Society Quotes

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

Suicide is a fundamental human right. This does not mean that it is morally desirable. It only means that society does not have the moral right to interfere

Thomas S. Szasz

Water helped ancient man learn those first lessons about the rights of others and responsibility to a larger society.... It became part of the moral and mental legacy parents passed on to their children.

M. Meyer

Similarly, gender-equality, supremacy of law, political participation, civil society, and transparency are among the indispensable elements that are the imperatives of democratization.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all.

Charles Rangel

Though all society is founded on intolerance, all improvement is founded on tolerance.

George Bernard Shaw

Deceivers are the most dangerous members of society. They trifle with the best affections of our nature, and violate the most sacred obligations.

George Crabbe

Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.

Terri Apter

No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent.

William Ellery Channing

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.

Oscar Wilde

It is already possible to imagine a society in which the majority of the population, that is to say, its laborers, will have almost as much leisure as in earlier times was enjoyed by the aristocracy. When one recalls how aristocracies in the past actually behaved, the prospect is not cheerful.

W. H. Auden
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