"Even if one is interested only in one's own society, which is one's prerogative, one can understand that society much better by comparing it with others."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Peter L. Berger on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Peter L. Berger on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Peter L. Berger on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Peter L. Berger on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Peter L. Berger on Mahatma Gandhi
"Let me say again that the relationship is asymmetrical: there's no democracy without a market economy, but you can have a market economy without democracy."
"Our institute's agenda is relatively simple. We study the relationship between social-economic change and culture. By culture we mean beliefs, values and lifestyles. We cover a broad range of issues, and we work very internationally."
"But we don't have an example of a democratic society existing in a socialist economy - which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world."