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One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything.
The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.
Life in the twentieth century is like a parachute jump: you have to get it right the first time.
Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies - utopian images - can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century.
Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.
The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.
W. E. B. Du Bois
The first decade of the twentieth century was not a great time to be born black and poor and female in St. Louis, Missouri, but Vivian Baxter was born black and poor, to black and poor parents. Later she would grow up and be called beautiful. As a grown woman she would be known as the butter-colored lady with the blowback hair.
I think psychology and self-reflection is one of the major catastrophes of the twentieth century.
The trouble with us is that the ghetto of the Middle Ages and the children of the twentieth century have to live under one roof.
I don't know how it could be more stark or clear: this entire society is being dominated by corporate power in a way that may exceed what happened in the late nineteenth century, early twentieth century.
In the twentieth century one of the most personal relationships to have developed is that of the person and the state. It's become a fact of life that governments have become very intimate with people, most always to their detriment.
E. L. Doctorow
Of all the men that have run for president in the twentieth century, only George McGovern truly understood what a monument America could be to the human race.
Hunter S. Thompson
In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead. In the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead.
I think popular music in this country is one of the few things in the twentieth century that have made giant strides in reverse.
The development of quantum mechanics early in the twentieth century obliged physicists to change radically the concepts they used to describe the world.
Twentieth century history of Christianity will name Oral Roberts as the voice that brought the Pentecostal movement to be taken seriously by mainline Christianity.
Robert H. Schuller
If you look back at the history of the twentieth century, Germany alone had practically destroyed Russia several times.
Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
The second half of the twentieth century is a complete flop.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not.
The horror of the Twentieth Century was the size of each new event, and the paucity of its reverberation.
Kingsley Amis was one of a trio of brilliant comic novelists who made English literature sparkle in the twentieth century.
It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology.
Students today are a pretty solemn lot. One of the really notable achievements of the twentieth century has been to make the young old before their time.
On this basis, which was originally financial and goes back to George Peabody, there grew up in the twentieth century a power structure between London and New York which penetrated deeply into university life, the press, and the practice of foreign policy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
George William Curtis
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