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Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself.

Tags: Process, Result  ✍ Author: Jane Addams

My father was a psychiatrist and a social worker but he was a very talented painter and musician and writer on the side.

Tags: Father, Writer  ✍ Author: Tunde Adebimpe

'No Sweetness Here' is the kind of old-fashioned social realism I have always been drawn to in fiction, and it does what I think all good literature should: It entertains you.

Tags: Good, Here  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I am drawn, as a reader, to detail-drenched stories about human lives affected as much by the internal as by the external, the kind of fiction that Jane Smiley nicely describes as 'first and foremost about how individuals fit, or don't fit, into their social worlds.'

Tags: Human, Lives  ✍ Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Major social movements eventually fade into the landscape not because they have diminished but because they have become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience.

Tags: Become, Experience  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes.

Tags: Behavior, Culture  ✍ Author: Felix Adler

The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time.

Tags: Spiritual, Time  ✍ Author: Stella Adler

The individual mirrors in his individuation the preordained social laws of exploitation, however mediated.

Tags: However, Individual  ✍ Author: Theodor Adorno

We already have a professor who's using an online social network of MIT alums to help educate students in programming. Just imagine expanding that in Facebook-fashion to tens or hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Tags: Help, Students  ✍ Author: John Agar

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.

Tags: Few, Opinions  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

When red-haired people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.

Tags: Above, Hair  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

You don't see Indians in Hollywood films around which a story can revolve. As soon as we have a social presence in your society, I am sure there will be many actors from our part of the world that will be acting in Hollywood films.

Tags: Acting, Society  ✍ Author: Amitabh Bachchan

The business that people do in LA on the social level is amazing. You go to a restaurant, bump into this guy or that guy. The next day you get a call, and they want you in their movie.

Tags: Amazing, Business  ✍ Author: Kevin Bacon

If that form of government, that system of social order is not wrong - if those laws of the Southern States, by virtue of which slavery exists there, and is what it is, are not wrong - nothing is wrong.

Tags: Government, Wrong  ✍ Author: Leonard Bacon

Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations.

Tags: Individual, Society  ✍ Author: Mikhail Bakunin

A major one which no one can overlook is technological and based on inventions and discoveries which have altered the whole basis of production and deeply affected social relations.

Tags: Based, Whole  ✍ Author: Emily Greene Balch

In Socrates' thought the two marks of individual self-consciousness appear; it is practical and it is social.

Tags: Individual, Thought  ✍ Author: James Mark Baldwin

I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself... I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.

Tags: Control, Goal  ✍ Author: Roger Nash Baldwin

Directing is physically exciting because there's a ticking clock, you're working with people, it's very social, it's very enjoyable.

Tags: Exciting, Working  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

Whoever removes the Cross and its interpretation by the New Testament from the center, in order to replace it, for example, with the social commitment of Jesus to the oppressed as a new center, no longer stands in continuity with the apostolic faith.

Tags: Faith, Jesus  ✍ Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar

Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

My presence in the social media and on the Internet is much bigger than many of the other candidates, including Mitt Romney. So, when you take the social media and you take the Tea Party citizens movement, you have a combination there that, quite frankly, 10 years ago, I wouldn't have had a chance.

Tags: Chance, Quite  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

In order to fix Social Security, we must restructure it so that we continue to provide for our Nation's seniors that are approaching retirement age, but allow for younger taxpayers to invest a portion of their Social Security taxes in private accounts.

Tags: Age, Nation  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

Americans need accurate information in order to consider Social Security reform. Too bad the media can't be counted upon to provide it.

Tags: Bad, Security  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

Many people believe that introversion is about being antisocial, and that's really a misperception. Because actually it's just that introverts are differently social. So they would prefer to have a glass of wine with a close friend as opposed to going to a loud party full of strangers.

Tags: Friend, Wine  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain
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Shyness is about the fear of social judgments - at a job interview or a party you might be excessively worried about what people think of you. Whereas an introvert might not feel any of those things at all, they simply have the preference to be in a quieter setting.

Tags: Fear, Job  ✍ Author: Jonathan Cain

In cities like New York and Austin, there's much more of a social context for music than in other places.

Tags: Music, York  ✍ Author: John Cale

Shakespeare speaks for the human heart but Dickens speaks for the social man and for injustices.

Tags: Heart, Human  ✍ Author: Simon Callow

So much of literary sci-fi is about creating worlds that are rich and detailed and make sense at a social level. We'll create a world for people and then later present a narrative in that world.

Tags: Rich, Sense  ✍ Author: James Cameron

From the beginning, there have been some religious leaders who greeted the funding of faith-based social services by government with ambivalence.

Tags: Beginning, Government  ✍ Author: Thomas Campion

Every man needs slaves like he needs clean air. To rule is to breathe, is it not? And even the most disenfranchised get to breathe. The lowest on the social scale have their spouses or their children.

Tags: Children, Needs  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

People are going to behave however the social norms permit, and beyond that.

Tags: Beyond, Society  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

Good schools underpin not only our economy, but the social fabric of our lives.

Tags: Good, Lives  ✍ Author: Donald L. Carcieri

Our constituents paid into Social Security, and they want it paid back to them when they retire. Cutting Social Security benefits that Americans have earned should always be a last resort.

Tags: Last, Security  ✍ Author: Dennis Cardoza

Social networking helps reach people easier and quicker.

Tags: Networking, Reach  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

I worry about another leg down in the economies causing social disruption because deleveragings can be very painful - it depends on how they're managed.

Tags: Another, Worry  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

A man is as old as his arteries and his interests. If he permits his economic, religious, or social arteries to harden, or loses interest in whatever concerns mankind... he will need only six feet of earth.

Tags: Old, Whatever  ✍ Author: Josephus Daniels

The mortal enemies of Social Security and Medicare are those who, in contempt of the plain arithmetic, continue to mislead Americans that we should change nothing.

Tags: Change, Security  ✍ Author: Mitch Daniels

I'm suggesting that we abolish the social function of prisons.

Tags: Function, Prisons  ✍ Author: Angela Davis

Power has only one duty - to secure the social welfare of the People.

Tags: Duty, Power  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

The family was not only the social unit, but also the unit of government.

Tags: Family, Government  ✍ Author: Charles Eastman

I think my siblings sometimes have to defend me within their social circles - they are both barristers.

Tags: Both, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

Call it my little gesture toward social conscience, but I like to think I'm teaching a certain number of people to read. Now that sounds pretentious!

Tags: Conscience, Read  ✍ Author: David Eddings

All social workers want is to get everyone involved in a programme. Because a programme provides full employment for three generations of social workers. And they mess up.

Tags: Everyone, Three  ✍ Author: David Eddings

Fandom is about fandom, it's a great big social club.

Tags: Big, Great  ✍ Author: Greg Egan

When playing a role, I would feel more comfortable, as you're given a prescribed way of behaving. So, both Facebook and theatre provide contrived settings that provide the illusion of social interaction.

Tags: Both, Playing  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

According to the Social Security Administration, in 1945, 41.9 workers supported each individual retiree, while today only 3.3 workers support each retiree. This system cannot continue.

Tags: Cannot, Today  ✍ Author: Larry Elder

I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.

Tags: Conviction, Production  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Excessive literary production is a social offense.

Tags: Literary, Production  ✍ Author: George Eliot

Most people don't realize turkeys are friendly, they're social, they're loyal, they have emotions.

Tags: Friendly, Realize  ✍ Author: Shannon Elizabeth

Birth-control is effecting, and promising to effect, many functions in our social life.

Tags: Effect, Life  ✍ Author: Havelock Ellis

The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society.

Tags: Society, Value  ✍ Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson

We on the left who are pro-European and Internationalist wish to unite the peoples under a social model.

Tags: Left, Wish  ✍ Author: Laurent Fabius

This revision of the Constitution will not be perfect. But at least the Constitution will not be inflexible. It will be a step towards the Social Europe which we wish.

Tags: Perfect, Wish  ✍ Author: Laurent Fabius

From a social perspective, I am looking for friends, not acolytes.

Tags: Friends, Looking  ✍ Author: John Fahey

Pop music allows you to be who you are without having to wear a social uniform or to conform, which some people find impossible to do.

Tags: Impossible, Music  ✍ Author: Siobhan Fahey

I would say that, intellectually, Catholicism had no more impact on me than did social theory.

Tags: Impact, Theory  ✍ Author: Paul Farmer

While Social Security faces some long-term challenges, the system is not in crisis.

Tags: Crisis, While  ✍ Author: Chaka Fattah

Without Social Security, poverty rates for African American seniors would more than double.

Tags: American, Poverty  ✍ Author: Chaka Fattah

Currently, more than 4.7 million African Americans receive Social Security benefits, and nearly 8 million people with disabilities depend on Social Security for their daily sustenance.

Tags: Daily, Security  ✍ Author: Chaka Fattah

I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to preserve the Social Security promise that provides secure retirement benefits for all, especially those who are most at risk such as widows, orphans, and people with disabilities when the need arises.

Tags: Both, Work  ✍ Author: Chaka Fattah

Every social injustice is not only cruel, but it is economic waste.

Tags: Economic, Injustice  ✍ Author: William Feather

I once looked over the shoulder of a friend on Facebook and it looked like hieroglyphs to me. There's merit online, of course, but social media gets super freaky. Imagine if three generations from now, people online have forgotten what date or day of the week it is.

Tags: Friend, Once  ✍ Author: Feist

You have to stay updated on trends, social things and pop culture, you need to stay with the times and keep evolving.

Tags: Keep, Times  ✍ Author: Corey Feldman

I was never a very convincing social conservative, and always avoided associating myself with that part of the broader conservative movement.

Tags: Convincing, Movement  ✍ Author: Niall Ferguson

Because of social media, a lot of people think they can be, like, a rapper or a singer or a musician because they can put something on YouTube and it might become a thing because there's - like - YouTube phenomenons and whatnot, you know? It's not like they dedicated years to it or anything. It's annoying.

Tags: Become, Put  ✍ Author: Sky Ferreira

Online I see people committing 'social media suicide' all the time by one of two ways. Firstly by responding to all criticism, meaning you're never going to find time to complete important milestones of your own, and by responding to things that don't warrant a response. This lends more credibility by driving traffic.

Tags: Criticism, Time  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

At its core, I don't view Facebook as a social network. I think it could become the driver's license of the Internet. And beyond that, it can become the pipes and the plumbing upon what most of the Internet is built. I think it's very well positioned.

Tags: Become, View  ✍ Author: Timothy Ferriss

The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system.

Tags: Greed, Problem  ✍ Author: Milton Friedman

Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality.

Tags: Equality, Process  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.

Tags: Ladder, Mask  ✍ Author: Erich Fromm

To be social is to be forgiving.

Tags: Forgiveness, Forgiving  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

If one by one we counted people out For the least sin, it wouldn't take us long To get so we had no one left to live with. For to be social is to be forgiving.

Tags: Left, Sin  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

Taming the financial markets and winning back democratic control over them is the central condition for creating a new social balance in Germany and Europe.

Tags: Control, Winning  ✍ Author: Sigmar Gabriel

We, the Social Democrats, are convinced that capitalism needs to be tamed a second time. The first time we achieved that in Germany for many decades with the social market economy. That is no longer enough. Now we need to do it in Europe and even globally.

Tags: Enough, Time  ✍ Author: Sigmar Gabriel

I'm an eccentric, silly, observational guy, but I'm not gonna frighten off social conservatives.

Tags: Guy, Off  ✍ Author: Jim Gaffigan

Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.

Tags: Ideal, Ought  ✍ Author: Mahatma Gandhi

To combat social awkwardness, I would just act like I couldn't be bothered - that kind of aloof persona or aloof demeanor. It's so off-putting.

Tags: Act, Bothered  ✍ Author: Janeane Garofalo

The New Deal was going to redistribute the national income according to ideals of social and economic justice.

Tags: Economic, Justice  ✍ Author: Brad Garrett

Outsiders tend to be the first to recognize the inadequacies of our social institutions. But, precisely because they are outsiders, they are usually in a poor position to fix them.

Tags: Poor, Position  ✍ Author: Atul Gawande

I feel a social responsibility. We need to open people's eyes. There is a lack of education in Ethiopia.

Tags: Education, Eyes  ✍ Author: John White Geary

I am not a televangelist.

Tags: Issue, Single  ✍ Author: Billy Graham

Even people who feel perfectly comfortable investing in the stock market and owning their own homes often have qualms about individual medical accounts or Social Security private accounts.

Tags: Medical, Often  ✍ Author: Jurgen Habermas

I have this extraordinary curiosity about all subjects of the natural and human world and the interaction between the physical sciences and the social sciences.

Tags: Between, Human  ✍ Author: Ian Hacking

Well, let's go back to the original intent of Social Security. It is an insurance contract.

Tags: Original, Security  ✍ Author: Chuck Hagel

If corporate leaders and their acolytes are not slaves to some meritorious social purpose, they run the risk of being enslaved by their own ignoble appetites.

Tags: Purpose, Risk  ✍ Author: Ayumi Hamasaki

I think there's really strong social stratification in South Asia.

Tags: South, Strong  ✍ Author: Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Soccer isn't very social. Plus, if you don't like someone on the other team, you can do something about it.

Tags: Someone, Team  ✍ Author: Mia Hamm

Golf is social. It brings a lot of people together.

Tags: Golf, Together  ✍ Author: Mia Hamm

If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.

Tags: Dying, Party  ✍ Author: Dag Hammarskjold

There were two auditions for 'The Social Network,' one with Aaron Sorkin and one with David Fincher. I was a nervous wreck. I was like, 'Okay, how do I hold the paper without my hands making it shake?'

Tags: Hands, Making  ✍ Author: Armie Hammer

Of course, I have a different vested interest in the gay community, because I am gay, and I would certainly enjoy the tax advantages that straight people have, and the inheritance advantages, and things like Social Security, but I've always been a civil rights advocate across the board. That's how I was raised.

Tags: Enjoy, Gay  ✍ Author: Janis Ian

The problems of aging present an opportunity to rethink our social and personal lives in order to ensure the dignity and welfare of each individual.

Tags: Personal, Problems  ✍ Author: Daisaku Ikeda

I'm a perfectionist.

Tags: Life, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Natalie Imbruglia

Yes, prudently invested contributions to the Social Security fund may bring greater dividends, but those contributions would also face a greater risk. It would be like gambling. We should not gamble with the investments and the future of the citizens of this land.

Tags: Future, May  ✍ Author: Daniel Inouye

I do feel part of that generation of people who were rather idealistic in the '70s and became disillusioned in the '80s. Not just about social services issues, but the world.

Tags: Generation, Rather  ✍ Author: Kazuo Ishiguro

For these reasons, women tend to rely more heavily on Social Security in their retirement than do men.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Steve Israel

I believe that social security should be a universal retirement guarantee and not means tested.

Tags: Means, Security  ✍ Author: Steve Israel

Since Social Security was established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1935 to ensure economic security for American workers, poverty among American seniors has dramatically declined.

Tags: American, Poverty  ✍ Author: Steve Israel

The President and I agree that Social Security needs to be preserved so that we can ensure that all Americans receive the retirement benefits they've been promised. But we disagree as to how best to fix the system.

Tags: Best, President  ✍ Author: Steve Israel
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