Society Quotes

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

Society is always trying in some way to grind us down to a single flat surface.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

Swami Nirmalananda

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.

Nelson Mandela

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

There are four varieties in society; the lovers, the ambitious, observers, and fools. The fools are the happiest.

Hippolyte Taine

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.

Robert Frost

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.

Oscar Wilde

Meditation is not to escape from society, but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on. Once there is seeing, there must be acting. With mindfulness, we know what to do and what not to do to help

Thich Nhat Hanh

Shame and guilt are noble emotions essential in the maintenance of civilized society, and vital for the development of some of the most refined and elegant qualities of human potential.

Willard Gaylen

Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society.

Edmund Burke

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity

Robert Frost

All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life.

John Cheever

The safety and happiness of society are the objects at which all political institutions aim, and to which all such institutions must be sacrificed

James Madison
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