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Patrick Geddes Quotes and Sayings

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Each social formation, through each of its material activities,
exerts its influence upon the civic whole;
and each of its ideas and ideals wins also its place and power.
- Patrick Geddes

But a city is more than a place in space,
it is a drama in time.
- Patrick Geddes

Instead of isolating our school and our many subjects
from the every day world,
we intend to plant it not merely in the French capital,
but in what for next summer at least will be the focal point,
the capital of the entire civilized world.
- Patrick Geddes

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

 

A friend or co-worker shares a political,
religious, economic, or social opinion
that is opposite to yours -
does that drive a wedge between your hearts?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Interdependence is and ought to be
as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency.
Man is a social being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

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Like music and art, love of nature is a common language
that can transcend political or social boundaries.
- Jimmy Carter

Adolescence is when girls experience social pressure
to put aside their authentic selves and to display
only a small portion of their gifts.
- Mary Pipher

Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely
ones in virtually every social situation,
from dating to trial by jury.
- Martha Beck

Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
- Margaret Mead

To whom does design address itself: to the greatest number,
to the specialist of an enlightened matter,
to a privileged social class? Design addresses itself to the need.
- Charles Eames

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy
of this period of social transition
was not the strident clamor of the bad people,
but the appalling silence of the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Another day, another dollar, another war, another tower
Went up where the homeless had their home.
- Jewel

People are going to behave however the social norms permit,
and beyond that.
- Max Cannon

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to
recognize identities in spite of change.
Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Parents need all the help they can get.
The strongest as well as the most fragile family requires
a vital network of social supports.
- Bernice Weissbourd

Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure,
has become very largely a commodity,
and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that
it is a social requirement,
too.
- Jan Morris

The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do
is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.
- Carl Jung

Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense.
I just use the money for the poor.
I can't stop to count it.
- Evita Peron

I claim that human mind or human society
is not divided into watertight compartments
called social, political and religious.
All act and react upon one another.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Education is a social process.
Education is growth.
Education is, not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

Wisdom I know is social.
She seeks her fellows.
But Beauty is jealous,
and illy bears the presence of a rival.
- Thomas Jefferson

Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley

To be social is to be forgiving.
- Robert Frost

The extension of women's rights is the basic principle of all social progress.
- Charles Fourier

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form,
with a limited audience, I recognized film as this
extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people.
- Kathryn Bigelow

Living in a tower, however secure it may feel,
is hardly a social attribute.
- Dirk Bogarde

The President has no real plan to address the fiscal
challenges arising from the retirement of the baby boom generation,
let alone a plan to fix Social Security.
- Jack Reed

Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.
- Marquis de Sade

I was plunged into what was known as the debutante social whirl.
This was one of the ways fathers justified their own
hard work and sacrifices.
- Gene Tierney

Like any working mother I find it hard to have a social life.
But my kids are so well adjusted.
There isn't a brat bone in their body so I haven't done anything that bad.
- Ruby Wax

David knew everyone because he's such a social butterfly.
- Stephen Stills

My work has social implications, it functions in a social arena.
- Andres Serrano

If the economy is strained, then Social Security,
like the rest of the government, will be,
too.
- Mark Dayton

Work for most people is really very social,
and the actual thinking is often done in community.
- Tobias Wolff

Social Security is a social insurance program -
it is not designed to be the same thing as a 401(k).
- Paul Krugman

From a social perspective, I am looking for friends,
not acolytes.
- John Fahey

No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be
considered as representing the same social reality.
- Edward Sapir

My first civil disobedience arrest for social justice
was in 1986 for protesting the SDI.
- Martin Sheen

I first got involved in theater in 1968,
at the height of a social tumult.
I was a poet.
- August Wilson

We promote domestic savings by also things like the
personal accounts associated with the president's Social Security initiative,
which over time would generate more savings.
- John W. Snow

I consider myself a moderate Republican.
I have very, very moderate social views,
and I'm pretty strong on, on defense matters.
- Colin Powell

The fundamental concept in social science is Power,
in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics.
- Bertrand Russell

Social justice cannot be attained by violence.
Violence kills what it intends to create.
- Pope John Paul II

The social sciences, I thought, needed the same kind
of rigor and the same mathematical underpinnings that
had made the "hard" sciences so brilliantly successful.
- Herbert Simon

The administration is manufacturing a crisis that does
not exist in order to dismantle Social Security.
- Jack Reed

Joan organizes our social life, and on weekends I follow her around.
- Robert B. Parker

Prostitution presents a moral, economic and social
problem that cannot be resolved juridically.
- Frederica Montseny

But someone like Claude Chabrol tries to make a connection
between the society in which we live and the social
reasons which make monsters out of some people.
- Isabelle Huppert

My habit of glorifying things far away in space and time,
also contributed to my social isolation.
- Luke Ford

If there is technological advance without social advance,
there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.
- Michael Harrington

If you have a priest that is pushing social justice,
go find another parish.
Go alert your bishop.
- Glenn Beck

In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely
the bee sting of etiquette,
but the snake bite of moral order.
- Florence King

Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress.
Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant;
fail to use them and it is weak.
- Walter Lippmann

The problem of social organization is how to set up
an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm,
capitalism is that kind of a system.
- Milton Friedman

Primates will continue to play social games without
the least insight into what is killing them.
- Keith Henson

I believe that social security should be a universal
retirement guarantee and not means tested.
- Steve Israel

It's hard to exaggerate the importance of preserving
the financial integrity of Social Security.
- Bill Delahunt

We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations
of Americans without privatizing this important program.
- Richard Neal

The social and industrial structure of America is founded
upon an enlightened citizenship.
- Bainbridge Colby

The social arrangements that produce responsibility
are arrangements that create coercion,
of some sort.
- Garrett Hardin

The business that people do in LA on the social level is amazing.
You go to a restaurant, bump into this guy or that guy.
The next day you get a call, and they want you in their movie.
- Kevin Bacon

I used to live a very social life and never spend much
solitary time looking at birds or reading.
- Lynda Barry

The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade.
I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather
than a pathology of the individual.
- Philip Zimbardo

The money the president wants to borrow for Iraq will
come directly out of the American taxpayer wallets
in the form of Medicare and Social Security receipts.
That's your money.
- Robert Byrd

Quality afterschool programs provide safe,
engaging and fun learning experiences to help children
and youth develop their social,
emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills.
- Debbie Stabenow


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