Society Quotes

Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.

John Lahr

If a man is good in his heart, then he is an ethical member of any group in society. If he is bad in his heart, he is an unethical member. To me, the ethics of medical practice is as simple as that.

Dr. Elmer Hess

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. [For] to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher, the better the student body.

Warren Buffett

Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings.

Jimmy Carter

A common language is the most obvious binding element in any society.

Michael Howard

Insanity is the only sane reaction to an insane society.

Thomas Szas

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society

Karl Marx

Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.

Thomas Jefferson

But now, more and more, its society is concerned with economy and finance.

Tadao Ando

In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.

Karl Marx

Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.

Henry Steele Commager

The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.

Henry Steele Commager

All of us who professionally use the mass media are the shapers of society. We can vulgerize that society. We can brutalize it. Or we can help lift it onto a higher level.

William Bernbach

Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.

Denis Diderot

Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side;of the face can smile while the other is pinched.

Thomas Fuller

Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.

Sir Thomas Browne

Society is only possible on these terms, that the individual finds therein a strengthening of his own ego and his own will.

Ludwig Von Mises

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone.

Geoffrey Fisher

Music is always a commentary on society.

Frank Zappa

The fundamental class division in any society is not between rich and poor, or between farmers and city dwellers, but between tax payers and tax consumers

David Boaz

The definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.

Adlai E. Stevenson

Society is commonly too cheap. We meet at very short intervals, not having had time to acquire any new value for each other. We meet at meals three times a day, and give each other a new taste of that old musty cheese that we are.

Henry David Thoreau

Society, my dear, is like salt water, good to swim in but hard to swallow.

Arthur Stringer

Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear. So violence isn't merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper, and we are inquiring into the very depths of violence.

Jiddu Krishnamurti
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