Modern World Quotes

Quotes tagged as "modern-world" (showing 1-30 of 38)
J.M. August
“The higher you rise, the dirtier it gets.”
J.M. August

Idries Shah
“Saying of the Prophet
Oppression
When oppression exists, even the bird dies in its nest.”
Idries Shah, Caravan of Dreams

“We live in a highly complex, technological world – and it's not entirely obvious what's right and what's wrong in any given situation, unless you can parse the situation, deconstruct it. People just don't have the insight to be able to do that very effectively.”
Christopher Langan

Ludwig Wittgenstein
“Science and industry, and their progress, might turn out to be the most enduring thing in the modern world. Perhaps any speculation about a coming collapse of science and industry is, for the present and for a long time to come, nothing but a dream; perhaps science and industry, having caused infinite misery in the process, will unite the world - I mean condense it into a single unit, though one in which peace is the last thing that will find a home.”
Ludwig Wittgenstein, Culture and Value

Cahit Zarifoğlu
“Daha da vahimi, insanlarda gittikçe daha da belirginleşen kişiliksizlik. Sürüleşmek.”
Cahit Zarifoğlu, Bir Değirmendir Bu Dünya

Steven Magee
“Unfortunately, you are far more likely to be harmed or die prematurely as a direct result of modern society than you are from any form of terrorism.”
Steven Magee, Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

Steven Magee
“To be healthy in modern society, you must adopt the behaviors of an astronaut!”
Steven Magee, Health Forensics

Steven Magee
“With approximately 50% of the USA population on prescription drugs and 10% on anti-depressants, it is clear that things are going seriously wrong with human health in the modern world.”
Steven Magee, Health Forensics

Cahit Zarifoğlu
“Televizyon bir şamardır. Hem de kendi hanemizde kendi elimizle suratımıza inen büyük bir şamar. Bize neler yasak, şunlar bunlar. İşte bu yasakları, bu haramları televizyonun bizim hanemizin içine kadar getirir her çeşidini, barını, umumhanesini, meyhanesini ve biz oturur Müslümanlığımızla, karımız kızımızla onu seyrederiz. Ve sonra deriz ki, nasıl oluyor da mukaddesâtımız elden giderken, bize vururlarken ses etmez, vurana vurmayız. Düşünün bakalım televizyon karşısında muhallebi gibi gevşemiş bir Müslüman da değil cihad etmek, acaba kalkıp bir farzı ifa edecek kuvvet ve istek kalmış mıdır?”
Cahit Zarifoğlu

“What is most lacking in the modern world of duplications and facsimiles, of endless information and intentional misinformation, is the authenticity that makes life truly meaningful and spiritually rewarding.”
Michael Meade, The Genius Myth

“Ocular infidelity is unfortunately rampant in this so called "artist's world.”
Muse

“In the modern world, if you want to travel off the beaten path, stay off the beaten media path.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Evan Sutter
“The worlds high on doing and distracting and as result we need to keep doing and it doesn’t really matter what we are doing, as long as it is distracting.”
Evan Sutter, Solitude: How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

Debasish Mridha
“In this complex modern world, it is impossible to be simple.”
Debasish Mridha

Adhish Mazumder
“The picture has no religion, no caste, no name,
And the best part about it is that the picture stays the same.”
Adhish Mazumder, Versed with Life

Erich Maria Remarque
“Sie sollten uns Achtzehnjährigen Vermittler und Führer zur Welt des Erwachsenseins werden, zur Welt der Arbeit, der Pflicht, der Kultur und des Fortschritts, zur Zukunft. [...] Mit dem Begriff der Autorität, dessen Träger sie waren, verband sich in unseren Gedanken größere Einsicht und menschlicheres Wissen. Doch der erste Tote, den wir sahen, zertrümmerte diese Überzeugung. Wir mußten erkennen, daß unser Alter ehrlicher war als das ihre; sie hatten vor uns nur die Phrase und die Geschicklichkeit voraus. Das erste Trommelfeuer zeigte uns unseren Irrtum, und unter ihm stürzte die Weltanschauung zusammen, die sie uns gelehrt hatten.”
Erich Maria Remarque, Im Westen nichts Neues

Evan Sutter
“Mental illness is a bigger problem than obesity and cardiovascular diseases in the modern western world but still we pay no homage to the philosophy of watching what we watch. We only worry about what we put in the body in the form of food and care very little, if at all, with what we consume in our minds.”
Evan Sutter, Solitude: How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

Evan Sutter
“We do not know how to just do nothing; this is a bigger problem than we care to think about. In the west we are taught to seek our answers in external things and, as a result, we never need to take the time to look within. We have a poor connection with ourselves because our whole lives we have been looking outward; we are a society bent on distraction, and the modern world is only amplifying this.”
Evan Sutter, Solitude: How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

Cahit Zarifoğlu
“Acaba boyunduruktan çıkmaya, kendine ve asırlık değerlerine döneceğine dair söz verebiliyorlar mı?.. Allah dostalarını arıyorlar mı?.. Böylelerini tanıyıp, onlara, Hazreti Peygamber’e yaklaşmak için sarılıyorlar mı?.. Böyle bir şeye davranmak, buna cesaret etmek, ister istemez kişiyi çevresiyle çatıştıracaktır. Eğlencelerden, filmlerden, festivallerden, meyhanelerden uzaklaşınca içine düşülecek yalnızlığa tahammül edebilecekler mi?...”
Cahit Zarifoğlu, Bir Değirmendir Bu Dünya

Greg  Gordon
“Many fall into the trap of championing the exact theology of a saint from the past, which can have errors and imbalances, and then they perpetuate these problems into the modern Christian world. Such believers are sadly being guided more by their zeal and reading of past saints than by their personal walk with the Lord and the guidance of the Spirit of God in their lives.”
Greg Gordon, Uncompromising Faith: Brief Pen Sketches of George Whitefield, John Cennick, George Fox, and Henry Alline

“[S]tart at the turn of the last century, in 1901, with the celebration of Detroit’s bicentennial. That was the Detroit that came before--before all the racket that attended the making of the modern world, which happened here first and faster than anywhere else on this planet.”
Jerry Herron

“The issue is not simply one of needing to save the world, but also of needing to solve the problem of the loss of soul throughout the modern world. Part of what has been lost in the reckless rushing of modernity is the sense that each life has an authentic interior that shelters important emotions as well as inherent purpose, and that the dignity of existence includes a necessary instinct to unfold the unique story woven inside each living soul.”
Michael Meade, The Genius Myth

Debasish Mridha
“In this modern world it is easy to be complex but difficult to be simple. At least try to keep your mind simple.”
Debasish Mridha

Norhafsah Hamid
“Islam is simple, but being a Muslim in a modern world is not. Everyday is a battle that each of us have to face. It is easy to get swept away and lose one's identity. The constant struggle is to find out who we are and how to remain steadfast.”
Norhafsah Hamid, Trying to be Muslim

Adhish Mazumder
“Welcome to the 21st century cosmopolitan world where biased thoughts preside over unbiased deeds, simple gestures become overrated gossip materials and injustice is a part of long term justice.”
Adhish Mazumder, Solemn Tales of Human Hearts

Don DeLillo
“Embodied in objects was a partial sense of sharing. They didn't lift their eyes from their respective sets. But noises bound them, a cyclist kick-starting, the plane that came winding down the five miles from its transatlantic apex, rippling the pictures on their screens. Objects were memory inert. Desk, the bed, et cetera. Objects would survive the one who died first and remind the other of how easily halved a life can become. Death, perhaps, was not the point so much as separation. Chairs, tables, dressers, envelopes. Everything was a common experience, binding them despite their indirections, the slanted apparatus of their agreeing. That they did agree was not in doubt. Faithlessness and desire. It wasn't necessary to tell them apart. His body, hers. Sex, love, monotony, contempt. The spell that had to be entered was out there among the unmemorized faces and uniform cubes of being. This, their sweet and mercenary space, was self-enchantment, the near common dream they'd countenanced for years. Only absences were fully shared.”
Don DeLillo, Players

Alfred Korzybski
“Dogmatic theology is, by its very nature, unchangeable. The same can be said in regard to the spirit of the law. Law was and is to protect the past and present status of society and, by its very essence, must be very conservative, if not reactionary. Theology and law are both of them static by their nature.

Philosophy, law and ethics, to be effective in a dynamic world must be dynamic; they must be made vital enough to keep pace with the progress of life and science. In recent civilization ethics, because controlled by theology and law, which are static, could not duly influence the dynamic, revolutionary progress of technic and the steadily changing conditions of life; and so we witness a tremendous downfall of morals in politics and business. Life progresses faster than our ideas, and so medieval ideas, methods and judgments are constantly applied to the conditions and problems of modern life. This discrepancy between facts and ideas is greatly responsible for the dividing of modern society into different warring classes, which do not understand each other. Medieval legalism and medieval morals- the basis of the old social structure-being by their nature conservative, reactionary, opposed to change, and thus becoming more and more unable to support the mighty social burden of the modern world, must be adjudged responsible in a large measure for the circumstances which made the World War inevitable.”
Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity

D.H. Lawrence
“He went down again into the darkness and seclusion of the wood. But he knew that the seclusion of the wood was illusory. The industrial noises broke the solitude, the sharp lights, though unseen, mocked it. A man could no longer be private and withdrawn. The world allows no hermits.”
D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley's Lover

“We cannot understand the modern age without understanding the dynamic history of Protestant Christianity.”
Alec Ryrie, Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World

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