Society Quotes

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
Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society violence punctuated by committee meetings.
George Will
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
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
Bertrand de jouvenal - a society of sheep must in time beget a...
Individual commitment to a group effort - That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi
John f kennedy - if a free society cannot help the many who are...
The individual is the central, rarest, most precious capital resource of our society.
Peter Drucke
To those who charge that liberalism has been tried and found wanting, I answer that the failure is not in the idea, but in the course of recent history. The New Deal was ended by World War II. The New Frontier was closed by Berlin and Cuba almost before it was opened. And the Great Society lost its greatness in the jungles of Indochina.
George Stanley McGovern
It meant that New York philanthropists, New York society, would now rediscover the library. ... that learning, books, education have glamour, that self - Improvement has glamour, that hope has glamour.
Vartan Gregorian
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackery
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
Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it.
Howard Mumford Jones
Randolph bourne - society is one vast conspiracy for carving one...
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
George Santayana
What torture, this life in society! Often someone is obliging enough to offer me a light, and in order to oblige him I have to fish a cigarette out of my pocket.
Karl Kraus
I love tranquil solitude And such society As is quiet, wise, and good.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Doctors are not servants of their patients, they are traders like everyone else in a free society and they should bear that title proudly considering the crucial importance of the services they offer.
Ayn Rand
Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection.
Sir Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning, 1605
In the state of nature... all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law.
Charles de Montesquieu
The society of women is the element of good manners.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive.
Irv Kupcinet
If people become ecstatic the whole society will have to change, because this society is based on misery. If people are blissful you cannot lead them to war - - To Vietnam, or to Egypt, or to Israel. No. Someone who is blissful will just laugh and say: This is nonsense!
Osho, My Way: The Way of The White Clouds
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
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
Bias against the Negro is the worst disease from which the society of our nation suffers.
Albert Einstein
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
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.
It is essential to know that to be a happy person, a happy family, a happy society, it is very crucial to have a good heart, that is very crucial. World peach must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion.
Dalai Lama, (in exile) Associated Press, 5/14/01
Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society.
Lyndon B. Johnson
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)
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
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
Sir Thomas Browne
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to opress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass, Speech, April 1886
In a free society no one can win all the time. No one can have his way all the time and no one is right all the time.
Richard M. Nixon
A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.
Greek prove
There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind.
A Bartlett Giamatti
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
Greek Prove
The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.
A. J. Liebling
A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson