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Roger Scruton Quotes

Money may not buy happiness, but it's better to cry in a Lamborghini - Funny Quotes
When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew - William Shakespeare Quotes
A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her - Marilyn Monroe Quotes
I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour - Funny Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
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The best evidence of a mind is when you change it  (Roger Scruton Quotes) Modernism in architecture went hand in hand with socialist and fascist projects to rid old Europe of its hierarchical past  (Roger Scruton Quotes) Being unpopular is never easy; but being unpopular in a good cause is a shield against despair  (Roger Scruton Quotes) The consolation of imaginary things is not imaginary consolation  (Roger Scruton Quotes) Concerning no subject would [George Bernard] Shaw be deterred by the minor accident of total ignorance from penning a definitive opinion  (Roger Scruton Quotes) Concerning no subject would [George Bernard] Shaw be deterred by the minor accident of total ignorance from penning a definitive opinion.  (Roger Scruton Quotes) When art becomes merely shock value, our sense of humanity is slowly degraded  (Roger Scruton Quotes) Beauty is vanishing from our world because we live as though it does not matter  (Roger Scruton Quotes) The music takes over the words and makes them speak to me in another language  (Roger Scruton Quotes) When truth cannot make itself known in words, it will make itself known in deeds  (Roger Scruton Quotes) It is not enough to be nice; you have to be good. We are attracted by nice people; but only on the assumption that their niceness is a sign of goodness  (Roger Scruton Quotes) In argument about moral problems, relativism is the first refuge of the scoundrel  (Roger Scruton Quotes) The core of common culture is religion. Tribes survive and flourish because they have gods, who fuse many wills into a single will, and demand and reward the sacrifices on which social life depends  (Roger Scruton Quotes) Music addresses us from beyond the borders of the natural world  (Roger Scruton Quotes) Conservatism is itself a modernism, and in this lies the secret of its success  (Roger Scruton Quotes) Styles may change, details may come and go, but the broad demands of aesthetic judgement are permanent  (Roger Scruton Quotes) Sometimes the intention is to shock us. But what is shocking first time around is boring and vacuous when repeated  (Roger Scruton Quotes) Like adverts, today’s works of art aim to create a brand, even if they have no product to sell except themselves  (Roger Scruton Quotes) In our democratic culture people often think it is threatening to judge another person’s taste. Some are even offended by the suggestion that there is a difference between good and bad taste, or that it matters what you look at or read or listen to  (Roger Scruton Quotes) The problems of philosophy and the systems designed to solve them are formulated in terms which tend to refer, not to the realm of actuality, but to the realms of possibility and necessity: to what might be and what must be, rather than to what is  (Roger Scruton Quotes) Art has the ability to redeem life by finding beauty even in the worst aspect of things  (Roger Scruton Quotes) Wine is not just an object of pleasure, but an object of knowledge; and the pleasure depends on the knowledge  (Roger Scruton Quotes) A civilization is a social entity that manifests religious, political, legal, and customary uniformity over an extended period, and which confers on its members the benefits of socially accumulated knowledge  (Roger Scruton Quotes) The first effect of modernism was to make high culture difficult: to surround beauty with a wall of erudition  (Roger Scruton Quotes) The future of mankind, for the socialist, is simple: pull down the existing order and allow the future to emerge  (Roger Scruton Quotes) O teach virtue we must educate the emotions, and this means learning what to feel in the various circumstances that prompt them  (Roger Scruton Quotes) The sexual parts are not only vivid examples of the body’s dominion; they are also apertures whose damp emissions and ammoniac smells testify to the mysterious putrefaction of the body  (Roger Scruton Quotes) Through the pursuit of beauty we shape the world as a home, and in doing so we both amplify our joys and find consolation for our sorrows  (Roger Scruton Quotes) There is a deep human need for beauty and if you ignore that need in architecture your buildings will not last  (Roger Scruton Quotes) Art and music shine a light of meaning on ordinary life, and through them we are able to confront the things that trouble us and to find consolation and peace in their presence  (Roger Scruton Quotes)
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