Society Quotes

To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Thirty - Five is a very attractive age. London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty - Five for years.
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, Act 3

We live in a vastly complex society which has been able to provide us with a multitude of material things, and this is good, but people are beginning to suspect we have paid a high spiritual price for our plenty.
Euell Gibbons
Do not be so quick to judge or label, for one day the objects of ridicule may become what they are ever so used to being seen as. And when this happens it is too late, another soul has fallen to the cruel persecution of todays society and become what they are seen as instead of who they really are. A person, just like everyone else.
Unknown
Rule of life - it is certain that either wise bearing or...
Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
George Orwell

George stanley mcgovern - to those who charge that liberalism has been...
The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it.
John Updike
Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming where everyone is interdependent.
John Dewey
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
A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange... Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.
Aristotle, Politics
Everyone who receives the protection of society owes a return for the benefit.
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
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)
Randolph bourne - society is one vast conspiracy for carving one...
There are very few women in society whose virtue outlasts their beauty.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Reflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales
Some people surrender their freedom willingly but others are forced to surrender it. Imprisonment begins with birth. Society, parents they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you were born with. There are subtle ways to punish a person for daring to feel. You see that everyone around you has destroyed his true feeling nature. You imitate what you see.
Jim Morrison
Though there are very many nations all over the earth, ... there are no more than two kinds of human society, which we may justly call two cities, ... one consisting of those who live according to man, the other of those who live according to God.... To the City of Man belong the enemies of God, ... so inflamed with hatred against the City of God.
Saint Augustine
Society produces rogues, and education makes one rogue cleverer than another.
Oscar Wilde
It is the first step of wisdom to recognize that the major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the society in which they occur.
George Whitehead
If a society is to preserve stability and a degree of continuity, it must learn how to keep its adolescents from imposing their tastes, values, and fantasies on everyday life.
Eric Hoffe
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
I have no mercy or compassion for a society that crushes people, and then penalizes them for not being able to stand up under the weight.
Malcom X, My counselor, Mrs. Ross
There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.
Robertson Davies
Accustomed to the veneer of noise, to the shibboleths of promotion, public relations, and market research, society is suspicious of those who value silence.
John Lah
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
A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by a common hatred of its neighbors.
Dean Inge
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
Greek Prove
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
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
W. H. Auden
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackery
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Robert A. Heinlein
In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
Marya Mannes
Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.
Edmund Burke
A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
A Bartlett Giamatti
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
We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. ... We have truly entered the century of the educated man.
Lyndon B. Johnson
A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.
Greek prove
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
Order is not pressure which is imposed on society from without, but an equilibrium which is set up from within.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
Henry Van Dyke