65 Modern Times Quotes On Success In Life

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Best Modern Times Quotes

  1. “I must settle for freedom in this modern time” ~ Leila Aboulela
  2. “In modern times, what impresses one is not a simple and unassuming statement of the truth, but superficial showmanship and display.” ~ Nirmala Srivastava
  3. “Control in modern times requires more than force, more than law. It requires that a population dangerously concentrated in cities and factorites, whose lives are filled qith cause for rebellion, be taught that all is right as it is. And so, the schools, the churches, the popular literature taught that to be rich was a sign of superiority, to be poor a sign of personal failure, and that the only way upward for a poor person was to climb into the ranks of the rich by extraordinary effort and extraordinary luck.” ~ Howard Zinn
  4. “Revolutions can no longer be achieved by minorities. No matter how energetic and intelligent a minority may be, it is not enough, in modern times at least, to make a revolution. The cooperation of a majority, and a large majority too, is needed.” ~ Jean Jaures
  5. “The stench of human wreckage in which the Nazi regime finally sank down to defeat has been the most shocking fact of modern times.” ~ Janet Flanner

  6. “We are not to expect perfection in this world; but mankind, in modern times, have apparently made some progress in the science of government.” ~ George Washington
  7. “The Southern rebellion was largely the outgrowth of the Mexican war. Nations, like individuals, are punished for their transgressions. We got our punishment in the most sanguinary and expensive war of modern times.” ~ Ulysses S. Grant
  8. “We are living in modern times throughout the world and yet are dominated by medieval minds.” ~ Eqbal Ahmad
  9. “In modern times the belief that the ultimate explanation of all things was to be found in Newtonian mechanics was an adumbration of the truth that all science, as it grows towards perfection, becomes mathematical in its ideas.” ~ Alfred North Whitehead
  10. “For example, computer defends well, but for humans its is harder to defend than attack, particularly with the modern time control.” ~ Boris Spassky

  11. “All of the great prophets of modern times have come from the desert and were uneducated: Mohammed, Jesus and myself.” ~ Muammar al-Gaddafi
  12. “Does it sound outrageous to you that military spending for fiscal year 2000 will be almost $290 billion and all other domestic discretionary spending, such as education, job training, housing, Amtrak, medical research, environment, Head Start and many other worthwhile programs will total $246 billion, the biggest disparity in modern times ?” ~ Dale Bumpers
  13. “By looking at the details of the DNA, it is possible to chart the flow of your ancestry from your ultimate grandmother to more modern times.” ~ Bryan Sykes
  14. “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
  15. “In modern times sound policy-making must often come to grips with numbers.” ~ Randal Marlin

  16. “The exclusion of true esoteric religion has been the business of the State since ancient times. At first this was done via the establishment of the popular idealism of exoteric religious institutions in league with the State. But in modern times the same process is done by the strategic exclusion of conventional religious cultism, mystical idealism, and higher evolutionary Wisdom from the mechanisms of popular culture.” ~ Adi Da
  17. “When you stroll through Munich it can happen that you suddenly stand in front of an old house, an idyllically-dreaming church that smiles like a friendly anachronism into our modern time.” ~ Joseph Goebbels
  18. “It is the historic glory of the intellectual class of the West in modern times that, of all the classes which could be called in any sense privileged, it has shown the largest and most consistent concern for the well-being of the classes which lie below it in the social scale.” ~ Richard Hofstadter
  19. “In modern times we are often encouraged to protect our ego-force and individuality by securing a private world in which to develop our unique artistic voice. Many artists find themselves solo-paddling along a private and unchallenging river… Could rivalry be a productive system?” ~ Sara Genn
  20. “Every member of the priesthood should understand the divine plan designed by the Lord to raise up the first free people in modern times.” ~ Ezra Taft Benson

  21. “The revolutionary idea that defines the boundary between modern times and the past is the mastery of risk: the notion that the future is more than a whim of the gods and that men and women are not passive before nature.” ~ Peter L. Bernstein
  22. “The theory of free speech, that truth is so much larger and stranger and more many-sided than we know of, that it is very much better at all costs to hear everyone’s account of it, is a theory which has been justified on the whole by experiment, but which remains a very daring and even a very surprising theory. It is really one of the great discoveries of the modern time.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  23. “I think, however, that there isn’t any solution to this problem of education other than to realize that the best teaching can be done only when there is a direct individual relationship between a student and a good teacher – a situation in which the student discusses the ideas, thinks about the things, and talks about the things. It’s impossible to learn very much by simply sitting in a lecture, or even by simply doing problems that are assigned. But in our modern times we have so many students to teach that we have to try to find some substitute for the ideal.” ~ Richard P. Feynman
  24. “Letter to the committee in charge of the celebration of the centennial of the American Constitution. I have always regarded that Constitution as the most remarkable work known to me in modern times to have been produced by the human intellect, at a single stroke (so to speak), in its application to political affairs.” ~ William E. Gladstone
  25. “Before modern times there was Walking, but not the perfection of Walking, because there was no tea.” ~ G. M. Trevelyan

  26. “From the dim morning hours of history when the father was king and priest down to this modern time of history’s high noon when nations stand forth full grown and self-governed, the law of coherence and continuity in political development has suffered no serious breach.” ~ Woodrow Wilson
  27. “Wars between states and people seem to have existed under all historical systems for as long as we have some recorded evidence. War is quite clearly not a phenomenon particular to the modern world-system. On the other hand, once again the technological achievements of capitalist civilization serve as much ill as good. One bomb in Hiroshima killed more people than whole wars in pre-modern times. Alexander the Great in his whole sweep of the Middle East could not compare in destructiveness to the impact of the Gulf War on Iraq and Kuwait.” ~ Immanuel Wallerstein
  28. “The Growth and Opportunity Project is the most successful reexamination of a national party in modern times. Te disciplined focus of Chairman Reince Priebus has turned its suggestions into realities that are changing the political setting of elections. No one should underestimate the boldness of these changes and the courage they took.” ~ Newt Gingrich
  29. “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
  30. “The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.” ~ E. F. Schumacher

  31. “Such things as anguish, woe, affliction, guilt, feelings of awfulness, and utter wretchedness, the bread and butter of Days of Yore and Russians, sadly have very little staying power in these lickety-split Modern Times.” ~ Marisha Pessl
  32. “For Tommy, on that hot and empty afternoon, was in a state of mind in which grown-up people go away and write books about their whole world, and stories about what it is like to be married, and plays about the important problems of modern times. Tommy, being only ten years old, was not able to do harm on this large and handsome scale.” ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
  33. “One of the tragedies of modern times is that people have come to believe that something said by someone in the past, perhaps for illustrative or provocation purposes, actually represents that person’s beliefs at the time.” ~ Idries Shah
  34. “The whole philosophy of modern times is to dissolve distinctions between individuals and deal with them as large collections of people. It’s essentially self-interested on the part of authority.” ~ Tom Stoppard
  35. “One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut

  36. “One of the most feared expressions in modern times is ‘The computer is down.'” ~ Norman Ralph Augustine
  37. “Funny thing about those Middle Ages, said Joseph. “They just keep coming back. Mortals keep thinking they’re in Modern Times, you know, they get all this neat technology and pass all these humanitarian laws, and then something happens: there’s an economic crisis, or science makes some discovery people can’t deal with. And boom, people go right back to burning Jews and selling pieces of the true Cross. Don’t you ever make the mistake of thinking that mortals want to live in a golden age. They hate thinking.” ~ Kage Baker
  38. “The progress of the natural sciences in modern times has of course so much exceeded all expectations that any suggestion that there may be some limits to it is bound to arouse suspicion.” ~ Friedrich August von Hayek
  39. “A lot of the fiction I read growing up was post-war American, and not all of it centers on Manhattan, but around people of the Mad Men generation, people like John Cheever and, in more modern times, Don DeLillo, who I always mention.” ~ Dylan Moran
  40. “Once I’d heard ‘Modern Times’ by Bob Dylan, it really changed the way I wanted to make records.” ~ Elton John

  41. “The year 2008 was a reminder to those who had forgotten that there is such a thing as history and that the cycle of famine and feast in commerce, first identified in antiquity and well understood in the Middle Ages, was not suddenly abolished in modern times.” ~ James Buchan
  42. “In modern times, if the sole measure of what’s out there flows from your five senses then a precarious life awaits you.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
  43. “In his book Modern Times, the historian Paul Johnson referred to Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini as the three devils of the twentieth century. Interestingly, Nietzshean dogma influenced each of them.” ~ Ravi Zacharias
  44. “We have to get awakened to the fact that in recent decades, great destruction has been caused to our moral values as a result of our children, parents and families, getting influenced by the chaotic conditions of modern times.” ~ Nirmala Srivastava
  45. “The worst type of freedom we are suffering from in modern times is the freedom to lead an immoral life.” ~ Nirmala Srivastava

  46. “There is no question that Francis was in advance of his age, as he anticipated all that is liberal and sympathetic in modern times: the love of nature, the love of animals, the sense of social compassion, the sense of the spiritual dangers of affluence.” ~ Henryk Skolimowski
  47. “A public-school system, if it means the providing of free education for those who desire it, is a noteworthy and beneficent achievement of modern times; but when once it becomes monopolistic it is the most perfect instrument for tyranny which has yet been devised. Freedom of thought in the middle ages was combated by the Inquisition, but the modern method is far more effective.’ (1923)” ~ John Gresham Machen
  48. “Control in modern times requires more than force, more than law. It requires that a population dangerously concentrated in cities and factories, whose lives are filled with cause for rebellion, be taught that all is right as it is.” ~ Howard Zinn
  49. “Caution in handling generally accepted opinions that claim to explain whole trends of history is especially important for the historian of modern times, because the last century has produced an abundance of ideologies that pretend to be keys to history but are actually nothing but desperate efforts to escape responsibility.” ~ Hannah Arendt
  50. “The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.” ~ John Adams

  51. “The pressure to make public retractions of past statements – there’s something medieval about it. What does it mean, anyway, to ‘retract’ what you’ve said? How can anyone state categorically that a thought he once had is no longer valid? In modern times an idea can be refuted, yes, but not retracted.” ~ Milan Kundera
  52. “The only answer in these modern times, as in all other times, is the blood of Christ. When our conscience rises up and condemns us, where will we turn? We turn to Christ. We turn to the suffering and death of Christ—the blood of Christ. This is the only cleansing agent in the universe that can give the conscience relief in life and peace in death.” ~ John Piper
  53. “Like Molière’s M. Jourdain, who spoke prose all his life without knowing it, mathematicians have been reasoning for at least two millennia without being aware of all the principles underlying what they were doing. The real nature of the tools of their craft has become evident only within recent times A renaissance of logical studies in modern times begins with the publication in 1847 of George Boole’s The Mathematical Analysis of Logic.” ~ Ernest Nagel
  54. “Whatever the flows of our modern times are the idea is that you can create something new out of nothing.” ~ Pascal Bruckner

  55. “There is no patent recipe for getting good citizenship. You get it by applying the old, old rules of decent conduct, the rules in accordance with which decent men have had to shape their lives from the beginning .. fundamental precepts, put forth in the Bible and embodied consciously or unconsciously in the code of morals of every great and successful nation from antiquity to modern times.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
  56. “The institution of representative government to us seems an essential part of democracy, but the ancients never thought of it. Its immense merit was that it enabled a large constituency to exert indirect power, and thus made possible the distribution of political responsibility throughout the great states of modern times.” ~ Bertrand Russell
  57. “Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation; it cannot be classified as an illness; we consider it to be a variation of the sexual function, produced by a certain arrest of sexual development. Many highly respectable individuals of ancient and modern times have been homosexuals, several of the greatest men among them (Plato, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, etc.). It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime–and a cruelty, too. If you do not believe me, read the books of Havelock Ellis.” ~ Sigmund Freud
  58. “The idea of childhood as a social invention, in retrospect, is hardly credible. In the Bible, in writings of the Greeks and Romans, and in the works of the first great educator of the modern era, Comenius, children were recognized as being both different from adults and different from one another with respect to their stages of development. To be sure, the scientific study of children and the increased length of life in modern times have enhanced our understanding of age differences, but they have always been acknowledged.” ~ David Elkind
  59. “The first typical adolescent of modern times was Wagner’s Siegfried. : the music of Siegfried expressed for the first time that combination of (provisional) purity, physical strength, naturism, spontaneity and joie de vivre which was to make the adolescent the hero of our twentieth century, the century of adolescence.” ~ Philippe Aries
  60. “How little do the most wonderful inventions of modern times detain us. They insult nature. Every machine, or particular application, seems a slight outrage against universal laws.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  61. “”True science has no belief,” says Dr. Fenwick, in Bulwer-Lytton’s ‘Strange Story;’ “true science knows but three states of mind: denial, conviction, and the vast interval between the two, which is not belief, but the suspension of judgment.” Such, perhaps, was true science in Dr. Fenwick’s days. But the true science of our modern times proceeds otherwise; it either denies point-blank, without any preliminary investigation, or sits in the interim, between denial and conviction, and, dictionary in hand, invents new Graeco-Latin appellations for non-existing kinds of hysteria!” ~ H. P. Blavatsky
  62. “Defeatism about the feasibility of plans for disarmament and ordered peace has been the most calamitious of all the errors made by democratic governments in modern times.” ~ Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker
  63. “Nowadays, the practice of yoga stops with just asanas. Very few even attempt dharana and dhyana (deeper meditation) with seriousness. There is a need to search once more and reestablish the practice and value of yoga in modern times.” ~ Tirumalai Krishnamacharya

  64. “The most far-reaching social development of modern times is the revolt of woman against sex servitude. The most important force in the remaking of the world is a free motherhood.” ~ Margaret Sanger
  65. “It has long been a source of wonder to me why the leading criminological writers–men like Edmund Lester Pearson, H. B. Irving, Filson Young, Canon Brookes, William Bolitho, and Harold Eaton–have not devoted more space to the Greene tragedy; for here, surely, is one of the outstanding murder mysteries of modern times–a case practically unique in the annals of latter-day crime.” ~ S. S. Van Dine

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