quotes tagged with 'society'

Just as any moron can destroy a priceless Ming vase, so the shallow and ill-educated people who run our schools can undermine and destroy from within a great civilization that took centuries of dedicated effort to create and maintain.

Author: Thomas Sowell, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government america society civilization destroy thomassowell publicschools undermine 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The ability to get along without an exceptional leader is the mark of social vigor.

Author: Eric Hoffer, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government society leadership leader erichoffer 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

War necessarily brings with it some virtues, and great and heroic virtues, too. What horrid creatures we men are, that we cannot be virtuous without murdering one another?

Author: John Adams, Source: Letter to Benjamin Rush, 1812 (quoted in John Adams by David McCullough, p. 609)Saved by cboyack in war virtue patriotism society 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"A white person and a black person in today's New York City can agree over coffee that race is `all in your mind, but when they leave Starbucks and raise their hands to hail a taxi, the white person is more likely to get a cab. In that moment, race is as real as gravity."

Author: David Berreby (Us and Them: The Science of Identity), Source: http://www.amazon.com/Us-Them-Identity-David-Berreby/dp/022604...Saved by L5S0M in society race racism scienceofidentity usandthem davidberreby 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
"Most people are not concerned about the problems we are creating on earth. Our whole attitude towards this planet is that it is disposable. Everyone thinks that they can take anything they want, exploit it, and then conveniently throw it away. So many things have become disposable " not only diapers, towels, plates and spoons " but babies, wives, husbands and old people too."
Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://www.brandonraynor.com/jagad_guru_chris_butlerSaved by snakeayame in society wisdom quotes identity ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler chrisbutler yoga jagadguru 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Make no mistake about it, brothers and sisters, in the months and years ahead, events are likely to require each member to decide whether or not he will follow the First Presidency. Members will find it more difficult to halt longer between two opinions. (See 1 Kgs. 18:21.)

President Marion G. Romney said, many years ago, that he had “never hesitated to follow the counsel of the Authorities of the Church even though it crossed my social, professional or political life” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1941, p. 123). This is a hard doctrine, but it is a particularly vital doctrine in a society which is becoming more wicked. In short, brothers and sisters, not being ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ includes not being ashamed of the prophets of Jesus Christ!

We are now entering a time of incredible ironies. Let us cite but one of these ironies which is yet in its subtle stages: We will see a maximum, if indirect, effort made to establish irreligion as the state religion. It is actually a new form of paganism which uses the carefully preserved and cultivated freedoms of western civilization to shrink freedom, even as it rejects the value essence of our rich Judeo-Christian heritage.
Your discipleship may see the time when such religious convictions are discounted. M. J. Sobran also said, “A religious conviction is now a second-class conviction, expected to step deferentially to the back of the secular bus, and not to get uppity about it” (Human Life Review, Summer 1978, pp. 58–59).

This new irreligious imperialism seeks to disallow certain opinions simply because those opinions grow out of religious convictions. Resistance to abortion will be seen as primitive. Concern over the institution of the family will be viewed as untrendy and unenlightened.
Before the ultimate victory of the forces of righteousness, some skirmishes will be lost. Even in these, however, let us leave a record so that the choices are clear, letting others do as they will in the face of prophetic counsel.

There will also be times, happily, when a minor defeat seems probable, but others will step forward, having been rallied to rightness by what we do. We will know the joy, on occasion, of having awakened a slumbering majority of the decent people of all races and creeds which was, till then, unconscious of itself.

Jesus said that when the fig trees put forth their leaves, “summer is nigh” (Matt. 24:32). Thus warned that summer is upon us, let us not then complain of the heat!

Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: http://lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db010Vg...Saved by cboyack in politics religion wickedness society gospel prophet disciple family marriage culture religionandpolitics samesexmarriage 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
"Without respect for people of different races or ethnicities or religions, how can we have a peaceful and harmonious society or world? And without a harmonious society, how can there be the necessary economic development and atmosphere conducive to spiritual happiness and self-realization?"
Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://www.brandonraynor.com/jagad_guru_chris_butlerSaved by L5S0M in society quotes JagadGuruChrisButler socialharmony jagadguru 11 years ago[edit] [permalink]

We live in a complex world with currents of conflict everywhere to be found. Political machinations ruin the stability of nations, despots grasp for power, and segments of society seem forever downtrodden, deprived of opportunity, and left with a feeling of failure.

Author: Thomas S. Monson, Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-851-23,...Saved by cboyack in politics government satan power society world despotism 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
What’s really needed is to recognize the need for spiritual as well as material happiness. A society that has great material prosperity but lacks spiritual purpose is really a poor society. A body without the soul is a dead body-even if it is nicely decorated with fancy ornaments.
Author: Jagad Guru, Source: http://www.jagadguruchrisbutler.comSaved by labrinth in society wisdom science foundation quotes identity of jagad jagad guru guru chris chris butler butler siddhaswarupananda paramahamsa 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
(On the other hand,) the positive results of a society populated mostly by people who are serious about cultivating wisdom and spiritual understanding should be clear. If the citizens are peaceful, satisfied, respectful of others, compassionate, selfless, and so on, then society will be progressive both materially and spiritually.
Author: Jagad Guru, Source: http://www.jagadgurusiddhaswarupanandaparamahamsa.com Saved by labrinth in society wisdom quotes jagad guru chris butler ScienceofIdentityFoundation JagadGuruChrisButler jagadguru 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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