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Quotes - Mar, 2001 Issue 

 

Good parents used to introduce their children into the broader culture; now they try to protect their children from the broader culture. Good parents used to instill the values of the broader culture: now they try to teach their children values very different from the ones the world at large teaches.
- Mary Pipher, The Shelter of Each Other
For if a man is going to be overpowered by a man, he must long before be overpowered by things.
- Epictetus, DISCOURSES, Book 3
No fault divorce reinforces a view of marriage as an individualistic arrangement whose sole purpose is to produce happiness. Second, it makes marriage riskier for any spouse who doesn't want a divorce. Finally, no-faulth divorce makes a traditional roles in marriage; such as childbearing and childrearing, riskier.
- Steven Nook, Prof. of Sociology
U. of Virginia op-ed S-R 11/13/99
The thing to be remembered is that this cheapened and multiplied access to amusement is the product of the machine age, intensified by the business tradition which causes provision of means for an enjoyable passing of time to be one of the most profitable of occupations.
- John Dewey
The Public And Its Problems (1927)
Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers
~ Socrates
If the mind were simple enough to understand, we'd be too simple to understand it.
~ Emerson Pugh

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