Society Quotes

The hero's will is not that of his ancestors nor of his society, but his own. This will to be oneself is heroism.

Ortega y Gassett

During war times not only one should himself take part in it but also encourage the courageous to do so by creating awareness, zeal and enthusiasm for the war in the society.

Rig Veda

Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.

Niccolò Machiavelli

There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.

Robertson Davies

American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.

Thomas Babington

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

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases

John Adams

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
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