The most significant event of the 20th century will be the fact that the North Americans speak English.— Otto von Bismarck
Delicious 20th Century quotations
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the 20th century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press.
Vatican II was a force that seized the mind of the Roman Catholic Church and carried it across centuries from the 13th to the 20th.
The 20th century gave rise to one of the greatest and most distressing paradoxes of human history: that the greatest intolerance and violence of that century were practiced by those who believed that religion caused intolerance and violence.
Ragtime was a fanfare for the 20th century.
Since the turn of the 20th century, members of the Jewish community in Upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia have been meeting together to celebrate and worship.
The bulldozer and not the atomic bomb may turn out to be the most destructive invention of the 20th century.
A theme that appears repeatedly in the writings of the social critics of the second half of the 20th century is the sense of purposelessness that afflicts many people in modern society.
The experience of Somalia shows that famine in the late 20th century is not a consequence of a shortage of food. On the contrary, famines are spurred on as result of a global oversupply of grain staples.
Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.
I still believe nonfiction is the most important literature to come out of the second half of the 20th century.
Advertising has done more to cause the social unrest of the 20th century than any other single factor.
As for the forces, electromagnetism and gravity we experience in everyday life.
But the weak and strong forces are beyond our ordinary experience. So in physics, lots of the basic building blocks take 20th- or perhaps 21st-century equipment to explore.
We are an age without leaders. We stopped having leaders at the end of the 20th century
Solidarity was the best thing which happened in the 20th century.
The Republican Party is becoming less and less like a traditional political party in a representative democracy and becoming more like an apocalyptic cult, or one of the intensely ideological authoritarian parties of 20th century Europe.
In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
Motion pictures are the art form of the 20th century, and one of the reasons is the fact that films are a slightly corrupted artform. They fit this century - they combine Art and business!
If I were called upon to identify briefly the principal trait of the entire 20th century... I would be unable to find anything more precise and pithy than to repeat once again: Men have forgotten God.
Taking photographs is generally an act of 'looking at the object, whereas 'being seen' or 'showing' is what is most interest to one who does a self-portrait...self-portraits deny not only photography itself but the 20th century as an era as well...an inevitable phenomenon at the end of the 20th century.
Xenophobia looks like becoming the mass ideology of the 20th-century fin-de-siecle.
In the same way that slavery was a moral challenge for the 19th century and totalitarianism was a challenge for the 20th century, the challenge that women and girls face around the world is the moral challenge of our time.
Everything is becoming science fiction.
From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
I loathe nationalism. It is a form of tribalism--the idolatry of the 20th century.
We've got 21st century technology and speed colliding head-on with 20th and 19th century institutions, rules and cultures.
More harm was done in the 20th century by faceless bureaucrats than tyrant dictators.
If the history of the 20th Century proved anything, it proved that however bad things were, human ingenuity could usually find a way to make them worse.
I think that if a person doesn't feel cynical then they're out of phase with the 20th century. Being cynical is the only way to deal with modern civilization - you can't just swallow it whole.
Emotions are the key to many aspects of life.
They are precisely the elements that make human beings human. I think the fact that emotions have been reduced and put off to the side in intellectual work, particularly in the 20th Century, is tragic.
I take drugs just because in the 20th century in a technological age living in the city there are certain drugs you have to take just to keep yourself normal like a caveman. Just to bring yourself up or down, but to attain equilibrium you need to take certain drugs. They don't getcha high even, they just getcha normal.
The late 20th century sea level rise rate lacks any sign of acceleration.
Satellite altimetry indicates virtually no changes in the last decade.
I have made my living bearing witness to some of the most horrific events of the end of our century, at the end of the 20th century.
By the end of the 20th century, "liberals" had again discredited themselves, to the point where they went back to calling themselves "progressives" to escape their past, much as people do when they declare bankruptcy.
Young people and Indian people need to know that we existed in the 20th Century.
We need to know who our heroes are and to know what we have done and accomplished in this century other than what Olympic athletes Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills have done.
Shipping magnate of the 20th century If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.