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We create an environment where it is alright to hate, to steal, to cheat, and to lie if we dress it up with symbols of respectability, dignity and love.
~ Whitney Moore Jr.

We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

We get lost in a fog of abstractions and easily forget that man is a bloodhound sniffing out the real.
~ Robert C. Pollock.

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
~ Milton Friedman.

We have produced a world of contented bodies and discontented minds.
~ Adam Clayton Powell, Keep the Faith, Baby!, 1967.

We have smothered ourselves, buried ourselves, in the vast heap of information which all of us have and none of us has.
~ Gamaliel Bradford.

We're the middle children of history... no purpose or place. We have no Great War, no Great Depression. Our great war is a spiritual war. Our great depression is our lives.
~ Movie: Fight Club, based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk.

What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
~ Henry David Thoreau Quotes.

What's wrong with this world is, it's not finished yet. It is not completed to the point where man can put his final signature to the job and say, "It is finished. We made it and it works."
~ William Faulkner, address, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 8 June 1952.

When did the future switch from being a promise to being a threat?
~ Chuck Palahniuk.

When Gandhi was asked what he thought of Western civilization, he said, "It would be nice."
~ Author Unknown.

When people go to work, they shouldn't have to leave their hearts at home.
~ Betty Bender.

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

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?
Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
~ T.S. Eliot Quotes, Choruses from The Rock.

Widespread caffeine use explains a lot about the twentieth century.
~ Greg Egan, Distress.

With each passing year, one has less to say, and knows better how to say it.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

Yes, I am positive that one of the great curatives of our evils, our maladies, social, moral, and intellectual, would be a return to the soil, a rehabilitation of the work of the fields.
~ Charles Wagner.

You can say this for ready-mixes - the next generation isn't going to have any trouble making pies exactly like mother used to make.
~ Earl Wilson.

You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.
~ Charles Kuralt.

You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.
~ Art Buchwald.

You make me sick! You are offered meat and you choose a banana-split-with-nuts.
~ Martin H. Fischer.

You taught me to be nice, so nice that now I am so full of niceness, I have no sense of right and wrong, no outrage, no passion.
~ Garrison Keillor.

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

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