Institutions Quotes

Institutions Quotes by John Foster Dulles, Margaret Fuller, Ban Ki-moon, Campbell Brown, Ben Sasse, Friedrich Nietzsche and many others.

Our institutions of freedom will not survive unless the

Our institutions of freedom will not survive unless they are constantly replenished by the faith that gave them birth.
John Foster Dulles
Man is not made for society, but society is made for man. No institution can be good which does not tend to improve the individual.
Margaret Fuller
Border strengthening is effective, but not if done in isolation. We also need to give priority to establishing public institutions that deliver a sustained level of security and justice for citizens. Border security can never come at the expense of migrants’ rights. Nor can it be used to legitimize inhumane treatment.
Ban Ki-moon
As David Cameron realizes, we do not have time for the tweaks and increments favored by institutions built to resist change.
Campbell Brown
My average duration in a job is more like six months, because I’ve done crisis and turnaround stuff for two decades. I’ve been in a lot of companies and not-for-profits and institutions that were really on fire; in a lot of ways, the Senate is the least urgent, least serious institution I’ve ever worked in.
Ben Sasse
Liberal institutions straightway cease being liberal the moment they are soundly established: Once this is attained, no more grievous and more thorough enemies of freedom exist than liberal institutions.
Friedrich Nietzsche
For decades Republicans have made policy with a higher purpose in mind: to solidify the GOP base or to damage the institutions and movements aligned with the other side.
Thomas Frank
The truth is that schools don’t really teach anything except how to obey orders. This is a great mystery to me because thousands of humane, caring people work in schools as teachers and aides and administrators, but the abstract logic of the institution overwhelms their individual contributions.
John Taylor Gatto
It’s OK to have fun in the Marine Corps. I like to say we are an imperfect people working in an institution that tries to be perfect. That is a noble thing, but you have to realize there is no perfect. We’re human.
James L. Jones
I voted against H.R. 4293, the Stress Test Improvement Act of 2017, which would modify the regulatory oversight of certain financial institutions in a way that is likely to expose our economy to greater risk.
Seth Moulton
I think there is a global commonality of understanding coming into being. And it is not necessarily fostered by institutions.
Terence McKenna
Artists and art institutions have to learn how to play hardball. A democratic society needs a democratic art and we have a right to demand it.
Hans Haacke
Over the longer term, the institutions and powers of the EU will continue to expand and certain policymaking powers, heretofore vested in the member states, will be delegated or transferred to, or pooled and shared with EU institutions. As a result, the sovereignty of the member states will increasingly be eroded.
David Cameron
I believe that we can create a poverty-free world because poverty is not created by poor people. It has been created and sustained by the economic and social systems that we have designed for ourselves; the institutions and concepts that make up that system; the policies that we pursue.
Muhammad Yunus
An institution that suffers from a plethora of leaders is surely in a bad way.
Mahatma Gandhi
This understanding, underlying constitutional interpretation since the New Deal, reflects the Constitution’s demands for structural flexibility sufficient to adapt substantive laws and institutions to rapidly changing social, economic, and technological conditions.
Stephen Breyer
Democratic institutions form a system of quarantine for tyrannical desires.
Friedrich Nietzsche
How could you set yourself up as the most powerful institution on earth? You first find out what every man feels at least once a day, establish that as a sin, and set yourself up as the only institution capable of pardoning that sin.
Anton Szandor LaVey
We need to get a stable Afghanistan that can ensure the security of Americans, Europeans, and others on the one hand, but more fundamentally our own democratic rights and institutions.
Ashraf Ghani
People’s trust in their public institutions depends on their government getting results.
Martin O’Malley
The criminal-justice system is, obviously, the sole source of racial tension in this country [USA] or the key institution to resolving the opportunity gap. It is a part of the broader set of challenges that we face in creating a more perfect union.
Barack Obama
Obsessed with success and wealth and despising failure and poverty, our society is systematically dividing the population into winners and losers, using institutions like the courts to speed the process.
Matt Taibbi
The basic problem with the new species of global institutions is that they have not yet become aware of themselves as living. Once they do, they can become a place for the presencing of the whole as it might be, not just as it has been.
Betty Sue Flowers
For what I get paid to get into the ring, I owe it to my fans to uphold the institution of sportsmanship.
Mike Tyson
For me, the concept of design is more than object-oriented; it encompasses the design of processes, systems and institutions as well. Increasingly, we need to think about designing the types of institutions we need to get things done in this rapidly accelerating world.
John Seely Brown
When an institution goes through an inflection point, it has to institutionalise itself. That institutionalisation requires governance to be put in place, governance processes.
Cyrus Pallonji Mistry
Patriarchy’s chief institution is the family. It is both a mirror of and a connection with the larger society; a patriarchal unit within a patriarchal whole.
Kate Middleton
Some of the largest financial institutions can build a profit model on tricking people.
Elizabeth Warren
Liverpool is one of the great institutions of the world, and you understand that when you see it from the outside, but you only really get to know when you go inside as manager.
Brendan Rodgers
As a youngster in the little orphanage home in New Orleans, I was the bugler of the institution. When I got to be around 13 or 14 years old, they took me off the bugle and put me in the little brass band.
Louis Armstrong
Whenever a people or an institution forget its hard beginnings, it is beginning to decay.
Carl Sandburg
Government has a legitimate function, but the private sector has one too, and it is superior. In other words, people are better than institutions.
Cal Thomas
Our kids should be leaving school ready for success, not paying for the misconduct of predatory institutions.
Lucy McBath
The crisis in Europe has affected the U.S. economy by acting as a drag on our exports, weighing on business and consumer confidence, and pressuring U.S. financial markets and institutions.
Ben Bernanke
I think the Mussolinean institution of a third way alternative to comunism is currently still very relevant.
Gianfranco Fini
I see fashion as going on par with all the other cultural institutions here. Ballet, theater, opera – I don’t see fashion differently.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
I think I’ve come through the art-industrial complex – I’ve been educated in some of the best institutions and been privy to some of the insider conversations around theory and the evolution of art.
Kehinde Wiley
The religious superstition is encouraged by means of the institution of churches, processions, monuments, festivities….The so-called clergy stupefy the masses….They befog the people and keep them in an eternal condition of stupefaction.
Leo Tolstoy
You have to help good people see how they have let their institutions do their sinning for them. All around the world there are those who long to see your human goodness translated into a different, more compassionate way of relating with the rest of this bleeding planet.
Peter Storey
Time indeed changes manners and notions, and so far we must expect institutions to bend to them. But time produces also corruption of principles, and against this it is the duty of good citizens to be ever on the watch, and if the gangrene is to prevail at last, let the day be kept off as long as possible.
Thomas Jefferson
Dillinger at one point was the second most popular man in America after President Roosevelt. And he was a national hero for a good reason. He was robbing the very institutions, the banks, which had afflicted the people for four years, and after four years nothing was getting any better.
Michael Mann
Now is the time to divest and invest to let our world leaders know that we, as individuals and institutions, are taking action to address climate change, and we expect them to do their part this December in Paris at the U.N. climate talks.
Leonardo DiCaprio
The effects of MFA programs, and the rise of creative writing instruction more generally, are far more diffuse than people think. Even if you’re a writer who has avoided institutions your whole life, you’re still going to be reading a lot of writers who have MFAs, and are affiliated with universities.
Chad Harbach
When I first came to Oxford, I struggled to feel comfortable in an Anglican, public school-dominated institution.
Niall Ferguson
At the most basic level, if men have institutional power, they have tremendous influence to change those institutions.
Meena Harris
Bad behaviour makes men more glamorous. Women get destroyed, thrown out of society and locked up in institutions.
Marianne Faithfull
The genuine history of mankind is the history of ideas. It is
ideas that distinguish man from all other beings. Ideas
engender social institutions, political changes, technologi-
cal methods of production, and all that is called economic
Ludwig von Mises
Historically speaking, institutions are slow to change and usually resistant to any sudden moves – churches especially so.
Gene Robinson
Our thesis is that the idea of a self-adjusting market implied a stark utopia. Such an institution could not exist for any length of time without annihilating the human and natural substance of society; it would have physically destroyed man and transformed his surroundings into a wilderness.
Karl Polanyi
Dr. King’s leadership reaffirmed the promise of our democracy: that everyday people, working together, have the power to change our government and our institutions for the better.
Maria Cantwell
Knowledge is the distilled essence of our institutions, corroborated by experience.
Elbert Hubbard
Extremism. It is an almost infallible sign — a kind of death-rattle — when a human institution is forced by its members into stressing those and only those factors which are identificatory, at the expense of others which it necessarily shares with competing institutions because human beings belong to all of them.
John Brunner
In this context, social consensus, and institutions that embody this consensus, must be made effective in order for democratization not to be abused as a provisional instrument to establish an anti-democratic regime
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
The whole of life has become an institution, a madhouse in which duties are to be fulfilled not love; in which you have to behave, not be spontaneous; in which a pattern has to be followed, not the overflow of life and energy. That’s why the mind thinks and decides everything, because there is danger.
Marriage as an institution is not so much threatened by same-sex couples as it is by heterosexuals’ increasing indifference to it.
Mike Huckabee
Which is supposed to mean they’re doing something in their broadcasting they would not do is they were simply out to maximize profit; if they were really public service institutions, not purely profit maximizing institutions.
Robert Waterman McChesney
The dumpling is indeed of more ancient institution, and of foreign origin; but alas, what were those dumplings? Nothing but a few lentils sodden together, moisten’d and cemented with a little seeth’d fat.
John Arbuthnot
When one considers our nation’s educational foundations – Harvard, Yale, Princeton and most of our respected institutions were originally Christian – it becomes evident why we, as Christians, maintain a passion about remaining true to the foundations of Scripture.
Jonathan Falwell
I’ve said many times around the world that like any government, like any country, like, any set of human institutions, we have our flaws. We’ve operated imperfectly. There are times we’ve made mistakes.
Barack Obama
Individually, museums are fine institutions, dedicated to the high values of preservation, education and truth; collectively, their growth in numbers points to the imaginative death of this country.
Robert Hewison
I brought together experts from health care, business, academic institutions, and the community to develop a comprehensive blueprint for eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health care in the City of Boston.
Thomas Menino
It would be great if politics were fact-based, but it is not, and it is surely not nuance-based. What works in a classroom or a think tank does not work on Capitol Hill or in the White House. Obama sometimes seems to be running the Brookings Institution, not the country.
Jon Meacham
Through its imperialist system Britain brought about untold suffering of millions of people. And this is an historical fact. To be able to admit this would increase the respect, you know, which we have for British institutions.
Nelson Mandela
We created the hierarchical, pyramidal, managerial system because we needed it to keep track of people and things people did; with the computer to keep track, we can restructure our institutions horizontally.
John Naisbitt
I love marriage. I think it’s a wonderful institution and it’s the most important decision you make.
Isla Fisher
A professorship of Theology should have no place in our institution [the University of Virginia]
Thomas Jefferson
There is every indication that the period ahead will be an innovative one, one of rapid change in technology , society , economy , and institutions .
Peter Drucker
We are called to serve the common good by engaging with political and other institutions, even in our pluralistic society. We bring to that effort Christ’s command to love and the grace that helps us live that love.
John I. Jenkins
Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving to the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.
James F. Cooper
I thought that I would like to be affiliated with some school or institution. As time went on, I also decided on the subject that I wanted to get involved with in addition to music: it was Black Studies.
Donald Byrd
Slashing budgets for our K-12 schools, our higher education institutions and our neediest residents simply isn’t the answer.
Jim Justice
As many of my colleagues know, TikTok, like other Chinese companies is required under Chinese law to share information with the government and its institutions. There are real concerns that this app could also collect information on users in the United States to advance Chinese counter-intelligence efforts.
Abigail Spanberger
The library, I believe, is the last of our public institutions to which you can go without credentials. You don’t even need the sticker on your windshield that you need to get into the public beach. All you need is the willingness to read.
Harry Golden
As we enter into the 110th Congress, it is imperative that we address ethics reforms needed to make this institution run correctly.
Jo Ann Davis
The United Nations is actually a mid-20th century institution and much weaker than it was when it was originally created, because governments themselves are less capable of implementing the kind of promises or programs that they have put forward.
Mary Robinson
I’m considering getting married again. I’ve not lost faith in that institution. I’m older; I’m smarter. I’m no longer searching for something to complete me… and therefore I’m now able to find someone to be a partner with.
Teri Polo
I believe that the general growth in large [financial] institutions have occurred in the context of an underlying structure of markets in which many of the larger risks are dramatically — I should say, fully — hedged.
Alan Greenspan
Unless a writer is extremely old when he dies, in which case he has probably become a neglected institution, his death must always seem untimely.
James A. Baldwin
The multiplication of individual sects should not fool us: the important point is that the whole of America is preoccupied with the sect as a moral institution, with its immediate demand for beatification, its material efficacity, its compulsion for justification, and doubtless also with its madness and frenzy.
Jean Baudrillard
The subprime disaster was a result of financial bombs – derivatives – exploding in financial institutions such as AIG and Lehman Brothers, as well as banks and financial institutions throughout the world.
Robert Kiyosaki
We have not yet realized that the Indian and his culture were fundamental to the growth of Canadian institutions.
Harold Innis
The United States took the lead in shaping the norms, rules and institutions of what became the liberal international order, including the United Nations, the international financial institutions and the Marshall Plan.
Antony Blinken
The question is not, could Utah compete week in and week out in the ACC, SEC, Big Ten, whatever, .. The question is, in a one- game setting, can Utah compete, can Utah get the market share, sell the tickets of one of those more familiar institutions. Nobody knows that answer.
Craig Thompson
Such boycotts threaten academic speech and exchange, which is our solemn duty as academic institutions to protect.
Molly Corbett Broad
The U.S. can still maintain research institutions, such as Caltech, that are the envy of the world, yet it would be hubristic and naive to think that this position is sustainable without investing in science education and basic research.
Ahmed Zewail
Differences exist in practice and organization between the Lord’s Church and man-made institutions.
Russell M. Nelson
A startup is a human institution designed to deliver a new product or service under conditions of extreme uncertainty.
Eric Ries
All institutions have lapses, even great ones, especially by individual rogue employees – famously in recent years at The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the three original TV networks.
Carl Bernstein
Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations.
Gordon B. Hinckley
We can’t, nor should we try, to influence who our employees vote for, but facilitating their involvement in civic action is better for business, better for our people, and better for our government institutions.
Richard Edelman
But egoism is more than this. It is the realization by the individual that he is above all institutions and all formulas; that they exist only so far as he chooses to make them his own by accepting them.
John Buchanan Robinson
I think there are a whole host of things that are civil rights, and then there are other things – such as traditional marriage – that, I think, express a community’s concern and regard for a particular institution.
Barack Obama
A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution, even if it takes place in the most honorable form.
Jean-Paul Sartre
Preventing conflict means going back to basics – strengthening institutions and building resilient societies.
Antonio Guterres
And journalism itself has changed. News organizations and some journalists have transformed from their traditional role as watchdogs of power into institutions of power themselves with an ability, indeed, a susceptibility, to abuse that power.
Joan Konner
I’ve got certain responsibilities that I have to carry out in a very specific institution and in a specific moment in time.
Barack Obama
We engage in the public institutions of work and school and club and team, because it is there that we find meaning and purpose. But sometimes when we engage, we find confrontation not affirmation.
Barry Gardiner
Appeasing Wall Street is to be expected from the GOP who do little to hide their true intentions and their defense of the wealthiest financial institutions and interests.
Luis Gutierrez
Wise leaders know that if an individual doesn’t count, the institution doesn’t count for much either. Put mathematically, if the individual is a zero, together a lot of zeros add up to a whole lot of nothing.
Diane Dreher
I feel very deeply about the need to respect and tolerate people of different social – or sexual orientation. But at the same time, I believe marriage should be preserved as an institution for one man and one woman.
Mitt Romney
We should never lose sight of the ethos that has made the Marine Corps – where ‘every Marine is a rifleman’ – one of America’s cherished institutions and one of the world’s most feared and respected fighting forces
Robert M. Gates
The truth is, the sexist behaviour that really holds women in games back doesn’t come from the moustache-twirling cartoon villains of Gamergate. It’s the sexist hiring practices of our journalistic institutions. It’s the consistently over-sexualised designs we see.
Brianna Wu
We are the only institution in our society that can question a president on a regular basis and make him accountable. Otherwise, he could be king.
Helen Thomas
A democratic constitution, not supported by democratic institutions in detail, but confined to the central government, not only is not political freedom, but often creates a spirit precisely the reverse, carrying down to the lowest grade in society the desire and ambition of political domination.
John Stuart Mill
Christianity began in Palestine as an experience, it moved to Greece and became a philosophy, it moved to Italy and became an institution, it moved to Europe and became a culture, and it moved to America and became a business! We’ve left the experience long behind.
Paul Smith
In all of our efforts, we continue to emphasize the importance of inclusivity and transparency on the part of the Afghan government and leadership, especially in linking nascent local governing institutions to the decision-making and financial resources in Kabul.
David Petraeus
The state is the most destructive institution human beings have ever devised – a fire that, at best, can be controlled for only a short time before it o’erleaps it’s improvised confinements and spreads its flames far and wide.
Robert Higgs
If notwithstanding, a Rebellion of the same Kind now afflicts this Country, we should not infer that this Institution is useless, or should be laid aside; but just the Reverse.
Charles Inglis
For me ‘Oliver Twist’ is a political novel. It is a furious critique of the treatment of orphans and poor children who were forced to spend their early lives in ghastly institutions.
Henning Mankell
The institutions of the European Union, and the states that belong to this union, each and every one, are paying the price of our failures, hesitations and contradictions. We should each ask ourselves how personally responsible we are.
Giorgio Napolitano
A sustainable human community is designed in such a manner that its ways of life, technologies, and social institutions honor, support, and cooperate with nature’s inherent ability to sustain life.
Fritjof Capra
Colleges would compete by adding professors, enhancing programmes or building nicer facilities. So they competed by making institutions better.
Clayton M. Christensen
The gay movement is an evil institution that’s goal is to defeat the marriage-based society and replace it with a culture of sexual promiscuity in which there’s no restrictions on sexual conduct except the principle of mutual choice.
Scott Lively
Since Franklin Roosevelt’s leadership in setting up the United Nations and the Nuremberg trials, the U.S. has promoted universal legal norms and the institutions to enforce them while seeking, by hook or by crook, to exempt American citizens, especially soldiers, from their actual application.
Michael Ignatieff
International institutions are composed of governments. Governments control their own military forces and police.
Samantha Power
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions shape the chiefs of state.
Baron de Montesquieu
The aim of political institutions like the United Nations is to draw the line between struggle and conflict and to make it possible for nations to stay on the right side of that line.
Javier Perez de Cuellar
Getting the government to put money into social programs run by religious institutions is a practice that started during the Clinton years, when Bill Clinton advocated the AmeriCorps program.
Tony Campolo
Our institutions have a potent digestion, and may in time convert and assimilate to good all elements thrown in, however originally alien.
Herman Melville
Capital requires protection, as do the institutions through which it operates. As capital expands its operations, the state that is associated with its protection must develop its capacity for autocratic control. Thus, the “Free World” increasingly resembles a dreary string of heartless police states.
Michael Parenti
We were right to seek practical cooperation with Russia and to encourage its integration as a respected power into global institutions.
Tom Malinowski
The question arose, how would the communities manage this land on their own. That’s why the Communal Land Rights Bill then borrows an institution that is set up in terms of the role and function and powers of the institutional traditional leadership ( borrows that committee and uses that committee).
Thabo Mbeki
It’s not just that individuals have lost faith in the integrity of their leaders, it’s that they no longer believe society’s most powerful institutions are acting in their interests.
Gary Hamel
I think young people are recognizing the power of institutions, and we have to really dismantle a lot of the stigma and shame, culturally, but we also have to change things in terms of how government and institutions deal with this.
Cecile Richards
To understand my feelings — and my conception of the role of Secretary General — the nature of my religious and cultural background must first be understood. I should therefore like to outline not only my beliefs but also my conception of human institutions and of the human situation itself.
U Thant
We will continue our work to uphold the values within our families, communities, and institutions that our service members have fought to protect: equality, justice, opportunity, freedom, and a shared responsibility to each other.
Jamaal Bowman
In a laissez-faire society, there could exist no public institution with the power to forcefully protect people from themselves. From other people (criminals), yes. From one’s own self, no.
Karl Hess
Poetry can’t give us the laws and institutions and representatives, the antidotes we need: only public activism by massive numbers of citizens can do that.
Adrienne Rich
I think it’s very important to emphasize that there are many, many different educational institutions in what we call higher education, and they educate an enormous diversity of students. I think all of those institutions have to define particular roles for themselves; they can’t do everything at once.
Derek Bok
Equity is the cushion that protects financial institutions from unexpected changes in the value of their assets. The greater the leverage, the smaller the losses required to wipe out a company’s equity, leaving it without enough money to repay the people who hold its debt.
Alex Berenson
The National Socialist Movement, which aims at establishing the National Socialist People’s State, must always bear steadfastly in mind the principle that every future institution under that State must be rooted in the movement itself.
Adolf Hitler
It’s true that when Christianity is socially powerful, faith can look from the outside as if it is mainly a matter of membership, of participation in the vast synchronised swim of institutions.
Francis Spufford
You could mention my name in any hallway in any academic institution and you would have people foaming at the mouth.
David Horowitz
As the observance of divine institutions is the cause of the greatness of republics, so the disregard of them produces their ruin; for where the fear of God is wanting, there the country will come to ruin, unless it be sustained the fear of the prince, which temporarily supply the want of religion.
Niccolo Machiavelli
For the political leader the religious doctrines and institutions of his people must always remain inviolable; or else has no right to be in politics, but should become a reformer, if he has what it takes!
Adolf Hitler
There is no doubt that, as a society, we have become blase about the importance of marriage as a stabilising influence and less inclined to prize it as a worthwhile institution.
Keith O’Brien
Among the more irritating consequences of our flagrantly religious society is the special dispensation that mainstream religions receive. We all may talk about religion as a powerful social force, but unlike other similarly powerful institutions, religion is not to be questioned, criticized or mocked.
Natalie Angier
When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
Victor Hugo
If we do not restore the Institution of Property we cannot escape restoring the Institution of Slavery; there is no third course.
Hilaire Belloc
And I myself, in Rome, heard it said openly in the streets, “If there is a hell, then Rome is built on it.” MARTIN LUTHER, Against the Roman Papacy, An Institution of the Devil London is the epitome of our times, and the Rome of to-day.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We mustn’t assume that we are going to deinvent government solely from inside the Beltway or within one or two sessions of Congress. We will do it one step at a time, in one community at a time – at the local level and through local institutions like churches, nonprofit and volunteer organizations and families.
Jeb Bush
I think most of our religious institutions are pretty corrupt, so they’re not reliable. I think the Christian religion that I was brought up with has very little to do with Christ, really, and more an institutions that have built up around the church.
Richard Gere
Beyond politics, the West is suffering from what can be called a crisis of brokenness – broken institutions, broken families and broken souls.
Gary Bauer
We all want merit to mean something, and we all may be tempted to reduce that meaning to something measurable and concrete like an SAT score. The reality, though, is that who deserves entry into an institution depends on what the institution exists to do.
Eric Liu
To make ourselves invisible to creditors or to the envious, and even to our own worries, we can take advantage here on earth of a great democratic institution-in fact, democracy’s only success-the night.
Jean Giraudoux
Transparency is not about restoring trust in institutions. Transparency is the politics of managing mistrust.
Ivan Krastev
I favor a system where students in publicly funded institutions make a commitment: if they do well in the private sector, they will revert a certain percentage of their income to the education sector; and if they devote some years to public service, their debt will be forgiven.
Howard Gardner
Because of its divine institution for the propagation of man, the seed is not to be vainly ejaculated, nor is it to be damaged, nor is it to be wasted.
Pope Clement I
War challenges virtually every other institution of society – the justice and equity of its economy, the adequacy of its political systems, the energy of its productive plant, the bases, wisdom and purposes of its foreign policy.
Walter Millis
I thought we had reached an understanding, the institution of marriage and I. Weddings are like the triathalon of female friendship: the Shower, the Bachelorette Party, and the Main Event. It’s the Iron Woman and most people never make it through. They fall of their bikes and choke on ocean water.
Sloane Crosley
The Federalist Society is changing the culture of our nation’s law schools. You are returning the values and concepts of law as our founders understood them to scholarly dialogue, and through that dialogue, to our legal institutions.
Ronald Reagan
A great part of human suffering has its root in the nature of man, and not in that of his institutions.
James Russell Lowell
The residence of the Plymouth settlers in the Netherlands, and the later conquest of the Dutch colonies, had brought the Americans into contact with the singularly wise and free institutions of the Dutch.
Albert Bushnell Hart
Democratic institutions, even in the oldest operating democracy in the world, are anything but perfect.
David Remnick
Experience serves to prove that the worth and strength of a state depend far less upon the form of its institutions than upon the character of its men; for the nation is only the aggregate of individual conditions, and civilization itself is but a question of personal, improvement.
Samuel Smiles
Many small businesses rely on small financial institutions, like credit unions and community banks, to meet their capital requirements. Without them, these small businesses would have to close their doors.
Sam Graves
There is a clear business case for building the resilience and capacity of local communities, businesses, and institutions because a peaceful, educated, and productive population will stimulate economic growth in the long term.
Peter Maurer
It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil,… that all politicians are mere opportunists, that all aspects of university life are corrupt. Having discovered an illness, it’s not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure.
George McGovern
The true and correct solution to eradicating discrimination is by establishing religious Sepharadi educational institutions. This is one of the reasons Shas was founded.
Eli Yishai
Extreme weather events continue to grow more frequent and intense in rich and poor countries alike, not only devastating lives, but also infrastructure, institutions, and budgets – an unholy brew which can create dangerous security vacuums.
Ban Ki-moon
One of the reasons why many British voters chose to leave the European Union was because they distrusted European institutions. Of all the many costs of Brexit, this was one I did not foresee: That it could wind up damaging the nation’s faith in its own institutions too.
Anne Applebaum
Ego is a social institution with no physical reality. The ego is simply your symbol of yourself. Just as the word “water” is a noise that symbolizes a certain liquid without being it, so too the idea of ego symbolizes the role you play, who you are, but it is not the same as your living organism.
Alan Watts
Tribalism, after all, is part of our evolutionary DNA. The need to identify with a group, to belong and commune with like-minded people is not only biological, it’s what has helped motivate our desire for and devotion to all kinds of important cultural institutions, from organized religion to sports fandom.
S.E. Cupp
It is a generally received opinion that there are too many books in the world already. I cannot, however, subscribe to any Institution that proposes to alter this state of affairs, because I find no consensus of opinion as to which are the superfluous books.
Mary Kingsley
A conservative is a man who will not look at the new moon out of respect for that ‘ancient institution’ the old one.
Douglas William Jerrold
It’s hard to give someone advice when you’re an institution. I don’t really put a lot of pressure on it – I’m just open to doing stuff that’s challenging.
Nick Swardson
Negative personal attacks have no place in public life and serve to erode public confidence in our basic institutions of government.
Mike Pence
Free institutions certainly exist, but a tradition of passivity and conformism restricts their use – a cynic might say that this is why they continue to exist.
Noam Chomsky
If we continue to set human borders and the economy as our highest priorities, we will never come to grips with the destructiveness of our activities and institutions.
David Suzuki
Every person, as every institution, and, above all, every religion is to be judged not by the amount of atrocities or the wrong committed but by the right conduct.
Mahatma Gandhi
My fear is that many institutions will eventually alter how they treat people who refuse to self-track. There are all sorts of political and moral implications here, and I’m not sure that we have grappled with any of them.
Evgeny Morozov
I am good at conceptualizing and building institutions.
Shiv Nadar
We have been at war almost constantly since the last century. And it has not helped our institutions. Congress no longer represents the people. The courts do not practice justice any more. The armies never stop playing at being the policemen of the world and of oil.
Gore Vidal
Cultural institutions by and large share one primary objective: herd control. Even when ostensibly benign, their propensity for manipulation, compartmentalization, standardization and suppression of potentially disruptive behavior or ideas, has served to freeze the evolution of consciousness practically in its tracks.
Tom Robbins
The evil of the Holocaust was realized through the exercise of a certain kind of power – coercive power. It was a power that sought to dominate and control. It was a power legitimated through law, buttressed by propaganda, augmented by terror, and affected through all the institutions of society.
Mary Jo Leddy
Right now the institution of marriage feels very one-sided, and I want to live in a country where we all have equal rights. I have so many friends who are gays and lesbians who would so badly want to get married, that I wouldn’t be able to sleep with myself [if I got married before they could].
Charlize Theron
You need your reason to pass through the world and also to experience the nagual, because if you become all nagual, we’ll lock you away in an institution.
Frederick Lenz
They will sustain the constitution and laws and institutions of the United States, and be the champions of liberty and of that constitution when its integrity shall be threatened.
Lorenzo Snow
Justice is the first virtue of social institutions.
John Rawls
I truly believe, as an institution, most major labels should just die.
Never ever depend on governments or institutions to solve any major problems. All social change comes from the passion of individuals.
Margaret Mead
In all institutions from which the cold wind of open criticism is excluded, an innocent corruption begins to grow like a mushroom – for example, in senates and learned societies
Friedrich Nietzsche
Revolution comes when human beings set out to correct decadent institutions.
H. Rap Brown
I have repeatedly called for respecting institutions and the democratic process. Once the process is completed, we should always respect the outcome.
Jejomar Binay
Every morning when I pick up the newspaper and read about an earthquake in Japan or problems in European financial institutions, the first question I ask our staff is ‘What is money-market-fund exposure?’
Mary Schapiro
It’s been our experience that any time a Muslim community anywhere seeks to expand or establish a mosque or some other kind of institution, there will be some type of opposition, when you scratch the surface, often there is a tremendous level of bigotry and stereotyping in the opposition.
Ibrahim Hooper
Many of the obstacles for change which have been attributed to human nature are in fact due to the inertia of institutions and to the voluntary desire of powerful classes to maintain the existing status.
John Dewey
We have been deformed by educational and religious institutions that treat us as members of an audience instead of actors in a drama, so we become adults who treat democracy as a spectator sport.
Parker Palmer
Religion, charity, pure benevolence, and morals, mingled up with superstitious rites and ferocious cruelty, form in their combination institutions the most powerful and the most pernicious that have ever afflicted mankind.
John Quincy Adams
Representative institutions are as much a part of the true Briton as his language and his literature.
Annie Besant
I think that almost all traditional institutions are sexist, and they’re probably racist and homophobic, and they’re all of these things. But a lot of them, like marriage, are too embedded into the culture to give up.
Jessica Valenti
Organized religion is in substance a mystification, a means of hiding the wickedness of the social system. If the Christian principles of love, equality, and freedom were really practiced instead of only preached, there would be no need for a special institution(the church) to take care of those principles.
Erich Fromm
A crowd, whether it be a dangerous mob, or an amiably joyous gathering at a picnic is not a community. It has a mind, but no institutions, no organizations, no coherent unity, no history, no traditions.
Josiah Royce
I would never betray a friend to serve a cause. Never reject a friend to help an institution. Great nations may fall in ruin before I would sell a friend to save them.
Edward Abbey
The E.U., its institutions, structure and ways of working are an anachronism.
Priti Patel
I think some people have blind faith in American institutions without knowing a whole lot about them and think they will stand up to Trump and are indestructible.
Masha Gessen
Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature; whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature.
Jack Kingston
Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership.
Andrea Dworkin
I’m interested in institutions, particularly in the way institutions close ranks. They have hierarchies and their own ethics.
Jed Mercurio
Libraries do one thing that no other institution does and that’s provide access to all.
LeVar Burton
Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.
Lord Acton
The cultural institutions which embody and enforce those interlocked aberrations-for instance, law, art, religion, nation-states, the family, tribe, or commune based on father-right-these institutions are real and they must be destroyed.
Andrea Dworkin
The safety and happiness of society are the objects at which all political institutions aim, and to which all such institutions must be sacrificed.
James Madison
All developmental activities for the common man such as education, healthcare, shelter and food distribution should be handled by reputed private sector institutions. It should be a competitive market in order to prevent the formation of monopolies.
N. R. Narayana Murthy
The union of a man and a woman is the most enduring human institution, honored and encouraged in all cultures and by every religious faith.” … “Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
George W. Bush
Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions.
Michel Foucault
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a moneyed aristocracy that has set the Government at defiance. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs.
Thomas Jefferson
America has furnished to the world the character of Washington. And if our American institutions had done nothing else, that alone would have entitled them to the respect of mankind.
Daniel Webster
Government is an inherently inflationary institution and will ever remain so until it is dispossessed of its monopoly of the supply of money.
Joseph Salerno
New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.
Mark Twain
In any nation in which people’s rights have been subordinated to the rights of the few, in any totalitarian nation, the first institution to be dismantled is the jury. I was, I am, afraid.
Gerry Spence
The Vermont Supreme Court serves a vital role in protecting our state’s Constitution, upholding our laws, ensuring fairness in our systems and the accountability of our institutions.
Phil Scott
Broken institutions are an opportunity rather than a time to go home.
Laurene Powell Jobs
Respect for human rights requires transparent and accountable institutions and governance as well as the effective participation of all individuals and civil society, who are an essential part of realizing social and people-centred sustainable development.
Alfred-Maurice de Zayas
Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.
Nelson Mandela
When you’re facing an investor or the institutions or a distributor, it’s you yourself with your own ideas and your own project.
Martin Villeneuve
How much more do they deserve our reverence and praise, whose lives are devoted to the formation of institutions, which, when they and their children are mingled in the common dust, may continue to cherish the principles and the practice of liberty in perpetual freshness and vigour.
Joseph Story
I was born in Jamaica but was educated by, and now serve, prestigious First World institutions, so I believe that I have a unique, dual perspective. To sidestep any biases I might have, I use the objective lens of the stock market to discover which policies actually delivered prosperity to emerging markets.
Peter Blair Henry
What I’m doing here is pointing out an irony: Here you have an institution that has systematically protected pedophile priests and then you have an innocent Michael Jackson, who California spent millions of dollars trying to prosecute and could not do it because it was complete bulls – t.
David LaChapelle
It is needless to say how great has been the influence of the doctrine of Evolution, or rather perhaps of the method of investigation to which it has given birth, upon the study of history, especially the history of institutions.
Goldwin Smith
The constitution of England is not a paper constitution. It is an aggregate of institutions, many of them founded merely upon prescription, some of them fortified by muniments, but all of them the fruit and experience of an ancient and illustrious people.
Benjamin Disraeli
If the air quality is terrible in Los Angeles, if a particular university is unusually expensive, if crime is on the rise in Dallas, or if a company has a lot of recalled toys, transparency can spur change. Whenever public or private institutions have to answer to the public, their performance is likely to improve.
Cass Sunstein
You can’t look back at the worst financial crisis of our lifetimes that started in 2008 and not have some important lessons about the critical nature of oversights in financial markets and institutions.
Austan Goolsbee
Corporations are social institutions. If they don’t serve society, they have no business existing
Henry Mintzberg
Judaism lives not in an abstract creed, but in its institutions.
Berthold Auerbach
I have no interest in increasing the size of government. I just want to make sure we have got a smart government that is regulating, for example, the financial institutions smartly, so I don’t have to engage in any kind of bank bailouts.
Barack Obama
I like writing. It keeps my mind off grim subjects. It’s therapeutic in the same way a patient in an institution is given fingerpaints.
Woody Allen
We know what we are. Our business is originating, distributing, and managing capital for individuals and institutions.
James P. Gorman
American cultural institutions seem so bent on preserving the values of “Western civilization,” the mythical “Whitetown,” that welearn about one another’s cultures the same way we learn about sex: in the streets.
Ishmael Reed
International institutions ought to be, as the national ones in democratic countries, established by the peoples and for the peoples
Henri La Fontaine
The world is a penal institution.
Taylor Caldwell
The genius of our institutions is democratic – baseball is a democratic game.
Al Spalding
Wise and prudent men and intelligent conservatives have long known that in a changing world worthy institutions can be conserved only by adjusting them to the changing time.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Part of our struggle is to make the international community understand that we are a poor country not because there is an insufficiency of resources and investment, but because we are deprived of the basic institutions and practices that make for good government.
Aung San Suu Kyi
There is no tradition more worth of envy, no institution worthy of such loyalty, as the University of Georgia.
Larry Munson
Corruption in state-owned enterprises and other public institutions has undermined our government’s programs to address poverty and unemployment.
Cyril Ramaphosa
If the American people could learn what I know of the fierce hatred of the priests of Rome against our institutions, our schools, our most sacred rights, and our so dearly bought liberties, they would drive them out as traitors.
Abraham Lincoln
The only justifiable purpose of political institutions is to ensure the unhindered development of the individual.
Albert Einstein
What you do with your life and how you do it is not only a reflection on you, but on your family and all of those institutions that have helped to make you who you are.
Hank Aaron
The sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions.
George Soros
Any institutions’ alumni are key to its growth. We are focused on giving a global experience to our students.
Shiv Nadar
Books, not which afford us a cowering enjoyment, but in which each thought is of unusual daring; such as an idle man cannot read, and a timid one would not be entertained by, which even make us dangerous to existing institution – such call I good books.
Henry David Thoreau
The main reasons for the growth and institutionalization of corruption are: a culture of secrecy with lack of transparency, and weak institutions for securing the accountability of public servants, such as the Vigilance bodies, the criminal investigative agencies and the judiciary.
Prashant Bhushan
Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards, I believe, the American family.
John Boehner
Sehwag is a miracle, Sehwag is an institution
Navjot Singh Sidhu
Too often, the very institutions that are supposed to protect and serve our community have instead failed people of color, specifically our black community.
Ted Wheeler
President or Prime Minister are not any individuals. They are an institutions in itself, and in democracy, we should ensure that the dignity of the institutions is not lowered.
Rajnath Singh
The Islamic State has apparently gained control of several dozen kilograms of radioactive material from research institutions in Mosul, Iraq. It cannot be made into a nuclear bomb, but it could be used in a ‘dirty bomb’ to contaminate a wide area with radioactivity.
Mike Pompeo
Marriage, as an institution, is as dead as the dodo bird.
Joan Fontaine
Progress is not possible without discipline. A nation, institution, family or individual can advance only by heeding the words of those who deserve respect and by obeying the appropriate rules and regulations. Children, obedience is not weakness. Obedience with humility leads to discipline.
Mata Amritanandamayi
I was at a speaking engagement for MIT… and I said, ‘The Professor has all sorts of degrees, including one from this very institution [MIT]! And that’s why I can make a radio out of a coconut, and not fix a hole in a boat!’
Russell Johnson
The Left regards the Constitution as defective and outmoded – in part because it impedes the government’s ability to control institutions, like churches and families, which stand between the state and individuals.
Gary Bauer
I am persuaded myself that the good sense of the people will always be found to be the best army. They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves. The people are the only censors of their governors; and even their errors will tend to keep these to the true principles of their institution.
Thomas Jefferson
There’s a schizoid streak within the family anyway so I dare say that I’m affected by that. The majority of the people in my family have been in some kind of mental institution, as for my brother he doesn’t want to leave. He likes it very much.
David Bowie
The school is a political prize of the highest importance. It cannot be deprived of its political character as long as it remains a public and compulsory institution.
Ludwig von Mises
By bringing out into the public domain how human institutions actually behave, we can understand frankly, to a degree, for the first time the civilization that we actually have.
Julian Assange
When we speak of institutions, economists mean more than just organizations. We mean conventions, even rules, about how things are done.
Paul Romer
Any place that anyone can learn something useful from someone with experience is an educational institution.
Al Capp
[T]he kingdom of God… is to be a political institution that shall hold sway over all the earth; to which all other governments will be subordinate and by which they will be dominated.
B. H. Roberts
No truly sophisticated proponent of repression would be stupid enough to shatter the facade of democratic institutions.
Murray Levin
Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.
Harlan F. Stone
An institution like Guantanamo in its present form cannot and must not exist in the long term. We must find different ways of dealing with prisoners. As far as I’m concerned there’s no question about that.
Angela Merkel
Workers have kept faith in American institutions. Most of the conflicts, which have occurred have been when labor’s right to live has been challenged and denied.
John L. Lewis
As the industry has matured, real estate has become a very accepted investment. Institutions have used core investments to get comfortable with real estate as an asset class, and now that they’re comfortable they’re moving up the risk spectrum.
Richard Price
Smart people instinctively understand the dangers of entrusting our future to self-serving leaders who use our institutions, whether in the corporate or social sectors, to advance their own interests.
James C. Collins
We kill when we close our eyes to poverty, affliction, or infamy. We kill when, because it is easier, we countenance, or pretend to approve of atrophied social, political, educational, and religious institutions, instead of resolutely combating them.
Hermann Hesse
Management that wants to change an institution must first show that it loves that institution.
John Tusa
The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions.
John W. Gardner
I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind.
Thomas Jefferson
The world has today 546 nuclear plants generating electricity. Their experience is being continuously researched, and feedback should be provided to all. Nuclear scientists have to interact with the people of the nation, and academic institutions continuously update nuclear power generation technology and safety.
Abdul Kalam
Love has no limits. Compassion has no party. It is the responsibility of every human being and every institution to end poverty and to interrupt injustice.
Shane Claiborne
The spiritual ambiguity growing up made me really latch onto a faith – Protestantism – that was somewhat conventional. Everyone else was rebelling against traditions and institutions, whereas I was rebelling against the upheaval and uncertainty in my family.
Sufjan Stevens
Every man who loves his country, or wishes well to the best interests of society, will show himself a decided friend not only of morality and the laws, but of religious institutions, and honorably bear his part in supporting them.
Josiah Johnson Hawes
I hope there have been times when I made you all proud, or made you all smile or at least piqued your interest in this wonderful institution we call government.
John G. Rowland
Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Marine Le Pen seem to have no respect for the institutions that were created after World War II, and they see a potential alliance of populists around the world who would fight Islam and restore a certain semblance of traditional values.
David Brooks
The mistake that was made in the ’70s is we stopped policing the streets, we stopped cleaning the streets, we stopped cleaning the graffiti off buildings, we stopped supporting our cultural institutions and building parks and schools and all those kinds of things.
Michael Bloomberg
I think there is some credibility to the notion that marriage is an institution. It meant something very different hundreds of years ago when it became the norm for people to go off and pair.
Zak Orth
There is such a thing as caste, even in the West; but it is comparatively faint; it is conservatism here. It says, forsake not your calling, outrage no institution, use no violence, rend no bonds; the State is thy parent. Its virtue or manhood is wholly filial.
Henry David Thoreau
I have a vision that’s about technology that empowers consumers over institutions.
Michael K. Powell
I think I should date a normal girl. I am tired of dating heroines. While I believe in marriage as an
institution, I am also petrified of it.
Shahid Kapoor
I remember Geauga Lake. I remember Six Flags. I remember going to the mall. I hung out there. These big, grand places that served as pinnacles of the community were not only institutions or places of commerce. They were communal spaces where a lot of people went and shared good memories. These are very nostalgic places.
Seph Lawless
The founders of the great world religions, Gautama Buddha, Jesus, Lao-Tzu, Mohammed, all seem to have striven for a worldwide brotherhood of man; but none of them could develop institutions which would include the enemy, the unbeliever.
Geoffrey Gorer
Too often an institution serves to bless the majority opinion. Today when too many move to the rhythmic beat of the status quo, whoever would be a Christian must be a nonconformist.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The manager is a servant. His master is the institution he manages and his first responsibility must therefore be to it.
Peter Drucker
Yes, women should be free to cover their faces when walking down the street. But in our schools, hospitals, airports, banks and civil institutions, it is not unreasonable – nor contrary to the teachings of Islam – to expect women to show the one thing that allows the rest of us to identify them… namely, their face.
Maajid Nawaz
America was and still is able to make the necessary changes to maintain research institutions that are the envy of the world.
Ahmed Zewail
I just don’t get on with institutions. I need simple relationships with people who believe in me.
Paul Greengrass
I will get married soon. It is in the pipeline. I believe in the institution of marriage.
Sushmita Sen
We were sweet, lovely people who wanted to throw out all the staid institutions who placed money and wars above all else. When you’re young you think that’s how life works.
Margot Kidder
There is not a respectable system of civilization known to history whose foundations were not laid in the institution of domestic slavery.
Robert M. T. Hunter
Like the other great revolutions, an environmental revolution will require sacrifices and lead to enormous gains. It, too, will change the face of the land and human institutions, hierarchies, self-definitions, cultures. It will take centuries. If it happens. There is no guarantee, of course.
Donella Meadows
In 2008, Putin’s message was, ‘We aren’t like a Central Asian republic, we aren’t going to build a personalistic regime, we will have institutions.’ This is all abolished now. The very idea of a governing party and party career, as you have in China, that didn’t work.
Ivan Krastev
The performance of international institutions will be symptomatic of the domestic political priorities of influential member states. International institutions don’t really have a life and a mind of their own.
Samantha Power
In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The budget targets imposed by the Bretton Woods institutions, combined with the effects of the devaluation, trigger the collapse of public investment.
Michel Chossudovsky
The church is only a secular institution in which the half-educated speak to the half-converted.
William Ralph Inge
The better off Indian can engage more deeply with political process to demand effectiveness from the institutions of the state. We can raise our voices for better education and healthcare, for better public infrastructure, for cleaner air.
Rohini Nilekani
I think one of the major themes in ‘Escape Fire,’ really, if you break it down, is that huge institutions, the military, the Safeway Corporation and others, are being forced to change.
Matthew Heineman
Within loyalism and the UVF, there are clearly people who are not just aggravated by the issue around flags or parades. They’re aggravated by me and Sinn Fein being in government. They’re opposed to the political institutions – there’s an inability of a minority within loyalism to accept the concept of equality.
Martin McGuinness
Our overriding goal in restructuring our financial architecture should be that taxpayers never again have to save a failing financial institution.
Henry Paulson
Americans love marriage too much. We rush into mariage with abandon, expecting a micro-Utopia on earth. We pile all our needs onto it, our expectations, neuroses, and hopes. In fact, we’ve made marriage into the panda bear of human social institutions: we’ve loved it to death.
Barbara Ehrenreich
A lot has been done to improve safety and soundness and confidence in financial markets and financial institutions, a lot of which was necessary.
Marianne Lake
Information is a basic human right and the fundamental foundation for the formation of democratic institutions.
Nelson Mandela
A Spaniard will seek to persuade you that the bull-ring is an institution got up chiefly for the benefit of the bull.
Jerome K. Jerome
My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one’s country, not to its institutions or its office-holders.
Mark Twain
We have responsibilities for others, not just across space but across time. We have responsibilities to people who came before us. They left us a world of institutions, ideas or possibilities for which we, in turn, owe them something. One of the things we owe them is not to squander them.
Tony Judt
It is noble in its administration: to think and let think, beyond the narrow contracted prejudices of bitter sectarians in these modern times. It is general or universal language, fitted to benefit the poor stranger, which no other institution is calculated to reach, by extending the beneficent hand.
Harry S. Truman
The sprinkling of people of color through elite institutions in the United States, due to affirmative action policies and the limited progress of middle-class and upper-middle-class African Americans, creates the illusion of great progress.
Michelle Alexander
It is critical that the American people, and not just their financial institutions, be represented at the negotiating table.
Elizabeth Warren
I have an intellectual inclination for democratic institutions, but I am instinctively an aristocrat, which means that I despise and fear the masses. I passionately love liberty, legality, the respect for rights, but not democracy….liberty is my foremost passion. That is the truth.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Like Jim Crow (and slavery), mass incarceration operates as a tightly networked system of laws, policies, customs, and institutions that operate collectively to ensure the subordinate status of a group defined largely by race.
Michelle Alexander
It is one of the most beautiful things about our country that just one individual, so long as he or she has the law on their side, can take on the most powerful institutions or people in the land and win.
Gina Miller
MPs are so cowed by the institutions and the scale of official failure that they generally just muddle along tinkering and hope to stay a step ahead of the media.
Dominic Cummings
Against the State, against the Church, against the silence of the medical profession, against the whole machinery of dead institutions of the past, the woman of today arises.
Margaret Sanger
Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition.
Rick Santorum
Republican patience with how unionism deals with the political institutions, and with key issues like equality and human rights, will be tested because, obviously, there will be a battle a day on these matters. So lets face up to all of this with our eyes wide open.
Gerry Adams
To restore confidence in our markets and our financial institutions so they can fuel continued growth and prosperity, we must address the underlying problem. The federal government must implement a program to remove these illiquid assets that are weighing down our financial institutions and threatening our economy.
Henry Paulson
I think we have to reflect on a treaty change that would permit more than surveillance,
with recommendations and appropriate sanctions. When recommendations are not followed and sanctions prove ineffective, European institutions should have the capacity to impose the necessary decisions on a particular country.
Jean-Claude Trichet
If large financial institutions can break the law and accumulate million in profits – and, if they get caught, settle by paying out of those profits – they do not have much incentive to follow the law.
Elizabeth Warren
Doctors and nurses do crazy hours and keep an ideal afloat through the love and care that they have for their craft and their patients and the institution of the NHS. We should be very proud of it.
Benedict Cumberbatch
Worrying about a large institution, especially when it has computers, is like worrying about a large gorilla, especially when it’s on fire.
Bruce Sterling
You have various institutions like law firms and accounting firms which bill by the hour. I’m really against that. You have an incentive to go slowly, be there as long as possible, to over-research things and over-staff.
Robert Pozen
Why should workers agree to be slaves in a basically authoritarian structure? They should have control over it themselves. Why shouldn’t communities have a dominant voice in running the institutions that affect their lives?
Noam Chomsky
It’s ridiculous to talk about freedom in a society dominated by huge corporations. What kind of freedom is there inside a corporation? They’re totalitarian institutions – you take orders from above and maybe give them to people below you. There’s about as much freedom as under Stalinism.
Noam Chomsky
The only thing that makes change possible is the idea of developing some kind of institution, because the institutions will survive individuals.
Wadada Leo Smith
Great corporations exist only because they are created and safeguarded by our institutions; and it is therefore our right and duty to see that they work in harmony with these institutions.
Theodore Roosevelt
The infrastructure, institutions and social fabric of Venezuela are deteriorating, and people realize the Chavez government has been the problem, not the solution.
Leopoldo Lopez
Over time I began to realize that the level of cinema criticism in the last part of XX century in the United States was pretty low. The institution itself is not what it’s supposed to be, and I realized that I didn’t need to take that seriously.
George Lucas
In the black-and-white world of a girl in her late teens, I thought of things like Internet etiquette as obvious, rule-bound institutions. Facebook was Facebook, texts were texts, emails were emails, chats were chats, webcamming was webcamming, phone calls were phone calls.
Sarah Jeong
No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings.
Peter Drucker
Identity theft, financial laundering, as well as ransom and ransomware – I mean, think of it – all involving extortion of a hacked institution are becoming increasingly common.
Donald Trump
What we are lacking in Burma is an independence effective judiciary, and unless we have all three of the democratic institutions – strong and healthy, we cannot say that our democratic processes (is complete).
Aung San Suu Kyi
We daily witness the beneficial effect produced to the community by the institution of premiums, held out to encourage the inventions of ingenious mechanics.
Joseph Lancaster
Because religious institutions are not afraid to talk about love as a goal, they are likely to be more effective at providing community services.
Michael Lerner
I don’t think the alternative to Yale is jail by any means. On the other hand, there is a mass of research that does show that there are real advantages to your subsequent career in going to selective institutions.
Derek Bok
If a financial institution is too big to fail, it is too big to exist.
Bernie Sanders
Poverty is not created by poor people. It is produced by our failure to create institutions to support human capabilities.
Muhammad Yunus
The cheerleaders for neoliberalism work hard to normalize dominant institutions and relations of power through a vocabulary and public pedagogy that create market-driven subjects, modes of consciousness, and ways of understanding the world that promote accommodation, quietism and passivity.
Henry Giroux
I believe in the institution of marriage and it’s like a tag to cement the relationship for your friends, family and public.
Kareena Kapoor
Creativity is not merely about cute pictures drawn by kindergartners. It is about the ability to create new enterprises, organizations, and institutions that fundamentally change society.
Michael Strong
I don’t think people understand the awesomeness of the destruction of this country – its institutions, its infrastructure, its law, its morals.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Freedom of thought and freedom of speech in our great institutions are absolutely necessary for the preservation of our country. The moment either is restricted, liberty begins to wither and die.
John Peter Altgeld
You can almost see voters nodding their heads at home: The public’s faith in politicians and political institutions has been on a steep and dangerous decline for decades, because elected leaders fail to deliver.
Ron Fournier
Alas! how much there is in education, and in our social institutions, to prepare us and our children for insanity.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Why not be a top-notcher? A top-notcher is simply an individual who works for the institution of which he is a part, not against it.
Elbert Hubbard
Christians in this country have found themselves under selective assault. God has, almost overnight, been removed from the educational, legal, and political institutions of the country.
Daniel Lapin
You know the difference between a real science and a pseudoscience? A real science recognizes and accepts its own history without feeling attacked. When you tell a psychiatrist his mental institution came from a lazar house, he becomes infuriated.
Michel Foucault
The Caribbean calls upon the enslaving governments of Europe and their national institutions, all enriched and empowered by their crimes against humanity, to return to the region in order to participate in cleaning up their colonial mess.
Hilary Beckles
The common view of marriage as a primitive institution implies in the man more than arbitrary superiority, such as he exercised over the child, which still remained free. The woman’s slavery was assumed to be for life.
Henry Adams
Familiarity with holy things can often engender blindness, and churches are, for all their merits, institutions that embody, perhaps more than most, the will to perpetuate themselves. In this process, they can easily lose sight of the purpose for which they came into being and, in so doing, frustrate the Spirit.
Andrew Linzey
Corporations are totalitarian institutions. Board of directors at the top of managers give orders, everyone follows orders….. At the very bottom of command, if you are lucky you can rent yourself to it and get a job , and if you are sufficiently propagandized you may even buy some of the junk they produce and so on.
Noam Chomsky
The development of a political-economic framework to explore long-run institutional change occupied me during all of the 1980s and led to the publication of Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance in 1990.
Douglass North
What sometimes goes on in all sorts of Christian institutions is not formation of people in the character of Christ; it’s teaching of outward conformity. You don’t get in trouble for not having the character of Christ, but you do if you don’t obey the laws.
Dallas Willard
The Monarchy…is the secret well from which the flourishing institution of British Snobbery draws its nourishment
Kingsley Martin
But Australia faces additional regional and global challenges also crucial to our nation’s future – climate change, questions of energy and food security, the rise of China and the rise of India. And we need a strong system of global and regional relationships and institutions to underpin stability.
Kevin Rudd
But the fact being once established, that the press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood, I leave to others to restore it to its strength, by recalling it within the pale of truth. Within that, it is a noble institution, equally the friend of science and of civil liberty.
Thomas Jefferson
All the distinctive features and superiority of our republican institutions are derived from the teachings of Scripture.
Edward Everett
I believe in marriage. I believe marriage is a really important institution, it’s one of the most important institutions we have.
Theresa May
If we care about universal principles such as freedom, democracy and the rule of law, we cannot leave them to the care of market forces; we must establish some other institutions to safeguard them.
George Soros
A boycott is directed against a policy and the institutions which support that policy either actively or tacitly. Its aim is not to reject, but to bring about change.
John Berger
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Abraham Lincoln
When any institution becomes large and compartmentalized, with departments and subdepartments, then the conscience of the institution will often become so fragmented and diluted as to be virtually nonexistent, and the organization becomes inherently evil.
M. Scott Peck
Baseball, like some other sports, poses as a sacred institution dedicated to the public good, but it is actually a big, selfish business with a ruthlessness that many big businesses would never think of displaying.
Jackie Robinson
Very few established institutions, governments and constitutions …are ever destroyed by their enemies until they have been corrupted and weakened by their friends.
Walter Lippmann
Government will not fail to employ education, to strengthen its hands and perpetuate its institutions.
William Godwin
Atheism can never be an institution … it can never be more than a destitution.
Robert Collyer
I don’t care where I work. Films are an international business – not an American institution.
Lee Van Cleef
The sole ultimate factor in human decisions is physical force. This we must learn, however repugnant the idea may seem, if we are to protect ourselves and our institutions. Reliance on anything else is fallacious and ruinous.
H. P. Lovecraft
As Christian feel the changing winds of political climate, the blasts against their values in the media, the exclusion of the Christian faith from educational institutions, they begin to sense the dangers of complacency and of pietistical world flight.
Edmund Clowney
Ideology that believes government is bad, and that public institutions and places are not valuable, is as destructive as corporate greed.
Cynthia Dill
If mankind were to resolve to agree in no institution of government, until every part of it had been adjusted to the most exact standard of perfection, society would soon become a general scene of anarchy, and the world a desert.
Alexander Hamilton
To many in the global community, American business – especially our financial institutions – are seen as a bunch of thieves, and as the saying goes, ‘There’s no honor among thieves.’
Mark Goulston
As social values shifted through the ’80s and ’90s, as modern conservatism rose to power, and as the electorate became a good deal more skeptical of both government and environmentalists, these strategies, and the institutions that were created to prosecute them, foundered.
Ted Nordhaus
Now technology gives you a chance to help organize. You don’t have to wait for either the inefficiency or the corruption. You don’t have to wait for government. You can actually self-organize and build institutions bottom up.
Maria Ressa
Marriage is one of the most sacred human institutions. I asked our Senators, as many South Dakotans have done, to protect marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Mike Rounds
If you believe, if you value and treasure and revere the institution of marriage, then you should want every family unit to be really wrapped in marriage.
Nicolle Wallace
Marriage is the most licentious of human institutions.
George Bernard Shaw
I would advise no one to send his child where the Holy Scriptures are not supreme. Every institution that does not unceasingly pursue the study of God’s word becomes corrupt. Because of this we can see what kind of people they become in the universities and what they are like now.
Martin Luther
We have institutions that have been allowed to become too big to fail because we had all kinds of flaws in our financial infrastructure, in the whole way over-the-counter derivatives work.
Henry Paulson
Only our deep moral values and our strong social institutions can hold back that jungle and restrain the darker impulses of human nature.
Ronald Reagan
I was a Ph.D. student at a very reputable university, I was a Harvard research associate at one of the world’s premier leadership institutions.
Paula Broadwell
If you look at any institution in history – look at the Roman Empire – anything in history, and what it looks like when it’s peaking. Look at Apple, and how can you say it’s not peaking? … The thing is, it may take another year or two before it starts to decline, but it has to – everything does.
Trip Hawkins
Our criminal institutions are full of creeps like you who do wrong things, and many of them were driven to these crimes by the horrible force called music.
Frank Zappa
Domestic workers allow many people with disabilities to maintain independent, productive lives and live in their own homes – not in institutions.
Kevin de Leon
I decided that the stock market was not an option for IKEA. I knew that only a long-term perspective could secure our growth plans, and I didn’t want IKEA to become dependent on financial institutions.
Ingvar Kamprad
When one lives in a society where people can no longer rely on the institutions to tell them the truth, the truth must come from culture and art.
John Trudell
People are not going to give up marriage. But we can try to make it more fair. We can try to change that institution and make it more equal.
Jessica Valenti
All human professions, institutions, and activities must be integral with the earth as the primary self-nourishing , self-governing and self-fulfilling community. To integrate our human activities within this context is our way into the future.
Thomas Berry
This is the twilight of the banks. It would be a more cheerful spectacle if we could envision the dawn of the institutions that will replace them
Martin Mayer
Democracy is a con game. It’s a word invented to placate people to make them accept a given institution. All institutions sing, ‘We are free.’ The minute you hear ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’, watch out… because in a truly free nation, no one has to tell you you’re free.
Jacque Fresco
Seven out of 10 Americans, they do not like the direction our country is going. Many of our fellow citizens feel alienated and have lost faith in our core institutions. They don’t feel heard and they don’t feel represented by those in office.
Paul Ryan
Those who perpetrate fraud against our financial institutions will be met with the full force of law enforcement.
Loretta Lynch
The most universal challenge that we face is the transition from seeing our human institutions as machines to seeing them as embodiments of nature.
Peter Senge
For the authentic revolutionary conservative, what really counts is to be faithful not to past forms and institutions, but rather to principles of which such forms and institutions have been particular expressions, adequate for a specific period of time and in a specific geographical area.
Julius Evola
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen’s skin.
Gloria Steinem
After all, our Constitution was intended as a popular document. It was drafted and ratified by the people. It established democratic institutions. It entrusts the people with the power to make the tough decisions. And, in most cases, it prefers the will of the people to the unchecked rule of judges.
Mike DeWine
It’s very hard to be a practicing Christian in the 21st-century world if you set things up as, ‘Everyone is against us. You can’t believe modern science, modern media or modern political institutions because they’re all conspiring against Christians.’
J. D. Vance
The Catholic Church is an institution I am bound to hold divine – but for unbelievers a proof of its divinity might be found in the fact that no merely human institution conducted with such knavish imbecility would have lasted a fortnight.
Hilaire Belloc
Well, the most important thing about Islam is that we have to differentiate between two kinds of Islam. The first one is the institution of Islam… second, the culture of Islam.
Abdurrahman Wahid
Our big social institutions do not reflect human nature; they distort it.
Edward Abbey
People employed in financial institutions are rarely interesting and even more rarely likable.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Michigan State is always welcome at Ann Arbor. Your teams in all the various branches of athletics are more frequent visitors here than those of any other institution. This is as it should be, for not two universities are closer together in every way than Michigan State and Michigan.
Fielding H. Yost
I think the institutions, principles, norms, and traditions that make the United States of America genuinely exceptional are at serious risk. It has been hard to think about anything else.
Chris Sacca
I had to get rid of any idea of hell or any idea of the afterlife. That’s what held me, kept me down. So now I just have nothing but contempt for the institution of the church.
Frank McCourt
Where there is a confluence of interests among nations, as, for example the swine flu or polio, you can get well functioning international institutions like the World Health Organization. And you can act. Climate change is different, because the science remains hypothetical and the potential costs staggering.
Charles Krauthammer
I refused to teach Sunday school. When Archdeacon Henry Phillips, my last rector, died, I flatly refused again to join any church or sign any church creed. From my 30th year on I have increasingly regarded the church as an institution which defended such evils as slavery, color caste, exploitation of labor and war.
W. E. B. Du Bois
I always hoped that I would settle down with someone. Marriage, I could really give two shits about, as an institution, but it makes things easier.
Dale Peck
Marriage is not an institution, it is an intuition.
Dorothy Richardson
God forbid we should have great institutions. The thing is to have many small centres. The ideal is community.
Dorothy Day
Since leaving DB, I have participated in many conferences and swish events that other financial institutions have held for their women’s groups.
Stephanie Ruhle
As academics we have pretty good judgment about the quality of institutions that cannot simply be measured by counting the number of papers published or patents received. Outsiders who swoop in to count beans and make up lists based on statistics have little sense of what excellence is.
Henry Rosovsky
Growth requires risk-taking. If you want to dampen risk and make sure you never have a problem, you do so, but that also will have an effect on growth. This is a decision that doesn’t necessarily belong to financial institutions. It belongs to regulators and legislators who represent the body politic.
Lloyd Blankfein
A TV show can’t hold people and institutions to account like good journalism can.
David Simon
[I] was always my dream to attend the Art Institute. I have always had this zeal to become the best that I can be and I saw that this institution will act as an avenue to me achieving that goal. I applied to the institution and got accepted based on my impressive portfolio.
St. Lucia
It seems that the right of freedom of speech that was enshrined in numerous constitutions is now under attack by religious institutions.
Salman Rushdie
Prior to the 2008 recession, many financial institutions were engaging in ‘proprietary lending,’ where a bank would invest funds for its own gain instead of earning revenue through commission by trading on behalf of clients.
Seth Moulton
Challenges of historic import threaten America’s future. Action on the deficit, economy, energy, health care and much more is imperative, yet our legislative institutions fail to act. Congress must be reformed.
Evan Bayh
Bureaucracies tend to perpetuate themselves, whether they are multinational corporations or large government institutions such as Medicare, often at the expense of those that they are supposed to serve.
Dean Ornish
Ripple is focused on enabling a global network of financial institutions to use our software to create what we call the Internet of Value.
Brad Garlinghouse
In my home State of Louisiana, several institutions of higher education have been impacted by both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, literally dozens across the entire State.
Bobby Jindal
Therefore we have to make effort through well through every corner, media people, education sort of institution, and family, parents, everywhere. It is our common goal, common interest promote more compassion toward the world.
Dalai Lama
Whoever invented marriage was an ingenious tormentor. It is an institution committed to the dulling of the feelings. The whole point of marriage is repetition. The best it aims for is the creation of strong, mutual dependencies.
Susan Sontag
By and large, the answer to the question “How do large institutions survive?” is “They don’t!” The vast majority of large modern-day institutions – some of them extremely vital to the functioning of our complex civilization – simply fail to exist in the first place.
Eliezer Yudkowsky
By appeasing the anti-racism lobby and affirming its culture of grievance, public institutions and business leaders are not making Britain a fairer place. In fact they are harming the very people they aspire to help.
Munira Mirza
A political conception just applies to the basic structure of a society, its institutions, constitutional essentials, matters of basic justice and property, and so on.
John Rawls
Democratic institutions are based on a reality of human nature: that those with power, however benign or even noble their intentions, will do what they can to keep it.
Rebecca MacKinnon
The BJP must nurture the institutions that put credible checks and balances in place.
Abhijit Banerjee
Conservatism is about freedom, yes. But it is also about the institutions and attitudes that shape the responsible citizen, and ensure that freedom is a benefit to us all. Conservatism is therefore also about the limits to freedom.
Roger Scruton
Let us stun and astonish the intruding rabble of men and books and institutions by a simple declaration of the divine fact. Bid the invaders take the shoes from off their feet, for God is here within.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In our post-9/11 world, our Nation’s military deserves, at least the same access to institutions of higher education that any other major employer might enjoy.
Mike Rogers
Culture, what you believe, what you value, how you live matters. Now, as fundamental as these principles are, they may become topics of democratic debates from time to time, so it is today with the enduring institution of marriage. Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman.
Mitt Romney
Here is also to be noted, that the cause of the institution was to be a memorial, to testify that Christ’s body was given, and his blood shed for us.
William Tyndale
Any institution faces two basic choices if they hope to spark new ideas. One is to leverage the brains trust within their organization by creating a special event dedicated to new thinking. The other is to look outside themselves to stimulate solutions.
Simon Mainwaring
Libraries promote the sharing of knowledge, connecting people of all ages with valuable information resources. These dynamic and modern institutions, and the librarians who staff them, add immeasurably to our quality of life.
George W. Bush
The institution of marriage is obsolete.
Jane Fonda
Progressive societies outgrow institutions as children outgrow clothes.
Henry George
Institutions such as schools, churches, governments and political organizations of every sort all tended to direct thought for ends other than truth, for the perpetuation of their own functions, and for the control of individuals in the service of these functions.
Robert M. Pirsig
We are a religious people whose institutions presuppose a Supreme Being.
William O. Douglas
Too many policies, programs and institutions are judged by what they are supposed to do, rather than by what they actually do and the consequences of their actions.
Thomas Sowell
..remember that under our institutions there was no middle ground for the negro race between slavery and equal citizenship.
James A. Garfield
Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.
James Fenimore Cooper
The institution of taxation rests foursquare on the axiom that somebody must rule somebody else.
Frank Chodorov
To think of education as a means of preserving institutions however excellent, is to have a superficial notion of its end and purpose, which is to mould and fashion men who are more than institutions, who create, outgrow, and re-create them.
John Lancaster Spalding
To be a righteous woman during the winding up scenes on this earth, before the second coming of our Savior, is an especially noble calling… She has been placed here to help to enrich, to protect, and to guard the home–which is society’s basic and most noble institution.
Spencer W. Kimball
In all the institutions I try to be present and accountable for all I do and leave undone. I know that eventually I shall have to be present and accountable n the presence of God. I do not wish to be found wanting.
Maya Angelou
I think it’s time for the Army to understand that power should be enshrined in the people if we are to be a genuine democracy and not in any particular institution or organisation.
Aung San Suu Kyi
If, as some say, evil lies in the hearts and not the institutions of men, then there’s hardly a distinction worth making between, say, Hitler’s Germany and Rebecca’s Sunnybrook Farm.
Edward Abbey
Coolness is temporary. You can’t capture it or create it, it has to be discovered. It has to do with the people that are in a place, not with monuments or institutions. It’s a momentary conjunction of personalities.
Lawrence Wright
Historically black colleges and universities are incredibly important institutions woven into the fabric of America. They have played such an important role in achieving progress for African Americans and in our nation’s march for justice.
Donald Trump
I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated me as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up.
Henry David Thoreau
We also must pull from our highest ideals of justice and protect against those ills that destabilized our economy – like predatory lending, over-leveraged financial institutions and the unchecked avarice of the past that trumped fairness and common sense. Our platform calls for significant cuts in federal spending.
Cory Booker
Separate is not equal. Civil unions are civil unions. Marriage is marriage. They’re different institutions.
Gavin Newsom
Existing antitrust law in the United States addresses mainly the harm from price gouging, not the other kinds of harm caused by these platforms, such as stifling innovation and undermining the institutions of democracy.
Paul Romer
All of our punishment institutions, including jails, laws, church confessionals, and so forth, are systems of illusion. The order of the universe, the infinite justice of yin and yang, naturally takes care of all motion and compensation. We don’t need to invent arbitrary ways to make balance with punishments.
Michio Kushi
I call on the Australian Government to set out the conditions upon which they will provide a taxpayer funded backing for wholesale term funding for Australian deposit taking institutions. I call on the Government it make clear the conditions upon which taxpayer funds will be used in this way.
Julie Bishop
With respect to their safety, derivatives, for the most part, are traded among very sophisticated financial institutions and individuals who have considerable incentive to understand them and to use them properly.
Ben Bernanke
I’ve talked to so many people, so many institutions, about how China works.
Benigno Aquino III
I’d watched too many schoolmates graduate into mental institutions, into group homes and jails, and I knew that locking people up was paranormal – against normal, not beside it. Locks didn’t cure; they strangled.
Scott Westerfeld
Schools are compulsory for about ten years of a person’s life. They are, perhaps, the only compulsory institutions for all citizens, although those with full membership in schools are not yet treated as full citizens of our society.
Marie Brennan
We cannot afford to raise any institution to the rank of a fetish. To do so would be simply to become the slaves of our own machinery.
Sri Aurobindo
A system where self-employment and self-finance was typical gave way to a system of companies having various business freedoms and enabling institutions. This was the ‘great transformation’ on which historians and sociologists as well as business commentators were to write volumes.
Edmund Phelps
I have the most profound respect for the Department of Justice and the FTC. We in Europe are a younger and I would say junior institution to the historical antitrust experience of the US.
Mario Monti
But when the group is literally capable of changing our perceptions, and when to stand alone is to activate primitive, powerful, and unconscious feelings of rejection, then the health of these institutions seems far more vulnerable than we think.
Susan Cain
Truth is, I prefer to think that I have joined the ‘Globe,’ not purchased it, because great institutions, public and private, have stewards, not owners.
John W. Henry
There’s no such thing as values in Sharia law, that is what I was trying to explain, it’s understood in thousands of different ways by tens of thousands of different institutions, who really disagree with each other far more than they disagree with people of other religions.
Mark Durie
The future depends more upon our choice of institutions which support a life of action than on our developing new ideologies and technologies.
Ivan Illich
You’re obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation.
Octave Mirbeau
A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution.
Jean-Paul Sartre
Entrepreneurs almost always have to step out of existing institutions that embody old ways of doing things to build their vision.
Bill Drayton
I believe in the institution loyalty and love, to stay with someone in good and hard times. I don’t think a piece of paper or anything else can force you to do that. For many people get marry is super important, for me, the important thing is finding someone.
Enrique Iglesias
We don’t need giant personalities to transform companies. We need leaders who build not their own egos but the institutions they run.
Susan Cain
I think society is entitled to recognize marriage as an institution that involves one man and one woman.
Phyllis Schlafly
This is not the time for political fun and games. This is the time for a new beginning. I ask you now to put aside any feelings of frustration or helplessness about our political institutions and join me in this dramatic but responsible plan to reduce the enormous burden of Federal taxation on you and your family.
Ronald Reagan
While religious institutions should be able to pick and choose which unions they bless, civil governments should issue marriage licenses to all couples.
Richard Grenell
The institution of sexual intercourse is anti-feminist
Ti-Grace Atkinson
It is statistically proven that the strongest institution that guarantees procreation and continuity of the generations is marriage between one man and one woman. We don’t want genocide. We don’t want to destroy the sacred institution of marriage.
Alveda King
We can make American governing institutions better, but we can’t make them better if nobody wants to go into them because we’re bashing them.
Amy McGrath
In our society, marriage is not simply a governmental institution; it is a religious institution as well, today’s decision might change the former, but it cannot change the latter.
Clarence Thomas
Government is an institution which prevents injustice other than such as it commits itself.
Ibn Khaldun
Let’s hope the institution of marriage survives its detractors, for without it there would be no more adultery and without adultery two thirds of our novelists would stand in line for unemployment checks.
Peter S. Prescott
I am very determined to stand up against any threat to the basic Democratic values and institutions of this country.
Tom Malinowski
The conception of the necessary unit of all that is resolves itself into the poverty of the imagination, and a freer logic emancipates us from the straitwaistcoated benevolent institution, which idealism palms off as the totality of being.
Bertrand Russell
The characteristic danger of great nations, like the Romans or the English which have a long history of continuous creation, is that they may at last fail from not comprehending the great institutions which they have created
Walter Bagehot
In nothing more is the English genius for domesticity more notably declared than in the institution of this festival-almost one may call it-of afternoon tea…the mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose.
George Gissing
In fact, the family as an institution is both oppressive and protective and, depending on the issue, is experienced sometimes one way, sometimes the other – often in some mix of the two – by most people who live in families.
Lillian B. Rubin
The French under the old monarchy held it for a maxim that the king could do no wrong . The Americans entertain the same opinion with respect to the majority…. If ever the free institutions of America are destroyed, that event may be attributed to the omnipotence of the majority.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Although tyranny…may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay in power only if it destroys first of all the national institutions of its own people.
Hannah Arendt
The monarchical institution in England is immensely valuable.
Malcolm Muggeridge
According to me when former governors join the political mainstream, the whole cause propagated for autonomy of the institutions, itself gets impacted. When they dwell into statements which are politically loaded, rather than during their tenure as a governor, it is far easier to analyse those statements.
Arun Jaitley
I highly venerate the Masonic Institution, under the fullest persuasion that, when its principles are acknowledged and its laws and precepts obeyed, it comes nearest to the Christian religion, in its moral effects and influence, of any institution with which I am acquainted.
Theodore Roosevelt
Keep your libraries, your penal institutions, your insaneasylums… give me beer.You think man needs rule, he needs beer. The world does not need morals, it needs beer… The souls of men have been fed with indigestibles, but the soul could make use of beer.
Henry Miller
The natural distribution is neither just nor unjust; nor is it unjust that persons are born into society at some particular position. These are simply natural facts. What is just and unjust is the way that institutions deal with these facts.
John Rawls
The only way Brexit might have worked without an economic collapse is the Norway model of close integration with the structure of the European customs union and single market without being part of the formal E.U. institutions.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on official institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny.
Bob Schaffer
Religion is a set of social and political institutions and spirituality is a private pursuit which may or may not take place in a church setting.
D. Patrick Miller
[Court] is an institution that depends on making tough decisions in close cases for reasons that it explains well and that, in the past at least, have proven satisfactory to the public.
Sandra Day O’Connor
The task for a modern industrial society is to achieve what is now technically realizable, namely, a society which is really based on free voluntary participation of people who produce and create, live their lives freely within institutions they control, and with limited hierarchical structures, possibly none at all
Noam Chomsky
The church is not a dormitory for sleepers, it is an institution for workers; it is not a rest camp, it is a front line trench.
Billy Sunday
We must limit the perception that some institutions are either too big or too interconnected to fail.
Henry Paulson
I would like to start a discussion about ending solitary confinement. I’d like to start a discussion about the removal of MO wings – an “MO” is a “Mental Observation” inmate – from Rikers Island, to be set up in mental health institutions. You can’t put people in jail for having mental disorders.
Cecily McMillan
No tax in any amount, large or small, can be levied to support any religious activities or institutions, whatever they may be called, or whatever form they may adopt to teach or practice religion.
Hugo Black
Liberal democracy has endured because its institutions are designed for handling morally hazardous forms of coercive power. It puts the question of how far government should go to the cross fire of adversarial review.
Michael Ignatieff
We need to stop hoping that our systems will right themselves. We need to actually take the reins of government and fix our institutions. We need to save lives by making change at every level.
Chelsea Manning
Men who cannot exploit the co-operative benefits derived from institutions in modern knowledge economies are discriminated against by girls and so have fewer children
Christopher Wills
The great and invigorating influences in American life have been the unorthodox: the people who challenge an existing institution or way of life, or say and do things that make people think.
William O. Douglas
Revolution does not mean torrents of blood, the taking of the Winter Palace, and so on. Revolution means a radical transformation of society’s institutions. In this sense, I certainly am a revolutionary.
Cornelius Castoriadis
Boundaries aren’t all bad. That’s why there are walls around mental institutions.
Peggy Noonan
Our laws and institutions are excellent, but the population is not yet ready. They must develop their views and need to be provided with the right information. We now also have private broadcasters and many are very critical of me, hostile even, yet they operate freely.
Yoweri Museveni
The state is the only institution entitled to apply coercion and compulsion and to inflict harm upon individuals. This tremendous power cannot be abandoned to the discretion of some men, however competent and clever they may deem themselves. It is necessary to restrict its application. This is the task of the laws.
Ludwig von Mises
The US two party system is very different, of course. Here the people decides about who should rule them, but it is not reasonable to claim that the people rules itself through the political institutions. In comparison, I find that the standard European system is better, also as a model for global democracy.
Torbjorn Tannsjo
Perhaps scientists have been the most international of all professions in their outlook… Every time you scientists make a major invention, we politicians have to invent a new institution to cope with it-and almost invariably, these days, it must be an international institution.
John F. Kennedy
While I am happy to make the occasional foray into educational philosophy – writing, for example, of the difficulty in the contemporary context for a teacher to be ‘truthful’ – it is more the personal conduct of a life than social institutions that I am concerned to examine.
David E. Cooper
Even if leftists were able to get control of every institution they want to destroy, what they want is not possible. The circumstances for life on this planet that they want are not possible to achieve. The closest they can get to it is communism and tyranny where they have to force everybody to live the way they want.
Rush Limbaugh
I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and names, to large societies and dead institutions.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Dr. Ben Carson is a first-class human being and citizen. He is exactly the kind of person that you could trust running any government institution. You would trust him to babysit your kids. He’s just an admirable human being.
Rush Limbaugh
Children’s games constitute the most admirable social institutions. The game of marbles, for instance, as played by boys, contains an extremely complex system of rules – that is to say, a code of laws, a jurisprudence of its own.
Jean Piaget
It will require a sustained military and financial commitment by the international community, working with the government of Afghanistan, to create the environment in which enduring democratic institutions can be established.
Des Browne
Organisations and institutions are, at the end of the day, manned by people who put their shared vision above individual interests.
Amit Shah
To get our economy back on track and keep it functioning properly without the problems of our financial institutions, we need reasonable regulations that will protect Main Street while at the same time allow Wall Street to do what it does best – make money for American investors.
Marsha Blackburn
It is only the belief and the confidence we have in a God why man is able to understand his own social institutions, and move and live like a rational human being.
Marcus Garvey
No matter which party is in the White House, doubt in America’s democratic institutions rattles our nation to its core. This should not be a partisan issue for any reason, as any candidate or party could be on the receiving end of a hack at any time.
Patrick Murphy
I think the world has changed dramatically since September 11th. It should force us to recognize that we are going to have to defend the free institutions of our society against those who are simply not willing to belong to a civil order.
James M. Buchanan
Gadhafi has established no national institutions, not even allowing a fake parliament of the Mubarak or Ben Ali variety that could perhaps be turned into something real.
Elliott Abrams
Every institution has its own dignity, and if people don’t respect the dignity of those institutions, it affects the whole system.
Rajnath Singh
Even when you cherish democratic ideals, it is never easy to turn them into effective democratic institutions. This process will take decades.
Condoleezza Rice
We do need great change in Burma. We are trying to build a new society, a society where basic human rights are respected, and where our people enjoy all the benefits of democratic institutions.
Aung San Suu Kyi
Let us remember that revolutions do not always establish freedom. Our own free institutions were not the offspring of our revolution. They existed before.
Millard Fillmore
I don’t believe that someone who sets up an institution should be able to take out the money from the institution or pay dividends to shareholders. I am not saying that institutions should be set up for charity.
Pallam Raju
Marriage is an institution, and you must be fully committed to it.
Gene Simmons
What you’re seeing is a loss of confidence in institutions and their legitimacy because they are not seen as delivering. It’s hardly a surprise that it’s producing a degree of paralysis. Politics becomes very reactive and it’s hard to deal with the bigger issues.
Jonathan Wood
Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause.
Jack Abbott
Israel should share its great wealth with its neighbors, like the Palestinians, in areas like governance and investment as well as the building of institutions.
Jose Angel Gurria
The Church is the one institution that exists for those outside it.
William Tyndale
It’s not a panacea: there are problems in the world that technology can’t fix. You can’t fix water shortages. You can’t storm a Ministry of the Interior with a cell phone. You can’t magically create leaders and institutions overnight. You can’t eat it. You can’t shield a bullet.
Jared Cohen
Wall Street bankers supposedly back the Yankees; Smith College girls approve of them. God, Brooks Brothers, and United States Steel are believed to be solidly in the Yankees’ corner… The efficiently triumphant Yankee maching is a great institution, but, as they say, who can fall in love with U.S. Steel?
Gay Talese
The education I received was a British education, in which British ideas, British culture, British institutions, were automatically assumed to be superior. There was no such thing as African culture.
Nelson Mandela
[In the event of war, Americans would] resort for repose and security to institutions which have a tendency to destroy their civil and political rights. To be more safe they, at length, become willing to run the risk of being less free.
Alexander Hamilton
People rise and fall on the basis of the makings of institutions.
John Henrik Clarke
Often, we are quick to find blame with others but yet are unable to give constructive responses. There seems to be a tendency to doubt almost everything. Do we not have faith in our own people’s strengths and in our institutions? Can we afford distrust amongst ourselves?
Pratibha Patil
No woman is really an insider in the institutions fathered by masculine consciousness.
Adrienne Rich
We in the press have a special role since there is no other institution in our society that can hold the President accountable. I do believe that our democracy can endure and prevail only if the American people are informed.
Helen Thomas
Each man must have his I; it is more necessary to him than bread; and if he does not find scope for it within the existing institutions he will be likely to make trouble.
Charles Horton Cooley
From these activists we can learn a crucial lesson: without citizens creating the institutions necessary for facilitating the growth of public deliberation, democracy will be a meaningless term. Without political leaders articulating this idea and acting upon it, public life and citizenship will continue to stagnate.
Kevin Mattson
Were there no contrariety of interests, nothing would be more simple and easy than to form and preserve free institutions. The right of suffrage alone would be a sufficient guarantee. It is the conflict of opposing interests which renders it the most difficult work of man.
John C. Calhoun
All institutions are prone to corruption and to the vices of their members.
Morris West
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Charles Darwin
In the pursuit of education, individual desire is more influential than institution, and personal faith more forceful than faculty.
Russell M. Nelson
From the viewpoint of analytic psychology, the theatre, aside from any aesthetic value, may be considered as an institution for the treatment of the mass complex.
Carl Jung
I have often thought that one of the less attractive traits of various professional bodies and institutions is the deeply ingrained suspicion and outright hostility which can exist towards anything unorthodox or unconventional.
Prince Charles
Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
Victor Hugo
What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!
William Blake
Level 5 leaders channel their ego needs away from themselves and into the larger goal of building a great company. It’s not that Level 5 leaders have no ego or self-interest. Indeed, they are incredibly ambitious-but their ambition is first and foremost for the institution, not themselves.
James C. Collins
We build buildings based on the false assumption that women go to mosques half as much as they actually do. In fact, the US is the only country in the world where women and men report that they attend the mosque in equal numbers, but our institutions aren’t representing this reality.
Dalia Mogahed
International institutions like the Security Council, the General Assembly, the G20, the BRICs, the IMF, etc., continue to be little more than an extension of the (increasingly conflicting) values and interests of member states.
Ian Bremmer
If the widespread attempts to block Brexit gave us a glimpse into how fragile our commitment to democracy had become – reduced to a technocratic in-name-only veneer – reactions to Covid are a stark reminder that freedom cannot be assumed as a social norm that’s deeply embedded into our institutions and our psyche.
Claire Fox
Germany has always stood for an E.U. of the 27 countries. But in light of Britain’s continued resistance to further integration steps, as we saw with the fiscal pact, there are limits to my optimism in this regard. It’s quite possible that we will have to create the new institutions for the euro zone first.
Wolfgang Schauble
Having enjoyed enormous powers, including the power of contempt, without any accountability, the higher judiciary has over the years, trampled the toes of many persons and institutions, particularly the media.
Prashant Bhushan
I think that the best things that governments can do for productivity is not whack on new taxes and, if we can get institutions like schools and hospitals functioning better, well that’s obviously good for the overall productiveness of our society.
Tony Abbott
The institution of a leisure class has emerged gradually during the transition from primitive savagery to barbarism; or more precisely, during the transition from a peaceable to a consistently warlike habit of life.
Thorstein Veblen
Trust has shifted from institutions to individuals.
Clara Shih
There is no earthly reason why Walmart and McDonald’s and Walgreens and these other giant, profitable institutions should have one worker in need of public assistance. It’s ridiculous.
Nick Hanauer
A single currency entails a fixed interest rate, which means countries can’t manage their own currency to suit their own needs. You need a variety of institutions to help nations for which the policies aren’t well suited. Europe introduced the euro without providing those structures.
Joseph Stiglitz
The institution of marriage is just formalizing an emotion, an attempt to make it seem permanent. The emotion will last or it won’t last; nothing can guarantee it.
Joyce Carol Oates
Democracy has always been in crisis: democracy is all about practicing the art of bearable dissatisfaction. In democratic societies, people often complain about their leaders and their institutions. The gap between the ideal democracy and the existing one cannot be bridged.
Ivan Krastev
Public institutions are supported by all taxpayers and are available to all.
Robert Reich
We appeal to Conservatives who just can’t see themselves voting for the corruption and the scandals and the contempt of parliamentary institutions. And of course, we also appeal to people in other parties who are disappointed in their own leadership.
Elizabeth May
Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise, and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian.
David Josiah Brewer
Those days are long gone. But our corporations haven’t caught up with it. Our law firms, our higher education system, and our medical institutions haven’t figured out how this family policy is going to work. Men are tired of the 80- to 100-hour work week as well.
Vicki Donlan
It is a most disgraceful shame the way in which Irishmen are brought up. They are ashamed of their language, institutions, and of everything Irish.
Douglas Hyde
A university is a place where ancient tradition thrives alongside the most revolutionary ideas. Perhaps as no other institution, a university is simultaneously committed to the day before yesterday and the day after tomorrow.
Ronald Reagan
A society – any society – is defined as a set of mutual benefits and duties embodied most visibly in public institutions: public schools, public libraries, public transportation, public hospitals, public parks, public museums, public recreation, public universities, and so on.
Robert Reich
The unfortunate truth is that Russia was the foreign power that systematically attacked our democratic institutions in 2016.
Fiona Hill
We should listen first and foremost to our own experience We should stop looking for saviors.Society has not existed for thousands of years because it had a succession of saviors. It’s existed because it has institutions and processes through which people can realize their own goals.
Thomas Sowell
Corporations and financiers have used their growing influence to induce governments and international organizations to construct a global framework of institutions and regulations that enable elites to maximize their rental income.
Guy Standing
Nothing would prove more disastrous to our ideas, we contended, than to neglect the effect of the internal upon the external, of the psychological motives and needs upon existing institutions.
Emma Goldman
When we were attacked on Sept. 11, we knew the main reason for the attack was that Islamists hated our way of life, our virtues, our freedoms. What we never imagined was that the free press – an institution at the heart of those virtues and freedoms – would be among the first to surrender.
William Bennett
The faith of a church or of a nation is an adequate faith only when it inspires and enables people to give of their time and energy to shape the various institutions – social, economic, and political – of the common life.
James Luther Adams
So the conclusion that I reach, visa vie the individual and civilization, is this: Culture is not our friend. Culture is not your friend. It’s not my friend. It’s a very uncomfortable set of accommodations that have been hammered out over time for the convenience of institutions.
Terence McKenna
Institutions are increasingly persuaded that political maneuvering is more important than scientific justification in securing federal funds.
Mildred Dresselhaus
I thought at the time that I wanted to go into institutional sales, selling stocks and bonds to institutions. In those days, which was the 1960s, the institutional salesman was making about $100,000 a year. I thought that was just an enormous amount of money.
Henry Kravis
We need strong public health institutions to respond to any challenge. We need to deal with critical infrastructure. The reality is that very little money has flowed to communities to help our first responders; to help our hospitals; to help the public health infrastructure.
Bob Menendez
All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently, the first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.
George Bernard Shaw
Perhaps the only institution more puffed-up and self-important than academia is government.
Neil Steinberg
The Congressional Budget Office is a reactionary socialist institution which does not believe in economic growth, does not believe in innovation, and does not believe in data that it has not internally generated.
Newt Gingrich
I suggest that what we want to do is not to leave to posterity a great institution, but to leave behind a great tradition of journalism ably practiced in our time.
Henry R. Luce
Institutions do live on their history.
Bob Hawke
In China, we are considering ways of resolving our problems by improving our institutions.
Deng Xiaoping
When you are in a jackal environment, never give them the power to submit or rebel. We want to teach this to children very early: Never lose track that you are always free to choose. Don’t allow institutions to determine what you do.
Marshall B. Rosenberg
Institutions like mutual funds often worry that if they disclose their plans to buy a stock, copycats will move quickly and drive up the stock before the purchase is completed.
Alex Berenson
What is the most powerful lever you can imagine? A big idea, but only if it’s in the hands of a truly outstanding entrepreneur. It starts with the person and the idea, and then grows to the institution. All three are intertwined.
Bill Drayton
There is a disconnect in education and work. And corporates don’t do a great job of skilling. In future, corporates and educational institutions will work closely.
Shiv Nadar
Iron Maiden is an institution, and I’m delighted that I’m involved in it, but there was a time that I wasn’t delighted so I quit.
Bruce Dickinson
To steal from a brother or sister is evil. To not steal from the institutions that are the pillars of the Pig Empire is equally immoral.
Abbie Hoffman
The working of great institutions is mainly the result of a vast mass of routine, petty malice, self interest, carelessness and sheer mistake. Only a residual fraction is thought.
George Santayana
Give us a world where half our homes are run by men and half our institutions are run by women. I’m pretty sure that would be a better world.
Sheryl Sandberg
We have built up, through our global engagement, a set of institutions that have been built on trust, fundamentally on trust, where allies had trust in the United States to do the right thing when it really came down to it.
Ivo Daalder
The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.
Thomas Jefferson
Educational institutions, which are the grooming grounds for creating responsible citizens have to be kept tobacco and smoke-free.
M. Jayachandran
Huge institutions producing costly services dominate the horizons of our inventiveness.
Ivan Illich
If a theory of justice is to guide reasoned choice of policies, strategies or institutions, then the identification of fully just social arrangements is neither necessary nor sufficient.
Amartya Sen
The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never purely economic or political; it also meant the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the influence of social institutions and artistic and literary forms.
Christopher Dawson
To their duty to God, youth should realize their duty to our country. They should love and honor the Constitution of the United States, the basic concepts and principles upon which this nation has been established. Yes, they need to develop a love for our free institutions.
Ezra Taft Benson
It is the essence of the institutions of liberty that it be recognized that guilt is personal and cannot be attributed to the holding of opinions or to mere intent in the absence of overt acts.
Charles Evans Hughes
I do not value any view of the universe into which man and the institutions of man enter very largely and absorb much of the attention. Man is but the place where I stand, and the prospect hence is infinite.
Henry David Thoreau
If you know what’s going on and know how society can be improved and happiness advanced, you tend to focus on how to get things done that will help health, safety, opportunity, justice, accountability of powerful institutions to the people they are supposed to serve.
Ralph Nader
…I am opposed to all attempts to license or restrict the arming of individuals… I consider such laws a violation of civil liberty, subversive of democratic political institutions, and self-defeating in their purpose.
Robert A. Heinlein
Fine tuning the institutions built by powdered wig guys two hundred years ago is a long shot at holding the whole thing together.
Terence McKenna
If multilateral institutions cannot bring about peace and the rule of law because of the vested interests of their members, then both national democracy and global governance will continue to be rocked by crises.
Sharan Burrow
If there were one who lived wholly without the use of money, the State itself would hesitate to demand it of him. But the rich man–not to make any invidious comparison–is always sold to the institution which makes him rich…. Thus his moral ground is taken from under his feet.
Henry David Thoreau
When I was about five or seven years old my mother was placed in a mental institution and so we were with our father who worked very hard, and we had to figure a lot of things out.
Quincy Jones
The government is asleep – there is a big administrative corruption everywhere in its institutions
Ibrahim Ali
Political institutions are fair game in political debates in a democracy. Nothing is more fair game, in fact, than political matters of public concern.
Marvin Ammori
The marketplace is a wondrous institution. It harnesses the self-interest of each of us and puts it to work for the benefit of all. And it does so without intruding upon our desires, our privacy, or our freedom. It is regulation by reality, not by coercion.
Harry Browne
It behaves more like a tribe than a democratic institution…responding to custom rather than reason and using its own liturgy and language for the conduct of its domestic affairs.
Chris Patten
Jazz music is as American as it gets, and so is the U.S. Postal Service. A Miles Davis stamp is a perfect marriage of two great American institutions.
Henry Rollins
Every endeavor should be used to weaken and destroy all those institutions relating to corporations, apprenticeships, &c, which cause the labours of agriculture to be worse paid than the labours of trade and manufactures.
Thomas Malthus
Far from being the product of a democratic revolution and of an opposition to English institutions, the constitution of the United States was the result of a powerful reaction against democracy, and in favor of the traditions of the mother country.
John Dalberg-Acton
The reason why Botswana has done very well is because it’s the only black African country which went back to its roots and built upon its own indigenous institutions.
George Ayittey
The Left hates United States’ sovereignty, capitalism, Christianity, and the freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. To the Left, anything that helps undermine those institutions is an ally, not an enemy.
Tom Tancredo
In authoritarian societies, cultural institutions tend to become ideological proxies – think of the National Ballet in Cuba or the East German gymnastics team.
Jacob Weisberg
Mandela was a guy who didn’t come in and just eviscerate the existing institutions. He sought to co-opt them. He brought white South Africans into his government.
Ben Rhodes
In order to gain some insight into the forces that elevate certain products to the level of ‘works of art’ it is helpful – among other investigations – to look into the economic and political underpinnings of the institutions, individuals and groups who share in the control of power.
Hans Haacke
Well the wedding in the words of the Archbishop of Canterbury was a fairy tale and there was a huge public impress, investment of goodwill, affection and indeed money in this Institution. It was a huge success at the time.
Anthony Holden
There is no fundamental social change by being simply of individual and interpersonal actions. You have to have organizations and institutions that make a fundamental difference.
Cornel West
The institutions under which we live, my countrymen, secure each person in the perfect enjoyment of all his rights.
John Tyler
The Federal Reserve has a responsibility to ensure the safety and soundness of financial institutions and to contain systemic risks in financial markets.
Bernie Sanders
You need some inequality to grow… but extreme inequality is not only useless but can be harmful to growth because it reduces mobility and can lead to political capture of our democratic institutions.
Thomas Piketty
I say now, however, as I have all the while said, that on the territorial question – that is, the question of extending slavery under the national auspices, – I am inflexible. I am for no compromise which assists or permits the extension of the institution on soil owned by the nation.
Abraham Lincoln
US academic institutions are being bought via funding by biotechnology firms which exert a vice-like grip on the US government.
Ignacio Chapela
All political institutions are manifestations and materializations of power; they petrify and decay as soon as the living power of the people ceases to uphold them.
Hannah Arendt
Our society and institutions are built to push men and women into different roles. We need to change that.
Caroline Criado-Perez
My husband is in branding. He brands places – cities, institutions.
Tzipi Livni
To say or imply that the foundation exists only on the sufferance of government is to reason from the untenable notion that the citizen and all his institutions are creatures of the state, not the other way around.
Richard Cornuelle
Our young people are out on the streets looking for parties, a place to dance, looking for a scene. No institutions are providing them with alternatives, fun things to do that don’t necessarily have alcohol at the center.
Donna Shalala
Whatever you want to call it, socialism, liberalism, this is who they are. They corrupt everything. Folks, their targets are the institutions and traditions that have given the world its morality, its virtue. The institutions and traditions which have defined freedom and liberty. That’s what the left attacks.
Rush Limbaugh
Close the weak banks and impose serious capital requirements on the strong ones…You see, it may sound hard-hearted, but you cannot keep unsound financial institutions operating simply because they provide jobs.
Paul Krugman
Schools serve the same social functions as prisons and mental institutions- to define, classify, control, and regulate people.
Michel Foucault
He saw the cause of his unhappiness in the family–the family as a social institution, which does not permit the child to become an independent individual at the proper time.
August Strindberg
The only reason of the institution of civil government; and the only rational ground of submission to it, is the common safety and utility
Jonathan Mayhew
The Church of Reason, like all institutions of the System, is based not on individual strength but upon individual weakness. What’s really demanded in the Church of Reason is not ability, but inability. Then you are considered teachable. A truly able person is always a threat.
Robert M. Pirsig
In justice to human society it may perhaps be said of almost all the polities and civil institutions in the world, however imperfect, that they have been founded in and carried on with very considerable wisdom.
Ezra Stiles
Owners of valuable works of art don’t give to institutions that don’t provide good air conditioning and have good shows.
Stanley Marcus
These examples, though as unfit for the imitation, as they are repugnant to the genius of America, are notwithstanding . . . very instructive proofs of the necessity of some institution that will blend stability with liberty.
James Madison
Every governmental institution has been a standing testimony to the harmonic destiny of society, a standing proof that the life of man is destined for peace and amity, instead of disorder and contention.
Henry James
Racial and denominational schools impart to the membership of their communities something which the general educational institution is wholly unable to inculcate.
Kelly Miller
The customs of God’s people and the institutions of our ancestors are to be considered as laws. And those who throw contempt on the customs of the Church ought to be punished as those who disobey the law of God.
Saint Augustine
The importance of recovering the customs and the institutions of the past thus inaugurating the archaeological approach to art.
Raja Ravi Varma
I want to start two institutions, one in Madras and one in Calcutta, to carry out my plan; and that plan briefly is to bring the Vedantic ideals into the everyday practical life of the saint or the sinner, of the sage or the ignoramus, of the Brahmin or the Pariah.
Swami Vivekananda
For any young democracy, the most difficult but important step is burying the legacy of tyranny and establishing an economy and a government and institutions that abide by the rule of law. Every country faces challenges to the rule of law, including my own.
Joe Biden
Sadly, I do my homework. I’ve a soft spot for the boring minutiae. I read the Charter of the United Nations before meeting with Kofi Annan. I read the Meltzer report, and then I’ll read C. Fred Bergsten’s defense of institutions like the World Bank and the I.M.F. It’s embarrassing to admit.
Well, there’s 10 – there’s 10 different – there’s 10 different titles, you know, to the Civil Rights Act, and nine out of 10 deal with public institutions. And I’m absolutely in favor of one deals with private institutions, and had I been around, I would have tried to modify that.
Rand Paul
No institution which does not continually test its ideals, techniques and measure of accomplishment can claim real vitality.
John Milton
Unless we maintain correctional institutions of such character that they create respect for law and government instead of breeding resentment and a desire for revenge, we are meeting lawlessness with stupidity and making a travesty of justice.
Mary B. Harris
Slavery is an institution for converting men into monkeys.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A folkish state must therefore begin by raising marriage from the level of a continuous defilement of the race, and give it the consecration of an institution which is called upon to produce images of the Lord and not monstrosities halfway between man and ape.
Adolf Hitler
Britain is the home of economic freedom, with liberty guaranteed by the independence of our state institutions, and an absence of corruption assured by transparency.
Liz Truss
If we ignore international institutions, it will lead only to lawlessness and anarchy.
Lisa Anderson
The genius of the tradition as it has developed in America is the unique combination of giving and voluntary service in behalf of independent organizations and institutions devoted to the public interest.
Robert L. Payton
Institutions may crumble and governments fall, but it is only that they may renew a better youth, and mount upwards like the eagle.
George Bancroft
The impact of racism has changed our look at ourselves because basically racism was meant to make us look unfaithfully at ourselves, and to not treasure our institutions.
John Henrik Clarke
The theater is the only institution in the world which has been dying for four thousand years and has never succumbed. It requires tough and devoted people to keep it alive.
John Steinbeck
The PMF should be loyal only to Iraq, not to anyone else: loyal to Iraqi official institutions, the commander in chief in the country, rather than political parties or any other force outside or inside Iraq.
Haider al-Abadi
Have you at any time been detained in a mental home or similar institution? If so, give particulars.’ ‘I was at Scone College, Oxford, for two years,’ said Paul.
Evelyn Waugh
I intend to do what I can, working with my congressional colleagues, Republicans and Democrats, to help bring about the changes to the practices and Institutions of our democracy that they want and deserve.
John McCain
Foreign aid, especially when there is a lot of it, affects how institutions function and how they change.
Angus Deaton
As of today, we do not need expert reports by the authoritative analytical institutions to realise that the reasons for such a situation in our community lie in global inequality, poverty and illiteracy.
Nursultan Nazarbayev
I am in favor of the European institutions being led for the next two-and-a-half years as they have been thus far. We need stability.
Jean-Claude Juncker
People are seeking more power in the individual and less in government and institutions; they want more cooperation and less competition.
Marilyn Ferguson
Surely no other American institution is so bound around and tightened up by rules, strictures, adages, and superstitions as the Broadway theatre.
James Thurber
I get most my information about what’s happening in the United States from reports and studies, which are often in conflict with what you read on the editorial pages, or handouts from right wing institutions like the American Enterprise Institute.
Ishmael Reed
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions shape the chiefs of state.
I’m very optimistic, but I’m optimistic about individuals, not institutions.
Heather Brooke
We found a faith in America and a fierce determination to make our institutions work again as they have so often in our history.
Conor Lamb
The Senate as an institution is broken. We’re not doing the work of the American people and the rules are being abused. The only way to get us back to the traditions where the Senate is doing the work of the American people is to change the rules.
Tom Udall
I’m fairly skeptical of movements, organizations, and institutions in general.
Jeff Vandermeer
The United States genuinely sought to advance Russia’s integration into the West and into international institutions. We genuinely sought to support Russia. We wanted a strong, successful Russia, not a weak and contained one.
Antony Blinken
Mr. Putin’s primary goal in the 2016 elections was to delegitimize our institutions and pit Americans against each other.
Antony Blinken
The question of the family now divides our society so deeply that the opposing sides cannot even agree on a definition of the institution they are arguing about.
Christopher Lasch
Joseph Stiglitz was the chief economist of the World Bank for three years till January 2000. Before that he was the chairman of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers. No one can speak more authoritatively or with greater inside knowledge about the functioning of the Washington consensus institutions.
Prashant Bhushan
The eager and often inconsiderate appeals of reformers and revolutionists are indispensable to counterbalance the inertia and fossilism marking so large a part of human institutions.
Walt Whitman
The copyeditor I drew was a brachycephalic, web-footed cretin who should have been in an institution learning how to make brooms.
Florence King
Of the five House Calendars, the Private Calendar is the one to which all Private Bills are referred. Private Bills deal with specific individuals, corporations, institutions, and so forth, as distinguished from public bills which deal with classes only.
Howard Coble
When people tell me that I became President on January 20th, 1981, I feel I have to correct them. You don’t become President of the United States. You are given temporary custody of an institution called the Presidency, which belongs to our people.
Ronald Reagan
The legitimacy of coercive acts in a democracy arises from the process by which they are justified and by the degree to which we regard decisions as rational. If the justifications proceed properly, through recognized public institutions, and if they make sense to us, they are legitimate.
Michael Ignatieff
If you could say of any one individual that the court as an institution is the length and shadow of that individual, surely it would be John Marshall.
William Rehnquist
Marriage is one of the most important institutions we have. It binds families and society together. It is a building block that promotes stability. This Bill supports and cultivates marriage.
Maria Miller
There should be more interaction and more confidence building between our various academic institutions just like how there needs to be a confidence building between industry and academics.
Pallam Raju
Cultural arenas and institutions that were always liberal are being prodded or dragged further to the left.
Ross Douthat
I’m very proud of what we’ve done with the State University and the City University. They’re totally different institutions than they were when I took office.
George Pataki
I love the idea of shifting power away from institutions and toward individual creative people.
Jack Conte
The savage nations of the globe are the common enemies of civilized society; and we may inquire, with anxious curiosity, whether Europe is still threatened with a repetition of those calamities, which formerly oppressed the arms and institutions of Rome.
Edward Gibbon
There is an urgent need to-day for the citizens of a democracy to think well. It is not enough to have freedom of the Press and parliamentary institutions. Our difficulties are due partly to our own stupidity, partly to the exploitation of that stupidity, and partly to our own prejudices and personal desires.
Susan Stebbing
For if you do, then shouldn’t we blame the whole fraternity system? And if the whole fraternity system is guilty, then isn’t this an indictment of our educational institutions in general? I put it to you, Greg – isn’t this an indictment of our entire American society?
Tim Matheson
As is natural with contiguous states having like institutions and like aims of advancement and development, the friendship of the United States and Mexico has been constantly maintained.
Chester A. Arthur
It is the institutions of society, not parental genes, that bestow the blessings of ownership of productive capital.
Louis O. Kelso
What has ever threatened our liberty and prosperity save and except this institution of Slavery?
Abraham Lincoln
For those people who are going to tune in strictly for the pyrotechnics, we have better and bigger explosions. That’s a prerequisite of any sequel. But in terms of this, what we’re really monitoring is watching the gas industry light our institutions, light our regulatory agencies, light our democracy on fire.
Josh Fox
The western mindset erroneously equates a political system of multi-party democracy with high-quality institutions… the two are not synonymous.
Dambisa Moyo
We need sobriety, rationality, and civility in the discussions on the regulation of financial institutions so that the banks can return in a robust manner to their central role in funding the economy.
Stephen A. Schwarzman
It isn’t given to man to be able to run a financial institution where different interest-rate scenarios will prevail on all of that so as to produce kind of smooth, regular earnings from a very large base to start with.
Warren Buffett
In recent years, the government has lost more than five million fingerprints from government employees. They have lost hundreds of millions of credit numbers from financial institutions. This problem is happening more and more and more. And the only way we can protect ourselves is to make phones more and more secure.
Eddy Cue
It belongs to American liberty to separate entirely the institution which has for its object the support and diffusion of religion from the political government.
Francis Lieber
When General Musharraf took over, the Bar Association was among the first of some of the institutions that said they would not accept the Musharraf regime.
Asma Jahangir
Robert Kennedy identified with people, not data, or institutions, or theories. Poverty was a specific black face for him, not a manila folder full of statistics.
Jack Newfield
I believe that one of the most important institutions in a democratic society is a free press.
Jeremy Scahill
I was, in reality, bred by my parents as my father’s concubine… What we take for granted as the stability of family life may well depend on the sexual slavery of our children. What’s more, this is a cynical arrangement our institutions have colluded to conceal.
Sylvia Fraser
To place your name by gift or bequest in the keeping of an active educational institution is to…make a permanent contribution to the welfare of humanity.
Calvin Coolidge
Myth is the system of basic metaphors, images, and stories that informs the perceptions, memories, and aspirations of a people; provides the rationale for its institutions, rituals and power structure; and gives a map of the purpose and stages of life.
Sam Keen
The real problem of humanity is the following: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and god-like technology. And it is terrifically dangerous, and it is now approaching a point of crisis overall.
E. O. Wilson
It isn’t pleasant to surrender to the hegemony of a nation which is still wild and primitive, and to concede the absolute superiority of its customs and institutions, science and technology, literature and art. Must one sacrifice so much in the name of the unity of mankind?
Czeslaw Milosz
Society thrives on trade simply because trade makes specialization possible, and specialization increases output, and increased output reduces the cost in toil for the satisfactions men live by. That being so, the market place is a most humane institution.
Frank Chodorov
The Internet is not kind to established institutions.
Jamais Cascio
Through the influence of real art, aided by science, guided by religion… peaceful co-operation of man is now obtained by external means – by law courts, police, charitable institutions, factory inspections… It should be obtained by man’s free and joyous activity.
Leo Tolstoy
Celtic is a community institution the supporters are entitled to be proud of.
Fergus McCann
The Revolution won’t happen with guns, rather it will happen incrementally, year by year, generation by generation. We will gradually infiltrate their educational institutions and their political offices, transforming them slowly into Marxist entities as we move towards universal egalitarianism.
Max Horkheimer
Earning high returns isn’t just a matter of bragging rights – endowment income supports the missions of nonprofit institutions, whether education, as with college and universities, or broader social programs, as at many private foundations.
James B. Stewart
Many are the exercises of power reserved to the States wherein a uniformity of proceeding would be advantageous to all. Such are quarantines, health laws, regulations of the press, banking institutions, training militia, etc., etc.
Thomas Jefferson
I did an expose of an institution for the population with developmental disabilities, and the institutions were closed as a result of the expose. Now the developmentally disabled are cared for in small community-based residences, and I’ve been working very hard over the decades to open as many of them as I can.
Geraldo Rivera
My privilege as a white Jewish American in Israel is a major factor in getting me so much access to the key institutions of the Jewish state.
Max Blumenthal
The Treasury’s plan has little for those outside of the financial industry. It is aimed at rescuing the same financial institutions that created this crisis with the sloppy underwriting and reckless disregard for the risk they were creating, taking or passing on to others.
Richard Shelby
Democratic institutions generally give men a lofty notion of their country and themselves.
Alexis de Tocqueville
There is every reason to believe that our system will soon attain the highest degree of perfection of which human institutions are capable.
James Monroe
When you do what I do, there are a lot of institutions that give you awards. I’ve gotten maybe 20 medals. They’re glorious, and there’s a spirit behind them. But sometimes they give you this dreadful modern glass thing. I wish everyone could afford a loving cup.
Michael Graves
If there are people who feel that God wants them to change the structures of society, that is something between them and their God. We must serve him in whatever way we are called. I am called to help the individual; to love each poor person. Not to deal with institutions. I am in no position to judge.
Mother Teresa
It is very unique. I think what happens in a big, major institution is coaches get wrapped up in their own little deals.
Lisa Stone
It starts with denigrating experts so people don’t trust facts, then it destabilises institutions, then it works to get its message out in the media, so that’s what people cling to.
Emily Maitlis
The games of the ancient Greeks were, in their original institutions, religious solemnities.
Dorothea Brande
The word ‘philanthropy’ brings up an image of somebody who’s had an illustrious career, has retired and is giving to highly established institutions that may or may not have ivy growing up their walls. I personally have felt the need to give philanthropy a reboot.
Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen
In the days of democracy there is no such thing as active loyalty to a person. You are, therefore, loyal or disloyal to institutions.
Mahatma Gandhi
American journalism is a class institution, serving the rich and spurning the poor.
Upton Sinclair
The ultimate success of this government and the stability of its institutions, its progress in all that can make a nation honored, depend upon its adherence to the principles of truth and righteousness.
Jon Lord
If the churches don’t move, much of the community won’t move. We’ve got a situation in which a black church is still a major institution in the black community where 55 percent of the black folk attend and over 75 pass through its doors.
Cornel West
Well, the U.S., of course, is the world’s largest economy. It’s about a quarter of the world’s output. It’s also home to many of the largest financial institutions and financial markets.
Ben Bernanke
I thought Obama was in a position to do some things. I thought 2008 was a turning point in history, with him and the Wall Street crash happening at the same time, but you just learn that those entrenched powers were really entrenched; those decayed institutions were really decayed.
George Packer
Ive been involved with Carnegie Hall for the last 13 years, and Chairman for the last six. I feel really good about what weve done growing our educational programs there, building a board that has made Carnegie Hall really a world-class institution.
Sanford I. Weill
We should be in the business of protecting cherished institutions and our cultural heritage, otherwise what, I ask, is a Conservative party for? Indeed we are alienating people who have voted for us for all their lives, leaving them with no one to vote for.
Edward Leigh
Putting a rheumatologist at the head of a committee that arguably was going to have more influence over brain research than any particular institution in the country at the time, I think a lot of people found surprising.
Steve Fainaru
The use of a growing array of derivatives and the related application of more-sophisticated approaches to measuring and managing risk are key factors underpinning the greater resilience of our largest financial institutions… Derivatives have permitted the unbundling of financial risks.
Alan Greenspan
The ‘conspiracy theorist’ is no longer a crazy person with a tinfoil hat, but they are the Edward Snowdens and the WikiLeaks that bring down major institutions and are the catalysts for social change.
Dean Haglund
India is known for its sobriety and wisdom, balanced and sensible thinking. We need strong institutions and we need good governance in the country.
Pratibha Patil
The Christian church does not ask the U. S. Supreme Court, or any other human court, what marriage is. Marriage is a pre-political institution defined by our Creator – for His glory and for human flourishing.
Albert Mohler
Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos. Its purpose should be the revival of a working economy in the world so as to permit the emergence of political and social conditions in which free institutions can exist.
George C. Marshall
In a world of increasing inequality, the legitimacy of institutions that give precedence to the property rights of ‘the Haves’ over the human rights of ‘the Have Nots’ is inevitably called into serious question.
David Korten
I think that marriage is an amazing institution and should be preserved, and you can have great marriages, and you must because sharing your life with someone is like the greatest thing. And I loved being able to set a good example for that on television.
Jenna Elfman
Just as the financial crisis has created toxic assets and ‘zombie’ financial institutions, so has it transformed conservatism into a movement of the living dead.
Thomas Frank
Inclusive economic institutions require secure property rights and economic opportunities not just for the elite but for a broad cross-section of society.
Daron Acemoglu
The reason why I’m so passionate about turning around failing schools is that children who have the misfortune to go to unsucccessful institutions are far less likely to come across the individuals who can transform their lives.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
It is not a certain conformity of manners that the painting of Van Gogh attacks, but rather the conformity of institutions themselves. And even external nature, with her climates, her tides, and her equinoctial storms, cannot, after Van Gogh’s stay upon earth, maintain the same gravitation.
Antonin Artaud
As a race, the African is inferior to the white man. Subordination to the white man is his normal condition. He is not his equal by nature and cannot be made so by human laws or human institutions. Our system, therefore, so far as regards this inferior race, rests upon this great immutable law of nature.
Alexander H. Stephens
I believe that the role of limited government should be looking after the needs of veterans, the elderly, children and those institutions that improve the quality of life for struggling families – I don’t believe that government should bend to serve the needs of subsidized multi-national corporations and entitled billionaires.
Education Proceeds ultimately from the patterns furnished by institutions, customs, and laws- If the patterns of institutions, customs, and laws are broken for this philosophy education should fix itself. There should be several different things taught instead of one “Supreme Factor”.
John Dewey
If we cling to the institution of Islam, then we tend to defend it against whatever we see as a danger to it, so because of this we see now that many people are defending states, defending territories, defending everything institutional in the belief that they defend Islam.
Abdurrahman Wahid
But there are no institutions on earth which enable each separate person to have a hand in the exercise of Power, for Power is command, and everyone cannot command. Sovereignty of the people is, therefore, nothing but a fiction, and one which must in the long run prove destructive of individual liberties.
Bertrand de Jouvenel
Developing and newer democracies are much more susceptible to the tactics of populists and demagogues – they often do not have strong institutions, free press, or the infrastructure required to defend their nascent democracies.
Kofi Annan
We have to be able track the ways in which fear, for instance, is monopolized by state and media institutions, ways in which fear is actually promoted and distributed as a way of bolstering the need for greater security and militarization.
Judith Butler
In cities across the world, directors of leading arts institutions, galleries and museums know that when it comes to attracting locals to their major exhibitions and shows, weekdays tend to be ‘cultural dead time’ for working people, who are simply too busy to enjoy what their city has to offer.
Munira Mirza
I think that the government of [Nicolas] Maduro has argued to stage a coup in Venezuela, that this is obviously a coup against the country’s democratic institutions.
Marco Rubio
We know from our own history that democratic institutions take decades to mature, and we know from past conflicts that freedom is not free.
Jim DeMint
The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on “official” institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny.
Bob Schaffer
When a court goes too far, it actually weakens our respect for judicial institutions.
Newt Gingrich
Every institution not only carries within it the seeds of its own dissolution, but prepares the way for its most hated rival.
William Ralph Inge
When the federal government invests in education, it should support quality education and career readiness rather than institutions that make empty promises.
Sherrod Brown
To achieve a successful transition, we don’t just have to remove Maduro. We also have to rescue our institutions themselves. That’s why we have set out three phases: ending Maduro’s usurpation of power, implementing a transition government, and holding free elections.
Juan Guaido
Frank Lowy is an institution in Australian sport but judging by this decision he might be visiting a different kind of institution. He has brought the game into disrepute. The sport should not be run by dictators like him.
Clive Palmer
One of the things we’re all going to have to discover, establishment is just an abusive term for institutions. It’s institutions that keep us free.
David Frum
What’s happened [in UK] is a private medical practice has started up, people who can afford it are going to into medical institutions, hospitals and so forth, that are not part of the National Health Service, they’ve opted out.
Rush Limbaugh
I think we certainly benefit from social institutions which encourage us towards moral behavior. It’s very important to have law. It’s very important to have a moral education.
Richard Dawkins
The strength of the church is not the strength of its institutions but the authenticity of its witness.
Leonard Sweet