Quotes by twentieth-century
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German - American physicist 1879-1955
During the last century, and part of the one before, it was widely held that there was an unreconcilable conflict between knowledge and belief.
American journalist and filmmaker
In the United States in the 20th century, every major event that America was going through, there was a boxer who seemed to symbolically represent it, from slavery to the Vietnam War to the Depression - all the way along, you just seemed to have boxers that carried the narrative.
The history of the last century shows, as we shall see later, that the advice given to governments by bankers, like the advice they gave to industrialists, was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments, businessmen, and the people generally.
President of the US 1946-
(George H. W. Bush) won't take the lead in protecting the environment and creating new jobs in environmental technologies for the 21st century, but I will. And you know what else? He doesn't have Al Gore, and I do.Source: A Place Called Hope, speech to the 1992 Democratic National Convention accepting the Democratic nomination for President (July 16, 1992)
...the nineteenth century Age of Expansion... brought on an acceleration of the main focus of the activities of society... from the areas of internal controls to the areas of external controls....the increasing role of propaganda... helped create an impression of stability.Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
Irish author 1847-1912
A house cannot be made habitable in a day; and, after all, how few days go to make up a century.
American photographer 1938-
A renewed commitment to the freedom and opportunity of our people is the touchstone of our time. In this new century, where tests are many and challenges change with the shifting of the wind, we must hold fast to the principles that have made our nation the envy of the world.
British criticus 1903-1974
A writer is in danger of allowing his talent to dull who lets more than a year go past without finding himself in his rightful place of composition, the small single unluxurious ''retreat'' of the twentieth century, the hotel bedroom.
Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.
American politician 1961-
After a century of striving, after a year of debate, after a historic vote, health care reform is no longer an unmet promise. It is the law of the land.
American writer and criticus 1925-
All in all, I would not have missed this century for the world.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
Almost everything that distinguishes the modern world from earlier centuries is attributable to science, which achieved its most spectacular triumphs in the seventeenth century.
Another aspect of the nineteenth century propaganda system is the increasing emphasis upon material desires.Source: Oscar Iden Lecture Series, Lecture 3: The State of Individuals (1976)
Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.
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