Ideology Quotes

What is more frightening than any particular policy or ideology is the widespread habit of disregarding facts

Thomas Sowell

Everything ideological possesses meaning: it represents, depicts, or stands for something lying outside itself. In other words, it is a sign. Without signs there is no ideology.

V. N. Volosinov

It is amazing how many of those who consider themselves "thinking people" respond automatically to words the way Pavlov's dog was conditioned to respond to certain sounds

Thomas Sowell

All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Every ideology is contrary to human psychology.

Albert Camus

Capitalism is a great idea in theory, but in practice it just doesn't work.

Jeremy Hardy

Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists.

Dennis Prager

Art and ideology often interact on each other; but the plain fact is that both spring from a common source. Both draw on human experience to explain mankind to itself; both attempt, in very different ways, to assemble coherence from seemingly unrelated phenomena; both stand guard for us against chaos.

Kenneth Tynan

If you take away ideology, you are left with a case by case ethics which in practice ends up as me first, me only, and in rampant greed.

Richard A. Nelson

It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this.

Alexander Herzen

Now different races and nationalities cherish different ideals of society that stink in each other's nostrils with an offensiveness beyond the power of any but the most monstrous private deed.

Rebecca West

There are no more ideologies in the authentic sense of false consciousness, only advertisements for the world through its duplication and the provocative lie which does not seek belief but commands silence.

Theodor W. Adorno

What persuades men and women to mistake each other from time to time for gods or vermin is ideology. One can understand well enough how human beings may struggle and murder for good material reasons -- reasons connected, for instance, with their physical survival. It is much harder to grasp how they may come to do so in the name of something as apparently abstract as ideas. Yet ideas are what men and women live by, and will occasionally die for.

Terry Eagleton

Whoever today speaks of human existence in terms of power, efficiency, and ''historical tasks'' is an actual or potential assassin.

Albert Camus

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell

Edward Abbey'

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together

Edward Abbey

Whoever today speaks of human existence in terms of power, efficiency, and historical tasks is an actual or potential assassin.

Camus, Albert

Under each formula lies a corpse.

Emil Cioran

The Constitution is the sole source and guaranty of national freedom.

John Calvin Coolidge Jr.

Scepticism is always a back road leading to some credo or other.

Mason Cooley

When obedience is so impious, Revolt is a necessity.

Pierre Corneille

To conquer without risk is to triumph without glory.

Pierre Corneille

The problem with ideology is, if you've got an ideology, you've already got your mind made up. You know all the answers and that makes evidence irrelevant and arguments a waste of time. You tend to govern by assertion and attacks.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

It is an inflexible law that all living things must seek to dominate their environment.

Edmund Cooper

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Updated On : March 31, 2014
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