Society Quotes

I greet you as the shapers of American society.
Lyndon B. Johnson
A society like ours, which professes no one religion and has allowed all religions to decay, which indulges freedom to the point of license and individualism to the point of anarchy, needs all the support that responsible, cultivated homes can furnish. I hope your generation will provide a firmer shelter for civilized standards.
Alan Simpson

Whatever their other contributions to our society, lawyers could be an important source of protein.
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Men can know more than their ancestors did if they start with a knowledge of what their ancestors had already learned.... That is why a society can be progressive only if it conserves its traditions.
Walter Lippmann
Wystan hugh auden - the class distinctions proper to a democratic...
Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
John Lah

Johann von goethe - no one would talk much in society, if he knew how...
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
John W. Gardne
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
Judith Martin, (Miss Manners)
The conscientious objector is a revoultionary. On deciding to disobey the law he sacrifices his personal interests to the most important cause of working for the betterment of society.
Albert Einstein
We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.
Marilyn Manson
Bias against the Negro is the worst disease from which the society of our nation suffers.
Albert Einstein
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Acceptance of dissent is the fundamental requirement of a free society.
Richard Royste
Let... others call me a hypocrite because I fired a gun in a moment of personal peril. I shall still be for strict gun control. But as long as authorities leave this society awash in drugs and guns, I will protect my family.
Carl T. Rowan, Jr.
Society has traditionally always tried to find scapegoats for its problems. Well, here I am.
Marilyn Manson
The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children and asks that they be prepared... to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society.
Shirley Mount Hufstedle
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. While the first is the condition of a free society, the second means as DeTocqueville describes it, a new form of servitude.
Friedrich August von Hayek
Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers.
Erik Pepke
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
John F Kennedy
We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings.
Jimmy Carte
A student is not a professional athlete. ... He is not a little politician or junior senator looking for angles... an amateur promoter, a glad - Hander, embryo Rotarian, caf - Society leader, quiz kid or man about town. A student is a person who is learning to fulfill his powers and to find ways of using them in the service of mankind.
Harold Taylo
The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.
Cyril Northcote Parkinson
The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
Alexis Carrel
Weather is a great bluffer. I guess the same is true of our human society - - Things can look dark, then a break shows in the clouds, and all is changed.
E. B. White
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Pope John Paul II
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
Brian Tracy
Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure; in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best in the company is the way to grow worse.
Francis Quarles
I believe that individuals can make a difference in society. Since periods of change such as the present one come so rarely in human history, it is up to each of us to make the best use of our time to help create a happier world.
The Dalai Lama, 1992 Speech
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
George Santayana
The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head.
Jean Cocteau, Journey to Freedom (1969)
Any power must be an enemy of mankind which enslaves the individual by terror and force, whether it arises under the Fascist or the Communist flag. All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded to the individual.
Albert Einstein
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Lee Iacocca
Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
Randolph Bourne
When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along.
Carl Sandburg
It is faith among men that holds the moral elements of society together, as it is faith in God that binds the world to his throne.
William M. Evarts
Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.
Martin Luther King, Jr.