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Jacques Ellul Quotes

A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her - Marilyn Monroe Quotes
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is - Funny Quotes
I never make the same mistake twice. I make it five or six times, just to be sure - Funny Quotes
If cats could talk, they wouldn't - Cat Quotes
What a beautiful world it would be if people had hearts like dogs - Dog Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you - Love Quotes
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Technique has taken over the whole of civilization. Death, procreation, birth all submit to technical efficiency and systemization  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) No technique is possible when men are free.... Technique requires predictability and, no less, exactness of prediction. It is necessary, then, that technique prevail over the human being.  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) No one knows where we are going, the aim of life has been forgotten, the end has been left behind. Man has set out at tremendous speed- to go nowhere.  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) It is not true that the perfection of police power is the result of the state’s Machiavellianism or of some transitory influence. The whole structure of society of society implies it, of necessity. The more we mobilize the forces of nature, the more must we mobilize men and the more do we require order  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) (Propaganda) proceeds by psychological manipulations, character modifications, by creation of stereotypes useful when the time comes - The two great routes that this sub-propaganda takes are the conditioned reflex and the myth  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) Belief is reassuring. People who live in the world of belief feel safe. On the contrary, faith is forever placing us on the razor’s edge.  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) Hate, hunger, and pride make better levers of propaganda than do love or impartiality  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) Fate operates when people give up  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) Christians should be troublemakers, creators of uncertainty, agents of a dimension incompatible with society  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) Philosophy which asserts that human experience repeats itself is ineffectual  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) The individual who is the servant of technique must be completely unconscious of himself  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of creation. It makes history possible  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) God is not an encyclopedia whose task it is to satisfy our curiosity  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) Propaganda does not aim to elevate man, but to make him serve  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) The aim of modern propaganda is no longer to modify ideas, but to provoke action  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) And an apprenticeship to whatever gadgetry is useful in a technical world  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) Journalistic content is a technical complex expressly intended to adapt man to the machine  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) Prayer holds together the shattered fragments of the creation. It makes history possible  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) The most favorable moment to seize a man and influence him is when he is alone in the mass. It is at this point that propaganda can be most effective  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) When there is propaganda, we are no longer able to evaluate certain questions, or even to discuss them  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) Technical civilization has made a great error in not suppressing death, the only human reality still intact  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) The goal of modern propaganda is no longer to transform opinion but to arouse an active and mythical belief  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) Science brings to the light of day everything man had believed sacred. Technique takes possession of it and enslaves it  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) The machine is a tool. But it is not a neutral tool. We are deeply influenced by the machine while using it  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) No technique is possible when men are free... Technique requires predictability and, no less, exactness of prediction. It is necessary, then, that technique prevail over the human being  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) So I can very well say without hesitation that all those who have political power, even if they use it well have acquired it by demonic mediation and even if they are not conscious of it, they are worshippers of diabolos  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) To the ideal of high consumption and the downgrading of spiritual values corresponds a conception of injustice that centers exclusively on the problem of consumption; and equality in consumption cannot be achieved except by violence  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) There are different forms of anarchy and different currents in it. I must, first say very simply what anarchy I have in view. By anarchy I mean first an absolute rejection of violence  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) Our civilization is first and foremost a civilization of means; in the reality of modern life, the means, it would seem, are more important than the ends  (Jacques Ellul Quotes) The will of the world is always a will to death, a will to suicide. We must not accept this suicide, and we must so act that it cannot take place  (Jacques Ellul Quotes)
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