Modern Quotes

"The worst pandemic in modern history was the Spanish flu of ...

"The worst pandemic in modern history was the Spanish flu of 1918, which killed tens of millions of people. Today, with how interconnected the world is, it would spread faster." -Bill Gates
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 13
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"A single straw breaks, bu...

"A single straw breaks, but the bundle of staws is strong." -- Tecumseh (modernized)
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My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern...

My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that? ...Bob Hope
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 25
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"Robots are the p...

"Robots are the perfect example of modern day slavery" -Me
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β€œThe special mark of the modern world is ...

β€œThe special mark of the modern world is not that it is skeptical, but that it is dogmatic without knowing it.” –G. K. Chesterton
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β€œJust remember: if ever you feel weighed down by the bure...

β€œJust remember: if ever you feel weighed down by the bureaucracy and often mundanity of modern life, don't fight the frustration. Let it be the catalyst for whimsy.” β€”James Veitch
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 30
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β€œModern democracy is just voting for...

β€œModern democracy is just voting for someone you hope is a benevolent dictator but with extra steps.” - scraggledog
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"The human heart has a tiresome tendency to label as fate only what crushes it. But ha...

"The human heart has a tiresome tendency to label as fate only what crushes it. But happiness likewise, in its way, is without reason, since it is inevitable. Modern man, however, takes the credit for it himself, when he doesn’t fail to recognize it." --Albert Camus
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"One of the few good things about modern times: If ...

"One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us." ~ Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 21
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MONEY is NOT the primary CU...

MONEY is NOT the primary CURRENCY of the modern WORLD. IT IS ATTENTION. ~INFINITE RADIUS
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"I think that one possible definition of our modern...

"I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry." β€” Randall Jarrell
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β€œWe get dirty so the wo...

β€œWe get dirty so the world can stay clean” - Price, COD Modern Warfare 2019
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β€œThe point of modern propaganda isn't only to mis...

β€œThe point of modern propaganda isn't only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth.” - Garry Kasparov
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 02
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"Evil: the same old thing. No matter what happens, keep this in mind: It’s the same old ...

"Evil: the same old thing. No matter what happens, keep this in mind: It’s the same old thing, from one end of the world to the other. It fills the history books, ancient and modern, and the cities, and the houses too. Nothing new at all." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 11
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"You must show that a man is wrong before you start explaining why he is wrong. The mod...

"You must show that a man is wrong before you start explaining why he is wrong. The modern method is to assume without discussion that he is wrong and then distract his attention from this (the only real issue) by busily explaining how he became so silly." -- CS Lewis
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"This trope applies most of the time to real modern warfare: being directly hit (as o...

"This trope applies most of the time to real modern warfare: being directly hit (as opposed to grazed) with just one assault rifle bullet will generally kill you, or, at the very least, greatly reduce your combat effectiveness." β€” TV Tropes, Rocket-Tag Gameplay
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 31
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Truth in the post mo...

Truth in the post modern world has fifty shades and hundred layers.
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"One of the few good things about modern times: If ...

"One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us." β€” Kurt Vonnegut
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 20
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"I think that one possible definition of our modern...

"I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry." β€” Randall Jarrell
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"What the modern world has striven after with all its strength is really nothing more than...

"What the modern world has striven after with all its strength is really nothing more than the development of industry and machinery; and in thus seeking to dominate matter and bend it to their service, men have only succeeded […] in becoming its slaves.” – Rene Guenon [1920]
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"Half of the modern drugs could well be t...

"Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them." β€” Dr. Martin Henry Fischer
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"Another unsettling element in modern art is ...

"Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before." β€” Edith Wharton
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β€œMy idea of the modern Stoic sage is someone who transform...

β€œMy idea of the modern Stoic sage is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.” - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Make your mind still by controlling the flow of inform...

Make your mind still by controlling the flow of information that reaches your brain. Control of thoughts by ignoring them. Calmness is what you need in the modern world.
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β€œPeople who work together will win, whether...

β€œPeople who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.” - Vince Lombardi
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"Atheists are just modern versions of r...

"Atheists are just modern versions of religious fundamentalists: both take religion too literally." - Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Regarding Trump supporters: "community is built by rejoicing in the...

Regarding Trump supporters: "community is built by rejoicing in the anguish of those they see as unlike them, who have found in their shared cruelty an answer to the loneliness and atomization of modern life."
πŸ“…οΈŽ Oct 09
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"It is true that neither the ancient wisdoms nor the ...

"It is true that neither the ancient wisdoms nor the modern sciences are complete in themselves. They do not stand alone. They call for one another." - Thomas Merton
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"Half of the modern drugs could well be t...

"Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them." β€” Dr. Martin Henry Fischer
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β€œ...the family, ... in the modern world is the so...

β€œ...the family, ... in the modern world is the sole refuge from the State...” -- George Orwell (β€œReview of The Reilly Plan” [Tribune - January 25, 1946])
πŸ“…οΈŽ Feb 26
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Modern country stars make 'h...

Modern country stars make 'hip hop for people who are afraid of black people. - Steve Earl
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 15
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"Solitude is as much an intrinsic desire in man as his gregariousness. Hermits, solitary t...

"Solitude is as much an intrinsic desire in man as his gregariousness. Hermits, solitary thinkers, independent spirits, recluses, although often stigmatized in the modern world, are healthy expressions of man's dialogue with himself." - Clark E. Moustakas, Loneliness and Love
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 19
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"The point of modern propaganda isn't only to mis...

"The point of modern propaganda isn't only to misinform or push an agenda. It is to exhaust your critical thinking, to annihilate truth." - Garry Kasparov
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"We know the horned animal that attracts thee, from which danger again threatens you! ...

"We know the horned animal that attracts thee, from which danger again threatens you! This old fable may once more become 'history' - Immense stupidity may once more overpower thee! With no God hiding beneath it - no! Only an 'idea,' your 'modern idea.'" - Nietzsche
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 09
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"Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our l...

"Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event." β€” Oscar Wilde
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"Another unsettling element in modern art is ...

"Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before." β€” Edith Wharton
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 11
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Fascism is a decadent longing for the abroga...

Fascism is a decadent longing for the abrogation of history, a nostalgia for a toughness that will drastically simplify modern complexities.
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β€œWe will resort to Capitalism when pigs fly. Don’t ...

β€œWe will resort to Capitalism when pigs fly. Don’t be quick to applaud... modern genetics have made considerable progress” -Nicolae Ceausescu, Romanian dictator
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"And now, friend-reader, you must prepare your heart and your mind for the most im...

"And now, friend-reader, you must prepare your heart and your mind for the most impure tale that has ever been told since our world began, a book the likes of which are met with neither amongst the ancients nor amongst us modern." - Marquis de Sade, 1789
πŸ“…οΈŽ Aug 27
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Sweetheart, I would love to be wrong,...

Sweetheart, I would love to be wrong, I just don't live with the right people for that. β€”Claire Dunphy, Modern Family
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β€œOne of the surprising discoveries of mod...

β€œOne of the surprising discoveries of modern psychology is how easy it is to be ignorant of your own ignorance.” - Daniel Dennett
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"The existence of modern capitalism is dependent upon the existen...

"The existence of modern capitalism is dependent upon the existence of need and dependence. The day every one can wholly fulfill all of their own desires is the day capitalism has not one consumer left."
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 29
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Never forget that the pressures of modern life are only a manmade game. You can ...

Never forget that the pressures of modern life are only a manmade game. You can take a break whenever you wish. It isn’t necessary to stress yourself to the level of those around you. Take nothing as seriously as your universal right to seek peace.
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"One of the few good things about modern times: If ...

"One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us." - Kurt Vonnegut
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"To be Modern is Essentia...

"To be Modern is Essential, but without Losing your Mind." ― Krishnendu Pramanick
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"To expect the unexpect...

"To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect." - Oscar Wilde
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"The three great elements of modern ...

"The three great elements of modern civilization, gunpowder, printing, and the Protestant religion" - Thomas Carlyle
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"I don't question our existenc...

"I don't question our existence, I just question our modern needs." -Edward Louis Severenson III
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 13
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