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Neither the life of an individual nor the history of
by C. Wright Mills

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of
a society can be understood without understanding both.
- C. Wright Mills

Related topics: Society

Prestige is the shadow of money and power.
- C. Wright Mills

People with advantages are loath to believe that they
just happen to be people with advantages.
- C. Wright Mills

Every revolution has its counterrevolution -
that is a sign the revolution is for real.
- C. Wright Mills

 

What ordinary men are directly aware of and what they
try to do are bounded by the private orbits in which they live;
their visions and their powers are limited.
- C. Wright Mills

The principal cause of war is war itself.
- C. Wright Mills

In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity
has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.
- C. Wright Mills

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America is a nation with no truly national city,
no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center,
the political capital, and the financial hub.
- C. Wright Mills

Power is not of a man.
Wealth does not center in the person of the wealthy.
Celebrity is not inherent in any personality.
To be celebrated, to be wealthy, to have power requires
access to major institutions.
- C. Wright Mills

The nearest the modern general or admiral comes to
a small-arms encounter of any sort is at a duck hunt
in the company of corporation executives at the retreat of Continental Motors,
Inc.
- C. Wright Mills

Not wishing to be disturbed over moral issues of the political economy,
Americans cling to the notion that the government is
a sort of automatic machine,
regulated by the balancing of competing interests.
- C. Wright Mills

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

They who can give up essential liberty
to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

Where there is charity and wisdom,
there is neither fear nor ignorance.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Know that life is most joyful when you
neither attempt to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

Neither a borrower nor a lender be,
For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
- William Shakespeare

Neither blame or praise yourself.
- Plutarch

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

Cowardice asks the question - is it safe?
Expediency asks the question - is it politic?
Vanity asks the question - is it popular?
But conscience asks the question - is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it BECAUSE it is right.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friendship is all about Mutuality,
neither Individuality nor Singularity.
- Aparna Chatterjee

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It is neither wealth nor splendor;
but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Service which is rendered without joy
helps neither the servant nor the served.
But all other pleasures and possessions
pale into nothingness before service
which is rendered in a spirit of joy.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes
is a sign of want of education.
To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun.
To accuse neither oneself nor others
shows that one's education is complete.
- Epictetus

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone -
but paradoxically, if we cannot trust,
neither can we find love or joy.
- Walter Anderson

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...
Every step toward the goal of justice
requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle;
the tireless exertions and
passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The "stories" we choose to tell about our past
are never what a video camera would have recorded.
We can tell a sad story or a happy story,
and neither story is either
more accurate or "better" than the other story.
The difference is that one story causes us to suffer,
while the other brings us joy. I choose joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone,
"it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
- Lewis Carroll

The largest party in America, by the way,
is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans.
It's the party of non-voters.
- Robert Reich

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

I've been married to one Marxist and one Fascist,
and neither one would take the garbage out.
- Lee Grant

Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in.
Aim at earth and you get neither.
- C. S. Lewis

A peace is of the nature of a conquest;
for then both parties nobly are subdued,
and neither party loser.
- William Shakespeare

You can make a lot of money in this game.
Just ask my ex-wives.
Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
- Lee Trevino

The unpredictable and irregular happenings
of life's cycles are an inherent part of their nature.
There are droughts and heat waves, injuries occur.
The lion eats the zebra -
one is nourished, one dies - neither failed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Exercise to stimulate, not to annihilate.
The world wasn't formed in a day, and neither were we.
Set small goals and build upon them.
- Lee Haney

Marriage is neither heaven nor hell,
it is simply purgatory.
- Abraham Lincoln

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.
Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau

You are not your mind. You, a Spiritual BEing,
are neither your mind nor your body.
Mind and body are your tools - to use as you choose.
Sometimes your body appears to have a will of its own,
as when it twitches or pains.
Likewise, your mind often appears to have its own will.
That incessant chattering of regret, disappointment, guilt,
shame, foreboding, worry, and fear
is your Rattlesnake Mind striking off on its own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My parents were neither wealthy nor academic,
but we lived comfortably and they were always extremely
supportive of my academic efforts and aspirations,
both at school and university.
- Paul Nurse

It is best to rise from life as from a banquet,
neither thirsty nor drunken.
- Aristotle

Neither of us, me nor Dennis, is cavalier about a breakup.
We both behaved very honorably.
- Meg Ryan

It is neither the statesman nor the friend who is asking
your help and assistance,
but simply the man.
- Pierre Laval

I am neither a child, a young man, nor an ancient;
nor am I of any caste.
- Guru Nanak

I'm neither sexy nor a star.
- Wentworth Miller

If your parents never had children, chances are...
neither will you.
- Dick Cavett

I am coming more and more to the conviction that the
necessity of our geometry cannot be demonstrated,
at least neither by, nor for, the human intellect.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss

It is not Kafka's fault that his wonderful writings
have lately turned into a fad,
and are read by people who have neither the ability
nor the desire to absorb literature.
- Herman Hesse

Just as the Russians and the Soviets didn't manage
to wipe out languages in Lithuania,
neither have they managed to wipe out religion to the
extent that we had feared.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

Neither does man have gills for living in a water environment;
yet it is not sinful to explore the depths of the oceans
in search of food or other blessings.
- Walter Lang

In a manner of speaking, the poem is its own knower,
neither poet nor reader knowing anything that the poem
says apart from the words of the poem.
- Allen Tate

The universe seems neither benign nor hostile,
merely indifferent.
- Carl Sagan

As neither of these two great research scientists was
able to find the solution to the mystery,
it is small wonder that none of their contemporaries
were able to do so either.
- Robert Barany

Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness;
nothing but faith,
faith and freedom.
- Gustave Flaubert

Two things I take very seriously in life.
My golf game and my relationship with God.
Neither one is simple.
- Cheryl Ladd

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal.
There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in
the republic of the grave.
- John James Ingalls

The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the
tail of a dog which neither covers its rear end,
nor protects it from the bites of insects.
- Chanakya

I disliked singing in English and neither liked the
story nor the character of Cressida.
- Walter Legge

Many promising reconciliations have broken down because
while both parties come prepared to forgive,
neither party come prepared to be forgiven.
- Charles Williams

I am neither a homosexual nor a eunuch,
nor have I ever taken any vows of chastity.
- Paul Getty

Of course, neither David or myself ever saw a penny from them;
it was the early days of merchandising.
- Robert Vaughn

Eve wasn't a size 6 and neither am I. - Delta Burke


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