Society Quotes

Bernard Shaw remains the only model we have of what the citizen of a democracy should be: an informed participant in all things we deem important to the society and the individual.

Jacques Barzun

English civilization the humanizing, the bringing into one harmonious and truly humane life, of the whole body of English society that is what interests me.

Matthew Arnold

The three main elements of public relations are practically as old as society: informing people, persuading people, or integrating people with people. Of course, the means and methods of accomplishing these ends have changed as society has changed.

Edward Bernays

We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal.

Carl Bernstein

The fabric of our complex society is woven too tightly to permit any part of it to be damaged without damaging the whole.

Joseph Robinette

The state is or can be master of money, but in a free society it is master of very little else.

William Henry Beveridge,1st Baron Beveridge of Tug

While there are practical and sometimes moral reasons for the decomposition of the family, it coincides neither with what most people in society say they desire nor, especially in the case of children, with their best interests.

Robert Neelly Bellah

Mark my words, when a society has to resort to the lavatory for its humour, the writing is on the wall.

Alan Bennett

Man was formed for society.

Sir William Blackstone

Friendship! mysterious cement of the soul! Sweetener of life! and solder of society!

Robert Blair

Our minds must make an enormous effort to find the natural sweetness of life in its fullness. The way back is at least as long as the one that brought us here. For Hobbes and Locke nature is near and unattractive, and mans movement into society was easy and unambiguously good. For Rousseau nature is distant and attractive, and the movement was hard and divided man.

Allan David Bloom

Both the unlimited state and the unrestrained market have destroyed civil society, which is our world. ... Civil society is something that is not the state or the market. Civil society is the world of you and I.

Phillip Blond

Only when the true ends of society have nothing to do with the sublime does culture become necessary as a veneer to cover over the void. Culture can at best appreciate the monuments of earlier faith; it cannot produce them.

Allan David Bloom

The toleration of philosophy requires its being thought to serve powerful elements in society without actually becoming their servant.

Allan David Bloom

I bless a society that tolerates and supports an eternal childhood for some, a childhood whose playfulness can in turn be a blessing to society.

Allan David Bloom

The society of the Culture-Philistines makes life a burden to exceptional men.

Georg Morris Cohen Brandes

Capitalism is a social cancer. It has always been a social cancer. It is the disease of society. It is the malignancy of society.

Murray Bookchin

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Updated On : January 13, 2014
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