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History assures us that civilizations decay quite leisurely.
~ Will and Ariel Durant, Lessons of History.

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
~ Paul Sweeney.

I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people's accomplishments; the front page nothing but man's failures.
~ Earl Warren, quoted in Sports Illustrated, 22 July 1968.

I am not quite sure what the advantage is in having a few more dollars to spend if the air is too dirty to breathe, the water too polluted to drink, the commuters are losing out in the struggle to get in and out of the city, the streets are filthy, and the schools so bad that the young perhaps wisely stay away, and the hoodlums roll citizens for some of the dollars they saved in the tax cut.
~ John Kenneth Galbraith.

I believe that one of the great problems for us as individuals is the depression and the tension resulting from existence in a world which is increasingly less pleasing to the eye.
~ Lady Bird Johnson.

I believe... that security declines as security machinery expands.
~ E.B. White.

I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it.
~ Christiaan Barnard.

I don't think you want too much sincerity in society. It would be like an iron girder in a house of cards.
~ W. Somerset Maugham Quotes.

I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do now.
~ Will Rogers Quotes.

I think God's going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.
~ Steven Wright.

I think societal instinct much deeper than sex instinct - and societal repression much more devastating.
~ D.H. Lawrence.

I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.
~ Reuben Blades.

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
~ John F. Kennedy Quotes.

If living conditions don't stop improving in this country, we're going to run out of humble beginnings for our great men.
~ Russell P. Askue.

If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all.
~ Pearl S. Buck.

If some people got their rights they would complain of being deprived of their wrongs.
~ Oliver Herford.

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on the human face - forever.
~ George Orwell Quotes.

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

In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.
~ Robert Greene Ingersoll, The New Testament, Some Reasons Why, 1881.

In spite of all our speeding it's still the style to be late.
~ Kin Hubbard.

In the lifetime of one person, we went from figuring out where we came from to figuring out how to get rid of ourselves.
~ Jack Horner, Time, 26 April 1993.

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.
~ Carl Sandburg, New York Post, 9 September 1960.

In this prostituting society, we all have to hustle, and I'd rather suck cock than kiss ass!
~ Margo St. James, attributed.

Information and communications technology unlocks the value of time, allowing and enabling multi-tasking, multi-channels, multi-this and multi-that.
~ Li Ka Shing.

Information should be used as food for thought, not poison to the soul.
~ Shellie R. Warren.

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