The Best Modern Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 69 The Best Modern Quotes

#1. The best way to measure the loss of intellectual sophistication - this "nerdification," to put it bluntly - is in the growing disappearance of sarcasm, as mechanic minds take insults a bit too literally. - Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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#2. Like many of the people quoted on this dust-cover, I have not read Carl King's book. I am confident, however, that my review still applies: So, You're a Creative Genius is the best book available on modern cartography. - Author: Heather Anne Campbell
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#3. Early to bed and early to rise, and you'll meet very few of the best people. - Author: George Ade
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#4. Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact. - Author: Naomi Wolf
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#5. Many modern Christians will take the best programs from every church while committing to no church. They even have a name for it: church shopping. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#6. The struggle to make an absolute statement in an individually conceived vocabulary accounts for the profound tensions inherent in the best modern work. - Author: Harold Rosenberg
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#7. The picture has no religion, no caste, no name,
And the best part about it is that the picture stays the same. - Author: Adhish Mazumder
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#8. I am grieved for my children - and boy's in particular - that this modern age is emasculating men under the guise of "the best interest of the children". - Author: H. Kirk Rainer
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#9. These weren't cheap modern books; these were books bound in leather, and not just leather, but leather from clever cows who had given their lives for literature after a happy existence in the very best pastures. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#10. The wise woman patterns her life on the theory and practice of modern banking. She never gives her love, but only lends it on the best security and at the highest rate of interest. - Author: Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec
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#11. As a confirmed melancholic, I can testify that the best and maybe only antidote for melancholia is action. However, like most melancholics, I suffer also from sloth. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#12. Henry Blodget does occasionally have a new idea. If you're making a point about aggregation or the emptiness of modern journalism, he's far from the best target. Try Huffpo - or Gawker writers whose souls have been corroded by irony. - Author: Nick Denton
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#13. We are off! And do we know it, not just because the world is yelling "Lift-off" in our ears, but because the seats of our pants tell us so! Trust your instruments, not your body, the modern pilot is always told, but this beast is best felt. Shake, rattle and roll! - Author: Michael Collins
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#14. If the Olympic Games ever served a true altruistic purpose, they have long since outlived it. Yeah, the pursuit of athletic excellence, sportsmanship and international goodwill is plenty noble. But the modern Olympics are at best a vehicle for agitprop; at worst, a scandal magnet. - Author: John Ridley
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#15. In fact, I argue that the future of advertising, whatever the technology, will be to associate each brand with one word. This is one word equity. It's the modern equivalent of having the best site on the high street, except the location is in the mind. - Author: Maurice Saatchi
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#16. I think the character of Superman may be the greatest fictional creation of modern times, and working on the book is for me a sacred trust. I'm just doing my best not to disappoint! - Author: Chris Roberson
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#17. If you cannot do it to the best of your ability, don't do it at all... - Author: Donna Mae Smith
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#18. The party at its best has always been a modern party. - Author: Francis Maude
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#19. Modern armies are obsessed with the military learning cycle, of learning from past 'best practice' and mistakes. The problem is which part of the past provides the lessons. - Author: Michael Burleigh
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#20. Never neglect an opportunity to play leap-frog; it is the best of all games, and, unlike the terribly serious and conscientious pastimes of modern youth, will never become professionalized. - Author: Hesketh Pearson
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#21. Every family is different. I am mom and I am dad and I'm going to do my best. You should be proud, walk through life saying I have the coolest family. I am part of a modern family. - Author: Ricky Martin
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#22. The best of modern therapy is much like a process of shared meditation, where therapist and client sit together, learning to pay close attention to those aspects and dimensions of the self that the client may be unable to touch on his or her own. - Author: Jack Kornfield
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#23. Modern Anarcho-Syndicalism is a direct continuation of those social aspirations which took shape in the bosom of the First International and which were best understood and most strongly held by the libertarian wing of the great workers' alliance. - Author: Rudolf Rocker
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#24. The life-fate of the modern individual depends not only upon the family into which he was born or which he enters by marriage, but increasingly upon the corporation in which he spends the most alert hours of his best years. - Author: C. Wright Mills
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#25. The truth is that most of our modern values are antithetical to the specific teachings of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. And where we do find these values expressed in our holy books, they are almost never best expressed there. - Author: Sam Harris
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#26. The American Dream has become a death sentence of drudgery, consumerism, and fatalism: a garage sale where the best of the human spirit is bartered away for comfort, obedience and trinkets. It's unequivocally absurd. - Author: Zoltan Istvan
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#27. What is the pattern of worship that best conveys the richness of divine grace, faithfully interprets the gospel in our modern world and helpfully consolidates the body of Christ? - Author: Geoffrey W Bromiley
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#28. Any dictatorship would be better than modern democracy. There cannot be so incompetent a dictator, that he would show more stupidity than a majority of the people. Best dictatorship would be one where lots of heads would roll and government would prevent any economical growth. - Author: Pentti Linkola
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#29. Hirota feels strongly drawn toward nature and the natural, is hyper-sensitive to the artificial - particularly that most cramped and constraining man-made creation, society - and does his best to avoid it. - Author: Soseki Natsume
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#30. The best thing about modern living is anaesthesia. - Author: Meg Ryan
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#31. For if the modern mind is whimsical and discursive, the classical mind is narrow, unhesitating, relentless. It is not a quality of intelligence that one encounters frequently these days. But though I can digress with the best of them, I am nothing in my soul if not obsessive. - Author: Donna Tartt
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#32. The Civil Service is a vital economic asset to the UK - firstly, in the way it creates a framework for excellence in service delivery and secondly, in how it helps organise the best way to deliver modern public services on which both businesses and individuals depend. - Author: John Hutton
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#33. probably the best-known tenet of modern moral philosophy: the doctrine that there is an unbridgeable gulf between facts and values, between descriptions of what is and prescriptions of what ought to be. - Author: Peter Singer
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#34. Perhaps the best known, and certainly the most vaunted, "discovery" of modern public opinion research is the indifference and ignorance of a majority of the electorate in western democracies. - Author: Moses Finley
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#35. Love in modern times has been the tailor's best friend. Every suitor of the nineteenth century spends more than his spare cash on personal adornment. A faultless fit, a glistening hat, tight gloves, and tighter boots proclaim the imminent peril of his position. - Author: George Augustus Henry Sala
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#36. Women-in-jeopardy movies are, in essence, the updated versions of men dying to save the princess from the dragon to earn her love. They are modern-day training films for teaching women to select the best protectors while weeding out the rest. - Author: Warren Farrell
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#37. Capital punishment is against the best judgment of modern criminology and, above all, against the highest expression of love in the nature of God. - Author: Martin Luther King Jr.
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#38. My rugrats give me gifts that say "#1 Mom" on them and I'm like, bwhahahahaha, joke's on you, I'm more like the #1,297,279 Mom. But they truly think I'm the best mom on earth. And that's all that matters. - Author: Karen Alpert
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#39. I would like Albert Brooks to have received the Oscars for best actor, best director and best screenplay for 'Modern Romance.' I love that movie. - Author: Andy Kindler
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#40. We are no petty people. We are one of the great stocks of Burke; we are the people of Swift, the people of Emmet, the people of Parnell. We have created most of the modern literature of this country. We have created the best of its political intelligence. - Author: William Butler Yeats
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#41. The only book by a modern president that bears serious comparison with Obama's 'Dreams From My Father' is Jimmy Carter's short campaign autobiography, 'Why Not the Best?,' published in 1975. - Author: Jonathan Raban
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#42. I think some of the best modern writing comes now from travellers. - Author: Michael Palin
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#43. My best efforts were some modern things that looked like very lousy Matisses. Thank God I had the sense to realize they were lousy, and leave Paris. - Author: Norman Rockwell
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#44. Charles McCarry is the best modern writer on the subject of intrigue - by the breadth of Alan Furst, by the fathom of Eric Ambler, by any measure. - Author: P. J. O'Rourke
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#45. At the age of 12 I won the school prize for Best English Essay. The prize was a copy of Somerset Maugham's 'Introduction To Modern English And American Literature.' To this day I keep it on the shelf between my collection of Forester's works and the little urn that contains my mother's ashes. - Author: Wilbur Smith
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#46. An interviewer asked me what book I thought best represented the modern American woman. All I could think of to answer was: Madame Bovary. - Author: Joseph McCarthy
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#47. Some ruins of ancient times are much more beautiful than the best buildings of modern eras! - Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
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#48. The best of all medicines is resting and fasting - Author: Benjamin Franklin
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#49. I wish I could have a recurring role on 'Modern Family'. I think 'Modern Family' is the best comedy on television. It's extremely well written, extremely well acted and directed. - Author: Patti LuPone
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#50. He philosophy of Islam will be shown in terms of the modern philosophy, and if there are imperfections in the old ideas then they shall be removed. My task is merely constructive, and in this construction I shall take into consideration the best traditions of Islamic philosophy. - Author: Muhammad Iqbal
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#51. I want my children to be proud of their father and to say, 'My father is the best dad in the world.' And I want them to belong to a modern family, and live a path of happiness and calm. - Author: Ricky Martin
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#52. The edge in modern painting is charged with neurosis; it meets a world that no longer confirms it but which is hostile or at best indifferent. - Author: Andrew Graham-Dixon
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#53. Of course the modern detective story puts off its best tricks till the last, but Doyle always put his best tricks first and that's why they're still the best ones. - Author: Rex Stout
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#54. The right to demand the best and refuse the worst and do so not by virtue of your wealth, but your equal status as citizen, thats precisely what the modern Labour Party should stand for - Author: Tony Blair
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#55. The best historical stories capture the modern imagination because they are, in many senses, still current - part of a continuum. - Author: Sara Sheridan
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#56. The poorest parts of the world are by and large the places in which one can best view the worst of medicine and not because doctors in these countries have different ideas about what constitutes modern medicine. It's the system and its limitations that are to blame. - Author: Paul Farmer
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#57. The Abbe Paul looked at Agnes rather as Alain had, with respect. 'How sensible. People are desperate to probe mysteries which for the most part are best left unprobed. It is the modern curse: this demented drive to explain every blessed thing. Not everything can be explained. Nor should be, I think. - Author: Salley Vickers
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#58. That big hit 'Get Lucky' is a disco song - not only the melody and the whole concept, but we had one of the great disco guys and one of the best guitarists ever, Nile Rodgers, to play on it. So that's great disco, but a modern disco, because it has great vocoders and synthesizers. - Author: Giorgio Moroder
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#59. The best, most successful managers in the modern era are those who can keep a player happy even if he is not in the team. Given the size of the squads and the use of rotation nowadays, that's tougher than it's ever been. - Author: Gary Lineker
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#60. I believe I've got the best of both worlds - a modern man with old fashioned values. I'm happy to be a house husband but won't let my wife carry her own bag. - Author: Ian Watson
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#61. New Zealand are the best team in the world - the execution and accuracy of their skills were a lesson in modern rugby. - Author: Josh Lewsey
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#62. the best of Cervantes is untranslatable, and this undeniable fact is in itself an incentive [for one and all] to learn Spanish. - Author: Aubrey F.G. Bell
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#63. I had a growing feeling that most of the best art of the world in painting and sculpture had been done, and that this newest form [photography] was more related to the progress and tempo of modern science of the eye. - Author: Paul Outerbridge
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#64. The best one can say of modern creative art is that it is just a little less vulgar than reality. - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#65. No matter how much restriction civilization imposes on the individual, he nevertheless finds some way to circumvent it. Wit is the best safety valve modern man has evolved; the more civilization, the more repression, the more need there is for wit.. - Author: Sigmund Freud
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#66. The fundamentalists are insistent that they know best. It's a dictatorial attitude towards personal morality, which is a modern creation that came about in the 19th century. - Author: Steve Coogan
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#67. Keeping it all together as a modern woman means multitasking, especially when you work. I think you always need to try your best, but at the same time you can only do what you can do, and you don't need to beat yourself up about it. I'm not white-picket-fence perfect. - Author: Heidi Klum
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#68. If there was a volcano under their feet, a Vesuvius that could erupt and bury this modern-day Pompeii at any moment, the best thing to do was dance on it. - Author: Deborah Davis
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#69. Modern psychology teaches that experience is not merely the best teacher, but the only possible teacher.. There is no war between theory and practice. The most valuable experience demands both, and the theory should supplement the practice and not precede it. - Author: Charles Kettering
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