Century Quotes

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be...

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." โ€” Alvin Toffler
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"It is beginning, Netley. Only just beginni...

"It is beginning, Netley. Only just beginning. For better or worse, the twentieth century. I have delivered it. " --Alan Moore, From Hell
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"The truth is often not...

"The truth is often not the real truth." - Ben Solomon, 19th century magician
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โ€˜Holiday binge-buying has deep roots in American culture: department stores h...

โ€˜Holiday binge-buying has deep roots in American culture: department stores have been associating turkey gluttony with its spending equivalent since they began sponsoring Thanksgiving Day parades in the early 20th century.โ€™ Adam Davidson
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 23
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"In the 21st century, de...

"In the 21st century, deleting history has become more important than making it"
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 28
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"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be...

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." โ€” Alvin Toffler
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jul 28
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โ€œExpectations have been raised and now, in the last quarter of the twentieth century with the...

โ€œExpectations have been raised and now, in the last quarter of the twentieth century with the manifest achievements of technology all around us, the naive belief that happiness can be part of the technological package is increasingly seen to be false.โฃโ€ - the late Prof. Desmond Laurence
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ May 31
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"In the twenty-first century, the robot ...

"In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." - Nikola Tesla
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jul 24
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โ€œA time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see s...

โ€œA time is coming when men will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying, โ€˜You are mad; you are not like us.โ€™โ€ -St. Anthony the Great (4th Century)
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 24
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"Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, ...

"Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century." โ€” Dame Edna Everage
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jun 12
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โ€œThe first to apologise is the bravest. The fir...

โ€œThe first to apologise is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.โ€ Ali Ibn Abi Talib (7th century)
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 14
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From kindergarten onwards we need education to strengthen inner values not just pursue materia...

From kindergarten onwards we need education to strengthen inner values not just pursue material goals. We need to introduce emotional hygiene, much as we teach physical hygiene. This way we can address the problems we face, in the hope of making this a century of non-violence. Dalai Lama
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ May 04
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We are now in the 21st century: all books, including the Koran, sh...

We are now in the 21st century: all books, including the Koran, should be fair game for flushing down the toilet without fear of violent reprisal." -- Sam Harris (10 October 2005). "Bombing Our Illusions"
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ May 05
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Whatever you think your life is going to b...

Whatever you think your life is going to be like, just know, it's not gonna be anything like that. โ€”Abbie Porter, 20th Century Women
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Wondering if you're happy is a gr...

Wondering if you're happy is a great shortcut to just being depressed. โ€”Dorothea Fields, 20th Century Women
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"There is no end to the illusions of patriotism. In the first century of our era, Plutarch mocked...

"There is no end to the illusions of patriotism. In the first century of our era, Plutarch mocked those who declared that the Athenian moon is better than the Corinthian moon; Milton, in the seventeenth, observed that God is in the habit of revealing Himself first to His Englishmen..." Borges, 1946
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 12
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"Like any number of us raised in the late 20th century, I've spent...

"Like any number of us raised in the late 20th century, I've spent my life perplexed about exactly how Hitler could have come to power. Watching Donald J Trump's rise, I now understand." -- Danielle Allen
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 04
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โ€œThe whole art of Conservative politics in the 20th century...

โ€œThe whole art of Conservative politics in the 20th century is being deployed to enable wealth to persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power.โ€ โ€” Aneurin Bevan
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 31
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"As we look ahead into the nex...

"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others." - Bill Gates
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Dec 13
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"Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, ...

"Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century." โ€” Dame Edna Everage
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Aug 20
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Philosophers are very patient people, but engineers are...

Philosophers are very patient people, but engineers are far less patient, and investors are the least patient of all. ~ Yuval Noah Harari , 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 13
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"There's a patent contradiction between one's own life experience- childhood, youth...

"There's a patent contradiction between one's own life experience- childhood, youth and old age passed quietly and without major adventures- and the facts of the twentieth century... the terrible events which humanity has lived through" -Julio Caro Baroja
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 07
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"I believe that there is nothing more destructive of human lives than fanatical conviction ...

"I believe that there is nothing more destructive of human lives than fanatical conviction about the perfect life, allied to political or military power. Our century affords terrible evidence of this truth. I believe in working for a minimally decent society.โ€ -Isaiah Berlin, 1988
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Oct 31
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โ€œWhere are the barb...

โ€œWhere are the barbarians of the twentieth century?โ€ - Nietzsche
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jul 09
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"A leader is best when people barely know that he exists, not so go...

"A leader is best when people barely know that he exists, not so good when people obey and acclaim him, worst when they despise him. Fail to honor people, They fail to honor you..." - Lao Tzu, 6th century BC
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jun 16
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โ€œThey create a desolation and call it peace.โ€ ...

โ€œThey create a desolation and call it peace.โ€ โ€“ The Caledonian chief Calgacus, speaking about the Romans toward the end of the first century A.D.
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 29
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"If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which ...

"If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you." - Leo Tolstoy
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jul 01
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โ€œI do not agree with you that England and America are the two gr...

โ€œI do not agree with you that England and America are the two great humanitarian powersโ€ฆ [They are] materialistic first and humanitarian only a century after.โ€ - Sir Roger Casement CMG, to E. D. Morel
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 11
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"The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, ...

"The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich." - John Berger
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Aug 27
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โ€œWhat I am certain is that I donโ€™t want to find myself some da...

โ€œWhat I am certain is that I donโ€™t want to find myself some day in a new century, an old bitter woman looking back, wishing that right now Iโ€™d had more nerve.โ€ ~Charles Frazier (Cold Mountain)
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Oct 12
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"At the rate at which we are going, before the end of the century we shall have a very s...

"At the rate at which we are going, before the end of the century we shall have a very scanty and barbaric music, combining a rudimentary melody with brutally stressed rhythms โ€“ marvellously suited to the ears of the music lovers of the year 2000!โ€ -- A. Honegger (1951)
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 08
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โ€œThe illiterate of the 21st century will not be...

โ€œThe illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.โ€ โ€• Alvin Toffler
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Aug 03
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"I started thinking of all the deep secrets I've heard over my half cen...

"I started thinking of all the deep secrets I've heard over my half century of practice as a therapist and reflecting that, however much we crave to merge with another, there will always remain distance." -Irvin D. Yalom
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ May 15
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"In the twenty-first century, the robot ...

"In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." -Nikola Tesla
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 27
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"In the twenty-first century, the robot ...

"In the twenty-first century, the robot will take the place which slave labor occupied in ancient civilization." - Nikola Tesla
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jun 02
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Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives p...

Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered in the mouth of the reader.โ€”The Teaching of Ani (16th century B.C. Egyptian text)
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โ€œAn honest politician is one who, when he is bo...

โ€œAn honest politician is one who, when he is bought, stays bought.โ€ -- Simon Cameron (Pennsylvaniaโ€™s powerful political boss of the mid-19th Century)
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โ€œFor he to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which...

โ€œFor he to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives. To realise the nineteenth century one must realise every century that has preceded it and that has contributed to its making. To know anything about oneself one must know all about others.โ€
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jan 23
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*Being illiterate in the eighteenth century was like having a dial-up...

*Being illiterate in the eighteenth century was like having a dial-up connection in the twenty first. You're awash with information, but little reaches you, and what does takes a long time to download" - Eric Weiner
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Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, ...

Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century. โ€”Dame Edna Everage
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Nov 04
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"As we look ahead into the ne...

"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others" - Bill Gates
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Sep 03
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"If you know that platinum wonโ€™t melt under about 30000 F. by itself, but will melt at ...

"If you know that platinum wonโ€™t melt under about 30000 F. by itself, but will melt at the glance of a pair of deep blue eyes if you put it near a bar of lead, then you donโ€™t know how men make love in the twentieth century.โ€ Raymond Chandler - The Simple Art of Murder
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Jun 02
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"A woman needs to be maintained financially, spiritually, morally and above all intellectual...

"A woman needs to be maintained financially, spiritually, morally and above all intellectually because women are creatures of sound, and men are creatures of sight, and above all you must know the art of a relationship is based upon communication." ~ 8th Century Imam Malik ibn Anas.
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Dec 30
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We live in the 21st century; in which we see a bri...

We live in the 21st century; in which we see a bright display picture ,decorated with eyes of joy and colors of the sky, turn black and we cant help but break
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Feb 11
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"I am grim all day, but I make you ...

"I am grim all day, but I make you laugh at night!" - Joseph grimaldi 19th century entertainer on his depression
๐Ÿ“…๏ธŽ Mar 22
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