Quotes: satisfactions

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.
  • Carroll Quigley
    Carroll Quigley
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    ...they give us vicarious satisfactions for many of our frustrations....People need exercise; they do not need to watch other people exercise... Another vicarious satisfaction is sexy magazines; this is vicarious sex. To anyone rushing to buy one, I'd like to say, The real thing is better.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Carroll Quigley
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    ...when a society is reaching its end, in the last couple of centuries you have... a misplacement of satisfactions. You find your emotional satisfaction in making a lot of money... or in proving to the poor, half-naked people in Southeast Asia that you can kill them in large numbers.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • B. F. Skinner
    B. F. Skinner
    American psychologist, behaviorist and author 1904-1990
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    Behavior used to be reinforced by great deprivation; if people weren't hungry, they wouldn't work. Now we are committed to feeding people whether they work or not. Nor is money as great a reinforcer as it once was. People no longer work for punitive reasons, yet our culture offers no new satisfactions.
  • Man Ray
    Man Ray
    American visual artist 1890-1976
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    One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.
  • Carroll Quigley
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    Politicization means the expansion is slowing up and you are no longer attempting to achieve increased output per capita, or increased wealth, or increased satisfactions... but you are doing so by mobilizing power. We have seen this going on for almost a century....increased militarization.
    Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
  • Don Herold
    Don Herold
    American humorist, writer, illustrator, and cartoonist 1889-1966
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    Poverty must have many satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people.
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