Society Quotes And Sayings

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Capital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life.
~By Orrin Hatch ~


The most violent element in society is ignorance.
~By Emma Goldman ~


What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures.
~By Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel ~


Our society is the product of several great religious and philosophical traditions. The ideas of the Greeks and Romans, Christianity, Judaism, humanism and the Enlightenment have made us who we are.
~By Jan Peter Balkenende ~


Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks.
~By Stokely Carmichael ~


But we're still in somewhat a Puritanical society in a lot of ways.
~By Joe Mantegna ~


We establish no religion in this country, nor will we ever. But we poison our society when we remove its theological underpinnings. We court corruption when we leave society devoid of belief.
~By Jeff Miller ~


We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in colour and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types.
~By J. B. Priestley ~


The church, inserted and active in human society and in history, does not exist in order to exercise political power or to govern the society.
~By Claudio Hummes ~


Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
~By Vince Lombardi ~


My heart hath often been deeply afflicted under a feeling that the standard of pure righteousness is not lifted up to the people by us, as a society, in that clearness which it might have been, had we been as faithful as we ought to be to the teachings of Christ.
~By John Woolman ~


Serial killing is not about sex at all, but about power and control and revenge on society.
~By Pat Brown ~


And to say that society ought to be governed by the opinion of the wisest and best, though true, is useless. Whose opinion is to decide who are the wisest and best?
~By Thomas Babington ~


A great revolution in just one single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a society and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind.
~By Daisaku Ikeda ~


In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect.
~By Friedrich Durrenmatt ~


The point of mythology or myth is to point to the horizon and to point back to ourselves: This is who we are; this is where we came from; and this is where we're going. And a lot of Western society over the last hundred years - the last 50 years really - has lost that. We have become rather aimless and wandering.
~By J. Michael Straczynski ~


Not to discontinue our allegiance, in this case, would be to join with the sovereign in promoting the slavery and misery of that society, the welfare of which, we ourselves, as well as our sovereign, are indispensably obliged to secure and promote, as far as in us lies.
~By Jonathan Mayhew ~


The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust; its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society.
~By Irving R. Kaufman ~


We tend to admire the people in our society who have accumulated such wealth as to seem somehow great. But we shouldn't forget that it was the everyday working class man who made this country great.
~By Armstrong Williams ~


I'm kind of ashamed to be a celebrity. I don't understand wanting to read about other people's dirty laundry. I think celebrity is the biggest red herring society has ever pulled on itself.
~By Jude Law ~


Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
~By Harry S. Truman ~


Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities.
~By Marshall McLuhan ~


Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies - utopian images - can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century.
~By Dennis Prager ~


What's happened with society is that we have created these devices, computers, which already can register and process huge amounts of information, which is a significant fraction of the amount of information that human beings themselves, as a species, can process.
~By Seth Lloyd ~


It's not enough to have economic growth. You have to distribute wealth throughout all of society.
~By Tabare Vazquez ~


Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.
~By Barry Bonds ~


History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.
~By Naguib Mahfouz ~


All prisons that have existed in our society to date put people away as no human being should ever be put away.
~By Barbara Deming ~


Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type.
~By Irving Babbitt ~


Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money.
~By J. Edgar Hoover ~


It was this society and culture that among other things - including economic opportunities here and repression in Europe - attracted subsequent generations of immigrants to this country.
~By Samuel P. Huntington ~


Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
~By W. H. Auden ~


We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality.
~By Abdolkarim Soroush ~


Society will decide after the technology is created what we will and won't accept.
~By Jesse Eisenberg ~


When an individual is protesting society's refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.
~By Bayard Rustin ~


Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.
~By Michel Foucault ~


A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
~By William Ralph Inge ~


We don't care really about children as a society and television reflects that indifference to children as human beings.
~By Bill Moyers ~


One of our brainchildren is a still viable Science and Society course.
~By Philip Warren Anderson ~


Today's society will ignore almost any form of public behavior except getting in the express line with two extra items.
~By Paul Sweeney ~


That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society.
~By Charles Dickens ~


I think politics is important. It's how we run our society. I think it should be natural to have an interest in the subject, and I almost don't understand why some people don't.
~By Chester Brown ~


We have hardly an adequate idea how all-powerful law is in forming public opinion, in giving tone and character to the mass of society.
~By Ernestine Rose ~


I've been talking about the centrality of libraries in our information society for a while now.
~By Matthew Lesko ~


Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


In our racist, sexist society, Christmas is the 8 hours when we stop killing each other and gratutious over eating is encouraged so that the starving and other people in the world can die!
~By Lloyd Kaufman ~


Indeed, one of the most successful and influential religious organizations in history, the Society of Jesus, was consciously modeled along military lines by its founder, Ignatius Loyola.
~By Robert Shea ~


It's not just the effect of technology on the environment, on religion, on the economic structure, on society, on politics, etc. It's that everything now exists in technology to the point where technology is the new and comprehensive host of nature of life.
~By Godfrey Reggio ~


In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.
~By Neil Armstrong ~


Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
~By Kofi Annan ~


The problem of Italy is not really a question of age. Japan has an older population, and it is now in full economic recovery. The problem is that Italy is old in the structure of the society.
~By Romano Prodi ~


The question of the family now divides our society so deeply that the opposing sides cannot even agree on a definition of the institution they are arguing about.
~By Christopher Lasch ~


I still like being in North of England and I keep a place there. But there are a lot of things about the Continent that are to be preferred. The social institutions work better, women have a better position in society and the food is another thing.
~By Andrew Eldritch ~


Australia has an increasingly multicultural society.
~By Julie Bishop ~


The more we can do to create a better society, that benefits more people, the better chance we have that our society will continue to grow and prosper.
~By Sanford I. Weill ~


A satirist is a man whose flesh creeps so at the ugly and the savage and the incongruous aspects of society that he has to express them as brutally and nakedly as possible in order to get relief.
~By John Dos Passos ~


Through the continued accumulation of detailed and reliable knowledge about elementary reactions, we will be in a better position to understand, predict and control many time-dependent macroscopic chemical processes which are important in nature or to human society.
~By Yuan T. Lee ~


We're an air bag society that wants guarantees on everything that we buy. We want to be able to take everything back and get another one. We want a 401-k plan and Social Security.
~By James Hillman ~


The danger to society is not merely that it should believe wrong things, though that is great enough; but that it should become credulous, and lose the habit of testing things and inquiring into them; for then it must sink back into savagery.
~By William Kingdon Clifford ~


Mrs. Parks' act of brave defiance rocked the foundation of American society and inspired generations of civil rights leaders and created a sense of hope for every American facing legal discrimination in this country.
~By Kendrick Meek ~


Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.
~By Jacob Bronowski ~


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.
~By Carl Sandburg ~


There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones.
~By Anwar Sadat ~


Only weeks after Oslo began, when nearly all the world and most of Israel was drunk with the idea of peace, I argued that a Palestinian society not constrained by democratic norms would be a fear society that would pose a grave threat to Israel.
~By Natan Sharansky ~


Dallas was a Black and White society at that time; it didn't have the diversity it has now.
~By Eddie Bernice Johnson ~


The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
~By Alexis Carrel ~


Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons.
~By Garrett Hardin ~


The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.
~By Henry Steele Commager ~


Projecting a persuasive image of a desirable and practical future is extremely important to high morale, to dynamism, to consensus, and in general to help the wheels of society turn smoothly.
~By Herman Kahn ~


The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative.
~By Eugene McCarthy ~


The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
~By Robert Frost ~


Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.
~By Bertolt Brecht ~


I am sure it must be true that people opt out of the mainstream society because they feel that there are going to be no rewards for them, if they stay.
~By Mary Douglas ~


A knowledge of the forces that rule society, of the causes that have produced its upheavals, and of society's resources for promoting healthy progress has become of vital concern to our civilization.
~By Wilhelm Dilthey ~


If you're not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment, if you can't think creatively, you lose big in this society because there are very few jobs for you left.
~By Robert Sternberg ~


I'm not sure it pays to do anything remotely public in Britain. It's such a spiteful society. People seem to enjoy making your life hard for the sake of it.
~By Andrew Eldritch ~


I don't think anyone in the media thinks strategically about society.
~By Todd Gitlin ~


Our guiding principle was that design is neither an intellectual nor a material affair, but simply an integral part of the stuff of life, necessary for everyone in a civilized society.
~By Walter Gropius ~


I look at the car park and myself and Dave Watson come in with our old cars, and these young lads come in with their new Porches. I think that society has changed, there seems to be a lack of respect nowadays.
~By Richard Gough ~


When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.
~By Isaac Asimov ~


There is one, and only one, thing in modern society more hideous than crime namely, repressive justice.
~By Simone Weil ~


Corruption, the greatest single bane of our society today.
~By Olusegun Obasanjo ~


The paradox of education is precisely this; that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
~By James Baldwin ~


Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage.
~By Mason Cooley ~


I've always had the perspective that roles come into my life when I need them most and sort of teach me lessons. The same can be true of films, films are released into society to aid in a lesson, inspire people, comfort people.
~By Bryce Dallas Howard ~


So we have broad bipartisan support for the bill, and it's my hope that we can build on some of the things that have been talked about in Washington involving building a larger ownership society.
~By Harold Ford ~


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.
~By Charles Edwards ~


There is a real diversity of talent and background on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks. There are people who have been candidates before, Councillors, Doctors, business leaders, charity campaigners.
~By Adam Rickitt ~


A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
~By Adlai E. Stevenson ~


My main point in this regard was to compete for my country and my people and to receive the support of the entire Cuban society, to carry my flag in whatever competition I was in, the Olympic Games, Pan-American Games.
~By Alberto Juantorena ~


When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
~By Pope John Paul II ~


Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.
~By Henry Steele Commager ~


Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.
~By Mary Baker Eddy ~


I don't want what I am saying to sound like a prophecy or anything like an analysis of modern society... these are only feelings I have, and I am the least speculative man on earth.
~By Michelangelo Antonioni ~


Certainly another Brad Sherman might be annoying, but it isn't something society doesn't know how to deal with. But a new level of human being is something else.
~By Brad Sherman ~


A junkie is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong.
~By Stella Adler ~


Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut, visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion.
~By Karen Armstrong ~


Genuine equality between the sexes can only be realized in the process of the socialist transformation of society as a whole.
~By Mao Tse Tung ~


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.
~By Aristotle ~


The members of such a society consider that the transgression of a religious ordinance should be punished by civil penalties, and that the violation of a civil duty exposes the delinquent to divine correction.
~By Henry James Sumner Maine ~

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May 26 ,2022
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