Institution Quotes

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Hermann Hesse
“Teachers dread nothing so much as unusual characteristics in precocious boys during the initial stages of their adolescence. A certain streak of genius makes an ominous impression on them, for there exists a deep gulf between genius and the teaching profession. Anyone with a touch of genius seems to his teachers a freak from the very first. As far as teachers are concerned, they define young geniuses as those who are bad, disrespectful, smoke at fourteen, fall in love at fifteen, can be found at sixteen hanging out in bars, read forbidden books, write scandalous essays, occasionally stare down a teacher in class, are marked in the attendance book as rebels, and are budding candidates for room-arrest. A schoolmaster will prefer to have a couple of dumbheads in his class than a single genius, and if you regard it objectively, he is of course right. His task is not to produce extravagant intellects but good Latinists, arithmeticians and sober decent folk. The question of who suffers more acutely at the other's hands - the teacher at the boy's, or vice versa - who is more of a tyrant, more of a tormentor, and who profanes parts of the other's soul, student or teacher, is something you cannot examine without remembering your own youth in anger and shame. yet that's not what concerns us here. We have the consolation that among true geniuses the wounds almost always heal. As their personalities develop, they create their art in spite of school. Once dead, and enveloped by the comfortable nimbus of remoteness, they are paraded by the schoolmasters before other generations of students as showpieces and noble examples. Thus the struggle between rule and spirit repeats itself year after year from school to school. The authorities go to infinite pains to nip the few profound or more valuable intellects in the bud. And time and again the ones who are detested by their teachers are frequently punished, the runaways and those expelled, are the ones who afterwards add to society's treasure. But some - and who knows how many? - waste away quiet obstinacy and finally go under.”
Hermann Hesse, Beneath the Wheel

Tom Robbins
“Religion is nothing but institutionalized mysticism. The catch is, mysticism does not lend itself to institutionalization. The moment we attempt to organize mysticism, we destroy its essence. Religion, then, is mysticism in which the mystical has been killed. Or, at least diminished.”
Tom Robbins, Skinny Legs and All

Friedrich Nietzsche
“My conception of freedom. — The value of a thing sometimes does not lie in that which one attains by it, but in what one pays for it — what it costs us. Liberal institutions cease to be liberal as soon as they are attained: later on, there are no worse and no more thorough injurers of freedom than liberal institutions.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

James Baldwin
“Whose little boy are you?”
James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

E. Lockhart
“I think it was the institution...I was trying to master it.”
E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

“The advantages of a hereditary Monarchy are self-evident. Without some such method of prescriptive, immediate and automatic succession, an interregnum intervenes, rival claimants arise, continuity is interrupted and the magic lost. Even when Parliament had secured control of taxation and therefore of government; even when the menace of dynastic conflicts had receded in to the coloured past; even when kingship had ceased to be transcendental and had become one of many alternative institutional forms; the principle of hereditary Monarchy continued to furnish the State with certain specific and inimitable advantages.

Apart from the imponderable, but deeply important, sentiments and affections which congregate around an ancient and legitimate Royal Family, a hereditary Monarch acquires sovereignty by processes which are wholly different from those by which a dictator seizes, or a President is granted, the headship of the State. The King personifies both the past history and the present identity of the Nation as a whole. Consecrated as he is to the service of his peoples, he possesses a religious sanction and is regarded as someone set apart from ordinary mortals. In an epoch of change, he remains the symbol of continuity; in a phase of disintegration, the element of cohesion; in times of mutability, the emblem of permanence. Governments come and go, politicians rise and fall: the Crown is always there. A legitimate Monarch moreover has no need to justify his existence, since he is there by natural right. He is not impelled as usurpers and dictators are impelled, either to mesmerise his people by a succession of dramatic triumphs, or to secure their acquiescence by internal terrorism or by the invention of external dangers. The appeal of hereditary Monarchy is to stability rather than to change, to continuity rather than to experiment, to custom rather than to novelty, to safety rather than to adventure.

The Monarch, above all, is neutral. Whatever may be his personal prejudices or affections, he is bound to remain detached from all political parties and to preserve in his own person the equilibrium of the realm. An elected President – whether, as under some constitutions, he be no more than a representative functionary, or whether, as under other constitutions, he be the chief executive – can never inspire the same sense of absolute neutrality. However impartial he may strive to become, he must always remain the prisoner of his own partisan past; he is accompanied by friends and supporters whom he may seek to reward, or faced by former antagonists who will regard him with distrust. He cannot, to an equal extent, serve as the fly-wheel of the State.”
Harold Nicholson

Graham Hancock
“The Sanskrit texts make it clear that a cataclysm on this scale, though a relatively rare event, is expected to wash away all traces of the former world and that the slate will be wiped clean again for the new age of the earth to begin. In order to ensure that the Vedas can be repromulgated for future mankind after each pralaya the gods have therefore designed an institution to preserve them -- the institution of the Seven Sages, a brotherhood of adepts possessed of unerring memories and supernatural powers, practitioners of yoga, performers of the ancient rituals and sacrifices, ascetics, spiritual visionaries, vigilant in the battle against evil, great teachers, knowledgeable beyond all imagining, who reincarnate from age to age as the guides of civilization and the guardians of cosmic justice.”
Graham Hancock, Underworld: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization

Mango Wodzak
“Schools are in many ways perhaps the first step in getting us to understand that institutions control our lives and that we should accept unquestionably that there can be no objection to this.”
Mango Wodzak, Discovering Eden Fruitarianism - An Autobiography - Volume One

Stewart Stafford
“Institutional nepotism might be tolerated in prosperous times. Setbacks can become crises, however, when there is incompetence in key positions at crucial moments.”
Stewart Stafford

Topsy Gift
“A woman is not less a human. There is no piece of literature or institution that can prove otherwise. It does not matter, the skin color, the economic status, or country of origin, a woman is a human.”

Ivan Illich
“Man's consciously lived fragility, individuality and relatedness make the experience of pain, of sickness and of death an integral part of his life. The ability to cope with this trio autonomously is fundamental to his health. As he becomes dependent on the management of his intimacy, he renounces his autonomy and his health must decline.”
Ivan Illich, Limits to Medicine: Medical Nemesis: The Expropriation of Health

Ehsan Sehgal
“Every institution can be credible and great if its officials, qualify the moral values, discipline, and honesty, within constitutional limits.”
Ehsan Sehgal

“Saying it to the owners of the schools and colleges: In your advertisements, without saying- “There are a.c, parking facilities etc. in our institution”, take such initiatives so that you can say, “There are playing ground, garden etc. in our institution"!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“স্কুল ও কলেজ মালিকদের বলছিঃ আপনাদের বিজ্ঞাপনে "আমাদের প্রতিষ্ঠানে এসি, গাড়ি রাখার ব্যবস্থা ইত্যাদি আছে" না বলে, এমন উদ্যোগ নিন যেন বলতে পারেন, "আমাদের প্রতিষ্ঠানে খেলার মাঠ, বাগান ইত্যাদি আছে"!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“It is a good news that the private universities are shifting to their own campuses. But, the more vital thing is to ensure such campuses for the children's schools where there will be a field at least!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“We should ensure such campus for the children's schools where there will be a field at least!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“আমাদের উচিত বাচ্চাদের স্কুলগুলোর জন্য এমন ক্যাম্পাস নিশ্চিত করা যেখানে অন্তত একটি মাঠ থাকবে!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

“বেসরকারি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়গুলো নিজস্ব ক্যাম্পাসে যাচ্ছে এটা সুখবর! কিন্তু যেটা আরও বেশি জরুরি তা হচ্ছে বাচ্চাদের স্কুলগুলোর জন্য এমন ক্যাম্পাস নিশ্চিত করা যেখানে অন্তত একটি মাঠ থাকবে!”
Md. Ziaul Haque

Ehsan Sehgal
“Entirely criticise any institution or system of society on the wrongdoings of one or few responsible people, it is unfair and suspicious within its context.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It makes no difference whether the appeal is to numbers or to one. The faith that stands on authority is not faith.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays

Victor Hugo
“Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.”
Victor Hugo, Napoleon The Little

“Responsibility precedes Success”
Sandeep Sahajpal

Dana Bate
“Kramer's sits on Connecticut Avenue just north of Dupont Circle and is a Washington institution of sorts, functioning as a bookstore, restaurant, and bar all in one. The front always swarms with people perusing the book displays, which overflow with stacks of paperbacks and hardbacks, everything from political memoirs to the juiciest works of fiction.”
Dana Bate, The Girls' Guide to Love and Supper Clubs

“We often ascribe Envisioning to Great Men or Women who sees future of a Nation, but Nation Building is done by Individuals, Families, Companies, Institutions, States, and so on. Those who work towards building these are also Visionaries in their own right.”
Sandeep Sahajpal, The Twelfth Preamble: To all the authors to be!

“If you experience couple of Multi Bagger, you start seeing Money as Liability, thus start thinking like an institution, and perhaps turn out as Mini-Institution eventually!”
Sandeep Sahajpal, The Twelfth Preamble: To all the authors to be!

Becky Cooper
“My freshmen seminar professor had warned our class that Harvard was an institution on a scale we could not imagine: "Harvard will change you by the end of your four years, but don't expect to change it." It wouldn't be surprising if an institution that prided itself on being older than the US government might have behaved as though it were accountable only to itself.”
Becky Cooper, We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence

Anthony T. Hincks
“I was over the edge until I got a hand hold in sanity.”
Anthony T. Hincks

“Openness in political decision-making matters. It is key to maintaining confidence in public institutions and to achieving fairness and due process.”
Aileen Nielsen, Practical Fairness: Achieving Fair and Secure Data Models

Ehsan Sehgal
“Every institution can be credible and great if its officials qualify the moral values, discipline, and honesty within constitutional limits.”
Ehsan Sehgal

“One who is not proud of his nation, institution or family, cannot be proud of self, and converse is also true.”
Sandeep Sahajpal, The Twelfth Preamble: To all the authors to be!

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