A Quote by Roland Barthes on creation, magic, passion, and population

I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals: I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.

Roland Barthes (1915 - 1980)

Source: Mythologies, "La nouvelle Citroen"

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on action, government, laws, and population

If government knew how, I should like to see it check, not multiply, the population. When it reaches its true law of action, every man that is born will be hailed as essential.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on books, brothers, celebrity, determination, diet, exercise, imagination, libraries, life, majorities, population, and women

Imagine of all of life were determined by majority rule. Every meal would be a pizza. Every pair of pants, even those in a Brooks Brothers suit, would be stonewashed denim. Celebrity diet and exercise books would be the only thing on library shelves. And-since women are a majority of the population-we'd all be married to Mel Gibson.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Matt Spinks on inferiority, kindness, people, population, practice, society, and superiority

I am one of the people who threaten them. I am a freak, and according to them anyone who goes against the mold must be eliminated. They practice a kind of reverse eugenics: instead of removing the inferior members of the population, they seek to remove all the superior individuals so that their degraded state becomes the norm, and they no longer feel threatened. Thus, tormenting a freak is looked upon highly in their society

Matt Spinks

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A Quote by Marjorie Harris on compassion, earth, existence, garden, imagination, life, meaning, population, survival, time, and work

Soil is a resource, a living, breathing entity that, if treated properly, will maintain itself. It's our lifeline for survival. When it has finally been depleted, the human population will disappear. . . . Project you imagination into the soil below you next time you go into the garden. Think with compassion of the life that exists there. Think, the drama, the sexuality, the harvesting, the work that carries on ceaselessly. Think about the meaning of being a steward for the earth.

Marjorie Harris

Source: the Garden, 1995

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A Quote by John T. Conner on population, science, and success

It's not population or enormous resources which open the golden doors to success, but a skillful use of brains and scientific know-how.

John T. Conner

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by John Sculley on education, ignorance, nations, and population

Nothing will divide this nation more than ignorance, and nothing can bring us together better than an educated population.

John Sculley

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A Quote by J. Michael Straczynski on army, dictatorship, force, freedom, government, learning, needs, population, power, and universe

No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand. The Centauri learned this lesson once. We will teach it to them again. Though it take a thousand years, we will be free.

J. Michael Straczynski

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A Quote by Henrik Ibsen on agreement, intelligence, lies, majorities, people, population, society, and world

The majority is never right. Never, I tell you! That's one of these lies in society that no free and intelligent man can help rebelling against. Who are the people that make up the biggest proportion of the population the intelligent ones or the fools? I think we can agree it's the fools, no matter where you go in this world, it's the fools that form the overwhelming majority.

Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)

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A Quote by G. M. Trevelyan on education, population, reading, and worth

Education . . . has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.

G. M. Trevelyan

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