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Modern Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Modern are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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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)

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

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

 

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

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

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


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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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revolution in the modern case is no longer an uncouth business.
- Garet Garrett

It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting
anything with perfect determinism because it deals
with probabilities from the outset.
- Arthur Eddington

That's why modern corporate movie making has become
so laborious that comedians are kind of kicked out by 50.
- Dana Carvey

To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art -
that is,
intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite,
expressed by every means available to the arts.
- Charles Baudelaire

You might sooner get lightning out of incense smoke
than true action or passion out of your modern English religion.
- John Ruskin

If we look to the history of other nations,
ancient or modern, we find no example of a growth so rapid,
so gigantic, of a people so prosperous and happy.
- James Monroe

Nobody in America, in the modern generation,
has read their mythology or legends.
- Kenneth Anger

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

Information is the oxygen of the modern age.
It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire,
it wafts across the electrified borders.
- Ronald Reagan

So much destruction in modern war takes place miles
and miles away from the source of the destruction,
the human being who has caused it.
- James Dickey

I also read modern novels - I have just had to read
60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize.
- Kate Adie

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion
as they leave religion behind.
- Paul Bert

Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities,
so the social process requires standardization of man,
and this standardization is called equality.
- Erich Fromm

It's a heavy weight, the camera.
Now we have modern and lightweight, small plastic cameras,
but in the '70s they were heavy metal.
- Annie Leibovitz

The printing press is either the greatest blessing
or the greatest curse of modern times,
sometimes one forgets which it is.
- E. F. Schumacher

Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which
the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction
that he is beating the man who keeps the table.
- Ambrose Bierce

I would have to challenge the term, modern dance.
I don't really use that term in relation to my work.
I simply think of it as dancing.
I think of it as moving.
- Twyla Tharp

The modern work of art, as I have said,
is a symbol.
- Herbert Read

We are so Post-Modern that we don't realize how Post-Modern we are anymore.
- Larry Wall

In these days of modern tennis a player is as strong as his weakest stroke.
- Bill Tilden

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes,
in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer
to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
- Winston Churchill

The Romans used every housing form known today and
they have a remarkably modern look.
- Stephen Gardiner

The 2004 Election marks the first time in modern political
history that Republican voter turnout matched Democratic
turnout in a presidential election year.
- Jeff Miller

In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations:
fight or flee.
In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative;
fight,
flee - or laugh.
- Robert Orben

You have to really dive deep back into yourself and
get rid of so much modern analytical categorization.
It's one of the great things poetry does.
- Robert Morgan

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

The public history of modern art is the story of conventional
people not knowing what they are dealing with.
- Golda Meir

The rise of the Dutch Republic must ever be regarded
as one of the leading events of modern times.
- John Lothrop Motley

What makes a book great, a so-called classic,
it its quality of always being modern,
of its author, though he be long dead,
continuing to speak to each new generation.
- Lawrence Clark Powell

So always, if we look back, concern for face-to-face morality,
and its modern emphasis on justice as well,
have historically evolved as religious issues.
- Huston Smith

Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask.
Modern art rejected all that.
Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
- Robert Motherwell

The modern dilemma is essentially a spiritual one,
and every one of its main aspects, moral,
political and scientific, brings us back to the need of a religious solution.
- Christopher Dawson

When I was 14 years old, I was a huge fan of the Velvets,
the Stooges and the Modern Lovers.
They are my three favourite bands.
I never get sick of 'em.
- Evan Dando

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

Style is the most valuable asset of the modern artist.
That's probably why so many styles are reported lost or stolen each year.
- Brad Holland

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

Music is a continuum and the modern and avant-garde
composers of today will be part of the standard repertoire 30 years from now.
- Neville Marriner

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

They don't think we're in touch with modern Britain,
or understand modern Britain or like modern Britain.
- Francis Maude

Science in the modern world has many uses;
its chief use,
however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

In sum, thought and reflection have been rendered thoroughly
pointless by the circumstances in which modern men and women live and act.
- Jacques Ellul

If it's a modern-day story dealing with certain ethnic groups,
I think I could open up certain scenes for improvisation,
while staying within the structure of the script.
- Martin Scorsese

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

We have always been taught that navigation is the result of civilization,
but modern archeology has demonstrated very clearly that this is not so.
- Thor Heyerdahl

Libertarians recognize the inevitable pluralism of
the modern world and for that reason assert that individual
liberty is at least part of the common good.
- Tom G. Palmer

Speed, it seems to me, provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
- Aldous Huxley

The system of idolatry, invented by modern christianity,
far surpasses in absurdity anything that we have ever heard of.
- Orson Pratt

I had previously been in the band the Modern Lovers with Jonathan Richman.
- Jerry Harrison

Speed provides the one genuinely modern pleasure.
- Aldous Huxley

He can develop sense and style, in the manner of distinguished modern prose,
in which event he may be sure that the result will
not fall into any objective form.
- John C. Ransom

The modern horror audience is wise to our tricks this lets it in on the gag.
- Robert Englund


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