Society Quotes

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

Oscar Wilde

A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.

Robert Frost

Insanity is the only sane reaction to an insane society.

Thomas Szas

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

Hippolyte Taine

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

John F. Kennedy

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

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

Nelson Mandela

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

Swami Nirmalananda

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

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

Angela Davis

I think the first duty of society is justice

Alexander Hamilton

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

Abigail Adams

Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers.

Erik Pepke

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

Our democratic capitalist society has converted Eros into an employee of Mammon.

Octavio Paz

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.

Mignon McLaughlin

It is in Saudi Arabia's best interest to allow women to fully participate in its society, and this includes the right to vote and run for office.

Barbara Levy Boxer

Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself.

Anthony Michael

Surrealism will usher you into death, which is a secret society.

Andr Breton

Society must let the artist go, to wander off into their nebula.

Brandon Boyd

Yet somehow our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

The more opportunities there are in a Society for some persons to live upon the toil of others, and the less those others may enjoy the fruits of their work themselves, the more is diligence killed, the former become insolent, the latter despairing, and both negligent.

Anders Chydenius

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Updated On : January 13, 2014
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