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Ronald Wright Quotes and Sayings

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Societies that do not eat people are fascinated by those that do.
- Ronald Wright

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Terrorism takes us back to ages we thought were long
gone if we allow it a free hand to corrupt democratic
societies and destroy the basic rules of international life.
- Jacques Chirac

We are all atheists about most of the gods
that societies have ever believed in.
Some of us just go one god further.
- Richard Dawkins

 

In most of history, societies have not been free.
It's a very rare society that is free.
The default condition of human societies is tyranny.
- Michael Novak

Think how different human societies would be if they
were based on love rather than justice.
But no such societies have ever existed on earth.
- Mortimer Adler

Military officers from different countries,
when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love,
become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities.
- William Odom

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Human societies, like human beings, live by faith and die when faith dies.
- Whittaker Chambers

Human societies vary in lots of independent factors
affecting their openness to innovation.
- Jared Diamond

I certainly can't speak for all cultures or all societies,
but it's clear that in America, poetry serves a very marginal purpose.
It's not part of the cultural mainstream.
- Mark Strand

Free and civilized societies do not hold prisoners incommunicado.
- Tom McClintock

Law is the essential foundation of stability and order
both within societies and in international relations.
- J. William Fulbright

The grandest of all laws is the law of progressive development.
Under it, in the wide sweep of things,
men grow wiser as they grow older, and societies better.
- Christian Nestell Bovee

It serves notice that President Bush is serious about promoting freedom,
because free societies are a lot more peaceable than
dictatorships and monarchies.
- Tony Snow

More humane societies are usually smaller,
like the Scandinavian countries and Holland,
where it is much easier to reach consensus and cooperation.
- David Korten

All societies on the verge of death are masculine.
A society can survive with only one man;
no society will survive a shortage of women.
- Germaine Greer

Education enables people and societies to be what they can be.
- Bill Richardson

Hong Kong has created one of the most successful societies on Earth.
- Prince Charles

In a lot of Indian societies, spirituality has been lost,
I think it's still the best way of looking at the world for Indians -
better than any organized religion in this country.
- James Welch

Primitive societies without religion have never been found.
- William Dean Howells

Since our complex societies are highly susceptible
to interferences and accidents,
they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt
disruption of normal activities.
- Jurgen Habermas

In its current form, globalization cannot be sustained.
Democratic societies will not support it.
Authoritarian leaders will fear to impose it.
- John J. Sweeney

The history of all previous societies has been the
history of class struggles.
- Karl Marx

Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness.
- Daniel Goleman

Democratic societies are unfit for the publication
of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
- Salvador Dali

Of course, there can be serious injustices within free societies.
- Natan Sharansky

Demography is changing us as we are older societies,
we're living longer.
How the generations balance each other out,
how that affects education and health care.
- Howard Baker

Progressive societies outgrow institutions as children outgrow clothes.
- Henry George

Societies depend on agreed rules.
- John M. Smith

Of course great hotels have always been social ideas,
flawless mirrors to the particular societies they service.
- Joan Didion

Marriage is a core institution of societies throughout
the world and throughout history.
It's something that has provided permanence and stability
for our very social structure.
- David Vitter

Why in almost all societies have married women specialized
in bearing and rearing children and in certain agricultural activities,
whereas married men have done most of the fighting and market work?
- Gary Becker

Free societies are societies in which the right of dissent is protected.
- Natan Sharansky

Societies have always been shaped more by the nature
of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.
- Marshall McLuhan

Sacrifice, which is the passion of great souls,
has never been the law of societies.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

You'll find individuals agreeing on this,
but when they get into collective societies and larger
groups they find it difficult to achieve group agreement.
- Neale Donald Walsch

The history of the world shows that peoples and societies
do not have to pass through a fixed series of stages
in the course of development.
- Aung San Suu Kyi

I think, certainly in the more civilized societies,
women's roles are growing in power all of the time.
- Sally Quinn

There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict
on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
- Denis Diderot

My interest in secret societies is the product of many experiences,
some I can discuss, others I cannot.
- Dan Brown

It is also, I would guess, a universal that in all
societies people value respectability granted to them.
- Kenneth L. Pike

Monopoly controls have been the exception in free societies;
they have been the rule in closed societies.
- Lawrence Lessig

In contrast, fear societies are societies in which dissent is banned.
- Natan Sharansky

All societies are historical.
- Raymond Queneau

Evil societies always kill their consciences.
- James L. Farmer, Jr.

Families are the Nurseries of all Societies;
and the First combinations of mankind.
- Cotton Mather

Globalisation will make our societies more creative and prosperous,
but also more vulnerable.
- Lord Robertson

All human societies go through fads in which they temporarily
either adopt practices of little use or else abandon
practices of considerable use.
- Jared Diamond

The Jews are the living embodiment of the minority,
the constant reminder of what duties societies owe their minorities,
whoever they might be.
- Abba Eban

The constant effort towards population,
which is found even in the most vicious societies,
increases the number of people before the means of
subsistence are increased.
- Thomas Malthus

War kills men, and men deplore the loss;
but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants,
and so saves societies.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion
as they leave religion behind.
- Paul Bert

I believe that free and civilized societies do not
hold prisoners incommunicado.
- Tom McClintock

Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil,
and attaches blame to its victims.
- Susan Sontag

In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions;
later the institutions shape the chiefs of state.
- Charles de Montesquieu

Writers in repressive societies are considered dangerous.
That's why so many of them are in jail.
- Don DeLillo

The truth is, we haven't really figured out yet how
artists are going to thrive in modern mass societies.
We're all experiments.
- Brad Holland

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age.
It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies
to reduce this period to a minimum.
- Thomas Szasz

Western countries in particular can today no longer
be separated from Muslim societies,
because they have them within themselves.
They are themselves internally globalized.
- Ulrich Beck

Many individuals are doing what they can.
But real success can only come if there is a change
in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
- David Attenborough

Societies need rules that make no sense for individuals.
For example, it makes no difference whether a single
car drives on the left or on the right.
But it makes all the difference when there are many cars!
- Marvin Minsky

I regard the Klan, the Anglo-Saxon clubs and White American societies,
as far as the Negro is concerned, as better friends
of the race than all other groups of hypocritical whites put together.
- Marcus Garvey

Those who have heard or read anything from me on the subject,
know that one of the principal points insisted on is,
the forming of societies or any other artificial combinations IS the first,
greatest, and most fatal mistake ever committed by
legislators and by reformers.
- Josiah Warren

Lest those islands still seem to you too remote in
space and time to be relevant to our modern societies,
just think about the risks...
of our increasing globalization and increasing worldwide
economic interdependence.
- Jared Diamond

Truth is the silliest thing under the sun.
Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies.
Heavens!
Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold,
the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church
on his own pulpit bannister.
- Herman Melville

Most agree, whatever their party political position,
that the West can and should open its agricultural
markets more fully to the products of the poorer countries of the globe.
They are agricultural societies that need our markets more than our charity.
- John Redwood

The broadest pattern of history - namely,
the differences between human societies on different continents -
seems to me to be attributable to differences among
continental environments,
and not to biological differences among peoples themselves.
- Jared Diamond

Democratic leaders, whose power is ultimately dependent on popular support,
are held accountable for failing to improve the lives of their citizens.
Therefore, they have a powerful incentive to keep their
societies peaceful and prosperous.
- Natan Sharansky

In societies where modern conditions of production prevail,
all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles.
Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation.
- Guy Debord

The rate of human invention is faster,
and the rate of cultural loss is slower,
in areas occupied by many competing societies with
many individuals and in contact with societies elsewhere.
- Jared Diamond

The very word "secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society;
and we are as a people inherently and historically
opposed to secret societies,
to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
- John F. Kennedy


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