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A Quote by Albert Jay Nock on society, freedom, liberty, peace, harmony, and politics

Here is the Golden Rule of sound citizenship, the first and greatest lesson in the study of politics: you get the same order of criminality from any State to which you give power to exercise it; and whatever power you give the State to do things for you carries with it the equivalent power to do things to you. A citizenry which has learned that one short lesson has but little more left to learn.

Albert Nock

Source: http://www.mises.org/story/2352

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A Quote by Abraham Joshua Heschel on prayer, society, and activism

Prayer is meaningless unless it is subversive, unless it seeks to overthrow and to ruin the pyramids of callousness, hatred, opportunism, falsehoods. The liturgical movement must become a revolutionary movement, seeking to overthrow the forces that continue to destroy the promise, the hope, the vision.

Abraham Joshua Heschel

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A Quote by Alanis Morissette on life, society, and fear

Why are you so petrified of silence, here can you handle this? Did you think about your bills, your ex, your deadlines or when you think you're gonna die? Or did you long for the next distraction...

Alanis Morissette

Source: All I Really Want

Contributed by: Jeannette

A Quote by Dr. Gregory Walter Graffin on faith, religion, evidence, and society

Faith in your partner, your fellow men, your friends, is very important, because without it there's no mutual component to your relationship, and relationships are important. So faith plays an important role, but faith in people you don't know, faith in religious or political leaders or even people on stages, people who are popular in the public eye, you shouldn't have faith in those people. You should listen to what they have to say and use it. It might give you some ideas on how to view the world, but ultimately you have to base your views on evidence. Evidence comes from your own eyes and ears. But of course this [philosophy] is in a society where the concept of "cool" doesn't apply and unfortunately we're far away from that.

Greg Graffin

Source: http://www.nyrock.com/interviews/badreligion.htm

Contributed by: Ryan

A Quote by Aldous Leonard Huxley on life, drugs, and society

"The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out. He will be wiser but less sure, happier but less self-satisfied, humbler in acknowledging his ignorance yet better equipped to understand the relationship of words to things, of systematic reasoning to the unfathomable mystery which it tries, forever vainly, to comprehend.''

Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)

Source: The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell (Perennial Classics)

Contributed by: katers

A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on compassion, poverty, morality, and society

True compassion is more than throwing a coin to a beggar.  It demands of our humanity that if we live in a society that produces beggars, we are morally commanded to restructure that society.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

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A Quote by Guy Debord on society, modern, spectacle, representation, pseudo-world, and images

   In societies where modern conditions of productions prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into representation. The images detached from every aspect of life fuse in a common stream in which the unity of this life can no longer be re-established. Reality considered partially unfolds, in its own general unity as a pseudo-world apart, an object of mere contemplation . . . The spectacle is not a collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images.

Guy Debord

Source: The Society of the Spectacle

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A Quote by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky on originality, creativity, compliance, society, yes man, surrender, and career

What tender and devoted mother wouldn't be dismayed and ill with terror at her son's or daughter's stepping even one hair's breath off the beaten track. No, better let him be happy and live in comfort without originality, is what every mother thinks when she rocks the cradle. The only person among us who can fail to reach the general's rank is the original man - in other words, the man who won't be quiet.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821 - 1881)

Source: The Idiot

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A Quote by Supreme Court Justice William J. Br on principal, moral, ethic, first amendment, free speech, government, prohibit, ban, censor, offensive, disagreeable, society, and community

If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.

William Brennen

Source: Texas V. Johnson

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A Quote by John Lennon on society, war, and insanity

Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.

John Lennon (1940 - 1980)

Source: http://www3.thinkexist.com/quotes/john_lennon/

Contributed by: Eric

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