Institutions Quotes

β€œThey tell us that we live in a great free republic; that ou...

β€œThey tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. This is too much, even for a joke.” -Eugene V. Debs
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"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall g...

"This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln, inaugural speech
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"Institutions will try to pre...

"Institutions will try to preserve the problem for which they are the solution." β€” Clay Shirky
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β€œA reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetiti...

β€œA reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact.” ― Daniel Kahneman
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"The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotio...

"The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. And it is terrifically dangerous, and it is now approaching a point of crisis overall." --E. O. Wilson
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β€œA reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetiti...

β€œA reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact.” ― Daniel Kahneman
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"Institutions will try to prese...

"Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution." -The Shirky Principle
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Some very good people have ideas with which we disagree...despite differ...

Some very good people have ideas with which we disagree...despite differences, people of goodwill can pull together for the well-being of the institutions we serve and our country. - Ruth Bader Ginsburt. From Scalia Speaks.
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"I believe that banking institutions...

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. " β€” Thomas Jefferson
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β€œIf the misery of our poor be caused no...

β€œIf the misery of our poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.β€œ -Charles Darwin
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"The real problem of humanity ... we hav...

"The real problem of humanity ... we have Palaeolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and godlike technology." β€” E. O. Wilson
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"If the misery of the poor be caused no...

"If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin." -Charles Darwin
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The Revolution won’t happen with guns. It will happen incrementally, year by year, generation by g...

The Revolution won’t happen with guns. It will happen incrementally, year by year, generation by generation. We will gradually infiltrate their educational institutions and political offices, transforming them slowly into Marxist entities as we move towards universal egalitarianism. β€” Max Horkheimer
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The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want t...

The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story. This truth applies both to individuals and institutions. – Michael Margolis
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"I believe that banking institutions...

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. " β€” Thomas Jefferson
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"The real problem of humanity ... we hav...

"The real problem of humanity ... we have Palaeolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and godlike technology." β€” E. O. Wilson
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"...institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well ...

"...institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson
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"Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes...

"Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance." - Thomas Jefferson
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β€œWe have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions, medieval institut...

β€œWe have created a Star Wars civilization, with Stone Age emotions, medieval institutions, and godlike technology. We thrash about. We are terribly confused by the mere fact of our existence, and a danger to ourselves and to the rest of life.” ― Edward O. Wilson
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"The struggle for justice is an ongoing an...

"The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions." -- The Satanic Temple
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β€œThe pursuit of β€˜fairness’ has become a particularly unlovely and unedifying frenzy. Perfect fairn...

β€œThe pursuit of β€˜fairness’ has become a particularly unlovely and unedifying frenzy. Perfect fairness is a will-o’-the-wisp, the pursuit of which produces short tempers, long arguments, intense litigiousness, bad law, abused institutions and diminished social comity.” George Will ("Suddenly") (1990)
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"The tragedy of humanity is that we have s...

"The tragedy of humanity is that we have stone age instincts, medieval institutions, and god-like powers with technology" -Ed Wilson
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"Liberal institutions cease to be liberal as soon as they are attained: lat...

"Liberal institutions cease to be liberal as soon as they are attained: later on , there are no worse and no more thorough injurers of freedom than liberal institutions. ...they make men small, cowardly, and hedonistic" - Nietzsche
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"The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which jus...

"The whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on β€” because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions." - Noam Chomsky
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β€œIf the misery of our poor be cau...

β€œIf the misery of our poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.”
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"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian o...

"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit." Thomas Paine
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"The Human still has stone age feelings, medieval ...

"The Human still has stone age feelings, medieval institutions and god-like technology. That's what we have to deal with" - Edward O. Wilson, Sociobiologist
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You know why our institutions are failing us -- the church,...

You know why our institutions are failing us -- the church, the state, everything's failing? It's because, um – they're no longer relevant. We're supposed to keep evolving. Bill Hicks
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All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, o...

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. -Thomas Paine
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I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and ...

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. Thomas Jefferson
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I mean, what’s the elections? You know, two guys, same background, wealth, political influence,...

I mean, what’s the elections? You know, two guys, same background, wealth, political influence, went to the same elite university, joined the same secret society where you’re trained to be a ruler - they both can run because they’re financed by the same corporate institutions.– Noam Chomsky
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