Society Quotes

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

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.

Nelson Mandela

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

Greek proverb

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.

Oscar Wilde

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

The feminist movement was created to allow ugly women access to the mainstream of society

Rush Limbaugh

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

When a community is composed of honest, sober and virtuous people, your forming a bad opinion about anyone of its members, when nothing wicked has been seen of him, is a great injustice to him. On the contrary in a corrupt society to form good opinion of anyone of them and to trust him is to harm yourself.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

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

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.

Vince Lombardi

In 5,000 years of recorded human history... neither in the east or in the west... has any society ever defined marriage as anything other than between men and women. Not one in 5000 years of recorded human history. That's an astounding fact and it isn't until the last 12 years or so that we have seen for the first time in recorded human history marriage defined as anything other than between men and between women.

Michele Bachmann
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