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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.

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

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

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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 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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given
me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled
thinking of our modern day.
It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.
- Hamlin Garland

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

In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly
pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act.
- Jacques Ellul

A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined;
one discovers how far one can go only by traveling
in a straight line until one is stopped.
- Norman Mailer

In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to
concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period.
- Edward Hopper

Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age.
They shouldn't have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.
- David Lodge

The susceptibility of the average modern to pictorial
suggestion enables advertising to exploit his lessened power of judgment.
- Johan Huizinga

Next, we will create a modern immigration law.
- Gerhard Schroder

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

The argument of the broken window pane is the most
valuable argument in modern politics.
- Emmeline Pankhurst

It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting
anything with perfect determinism because it deals
with probabilities from the outset.
- Arthur Eddington

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

We are so Post-Modern that we don't realize how Post-Modern we are anymore.
- Larry Wall

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

But I can't really say there is too much modern music
that I'm blown away by at this moment.
- Duncan Sheik

It has been claimed at times that our modern age of
technology facilitates dictatorship.
- Henry A. Wallace

While I've had a great distaste for what's usually
called song in modern poetry or for what's usually called music,
I really don't think of speech as so far from song.
- David Antin

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

It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern
thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in
every other respect than in morality.
- Lafcadio Hearn

The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one,
and every one of its main aspects, moral,
political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
- Christopher Dawson

The Olympic Games of the Modern Era began in 1896 in the city of Athens.
- Bill Toomey

I don't understand what modern clothes are about at all.
- Julie Harris

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

They don't think we're in touch with modern Britain,
or understand modern Britain or like modern Britain.
- Francis Maude

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

It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants
has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.
- Henry A. Wallace

In modern pharmacology it's so clear that even if you
have a fixed dose of a drug,
the individuals respond very differently to one and the same dose.
- Arvid Carlsson

It is not hard to understand modern art.
If it hangs on a wall it's a painting,
and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.
- Tom Stoppard

It would be flattering to call it a modern Dirty Harry,
but I think this film deals more with the loss of his
wife than the traditional revenge vigilante films.
- Vin Diesel

Today painters do not have to go to a subject matter outside of themselves.
Most modern painters work from a different source.
They work from within.
- Jackson Pollock

When I was 14 years old, I was a huge fan of the Velvets,
the Stooges and the Modern Lovers.
They are my three favourite bands.
I never get sick of 'em.
- Evan Dando

However, in modern conceptual frameworks there is a more sophisticated view.
I would say that the act of music exists in several worlds simultaneously.
- Robert Fripp

Modern diplomats approach every problem with an open mouth.
- Arthur Joseph Goldberg

However, we might oppose it, abortion is a sad feature of modern life.
- Robert Casey

You know one of the causes of modern despair is the
fact that we have had proposed to us,
from various quarters, an impossible perfection.
- Morris West

The critical method which denies literary modernity would appear -
and even,
in certain respects, would be - the most modern of critical movements.
- Paul de Man

I don't listen to much modern composition.
- Colin Greenwood

The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.
- T. E. Lawrence

Nowadays there is more dynamism in chess,
modern players like to take the initiative.
Usually they are poor defenders though.
- Boris Spassky

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

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes,
in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer
to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
- Winston Churchill

The Romans used every housing form known today and
they have a remarkably modern look.
- Stephen Gardiner

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

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern.
No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated.
- Ellen Glasgow

In point of substantial merit the law school belongs
in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing.
- Thorstein Veblen

It was my Uncle George who discovered that alcohol
was a food well in advance of modern medical thought.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Nothing will see us through the age we're entering but high consciousness,
and that comes hard.
We don't have a good, modern myth yet,
and we need one.
- Robert Johnson

All the modern verse plays, they're terrible;
they're mostly about the poetry.
It's more important that the play is first.
- Denis Johnson

Art cannot be modern.
Art is primordially eternal.
- Egon Schiele

In the Arab world, there is no link between the cultural
habits of peoples and the ways of thinking and creating of modern intellectuals.
They are two separate worlds.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Modern poets talk against business, poor things,
but all of us write for money.
Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
- Robert Frost

We decided to do some of Merle's things with modern instrumentation.
We used a flute, a bass clarinet, a trumpet,
a clarinet, drums, a guitar, vibes and a piano.
- Tennessee Ernie Ford


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