Society never advances.

“Society never advances. It recedes as fast on one side as it gains on the other. It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is Christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration.”
from ‘Self-Reliance’ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“사회는 결코 진보하지 않는다. 다른 한 편에서 하나를 얻으면 그만큼 빨리 무언가는 퇴보한다. 사회는 계속해서 변화한다. 야만적이었다가, 문명화되었다가, 종교적이었다가, 과학적인 세상이 된다.”
<세상의 중심에서 나를 외치다> 중, 랄프 왈도 에머슨

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