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It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Isaac Asimov

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How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver

It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.
George Washington Carver

You only have to start a job of work to realize how few decent, honest folk there are about.
Anton Chekhov

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
G. K. Chesterton

The human race, to which so many of my readers belong, has been playing at children's games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end, which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up.
G. K. Chesterton

There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Winston Churchill

Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time, and I think a marriage is as a marriage always has been, between a man and a woman.
Hillary Clinton

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Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
Max Eastman

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Albert Einstein

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He that lies down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.
Benjamin Franklin

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Seven social sins: politics without principles, wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.
Mahatma Gandhi

Self-deception operates both at the level of the individual mind, and in the collective awareness of the group. To belong to a group of any sort, the tacit price of membership is to agree not to notice one's own feelings of uneasiness and misgiving, and certainly not to question anything that challenges the group's way of doing things.
Daniel Goleman

When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is duty, life is slavery.
Maxim Gorky

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The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance.
Don Herold

Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the ease with which the many are governed by the few.
David Hume

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Women's presence ... has done more, I believe, than labor's strikes and struggles to shorten the working day, and improve the conditions under which work is performed.
Edith Johnson

In civilised society, personal merit will not serve you so much as money will. Sir, you may make the experiment. Go into the street, and give one man a lecture on morality, and another a shilling, and see which will respect you the most.
Samuel Johnson

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I don't like unnecessary class distinctions. The Americans waste no time on them. They don't care who your father was. If you make it to the top and it comes out that your father made moonshine in Tennessee they admire you even more. Now, I like that system.
Ian MacGregor

Management is a calling and people ought to be dedicated to it. British managers have far too much security. A poor manager should be dumped. What's at stake is the happiness of society, not the comfort of managers.
Ian MacGregor

Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less.
John Major

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I do not support gay marriage. Marriage has religious and social connotations, and I consider marriage to be between a man and a woman.
Barack Obama

We are the 99 percent.
Occupy

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Women are becoming enormously successful ... They're running their businesses on what we call a familial model, a family, instead of a hierarchical top-down military model. They work with, not over or for.
Faith Popcorn

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Every great man has a woman behind him ... And every great woman has some man or other in front of her, tripping her up.
Dorothy L. Sayers

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.

William Shakespeare

Planning ahead is a matter of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
Gloria Steinem

Women are the real architects of society.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Poverty wants much; but avarice, everything.
Publilius Syrus

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Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.
Mark Twain

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We owe respect to the living; to the dead we owe only truth.
Voltaire

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I would permit no man, no matter what his color might be, to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
Booker T. Washington

No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
Booker T. Washington

You may fill your heads with knowledge or skillfully train your hands, but unless it is based upon high, upright character, upon a true heart, it will amount to nothing.
Booker T. Washington

We are all in the gutter, but some of us find ourselves looking up at the stars.
Oscar Wilde

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