October 29, 2009

“A House Divided”


“Every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”
       Quoted in the Bible, Matthew 12:25
       The inspiration for Abraham Lincoln’s famous quote


“A horse divided against itself cannot stand.” 
       A “student blooper” 
       Quoted by Richard Lederer in The Bride of Anguished English  


“A cultural system divided against itself cannot behave in a rational manner.”
       Leslie Alvin White (1900-1975)
       American anthropologist
       Comment in 1975, quoted by Jack P. Gibbs in Control: Sociology’s Central Notion


“You see, right now I have Relationship George. But there is also Independent George...If Relationship George walks through this door, he will kill Independent George. A George divided against itself cannot stand!”
        George Costanza (actor Jason Alexander)
        In the “Pool Guy” episode of Seinfeld (Season 7, Episode 8, 1995)

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