Society Quotes

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

Greek proverb

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

Public utility is often served by the injury of individuals.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

In fact, all the additional knowledge gained by an irrationally constituted society may but enlarge and enhance the powers of death and destruction.

Paul Alexander Baran

Public opinion reigns in society because stupidity reigns amongst the stupid.

Nicolas Chamfort

Society is not, as is commonly supposed, the development of nature, but rather her dismantling and entire recasting. It is a second building made from the ruins of the first.

Nicolas Chamfort

Society is a hospital of incurables

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think God's going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.

Steven Wright

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

Charles Lamb

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

J. Krishnamurti

The needs of a society determine its ethics.

Maya Angelou

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.

Frdric Bastiat

I'm now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.

Emily Jane Bront

There is such a thing as society. It's just not the same thing as the state.

David William Donald Cameron

I think there's a certain numbness in modern society, that accepts certain kinds of violence, but represses other kinds of violence.

Nick Cave

The art of the parenthesis is one of the great secrets of eloquence in Society.

Nicolas Chamfort

We see here a model social state like the one we are beginning to create.

Hugo Rafael Chvez Fras

I fully understand it takes time for free societies, truly free societies to evolve. I don't expect instant success.

George Walker Bush

Society : an inferno of saviors.

Emil Cioran

A great step forward was made the day men understood that in order to torment one another more efficiently they would have to gather together, to organize themselves into a society.

Emil Cioran

Fundamentally, a society that asks questions and has the power to answer them is a healthier society than one that simply accepts what its told from a narrow range of experts and institutions.

Chris Anderson

The web is at a really important turning point right now. Up until recently, the default on the web has been that most things arent social and most things dont use your real identity. Were building toward a web where the default is social.

Mark Zuckerberg

Not only does society suffer from racism and sexism but it also suffers from ageism. Once you reach a certain age you're not allowed to be adventurous, you're not allowed to be sexual. I mean, is there a rule? Are you supposed to just die?

Madonna Louise Ciccone

Quote of the Day

From around the web

Updated On : January 13, 2014
Social Media
Our Partners