Tragedy and Hope Quotes
599 ratings, 4.32 average rating, 54 reviews
See a Problem?
We’d love your help. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of Tragedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley.
Not the book you’re looking for?
Preview — Tragedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley
Tragedy and Hope Quotes Showing 1-3 of 3
“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”
“It might be pleasant just to give up, live in the present, enjoying existential personal experiences, living like lotus-eaters from our amazing productive system, without personal responsibility, self-discipline, or thought about the future. But this is impossible, because the productive system could itself collapse, and our external enemies would soon destroy us.”
“this book is almost inexcusably lengthy. For this I must apologize, with the excuse that I did not have time to make it shorter”