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Theodor W. Adorno

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Biography - Theodor W. Adorno:

German philosopher, sociologist, psychologist and composer.
Born: 1903 - Died: 1969
Period:
20th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest.




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Interest speaks all sorts of tongues and plays all sorts of characters; even that of disinterestedness.
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All men are liable to error and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.
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Reason does not know the interests of the heart.
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Though men be much governed by interest; yet even interest itself, and all human affairs, are entirely governed by opinion.
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Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
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To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.
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Let the other side be heard as well.
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.
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Article V – The law has the right to forbid only actions harmful to society. Anything which is not forbidden by the law cannot be impeded, and no one can be constrained to do what it does not order.
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Article XV – The society has the right of requesting account from any public agent of its administration.
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Article XVI – Any society in which the guarantee of rights is not assured, nor the separation of powers determined, has no Constitution.
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Theodor W. Adorno also said...


Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
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Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
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No improvement is too small or trivial to be worthwhile.
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Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.
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Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.
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