Society Quotes

I take it as a prime cause of the present confusion of society that it is too sickly and too doubtful to use pleasure frankly as a test of value.

Rebecca West

Junk journalism is the evidence of a society that has got at least one thing right, that there should be nobody with the power to dictate where responsible journalism begins

Tom Stoppard

The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.

Emma Goldman

Education is more than a luxury; it is a responsibility that society owes to itself.

Robin Cook

Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In America every woman has her set of girl-friends; some are cousins, the rest are gained at school. These form a permanent committee who sit on each other's affairs, who 'come out' together, marry and divorce together, and who end as those groups of bustling, heartless well-informed club-women who govern society. Against them the Couple of Ehepaar is helpless and Man in their eyes but a biological interlude

Charles Caleb Colton

The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age

Wystan Hugh Auden

The fact, in short, is that freedom, to be meaningful in an organized society must consist of an amalgam of hierarchy of freedoms and restraints.

Samuel Hendel

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

Frederick Douglass

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained

Winston Churchill

Only where we ourselves are responsible for our own interests and are free to sacrifice them has our decision moral value. We are neither entitled to be unselfish at someone else's expense nor is there any merit in being unselfish if we have no choice. The members of a society who in all respects are made to do the good thing have no title to praise.

Friedrich August Hayek

It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society; it is belief

George Bernard Shaw

Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover

Unknown

If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.

Benjamin Disraeli

To have a man who can flirt is next thing to indispensable to a leader of society.

Oliphant, Margaret

Theology, not morality, is the first business on the church's agenda of reform, and the church, not society, is the first target of divine criticism

Michael Scott Horton

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

Albert Einstein

The history of any nation follows an undulatory course. In the trough of the wave we find more or less complete anarchy; but the crest is not more or less complete Utopia, but only, at best, a tolerably humane, partially free and fairly just society that invariably carries within itself the seeds of its own decadence.

Aldous Huxley

A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.

W. R. Inge

Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

Vince Lombardi

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes from society.

Daniel Webster

Women are the foundation of a society, but remember who laid them!

Unknown

No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the sources of our troubles,we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance,greed and love of power.

P. J. O'Rourke
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