A Quote by Octave Mirbeau on obligation, respect, institutions, fashion, convention, moral, social, foundation, contradiction, formality, conflict, intolerable, poisoned, wound, powers, and personality

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

Source: Torture Garden

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A Quote by Henric C. Jensen on foundation, torah, respect, and prayer

We all start small. We pray and pick up what mitzvot we can practice. We respect each other and do right by others. We strive to learn what G-d wants from us through Torah study - and suddenly we are all part of the foundation on which the world is built.

Henric Jensen

Source: SoB's Take on Pirke Avot - Bits and Bobs -

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A Quote by Shrimati Indira Gandhi on peace, nations, love, individuals, foundation, and countries

Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.

Indira Gandhi (1917 - 1984)

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Jesus on morality, care, and foundation

Look, the sower went out, took a handful of seeds, and scattered them. Some fell on the road, and the birds came and gathered them. Others fell on rock, and they didn't take root in the soil and didn't produce heads of grain. Others fell on thorns, and they choked the seeds and worms ate them. And others fell on good soil, and it produced a good crop: it yielded sixty per measure and one hundred twenty per measure.


Source: Gospel of Thomas v:9

Contributed by: Lion

A Quote by Henry Hazlitt on state, government, peace, and foundation

There may have been somewhere, as a few eighteenth-century philosophers dreamed, a group of peaceful men who got together one evening after work and drew up a Social Contract to form the state. But nobody has been able to find an actual record of it. Practically all the governments whose origins are historically established were the result of conquest—of one tribe by another, one city by another, one people by another. Of course there have been constitutional conventions, but they merely changed the working rules of governments already in being.

Henry Hazlitt

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A Quote by Mitch on foundation, human, relations, and experience

The foundation of all human relations is common experience.

Mitch Thrower

Source: "The Attention Deficit Workplace" by Mitch Thrower

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