Society Quotes

DISCLAIMER: A society where such disclaimers are needed is saddening.
Unknown
Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it.
Howard Mumford Jones

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
Any activity that adversely affects society is immoral.
B. J. Gupta
Richard m. nixon - in a free society no one can win all the time. no...
Dean inge - a nation is a society united by delusions about...

Individual commitment to a group effort, that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi
Dietrich bonhoeffe - the test of the morality of a society is what it...
It is certain that either wise bearing or ignorant carriage is caught, as men take diseases, one from another; therefore, let all take heed as to the society in which they mingle, for in a little while they will be like it.
Rule of Life
Society, my dear, is like salt water, good to swim in but hard to swallow.
Arthur Stringer, "The Silver Poppy".
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
Friendship is the highest degree of perfection in society.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
Of all the communities available to us there is not one I would want to devote myself to, except for the society of the true searchers, which has very few living members at any time.
Albert Einstein
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
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
Of course, our failures are a consequence of many factors, but possibly one of the most important is the fact that society operates on the theory that specialization is the key to success, not realizing that specialization precludes comprehensive thinking.
R. Buckminster Fuller, Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth, 1963
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.
Wystan Hugh Auden
Man perfected by society is the best of all animals he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.
Aristotle
Let him who expects one class of society to prosper into highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side of his face can smile while the other is pinched.
Thomas Fulle
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
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
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
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)
Individual commitment to a group effort - That is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi
We are all born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
Judith Martin, (Miss Manners)
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
The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.
Cyril Northcote Parkinson
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
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
Nothing surely is so disgraceful to society and to individuals as unmeaning wastefulness.
Count Benjamin Thompson Rumford
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Emma Goldman
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Krishnamurti
A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson
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
What can you say about a society that says God is dead and Elvis is alive?
Irv Kupcinet
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
No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstood others.
Johann von Goethe
To surpress minority thinking and minority expression would tend to freeze society and prevent progress... Now more than ever, we must keep in the forefront of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the liberties of those we hate, we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.
Wendell Willkie
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
Georges Bernanos, "Why Freedom? " The Last Essays of Georges Bernanos, 1955
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