Quotes by institutions

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  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    American singer-songwriter 1949-
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    For an adult, the world is constantly trying to clamp down on itself. Routine, responsibility, decay of institutions, corruption: this is all the world closing in.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.
  • Cal Thomas
    Cal Thomas
    American columnist and author 1942-
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    Government has a legitimate function, but the private sector has one too, and it is superior. In other words, people are better than institutions.
  • Bill Gross
    Bill Gross
    American investor, fund manager, and philanthropist 1944-
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    Human nature means that institutions at some point lose their sense of mission. That sense of vulnerability drives Pimco.
  • Theresa May
    Theresa May
    British politician 1956-
    Theresa May
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    I believe in marriage. I believe marriage is a really important institution, it's one of the most important institutions we have.
  • George Carlin
    George Carlin
    American stand-up comedian, actor and author 1937-2008
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    I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
    American legal scholar 1954-
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    If the air quality is terrible in Los Angeles, if a particular university is unusually expensive, if crime is on the rise in Dallas, or if a company has a lot of recalled toys, transparency can spur change. Whenever public or private institutions have to answer to the public, their performance is likely to improve.
  • Charles Darwin
    Charles Darwin
    English scientist and biologist 1809-1882
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    If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
  • Bobby Jindal
    Bobby Jindal
    American politician 1971-
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    In my home State of Louisiana, several institutions of higher education have been impacted by both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, literally dozens across the entire State.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    Individualities may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation.
    Source: Speech in Manchester (1866)
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
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    Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving to the citizen as much freedom of action and of being, as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.
  • Robert Hewison
    Robert Hewison
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    Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country.
  • Charles Horton Cooley
    Charles Horton Cooley
    American sociologist 1864-1929
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    Institutions - government, churches, industries, and the like - have properly no other function than to contribute to human freedom; and in so far as they fail, on the whole, to perform this function, they are wrong and need reconstruction.
  • George Mcgovern
    George Mcgovern
    American historian, author 1922-2012
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    It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil that all politicians are mere opportunists, that all aspects of university life are corrupt. Having discovered an illness, it's not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure.
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