Society Quotes

Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence and a belief in our right and our responsibility to be equal members of society.
Janet Jackson
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
Jessamyn West

Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Krishnamurti
Dalai lama, (in exile) associated press, 5/14/01 - it is essential to know that to be a happy...
America is just the country that shows how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.
Peter Kropotkin

William makepeace thackery - good humor is one of the best articles of dress...
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
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
A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.
Greek prove
Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
George Orwell
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
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
Aristotle, Politics
Georges bernanos,
Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society violence punctuated by committee meetings.
George Will
The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.
A. J. Liebling
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
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, The Method of Nature (1841)
Say nothing of my religion. It is known to God and myself alone. Its evidence before the world is to be sought in my life: if it has been honest and dutiful to society the religion which has regulated it cannot be a bad one.
Thomas Jefferson
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
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
Vince Lombardi
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
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
Adam Smith
Between two groups of men that want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds I see no remedy except force... It seems to me that every society rests on the death of men.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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
Educate your children to self - Control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society.
Benjamin Franklin
If I were to select a jack - Booted group of fascists who are perhaps as large a danger to American society as I could pick today, I would pick BATF.
John Dingell
The measure of a society is found in how they treat their weakest and most helpless citizens. As Americans, we are blessed with circumstances that protect our human rights and our religious freedom, but for many people around the world, deprivation and persecution have become a way of life.
Jimmy Carte
Children who know how to think for themselves spoil the harmony of the collective society which is coming where everyone is interdependent.
John Dewey
When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
Geoffrey F. Abert
Society has traditionally always tried to find scapegoats for its problems. Well, here I am.
Marilyn Manson
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
Living up to basic ethical standards in the classroom - Discipline, tolerance, honesty - Is one of the most important ways children learn how to function in society at large.
Eloise Salholz
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
Sir Thomas Browne
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
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
We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people, we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way, not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other.
Lewis Thomas, The Medusa and the Snail (1979)
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
My purpose in life does not include a hankering to charm society.
James Dean
Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi