The marriage of a man and woman is the most enduring human institution, honored in all cultures and by every religious faith. It's in this institution that children are meant to be nurtured. We know this after thousands of years of human experience.
Humanity has been institutionalized and we are all the products of commercial and institutional life. We are now born in institutions called hospitals. We are raised in institutions called schools. We are trained for institutional corporate life in institutions called universities. We serve in institutions called corporations. We exist under the master institutions of military and government. We die in institutions called hospitals or nursing homes. From birth to the grave, mankind is an institutional creature.
Our allegiance to morality should always advocate on behalf of peace, and serve a vision of a future in which the institutions of war are obsolete.
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.
Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?
I conclude that it is a fundamental mistake to think that salvation, justice, or virtue come through merely human institutions.
Morality is a leadership quality which cannot be mechanized, mass-produced and marshaled at will by any institution.
By disobeying immoral orders, that individual preserves the institution's highest rank - dignity.
Government is the only institution that can take a valuable commodity like paper, and make it worthless by applying ink.
Labor is the instituted means for the methodical development of all our powers under the direction and control of the will.
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
Modern medicine is a negation of health.
It isn't organized to serve human health, but only itself, as an institution. It makes more people sick than it heals.
It was not reason that besieged Troy;
it was not reason that sent forth the Saracen from the desert to conquer the world; that inspired the crusades; that instituted the monastic orders; it was not reason that produced the Jesuits; above all, it was not reason that created the French Revolution. Man is only great when he acts from the passions; never irresistible but when he appeals to the imagination.
We may not agree with what religions are trying to teach us, but we can admire the institutional way in which they're doing it.
A conservative is a man who will not look at the new moon out of respect for that "ancient institution" the old one.
What I've always said is that I'm opposed to institutional racism, and I would've, had I've been alive at the time, I think, had the courage to march with Martin Luther King to overturn institutional racism, and I see no place in our society for institutional racism.