Society Quotes

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.

Mignon McLaughlin

Our democratic capitalist society has converted Eros into an employee of Mammon.

Octavio Paz

Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.

Edward Abbey

Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers.

Erik Pepke

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.

Abigail Adams

Society is composed of two great classes: those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.

Sebastien Chamfort

Society, dead or alive, can have no charm without intimacy and no intimacy without an interest in trifles.

Arthur Balfour

Every society honours its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.

Mignon McLaughlin

Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death

Andre Gide

Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.

Lord Byron

Hypocrisy is the lubricant of society.

David Hull

One must, I think, be struck more and more the longer one lives, to find how much in our present society a man's life of each day depends for its solidity and value upon whether he reads during that day, and far more still on what he reads during it.

Matthew Arnold

Teamwork is the quintessential contradiction of a society grounded in individual achievement.

Marvin Weisbord

One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society ... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.

Martin Luther King Jr

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery of party, faction, and division of society

John Adams

Arguments are extremely vulgar, for everyone in good society holds exactly the same opinion.

Oscar Wilde

Cease all interference in the religion, society, politics, and governance of the Muslims world. And leave us alone to establish the Islamic shura state, which will unite the Muslims of Earth in truth and justice.

Azzam the American

In all manifestations of racism from the mildest to the most severe, what is being denied is the possibility that the racializers and the racialized can coexist in the same society, except perhaps on the basis of domination and subordination.

George M. Fredrickson

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.

John Adams

The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

Jawaharlal Nehru

Taxes, after all, are dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.

Mao Tse-Tung

How a society channels male aggression is one of the greatest questions as to whether that society will survive. That's why I am not against violence in the media, I am against the glorification of immoral violence

Dennis Prager
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