Society Quotes

Society is a masked ball, where every one hides his real character, and reveals it by hiding

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death

Andre Gide

A nation as a society forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society

Thomas Jefferson

Every society honours its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.

Mignon McLaughlin

Society, dead or alive, can have no charm without intimacy and no intimacy without an interest in trifles.

Arthur Balfour

The complacent, the self-indulgent, the soft societies are about to be swept away with the debris of history.

John F. Kennedy

Society is composed of two great classes: those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.

Sebastien Chamfort

Society, my dear, is like salt water, good to swim in but hard to swallow.

Arthur Stringer

Society is commonly too cheap. We meet at very short intervals, not having had time to acquire any new value for each other. We meet at meals three times a day, and give each other a new taste of that old musty cheese that we are.

Henry David Thoreau

The definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.

Adlai E. Stevenson

The fundamental class division in any society is not between rich and poor, or between farmers and city dwellers, but between tax payers and tax consumers

David Boaz

Music is always a commentary on society.

Frank Zappa

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone.

Geoffrey Fisher

I think societal instinct much deeper than sex instinct - and societal repression much more devastating.

D.H. Lawrence

Society is only possible on these terms, that the individual finds therein a strengthening of his own ego and his own will.

Ludwig Von Mises

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

Americans use sick soldiers to spread disease inside the Iraqi society

Hojatoleslam Muqtada al-Sadr

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.

Aristotle

There is a fundamental difference, however, between asking to be permitted to keep a vegetative relative on costly machinery, and asking the taxpayers or society as a whole to pay for such machinery.

Jacob M. Appel

I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy or anything like an analysis of modern society .... these are only feelings I have, and I am the least speculative man on earth.

Michelangelo Antonioni

With society and its public, there is no longer any other language than that of bombs, barricades, and all that follows.

Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud

Love may be the fairest gem which Society has filched from Nature; but what is motherhood save Nature in her most gladsome mood? A smile has dried my tears.

Honor de Balzac

I should like one of these days to be so well known, so popular, so celebrated, so famous, that it would permit me to break wind in society, and society would think it a most natural thing.

Honor de Balzac

The notion that the church, the press, and the universities should serve the state is essentially a Communist notion. In a free society these institutions must be wholly free which is to say that their function is to serve as checks upon the state.

Alan Barth

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Updated On : January 13, 2014
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