Quotes: institutions

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  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    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.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman 1882-1945
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    Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men.
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
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    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.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions.
  • Carl Bernstein
    Carl Bernstein
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    All institutions have lapses, even great ones, especially by individual rogue employees - famously in recent years at 'The Washington Post,' 'The New York Times,' and the three original TV networks.
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theor 1737-1809
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    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.
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
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    All official institutions of language are repeating machines: school, sports, advertising, popular songs, news, all continually repeat the same structure, the same meaning, often the same words: the stereotype is a political fact, the major figure of ideology.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
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    All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions.
  • Billy Graham
    Billy Graham
    American Evangelist 1918-
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    America's founding fathers did not intend to take religion out of education. Many of the nation's greatest universities were founded by evangelists and religious leaders; but many of these have lost the founders concept and become secular institutions. Because of this attitude, secular education is stumbling and floundering.
  • Campbell Brown
    Campbell Brown
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    As David Cameron realizes, we do not have time for the tweaks and increments favored by institutions built to resist change.
  • Adam Schiff
    Adam Schiff
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    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.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
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    Border strengthening is effective, but not if done in isolation. We also need to give priority to establishing public institutions that deliver a sustained level of security and justice for citizens. Border security can never come at the expense of migrants' rights. Nor can it be used to legitimize inhumane treatment.
  • Decisions taken by the most democratic institutions in the world are very often wrong.
    Source: Democracy could have saved Europe from the single currency (2015)
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    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.
  • Bill Drayton
    Bill Drayton
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    Entrepreneurs almost always have to step out of existing institutions that embody old ways of doing things to build their vision.
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