the darkness, winning hearts and minds, speaking truth to power, bearing witness, capturing people's attention, or any other passive parade. Millions of people die every year on this planet for no better reason than a lack of clean drinking water. Because the governments and corporations that have usurped control of the commons have not found a way to profit from those people's lives, they let them die. Millions of people die every year because a few corporations and their allied governments do not want to allow the production of generic AIDS drugs and other medicine. Do you think the institutions and the elite individuals who hold the power of life or death over millions give a fuck about our protests? They have declared war on us, and we need to take it back to them. Not because we are angry (though we should be), not to get revenge, and not because we are acting impulsively, but because we have weighed the possibility of freedom against the certainty of shame from living under whatever form of dominat #Quote by Peter Gelderloos
Institutions quotes by Marilynne Robinson
#169. What if good institutions were in fact the product of good intentions? What if the cynicism that is supposed to be rigor and the acquisitiveness that is supposed to be realism are making us forget the origins of the greatness we lay claim to - power and wealth as secondary consequences of the progress of freedom, or, as Whitman would prefer, Democracy? #Quote by Marilynne Robinson
Institutions quotes by Christopher Hitchens
#170. Believers are supposed to hold that the pope is the vicar of Christ on earth, and the keeper of the keys of Saint Peter. They are of course free to believe this, and to believe that god decides when to end the tenure of one pope or (more important) to inaugurate the tenure of another. This would involve believing in the death of an anti-Nazi pope, and the accession of a pro-Nazi one, as a matter of divine will, a few months before Hitler's invasion of Poland and the opening of the Second World War. Studying that war, one can perhaps accept that 25 percent of the SS were practicing Catholics and that no Catholic was ever even threatened with excommunication for participating in war crimes. (Joseph Goebbels was excommunicated, but that was earlier on, and he had after all brought it on himself for the offense of marrying a Protestant.) Human beings and institutions are imperfect, to be sure. But there could be no clearer or more vivid proof that holy institutions are man-made. #Quote by Christopher Hitchens
Institutions quotes by John Rawls
#171. When the basic structure of society is publicly known to satisfy its principles for an extended period of time, those subject to these arrangements tend to develop a desire to act in accordance with these principles and to do their part in institutions which exemplify them #Quote by John Rawls
Institutions quotes by Fethullah Gulen
#172. Some [people] think that there is a central organization responsible for all the institutions they wrongly think affiliated with me. They ignore the zeal of many to serve humanity and to gain God's good pleasure in doing so. They ignore people's generosity. Such misunderstandings may lead others to have suspicions about the financial resources of the schools. #Quote by Fethullah Gulen
Institutions quotes by Ben Bernanke
#173. Well, the U.S., of course, is the world's largest economy. It's about a quarter of the world's output. It's also home to many of the largest financial institutions and financial markets. #Quote by Ben Bernanke
Institutions quotes by Albert Mohler
#174. An institution has to decide, and it's not just an option, it's a responsibility, how much diversity can be tolerated. #Quote by Albert Mohler
Institutions quotes by Gary Johnson
#175. All I suggest is to make K-12 like higher education. Higher education in the United States is the best in the world because these institutions compete with each other for your tuition dollar. Let's just bring competition to public education. #Quote by Gary Johnson
Institutions quotes by Liberty Hyde Bailey
#176. Extension work is not exhortation. Nor is it exploitation of the people, or advertising of an institution, or publicity work for securing students. It is a plain, earnest, and continuous effort to meet the needs of the people on their own farms and in the localities. #Quote by Liberty Hyde Bailey
Institutions quotes by Luther Standing Bear
#177. Today the children of our public schools are taught more of the history, heroes, legends, and sagas of the old world than of the land of their birth, while they are furnished with little material on the people and institutions that are truly American. #Quote by Luther Standing Bear
Institutions quotes by David Halberstam
#178. Advertising," he wrote, "now compares with such long-standing institutions as the school and the church in the magnitude of its social influence. It dominates the media, it has vast power in the shaping of popular standards and it is really one of the very limited groups of institutions which exercise social control. #Quote by David Halberstam
Institutions quotes by Jack Kevorkian
#179. This ( ... ) had made me aware for the first time of the well-disguised myth that they and the academic institutions they represent are bastions of a free exchange of ideas. They are -but only of those ideas that don't 'rock the boat', that refrain from challenging hallowed taboos. #Quote by Jack Kevorkian
Institutions quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#180. Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man. His character determines the character of the organization. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Institutions quotes by Maajid Nawaz
#181. Yes, women should be free to cover their faces when walking down the street. But in our schools, hospitals, airports, banks and civil institutions, it is not unreasonable - nor contrary to the teachings of Islam - to expect women to show the one thing that allows the rest of us to identify them ... namely, their face. #Quote by Maajid Nawaz
Institutions quotes by Noam Chomsky
#182. The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don't know how to be submissive, and so on
because they're dysfunctional to the institutions. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Institutions quotes by Helmuth James Graf Von Moltke
#183. The Army is the most outstanding institution in every country, for it alone makes possible the existence of all civic institutions. #Quote by Helmuth James Graf Von Moltke
Institutions quotes by Peter Drucker
#184. Without institution there is no management. But without management there is no institution. #Quote by Peter Drucker
Institutions quotes by Masha Gessen
#185. In the middle to late 1970s, when Putin joined the KGB, the secret police, like all Soviet institutions, was undergoing a phase of extreme bloating. Its growing number of directorates and departments were producing mountains of information that had no clear purpose, application, or meaning. An entire army of men and a few women spent their lives compiling newspaper clippings, transcripts of tapped telephone conversations, reports of people followed and trivia learned, and all of this made its way to the top of the KGB pyramid, and then to the leadership of the Communist Party, largely unprocessed and virtually unanalyzed. #Quote by Masha Gessen
Institutions quotes by Shamus Rahman Khan
#186. Being an elite is not a mere possession or something "within" an actor (skills, talents, and human capital); it is an embodied performative act enabled by by both possessions and the inscriptions that accompany experiences within elite institutions (schools, clubs, families, networks, etc.). Our bodily tastes, dispositions, and tendencies are not simply something we're born with; they are things that are produced through our experiences in the world. Not only do they occur in our minds, but they are things we enact repeatedly so that soon these performances look less and less like an artificial role we're playing- a role that might advantage us- and instead look more and more like just who we naturally are. pg. 136 #Quote by Shamus Rahman Khan
Institutions quotes by Sunday Adelaja
#187. We must stop calling bribes in our higher institutions "helping my child to gain admission. #Quote by Sunday Adelaja
Institutions quotes by Edward Gibbon
#188. The value of money has been settled by general consent to express our wants and our property, as letters were invented to express our ideas; and both these institutions, by giving a more active energy to the powers and passions of human nature, have contributed to multiply the objects they were designed to represent. #Quote by Edward Gibbon
Institutions quotes by Douglas Adams
#189. There is a piece of me that likes to fondly imagine my maverick and rebellious nature. But, more accurately, I like to have a nice and cosy institution that I can rub up against a little bit. #Quote by Douglas Adams
Institutions quotes by Cal Thomas
#190. Government has a legitimate function, but the private sector has one too, and it is superior. In other words, people are better than institutions. #Quote by Cal Thomas
Institutions quotes by Lewis M. Branscomb
#191. Technological innovation is the successful implementation (in commerce or management) of a technical idea new to the institution creating it. #Quote by Lewis M. Branscomb
Institutions quotes by Franklin Pierce
#192. In expressing briefly my views upon an important subject which has recently agitated the nation ... , I fervently hope that the question is at rest and that no sectional or ambitious or fanatical excitement may again threaten the durability of our institutions. #Quote by Franklin Pierce
Institutions quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#193. We are overdone with banking institutions, which have banished the precious metals, and substituted a more fluctuating and unsafe medium ... These have withdrawn capital from useful improvements and employments to nourish idleness ... These are evils more easily to be deplored than remedied. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Institutions quotes by Philip Yancey
#194. We admit that we will never reach our ideal in this life, a distinctive the church claims that most other human institutions try to deny. #Quote by Philip Yancey
Institutions quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#195. Revolutionary moments attract those who are not good enough for established institutions as well as those who are too good for them. #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Institutions quotes by D. Patrick Miller
#196. Religion is a set of social and political institutions and spirituality is a private pursuit which may or may not take place in a church setting. #Quote by D. Patrick Miller
Institutions quotes by Michael Graves
#197. When you do what I do, there are a lot of institutions that give you awards. I've gotten maybe 20 medals. They're glorious, and there's a spirit behind them. But sometimes they give you this dreadful modern glass thing. I wish everyone could afford a loving cup. #Quote by Michael Graves
Institutions quotes by Charles De Montesquieu
#198. In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions shape the chiefs of state. #Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Institutions quotes by Thomas Sowell
#199. Too many policies, programs and institutions are judged by what they are supposed to do, rather than by what they actually do and the consequences of their actions. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Institutions quotes by Howard Coble
#200. Of the five House Calendars, the Private Calendar is the one to which all Private Bills are referred. Private Bills deal with specific individuals, corporations, institutions, and so forth, as distinguished from public bills which deal with classes only. #Quote by Howard Coble

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