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Albion W. Small Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Albion W. Small Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

Modern sociology is virtually an attempt to take up
the larger program of social analysis and interpretation
which was implicit in Adam Smith's moral philosophy,
but which was suppressed for a century by prevailing
interest in the technique of the production of wealth.
- Albion W. Small

The quarrel of the sociologists with the historians
is that the latter have learned so much about how to
do it that they have forgotten what to do.
They have become so skilled in finding facts that they
have no use for the truths that would make the facts worth finding.
- Albion W. Small

People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

 

Fathers in today's modern families can be so many things.
- Oliver Hudson

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

Modern cynics and skeptics... see no harm in paying those
to whom they entrust the minds of their children
a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom
they entrust the care of their plumbing.
- John F. Kennedy


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The modern assault on the environment began about 50 years ago,
during and immediately after World War II.
- Barry Commoner

One of the most feared expressions in modern times
is 'The computer is down.'
- Norman Ralph Augustine

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most,
it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing.
- William Wordsworth

In modern war...
you will die like a dog for no good reason.
- Ernest Hemingway

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers,
while I believe in myself.
- Alain Robert

The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary
arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people
can keep all their options open all the time.
- Christopher Lasch

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.
Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
- Ambrose Bierce

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's
oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is,
the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health,
but only itself, as an institution.
It makes more people sick than it heals.
- Ivan Illich

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

Never before in modern times has so much of the world
been simultaneously hit by a confluence of economic
and financial turmoil such as we are now living through.
- Timothy Geithner

We must recognize the chief characteristic of the modern era -
a permanent state of what I call violent peace.
- James D. Watkins

Extol Jewish virtue, modern Zionism and the Israeli Defense Forces.
- Geraldo Rivera

Nowadays there is more dynamism in chess,
modern players like to take the initiative.
Usually they are poor defenders though.
- Boris Spassky

A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined;
one discovers how far one can go only by traveling
in a straight line until one is stopped.
- Norman Mailer

It has been wisely observed by the greatest of modern
thinkers that mankind has progressed more rapidly in
every other respect than in morality.
- Lafcadio Hearn

We modern Marxists regard socialism as a historically
brief transitional stage between feudalism and capitalism,
necessary only in backward countries.
- John McCarthy

Make it new is the message not just of modern art but of modern consumerism,
of which modern art is largely a mirror image.
- Christopher Lasch

In its most limited sense, modern, art would seem to
concern itself only with the technical innovations of the period.
- Edward Hopper

Like all tools, modern technology has produced some
wonderful moments in music and also some horrors.
- Hugh Hopper

We, in Prince Edward Island, are fully familiar with this modern phenomenon.
- Alex Campbell

It was Dr. King's tireless activism that fostered our
modern way of relating to one another.
- Wynton Marsalis

As thy days, so shall thy strength be which,
in modern language, may be translated as thy thoughts so shall thy life be.
- Emmet Fox

Not much has been written about the Nereids of modern Greece.
Wherever there is a warm, healing stream they believe
that it flows from the breasts of the Nereids.
- James Theodore Bent

We are similar to a museum.
My function is to present old masterpieces in modern frames.
- Rudolf Bing

I've always wanted to play Maria in West Side Story.
My idol is Natalie Wood, and I love the movie,
so I think a modern-day twist on it would be really neat.
- Vanessa Hudgens

The great watershed of modern poetry is French,
more than English.
- Robert Morgan

Europeans know the importance of the Resistance;
it has been the shining example of the modern conscience.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

The academic area of new music or modern music festivals
is not something which attracts me at all.
- Gavin Bryars

Modern travelling is not travelling at all;
it is merely being sent to a place,
and very little different from becoming a parcel.
- John Ruskin

It is so stupid of modern civilisation to have given
up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.
- Ronald Knox

Music is a gut thing.
You're working in a medium which is more in touch with
the primal than the modern.
A gig is a ritual.
There's a congregation.
- Siobhan Fahey

My best efforts were some modern things that looked
like very lousy Matisses.
Thank God I had the sense to realize they were lousy,
and leave Paris.
- Norman Rockwell

To regard all things and principles of things as inconstant
modes or fashions has more and more become the tendency of modern thought.
- Walter Pater

I think a lot of modern day guitarists start off playing like Eddie van Halen,
and they don't take the time to learn the basics.
- Alvin Lee

Modern instruments were designed to throw sound all in one direction.
- Marc Ribot

All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement
of the power of the State.
- Albert Camus

Scientific reality is the modern human condition,
and you can see that in the symbolic nature of my work.
- Thom Mayne

I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you
can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage -
which no previous society has ever believed.
- Alain de Botton

But we don't have an example of a democratic society
existing in a socialist economy -
which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world.
- Peter L. Berger

High and low culture come together in all Post Modern art,
and American poetry is not excluded from this.
- Diane Wakoski

The best thing about modern living is anaesthesia.
- Meg Ryan

I used to dance when I was younger -
ballet and modern dance.
- Nastassja Kinski

A lot of people insisted on a wall between modern dance and ballet.
I'm beginning to think that walls are very unhealthy things.
- Twyla Tharp

A work can become modern only if it is first postmodern.
Postmodernism thus understood is not modernism at its
end but in the nascent state,
and this state is constant.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

However, the word madda in modern Hebrew specifically means science.
- Norman Lamm

In my experience, if you have to keep the lavatory
door shut by extending your left leg,
it's modern architecture.
- Nancy Banks Smith

It's only in modern times that we have come to glorify vampirism.
- Guillermo del Toro

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity,
the dread of doing what has been done before.
- Edith Wharton

I love new writing, new blood, modern works by unknown writers.
- Joseph Fiennes

Armani's clothes are beautiful and modern and I love him.
- Claire Forlani

The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art,
because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn...
tired of common sense and civilization.
- F. L. Lucas

Little Sparta is a garden in the traditional sense.
It is perhaps not like other modern gardens,
but I think that other times would have had no difficulty with it.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay

I teach at USC, and it's obvious to anyone who teaches
college students that they don't cover much modern
history and certainly not the modern presidency.
- Robert Scheer

Going into business for yourself, becoming an entrepreneur,
is the modern-day equivalent of pioneering on the old frontier.
- Paula Nelson

Real family values have gone down the drain in modern families.
- Wes Borland

In point of substantial merit the law school belongs
in the modern university no more than a school of fencing or dancing.
- Thorstein Veblen

Modern culture is constantly growing more objective.
Its tissues grow more and more out of impersonal energies,
and absorb less and less the subjective entirety of the individual.
- Georg Simmel

Well, opera began with an intent to resuscitate Greek drama,
that is, modern opera as we know it.
- John Eaton


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