101 "Governments should provide funding for artists so that the arts can flourish and be available to all people."
102 "For better or worse, education is a process that involves revising the ideas, beliefs, and values people held in the past."
103 "The study of history has value only to the extent that it is relevant to our daily lives."
104 "It is primarily through formal education that a culture tries to perpe tuate the ideas it favors and discredit the ideas it fears."
105 "The true strength of a country is best demonstrated by the willingness of its government to tolerate challenges from it s own citizens."
106 "All students should be required to take at least one course in ethics,even if taking the course means a decreased emphasis on academic subjects."
107 "Instant communication systems encourage people to form hasty opinions and give quick replies rather than take the time to develop thoughtful,well-reasoned points of view."
108 "In many countries it is now possible to turn on the television and vie w government at work. Watching these proceedings can help people understand the issues that affect their lives. The more kinds of government proceedings-- trials, debates, meetings, etc -- that are televised, the more society will benefit."
109 "The purpose of many advertisements is to make consumers want to buy a product so that they will be like the person in the ad. This practice is effective because it not only sells products but also helps people feel better about themselves."
110 "When we concern ourselves with the study of history, we become storyte llers. Because we can never know the past directly but must construct it by interpreting evidence, exploring history is more of a creative enterprise than it is an objective pursuit. All historians are storytellers."
111 "The worldwide distribution of television programs and advertisements is seriously diminishing the differences among cultures."
112 "Some educational systems emphasize the development of students capacity for reasoning and logical thinking, but students would benefit more from an education that also taught them to explore their own emotions."
113 "It is primarily through our identification with social groups that we define ourselves."
114 "Humanity has made little real progress over the past century or so. Technological innovations have taken place, but the overall condition of humanity is no better. War, violence, and poverty are still with us. Technology cannot change the condition of humanity."
115 "It is through the use of logic and of precise, careful measurement that we become aware of our progress. Without such tools, we have no reference points to indicate how far we have advanced or retreated."
116 "With the growth of global networks in such areas as economics and communication, there is no doubt that every aspect of society -- including education, politics, the arts, and the sciences -- will benefit greatly from international influences."
117 "The depth of knowledge to be gained from books is richer and broader than what can be learned from direct experience."
118 "In any field of endeavor -- the sciences, the humanities, the social sciences, industry, etc. -- it is not the attainment of a goal that matters, but rather the ideas and discoveries that are encountered on the way to the goal."
119 "When research priorities are being set for science, education, or any other area, the most important question to consider is: How many people s lives will be improved if the results are successful?"
120 "So much is new and complex today that looking back for an understandin g of the past provides little guidance for living in the present."
121 "At various times in the geological past, many species have become extinct as a result of natural, rather than human, processes. Thus, there is no justification for society to make extraordinary efforts, especially at a great cost in money and jobs, to save endangered species."
122 "We owe almost all our knowledge not to people who have agreed, but to people who have disagreed."
123 "It is possible to identify a person s politics within a very short time of meeting him or her. Everything about people -- their clothes, their friends, the way they talk, what they eat -- reflects their political beliefs."
124 "Instant foods, instant communication, faster transportation-all of the se recent developmentsare designed to save time. Ironically, though, instead of making more leisure time available, these developments have contributed to a pace of human affairs that is more rushed and more frantic than ever before."
125 "The past is no predictor of the future."
126 "Society s external rewards are no measure of true success. True succes s can be measured only in relation to the goals one sets for oneself."
127 "Facts are stubborn things. They cannot be altered by our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions."
128 "It is often asserted that the purpose of education is to free the mind and the spirit. In reality, however, formal education tends to restrain our minds and spirits rather than set them free."
129 "Technology is a necessary but not always a positive force in modern life."
130 "How children are socialized today determines the destiny of society. Unfortunately, we have not yet learned how to raise children who can help bring about a better society."
131 "The arts (painting, music, literature, etc.) reveal the otherwise hidden ideas and impulses of a society."
132 "The university community consists of three different worlds -- the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences. Because each world operateson its own assumptions and has its own special habits of thinking, rarely is there meaningful interaction among the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences."
133 "The problems of modern society have led many people to complain: We live in terrible times. Yet, given the choice, no one today would prefer to live in any other time."
134 "Students should be encouraged to realize that mental agility and rheto rical skill must be accompanied by sincerity and the true conviction of their own beliefs."
135 "While most of the environmental problems we face result from the use of technology, society must depend upon technology to find solutions to these problems."
136 "The absence of choice is a circumstance that is very, very rare."
137 "What we call progress is a matter of exchanging one problem for another."
138 "Only through mistakes can there be discovery or progress."
139 "Every new generation needs to redefine right and wrong in its own terms and according to the conditions of its own time."
140 "What society has thought to be its greatest social, political, and individual achievements have often resulted in the greatest discontent."
141 "Most people recognize the benefits of individuality, but the fact is that personal economic success requires conformity."
142 "The well-being of a society is enhanced when many of its people question authority."
143 "Artists should pay little attention to their critics. *Criticism tendsto undermine and constrain the artist s creativity." *those who evaluate works of art, such as novels, films, music, paintings, etc.
143． 藝術家應該對給予他們的批評毫不理會。批評家總是削弱和限制藝術家的創造力 。
144 "It is the artist, not the critic,* who gives society something of lasting value." *a person who evaluates works of art, such as novels, films, music, paintings, etc.
145 "A crucial test of character is whether one is able to adapt to changing social conventions without sacrificing one s principles."
146 "People who are the most deeply committed to an idea or policy are the most critical of it."
147 "Tradition and modernization are incompatible. One must choose between them."
148 "Many people admire idealism, but it usually leads to disappointment or trouble."
149 "The most practical and effective way to protect wilderness areas is to attract more tourists to these areas through environmentally sensitive projects."
150 "Because of television and worldwide computer connections, people can now become familiar with a great many places that they have never visited. As a result, tourism will soon become obsolete."
151 "High-speed electronic communications media, such as electronic mail an d television, tend to prevent meaningful and thoughtful communication."
152 "The only responsibility of corporate executives, provided they stay within the law, is to make as much money as possible for their companies."
153 "Students should bring a certain skepticism to whatever they study. They should question what they are taught instead of accepting it passively."
154 "Both parents and communities must be involved in the local schools. Education is too important to leave solely to a group of professional educators."
155 "Contemporary society offers so many waysof learning that reading books is no longer very important."
156 "Choice is an illusion. In reality, our lives are controlled by the society in which we live."
157 "There is no such thing as purely objective observation. All observation is subjective; it is always guided by the observer s expectations or desires."
158 The arts (music, dance, visual arts, etc.) are vitally important to students education and should therefore receive as much emphasis as mathematics, science, reading and other mainstream subjects."
159 "The human mind will always be superior to machines because machines are only tools of human minds."
160 "The most essential quality of an effective leader is the ability to remain consistently committed to particular principles and objectives. Any leader who is quickly and easily influenced by shifts in popular opinion will accomplish little."
161 "In this age of intensive media coverage, it is no longer possible for a society to regard any woman or man as a hero. The reputation of anyone who is subjected to media scrutiny will eventually be diminished."
162 "One often hears about the need for individuals to take responsibility for their own lives. However, the conditions in which people find themselves have been largely established long before people become aware of them. Thus, the concept of personal responsibility is much more complicated and unrealistic than is often assumed."
163 "Most people live, whether physically or morally, in a very restricted circle. They make use of a verylimited portion of the resources available to them until they face a great problem or crisis."
164 "Sometimes imagination is a more valuable asset than experience. People who lack experience are free to imagine what is possible and thus can appro ach a task without constraints of established habits and attitudes."
165 "In any given field, the leading voices come from people who are motiva ted not by conviction but by the desire to present opinions and ideas that differ from those held by the majority."
166 "Over the past century, the most significant contribution of technology has been to make people s lives more comfortable."
167 "It is impossible for an effective political leader to tell the truth a ll the time. Complete honesty is not a useful virtue for a politician."
168 "Critical judgment of work in any given field has little value unless it comes from someone who is an expert in that field."
169 "Those who treat politics and morality as though they were separate realms fail to understand either the one or the other."
170 "The surest indicator of a great nation is not the achievements of its rulers, artists, or scientists, but the general welfare of all its people."
171 "People who pursue their own intellectual interests for purely personal reasons are more likely to benefit the rest of the world than are people who try to act for the public good."
172 "Important truths begin as outrageous, or at least uncomfortable, attacks upon the accepted wisdom of the timelimited portion of the resources available to them until they face a great problem or crisis."