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The problem with liberal Protestantism in America is
by Peter L. Berger

The problem with liberal Protestantism in America is
not that it has not been orthodox enough,
but that it has lost a lot of religious substance.
- Peter L. Berger

In a market economy, however, the individual has some
possibility of escaping from the power of the state.
- Peter L. Berger

Some people think that as the Chinese economy becomes
more and more capitalistic it will inevitably become more democratic.
- Peter L. Berger

Let me say again that the relationship is asymmetrical:
there's no democracy without a market economy,
but you can have a market economy without democracy.
- Peter L. Berger

 

If you say simply that pressures toward democracy are created by the market,
I would say yes.
- Peter L. Berger

Even in a society as tightly controlled as Singapore's,
the market creates certain forces which perhaps in
the long run may lead to democracy.
- Peter L. Berger

So I think one can say on empirical grounds -
not because of some philosophical principle -
that you can't have democracy unless you have a market economy.
- Peter L. Berger

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We also have a cultural phenomenon: the emergence of a global culture,
or of cultural globalization.
- Peter L. Berger

But we don't have an example of a democratic society
existing in a socialist economy -
which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world.
- Peter L. Berger

I'm sure Putnam is right that there's been a decline
in certain kinds of organizations like bowling leagues.
But people participate in communities in other ways.
- Peter L. Berger

One can't understand the Christian Right and similar
movements unless one sees them as reactive -
they're reacting to what they call secular humanism.
- Peter L. Berger

The negative side to globalization is that it wipes
out entire economic systems and in doing so wipes out
the accompanying culture.
- Peter L. Berger

If the cultural elite has its way, the U.S.
will be much more like Europe.
- Peter L. Berger

Even if one is interested only in one's own society,
which is one's prerogative, one can understand that
society much better by comparing it with others.
- Peter L. Berger

The basic fault lines today are not between people
with different beliefs but between people who hold
these beliefs with an element of uncertainty and people
who hold these beliefs with a pretense of certitude.
- Peter L. Berger

Our institute's agenda is relatively simple.
We study the relationship between social-economic change and culture.
By culture we mean beliefs, values and lifestyles.
We cover a broad range of issues, and we work very internationally.
- Peter L. Berger

There is a continuum of values between the churches
and the general community.
What distinguishes the handling of these values in
the churches is mainly the heavier dosage of religious vocabulary involved.
- Peter L. Berger

When certain branches of the economy become obsolete,
as in the case of the steel industry,
not only do jobs disappear, which is obviously a terrible social hardship,
but certain cultures also disappear.
- Peter L. Berger

Some people seem to gravitate from one fundamentalism to another,
from some kind of secular fundamentalism into a religious
fundamentalism or the other way around,
which is not very helpful.
- Peter L. Berger

It has been true in Western societies and it seems
to be true elsewhere that you do not find democratic
systems apart from capitalism,
or apart from a market economy, if you prefer that term.
- Peter L. Berger

I think what I and most other sociologists of religion
wrote in the 1960s about secularization was a mistake.
Our underlying argument was that secularization and
modernity go hand in hand.
With more modernization comes more secularization.
- Peter L. Berger

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

All progress is precarious, and the solution
of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Problem: attitude.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

The first step towards the solution
of any problem is optimism.
- John Baines

The difference between what we do
and what we are capable of doing
would suffice to solve most of the world's problem.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

No problem can be solved from the same level
of consciousness that created it.
- Albert Einstein

Our real problem, then, is not our strength today;
it is rather the vital necessity of action today
to ensure our strength tomorrow.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The acceptance of oneself is
the essence of the whole moral problem
and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
- Carl Jung

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,
but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach,
but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect,
we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
- Anthony Robbins

Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is.
The only problem in your life
is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

If the only tool you have is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

We cannot solve a problem by saying,
"It's not my problem."
We cannot solve a problem by hoping that
someone else will solve it for us.
I can solve a problem only when I say,
"This is my problem and it's up to me to solve it.
- M. Scott Peck

If your only tool is a hammer,
you tend to see every problem as a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

No problem is so formidable that
you can't walk away from it.
- Charles M. Schulz' cartoon Peanuts

Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law.
It's nine-tenths of the problem.
- John Lennon

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliche
that must have been left behind in the Sixties,
that's his problem. Love and peace are eternal.
- John Lennon

It is a common experience that a problem difficult
at night is resolved in the morning after the committee
of sleep has worked on it.
- John Steinbeck

You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies -
all of life's riddles are answered in the movies.
- Steve Martin

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
- Joan Collins

I love my attitude problem.
- Anonymous

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries
of a large research staff to study the problem.
- Bill Vaughan

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck

The real problem is that the way that power is given
out in our society pits us against each other.
- Anita Hill

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

I've been amazed at how often those outside the discipline
of design assume that what designers do is decoration.
Good design is problem solving.
- Jeffery Veen

The problem with cats is that they get the exact same
look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.
- Paula Poundstone

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability
to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
- B. F. Skinner

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is
finding some humor in it.
- Frank Howard Clark

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald

The whole problem with the world is that
fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves,
but wiser people so full of doubts.
- Bertrand Russell

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with,
but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize
a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise.
It's something I long for but the biggest problem is
bending down and putting my tennis shoes on.
Once I go out I'm OK.
- David Soul

For every complex problem,
there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.
- H.L. Mencken

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

We should concentrate our work not only to a separated
housing problem but housing involved in our daily work
and all the other functions of the city.
- Alvar Aalto

My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly.
He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock


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