Society Quotes

Solitude is impractical and yet society is fatal.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a society in the deepest solitude.

Isaac D'Israeli

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

James Russell Lowell

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

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
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