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Institutions Quotes

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The wave of evil washes all our institutions alike.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Related topics: Values Government Political Insight

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

The inherent nature of God
is not changed by our individual beliefs,
our religious institutions,
or our communal traditions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

All institutions are prone to corruption and to the vices of their members.
- Morris West

The nations must be organized internationally and induced
to enter into partnership,
subordinating in some measure national sovereignty
to worldwide institutions and obligations.
- Arthur Henderson

These terrorist actions, prepared in cold blood,
against the people, the society and the institutions
of the United States are unprecedented in history.
- Ferenc Madl

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I think there is value in having practising scientists
as leaders of research institutions.
- Thomas R. Cech

As the society has gotten larger and more complex,
individuals have lost their ability to influence any
of the institutions that affect their lives.
- Robert Teeter

At the very top state institutions, like UCLA,
Berkeley and the University of Texas,
however, the trend of downward minority enrollment
remains persistent and discouraging.
- Adam Schiff

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations
and sluggish institutions.
- John W. Gardner

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous
to our liberties than standing armies.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

Distinctions between citizens solely because of their
ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free
people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.
- Harlan Stone

In vain, without the Bible, we increase penal laws
and draw entrenchments around our institutions.
- James McHenry

The labour of the farmers, no doubt is of greater value
than the financial capacity of the government and non-government
institutions which can only play a supportive role.
- Girma Woldegiorgis

To believe that patriotism will not flourish if patriotic
ceremonies are voluntary...
is to make an unflattering estimate of the appeal of
our institutions to free minds.
- Robert Jackson

We believe that according the name 'investors' to institutions
that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly
engages in one-night stands a 'romantic.'
- Warren Buffett

Many citizens see all the leadership of these large
institutions together in a conspiracy against them
rather than in any adversary relationship with each other.
- Robert Teeter

We see an extensive program of dismantling state institutions...
These are ingredients for catastrophe.
- Iyad Allawi

The world is governed by institutions that are not democratic -
the World Bank,
the IMF, the WTO.
- Jose Saramago

The freedoms that people have that flow from all civic
institutions fundamentally come from the success of a market system.
- Lee R. Raymond

Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable
truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
- Richard Dawkins

Men may die, but the fabrics of free institutions remains unshaken.
- Chester A. Arthur

Government has a legitimate function,
but the private sector has one too, and it is superior.
In other words, people are better than institutions.
- Cal Thomas

No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes.
He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and
institutions and ways of thinking.
- Ruth Benedict

Criticism and pessimism destroy families,
undermine institutions of all kinds,
defeat nearly everyone,
and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
- Gordon B. Hinckley

Each man must have his I; it is more necessary to him than bread;
and if he does not find scope for it within the existing
institutions he will be likely to make trouble.
- Charles Horton Cooley

The very aim and end of our institutions is just this:
that we may think what we like and say what we think.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I can create institutions, but I can't rewrite the chips in people's heads.
- Paddy Ashdown

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions.
It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison.
It is the effect, not the cause.
- Jack Henry Abbott

We know from our own history that democratic institutions take decades to mature,
and we know from past conflicts that freedom is not free.
- Jim DeMint

To steal from a brother or sister is evil.
To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars
of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.
- Abbie Hoffman

The genius of our institutions is democratic -
baseball is a democratic game.
- Al Spalding

Government will not fail to employ education,
to strengthen its hands, and perpetuate its institutions.
- William Godwin

Justice must always question itself,
just as society can exist only by means of the work
it does on itself and on its institutions.
- Michel Foucault

All Moroccans are justifiably proud of the development
of democratic institutions in Morocco.
- Donald Evans

Marriage is one of the most sacred human institutions.
I asked our Senators, as many South Dakotans have done,
to protect marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
- Mike Rounds

In our post-9/11 world, our Nation's military deserves,
at least the same access to institutions of higher
education that any other major employer might enjoy.
- Mike Rogers

Schools are generally feminine places,
institutions where conformity is valued,
taught largely by conformist women.
- Judith M. Bardwick

As in geology, so in social institutions,
we may discover the causes of all past changes
in the present invariable order of society.
- Henry David Thoreau

Whoever sets any bounds for the reconstructive power
of the religious life over the social relations and institutions of men,
to that extent denies the faith of the Master.
- Walter Rauschenbusch

We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.
- William O. Douglas

Alabama citizens, like the vast majority of Americans,
respect and value the meaning of decency,
and appreciate public institutions that reflect the
common values of our society.
- Mike Rogers

France will insist on the need for updated and responsive institutions.
- Jacques Chirac

It is time for the world, the hemisphere and the region
to make sure that relevant institutions of civil society
and relevant laws are embedded in the mechanisms of governance.
- Baldwin Spencer

We were sweet, lovely people who wanted to throw out
all the staid institutions who placed money and wars above all else.
When you're young you think that's how life works.
- Margot Kidder

I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State.
My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own,
so both of them together is certain death.
- George Carlin

States are not moral agents, people are,
and can impose moral standards on powerful institutions.
- Noam Chomsky

Religion which is interested only in itself,
in its prestige and success, in its institutions and ecclesiastical niceties,
is worse than vanity; it is essentially incestuous.
- S. H. Miller

Against the State, against the Church,
against the silence of the medical profession,
against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past,
the woman of today arises.
- Margaret Sanger

The reality is that international institutions like
the UN can only be as effective as its members allow it to be.
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Whitney wanted to eradicate the idea that in the case
of a language we are dealing with a natural faculty;
in fact,
social institutions stand opposed to natural institutions.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

Our political institutions work remarkably well.
They are designed to clang against each other.
The noise is democracy at work.
- Michael Novak

It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up.
They are ashamed of their language, institutions,
and of everything Irish.
- Douglas Hyde

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin,
the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend
human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.
- Thorstein Veblen

The advantage that hospitals have over other institutions
is that hospitals are community-based.
You can't outsource your work; you can't move your
emergency department to Pakistan.
- Mark Shields

Dr. King's leadership reaffirmed the promise of our democracy:
that everyday people,
working together, have the power to change our government
and our institutions for the better.
- Maria Cantwell

I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation,
justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions.
- Jeane Kirkpatrick

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages.
Our best institutions are like young trees growing
upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds
and institutions which were invaluable at first,
and deadly afterwards.
- Walter Bagehot

The sanctity of our battlefields, monuments,
and veterans institutions is of utmost importance to
preserve military history and pay respect to those who fought.
- Henry Waxman

Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions
on the point of collapse.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions
said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords
was to go and look at it.
- Walter Bagehot

In my home State of Louisiana, several institutions
of higher education have been impacted by both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita,
literally dozens across the entire State.
- Bobby Jindal

Seems to me that the institutions that function in
this country are clearly racist,
and that they're built upon racism.
- Stokely Carmichael

Let it be immediately added, however,
that this economic independence and prosperity has
always been absolutely associated in the American mind
with free political institutions.
- Herbert Croly

They will sustain the constitution and laws and institutions of the United States,
and be the champions of liberty and of that constitution
when its integrity shall be threatened.
- Lorenzo Snow

On the diffusion of education among the people rest
the preservation and perpetuation of our free institutions.
- Daniel Webster

Workers have kept faith in American institutions.
Most of the conflicts, which have occurred have been
when labor's right to live has been challenged and denied.
- John L. Lewis

I have to say that elections, even in the most peaceful region,
always make the hardest time for regional state institutions,
including security structures.
- Akhmad Kadyrov


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