Insightful Observations on our Modern World

  • The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity.  But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity. – Alan Gregg
  • The three horrors of modern life – talk without meaning, desire without love, work without satisfaction. – Mignon McLaughlin
  • The secret to living contently and sanely in this modern world is to… find the beautiful in the ugly – but don’t get confused which is which. – Terri Guillemets
  • I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance. – Reuben Blades
  • Nowadays you envy a manic-depressive.  Half the time he’s happy, the other half he’s right. – Robert Brault
  • The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. – Omar Bradley
  • One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.  Soon we’ll need a new definition. – Alvin Toffler
  • Death is losing its terror.  It is the emergency exit for a world that is becoming more frightening death ever was. – Julian Green
  • You can’t make up anything anymore.  The world itself is a satire.  All you’re doing is recording it. – Art Buchwald
  • The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat. – Lily Tomlin
  • Most people are willing to pay more to be amused than to be educated. – Robert C. Savage
  • Most people are awaiting Virtual Reality; I’m awaiting virtuous reality. – Eli Khamarov

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