Society Quotes

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

Etiquette is the ceremonial code of polite life, more voluminous and minute in each portion of society according to its rank.

John Ramsay McCulloch

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

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

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

Angela Davis

Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue it likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has

Randolph Bourne

Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned.

Swami Nirmalananda

Society can only exist on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.

Lin Yutang

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

John F. Kennedy
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