Modern Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old modern quotes, modern sayings, and modern proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The modern period adds social ethics to religions agenda, for we now realize that social structures are not like laws of nature. They are human creations, so we are responsible for them. Huston Smith
In modern business it is not the crook who is to be feared most, it is the honest man who doesn't know what he is doing. William Wordsworth
Modernization means Westernization. Camille Paglia
Rather than trying to reinvent the wheel, build on to that which is already excellent. Auliq Ice
In the modern world, if you want to travel off the beaten path, stay off the beaten media path. Khang Kijarro Nguyen
Modernization, socialization, and progression doesn't alter nor permit discarding the morals and the laws one should abide themselves too. Avra Amar Filion
Being human in our modern civilization is being forced into a boxing ring with Nature. And we're bloodied every time. M. Robin D'Antan
To be healthy in modern society, you must adopt the behaviors of an astronaut! Steven Magee
As countries grapple with modernization, people who are left behind tend to hold firmer and firmer to their view of the evil of modernity. Richard Holbrooke
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect. Oscar Wilde
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
In modern life nothing produces such an effect as a good platitude. It makes the whole world kin. Oscar Wilde
Compulsive modernization is the insatiable desire to change and grow. Samuel Wilson
Nations rise and fall, flourish and decay, by what they believe in and by what their culture stands for. Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
The difficulty for most of us in the modern world is that the old-fashioned idea of God has become incredible or implausible. Alan Watts
The difference between technology and slavery is that slaves are fully aware that they are not free. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
In this modern world it is easy to be complex but difficult to be simple. At least try to keep your mind simple. Debasish Mridha
Modern consumer life is a form of extreme passive violence against all people. Bryant McGill
We must take steps to prevent further nuclear weapons development or modernization. Daisaku Ikeda
The modern human lives in a cesspool of man-made electromagnetic radiation. Steven Magee
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. John Kenneth Galbraith
Modern life is a centrifuge; it throws people in every direction. Paul Murray
You are born modern, you do not become so. Jean Baudrillard
Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale
Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned. Swami Nirmalananda
We are a culture that relies on technology over community, a society in which spoken and written words are cheap, easy to come by, and excessive. Our culture says anything goes; fear of God is almost unheard of. We are slow to listen, quick to speak, and quick to become angry. Francis Chan
The fundamental cause of the trouble is that in the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. Bertrand Russell