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Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
For what are the classics but the noblest thoughts of man? They are the only oracles which are not decayed, and there are such answers to the most modern inquiry in them as Delphi and Dodona never gave. We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old.
Thomas Henry Huxley
English biologist 1825-1895
The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge. The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.
A modern, harmonic and lively architecture is the visible sign of an authentic democracy.
Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
American social philosopher 1895-1990
By his very success in inventing labor-saving devices, modern man has manufactured an abyss of boredom that only the privileged classes in earlier civilizations have ever fathomed.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
English writer 1874-1936
Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf ;is better than a whole loaf.
American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
Ours is a culture based on excess, on overproduction; the result is a steady loss of sharpness in our sensory experience. All the conditions of modern life - its material plenitude, its sheer crowdedness - conjoin to dull our sensory faculties.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
The American Constitution, one of the few modern political documents drawn up by men who were forced by the sternest circumstances to think out what they really had to face, instead of chopping logic in a university classroom.
British writer and artist 1670-1733
The only thing of weight that can be said against modern honor is that it is directly opposite to religion. The one bids you bear injuries with patience, the other tells you if you don't resent them, you are not fit to live.
American journalist, humorist, food writer and poet 1935-
The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yoghurt.
English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, and author 1923-2009
The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt.
B. R. Ambedkar
Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India.
American politician and actor 1911-2004
Unemployment insurance is a pre-paid vacation for freeloaders.
Mexican Poet, Essayist 1914-
What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.
Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
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