Society Quotes

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These society quotes support the existing body of work that is so important to humankind. Many of the quotations found here are interesting in the way they look at society.

Most people would agree that there are no perfect societies. However, it is worth working hard to improve society as much as possible for the betterment of everybody.

Maybe the wisdom found in these society quotes will enhance and improve as many lives as possible. At least they could increase our understanding of society through the eyes of these authors.

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

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

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

It is good for society to have this introspection.
-Jacques Verges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
-Mignon McLaughlin

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We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
-Milton Friedman

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

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
-Orson Welles

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

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 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

It is not a fragrant world.
-Raymond Chandler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Society is replete with people expressing their own brand of society quotes.

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