What is forming?

Famous quotes containing the word forming:

    Opinions are formed in a process of open discussion and public debate, and where no opportunity for the forming of opinions exists, there may be moods—moods of the masses and moods of individuals, the latter no less fickle and unreliable than the former—but no opinion.
    Hannah Arendt (1906–1975)

    Civil government being the sole object of forming societies, its administration must be conducted by common consent.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    As boys without bonds to their fathers grow older and more desperate about their masculinity, they are in danger of forming gangs in which they strut their masculinity for one another, often overdo it, and sometimes turn to displays of fierce, macho bravado and even violence.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)