Modern Life Quotes

Most popular modern life quotes

It is the age of "weak thought."
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

Internet common sense

Curiously, we have more information than ever, and yet we don't know what's going on.
Anxiety seems to be the dominant fact—and is threatening to become the dominant cliché—of modern life.
— Time Magazine

anxiety

Here lies, extinguished in his prime,
a victim of modernity:
but yesterday he hadn't the time --
and now he has eternity.
Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.

family

Actually, there are countless ways to live upon this tremorous sphere in mirth and good health, and probably only one way – the industrial, urbanized, herding way – to live here stupidly, and man has hit upon that one way.

environment

Today's world is one in which the age-old risks of humankind—the drought, floods, communicable diseases—are less of a problem than ever before. They have been replaced by risks of humanity's own making—the unintended side-effects of beneficial technologies and the intended effects of the technologies of war. Society must hope that the world's ability to assess and manage risks will keep pace with its ability to create them.

technology environment