Society Quotes

Adlai e. stevenson jr., speech in detroit, 7 oct. 1952 - my definition of a free society is a society...
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

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
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
To educate a man in mind, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society.
Theodore Roosevelt
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

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
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson
George gordon byron - there is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is...
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
Mark Twain
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.
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
Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.
Mignon McLaughlin
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
Vince lombardi - individual commitment to a group effort, that is...
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
A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.
Bertrand de Jouvenal
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
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
Sir Thomas Browne
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
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
The society of women is the element of good manners.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Krishnamurti
They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased, because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom, truth and duty.
Kahil Gibran, Spirits Rebellious
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will
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
Money is the most egalitarian force in society. It confers power on whoever holds it.
Roger Sta
Bourgeois society is infected by monomania the monomania of accounting. For it, the only thing that has value is what can be counted in francs and centimes. It never hesitates to sacrifice human life to figures which look well on paper, such as national budgets or industrial balance sheets.
Simone Weil
The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.
Thomas Paine, in his "The Rights of Man" (1791)
Nothing surely is so disgraceful to society and to individuals as unmeaning wastefulness.
Count Benjamin Thompson Rumford
Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society violence punctuated by committee meetings.
George Will
I was resolved to sustain and preserve in my college the bite of the mind, the chance to stand face to face with truth, the good life lived in a small, various, highly articulate and democratic society.
Virginia Crocheron Gildersleeve
In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.
Kathleen Norris
I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight.
Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X
What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive.
Irv Kupcinet
Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S Truman
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