Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
The history of any nation follows an undulatory course. In the trough of the wave we find more or less complete anarchy; but the crest is not more or less complete Utopia, but only, at best, a tolerably humane, partially free and fairly just society that invariably carries within itself the seeds of its own decadence.
Theology, not morality, is the first business on the church's agenda of reform, and the church, not society, is the first target of divine criticism
If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.
This is a youth-oriented society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover
Only where we ourselves are responsible for our own interests and are free to sacrifice them has our decision moral value. We are neither entitled to be unselfish at someone else's expense nor is there any merit in being unselfish if we have no choice. The members of a society who in all respects are made to do the good thing have no title to praise.
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within.
Obedience, as it regards the social relations, the rules of society, and the laws of nature and nature's God, should commence at the cradle and end only at the tomb.
The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society.
A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Come forward, some great marshal, and organize equality in society, and your rod shall swallow up all the juggling old court gold-sticks
Equality is the life of conversation; and he is as much out who assumes to himself any part above another, as he who considers himself below the rest of society.
In the state of nature...all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law.
It seemed rather incongruous that in a society of supersophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.
A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable.
Silence often expresses 'more powerfully than speech the verdict and judgment of society.
The deepest life of nature is silent and obscure; so often the elements that move and mould society are the results of the sister's counsel and the mother's prayer.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
Violence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear. So violence isn't merely organized butchery in the name of God, in the name of society or country. Violence is much more subtle, much deeper, and we are inquiring into the very depths of violence.
Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it.