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believe that I was lucky to have suffered. Some people dont realize that
in suffering there is great potential, because if you are deprived for any reason..
politically, financially, socially or otherwise.. and if you set your mind in
the right direction, you will find that the only way to survive is for you to
excel, by being better so you can be treated better.
Abu-Ghazaleh - Belief
It is a fact that, in the West, we live
in a capitalist society, but that does not
mean that we cannot be guided by the idea
of a social conscience in our work. Yes,
fashion design requires consumers to consume,
but we can do our bit for society by running
our companies in a socially
responsible way, and by creating products
that promote respect for social and environmental
issues. There is also the possibility for
power and influence to be a force for change.
Armani - Design
I beg you, look for the words 'social justice'
or 'economic justice' on your church Web
site. If you find it, run as fast as you
can. Social justice and economic justice,
they are code words.
Beck - Church
We are governed, our minds are molded, our
tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely
by men we have never heard of. This is a
logical result of the way in which our democratic
society is organized. Vast numbers of human
beings must cooperate in this manner if
they are to live together as a smoothly
Bernays - America
The minority has discovered a powerful help
in influencing majorities. It has been found
possible so to mold the mind of the masses
that they will throw their newly gained
strength in the desired direction. In the
present structure of society, this practice
is inevitable. Whatever of social importance
is done today, whether in politics, finance,
manufacture, agriculture, charity, education,
or other fields, must be done with the help
of propaganda. Propaganda is the executive
arm of the invisible government.
Bernays - Propaganda
The invisible government tends to be concentrated
in the hands of the few because of the expense
of manipulating the social machinery which
controls the opinions and habits of the
masses. To advertise on a scale which will
reach fifty million persons is expensive.
To reach and persuade the group leaders
who dictate the public's thoughts and actions
is likewise expensive.
Bernays - Ruler
We have voluntarily agreed to let an invisible
government sift the data and high-spot the
outstanding issues so that our field of
choice shall be narrowed to practical proportions.
From our leaders and the media they use
to reach the public, we accept the evidence
and the demarcation of issues bearing upon
public questions; from some ethical teacher,
be it a minister, a favorite essayist, or
merely prevailing opinion, we accept a standardized
code of social conduct to which we conform
most of the time.
Bernays - Government
They govern us by their qualities of natural
leadership, their ability to supply needed
ideas and by their key position in the social
structure. Whatever attitude one chooses
to take toward this condition, it remains
a fact that in almost every act of our daily
lives, whether in the sphere of politics
or business, in our social conduct or our
ethical thinking, we are dominated by the
relatively small number of persons.. a trifling
fraction of our hundred and twenty million..
who understand the mental processes and
social patterns of the masses. It is they
who pull the wires which control the public
mind, who harness old social forces and
contrive new ways to bind and guide the
Bernays - Government
The conscious and intelligent manipulation
of the organized habits and opinions of
the masses is an important element in democratic
society. Those who manipulate this unseen
mechanism of society constitute an invisible
government which is the true ruling power
of our country.
Bernays - Masses
There is a middle class in America for only
one reason: organized labor. If not for
organized labor, where would you find a
job where you had some sense that you had
a shot of leaving behind something better
than you inherited?.
Biden - Jobs
Class - Society
My position is that I am personally opposed
to abortion, but I don't think I have a
right to impose my view on the rest of society.
I've thought a lot about it, and my position
probably doesn't please anyone. I think
the government should stay out completely.
I will not vote to overturn the Court's
decision. I will not vote to curtail a woman's
right to choose abortion. But I will also
not vote to use federal funds to fund abortion.
Biden - Politics
Public education is the key civil rights
issue of the 21st century. Our nation's
knowledge-based economy demands that we
provide young people from all backgrounds
and circumstances with the education and
skills necessary to become knowledge workers.
If we don't, we run the risk of creating
an even larger gap between the middle class
and the poor. This gap threatens our democracy,
our society and the economic future of America.
Broad - Education
The Greens will continue to champion a fairer
society rather than simply the economy and
to champion the parliament rather than simply
the stock exchange.
Brown - Politicians
Market - Economy
Take me as an example. I happen to have
a talent for allocating capital. But my
ability to use that talent is completely
dependent on the society I was born into.
If I'd been born into a tribe of hunters,
this talent of mine would be pretty worthless.
I can't run very fast. I'm not particularly
strong. I'd probably end up as some wild
Buffett - Stock
Market - Investing
One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're tired.
Carlin - Great
There's a reason education sucks, and it's
the same reason it will never ever ever
be fixed. It's never going to get any better.
Don't look for it. Be happy with what you've
got.. because the owners of this country
dont want that. I'm talking about
the real owners now.. the real owners. The
big wealthy business interests that control
things and make all the important decisions.
Forget the politicians. The politicians
are put there to give you the idea that
you have freedom of choice. You dont.
You have no choice. You have owners.
Carlin - Education
Business - Society
You know what they want? They want obedient
workers. Obedient workers, people who are
just smart enough to run the machines and
do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to
passively accept all these increasingly
shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer
hours, the reduced benefits, the end of
overtime and vanishing pension that disappears
the minute you go to collect it. And now
theyre coming for your Social Security
money. They want your f**kin' retirement
money. They want it back so they can give
it to their criminal friends on Wall Street.
Carlin - Big
Business - Stupid
Fast food may appear to be cheap food and,
in the literal sense it often is, but that
is because huge social and environmental
costs are being excluded from the calculations.
Any analysis of the real cost would have
to look at such things as the rise in food-borne
illnesses, the advent of new pathogens,
such as E.coli 0157, antibiotic resistance
from the overuse of drugs in animal feed,
extensive water pollution from intensive
agricultural systems and many other factors.
These costs are not reflected in the price
of fast food.
Charles - Social
isn't insanity. It grows out of social conditions that are well known: poverty,
social oppression, dictatorship, and a void of meaning in the lives of ordinary
Chopra - Life
government can love a child, and no policy can substitute for a family's care.
But at the same time, government can either support or undermine families as they
cope with moral, social and economic stresses of caring for children.
Rodham Clinton - Government
If we only have great companies, we will
merely have a prosperous society, not a
great one. Economic growth and power are
the means, not the definition, of a great
Collins - Great
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.
Collins - Smart
We must reject the idea.. well-intentioned,
but dead wrong.. that the primary path to
greatness in the social sectors is to become
"more like a business." Most businesses..
like most of anything else in life.. fall
somewhere between mediocre and good.
Collins - Society
You know in politics you are dealing in
the realm of choices. You don't always have
clear-cut decision between a thoroughly
principled position and a thoroughly unprincipled
one. You're making snap decisions with paucity
of information, generally trying to do the
best that you can, but you will make errors,
and sometimes it's a decision between a
bad and a worse alternative. It has to be
done, because we need to order our society,
and of politics it can literally be said:
Bad job, but someone's got to do it.
Costello - Decisions
This is not the kind of country where you
would feel comfortable if you were opposed
to democracy, parliamentary law, independent
courts and so I would say to people who
don't feel comfortable with those values
there might be other countries where they'd
feel more comfortable with their own values
Costello - Social
With savages, the weak in body or mind are
soon eliminated; and those that survive
commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health.
We civilized men, on the other hand, do
our utmost to check the process of elimination;
we build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed,
and the sick; we institute poor-laws; and
our medical men exert their utmost skill
to save the life of every one to the last
moment. There is reason to believe that
vaccination has preserved thousands, who
from a weak constitution would formerly
have succumbed to smallpox. Thus the weak
members of civilized societies propagate
their kind. No one who has attended to the
breeding of domestic animals will doubt
that this must be highly injurious to the
race of man. It is surprising how soon a
want of care, or care wrongly directed,
leads to the degeneration of a domestic
race; but excepting in the case of man himself,
hardly any one is so ignorant as to allow
his worst animals to breed.
Darwin - Competition
It's very difficult to be continuously charitable
in a capitalistic society. You've also got
to make sure that you can pay everyone who
works for you.
Dennis - Difficult
My passionate sense of social justice and
social responsibility has always contrasted
oddly with my pronounced lack of need for
direct contact with other human beings and
Einstein - People
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