Society Quotes

Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.

Potter Stewart

Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.

B. F. Skinner

We live in a society whose whole policy is to excite every nerve in the human body and keep it at the highest pitch of artificial tension, to strain every human desire to the limit and create as many new desires and synthetic passions as possible, in

Thomas Merton

We have been told over and over that "you can't change human nature," but the study of emic realities shows, quite the contraty, that almost anything can become "human nature" if society defines it as such.

Robert Anton Wilson

A civilized society is one that exhibits the five qualities of truth, beauty, adventure, art and peace.

Alfred North Whitehead

In primitive society, when native tribes beat the ground with clubs and yelled, it was called witchcraft; today, in civilized society, it is called golf


Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character.

James Russell Lowell

Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.

Robert Cecil

Solitude is often the best society


Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life.

Charles Lamb

Society is always engaged in a vast conspiracy to preserve itself - at the expense of the new demands of each new generation.

John Haynes Holmes

Society is a hospital of incurables

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think the first duty of society is justice

Alexander Hamilton

To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women

Angela Davis
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