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Quotes about the topic of "Society"

"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
"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
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." - Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed." - Mahatma Gandhi
"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
"Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness." - George Bernard Shaw
"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen." - Henry David Thoreau
"We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork." - Milton Friedman
"What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" - Henry David Thoreau
"Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor." - Robert Frost
"The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose." - James A. Baldwin
"The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat." - Lily Tomlin
"The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man 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
"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
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"Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are." - John W. Gardner
"We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society." - Hillary Clinton
"Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice." - George Orwell
"Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers." - Mignon McLaughlin
"In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning." - Carl Sandburg
"The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age." - Orson Welles
"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
"Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards." - Robert Orben
"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
"Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both." - C. Wright Mills
"I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest." - A. Whitney Brown
"A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person." - James Madison
"Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top." - Timothy Leary
"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