"When liberals finally grasped the strength of popular feeling about the family, they cried to appropriate the rhetoric and symbolism of family values for their own purposes."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Christopher Lasch on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Christopher Lasch on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Christopher Lasch on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Christopher Lasch on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Christopher Lasch on Ernest Hemingway
"Every age develops its own peculiar forms of pathology, which express in exaggerated form its underlying character structure."
"Environmentalism opposes reckless innovation and makes conservation the central order of business."
"We are all revolutionaries now, addicts of change."
"In our society, daily experience teaches the individual to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs."
"The attempt to redefine the family as a purely voluntary arrangement grows out of the modern delusion that people can keep all their options open all the time."