Society Quotes

Alexis carrel - the first duty of society is to give each of its...
The conscientious objector is a revoultionary. On deciding to disobey the law he sacrifices his personal interests to the most important cause of working for the betterment of society.
Albert Einstein

Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it.
Howard Mumford Jones
Nothing surely is so disgraceful to society and to individuals as unmeaning wastefulness.
Count Benjamin Thompson Rumford
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
A man of a right spirit is not a man of narrow and private views, but is greatly interested and concerned for the good of the community to which he belongs, and particularly of the city or village in which he resides, and for the true welfare of the society of which he is a member.
Johathan Edwards

I love tranquil solitude And such society As is quiet, wise, and good.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
George Orwell
Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.
George Crabbe
Robertson davies - there is no nonsense so gross that society will...
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 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
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
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., Speech in Detroit, 7 Oct. 1952
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)
Marilyn manson - we live in a society of victimization, where...
Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.
Robert Cecil
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
Sir Thomas Browne
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 church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society.
Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 1963
We are all born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
Judith Martin, (Miss Manners)
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
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
To educate a man in mind, and not in morals, is to educate a menace to society.
Theodore Roosevelt
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
Vince Lombardi
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
The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province.
Albert Einstein, Out of My Later Years
Educate your children to self - Control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.
Daniel Webste
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
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
Adam Smith
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
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William Makepeace Thackery
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
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
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)
The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society.
Robert Francis Kennedy
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
The free expression of the hopes and aspirations of a people is the greatest and only safety in a sane society.
Emma Goldman, Living My Life, 1931
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
No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstood others.
Johann von Goethe