society

A Quote by F.A. Hayek on people, society, and world

There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. While the first is the condition of a free society, the second means as DeTocqueville describes it, "a new form of servitude."

F.A. Hayek

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A Quote by Erik Satie on beginning, duty, earth, good, inventions, love, music, play, questions, regret, society, thinking, trouble, and world

I often regret having come into this petty world; not that I hate the world. No . . . I love the world, I love high society and even the demimonde, since I'm a sort of demimondaine myself. But what have I come to do on this Earth, which is so earthly and so earthy? Do I have duties to perform here? have I come here to carry out a mission-a commission? Have I been sent here to amuse myself? to enjoy myself a little? . . . to forget the miseries of a beyond, which I no longer remember? Am I not unwelcome here? What should I say to all these questions? Thinking, almost from the moment of my arrival, that I was doing some good down here, I began to play a few musical airs which I myself had invented. . . . All my troubles stemmed from there.

Erik Satie (b. Alfred Erikit Leslie - Satie)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on belief, death, difficulty, laws, life, society, and present

However much we talk of the inexorable laws governing the life of individuals and of societies, we remain at the bottom convinced that in human affairs everything in more or less fortuitous. We do not even believe in the inevitability of our own death. Hence the difficulty of deciphering the present, of detecting the seeds of things to come as they germinate before our eyes. We are not attuned to seeing the inevitable.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on culture, dreams, individuality, past, society, and present

It is the individual only who is timeless. Societies, cultures, and civilizations - past and present - are often incomprehensible to outsiders, but the individual's hungers, anxieties, dreams, and preoccupations have remained unchanged through the millennia.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on action, age, books, giving, learning, life, opportunity, reward, skill, society, stability, and time

Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunities for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on life, society, and understanding

There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on ability, action, passion, society, and thought

One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Eric Hoffer on ability, action, direction, ideas, men, motives, passion, people, politics, society, and thought

The link between ideas and action is rarely direct. There is almost always an intermediate step in which the idea is overcome. De Tocqueville points out that it is at times when passions start to govern human affairs that ideas are most obviously translated into political action. The translation of ideas into action is usually in the hands of people least likely to follow rational motives. Hence, it is that action is often the nemesis of ideas, and sometimes of the men who formulate them. One of the marks of the truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action.

Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on ignorance, society, and violence

The most violent element in society is ignorance.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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A Quote by Emma Goldman on independence, society, and thought

The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.

Emma Goldman (1869 - 1940)

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