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Polly Toynbee Quotes

I meant to behave but there were too many other options - Funny Quotes
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you - Love Quotes
You had me at hello - Love Quotes
Having you in my life made everything better - Love Quotes
The darkest nights produce the brightest stars - Motivational Quotes
A year from now you'll wish you started today - Work Quotes
You don't need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely - Love Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
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Nothing keeps people together like the exalted conviction that they alone are to be spared that eternal anguish of hell fire to which everyone else will be condemned.  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) But the single overwhelming reason why jails are bursting is longer sentences given for more crimes  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) Could a government dare to set out with happiness as its goal? Now that there are accepted scientific proofs, it would be easy to audit the progress of national happiness annually, just as we monitor money and GDP  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) Is anyone serious about the politics of happiness? David Cameron dipped a toe in the water, using the word lightly, but denying the hard policies it implies. Labour shies away from it, but should take up the challenge  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) In the polls, over 80% support the right to die and have done for the last 25 years. Even 80% of practising Catholics and Protestants support it, plus 76% of Church Times readers  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) Feminism is the most revolutionary idea there has ever been. Equality for women demands a change in the human psyche, more profound than anything Marx dreamed of. It means valuing parenthood as much as we value banking  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) My mother begged doctors to end her life. She was beyond the physical ability to swallow enough of the weak morphine pills she had around her. When she knew she was dying I promised to make sure she could go at a time of her choosing, but it was impossible. I couldn’t help  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) How do you make any sense of history, art or literature without knowing the stories and iconography of your own culture and all the world’s main religions?  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) It is now possible to quantify people’s levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy.  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) Islam, Christianity and Judaism all define themselves through disgust of women’s bodies  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) But how odd that in this heathen nation of empty pews, where churches’ bare, ruined choirs are converted into luxury loft living, a Labour government - yes, a Labour government - is deliberately creating a huge expansion of faith schools.  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) So what really works? Treatments in jail do some good, but it’s mostly too late: finding a family and a job or just growing older make most prisoners eventually give up crime.  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) Working lives are for the state to influence. Unemployment makes people unhappy. So does instability  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) Thresholds of pain, indignity and incapacity are entirely personal  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) The best care on earth cannot prevent us all dying in the end  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) Openness about death has led to greater care about all aspects of dying  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) Most people come to fear not death itself, but the many terrible ways of dying  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) Happiness is a real, objective phenomenon, scientifically verifiable. That means people and whole societies can now be measured over time and compared accurately with one another. Causes and cures for unhappiness can be quantified  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) Inequality makes everyone unhappy, the poor most of all, and that is well within the remit of the state. More money gives less extra happiness the richer we get, yet we are addicted to earning and spending more every year  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) It is now possible to quantify people’s levels of happiness pretty accurately by asking them, by observation, and by measuring electrical activity in the brain, in degrees from terrible pain to sublime joy  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) People want the right to die at a time of their own choosing. Too many families have watched helplessly as a relative dies slowly, longing for death  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) There is all the difference in the world between teaching children about religion and handing them over to be taught by the religious  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) How do you make any sense of history, art or literature without knowing the stories and iconography of your own culture and all the world’s main religions?  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) My mother begged doctors to end her life. She was beyond the physical ability to swallow enough of the weak morphine pills she had around her. When she knew she was dying I promised to make sure she could go at a time of her choosing, but it was impossible. I couldn’t help  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) So what really works? Treatments in jail do some good, but it’s mostly too late: finding a family and a job or just growing older make most prisoners eventually give up crime  (Polly Toynbee Quotes) But instead of standing up for reason, our government is handing education over to the world of faith  (Polly Toynbee Quotes)