Best 855 of Modern quotes - MyQuotes
False fears are a plague, a modern plague!
Neither the Church nor modern public opinion condemns petting, provided it stops short at a certain point.
Modern agriculture has been accurately described as a way of turning oil into food. As the price of oil continues to rise, so will the price of food.
The sum of religion, says Pythagoras, is to be like him thou worshipest. Had Pythagoras lived in our day he would have seen his mistake. The sum of modern religion is to make him thou worshipest like unto thyself.
The fundamentalists are insistent that they know best. It's a dictatorial attitude towards personal morality, which is a modern creation that came about in the 19th century.
John Buchanan Robinson
In brief, egoism in its modern interpretation, is the antithesis, not of altruism, but of idealism.
The modern day soup line is a check in the mail.
G. K. Chesterton
The huge modern heresy is to alter the human soul to fit modern social conditions, instead of altering modern social conditions to fit the human soul.
The vegetarian movement is an ancient movement and is not quite a modern one.
...Only the big food manufacturers have the wherewithal to secure FDA-approved health claims for their products and then trumpet them to the world. Generally, it is the products of modern food science that make the boldest health claims, and these are often founded on incomplete and often bad science.
Richard M. Weaver
The modern state does not comprehend how anyone can be guided by something other than itself. In its eyes pluralism is treason.
Amplification is the vice of modern oratory.
No blare of trumpets announces a modern crisis. In these matter-of-fact times, a telephone call will do.
We are so Post-Modern that we don't realize how Post-Modern we are anymore.
Somebody must trespass on the taboos of modern nationalism, in the interests of human reason. Business can't. Diplomacy won't. It has to be people like us.
All significant concepts of the modern theory of the state are secularized theological concepts.
As someone who spends a lot of her time on the road, you have to look stylish but comfortable as I'm always in motion. Either traveling for my job, for pleasure, or managing the hectic pace of the modern day.
In the modern technoindustrial culture, it is possible to proceed from infancy into senility without ever knowing manhood.
The lively oral storytelling scene in Scots and Gaelic spills over into the majority English-speaking culture, imbuing it with a strong sense of narrative drive that is essential to the modern novel, screenplay and even non-fiction.
Amongst the many definitions, there is one that may be generally agreed upon: modernity is the epoch in which simply being modern became a decisive value in itself.
Indeed, if communist central planners could have organized the economy with as much detail, precision, and flexibility as a modern-day Toyota or Wal-Mart, communism would probably still exist.
In the information age, man and spider both live in a web.
When one goes to see Modern Times, for instance, one understands much more about socialism than listening to the man who was then head of the Socialist movement in Italy.
The tattoo has a profound meaning: the superficiality of modern man's existence.
Robert Louis Stevenson
It is not for nothing, either, that the umbrella has become the very foremost badge of modern civilization--the Urim and Thummim of respectability. . . . So strongly do we feel on this point, indeed, that we are almost inclined to consider all who possess really well-conditioned umbrellas as worthy of the Franchise.
Modern war and modern civilisation are utterly incompatible...one or the other must go.
One of the most important things about looking youthful is to have a modern haircut.
The truth is that a nineteenth-century warehouse exhibits greater craft in its construction than all but the most expensive modern buildings.
The modern rule is that every woman should be her own chaperon.
Many modern philosophers claim that probability is relation between an hypothesis and the evidence for it.
An aspect of 'post-modern' approach to history is to include the mistakes and the prejudices of the era, without modernizing them or 'correcting' them according to our modern ideals.
A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of authentic democracy.
I am probably the biggest equity investor in the history of modern Russia.
Alain De Botton
The challenge of modern relationships: how to prove more interesting than the other's smartphone.
Childhood in large parts of modern Britain, at any rate, has been replaced by premature adulthood, or rather adolescence
Rita Mae Brown
We have the ability to be the Athens of modern times as opposed to the militaristic Sparta. I remind you that the Athenians wrote poetry. The Spartans did not.
Too sick to work and not sick enough to die is common in modern society.
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.
I'd like to do a little bit of everything. I think the only thing I can't do is a British accent, so that's out. No Shakespeare for me. Unless it's like one of those modern-day remakes.
We don’t know if the mythologies are fact or fiction or mix of the two. But as far as people have faith in them, they shape their values. When people lose faith in scriptures and mythologies, they easily fall prey to the fictions of the modern times, which propagate infidelity, pleasure seeking and materialism.
The biologically toxic electromagnetic cover up is one of the most destructive actions that modern governments are engaging in.
However, in modern conceptual frameworks there is a more sophisticated view. I would say that the act of music exists in several worlds simultaneously.
The Dark Ages gradually ended six centuries ago with the Renaissance, which seeded new ideas for a different world. The Renaissance ideal dominated our culture until three centuries ago, from the 14th to the 18th century, when it was superseded by modernism. Not surprisingly, this human ideal has almost been forgotten in our culture. The Renaissance, literally "re-birth", was a revival and rediscovery of classical Greek and Roman culture following the decline of culture, trade, and technology during the Dark Ages.
Ideal goals are a menace in themselves, as much in more modern philosophers as in Plato.
To remain unknown in this modern world: that, indeed, is real power.
Modern animated movies are the products not of anyone’s individual vision, but rather a scattered accumulation of compromises made out of fear by members of large committees.
Alain De Botton
I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage - which no previous society has ever believed.
I love the inappropriateness of age-old wisdom in modern slang. These things are all so wonderful to me.
Memorials become relics if they do not stir our modern conscience.
The modern human has taken a pristine natural environment and has obliterated it with pollution, technology and overpopulation.