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A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, norms, culture, modernity, nietzsche, nature, mankind, responsibility, and man

Nietzsche recognized the prodigious accomplishment of the Greeks in at least two seismic insights:  (1) that man was somehow capable of being cultured to become more than just another heteronomous "phenomenon" within nature, society or history, i.e. he could in the most exemplary or extraordinary of cases stand in some sort of parity with the ultimate principles that shape and drive and organize existence (which is as much as to say:  the gulf between aristoi and douloi is as abysmal as the chasm between cosmos and chaos, between arche and hyle or principle and matter); and (2) that in man nature—in actuality culture—had managed to produce a true prodigy of timebinding self-mastery, "an animal that dared to promise" and to make itself live up to its promised responsibility.  Modern behaviorism and economism and scientism have undereaten the foundations of all these normative accomplishments.  All the spiritual and rational and cultural and philosophical achievements of premodern civilization had long ago become nothing more than a treasury of rhetoric for moderns to pillage and deplete.  Culturally considered, modern "culture" is de facto a form of entropy or self-parasitism, a thieving or vampiric world-order that accomplishes nothing whatsoever in the domain of norms; on the contrary it bleeds this domain down to nothing, to pathos.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Robert G. Ingersoll on progress, world, money, waste, enlighten, elevate, civilize, and mankind

Who can over estimate the progress of the world if all the money wasted in superstition could be used to enlighten, elevate and civilize mankind?

Robert Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

Source: Some Mistakes of Moses, 1879

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A Quote by Victor Hugo on justice, progress, mankind, christ, enlightened, sublime, civilization, french revolution, and society

Justice has its anger, my lord Bishop, and the wrath of justice is an element of progress. Whatever else may be said of it, the French Revolution was the greatest step forward by mankind since the coming of Christ. It was unfinished, I agree, but still it was sublime. It released the untapped springs of society; it softened hearts, appeased, tranquilized, enlightened, and set flowing through the world the tides of civilization. It was good. The French Revolution was the anointing of humanity.

Victor Hugo

Source: Les Misérables, pt. 1, bk. 1, ch. 10 (1862).

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Jim Hightower on damage deposit, bible, god, mankind, and sustainability

The Bible declares that on the sixth day God created man. Right then and there, God should have demanded a damage deposit.

Jim Hightower

Source: There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road But Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Domus Ulixes on reality, mankind, and consciousness

We will need to look, beyond reality, to find the reality behind the axiomatic reasoning of mankind itself. Perhaps we even need to look behind Consciousness itself, to find what is the foundation of reality.

Frederik Kerling

Source: questioning the single mindedness of buddha

Contributed by: Domus Ulixes

A Quote by Jonathan Swift on corn, grow, politicians, mankind, help, and farmer

Whoever makes two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before, deserves better of mankind, and does more essential service to his country than the whole race of politicians put together.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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A Quote by Kedar on humanity, man, mankind, cream, peak, best, philosophy, god, and uqv theory

The best of humanity is philosophy.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Ayn Rand on mankind, ayn, rand, fountainhead, love, and hate

[T]he person who loves everybody and feels at home everywhere is the true hater of mankind. He expects nothing of men, so no form of depravity can outrage him."
"You mean the person who says that there's some good in the worst of us?"
"I mean the person who has the filthy insolence to claim that he loves equally the man who made that statue of you and the man who makes a Mickey Mouse balloon to sell on street corners. I mean the person who loves the men who prefer the Mickey Mouse to your statue-and there are many of that kind. I mean the person who loves Joan of Arc and the salesgirls in dress shops on Broadway-with equal fervor. I mean the person who loves your beauty and the women he sees in a subway-the kind that can't cross their knees and show flesh hanging publicly over their garters-with the same sense of exaltation. I mean the person who loves the clean, steady, unfrightened eyes of man looking through a telescope and the white stare of an imbecile-equally.

Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)

Source: The Fountainhead

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A Quote by White Eagle on kingdom of heaven, mankind, stillness, quiet, and salvation

Man has to learn to seek first the kingdom of heaven, the place of stillness and quiet at the highest level of which he is capable, and then the heavenly influences can pour into him, recreate him and use him for the salvation of mankind.

White Eagle

Source: The Quiet Mind

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Jonathan Patzer on earth, body, mankind, mind, thrive, and civilization

The Earth is like our body, and mankind is our mind; we can't take care of only one if we want to thrive as a civilization.

Jonathan Patzer

Contributed by: JD

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