Society Quotes

No one should suffer from the great delusion that any form of communism or socialism which promotes the dictatorship of the few instead of the initiative of the millions can produce a happier or more prosperous society.

Charles E. Wilson

A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.

Dr. William Ralph Inge

If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor is the marvel of human society.

James Anthony Froude

Capital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life.

Orrin Hatch

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.

Stevenson, Adlai E.

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.

Frederick Douglass

Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.

Edward Abbey

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

Greek proverb

The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres.

Peter Hammill

When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.

Bayard Rustin

That society is badly arranged which forces nearly all women to be servants. Marie, who is as good as I am, will have spent her life in cleaning, in stooping amid dust and hot fumes, over head and ears in the great artificial darkness of the house. I used to find it all natural. Now I think it is all anti-natural.

Henri Barbusse

The most dangerous madmen are those created by religion, and people whose aim is to disrupt society always know how to make good use of them on occasion.

Diderot, Denis

Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.

Hubert H. Humphrey

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment

Margaret Mead
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