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Interesting Quotes About Society




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

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

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
Henry David Thoreau

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

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

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
Albert Einstein

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

I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.
Brendan Behan

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
Ronald Reagan

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Mahatma Gandhi

If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom.
Robert Frost


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

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
P. J. O'Rourke

When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along.
Carl Sandburg

I think the first duty of society is justice.
Alexander Hamilton

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

Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand.
Karl Marx

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

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 the way that it cares for its helpless members.
Pearl S. Buck

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


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

No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
Eugene Ionesco

The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Emma Goldman

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

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

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

What's done to children, they will do to society.
Karl A. Menninger

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

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

The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

To act on the belief that we possess the knowledge and the power which enable us to shape the processes of society entirely to our liking, knowledge which in fact we do not possess, is likely to make us do much harm.
Friedrich August von Hayek

A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
Ralph Nader

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

The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
Georges Bernanos

Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking.
Ludwig von Mises


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