Isms Quotes

Quotes tagged as "isms" (showing 1-7 of 7)
John Dewey
“For in spite of itself any movement that thinks and acts in terms of an ‘ism becomes so involved in reaction against other ‘isms that it is unwittingly controlled by them. For it then forms its principles by reaction against them instead of by a comprehensive, constructive survey of actual needs, problems, and possibilities.”
John Dewey

Tim Wise
“The irony of American history is the tendency of good white Americanas to presume racial innocence. Ignorance of how we are shaped racially is the first sign of privilege.

In other words. It is a privilege to ignore the consequences of race in America.”
Tim Wise

Savitri Devi
“To us, the high-resounding “isms” to which our contemporaries ask; us to give our allegiance, now, in 1948, are all equally futile: bound to be betrayed, defeated, and finally rejected by men at large, if containing anything really noble; bound to enjoy, for the time being, some sort of noisy success; if sufficiently vulgar, pretentious and soul-killing to appeal to the growing number of mechanically conditioned slaves that crawl about our planet, posing as free men; all destined to prove, ultimately, of no avail.”
Savitri Devi

Robert E.  Davis
“To competently perform rectifying security service, two critical incident response elements are necessary: information and organization.”
Robert E. Davis

“...ism's are not good. A person should not believe in an ism. He should believe in himself.”
Ferris Beuller

Graham Greene
“You know, if you live in a place for long you cease to write about it.'

'Of course I always like to know what the man on the spot has to say,' he replied guardedly.

'And then check it with York?'

Graham Greene, The Quiet American

“We've rigged the entire system of living in harmony with nature against ourselves. We raise our children & inculcate various "isms" into them. They in turn perpetuate it by passing the same (if not more) onto their's. We raise slaves, not independent thinkers.”
Mamur Mustapha