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society quotes (60)

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
Alfred Austin   Category: Society

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.
Russell Baker   Category: Society

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
James A. Baldwin   Category: Society

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
Jacques Barzun   Category: Society

Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury.
Martha Beck   Category: Society

Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
Randolph Bourne   Category: Society

The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Our is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
Omar N. Bradley   Category: Society

I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
A. Whitney Brown   Category: Society

The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
Jean de la Bruyere   Category: Society

You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.
Art Buchwald   Category: Society

Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.
Candace Bushnell   Category: Society

Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.
Herb Caen   Category: Society

People are going to behave however the social norms permit, and beyond that.
Max Cannon   Category: Society

It is not a fragrant world.
Raymond Chandler   Category: Society

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.
Hillary Clinton   Category: Society

Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.
Charles Horton Cooley   Category: Society

To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
Charles Edwards   Category: Society

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower   Category: Society

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
Milton Friedman   Category: Society

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
Erich Fromm   Category: Society

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost   Category: Society

Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
John W. Gardner   Category: Society

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
John W. Gardner   Category: Society

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Robert A. Heinlein   Category: Society

The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.
Abbie Hoffman   Category: Society

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
Barbara Jordan   Category: Society

Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive.
Hugh Kingsmill   Category: Society

Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
Jack Kingston   Category: Society

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Jiddu Krishnamurti   Category: Society

What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?
Irv Kupcinet   Category: Society

You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.
Charles Kuralt   Category: Society

Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
Timothy Leary   Category: Society

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
Georg C. Lichtenberg   Category: Society

The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.
A. J. Liebling   Category: Society

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.
James Madison   Category: Society

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
Mignon McLaughlin   Category: Society

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
Peter Medawar   Category: Society

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
C. Wright Mills   Category: Society

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.
Robert Orben   Category: Society

Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
George Orwell   Category: Society

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to recognize identities in spite of change. Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
Kenneth L. Pike   Category: Society

I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.
Boyd Rice   Category: Society

In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
Al Roker   Category: Society

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.
Carl Sandburg   Category: Society

Society is the union of men and not the men themselves.
Charles de Secondat   Category: Society

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
Adam Smith   Category: Society

Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units.
Valerie Solanas   Category: Society

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai E. Stevenson   Category: Society

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
Adlai E. Stevenson   Category: Society

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
Paul Sweeney   Category: Society

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
Thomas Szasz   Category: Society

Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
Thomas Szasz   Category: Society

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.
Alvin Toffler   Category: Society

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
Lily Tomlin   Category: Society

The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
Arnold J. Toynbee   Category: Society

Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.
Bill Vaughan   Category: Society

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
Bill Vaughan   Category: Society

It is good for society to have this introspection.
Jacques Verges   Category: Society

The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
Daniel Webster   Category: Society

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
Orson Welles   Category: Society