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Richard Posner Quotes and Sayings

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As a social good, I think privacy is greatly overrated
because privacy basically means concealment.
People conceal things in order to fool other people about them.
They want to appear healthier than they are,
smarter, more honest and so forth.
- Richard Posner

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To be social is to be forgiving.
- Robert Frost

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

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

A community is democratic only when the humblest and
weakest person can enjoy the highest civil,
economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.
- A. Philip Randolph

The Bible must be considered as the great source of
all the truth by which men are to be guided in government
as well as in all social transactions.
- Noah Webster

Rather, I believe that it is very good,
if, with the aid of his songs, we can be reminded,
among other things, of the social conditions under
which Schubert had to work.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Congress has changed the Social Security system over time,
and over 20 times in the past Congress has raised taxes
on Social Security in payroll taxes into the system.
- Chris Chocola

Utopianism is probably a necessary social device for
generating the superhuman efforts without which no
major revolution is achieved.
- Eric Hobsbawm

In the state of Wisconsin it's mandated that teachers
in the social sciences and hard sciences have to start
giving environmental education by the first grade,
through high school.
- Gaylord Nelson

The journalistic vision sharpens to the point of maximum impact every event,
every individual and social configuration;
but the honing is uniform.
- George Steiner

I have a condition called Aspergers Syndrome,
which is like a mild form of autism It means I don't
interact properly in certain social situations.
- Gary Numan

You can be sure that I will always consider how changes
to Social Security will impact people with disabilities
when considering the various proposals offered for reform.
- Steve Israel

She poured a little social sewage into his ears.
- George Meredith

I believe that as a nation we must have a bipartisan
discussion about how to best preserve and protect Social
Security for our seniors and for future generations of Americans.
- Steve Israel

Good schools underpin not only our economy,
but the social fabric of our lives.
- Donald L. Carcieri

I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
- George Eliot

We need to take steps to strengthen and mend Social
Security so that its promise of a secure retirement
is just as real for seniors in the future as it is today.
- Herb Kohl

There are three major social issues that this country is struggling with:
education,
poverty, and drugs.
Two of them we talk about, and one of them we don't.
- Steven Soderbergh

Most people understand life expectancy has changed
since Social Security started in 1937 when folks lived to be 59 years old.
Today, they live to be 77 years old.
- Jack Kingston

Cults, or related social movements such as the Taliban in Afghanistan,
result in massive military expenses.
- Keith Henson

Fashion is a social agreement.
the result of a consensus of a large group of people.
- Stella Blum

Our personal consumer choices have ecological,
social, and spiritual consequences.
It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions
that underlie our lifestyles.
- David Suzuki

I didn't ever think of it as a social thing at the time.
I took it as a good story.
Maybe because I've always been kind of progressive
so I never thought of it,
you know.
- Rod Steiger

The U.N.
acts as the world's conscience, and over eighty-five
percent of the work that is done by the United Nations is in the social,
economic, educational and cultural fields.
- Shirley Temple

In a sense, every form of expression is imposed upon one by social factors,
one's own language above all.
- Edward Sapir

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

For me, the lame part of the Sixties was the political part,
the social part.
The real part was the spiritual part.
- Jerry Garcia

In Europe the various ranks of society are,
like the strata of the earth, fixed and fossilized.
There can be no great change without a terrible upheaval,
a social earthquake.
- Josiah Strong

I try to deal with the complexities of power and social life,
but as far as the visual presentation goes I purposely
avoid a high degree of difficulty.
- Barbara Kruger

In these times, the hardest task for social or political
activists is to find a way to get people to wonder
again about what we all believe is true.
The challenge is to sow doubt.
- Lawrence Lessig

Socialism is...
not only a way of life, but a certain scientific approach
to social and economic problems.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

As a civil rights leader, Mrs.
King's vision of racial peace and nonviolent social
change was a fortifying staple in advancing the civil rights movement.
- James T. Walsh

Music is the social act of communication among people,
a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.
- Malcolm Arnold

I do feel part of that generation of people who were
rather idealistic in the '70s and became disillusioned in the '80s.
Not just about social services issues,
but the world.
- Kazuo Ishiguro

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

I regard this novel as a work without redeeming social value,
unless it can be recycled as a cardboard box.
- Ellen Goodman

Social security, bank account, and credit card numbers aren't just data.
In the wrong hands they can wipe out someone's life savings,
wreck their credit and cause financial ruin.
- Melissa Bean

Technological discoveries are the spermatozoa of social change.
- C. L. R. James

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

Any relations in a social order will endure,
if there is infused into them some of that spirit of
human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality.
- George William Russell

While many hackers have the knowledge,
skills, and tools to attack computer systems,
they generally lack the motivation to cause violence
or severe economic or social harm.
- Dorothy Denning

There is no morality by instinct.
There is no social salvation in the end without taking thought;
without mastery of logic and application of logic to human experience.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

While it is clear that we need to make some adjustments
to protect Social Security for the long term,
it is disingenuous to say that the trust fund is facing a crisis.
- Carl Levin

Many students graduate from college and professional schools,
including those of social work, nursing,
medicine, teaching and law, with crushing debt burdens.
- Jon Porter

Even the most wretched individual of our present society
could not exist and develop without the cumulative
social efforts of countless generations.
- Mikhail Bakunin

The New Deal was going to redistribute the national
income according to ideals of social and economic justice.
- Garet Garrett


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