Society Quotes

It is a work that discusses, with all boldness and neutrality, all the cases existing in the society, and a lot of people are afraid to come near it.

Marwan Hamed

An isolated outbreak of virginity is a rash on the face of society. It arouses only pity from the married, and embarrassment from the single

Charlotte Bingham

Most of us have, in some area or other of our thinking, improper habits of evaluation. For this, society itself is to blame: most societies systematically encourage, concerning certain topics, the habitual confusion of symbols with things symbolized.

SI Hayakawa

Good humour is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.

Edmund Burke

When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion - when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed.

Ayn Rand

The socialist society would have to forbid capitalist acts between consenting adults.

Robert Nozick

Government of the self was the original basis for republican government, reflecting the view that civil society was much more than politics. Society was made up of men and women who gave order to their lives by entering into associations on a voluntary basis, quite apart from government, for all the various reasons of fellowship, philanthrophy, faith and commerce.

Hans L. Eicholz

Modern society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyle

Pope John Paul II

The ecologization of politics requires us to acknowledge the priority of human values and makes ecology part of education at an early age, molding a new, modern approach to nature and, at the same time, giving back to man a sense of being part of nature. No moral improvement of society is possible without that

Mikhail Gorbachev

Like its politicians and its war, society has the teenagers it deserves.

Joseph Priestley

No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline.

Kofi Annan

If there is to be an ecologically sound society, it will have to come the grass roots up, not from the top down.

Paul Hawken

Changes in the structure of society are not brought about solely by massive engines of doctrine. The first flash of insight which persuades human beings to change their basic assumptions is usually contained in a few phrases.

Kenneth McKenzie Clark, Baron Clark of Saltwood

A society that puts equality...ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom

Milton Friedman
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