American Social Contract (The Great Seal)
"A Bird cannot fly with one wing only. Human space flight cannot develop any further without active participation of women... If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can't they fly in space?"
– Valentina Tereshkova
"When intellectual formulations are treated simply by relegating them to the past and permitting the simple passage of time to substitute for development, the suspicion is justified that such formulations have not really been mastered, but rather they are being suppressed."
– Theodor Adorno, quoted in: Michael Bull (2000) Sounding Out the City, p. 1
"Four centuries ago... We shook off our feeling of being lost by taking matters into our own hands, by focusing on conquering the Earth and using its resources to better our situation, and only now, as we approach the end of the millennium can we see what happened. Our focus gradually became a preoccupation. We totally lost ourselves in creating a secular security, an economic security, to replace the spiritual one we had lost. The question of why we were alive, of what was actually going on here spiritually, was slowly pushed aside and repressed altogether"
– James Redfield, "The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure "(1993)
"God Almighty has set before me two great objects: the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners."
– William Wilberforce in: C. MacFarlane & T. Thomson. (1792), "The comprehensive history of England, from the earliest period to the suppression of the Sepoy revolt", page 752.