Society Quotes

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.

Harry S. Truman

Derived from this celebrated society for propagating the faith, the name propaganda is applied in modern political language as a term of reproach to secret associations for the spread of opinions and principles which are viewed by most governments with horror and aversion.

W.T. Brande

The current collapse of industrial society may well be the planet's way of avoiding a larger death.

Bergman, Morris

Modern Society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyles.

Pope John Paul II

A society that has made nostalgia a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.

Christopher Lasch

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.

Honore de Balzac

The usefulness of madmen is famous: they demonstrate society's logic flagrantly carried out down to its last scrimshaw scrap.

Cynthia Ozick

Afghan society is very complex, and Afghanistan has a very complex culture. Part of the reason it has remained unknown is because of this complexity.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

In this distribution of functions, the scholar is the delegated intellect. In the right state, he is, Man Thinking. In the degenerate state, when the victim of society, he tends to become a mere thinker, or, still worse, the parrot of other men's thinking.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one would talk much in society, if he knew how often he misunderstands others.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative.

Eugene J. McCarthy

Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms. It's the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands, but brains, imagination, heart maybe.

Philip Guston

The idea of a good society is something you do not need a religion and eternal punishment to buttress; you need a religion if you are terrified of death.

Gore Vidal

Society is not a disease, it is a disaster. What a stupid miracle that one can live in it.

Emile M. Cioran

If the economy becomes disembodied from society it can only lead to disaster.

Susan George
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