Society Quotes

Men were only made into "men" with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male is not naturally "a man" any more than the woman. He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse.

Wyndham Lewis

I think the first duty of society is justice.

Alexander Hamilton

The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children; and asks that they be prepared... to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society.

Unknown

A satirist is a man whose flesh creeps so at the ugly and the savage and the incongruous aspects of society that he has to express them as brutally and nakedly as possible in order to get relief.

John Dos Passos

Society attacks early, when the individual is helpless.

B. F. Skinner

We live in a society whose whole policy is to excite every nerve in the human body and keep it at the highest pitch of artificial tension, to strain every human desire to the limit and create as many new desires and synthetic passions as possible, in

Thomas Merton

We have been told over and over that "you can't change human nature," but the study of emic realities shows, quite the contraty, that almost anything can become "human nature" if society defines it as such.

Robert Anton Wilson

A civilized society is one that exhibits the five qualities of truth, beauty, adventure, art and peace.

Alfred North Whitehead

In primitive society, when native tribes beat the ground with clubs and yelled, it was called witchcraft; today, in civilized society, it is called golf

Unknown

Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character.

James Russell Lowell

Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.

Robert Cecil

Solitude is often the best society

Proverb

Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art of social life.

Charles Lamb

Society is always engaged in a vast conspiracy to preserve itself - at the expense of the new demands of each new generation.

John Haynes Holmes

Society is a hospital of incurables

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think the first duty of society is justice

Alexander Hamilton

To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women

Angela Davis

Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue it likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has

Randolph Bourne

Society is always trying in some way to grind us down to a single flat surface.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Our modern society is engaged in polishing and decorating the cage in which man is kept imprisoned.

Swami Nirmalananda

Society can only exist on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.

Lin Yutang

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

John F. Kennedy

There are four varieties in society; the lovers, the ambitious, observers, and fools. The fools are the happiest.

Hippolyte Taine
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