Quotes and Sayings about Society



"The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads, clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Age, Society, Ballads, Nothing, State)

"By the general process of epic poetry, I mean the way this form of art has constantly responded to the profound needs of the society in which it was made."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Art, Society, Poetry, Needs)

"But the development of human society does not go straight forward; and the epic process will therefore be a recurring process, the series a recurring series - though not in exact repetition."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Society, Development, Repetition, Will)

"On the surface we all act like we all love each other and we're free and easy, and actually we're far more moralistic than any other society I've ever lived in."
- Kathy Acker
(Related: Love, Society, Act)

"Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Society, Morality, Consequences, Evil, Man, Misfortune, Poor, Property, Right)

"American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Society, American)

"The happiness of society is the end of government."
- John Adams
(Related: Government, Happiness, Society, End)

"Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases."
- John Adams
(Related: Power, Society, Character, Authority, Importance)

"Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society."
- John Adams
(Related: Society, Abuse, Party, Words)

"The test of one's behavior pattern is their relationship to society, relationship to work and relationship to sex."
- Alfred Adler
(Related: Work, Society, Sex, Behavior)

"The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar; the address must be the fire that burns thereon."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Society, Fire)

"The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom of public assemblies on Sunday."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Society, Church, Custom, Importance, Public)

"A junkie is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Society, Body, Wrong)

"No emancipation without that of society."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Society)

"Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Society, Existence, Self, Sense)

"An emancipated society, on the other hand, would not be a unitary state, but the realization of universality in the reconciliation of differences."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Society, State)

"He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Society, Ideology, Interest, Risk)

"A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Society, Goodness, Will)

"The important thing for the survival of the Thai society is that the majority of those who work, both in the government and the private sector, still strive to work in the same direction; this is why the Thai nation still stands."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Government, Society, Work, Survival, Direction, Majority, Nation)

"Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture."
- Amos Bronson Alcott
(Related: Family, Society, Children, Paradise)

"We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to - be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Society, Americans, Habits, Manners)

"If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Society, Perception, Victory, American, Economy, Nations, President, Sense, Uncertainty)

"In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers. In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders."
- Steve Allen
(Related: Society, Teachers, Want)

"Ideology... is indispensable in any society if men are to be formed, transformed and equipped to respond to the demands of their conditions of existence."
- Louis Althusser
(Related: Men, Society, Existence, Ideology)

"In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Society, Fact, Play, Russia, states)

"Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Life, Society, Development, Being, Identity, Man, Ocean, Self, Water)

"Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Government, Society, Man, Nothing, Tyranny)

"A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society."
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Related: Society, Man)

"Our society is not perfect and this will come as no surprise to many of you."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Society, Will)

"It did not occur to us that the Marxists' solution was fraudulent or that their vision was distorted, that whatever the wrongs in our society it was not the ideology of theirs that will cure them."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Society, Vision, Cure, Ideology, Solution, Will, Wrongs)

"Society lives by faith, and develops by science."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Science, Society, Faith)

"The idea of the peace movement and of people who spent their entire lives trying to have a more egalitarian, just society, suddenly became swamped by the record industry, by the new rock and roll culture, and by the idea of not trusting anyone over thirty."
- David Amram
(Related: Peace, Society, People, Idea, Culture, Trying)

"One of our brainchildren is a still viable Science and Society course."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Science, Society)

"But now, more and more, its society is concerned with economy and finance."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Finance, Society, Economy, Now)

"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Education, Family, Power, Society, Knowledge, Progress, Information)

"There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Strategy, Development)

"Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Society, Business, Community, Labor)

"The self is an oral society in which the present is constantly running a dialogue with the past and the future inside of one skin."
- David Antin
(Related: Society, Future, Past, Present, Running, Self, Skin)

"There is probably no oral society that fails to mark the spatial distinction of left and right, peculiar as this distinction may be."
- David Antin
(Related: Society, May, Right)

"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."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Society, Feelings, Earth, Man, Prophecy, Saying, Sound, Want)

"We live in a society that compels us to go on using these concepts, and we no longer know what they mean."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Society)

"Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility."
- Terri Apter
(Related: Society, Adolescence, Maturity)

"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
(Related: God, Society)

"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."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Religion, Society, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Liberal)

"In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand."
- Neil Armstrong
(Related: Society, Research)

"At one of the annual conventions of the American Society for Aesthetics much confusion arose when the Society for Anesthetics met at the same time in the same hotel."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Society, Time, Aesthetics, American, Confusion)

"Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Society, America)

"The greatest failure is that although we have created institutions, we have not created a civil society."
- Paddy Ashdown
(Related: Society, Failure)

"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."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Society, American, Being)

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Life, Science, Society, Wisdom, Knowledge, Right)

"It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Society, Change, Decision, Today, Will, World)

"I don't know who will lead us through the '90s, but they must be made to speak to this spiritual vacuum at the heart of American society, this tumor of the soul."
- Lee Atwater
(Related: Society, Soul, Heart, American, Spiritual, Will)

"Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself."
- Margaret Atwood
(Related: Art, Dream, Society, Popular)

"The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Age, Society, Money, Class, Race, Rank)

"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."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Society, Forgiveness, Crime, Interest, Murder, Party)

"It was a major dream come true at last. In many respects, Jerusalem is a very modern and important story about people in a period of transition, with all the unrest that permeates society on the eve of a new century. The big life issues are at stake."
- Bille August
(Related: Life, Society, People, Dream)

"Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society."
- Alfred Austin
(Related: Society, Mistake, Garden)

"If you ask me to summarise our mission, I would put it this way: We were a military regime that sought to lay the foundations for freedom and liberty in a complex society."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Freedom, Liberty, Military, Mission)

"A society that does not correctly interpret and appreciate its past cannot understand its present fortunes and adversities and can be caught unawares in a fast changing world."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Past, Present, World)

"At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, People, African, Fault, Majority, Reality)

"There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Family, Life, Work, Society, Values, Evolution, Future, Ideals, Will)

"Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Policy, Choice, Economy, Reform)

"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."
- Irving Babbitt
(Related: Men, Society, Discipline, Absence, Military)

"American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Society, Failure, American, Authority, Democracy)

"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?"
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Society, Opinion)

"As a proud Catholic, I know the impact that faith-based education can have in our society and have witnessed it first hand in my district."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Education, Society, Faith, First)

"Ours is an open and accepting society, and has historically provided an avenue for lawful immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Society, Citizenship, Open)

"Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Health, Society, Financial, Beginning, Class, Exploitation, Play, Rules, Workers)

"The completion of the Iraqi cabinet with the appointment of three critical ministers is also confirmation of continued movement toward a just and democratic society in Iraq."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Society, Completion, Iraq)

"That made me think I could contribute more to society by looking at people on the autopsy table and feeding back the findings so that lots of people could benefit, rather than just treating patients one at a time."
- Michael Baden
(Related: Society, Time, People)

"What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Work, Society, Talent, Being)

"Solitude is better than the society of evil persons."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Society, Evil, Solitude)

"Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Society, Generations, Present)

"Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society."
- Emily Greene Balch
(Related: Men, Society, Freedom, Liberty, Poor, Russia)

"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."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Education, Society, Being, Paradox)

"The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose."
- James A. Baldwin
(Related: Society, Creation, Man, Nothing)

"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."
- James Baldwin
(Related: Education, Society, Being, Paradox)

"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."
- Jan Peter Balkenende
(Related: Society, Ideas, Christianity, Humanism, Judaism, Religious, Traditions)

"Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Society)

"Suicide, moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society?"
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Life, Society, Time, Key, Mystery, Suicide)

"Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Nature, Society, Animals, Dumb, Fools)

"We are now integrated into American society and I don't like the word fashionable, because fashionable means that it's going to pass. It's not like that anymore."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Society, American, Now, Word)

"Most of them are pretty down records, pretty unhappy, pretty confused. Which only reflects how people in general were feeling, I mean really the sense that you get is society running down."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Society, People, Feeling, Pretty, Running, Sense)

"As far as a truly radical conscience, you have to take it as part of a larger thing, that it was sort of historical inevitability that with the coming of a leaguer society people would start to use drugs a lot more then they had before."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Society, People, Conscience, Drugs, Radical)

"Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn't matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state."
- Iain Banks
(Related: Technology, Society, Possibilities, State)

"The runway symbolizes something in society that's very intimidating to women."
- Tyra Banks
(Related: Society, Women)

"When I was about to break a world record and become well known, my mother used to say that for her the important thing was for me to become a doctor - a career which had not been possible in her generation and in her society. Sport was something to be set aside."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Society, Mother, Career, World)

"I am against marriage, and I don't give a fig for society."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Society, Marriage)

"You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Society, Culture, Ethics, Order)

"Wherefore for the public interest and benefit of human society it is requisite that the highest obligations possible should be laid upon the consciences of men."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Society, Interest, Public)

"The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future through chat."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Society, Future)

"Though gay lifestyles have certainly moved into the open, there's little evidence that society has become more open in its basic attitudes or that entertainers should feel cozy in emerging from the velvet underground."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Society, Gay, Open)

"There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Alienation, Day, Present)

"Our Prophet was a radical too- he fought against the injustices of his community and challenged the feudal order of his society, so they called him a radical. So what? We should be proud of that!"
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Related: Society, Community, Order, Radical)

"I've never believed much in that holding hands kind of love. I've always thought that love is about two different personalities trying to confront life, trying to make sense of their responsibilities, to themselves, to each other, and to the wider society."
- Alan Bates
(Related: Love, Society, Life, Thought, Sense, Trying)

"What is a society without a heroic dimension?"
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Society)

"Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Society, Conscience, Deep, Space)

"Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Society)

"Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority."
- Simone de Beauvoir
(Related: Society, Inferiority, Superiority, Being, Man, Woman)

"The basic assumption of the secular society is that modernity overcomes religion."
- Ulrich Beck
(Related: Religion, Society, Modernity)

"Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Society, Effort, Law, Liberty, Man, Selfishness)

"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
(Related: Food, Men, Society, Women, Beer, Irreverence, Old, Summer, Winter)

"Certainly I get a lot personally out of it as well, there's the recognition and things like that but mostly I try to take that as an opportunity to explain why I hope we could see more projects like Apache out there and why it's a good thing for society."
- Brian Behlendorf
(Related: Society, Opportunity, Hope, Projects)

"I am strongly convinced that the people or society is the best and the most unerring critic."
- Vissarion Belinsky
(Related: Society, People)

"We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values."
- Tony Benn
(Related: Change, Society, Values, Capitalism)

"The concept of the "good ol' days" must be one of our society's biggest delusions, top reasons for depression, as well as most often used excuse for lack of success."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Success, Society, Depression)

"Marriage and the creation of families has been an integral part of our society since its creation; it should not be defined without the kind of involvement by the people which a constitutional process would require."
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Related: Marriage, Society, People, Creation)

"Novel technologies and ideas that impinge on human biology and their perceived impact on human values have renewed strains in the relationship between science and society."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Science, Society, Ideas, Values)

"But we don't have an example of a democratic society existing in a socialist economy - which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Society, Capitalism, Economy, Example, World)

"Even in a society as tightly controlled as Singapore's, the market creates certain forces which perhaps in the long run may lead to democracy."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Society, Democracy, May)

"Even if one is interested only in one's own society, which is one's prerogative, one can understand that society much better by comparing it with others."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Society)

"We live in a kissy society."
- Michael Bergin
(Related: Society)

"The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means."
- Georges Bernanos
(Related: Society, Corruption, End, First)

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society."
- Edward Bernays
(Related: Society, Habits, Manipulation, Opinions)

"There is no magic. There is no secret. You need your sleep. A lot of our society tries to get by, but the truth is it is up to each individual to get their optimal sleep amount. If you get less than that you can get by temporarily, but it's only temporary."
- Richard Berry
(Related: Society, Truth, Magic, Sleep)

"I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of humankind within the body of society and to prepare a positive future in this context."
- Joseph Beuys
(Related: Life, Society, Positive, Body, Future)

"Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born."
- Aneurin Bevan
(Related: Society, Fascism, Future, Order)

"The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Society, American)

"Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Society, Control, Earth, Land, Ownership, Property, Theory)

"Social Security is not a retirement savings plan; it is a social insurance program. It's a contract that says, as a society, we will look out for you and your family when you can no longer work."
- Jeff Bingaman
(Related: Family, Work, Society, Retirement, Security, Will)

"Australia has an increasingly multicultural society."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Society)

"The people who do not get jobs are often the most vulnerable in our society, and joblessness is a terrible plight for anyone who suffers from it."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Society, People, Jobs)

"It seems to me morally a decent society will try to take some of the increased benefit and use that to alleviate the pain of the few who are bearing the cost that made it possible."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Society, Pain, Will)

"There's something about being with a group of people who become like family that must be needed in society."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Family, Society, People, Being)

"Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it."
- William Blackstone
(Related: Men, Society, Courage, Living)

"If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled."
- Elizabeth Blackwell
(Related: Society, Development, Will, Woman)

"I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: Society, Ignorance, Risk)

"Friendship! Mysterious cement of the soul, Sweet'ner of life, and solder of society."
- Robert Blair
(Related: Society, Life, Soul)

"But in the end, in the end one is alone. We are all of us alone. I mean I'm told these days we have to consider ourselves as being in society... but in the end one knows one is alone, that one lives at the heart of a solitude."
- Harold Bloom
(Related: Society, Heart, Being, End, Solitude)

"When you come in to court as a plaintiff or as a defendant, it is terribly important that you look up at the bench and feel that that person represents you and will understand you, that that person is reflective of our community and of our society."
- Michael Bloomberg
(Related: Society, Community, Court, Will)

"I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen."
- Lionel Blue
(Related: Experience, Society, Christian, May, Open, Theology)

"After World War II society had to settle back for a moment before it picked up the 20th century."
- Stella Blum
(Related: Society, War, World, World war)

"We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Education, Society, Knowledge, Law, Liberty, Public, Shadow)

"Similarly, thought is a system. That system not only includes thought and feelings, but it includes the state of the body; it includes the whole of society - as thought is passing back and forth between people in a process by which thought evolved from ancient times."
- David Bohm
(Related: Society, Thought, People, Feelings, Body, State)

"This kind of overall way of thinking is not only a fertile source of new theoretical ideas: it is needed for the human mind to function in a generally harmonious way, which could in turn help to make possible an orderly and stable society."
- David Bohm
(Related: Society, Help, Mind, Thinking)

"A corporation is organized as a system - it has this department, that department, that department... they don't have any meaning separately; they only can function together. And also the body is a system. Society is a system in some sense. And so on."
- David Bohm
(Related: Society, Body, Meaning, Sense)

"I never leaf through a copy of National Geographic without realizing how lucky we are to live in a society where it is traditional to wear clothes."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Society, Clothes)

"Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago."
- Erma Bombeck
(Related: Business, Society, Mother, Gifts, Years)

"The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Society, Drama, Mind)

"Religion enabled society to organise itself to debate goodness, just as Greek drama had once done."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Religion, Society, Debate, Drama, Goodness)

"All you now do is pursue your private objectives within society. Instead of us being a community, everybody is asked to seek their own personal ends. It's called competition. And competition is antagonism."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Society, Being, Community, Competition, Now, Objectives)

"Art is the close scrutiny of reality and therefore I put on the stage only those things that I know happen in our society."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Art, Society, Reality)

"A person's worth is quite independent of their usefulness to society."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Society, Usefulness, Worth)

"We must never relinquish the vision of a humane society and a humane world."
- Kjell Magne Bondevik
(Related: Society, Vision, World)

"Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Society, Respect, Self)

"The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Society, Children, World)

"The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Society, Morality, Children)

"A society deadened by a smothering network of laws while finding release in moral chaos is not likely to be either happy or stable."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Society, Chaos, Laws, Network)

"Modernity, the child of the Enlightenment, failed when it became apparent that the good society cannot be achieved by unaided reason."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Society, Modernity, Reason)

"I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage - which no previous society has ever believed."
- Alain de Botton
(Related: Love, Marriage, Society, Sex)

"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
(Related: Society)

"We're just beginning to learn the importance of music in our society."
- Lester Bowie
(Related: Music, Society, Beginning, Importance)

"It is in Saudi Arabia's best interest to allow women to fully participate in its society, and this includes the right to vote and run for office."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Women, Society, Interest, Office, Right, Vote)

"Our essential differences from the norm are both huge and deeply offensive to those among us who wish to be quietly integrated into society without particular reference to our nature."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Nature, Society)

"If our society continues to support basic research on how living organisms function, it is likely that my great grandchildren will be spared the agony of losing family members to most types of cancer."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Family, Society, Cancer, Living, Losing, Research, Support, Will)

"Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions."
- Bertolt Brecht
(Related: Society, Communication)

"Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment."
- William J. Brennan, Jr.
(Related: Society, Congress, Disability, Disease, Limitations, Myths)

"It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: Society)

"Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Society, Conformity, Dissent)

"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
(Related: Society, Company, Country, Man, Now, Pleasure)

"Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society."
- Anita Brookner
(Related: Religion, Society, God, Being, Support)

"The stage of the development of the productive forces determines the political and ideological superstructure of society which are crystallized into a system of social organization."
- Earl Browder
(Related: Society, Development)

"Because capitalist society has expanded the productive forces so enormously, the social conditions under which it arose lag behind and become fetters holding back the further growth of productive forces."
- Earl Browder
(Related: Society, Growth)

"Marxism is an interpretation of history which explains the progress of society as a product of the expansion of the forces of production of the material means of life, that is, the development of economy."
- Earl Browder
(Related: History, Society, Life, Development, Progress, Economy, Marxism, Production)

"I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest."
- A. Whitney Brown
(Related: Society)

"When you live in a place, you're not just taking from it, you're contributing to it. In America I would never be able to make myself a person who could contribute. I wasn't interested in that society; I was interested in this society."
- Bryan Brown
(Related: Society, America)

"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."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Politics, Society, People, Interest)

"Serial killing is not about sex at all, but about power and control and revenge on society."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Power, Society, Sex, Control, Killing, Revenge)

"We have an open society. No one will come and take me away for saying what I am saying. But they don't have to, if they can control how many people hear it. And that's how they do it."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Society, People, Control, Open, Saying, Will)

"Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Society, Solitude)

"Remember, social progress only happens when those in society's privileged classes choose to give up their status."
- Tammy Bruce
(Related: Society, Progress)

"The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Education, Society)

"The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Society, Fear, Being)

"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
(Related: Society, People, Civilization, Fear, Deserted, Old, Right)

"The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher, the better the student body."
- Warren Buffett
(Related: Society, People, Body, Press)

"The other classes of which society was composed were, first, freemen, owners of small portions of land, independent, though they sometimes voluntarily became the vassals of their more opulent neighbors, whose power was necessary for their protection."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Power, Society, First, Land, Neighbors, Protection)

"If no other knowledge deserves to be called useful but that which helps to enlarge our possessions or to raise our station in society, then Mythology has no claim to the appellation."
- Thomas Bulfinch
(Related: Society, Knowledge, Mythology, Possessions)

"There can be no doubt that the practice of opening legislative sessions with prayer has become part of the fabric of our society."
- Warren E. Burger
(Related: Society, Doubt, Practice, Prayer)

"Our Nation is in great need of young men and women of character to lead in every arena of our society."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Character, Nation)

"Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it, under any circumstances, lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Society, Policy, Being, Circumstances, Departure, Justice, Lies, Suspicion)

"Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Society, Adultery, Murder, Preaching)

"Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Society, Nobility, Order)

"Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Society, Travel, Man)

"There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Society, People, Dream)

"After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military."
- William S. Burroughs
(Related: Society, People, Hell, Military, Police, Want)

"Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help."
- Carter Burwell
(Related: Death, Society, Help)

"I don't tend to think of these characters as losers. I like the struggles that people have, people who are feeling like they don't fit into society, because I still sort of feel that way."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Society, People, Feeling)

"The winner of the hoop race will be the first to realize her dream, not society's dream, her own personal dream."
- Barbara Bush
(Related: Society, Dream, First, Race, Will)

"But without a caring society, without each citizen voluntarily accepting the weight of responsibility, government is destined to grow even larger, taking more of your money, burrowing deeper into your lives."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Government, Money, Society, Caring, Responsibility, Weight)

"If more people were actively engaged in advocating their positions I think we'd have a better society."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Society, People)

"Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society."
- Candace Bushnell
(Related: Money, Power, Society, Women, Ideas)

"I was training to be a lawyer... I was president of the law society at Glasgow University, and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society; the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked."
- Gerard Butler
(Related: Society, Law, President, Training, University, Writer)

"Relativism should be confronted where it damages fundamental human rights, because we're not relativists if we believe that the human being should be at the centre of society and the rights of every human being should be respected."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Society, Being, Rights, Human rights)

"One needs to know what the hierarchy of values are from which one takes inspiration, and in a democratic society this is the subject of continuous democratic debate."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Society, Inspiration, Values, Debate, Needs)

"I can think that you are mistaken, but I have to be ready to give my life to maintain your right to make mistakes. I have to, though, have the right to say that you're mistaken. This is the principal of the liberal society."
- Rocco Buttiglione
(Related: Life, Society, Liberal, Mistakes, Right)

"There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more."
- George Byron
(Related: Love, Music, Nature, Society, Deep, Lonely, Man, Pleasure, Sea)

"Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Society, Now)

"I think we need to just be very clear about what we're trying to do in Afghanistan. Frankly, we're not trying to create the perfect democracy. We're never going to create some ideal society. We are simply there for our own national security."
- David Cameron
(Related: Society, Afghanistan, Democracy, National security, Trying)

"I have the satisfaction of knowing I did something useful for society."
- John Cameron
(Related: Society, Satisfaction)

"I am sure that I have been much more useful to society as a medical physicist."
- John Cameron
(Related: Medical, Society)

"Nuclear physics is interesting but it is unlikely to help society."
- John Cameron
(Related: Society, Help, Physics)

"But most Canadians have recognized to a greater or lesser extent that despite much of the so-called progress of the affluent society, essential ingredients to a meaningful life seem to be either entirely lacking, or at best, difficult to grasp."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Life, Society, Progress)

"Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly begun to question the direction and meaning of our society as it has developed over the past several centuries."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Society, Direction, Meaning, Past, Question, Years)

"Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Society, Creation, Culture, Freedom, Future, Jungle)

"As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Life, Society)

"The society based on production is only productive, not creative."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Society, Production)

"To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Society, Evil, Man, Mind, Right, Saying, Today, Will)

"We live in a society that blames everybody else for what's wrong."
- Max Cannon
(Related: Society, Wrong)

"The gap in education in this country, the unfairness of the schools, is one of the great unfairness in this society."
- Gaston Caperton
(Related: Education, Society, Country, Schools)

"There's a reason why every human society has fiction. It teaches us how to be 'good,' to behave in a way that is for the benefit of the whole community."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Society, Community, Fiction, Reason)

"It seems that we have it backward in our society. We tend to look up to people who are under a great deal of stress, who can handle loads of stress, and those who are under a great deal of pressure."
- Richard Carlson
(Related: Society, People, Pressure, Stress)

"Before a group can enter the open society, it must first close ranks."
- Stokely Carmichael
(Related: Society, First, Open)

"Cinema will always have an important role to play in society."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Society, Cinema, Play, Will)

"Early in 1888 one or two of us got together to establish our own Sheffield Socialist Society."
- Edward Carpenter
(Related: Society)

"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."
- Alexis Carrel
(Related: Society, Possibility, Destiny, Duty, First)

"Before I do anything, I think, well what hasn't been seen. Sometimes, that turns out to be something ghastly and not fit for society. And sometimes that inspiration becomes something that's really worthwhile."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Society, Inspiration)

"My decision to register women confirms what is already obvious throughout our society-that women are now providing all types of skills in every profession. The military should be no exception."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Women, Society, Decision, Military, Now, Obvious, Profession)

"Tolerance is the price we pay for living in a free, pluralistic society."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Society, Living, Tolerance)

"As corollaries to the right of every individual to life and to full participation in society, the Declaration incorporated in the list of human rights the right to work and a certain number of economic, social, and cultural rights."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Life, Work, Society, Rights, Human rights, Participation)

"Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are."
- Robert Cecil
(Related: Society, Solitude)

"Traditional marriage between a man and a woman has been a cornerstone of our society for generations. If we are going to change that, it ought to be done by the will of the people."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Change, Marriage, Society, People, Generations, Man, Will, Woman)

"The Iraqi people are living a long-running tragedy because of the legacy of the old regime, the Americans and their actions that are unsuitable for Iraqi society, and the weakness of national resolve."
- Ahmed Chalabi
(Related: Society, People, Actions, Americans, Living, Old, Tragedy, Weakness)

"At issue was the question whether this man's faith could prevail against a man whose equal faith it was that this society is sick beyond saving, and that mercy itself pleads for its swift extinction and replacement by another."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Faith, Society, Man, Mercy, Question)

"At issue in the Hiss Case was the question whether this sick society, which we call Western civilization, could in its extremity still cast up a man whose faith in it was so great that he would voluntarily abandon those things which men hold good, including life, to defend it."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Faith, Men, Life, Society, Civilization, Man, Question)

"Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners."
- Nicolas De Chamfort
(Related: Society, Appetite)

"The art of the parenthesis is one of the greatest secrets of eloquence in Society."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Art, Society, Eloquence, Secrets)

"Television is just one more facet of that considerable segment of our society that never had any standard but the soft buck."
- Raymond Chandler
(Related: Society, Television)

"I am aware of the usefulness of science to society and of the benefits society derives from it."
- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
(Related: Science, Society, Benefits, Usefulness)

"Although my book is banned I am still allowed to go to China and travel. There is no longer the kind of control that Mao used to have-there have been deep fundamental changes in society."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Society, Travel, Control, Deep)

"What has marked Chinese society is its level of cruelty, not just revolutions and wars. We ought to reject it totally, otherwise in another upheaval there will be further cruelty."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Society, Cruelty, Will)

"No power in society, no hardship in your condition can depress you, keep you down, in knowledge, power, virtue, influence, but by your own consent."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Power, Society, Knowledge, Virtue, Hardship, Influence)

"The great hope of society is in individual character."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Society, Character, Hope)

"I did it to myself. It wasn't society... it wasn't a pusher, it wasn't being blind or being black or being poor. It was all my doing."
- Ray Charles
(Related: Society, Being, Blind, Poor)

"All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life."
- John Cheever
(Related: Life, Men, Society, Fans, Literary, Yankee)

"Women are the real architects of society."
- Cher
(Related: Society, Women)

"The warrior may fight for gold or for an immediate gain, or for something to take home for the winter to feed the family. The soldier is part of a more complex society. He's fighting for a group ethic of some sort."
- C. J. Cherryh
(Related: Home, Family, Society, Fight, Fighting, Gain, Gold, May, Winter)

"Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Education, Society, Soul)

"Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt."
- Shirley Chisholm
(Related: Society, Talent)

"You have to look at history as an evolution of society."
- Jean Chretien
(Related: History, Society, Evolution)

"Society is not a disease, it is a disaster. What a stupid miracle that one can live in it."
- Emile M. Cioran
(Related: Society, Disaster, Disease)

"There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals."
- Ramsey Clark
(Related: Society, Being, Concern)

"Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Society, May, Will)

"Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which, like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals, you will have added your conception, your artful piece of stone."
- Adrienne Clarkson
(Related: Society, Creation, Will)

"The emphasis on the birth of Christ tends to polarize our pluralistic society and create legal and ethnic belligerence."
- John Clayton
(Related: Legal, Society, Christ)

"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."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Society, Habit, Danger, Testing, Wrong)

"Our lives our guided by that general conception of the course of things which has been created by society for social purposes."
- William Kingdon Clifford
(Related: Society)

"We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Society, Thinking)

"The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Society, First, Instinct, Poison, Trying)

"The Ten Commandments have never been replaced as the moral basis upon which society rests."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Society)

"An occupying power has no right to make significant alterations in the character of the occupied society, to change the laws all around, without a strong security reason and so forth."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Change, Power, Society, Character, Laws, Reason, Right, Security)

"I argued that the Bush administration, and the Coalition officials more recently, didn't understand Iraqi society. They thought it was a blank slate, that they could use Iraqis as guinea pigs."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Society, Thought)

"Our society has changed in unforeseeable ways since Social Security was created. For example, we are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives and while this is all great news, this has also placed added pressure on America's retirement system."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Society, America, Example, Living, News, Pressure, Retirement, Security)

"For many centuries, suicides were treated like criminals by the society. That is part of the terrible legacy that has come down into society's method of handling suicide recovery. Now we have to fight off the demons that have been hanging around suicide for centuries."
- Judy Collins
(Related: Society, Fight, Now, Suicide)

"I have always maintained that the one important phenomenon presented by modern society is - the enormous prosperity of Fools."
- Wilkie Collins
(Related: Society, Fools, Prosperity)

"The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Society, Faces, Privacy, Slander)

"Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion."
- Henry Steele Commager
(Related: Society, Purpose, Censorship, Discretion, End)

"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."
- Henry Steele Commager
(Related: Society, Purpose, Censorship, Discretion, End, Fact)

"The weapons were conceived and created by a small band of physicists and chemists; they remain a cataclysmic threat to the whole of human society and the natural environment."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Society, Environment, Weapons)

"If co-operation, is thus the lifeblood of science and technology, it is similarly vital to society as a whole."
- Arthur Holly Compton
(Related: Science, Society, Technology)

"The worker is the slave of capitalist society, the female worker is the slave of that slave."
- James Connolly
(Related: Society)

"Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Computers, Education, Society, Internet)

"The imaginations which people have of one another are the solid facts of society."
- Charles Horton Cooley
(Related: Society, People, Facts)

"Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Nature, Society)

"You just let your lower self go, and then it takes on all these aspects of the society - the city with horns blowing, the people yelling things at each other, and the all-in-all violence and chaos of the city. Put that on stage with music, and that's what this is."
- Alice Cooper
(Related: Society, Music, People, Chaos, Self, Violence)

"The very existence of government at all, infers inequality. The citizen who is preferred to office becomes the superior to those who are not, so long as he is the repository of power, and the child inherits the wealth of the parent as a controlling law of society."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Government, Society, Power, Wealth, Existence, Inequality, Law, Office)

"No civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Power, Society, Law)

"The judge said I was a menace to society because I had put crime on a scientific basis."
- Gregory Corso
(Related: Society, Crime)

"The priests are debarred from female society, nor is any woman permitted to enter the religious houses."
- Hernando Cortes
(Related: Society, Houses, Religious, Woman)

"The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand."
- Howard Cosell
(Related: Society, Sports, People, Religion, Country, Football, Importance)

"Rosa Parks will be remembered for her lasting contributions to society. Her legacy lives on in the continued struggle for civil rights around the world. She will be missed."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Society, Civil rights, Struggle, Will, World)

"Through the centuries, men of law have been persistently concerned with the resolution of disputes in ways that enable society to achieve its goals with a minimum of force and maximum of reason."
- Archibald Cox
(Related: Men, Society, Goals, Force, Law, Reason, Resolution)

"If we had this back, and in full measure; if society were infused by it, through and through, and men lived its life, and in its life, philosophy would take care of itself and the nature of our institutions would not matter."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Men, Nature, Society, Life, Care, Measure, Philosophy)

"In the information society, nobody thinks. We expect to banish paper, but we actually banish thought."
- Michael Crichton
(Related: Society, Thought, Information)

"Our society has gotten to the point where we might soon become less and less shocked by any kind of violence."
- Stanley Crouch
(Related: Society, Violence)

"I believe discrimination still exists in society and we must fight it in every form."
- Andrew Cuomo
(Related: Society, Discrimination, Fight)

"Kids are going to try drugs and alcohol; that's part of society."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Society, Alcohol, Drugs, Kids)

"The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation."
- Marquis De Custine
(Related: Society, Circumstances)

"Television and radio do a wonderful job in focusing attention on the problems of our society."
- Richard J. Daley
(Related: Society, Attention, Job, Problems, Television)

"In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Society, Love, Talent, Order, Respect, Right, Youth)

"Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation."
- Salvador Dali
(Related: Art, Society, Work, People, Character)

"You know, my hair is very upsetting to people, but it's upsetting on purpose. It is important to look old so that the young will not be afraid of dying. People don't like old women. We don't honor age in our society, and we certainly don't honor it in Hollywood."
- Tyne Daly
(Related: Age, Society, Women, People, Purpose, Dying, Hair, Hollywood, Honor, Old, Will)

"In polite society one laughs at all the jokes, including the ones one has heard before."
- Frank Dane
(Related: Society, Jokes)

"Write about society as news and treat it like sociology."
- Clifton Daniel
(Related: Society, News)

"My first payback to society in life, was The Dolphin Project."
- Rick Danko
(Related: Society, Life, First, Project)

"Let those who like society better have it."
- John Nelson Darby
(Related: Society)

"If you're writing a piece for the Boston Pops, the balance is towards one end. If you're writing a piece for a chamber music society, then it's towards another point. I won't make a final answer on that. I think it changes with every piece."
- Peter Maxwell Davies
(Related: Music, Society, Balance, Boston, End, Writing)

"There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity."
- Robertson Davies
(Related: Society, Time, Doctrine, Nonsense, Stupidity, Will)

"To understand how any society functions you must understand the relationship between the men and the women."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Men, Society, Women)

"We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Society, Talk)

"Well of course there's been a great deal of progress over the last 40 years. We don't have laws that segregate black people within the society any longer."
- Angela Davis
(Related: Society, People, Progress, Laws, Years)

"The Church as a divine society possess an internal principle of life which is capable of assimilating the most diverse materials and imprinting her own image upon them."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Life, Society, Church)

"No society lies nearer to the cyclonic path of the forces of world change than the United States, and few societies are more intellectually aware of the nature of the issues that have to be faced."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Change, Nature, Society, Lies, states, United, World)

"Every society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members, it must inevitably fall to pieces."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Society, Ideals, Loyalty, Principles, Spiritual)

"Men are beginning to realize that they are not individuals but persons in society, that man alone is weak and adrift, that he must seek strength in common action."
- Dorothy Day
(Related: Men, Society, Action, Strength, Beginning, Man)

"I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Government, Legal, Society, Arguments, Direction, Justice, Want, World)

"Hardcover books are fairly expensive these days and to read one requires a significant commitment of time in our busy society. So I want to make sure that when readers buy one of my books they get something they're familiar with."
- Jeffery Deaver
(Related: Time, Society, Books, Commitment, Want)

"You can tell all you need to about a society from how it treats animals and beaches."
- Frank Deford
(Related: Society, Animals)

"In a repressive society, a writer can be deeply influential, but in a society that's filled with glut and repetition and endless consumption, the act of terror may be the only meaningful act."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Society, Act, May, Repetition, Terror, Writer)

"The writer is the person who stands outside society, independent of affiliation and independent of influence."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Society, Influence, Writer)

"Fundamentally, American society is composed of individuals who don't go out of their way to do each other favours."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Society, American)

"Cinema explains American society. It's like a Western, with good guys and bad guys, where the weak don't have a place."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Society, American, Cinema)

"The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that's not equity, it's just creating a society where you can't ask anything of people."
- Jacques Delors
(Related: Finance, Society, People, Right, State, Welfare, World)

"After the revolution, it might very well remain necessary to place people where they could not do harm to others. But the one under restraint should be cut off from the rest of society as little as possible."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Society, People, Revolution, Harm, Rest, Restraint)

"All prisons that have existed in our society to date put people away as no human being should ever be put away."
- Barbara Deming
(Related: Society, People, Being)

"Today is a celebration of hope for the Iraqi people. The Iraqi people can now take control of their government and their future by creating a society that protects the rights endowed to us by our creator - life, liberty and freedom."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Government, Society, Life, People, Control, Hope, Freedom, Future, Rights, Liberty, Now, Today)

"Sometimes nudity is gratuitous. We just live in a society where everything goes."
- Judi Dench
(Related: Society, Nudity)

"There are relatively few role models for young people. We are in a society that is ruled by men."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Men, Society, People)

"However, leaving everything to the market is not necessarily good for society."
- Dorothy Denning
(Related: Society)

"Simply that we are mirroring the trends in society, at any given time smuggling was an issue in the seventies, corruption is an issue today, and we faithfully reflect those issues."
- Ajay Devgan
(Related: Time, Society, Corruption, Today)

"No government is here forever. And there are other forces - the most potent force in our society, in fact, big business - doing good for the environment."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Business, Government, Society, Environment, Fact, Force)

"Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable people in society. It is a goal and an essential part of my life - a kind of destiny. Whoever is in distress can call on me. I will come running wherever they are."
- Princess Diana
(Related: Happiness, Life, Society, People, Goal, Destiny, Help, Nothing, Running, Trying, Will)

"That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or three slight nods of the head, is pity's small change in general society."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Change, Society, Pity)

"Disturbances in society are never more fearful than when those who are stirring up the trouble can use the pretext of religion to mask their true designs."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Religion, Society, Trouble)

"Patriotism is an ephemeral motive that scarcely ever outlasts the particular threat to society that aroused it."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Patriotism, Society, Motive)

"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."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Society, Civilization, Knowledge, Progress, Causes, Concern)

"However, the sciences of society and of history retained their old subservient relation to metaphysics for a long time - well into the eighteenth century."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: History, Society, Time, Metaphysics, Old)

"If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Society, Grief, Man, Right)

"Like art and politics, gangsterism is a very important avenue of assimilation into society."
- E. L. Doctorow
(Related: Art, Society, Politics)

"And from a military school which taught me that to fit into society, you can't just do anything you damn well please because it will suit you. And that it's much better to be with the winners than it is with the losers."
- Sam Donaldson
(Related: Society, Military, School, Will)

"When a man has done his best, has given his all, and in the process supplied the needs of his family and his society, that man has made a habit of succeeding."
- Mack R. Douglas
(Related: Family, Society, Habit, Man, Needs)

"It is only partly true that religion does more harm than good in society. The community makes God into the image it wants, vengeful, or milky sweet, or scrupulously just, and so on."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Religion, Society, God, Community, Harm)

"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."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Society, People)

"Every year the progress of advanced capitalist society makes our population consist of more and more isolates. This is because of the infrastructure of the economy, especially electronic communications."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Society, Progress, Economy, Population)

"Just in our lifetime our society has become looser and more private, it becomes extremely difficult to hold to any permanent commitment whatever, least of all to organized religion."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Religion, Society, Commitment)

"There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide."
- Norman Douglas
(Related: Society, Man, Respect)

"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
(Related: Society, Class, Ignorance, Justice, Poverty, Property, Will)

"So this is all part of a free society. People are entitled to hold whatever view they want, and the media can report things how they wish."
- Alexander Downer
(Related: Society, People, Media, Want)

"And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh."
- Margaret Drabble
(Related: Society, Body, End, Guilt, Saying)

"Stories about the ongoing dramas in our lives as we age are not being told because women find it difficult to be honest about what's going on - about, for example, our heightened sexuality as we age or about living in a society that only values youth."
- Olympia Dukakis
(Related: Age, Society, Women, Values, Being, Example, Living, Sexuality, Youth)

"The more potent, unasked question is how society at large reacts to eager, voluntary violence by females, and to the growing evidence that women can be just as aggressive as men."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Question, Violence)

"In a society which is structured the wrong way, piety has no effect."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Society, Effect, Piety, Wrong)

"If I wasn't doing this, I'd be in school studying political science or socioeconomic something. I love visiting different cultures and finding out how they make up a society."
- Eliza Dushku
(Related: Love, Science, Society, School)

"Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life."
- Henry Van Dyke
(Related: Life, Society, Ideas, Man, Sadness)

"Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together."
- Max Eastman
(Related: Society, Laughter, Speech)

"We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn't have to be white, and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick. We're way over that. And I think it's happening in society, too."
- Roger Ebert
(Related: Movies, Society, Action, African, American, Now, Stars)

"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."
- Mary Baker Eddy
(Related: Life, Science, Society, Civilization, Progress, Chastity, Stability)

"In society, one doesn't tell the truth, one tells the exact opposite."
- Nelson Eddy
(Related: Society, Truth)

"Remember and help America remember that the fellowship of human beings is more important than the fellowship of race and class and gender in a democratic society."
- Marian Wright Edelman
(Related: Society, America, Class, Gender, Help, Race)

"Our society cannot progress while our constitution stands still."
- Charles Edison
(Related: Society, Progress, Constitution)

"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
(Related: Power, Society, Care, Man, Poor)

"I think if you look at the themes that are presented in the film, some are inherently social, and I think that any film which deals with the family is dealing with the smallest social unit in our society - and in a sense it is a question of scope."
- Atom Egoyan
(Related: Family, Society, Deals, Film, Question, Sense)

"All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Society, Opportunity, Development)

"Society will decide after the technology is created what we will and won't accept."
- Jesse Eisenberg
(Related: Society, Technology, Will)

"Humor has historically been tied to the mores of the day. The Yellow Kid was predicated on what people thought was funny about the immigrant Irish. When you're different in a society, you're funny."
- Will Eisner
(Related: Funny, Humor, Society, Thought, People, Day, Irish)

"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."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Food, Society, Women, Work, Being, England)

"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."
- Andrew Eldritch
(Related: Life, Society, People, Public)

"Mass media provides the essential link between the individual and the demands of the technological society."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Society, Media)

"Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Society, Common sense, Example)

"The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Society, Value)

"In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Men, Society)

"A middle class is so important to a society that its value cannot be overestimated."
- Eliot Engel
(Related: Society, Class, Middle class, Value)

"The decisive moment in the defeat of upper class, capital-S, Society may have come when, in newspapers all over the nation, what used to be call the Society page was replaced by the Style section."
- Joseph Epstein
(Related: Society, Class, Defeat, May, Nation, Newspapers, Style)

"Similarly, gender-equality, supremacy of law, political participation, civil society, and transparency are among the indispensable elements that are the imperatives of democratization."
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan
(Related: Society, Gender, Law, Participation)

"In Italy, on the breaking up of the Roman Empire, society might be said to be resolved into its original elements, - into hostile atoms, whose only movement was that of mutual repulsion."
- Edward Everett
(Related: Society, Atoms, Italy)

"Nor is it the least advantage to health, accruing from such a way of life, that it expose those who follow it to fewer temptations to vice, than persons who live in crowded society."
- William Falconer
(Related: Society, Health, Life, Temptations, Vice)

"I think pornography is a scourge on society."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Society, Pornography)

"AIDS is not just God's punishment for homosexuals; it is God's punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals."
- Jerry Falwell
(Related: Society, God, Punishment)

"You use words like 'introvert' and 'extrovert,' various traits of a personality. A lot of that stuff, we used in drama school, and that was kind of interesting, to realize my teachers sort of ripped off a lot of Jung. And how much of it is part of our society now, these phrases, introvert and extrovert, where it actually came from."
- Michael Fassbender
(Related: Society, Drama, Now, Personality, School, Teachers, Words)

"Women do feel like they're in a box. Society, Hollywood, some men-they want to wrap women up in a neat little package."
- Sherilyn Fenn
(Related: Women, Society, Hollywood, Want)

"Like the winds that we come we know not whence and blow whither soever they list, the forces of society are derived from an obscure and distant origin. They arise before the date of philosophy, from the instincts, not the speculations of men."
- Adam Ferguson
(Related: Men, Society, Philosophy)

"Certainly being in California has encouraged a sustained commitment to rethinking the nature, purposes, and relevance of the contemporary arts, specifically music, for a society which by and large seems to manage quite well without them."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Society, Music, Nature, Being, Commitment)

"Who can wonder at the attractiveness... of the bar, for our ambitious young men, when the highest bribes of society are at the feet of the successful orator?"
- Marsilio Ficino
(Related: Society, Men, Successful, Feet, Wonder)

"The man in our society is the breadwinner; the woman has enough to do as the homemaker, wife and mother."
- Dorothy Fields
(Related: Society, Mother, Wife, Man, Woman)

"We as a Congress have a moral obligation to bring justice to the families of these victims. Furthermore, as a society based on laws, we have a responsibility to ensure that criminals don't go unpunished."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Society, Congress, Justice, Laws, Obligation, Responsibility, Victims)

"In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it."
- Ernst Fischer
(Related: Art, Change, Faith, Society, Help, World)

"In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes. Man's ultimate responsibility is to God alone."
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Related: God, Society, Man, Responsibility)

"The technological breakthrough of the World Wide Web has been enormously beneficial to society."
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Related: Society, World)

"There's the Bacon society, which is fostered by his fourth wife Helen Bacon, but I don't know what kind of performances his music gets. He wrote symphonic music and some chorale music."
- Carlisle Floyd
(Related: Music, Society, Wife)

"All that is needed to set us definitely on the road to a Fascist society is war. It will of course be a modified form of Fascism at first."
- John T. Flynn
(Related: Society, War, Fascism, First, Road, Will)

"I have always maintained that society has no business dictating morality."
- Peter Fonda
(Related: Business, Society, Morality)

"When you grow up in a totally segregated society, where everybody around you believes that segregation is proper, you have a hard time. You can't believe how much it's a part of your thinking."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Society, Time, Thinking)

"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."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Society, Hope, Building, Ownership, Support, Washington)

"The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Society, People, Respect)

"Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core."
- Timothy Thomas Fortune
(Related: Society, Expression, Law, Mob, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Lebanon can choose to be either a partner in ridding the scourge of terrorism or another obstacle that cows to the most radical elements of society."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: Society, Cows, Radical, Terrorism)

"I have, in some ways, saved characters that have been marginalized by society by playing them - and having them still have dignity and still survive, still get through it."
- Jodie Foster
(Related: Society, Dignity)

"What strikes me is the fact that in our society, art has become something which is only related to objects, and not to individuals, or to life."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Art, Life, Society, Fact)

"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."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Society, Work, Discipline, Prison)

"Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Power, Society, Strength, Name)

"Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions."
- Michel Foucault
(Related: Society, Work, Justice, Question)

"I think people are born bisexual and the make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I'm also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who is bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I'd never sleep with a girl who had slept with a man."
- Megan Fox
(Related: Men, Society, People, Being, Choices, Man, Mind, Question, Sleep)

"Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Society, End, Freedom, Press)

"Burroughs was never really that pleased with the way popular culture and society treated his character. He tried to make a few movies of his own as a result, but they weren't very good."
- Brendan Fraser
(Related: Movies, Society, Character, Culture, Popular, Result)

"Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Men, Society)

"Because society would rather we always wore a pretty face, women have been trained to cut off anger."
- Nancy Friday
(Related: Anger, Society, Women, Pretty)

"A woman is handicapped by her sex, and handicaps society, either by slavishly copying the pattern of man's advance in the professions, or by refusing to compete with man at all."
- Betty Friedan
(Related: Society, Sex, Man, Woman)

"It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all."
- Betty Friedan
(Related: Home, Men, Society, HusbSon, Neighbors, Woman)

"Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn't run on greed? You think Russia doesn't run on greed? You think China doesn't run on greed? What is greed?"
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Society, First, Greed, Russia)

"Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?"
- Erich Fromm
(Related: Age, Education, Society, Children)

"There were many women around. We all had a relationship with each other that was very strong. And all of our minds kind of hooked up. We rejected the society. We rejected marriage because we didn't like what our parents had."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: Marriage, Women, Society, Parents)

"The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Society, People, Want)

"A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Society, Eccentricity, Sanity)

"If society fits you comfortably enough, you call it freedom."
- Robert Frost
(Related: Society, Freedom)

"The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor is the marvel of human society."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Life, Society, Endurance, Poor)

"The aging and declining population will have far-reaching impacts. Declining fertility rates will possibly increase immigration. The structure of family and society will inevitably change."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Change, Family, Society, Population, Will)

"What they fear, I think rightly, is that traditional Vietnamese society cannot survive the American economic and cultural impact."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Society, Fear, American)

"When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Men, Society, Abuse, Democracy, Public, Scandal, Suspicion)

"We are trying to remake Vietnamese society, a task which certainly cannot be accomplished by force and which probably cannot be accomplished by any means available to outsiders."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Society, Force, Trying)

"In our excessive involvement in the affairs of other countries, we are not only living off our assets and denying our own people the proper enjoyment of their resources; we are also denying the world the example of a free society enjoying its freedom to the fullest."
- J. William Fulbright
(Related: Society, People, Countries, Enjoyment, Example, Freedom, Living, World)

"Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side; of the face can smile while the other is pinched."
- Thomas Fuller
(Related: Society, Class, Smile)

"Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live."
- Hans-Georg Gadamer
(Related: Society, Family, Self, State)

"Europe, which gave us the idea of same-sex marriage, is a dying society, with birthrates 50 percent below replacement."
- Maggie Gallagher
(Related: Marriage, Society, Idea, Dying, Europe)

"Since achieving their independence in 1992, the people of Croatia have built a democratic society based on the rule of law, respect for human rights, and a free market economy."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Society, People, Economy, Independence, Rights, Human rights, Law, Respect)

"Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Society, Men)

"I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Society, Act, Mind, Religious)

"If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Society, Quality, Character, Effort, Wrongs)

"But hey, when you live in Watts, you need a little smack to get by, you know what I mean? You need something soft and comfortable in your life, 'cause you're not going to get it from what's around you. And society isn't going to give it to you."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Society, Life)

"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
(Related: Society, Excellence, Philosophy, Theories, Water, Will)

"Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are."
- John W. Gardner
(Related: Society, People, Being)

"At the time it seemed like a natural development of my interest in what was going on around me in society."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Society, Time, Development, Interest)

"If the economy becomes disembodied from society it can only lead to disaster."
- Susan George
(Related: Society, Disaster, Economy)

"We're trying to run a 21st century society and economy with 19th century Darwinian, competitive, crude ideas."
- Susan George
(Related: Society, Ideas, Economy, Trying)

"Having enough to eat, being able to educate your children, have reasonably stable employment, and being able to live in a society which isn't collapsing around you-all of these things have been generally eroded."
- Susan George
(Related: Society, Being, Children)

"The transfer is a monumental occasion as the Iraqi people take control of their government and their future and forge ahead with creating a society governed by the tenets of life, liberty and freedom."
- Jim Gerlach
(Related: Government, Society, Life, People, Control, Freedom, Future, Liberty)

"A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching."
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
(Related: Education, Society, Heart, Act, Liberal, Teaching)

"There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind."
- A. Bartlett Giamatti
(Related: Society, Answers, Doctrine, Lust, Mind, Right)

"The differences between the sexes are the single most important fact of human society."
- George Gilder
(Related: Society, Fact, Sexes)

"I was resolved to sustain and preserve in my college the bite of the mind, the chance to stand face to face with truth, the good life lived in a small, various, highly articulate and democratic society."
- Virginia Gildersleeve
(Related: Life, Society, Truth, Chance, College, Mind)

"The labor of women in the house, certainly, enables men to produce more wealth than they otherwise could; and in this way women are economic factors in society. But so are horses."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Men, Women, Society, Wealth, Horses, Labor)

"The first duty of a human being is to assume the right functional relationship to society - more briefly, to find your real job, and do it."
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Related: Society, Being, Duty, First, Job, Right)

"How many of you have broken no laws this month? That's the kind of society I want to build. I want a guarantee - with physics and mathematics, not with laws - that we can give ourselves real privacy of personal communications."
- John Gilmore
(Related: Society, Laws, Mathematics, Physics, Privacy, Want)

"Men must stop being jealous of their power and generously allow freedom and responsibility to others. The reward is harmonious families and society."
- Delphine de Girardin
(Related: Men, Power, Society, Being, Freedom, Responsibility, Reward)

"I don't think anyone in the media thinks strategically about society."
- Todd Gitlin
(Related: Society, Media)

"No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Society, Talk)

"One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Society, Solitude)

"I think vegetarianism is a crucial ethical choice for an individual and a society."
- Bernhard Goetz
(Related: Society, Choice, Vegetarianism)

"The most violent element in society is ignorance."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Society, Ignorance)

"The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought."
- Emma Goldman
(Related: Society, Thought, Independence, Sin)

"I respect very much the role of the media in our society; I think they can be very, very helpful. They serve as a very useful check, sort of a watchdog over the actions of the government, and I respect that."
- Alberto Gonzales
(Related: Government, Society, Actions, Media, Respect)

"I think that when we're talking about youth violence, we're talking about kids who don't have opportunities, so they're engaged in a certain degree of lawlessness, because we as a society have failed them."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Society, Kids, Talking, Violence, Youth)

"As a society we're always so quick and able to spend money on lawyers for someone for incarceration, but we don't make the corresponding commitment to the preventative components of it."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Money, Society, Commitment, Lawyers, Quick)

"The current neglect of the problem can only irritate this deplorable state of affairs. The Black Muslims should constitute a warning to our society, a warning that must be heeded if we are to preserve the society."
- Andrew Goodman
(Related: Society, Neglect, State)

"America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the consumer society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard."
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Related: Society, America, American, Democracy, Living, Rest, World)

"Our society's strong emphasis on dieting and self-image can sometimes lead to eating disorders. We know that more than 5 million Americans suffer from eating disorders, most of them young women."
- Tipper Gore
(Related: Women, Society, Americans, Dieting, Eating, Self)

"Today we know that centralization and big bureaucracies have not, as promised, been the answer for promoting better opportunities for society."
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari
(Related: Society, Today)

"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."
- Richard Gough
(Related: Car, Society, Old, Respect)

"In times when religious or political faith or hope predominates, the writer functions totally in unison with society, and expresses society's feelings, beliefs, and hopes in perfect harmony."
- Juan Goytisolo
(Related: Faith, Society, Feelings, Hope, Beliefs, Harmony, Religious, Writer)

"Badger hates Society, and invitations, and dinner, and all that sort of thing."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Society)

"The argument that somehow we've got to get rid of minority scholarships so that we can have a free and fair America implies that we have a colorblind society where minorities are equal in their pursuit of funds to go to school."
- William H. Gray
(Related: Society, America, Argument, Minority, Pursuit, School)

"I've been in and out of Wall Street since 1949, and I've never seen the type of animosity between government and Wall Street. And I'm not sure where it comes from, but I suspect it's got to do with a general schism in this society which is really becoming ever more destructive."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Government, Society)

"But I believe there is a decay that is eroding America, and as a result, God begins to disappear from our society."
- Lee Greenwood
(Related: Society, God, America, Result)

"All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women."
- Germaine Greer
(Related: Death, Society, Women, Man, Will)

"In a society that tries to standardize thinking, individuality is not highly prized."
- Alex Grey
(Related: Society, Individuality, Thinking)

"My view... would be that we are entering upon a new and interim society which is neither capitalist nor socialist, but in which we can achieve central planning without loss of individual initiative, by the mere process of absorbing initiative in the function of planning."
- John Grierson
(Related: Society, Loss, Planning)

"Such manifestations I account as representing the creative leadership of the new forces of thought and appreciation which attend changes in technological pattern and therefore of the pattern of human relationships in society."
- John Grierson
(Related: Leadership, Society, Thought, Appreciation, Relationships)

"Philosophy means nothing unless it is connected to birth, death, and the continuance of life. Anytime you are going to build a society that works, you have to begin from nature and the body."
- Susan Griffin
(Related: Nature, Society, Death, Life, Body, Nothing, Philosophy)

"This war of choice in Iraq is undermining the very fabric of American society."
- Raul Grijalva
(Related: Society, War, American, Choice, Iraq)

"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."
- Walter Gropius
(Related: Design, Society, Life)

"Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective, are an ornament of a civilized society. They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases, a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation."
- Henry Anatole Grunwald
(Related: Society, Actions, Defense, Perspective, Reputation, Weapons)

"One does, after all, take on many of the givens of a society when one takes on its language."
- Alma Guillermoprieto
(Related: Society, Language)

"Painting and sculpture are very archaic forms. It's the only thing left in our industrial society where an individual alone can make something with not just his own hands, but brains, imagination, heart maybe."
- Philip Guston
(Related: Society, Imagination, Heart, Painting, Sculpture)

"Show business is one of those things that people can use to get themselves out of the lower rung of society."
- Taylor Hackford
(Related: Business, Society, People)

"I'm an underdog person, so I align myself with those who seem to be not considered valuable in polite society."
- Jessica Hagedorn
(Related: Society)

"I was trying to talk about where we are right now as a society, and talk about the fear we all live in, and certainly since 9-11, how it's affected us and the world."
- Paul Haggis
(Related: Society, Fear, Now, Right, Talk, Trying, World)

"Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics."
- Alex Haley
(Related: Society, Behavior, Racism)

"We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest."
- Philip Gilbert Hamerton
(Related: Society, Day, Exercise, Night, Rest, Solitude, Summer, Winter)

"I think the first duty of society is justice."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Society, Duty, First, Justice)

"Britain is not a country that is easily rocked by revolution... In Britain our institutions evolve. We are a Fabian Society writ large."
- William Hamilton
(Related: Society, Country, Revolution)

"The crucial question one comes back to is the examination; without that experience is meaningless. And I think it's true that society is becoming more and more passive, less and less fired up with enthusiasm, in many spheres."
- Peter Hammill
(Related: Experience, Society, Enthusiasm, Examination, Question)

"That's what it's about, how society changes people but people can also change society. It only takes a few people to do things and help themselves instead of sitting around on their asses. She has a very global outlook on life and all sorts of things."
- Mary Hansen
(Related: Change, Life, Society, People, Help)

"A social problem is one that concerns the way in which people live together in one society. A racial problem is a problem which confronts two different races who live in two separate societies, even if those societies are side by side."
- Pauline Hanson
(Related: Society, People)

"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights describes the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society. It follows that any choice and decision with regard to the size of the family must irrevocably rest with the family itself, and cannot be made by anyone else."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Family, Society, Decision, Choice, Rights, Human rights, Rest)

"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."
- Garrett Hardin
(Related: Men, Society, Freedom, Interest, Ruin)

"Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Nature, Society, Cruelty, Law)

"Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff."
- Stephen Harper
(Related: Society, Existence, Fact, Rights, Human rights)

"People who are much too sensitive to demand of cripples that they run races ask of the poor that they get up and act just like everyone else in the society."
- Michael Harrington
(Related: Society, People, Act, Poor)

"It avoids a self-conscious relationship to the act. We live in the most self-conscious society in the history of mankind. There are good things in that, but there are also terrible things. The worst of it is, that we find it hard to give ourselves to the cultural process."
- Larry Harvey
(Related: History, Society, Act, Mankind, Self)

"Trade creates jobs and lifts people out of poverty. And when that happens, societies stabilize and grow. And there is nothing like a stable society to fight terrorism and strengthen democracy, freedom and rule of law."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Society, People, Democracy, Fight, Freedom, Jobs, Law, Nothing, Poverty, Terrorism, Trade)

"Capital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Life, Society, Punishment)

"The proposition that Muslims are welcome in Britain if, and only if, they stop behaving like Muslims is a doctrine which is incompatible with the principles that guide a free society."
- Roy Hattersley
(Related: Society, Doctrine, Principles)

"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
(Related: Power, Society, Knowledge, Belief, Act, Fact, Harm)

"It is rather a problem of how to secure the best use of resources known to any of the members of society, for ends whose relative importance only those individuals know."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Society, Importance)

"If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Society, Justification)

"The progress of society is mainly the improvement in the condition of the workingmen of the world."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Society, Progress, Improvement, World)

"The great principle of Western society is that competition rules here as it rules in everything else. The best man - that is to say, the strongest and cleverest - is likely to get the best woman, in the sense of the most beautiful person."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Society, Competition, Man, Rules, Sense, Woman)

"Liberal democracy must finally become the vital element of our society."
- Gustav Heinemann
(Related: Society, Democracy, Liberal)

"A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill."
- Robert A. Heinlein
(Related: 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
(Related: Life, Society, Manners, May)

"Conservatism is a hard choice for a society that has become accustomed to big government and big entitlements promoted by liberals."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: Government, Society, Choice, Conservatism, Liberals)

"The idea of photographing an Arab man naked and having him simulate homosexual activity, and having an American GI woman in the photographs, is the end of society in their eyes."
- Seymour Hersh
(Related: Society, Idea, American, End, Eyes, Man, Woman)

"The land which the Society of Jews will have secured by international law must naturally be privately owned."
- Theodor Herzl
(Related: Society, Land, Law, Will)

"Society mends its wounds. And that's invariably true in all the tragedies, in the comedies as well. And certainly in the histories."
- Charlton Heston
(Related: Society, Wounds)

"You've got to respond to that and of course thinking through the role of a left party in the modern world, in the modern economy and society and having a policy response to that."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Society, Policy, Economy, Party, Thinking, World)

"It is also rarer to find happiness in a man surrounded by the miracles of technology than among people living in the desert of the jungle and who by the standards set by our society would be considered destitute and out of touch."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Happiness, Society, Technology, People, Jungle, Living, Man, Miracles)

"Joanna points her camera at a section of society unused to having cameras pointed at it. But I don't know about categorizing them in terms of class; I'm a bit wary of that. My dad is the son of a shipbuilder."
- Tom Hiddleston
(Related: Dad, Society, Son, Class)

"It is obvious, moreover, that the formation of price in capitalist society must differ from the formation of price in social conditions based upon the simple production of commodities."
- Rudolf Hiferding
(Related: Society, Obvious, Production)

"The real problem is that the way that power is given out in our society pits us against each other."
- Anita Hill
(Related: Power, Society)

"Jackson, however, persevered. He joined the Franklin Debating Society, an institution that had been in existence over fifty years, and had enrolled in its membership some of the ablest men in Virginia."
- Daniel H. Hill
(Related: Men, Society, Existence, Years)

"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."
- James Hillman
(Related: Society, Security, Want)

"The word power has such a generally negative implication in our society. What are people talking about? Are they talking about muscles, or control?"
- James Hillman
(Related: Power, Society, People, Control, Negative, Talking, Word)

"Psychotherapy theory turns it all on you: you are the one who is wrong. If a kid is having trouble or is discouraged, the problem is not just inside the kid; it's also in the system, the society."
- James Hillman
(Related: Society, Theory, Trouble, Wrong)

"People who know what is good for other people all the time are as big a menace in our society as the capitalists."
- May Hobbs
(Related: Society, Time, People)

"The Church, however, is a self-governing society, distinct from the State, having its officers and laws, and, therefore, an administrative government of its own."
- Charles Hodge
(Related: Government, Society, Church, Laws, Self, State)

"One of the marks of a truly vigorous society is the ability to dispense with passion as a midwife of action - the ability to pass directly from thought to action."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Society, Thought, Action, Ability, Passion)

"There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Society, Living, Understanding)

"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
(Related: Society, People, Key, Want)

"We live in a democracy. We have this extraordinary opportunity to use our mind and say what we think, speak as we think. Sometimes what we say is objectionable to other people. But that is part of a free society."
- Hal Holbrook
(Related: Society, People, Opportunity, Democracy, Mind)

"The Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Society, Citizenship, Consequences, Inaction, Indifference, Prejudice, Racism)

"The Holocaust also shows us how a combination of events and attitudes can erode a society's democratic values."
- Tim Holden
(Related: Society, Values, Events)

"I think we have grave problems. I am very much concerned about environmental questions, even though in Finnish society, we are not facing the most urgent problems."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: Environmental, Society, Grave, Problems, Questions)

"In every European nation, there have been problems in history when the society was too divided."
- Harri Holkeri
(Related: History, Society, Nation, Problems)

"Many of the contradictions in Postmodern art come from the fact that we're trying to be artists in a democratic society. This is because in a democracy, the ideal is compromise. In art, it isn't."
- Brad Holland
(Related: Art, Society, Artists, Compromise, Democracy, Fact, Trying)

"Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe."
- John Andrew Holmes
(Related: Society, Radical)

"The so-called Beat Generation was a whole bunch of people, of all different nationalities, who came to the conclusion that society sucked."
- John Clellon Holmes
(Related: Society, People)

"A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Society, Flies)

"The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech."
- bell hooks
(Related: Society, Free speech, Freedom)

"Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money."
- J. Edgar Hoover
(Related: Money, Society, Banks)

"No revolution that has ever taken place in society can be compared to that which has been produced by the words of Jesus Christ."
- Mark Hopkins
(Related: Society, Christ, Revolution, Words)

"In practice, socialism didn't work. But socialism could never have worked because it is based on false premises about human psychology and society, and gross ignorance of human economy."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Society, Work, Economy, Ignorance, Practice, Psychology, Socialism)

"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."
- Bryce Dallas Howard
(Related: Life, Society, People, Comfort, Perspective)

"How utterly are one's best thoughts invaded by this going out in society."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Society, Thoughts)

"Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today."
- Jinato Hu
(Related: Society, Diversity, Key, Today, World)

"To overturn orthodoxy is no easier in science than in philosophy, religion, economics, or any of the other disciplines through which we try to comprehend the world and the society in which we live."
- Ruth Hubbard
(Related: Science, Society, Religion, Economics, Philosophy, World)

"The role of the teacher remains the highest calling of a free people. To the teacher, America entrusts her most precious resource, her children; and asks that they be prepared... to face the rigors of individual participation in a democratic society."
- Shirley Hufstedler
(Related: Society, People, America, Children, Participation)

"Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Society, Ridicule, Slander)

"Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Art, Society, Goal, Freedom)

"We have a society in which one of the greatest things you can do is a platform to see victim status, and one of the qualifications for that is that you have these exquisitely tender feelings about things and sensibilities which are easily offended."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Society, Feelings)

"This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society."
- David Hume
(Related: Society, Friends, Possessions)

"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."
- Claudio Hummes
(Related: Power, Society, History, Church, Exercise, Order)

"Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Society)

"The fidelity question is difficult for me. Society has made us believe we're supposed to be monogamous when we're not killer whales, or whatever the monogamous species is."
- Rachel Hunter
(Related: Society, Fidelity, Question)

"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."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Society, Country, Culture, Europe, Generations, Repression)

"They weren't immigrating to some existing society; indeed, they often did whatever they could do to destroy whatever existed here in the way of Indian society."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Society)

"Immigrants are people who leave one country, one society, and move to another society. But there has to be a recipient society to which the immigrants move."
- Samuel P. Huntington
(Related: Society, People, Country)

"But someone like Claude Chabrol tries to make a connection between the society in which we live and the social reasons which make monsters out of some people."
- Isabelle Huppert
(Related: Society, People, Connection)

"At the heart of these challenges lies the question of how the institutions of the European Union make laws, the types of laws they pass and the effectiveness with which those laws are implemented on civil society and the economy."
- John Hutton
(Related: Society, Heart, Economy, Laws, Lies, Question)

"Ten years ago, 15 years ago, I think the church would have been asleep at the switch. This level of activism and engagement with the needs of society by local churches I never thought I'd see it in my lifetime."
- Bill Hybels
(Related: Society, Thought, Church, Activism, Churches, Needs, Years)

"In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: Society, Rest, Teachers)

"The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom - they are the pillars of society."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Society, Truth, Freedom)

"The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Society, Truth, Freedom, Spirit)

"The worst enemy of truth and freedom in our society is the compact majority."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Society, Truth, Enemy, Freedom, Majority)

"What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!"
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Business, Science, Society, Capitalism, Inventions)

"Do you know what we are those of us who count as pillars of society? We are society's tools, neither more nor less."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Society, Tools)

"I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!"
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Business, Science, Society, Capitalism, Inventions, Machines)

"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."
- Daisaku Ikeda
(Related: Change, Society, Destiny, Revolution, Help, Will)

"The public school has become the established church of secular society."
- Ivan Illich
(Related: Society, Church, Public, School)

"I believe that writers, unless they consider themselves terribly exquisite, are at heart people who live by night, a little bit outside society, moving between delinquency and conformity."
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante
(Related: Society, People, Heart, Conformity, Night, Writers)

"A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: Society, Ancestry, Delusion, Hatred, Nation, United)

"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
(Related: Society, Death, Fear, Living, Pain, Sadness, Vice)

"Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No - no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Men, Society, Community, Riot)

"The American people do not want people thumbing their nose at the law. It undercuts the very fabric of our society and the system of civil justice and of criminal justice as well."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Society, People, American, Justice, Law, Want)

"Printing ballots in multiple languages costs millions of dollars every year. It also discourages immigrants from integrating into American society and gaining the benefits that come from speaking English."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Society, American, Benefits, English, Printing)

"But we look back now, and we realize the Great Society was not a success."
- Alphonso Jackson
(Related: Society, Success, Now)

"For the larger interest of humanity, Islamic society presents the safest place on this planet."
- Jermaine Jackson
(Related: Society, Humanity, Interest)

"I believe if there is any place left where the humanity is still visible, it can not be anywhere else than in an Islamic society. Time would come when the world would be obliged to accept this reality."
- Jermaine Jackson
(Related: Time, Society, Humanity, Reality, World)

"Those who suffer are not those at the top, but are the less privileged members of society."
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: Society)

"The most striking development of the great depression of 1929 is a profound skepticism of the future of contemporary society among large sections of the American people."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Society, People, Development, American, Depression, Future, Skepticism)

"We've become a plastic society."
- Bill Janklow
(Related: Society)

"If we come to power we will abolish the multi-ethnic society."
- Hans Janmaat
(Related: Power, Society, Will)

"Only here, because of the illusion of intellectualism, our society separates the validity of human expression."
- Joseph Jarman
(Related: Society, Expression, Illusion, Validity)

"Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Society, Morality, Truth)

"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Society, People, Control, Discretion, Exercise)

"Literature that keeps employing new linguistic and formal modes of expression to draft a panorama of society as a whole while at the same time exposing it, tearing the masks from its face - for me that would be deserving of an award."
- Elfriede Jelinek
(Related: Society, Time, Draft, Expression, Literature)

"Eroding solidarity paradoxically makes a society more susceptible to the construction of substitute collectives and fascisms of all kinds."
- Elfriede Jelinek
(Related: Society, Solidarity)

"The permissive society has been allowed to become a dirty phrase. A better phrase is the civilised society."
- Roy Jenkins
(Related: Society)

"It's important for that to exist in a society that doesn't present you with any genuine problems."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: Society, Present, Problems)

"As we embrace the American dream and the freedoms it represents, we must also ensure that those who wish to enjoy those freedoms become a part of our society and learn to speak our language."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Society, Dream, American, Language)

"Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society."
- Henry St. John
(Related: Happiness, Health, Society, Body, Liberty, Man, Pleasure)

"The family is the first essential cell of human society."
- Pope John XXIII
(Related: Family, Society, First)

"The more complicated this society becomes, the greater the need is to simplify your life."
- Darren L. Johnson
(Related: Life, Society)

"Dallas was a Black and White society at that time; it didn't have the diversity it has now."
- Eddie Bernice Johnson
(Related: Society, Time, Diversity, Now)

"We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Society, Opportunity)

"I believe we can continue the Great Society while we fight in Vietnam."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Society, Fight, Vietnam)

"I am concerned about the whole man. I am concerned about what the people, using their government as an instrument and a tool, can do toward building the whole man, which will mean a better society and a better world."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Government, Society, People, Building, Man, Will, World)

"We have entered an age in which education is not just a luxury permitting some men an advantage over others. It has become a necessity without which a person is defenseless in this complex, industrialized society. We have truly entered the century of the educated man."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Age, Education, Men, Society, Luxury, Man, Necessity)

"To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Society, Women, Eyes, Facts)

"Our society is illuminated by the spiritual insights of the Hebrew prophets. America and Israel have a common love of human freedom, and they have a common faith in a democratic way of life."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
(Related: Faith, Life, Love, Society, America, Freedom, Israel, Spiritual)

"Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Life, Society)

"Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it."
- Howard Mumford Jones
(Related: Society, Criticism, First, Law, Persecution)

"It has to be real, and I think a lot of the problems we have as a society is because we don't acknowledge that family is important, and it has to be people who are present, you know, and mothers and fathers, both are not present enough with children."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Family, Society, People, Children, Fathers, Mothers, Present, Problems)

"And nothing embittered me, which is important, because I think ethnic people and women in this society can end up being embittered because of the lack of affirmative action, you know."
- James Earl Jones
(Related: Society, Women, People, Action, Being, End, Nothing)

"We must not become the new puritans and reject our society. We must address and master the future together. It can be done if we restore the belief that we share a sense of national community, that we share a common national endeavor. It can be done."
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Society, Belief, Community, Future, Sense)

"The courts cannot garnish a father's salary, nor freeze his account, nor seize his property on behalf of his children, in our society. Apparently this is because a kid is not a car or a couch or a boat."
- June Jordan
(Related: Car, Society, Father, Children, Property)

"The Company of Wolves is about how society teaches young women to look at themselves, and what to be afraid of. It's about a girl learning that the world of sensuality and the unknown is not to be feared, that it's worth getting your teeth into."
- Neil Jordan
(Related: Society, Women, Company, Learning, Sensuality, World, Worth)

"The achievements which society rewards are won at the cost of diminution of personality."
- Benjamin Jowett
(Related: Society, Personality)

"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."
- Alberto Juantorena
(Related: Society, People, Competition, Country, Games, Support)

"But such IMF pressure is very much helpful for me to push such a, you know, reform. So in this sense I think IMF is very much helpful for alien society."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Society, Pressure, Reform, Sense)

"I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him."
- Pauline Kael
(Related: Art, Society, Civilization, Vision, Artist, Country, Culture, Future, Importance)

"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."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Society, Future, Help)

"A healthy and fully functioning society must allocate its resources among a variety of competing interests, all of which are more or less valid but none of which should take precedence over national security."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: Society, National security, Variety)

"An innovation is one of those things that society looks at and says, if we make this part of the way we live and work, it will change the way we live and work."
- Dean Kamen
(Related: Change, Society, Work, Innovation, Will)

"Being a member of the labor force and a full-time parent means trying to manage against overwhelming odds in an unresponsive society."
- Sheila B. Kamerman
(Related: Society, Being, Force, Labor, Trying)

"Affirmative action has a negative effect on our society when it means counting us like so many beans and dividing us into separate piles."
- John Kasich
(Related: Society, Action, Negative, Effect)

"HATE, even if it's making money. is an underground movie, that's how it was made. It's a film about police brutality in the largest sense, it's about the whole of society and not just about the hood."
- Mathieu Kassovitz
(Related: Society, Money, Film, Hate, Police, Sense)

"Persian social manners are well known, and there is no other society that can compete with them."
- Moshe Katsav
(Related: Society, Manners)

"The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust; its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society."
- Irving R. Kaufman
(Related: Society, Trust, Court, Public, Public trust)

"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!"
- Lloyd Kaufman
(Related: Society, People, Christmas, Eating, Killing, World)

"To me, thoughts are fun and art is fun. The strength of our society should not be idle entertainments but the joy of pursuing ideas."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Art, Society, Ideas, Strength, Thoughts, Fun, Joy)

"The danger is not so much in the economic structure of a society but in its intellectual structure."
- Philip Kaufman
(Related: Society, Danger)

"The belief that the good in American society will finally win out... I don't believe any more."
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Society, Belief, American, Will)

"A society in which vocation and job are separated for most people gradually creates an economy that is often devoid of spirit, one that frequently fills our pocketbooks at the cost of emptying our souls."
- Sam Keen
(Related: Society, People, Economy, Job, Spirit, Vocation)

"This is actually a very important principle that science is learning about large systems like evolution and that futurists are learning about anticipating human society: just because a future scenario is plausible doesn't mean we can get there from here."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Science, Evolution, Future, Learning)

"A brain is a society of very small, simple modules that cannot be said to be thinking, that are not smart in themselves. But when you have a network of them together, out of that arises a kind of smartness."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Society, Network, Thinking)

"Having the benefit to our society, not only here in the United States but throughout the world with the amount of invention you get from having a space program, is well worth the risk that an individual like myself has to take by flying in the vehicle."
- Mark Kelly
(Related: Society, Flying, Invention, Risk, Space, states, United, World, Worth)

"Methamphetamine is a hideous drug. Meth makes a person become paranoid, violent, and aggressive - making them a serious threat to society and law enforcement. And maybe more importantly, meth users are a threat to their own children and families."
- Dirk Kempthorne
(Related: Society, Children, Law)

"Australia integrated the - brought on the ships and unleashed in the society the dogs of sectarianism, which had existed in other places - in Glasgow, in Liverpool and of course in Ireland, north and south."
- Thomas Keneally
(Related: Society, Dogs, Ireland, Ships)

"The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Society, People, Open, Word)

"If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Art, Society, Vision, Artist, Culture)

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Society, Help, Poor)

"Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Change, Society, Fear, Behavior, Terrorism, Uncertainty)

"Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on."
- Robert Kennedy
(Related: Society, Community, Law)

"People don't want other people to get high, because if you get high, you might see the falsity of the fabric of the society we live in."
- Ken Kesey
(Related: Society, People, Want)

"Am I a criminal? The world knows I'm not a criminal. What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma."
- Jack Kevorkian
(Related: Society, Common sense, Fanaticism, Religious, Trying, World)

"Fortunes are made, and disappear, over the lifetime of a single generation. Today, a person in essence takes his wealth from society just for the duration of his or her lifetime. The next generation has to create it anew."
- Mikhail Khodorkovsky
(Related: Society, Wealth, Today)

"The single most important factor in determining America's success in the 21st century will be maintaining our ability to be an innovative and creative society."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Society, Success, Ability, America, Will)

"Sports are a microcosm of society."
- Billie Jean King
(Related: Society, Sports)

"I have never seen a connection between cinematic violence towards women and actual violence towards women in society."
- Richard King
(Related: Society, Women, Connection, Violence)

"Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Society, Truth, Lie, Inferiority, Discrimination, Waking)

"It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: Society)

"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
(Related: War, Society, Vietnam)

"Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive."
- Hugh Kingsmill
(Related: Society)

"Terms like that, "Humane Society," are devised with people like me in mind, who don't care to dwell on what happens to the innocent."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Society, People, Care, Mind)

"Ages of experience have taught humanity that the commitment of a husband and wife to love and to serve one another promotes the welfare of children and the stability of society."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Experience, Love, Society, Wife, HusbChildren, Commitment, Humanity, Stability, Welfare)

"Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Society, Influence, Religious)

"The real point is that totalitarian regimes have claimed jurisdiction over the whole person, and the whole society, and they don't at all believe that we should give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: God, Society)

"It came as a surprise to find that a professional society and journal (Econometrica) were flourishing, and I entered this area of study with great enthusiasm."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Society, Enthusiasm, Study)

"Right action tends to be defined in terms of general individual rights and standards that have been critically examined and agreed upon by the whole society."
- Lawrence Kohlberg
(Related: Society, Action, Rights)

"What we do as a society is seek simple answers."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Society, Answers)

"I have to admit that when I watch a movie in which there is no moral context for the violence - I find that offensive. I think that's potentially damaging to society."
- Dean Koontz
(Related: Society, Violence)

"Our society finds truth too strong a medicine to digest undiluted. In its purest form, truth is not a polite tap on the shoulder. It is a howling reproach."
- Ted Koppel
(Related: Society, Truth, Medicine)

"I guess music, particularly the blues, is the only form of schizophrenia that has organised itself into being both legal and beneficial to society."
- Alexis Korner
(Related: Legal, Society, Music, Being)

"Europeans say they are proud of their social fabric, of strong rights for workers and the weak in society."
- David Korten
(Related: Society, Rights, Workers)

"As long as you have a system that is based on the rational that if you are making money you are thereby making a contribution to society, these financial rogue practices will continue."
- David Korten
(Related: Money, Society, Financial, Will)

"The primary victims of Katrina, those who were given the least help by the government, those rescued last or not at all, were overwhelmingly people of color largely hidden from the mainstream of society."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Society, Government, People, Help, Victims)

"If you grow up in the South Bronx today or in south-central Los Angeles or Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, you quickly come to understand that you have been set apart and that there's no will in this society to bring you back into the mainstream."
- Jonathan Kozol
(Related: Society, Today, Will)

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Health, Society, Measure)

"It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
(Related: Health, Society, Measure)

"The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror."
- Peter Kropotkin
(Related: Men, Society, Law, Minority, Terror)

"America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society."
- Peter Kropotkin
(Related: Society, America, Country, Freedom, Oppression, Protection, Tyranny, World)

"It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it."
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
(Related: Death, Society, Time, Fact)

"What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?"
- Irv Kupcinet
(Related: Society, God)

"I think I'd like to contribute to society in some way. I don't know what that might be. Right now, I just sort of give bums money on the street."
- Isabelle Kuprin
(Related: Money, Society, Now, Right)

"I had a little insight into life that most kids probably didn't have. My mother was a schoolteacher, and my father was a social worker. Through his eyes I saw the underside of society."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Life, Society, Mother, Father, Eyes, Kids)

"I don't have any well-developed philosophy about journalism. Ultimately it is important in a society like this, so people can know about everything that goes wrong."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Society, People, Journalism, Philosophy, Wrong)

"I can't say that I've changed anybody's life, ever, and that's the real work of the world, if you want a better society."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Society, Work, Life, Want, World)

"When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don't honor them enough, we don't pay them enough."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Society, Community, Honor, Teachers, Will)

"Since my retirement, I've spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can't afford an uneducated underclass of citizens."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Society, Time, Work, Help, Retirement, School, Trying, University)

"The destiny of our society is yours to make and you have a vastly greater importance to the world than we do."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Society, Destiny, Importance, World)

"We live in a disposable society. It's easier to throw things out than to fix them. We even give it a name - we call it recycling."
- Neil LaBute
(Related: Society, Name, Recycling)

"Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising."
- John Lahr
(Related: Society, People, Advertising, Lust)

"We are all murderers and prostitutes - no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be."
- R. D. Laing
(Related: Society, Class, Culture, Nation)

"We are in a position of financial and social power, and we could be agents of change in our society. Without pretension, I believe we could be a nice little gardener who takes care of the garden, and hopefully our neighbor will do the same. Then, maybe we'll achieve a better world."
- Guy Laliberte
(Related: Change, Power, Society, Financial, Care, Garden, Pretension, Will, World)

"More than anything else, we need in this society the opportunity for people to tell us what they think without being told that they're either dumb, or stupid, or uninformed."
- Brian Lamb
(Related: Society, People, Opportunity, Being, Dumb)

"We must not inflict life on children who will be resented; we must not inflict unwanted children on society."
- Anne Lamott
(Related: Life, Society, Children, Will)

"All are agreed, that the increase of learning and good morals are great blessings to society."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Society, Blessings, Learning, Morals)

"Many thousands of youth have been deprived of the benefit of education thereby, their morals ruined, and talents irretrievably lost to society, for want of cultivation: while two parties have been idly contending who should bestow it."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Education, Society, Morals, Want, Youth)

"I am persuaded, that if any attempt is made to improve the education of the poor, and such an unmanly spirit should guide the resolution of a society or committee for that purpose, it would render the design abortive."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Design, Education, Society, Purpose, Committee, Poor, Resolution, Spirit)

"In such a case, it would be almost sure of success, if the active members of a society established for that purpose, were inclined to meet the poor as men, as brethren, and as Christians."
- Joseph Lancaster
(Related: Society, Men, Success, Purpose, Poor)

"Society is like a large piece of frozen water; and skating well is the great art o social life."
- Letitia Landon
(Related: Art, Life, Society, Water)

"But I do believe this - I believe that fundamentally, society is headed in the right direction or wants to head in the right direction, and I think judges have an obligation to try to help it head there."
- Judge Mills Lane
(Related: Society, Direction, Help, Judges, Obligation, Right)

"What standards are upheld by the scientific community affect the community internally, and also affect its relations with society at large, including Congress."
- Serge Lang
(Related: Society, Community, Congress)

"Moreover, if the territorial state is to continue as the last word in the development of society, then war is inevitable."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: War, Society, Development, State, Word)

"The territorial state is such an ancient form of society - here in Europe it dates back thousands of years - that it is now protected by the sanctity of age and the glory of tradition. A strong religious feeling mingles with the respect and the devotion to the fatherland."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Age, Society, Devotion, Europe, Feeling, Glory, Now, Religious, Respect, State, Tradition, Years)

"Internationalism is a community theory of society which is founded on economic, spiritual, and biological facts. It maintains that respect for a healthy development of human society and of world civilization requires that mankind be organized internationally."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Society, Civilization, Development, Community, Facts, Mankind, Respect, Spiritual, Theory, World)

"Internationalism is a social and political theory, a certain concept of how human society ought to be organized, and in particular a concept of how the nations ought to organize their mutual relations."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Society, Nations, Theory)

"Like all social theories, internationalism must seek its basis in the economic and technical fields; here are to be found the most profound and the most decisive factors in the development of society."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Society, Development, Theories)

"Don't worry, don't worry. Look at the Astors and the Vanderbilts, all those big society people. They were the worst thieves - and now look at them. It's just a matter of time."
- Meyer Lansky
(Related: Society, Time, People, Now, Worry)

"I know what kind of things I myself have been irritated by in detective stories. They are often about one or two persons, but they don't describe anything in the society outside."
- Steig Larsson
(Related: Society)

"A society that has made "nostalgia" a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Life, Society, Past, Today)

"Propaganda in the ordinary sense of the term plays a less important part in a consumer society, where people greet all official pronouncements with suspicion."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Society, People, Propaganda, Sense, Suspicion)

"The model of ownership, in a society organized round mass consumption, is addiction."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Society, Addiction, Ownership)

"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."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Family, Society, Now, Question)

"Drugs are merely the most obvious form of addiction in our society. Drug addiction is one of the things that undermines traditional values."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Society, Values, Addiction, Drugs, Obvious)

"In our society, daily experience teaches the individual to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Experience, Society, Drugs, Want)

"In an individualistic culture, the narcissist is God's gift to the world. In a collectivist society, the narcissist is God's gift to the collective."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: God, Society, Culture, World)

"Christians were regarded as separated from society and therefore destructive of the Greco-Roman way of life."
- Kenneth Scott Latourette
(Related: Life, Society)

"Western society has many flaws, and it is good for an educated person to have thought some of these through, even at the expense of losing a lecture or two to tear gas."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Society, Thought, Flaws, Losing)

"If you wish to appear agreeable in society, you must consent to be taught many things which you know already."
- Johann Kaspar Lavater
(Related: Society)

"I suppose I'm intrigued with the bad traits of society, because I'm a part of society, and the bad traits pose the dangerous questions for our future."
- Jude Law
(Related: Society, Future, Questions)

"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."
- Jude Law
(Related: Society, People, Celebrity)

"My goal was always to be recognized as a good actor but no one was interested in that, simply because society just wants to warm towards your appearance. This is the great blemish of society."
- Jude Law
(Related: Society, Goal, Actor, Appearance)

"I shall support the law, for the law gentlemen, is the firm and solid basis of civil society, the guardian of liberty, the protection of the innocent, the terror of the guilty, and the scourge of the wicked."
- Charles Lawrence
(Related: Society, Gentlemen, Law, Liberty, Protection, Support, Terror)

"And opposite the bench, the dock, divided by a partition, with the women to the left and the men to the right, as it is on the stairs or the block in polite society."
- Henry Lawson
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Right, Stairs)

"Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents."
- Edmund Leach
(Related: Family, Society, Being, Privacy, Secrets)

"I find the earth to be a place of misery in which I am surrounded by the conformity that kills society."
- Matt LeBlanc
(Related: Society, Conformity, Earth, Misery)

"If we have isolated individuals able to inflict enormous harm, imagine what a single lunatic can do with a nuclear weapon. I think the whole base of civil society is at risk."
- Joshua Lederberg
(Related: Society, Harm, Risk)

"I would change policy, bring back natural grass and nickel beer. Baseball is the belly-button of our society. Straighten out baseball, and you straighten out the rest of the world."
- Bill Lee
(Related: Change, Society, Policy, Baseball, Beer, Rest, World)

"Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue. Society as a whole has complex issues to face here: private ownership vs. open source, and so on."
- Tim Berners Lee
(Related: Legal, Society, Open, Ownership, Property)

"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."
- Yuan T. Lee
(Related: Nature, Society, Time, Knowledge, Control, Will)

"Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners."
- Vladimir Lenin
(Related: Society, Freedom)

"The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that's making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it?"
- John Lennon
(Related: Society, People, Drugs, Living, Wrong)

"My role in society, or any artist's or poet's role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."
- John Lennon
(Related: Society, Leader, People, Artist, Reflection)

"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it."
- John Lennon
(Related: Society, People, Being, Objectives)

"Socialism is practical, in the best sense of the term; a living, vital force of inestimable value to society."
- Daniel De Leon
(Related: Society, Force, Living, Sense, Socialism, Value)

"I've been talking about the centrality of libraries in our information society for a while now."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Society, Information, Libraries, Now, Talking)

"Before the monopoly should be permitted, there must be reason to believe it will do some good - for society, and not just for monopoly holders."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Society, Reason, Will)

"Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe."
- Claude Levi-Strauss
(Related: Society, Man, Universe)

"We were promised a society of philosophers. But the Blogosphere is looking more and more like a nation of ankle-biters."
- Steven Levy
(Related: Society, Nation)

"It is incumbent upon each of us to improve spending and savings practices to ensure our own individual financial security and preserve the collective economic well-being of our great society."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Society, Financial, Security)

"Men were only made into "men" with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male is not naturally "a man" any more than the woman. He has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse."
- Wyndham Lewis
(Related: Men, Difficulty, Woman)

"I'm not really sure what social message my art carries, if any. And I don't really want it to carry one. I'm not interested in the subject matter to try to teach society anything, or to try to better our world in any way."
- Roy Lichtenstein
(Related: Art, Society, Want, World)

"In our society a man is known by the company he owns."
- Gerald F. Lieberman
(Related: Society, Company, Man)

"In this era of uncertainty and conflict, the United States - blessed with the world's strongest military, most ingenious economy, and most tolerant society - remains a model and leader to the world."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Society, Leader, Conflict, Economy, Military, states, Uncertainty, United, World)

"The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money."
- A. J. Liebling
(Related: Money, Society, Press)

"Bigotry or prejudice in any form is more than a problem; it is a deep-seated evil within our society."
- Judith Light
(Related: Society, Bigotry, Deep, Evil, Prejudice)

"I wish we lived in a society that made it safe and provided the courage for everyone to come out."
- Judith Light
(Related: Society, Courage)

"The role of art in society differs for every artist."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Art, Society, Artist)

"We still have tremendous work ahead of us to ensure that women have equal opportunities in the workplace and in our society."
- Blanche Lincoln
(Related: Society, Women, Work)

"Still, corruption and oppression are far too common threats to the democratic society."
- Anna Lindh
(Related: Society, Corruption, Oppression)

"What we call a democratic society might be defined for certain purposes as one in which the majority is always prepared to put down a revolutionary minority."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Society, Majority, Minority)

"In a free society the state does not administer the affairs of men. It administers justice among men who conduct their own affairs."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Men, Society, Justice, State)

"I can walk about London and see a society that seems an absolutely revolutionary change from the 1950s, that seems completely and utterly different, and then I can pick up on something where you suddenly see that it's not."
- Penelope Lively
(Related: Change, Society, London)

"Our society's need for escapism has always interested me."
- David Lloyd
(Related: Society, Escapism)

"Instead of having to be a member of the Royal Society to do science, the way you had to be in England in the 17th, 18th, centuries today pretty much anybody who wants to do it can, and the information that they need to do it is there."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Society, Science, England, Information, Pretty, Today)

"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."
- Seth Lloyd
(Related: Society, Computers, Information)

"To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality."
- John Locke
(Related: Love, Society, Morality, Truth)

"The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property."
- John Locke
(Related: Men, Society, Property, Reason)

"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Society, Work, Civilization, Commitment, Company, Effort)

"People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society."
- Vince Lombardi
(Related: Society, Work, People, Football, Problems, Will)

"I think it's great that we have organisations like Greenpeace. In a pluralistic society, we want to have people who point out all the problems that the Earth could encounter. But we need to understand that they are not presenting a full and rounded view."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Society, People, Earth, Problems, Want)

"Men of genius are often dull and inert in society; as the blazing meteor, when it descends to earth, is only a stone."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Men, Genius, Society, Earth)

"But, on the other hand, I get bored with racism too and recognize that there are still many things to be said about a Black person and a White person loving each other in a racist society."
- Audre Lorde
(Related: Society, Racism)

"The practice of patience toward one another, the overlooking of one another's defects, and the bearing of one another's burdens is the most elementary condition of all human and social activity in the family, in the professions, and in society."
- Lawrence G. Lovasik
(Related: Society, Family, Patience, Practice)

"Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Imagination, Society, Character, Solitude)

"The Fairness Project is endeavoring to try to do what we can to make a fairer society."
- Mike Lowry
(Related: Society, Project)

"What guides Marxism, then, is a different model of society, and a different conception of the function of the knowledge that can be produced by society and acquired from it."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, Knowledge, Marxism)

"One can decide that the principal role of knowledge is as an indispensable element in the functioning of society, and act in accordance with that decision, only if one has already decided that society is a giant machine."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, Knowledge, Decision, Act, Machine)

"On the other hand, in a society whose communication component is becoming more prominent day by day, both as a reality and as an issue, it is clear that language assumes a new importance."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, Communication, Day, Importance, Language, Reality)

"If we wish to discuss knowledge in the most highly developed contemporary society, we must answer the preliminary question of what methodological representation to apply to that society."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, Knowledge, Question)

"And today more than ever, knowing about that society involves first of all choosing what approach the inquiry will take, and that necessarily means choosing how society can answer."
- Jean-Francois Lyotard
(Related: Society, First, Today, Will)

"Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Society)

"If you want to know who is being hurt in this society, go see what is being done and to whom in pornography and then go look for them other places in the world."
- Catharine MacKinnon
(Related: Society, Being, Hurt, Pornography, Want, World)

"In a society in which equality is a fact, not merely a word, words of racial or sexual assault and humiliation will be nonsense syllables."
- Catharine MacKinnon
(Related: Equality, Society, Fact, Nonsense, Will, Word, Words)

"The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else."
- John Madden
(Related: Society, Success, Being)

"A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Society, Democracy)

"These terrorist actions, prepared in cold blood, against the people, the society and the institutions of the United States are unprecedented in history."
- Ferenc Madl
(Related: History, Society, People, Actions, Blood, states, United)

"There are no heroes in most of my stories. I look at our society with a critical eye and find nothing extraordinary in the people I see."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Society, People, Eye, Heroes, Nothing)

"History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: History, Society, People, Ideas, Prison)

"I believe society has a right to defend itself, just as the individual has the right to attack that with which he disagrees."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Society, Right)

"I defend both the freedom of expression and society's right to counter it. I must pay the price for differing. It is the natural way of things."
- Naguib Mahfouz
(Related: Society, Expression, Freedom, Right)

"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."
- Henry James Sumner Maine
(Related: Society, Correction, Duty, Religious)

"Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less."
- John Major
(Related: Society, Needs)

"Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: Society, Focus, Future, Girls, Mothers)

"From my films, you can at least learn about Iran, you can get a sense of the history and the society. But no such films have been made about Afghanistan, so you really can't know much about it."
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Related: History, Society, Afghanistan, Sense)

"Afghan society is very complex, and Afghanistan has a very complex culture. Part of the reason it has remained unknown is because of this complexity."
- Mohsen Makhmalbaf
(Related: Society, Afghanistan, Complexity, Culture, Reason)

"The product of the artist has become less important than the fact of the artist. We wish to absorb this person. We wish to devour someone who has experienced the tragic. In our society this person is much more important than anything he might create."
- David Mamet
(Related: Society, Artist, Fact)

"Otherwise we get off the track and we do not fulfil the historical role which we want to fulfil: to help the masses, the exploited and the oppressed of the world, build a classless society, a world socialist federation."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Society, Help, Want, World)

"Periodically, the workers do revolt against bourgeois society, not by a hundred, five hundred, or a thousand, but by the millions."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Society, Workers)

"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children."
- Nelson Mandela
(Related: Society, Soul, Children)

"In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people."
- Wilma Mankiller
(Related: Society, People, Decisions, Future, Generations, Leaders, Past)

"It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Equality, Society, Ideas, Democracy, Fact, Freedom)

"I don't think the advertisers have any real idea of their power not only to reflect but to mold society."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Power, Society, Idea)

"In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not."
- Marya Mannes
(Related: Intelligence, Society, Reality)

"Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics."
- Preston Manning
(Related: Legal, Society, People, Gender, Language, Race)

"We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves."
- Marilyn Manson
(Related: Society, People, Being)

"Possibly because I grew up not feeling very confident about my own physical appearance, I developed internal devices so that I could integrate into society."
- Shirley Manson
(Related: Society, Appearance, Feeling)

"But we're still in somewhat a Puritanical society in a lot of ways."
- Joe Mantegna
(Related: Society)

"In a multi-racial society, trust, understanding and tolerance are the cornerstones of peace and order."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Peace, Society, Trust, Order, Tolerance, Understanding)

"I wish the Peace Corps and its volunteers continued success and perseverance. We are grateful for their contributions to society and dedication to providing assistance where it is needed. May the Peace Corps continue its legacy of service, both at home and abroad."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Home, Peace, Society, Success, Perseverance, Dedication, May, Service)

"The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself, and this society is fatally entangled in it."
- Herbert Marcuse
(Related: Society, Reason)

"My father always taught me to appreciate what you're fortunate to have and give back to those who need it. No part of our society is more important than the children, especially the ones who need our help."
- Dan Marino
(Related: Society, Father, Children, Help)

"So in one leap we had gone from being a friendly society to something almost professional."
- Neville Marriner
(Related: Society, Being)

"When a society abandons its ideals just because most people can't live up to them, behavior gets very ugly indeed."
- Judith Martin
(Related: Society, People, Behavior, Ideals, Ugly)

"We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society."
- Judith Martin
(Related: Society)

"In Canada, women's rights are a vital part of our effort to build a society of real equality - not just for some, but for all Canadians. A society in which women no longer encounter discrimination nor are shut out from opportunities open to others."
- Paul Martin
(Related: Equality, Society, Women, Canada, Discrimination, Effort, Rights, Open)

"If a test of civilization be sought, none can be so sure as the condition of that half of society over which the other half has power."
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Power, Society, Civilization)

"We need a new Latin American policy that is bold - different. We need to focus on building civil society, focus on the lack of infrastructure. We need look at ways to foster economic opportunity.There needs to be a more comprehensive economic vision in the region."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Society, Policy, Opportunity, Vision, American, Building, Focus, Needs)

"In a higher phase of communist society... only then can the narrow horizon of bourgeois right be fully left behind and society inscribe on its banners: from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Society, Ability, Needs, Right)

"In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Society, Individuality, Living)

"The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas, i.e., the class which is the ruling material force of society, is at the same time its ruling intellectual force."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Time, Society, Ideas, Class, Force)

"The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Society, Being, Sense)

"Society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of interrelations, the relations within which these individuals stand."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Society)

"Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society."
- Karl Marx
(Related: Health, Life, Society)

"Every society, all government, and every kind of civil compact therefore, is or ought to be, calculated for the general good and safety of the community."
- George Mason
(Related: Government, Society, Community, Safety)

"For if you do, then shouldn't we blame the whole fraternity system? And if the whole fraternity system is guilty, then isn't this an indictment of our educational institutions in general? I put it to you, Greg - isn't this an indictment of our entire American society?"
- Tim Matheson
(Related: Society, American, Blame)

"I'd been brought up on the Upper East Side in a WASP society, which was death on crutches."
- Harry Mathews
(Related: Death, Society)

"A bore is a vacuum cleaner of society, sucking up everything and giving nothing. Bores are always eager to be seen talking to you."
- Elsa Maxwell
(Related: Society, Giving, Nothing, Talking)

"The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity."
- Rollo May
(Related: Society, Courage, Conformity, Cowardice)

"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."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Society, Lies, Misery, Slavery, Welfare)

"The huge problem in our society is the enormous ignorance of the ideas that underlie modern art."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Art, Society, Ideas, Ignorance)

"In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life."
- Ernst Mayr
(Related: Friendship, Life, Society, Companionship, Years)

"The extent to which all people in our society are made to count, and believe that they count, is not just a measure of decency; it makes sound economic sense."
- Mary McAleese
(Related: Society, People, Decency, Measure, Sense, Sound)

"The core political values of our free society are so deeply embedded in our collective consciousness that only a few malcontents, lunatics generally, ever dare to threaten them."
- John McCain
(Related: Society, Values, Consciousness)

"The Senate is the last primitive society in the world. We still worship the elders of the tribe and honor the territorial imperative."
- Eugene McCarthy
(Related: Society, Honor, Senate, World, Worship)

"There is only one thing more harmful to society than an elected official forgetting the promises he made in order to get elected; that's when he doesn't forget them."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Society, Forget, Order, Promises)

"As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent on advertising revenues for support, it has become an anti-democratic force in society."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Society, Advertising, Force, Media, Support)

"We live in a society today where these children can be wanted children. Even if you don't want to keep this child after you've had it, there's plenty of young couples out there, that want children."
- Norma McCorvey
(Related: Society, Children, Today, Want)

"Ireland is a peculiar society in the sense that it was a nineteenth century society up to about 1970 and then it almost bypassed the twentieth century."
- John McGahern
(Related: Society, Ireland, Sense)

"Amongst Women concentrated on the family, and the new book concentrates on a small community. The dominant units in Irish society are the family and the locality. The idea was that the whole world would grow out from that small space."
- John McGahern
(Related: Family, Society, Women, Idea, Community, Irish, Space, World)

"American society will never completely understand the true meaning of equality."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Equality, Society, American, Meaning, Will)

"Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Society)

"Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Society, Living)

"People ask me if I left the lyrics open to ambiguity. Of course I did. I wanted to make a whole series of complex statements. The lyrics had to do with the state of society at the time."
- Don McLean
(Related: Society, Time, People, Ambiguity, Open, State)

"A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Society, Right, Ritual)

"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."
- Marshall McLuhan
(Related: Society, Time, Day, Historians, Will)

"Society is unity in diversity."
- George H. Mead
(Related: Society, Diversity, Unity)

"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment."
- Margaret Mead
(Related: Society, Environment)

"Just about every year, Congress passes another crime bill - spending billions of dollars to build more prisons, to place more band-aids on society's scars."
- Carrie P. Meek
(Related: Society, Congress, Crime)

"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."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: Legal, Society, Hope, Act, American, Civil rights, Country, Defiance, Discrimination, Generations, Leaders, Sense)

"A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable."
- H. L. Mencken
(Related: Society, Thought)

"What's done to children, they will do to society."
- Karl A. Menninger
(Related: Society, Children, Will)

"Schools and libraries are the twin cornerstones of a civilized society. Libraries are only good if people use them, like books only exist when someone reads them."
- Nicholas Meyer
(Related: Society, People, Books, Libraries, Schools)

"The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Society, Time, Genius, Courage, Danger, Eccentricity, Now)

"The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Society, Actions, Concern)

"The only part of the conduct of any one, for which he is amenable to society, is that which concerns others. In the part which merely concerns himself, his independence is, of right, absolute. Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Society, Body, Independence, Mind, Right)

"Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained."
- John Stuart Mill
(Related: Society, Genius, Character, Courage, Strength, Eccentricity)

"Save for thee and thy lessons, man in society would everywhere sink into a sad compound of the fiend and the wild beast; and this fallen world would be as certainly a moral as a natural wilderness."
- Hugh Miller
(Related: Society, Man, Wilderness, World)

"In our open society, we are inclined to give to the less fortunate for the pure goodness of giving. We open our home to those who are alone on this holiday to spread some warmth into the life of another."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Home, Life, Society, Giving, Goodness, Holiday, Open)

"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."
- Jeff Miller
(Related: Religion, Society, Belief, Corruption, Country, Court, Poison, Will)

"Beneath all of these addictions is this disease, this control disease which is the mark of our society."
- Keith Miller
(Related: Society, Control, Disease)

"Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both."
- C. Wright Mills
(Related: History, Life, Society, Understanding)

"Society has arisen out of the works of peace; the essence of society is peacemaking."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Society, Peace)

"Modern society, based as it is on the division of labor, can be preserved only under conditions of lasting peace."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Peace, Society, Labor)

"In every society in human history, including the United States, those in power seek to imbue themselves with the attributes of religion and patriotism as a way of getting greater support for their policy and insulating themselves from any criticism."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Patriotism, Power, Religion, Society, History, Policy, Criticism, states, Support, United)

"I would as soon put a girl alone into a closet to meditate as give her only the society of her needle."
- Maria Mitchell
(Related: Society)

"I knew that I did not have to buy into society's notion that I had to be handsome and healthy to be happy. I was in charge of my "spaceship" and it was my up, my down. I could choose to see this situation as a setback or as a starting point. I chose to begin life again."
- Warren Mitchell
(Related: Life, Society)

"If we are to fulfill the promise of this great Nation that everybody in our society has equal access to the law, obviously having the resources to have access to the law is extremely important."
- Alan Mollohan
(Related: Society, Law, Nation, Promise)

"It's very difficult in our society. You cannot impose certain behavioral changes. Education can do it at the right time, probably by high school. After that it is too late."
- Luc Montagnier
(Related: Education, Society, Time, Right, School)

"Pictures can and do make a difference. Strong images of historical events do have an impact on society. They can help with change."
- Charles Moore
(Related: Change, Society, Difference, Events, Help)

"Our laws are a reflection of our culture. Our culture does not condone the torture of innocent and defenseless creatures. And we as a society believe all God's creatures should be treated humanely."
- Joe Moore
(Related: Society, God, Culture, Laws, Reflection)

"The Society of American Civil Engineers, someone who's going to come in and say to the public, we've looked at, we've examined, we've reviewed the repairs and we think they're strong enough to withstand the type of hurricane that - that could hit the city this season."
- Marc Morial
(Related: Society, American, Public)

"If it awakens in us as a whole how important that is - the theme of how conquest and ambition are meaningless without contribution - I think then as a society we're in better shape. I hope people are inspired to be the best."
- Rob Morrow
(Related: Society, People, Hope, Ambition, Conquest)

"You've got all these books on self help, getting to know yourself, doing the right thing, eating the so-called right foods, even down to what books you have on your shelves. People are encouraged to look to themselves first as opposed to being a part of society."
- Samantha Morton
(Related: Society, People, Being, Books, Eating, First, Help, Right, Self)

"He who negates present society, and seeks social conditions based on the sharing of property, is a revolutionary whether he calls himself an anarchist or a communist."
- Johann Most
(Related: Society, Present, Property, Sharing)

"Anarchists are socialists because they want the improvement of society, and they are communists because they are convinced that such a transformation of society can only result from the establishment of a commonwealth of property."
- Johann Most
(Related: Society, Improvement, Property, Result, Want)

"There is no longer a single common impediment to blacks emerging in this society."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Society)

"The Constitution, as originally drawn, made no reference to the fact that all Americans wre considered equal members of society."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Society, Americans, Constitution, Fact)

"In 1966 I became president of the British Computer Society."
- Lord Mountbatten
(Related: Society, Computer, President)

"The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society."
- Jose Mourinho
(Related: Society, People, Negative, Football)

"We don't care really about children as a society and television reflects that indifference to children as human beings."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Society, Care, Children, Indifference, Television)

"The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself."
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan
(Related: Change, Politics, Success, Society, Truth, Conservative, Culture, Liberal)

"Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Religion, Society, Sex, Materialism)

"War is the supreme drama of a completely mechanized society."
- Lewis Mumford
(Related: Society, War, Drama)

"I believe that nothing enjoys a higher estate in our society than the right given by the First and Fourteenth Amendments freely to practice and proclaim one's religious convictions."
- Frank Murphy
(Related: Society, First, Nothing, Practice, Religious, Right)

"Who has suffered? The families of the dead, no doubt. But a greater loss was inflicted on Pakistan because, as I said, we lost the pillars of our society."
- Pervez Musharraf
(Related: Society, Doubt, Loss)

"A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual."
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Related: Art, Work, Society, Importance)

"A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Society, Charity, Justice, Needs)

"We are shifting from a managerial society to an entrepreneurial society."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: Society)

"Intuition becomes increasingly valuable in the new information society precisely because there is so much data."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: Society, Information, Intuition)

"In an information society, education is no mere amenity; it is the prime tool for growing people and profits."
- John Naisbitt
(Related: Education, Society, People, Information)

"Even if society dictates that men and women should behave in certain ways, it is fathers and mothers who teach those ways to children not just in the words they say, but in the lives they lead."
- Augustus Y. Napier
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Children, Fathers, Mothers, Words)

"Public schools were designed as the great equalizers of our society - the place where all children could have access to educational opportunities to make something of themselves in adulthood."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Society, Adulthood, Children, Public, Schools)

"Interethnic and spiritual accord is our strategic resource, the basis for progress of our society and state."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Society, Progress, Spiritual, State)

"For centuries we have been living in the society where not laws but people ruled, where there was no legal state."
- Nursultan Nazarbayev
(Related: Legal, Society, People, Laws, Living, State)

"I come from that society and there is a common thread, specifically family values - the idea that you do anything for your family, and the unconditional love for one's children."
- Ednita Nazario
(Related: Family, Love, Society, Idea, Values, Children)

"The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Society, Poor)

"My hope that the Church will emerge as a strong leader in society is just that a hope. What I described in The Catholic Moment is not a prophecy but the outline of a possibility. There are no guarantees that my hopes expressed in The Catholic Moment will ever be realised."
- Richard John Neuhaus
(Related: Society, Leader, Hope, Possibility, Church, Prophecy, Will)

"So far as the economic condition of society and the general mode of living and thinking were concerned, I might claim to have lived in the time of the American Revolution."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Society, Time, American, Revolution, Living, Thinking)

"The Constitution says that government isn't supposed to be infusing religion into our society, and so I asked to have that upheld."
- Michael Newdow
(Related: Government, Religion, Society, Constitution)

"I believe in the Constitution. The Constitution says that government isn't supposed to be infusing religion into our society, and so I asked to have that upheld."
- Michael Newdow
(Related: Government, Religion, Society, Constitution)

"In my view, there is nothing more vicious and outrageous than the abuse, exploitation and harm of the most vulnerable members of our society, and I firmly believe that our nation's laws and resources need to reflect the seriousness of these terrible crimes."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Society, Abuse, Exploitation, Harm, Laws, Nation, Nothing, Seriousness)

"In hindsight it may even seem inevitable that a socialist society will starve when it runs out of capitalists."
- Larry Niven
(Related: Society, Hindsight, May, Will)

"The business of a scientific school is the dissemination of useful knowledge, and this is a noble enterprise and indispensable withal; society can not exist unless it goes on."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Business, Society, Knowledge, School)

"The university's business is the conservation of useless knowledge; and what the university itself apparently fails to see is that this enterprise is not only noble but indispensable as well, that society can not exist unless it goes on."
- Albert J. Nock
(Related: Business, Society, Knowledge, Conservation, University)

"The United States and Turkey are the only two countries that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts. The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable. I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s."
- Alex North
(Related: Society, Countries, Culture, states, Turkey, United)

"In most of history, societies have not been free. It's a very rare society that is free. The default condition of human societies is tyranny."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Society, History, Tyranny)

"Atheists in our midst are proof that all consciences can be accommodated here, even those that have no ground for holding that conscience is sacred, inalienable, and prior to civil society."
- Michael Novak
(Related: Society, Conscience, Proof)

"Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive."
- Ann Oakley
(Related: Fitness, Society, Career, Woman)

"In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can't afford it. And I refuse to renew them again."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Society, Americans, December, Tax, Tax cuts, Worth)

"Corruption, the greatest single bane of our society today."
- Olusegun Obasanjo
(Related: Society, Corruption, Today)

"Society as a whole is better off when information is available to the public. Whether you are talking about how to prevent disease, or about who does the best job of treating disease, it is useful to provide as much information to the public as possible."
- David Obey
(Related: Society, Disease, Information, Job, Public, Talking)

"To me, the decathlon is its own little society and I am part of that culture."
- Dan O'Brien
(Related: Society, Culture)

"I could never be a country person, sitting around trees trying to write a song. I would rather be in the middle of society, whether it's growing or crumbling."
- Ric Ocasek
(Related: Society, Country, Song, Trees, Trying)

"The most important thing to a lot of people, is to belong to something that's hip or whatever. To be a part of something that's not society, just a clique."
- Ric Ocasek
(Related: Society, People)

"When they show the destruction of society on color TV, I want to be able to look out over Los Angeles and make sure they get it right."
- Phil Ochs
(Related: Society, Destruction, Right, Want)

"In a capitalist society, persons who create capital, like Michael Eisner, are given the staggering rewards."
- Carroll O'Connor
(Related: Society)

"It matters enormously to a successful democratic society like ours that we have three branches of government, each with some independence and some control over the other two. That's set out in the Constitution."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Society, Government, Successful, Control, Constitution, Independence)

"Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability."
- Sandra Day O'Connor
(Related: Society, Opportunity, Ability, Benefits, Climate, Gender, May, Race, Respect, Responsibility)

"As I grew up, I was continually to suffer hardships in different realms of life - in my family, in my relationship to Japanese society and in my way of living at large in the latter half of the twentieth century."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: Life, Society, Family, Living)

"However, please allow me to say that the fundamental style of my writing has been to start from my personal matters and then to link it up with society, the state and the world."
- Kenzaburo Oe
(Related: Society, State, Style, World, Writing)

"Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from proclaiming its wares and their merits, and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed. The enemies of advertising are the enemies of freedom."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Society, Advertising, Economy, Enemies, Freedom)

"Advertising reflects the mores of society, but it does not influence them."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Society, Advertising, Influence)

"There are some fine books and essays about that. Lewis Hyde has written about alcoholism and poets and the role that society gives its writers - encouraging them to die."
- Sharon Olds
(Related: Society, Encouraging, Books, Poets, Writers)

"To have a man who can flirt is next thing to indispensable to a leader of society."
- Margaret Oliphant
(Related: Society, Leader, Man)

"It would be a pity if, frustrated by the price of travel, we elected to become a society that never made contact, that never gave SETI a fair chance."
- Barney Oliver
(Related: Society, Travel, Chance, Pity)

"The very idea of marriage is basic to recognition as equals in our society; any status short of that is inferior, unjust, and unconstitutional."
- Ted Olson
(Related: Marriage, Idea, Society)

"The 1960s were about releasing ourselves from conventional society and freeing ourselves."
- Yoko Ono
(Related: Society)

"Artists are going to be the metronome of this society."
- Yoko Ono
(Related: Society, Artists)

"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
(Related: Love, Power, Society, People, Alcohol, Causes, Drugs, Greed, Ignorance, Stupidity)

"When the fabric of society is so rigid that it cannot change quickly enough, adjustments are achieved by social unrest and revolutions."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Change, Society)

"Our civilization has evolved through the continuous adjustment of society to the stimulus of new knowledge."
- John Boyd Orr
(Related: Society, Civilization, Knowledge)

"Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice."
- George Orwell
(Related: Society, Practice, Will)

"Courts of law, and all the paraphernalia and folly of law cannot be found in a rational state of society."
- Robert Owen
(Related: Society, Folly, Law, State)

"In preparation for it, we need to have folks who are trained, we need facilities, equipment and supplies, that are going to be built into our society, and we are going to spend a lot of money on it."
- Major Owens
(Related: Money, Society, Preparation)

"The kind of society which we still have is maybe, in some cases, getting worse. Competition is becoming a virtue. Intense competition drives people to go more and more into self-interest. Even to see other folks as competition."
- Major Owens
(Related: Society, People, Virtue, Competition, Self)

"There's a whole set of values, spawned by the vocal and highly visible Republicans, that appeal to the worst in people. Our society is moving in that direction."
- Major Owens
(Related: Society, People, Values, Direction, Republicans)

"The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Government, Society, Act, Interest, Security)

"Society in every state is a blessing, but government, even in its best stage, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Society, Government, Evil, State)

"Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society."
- Thomas Paine
(Related: Society, Suspicion)

"The rights of democracy are not reserved for a select group within society, they are the rights of all the people."
- Olof Palme
(Related: Society, People, Democracy, Rights)

"These political movements flourish on the margins of Turkish society because of poverty and because of the people's feeling that they are not being represented."
- Orhan Pamuk
(Related: Society, People, Being, Feeling, Poverty)

"As society advances the standard of poverty rises."
- Theodore Parker
(Related: Society, Poverty)

"The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom."
- C. Northcote Parkinson
(Related: Society, Boredom, Sense)

"Here society is reduced to its original elements, the whole fabric of art and conventionality is struck rudely to pieces, and men find themselves suddenly brought back to the wants and resources of their original natures."
- Francis Parkman
(Related: Art, Men, Society, Conventionality)

"The conception that, instead of this, contemporary society is at or near a turning point is very prominent in the views of a school of social scientists who, though they are still comparatively few, are getting more and more of a hearing."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Society, Hearing, School, Scientists)

"The functions of the family in a highly differentiated society are not to be interpreted as functions directly on behalf of the society, but on behalf of personality."
- Talcott Parsons
(Related: Family, Society, Personality)

"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."
- John Dos Passos
(Related: Society, Man, Order, Ugly)

"To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man."
- Alan Paton
(Related: Society, Man, Responsibility)

"If we as a society are willing to have a preference for organic food, the farmer can pass on the savings."
- Robert Patterson
(Related: Society, Food)

"It is better, as far as getting the vote is concerned, I believe, to have a small, united group than an immense debating society."
- Alice Paul
(Related: Society, United, Vote)

"What I've always said is that I'm opposed to institutional racism, and I would've, had I've been alive at the time, I think, had the courage to march with Martin Luther King to overturn institutional racism, and I see no place in our society for institutional racism."
- Rand Paul
(Related: Society, Time, Courage, March, Martin, Racism)

"I am absolutely opposed to a national ID card. This is a total contradiction of what a free society is all about. The purpose of government is to protect the secrecy and the privacy of all individuals, not the secrecy of government. We don't need a national ID card."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Government, Society, Purpose, Contradiction, Privacy, Secrecy)

"The most important element of a free society, where individual rights are held in the highest esteem, is the rejection of the initiation of violence."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Society, Rights, Rejection, Violence)

"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."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Purpose, Conscience, Freedom, Humanity, Law, Voice)

"Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Politics, Society, America, Example, Radical, Responsibility, World)

"The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish."
- Pope John Paul II
(Related: Family, Society, Life, People, Comfort, Danger, Fact, Independence, Idols, Lies, Pleasure)

"Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy."
- Pope Paul VI
(Related: Society, Difficulty, Joy, Pleasure)

"Writers, you know, are the beggars of Western society."
- Octavio Paz
(Related: Society, Writers)

"The stark and inescapable fact is that today we cannot defend our society by war since total war is total destruction, and if war is used as an instrument of policy, eventually we will have total war."
- Lester B. Pearson
(Related: Society, War, Policy, Destruction, Fact, Today, Will)

"So if we have anything original to offer, it's to speak from our own life about the society we're in."
- Sean Penn
(Related: Life, Society)

"We believe in personal choice, rather than society dictating how we must live our lives."
- Mike Peters
(Related: Society, Choice)

"A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful."
- Charles W. Pickering
(Related: Society, Democracy)

"The question I asked Georges has now become a general one - You, who thought you were superfluous, who thought there was no place for you in society, not only are you not superfluous, you are needed and so those who were beggars become givers."
- Abbe Pierre
(Related: Society, Thought, Now, Question)

"That a society controls, to a greater or lesser extent, the behavior of its members is a universal; but the methods, the particulars of that control, vary from one culture to another."
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Related: Society, Control, Behavior, Culture)

"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
(Related: Society, Change, Behavior)

"The toute ensemble was such as to make polished society blush, when compared with these savages."
- Zebulon Pike
(Related: Society, Blush)

"People have an awful lot of problems that society has put on them and a lot to work through because of it."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Society, Work, People, Problems)

"I think the whole nerves thing comes into play when we worry about what other people and society will think."
- Dana Plato
(Related: Society, People, Nerves, Play, Will, Worry)

"Though neglectful of their responsibility to protect science, scientists are increasingly aware of their responsibility to society."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Society, Science, Responsibility, Scientists)

"A new sense of shared international responsibility is unmistakable in the voices of the United Nations and its agencies, and in the civil society of thousands of supra-national NGOs."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Society, Nations, Responsibility, Sense, United)

"Others think it the responsibility of scientists to coerce the rest of society, because they have the power that derives from special knowledge."
- John Charles Polanyi
(Related: Power, Society, Knowledge, Responsibility, Rest, Scientists)

"Moreover, only a strong and united scientific opinion imposing the intrinsic value of scientific progress on society at large can elicit the support of scientific inquiry by the general public."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Society, Progress, Opinion, Public, Support, United, Value)

"The Times has much less power than you think. I believe we attribute power to the media generally that it simply doesn't have. It's very convenient to blame the media, the same way we blame television for everything that's going wrong in society."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Power, Society, Blame, Media, Television, Wrong)

"I think to a certain extent in Bosnia and among the Hutus in Rwanda and also among the Tutsis in Rwanda who then took revenge on the Hutus, there is a sense of being swept up and a sense that the society in which they live has gone mad."
- John Pomfret
(Related: Society, Being, Revenge, Sense)

"The United States Jewish population has made many vital contributions in all areas of our society in such ways as helping to develop the cultural, scientific, political and economic life of our country."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Life, Society, Country, Population, states, United)

"Film, therefore, is part of society, not distant from it, easy to experience for people regardless of class."
- Mark Poster
(Related: Experience, Society, People, Class, Film)

"The more you achieve, the more interest it should spark to go further, because there's so much - and I don't mean monetarily and I don't mean in society. This whole experience of living is so rich!"
- Susan Powter
(Related: Experience, Society, Interest, Living)

"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."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Society, People, Cause, Evil, Fact, Perfection, Unhappiness)

"How a society channels male aggression is one of the greatest questions as to whether that society will survive. That's why I am not against violence in the media, I am against the glorification of immoral violence."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Society, Aggression, Media, Questions, Violence, Will)

"Liberals tend to put the onus of your success on society and conservatives on you and your family."
- Dennis Prager
(Related: Family, Society, Success, Liberals)

"Comedy, we may say, is society protecting itself - with a smile."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Society, Comedy, May, Smile)

"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."
- J. B. Priestley
(Related: Society, Fire, Sound)

"I think it's great now that we seem to be in an era where it's OK to be gay and I think that the society in North America has had more of a problem with it than any other society."
- Jason Priestley
(Related: Society, America, Gay, Now)

"Like its politicians and its war, society has the teenagers it deserves."
- Joseph Priestley
(Related: Society, War, Politicians, Teenagers)

"We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in color 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."
- Joseph Priestley
(Related: Society, Fire, Sound)

"I'm about to become a member of the Chemists Society of America. I'm very proud of that."
- Victoria Principal
(Related: Society, America)

"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."
- Romano Prodi
(Related: Society, Age, Italy, Now, Old, Population, Question)

"The path towards a free society has not been simple. There are tragic and glorious pages in our history."
- Vladimir Putin
(Related: History, Society)

"We don't need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole."
- Vladimir Putin
(Related: Government, Society, Care, Rights, Responsibility)

"There were people who said the Society of Cincinnati in the American revolution, of which George Washington was one of the shining lights, was a branch of the Illuminati."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Society, People, American, Revolution, Washington)

"Today's symphonic music is sponsored by the upper structures of society."
- Sun Ra
(Related: Music, Society, Today)

"I believe however that peace is attainable regardless of the Arabs mentality, society or government."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Government, Peace, Society)

"Our society has lost confidence in the power of reason, except perhaps scientific reason."
- Timothy Radcliffe
(Related: Power, Society, Confidence, Reason)

"When I see the cultural diversity that exists today, I feel that we must defend it, and we need Europe, because otherwise we are going to live in a society with a single model, the Anglo-American model."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Society, Diversity, Europe, Today)

"Let them be reassured, it has never been one of our intentions to ban religion in society, but solely to protect the national education system from any conspicuous display of religious affiliation."
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(Related: Education, Religion, Society, Intentions, Religious)

"I think we're the first generation to successfully integrate American society."
- Ted Rall
(Related: Society, American, First)

"French women have been made beautiful by the French people - they're very aware of their bodies, the way they move and speak, they're very confident of their sexuality. French society's made them like that."
- Charlotte Rampling
(Related: Women, People, Society, Sexuality)

"Money is the barometer of a society's virtue."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Money, Society, Virtue)

"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Men, Society, Civilization, Progress, Existence, Laws, Man, Privacy, Public)

"Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Society, Rights, Law)

"Full participation in government and society has been a basic right of the country symbolizing the full citizenship and equal protection of all."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Government, Society, Citizenship, Country, Participation, Protection, Right)

"I, for one, would think both about how far we have come as a country and how much further we need to go to erase racism and discrimination from our society."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: Society, Country, Discrimination, Racism)

"A just laicism allows religious freedom. The state does not impose religion but rather gives space to religions with a responsibility toward civil society, and therefore it allows these religions to be factors in building up society."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Religion, Society, Building, Freedom, Religious, Responsibility, Space, State)

"Standards of conduct appropriate to civil society or the workings of a democracy cannot be purely and simply applied to the Church."
- Joseph Ratzinger
(Related: Society, Church, Democracy)

"But it is equally necessary to consider the implications for a society if there are fewer and fewer young people making music because we are economising on music schools or musical education in schools."
- Johannes Rau
(Related: Education, Music, Society, People, Schools)

"To me, a painter, if not the most useful, is the least harmful member of our society."
- Man Ray
(Related: Society)

"A free economy is as essential to society as democratic political institutions. A strong market-based economy is the fertile ground for democratic freedoms that we think are important."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Society, Economy)

"Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Society, Progress)

"These groups within a society can he distinguished according as to whether, like an army or an orchestra, they function as a single body; or whether they are united merely to defend their common interests and otherwise function as separate individuals."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Society, Army, Body, United)

"The point I am making is that in the more primitive forms of society the individual is merely a unit; in more developed forms of society he is an independent personality."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Society, Personality)

"The assumption is that the right kind of society is an organic being not merely analogous to an organic being, but actually a living structure with appetites and digestions, instincts and passions, intelligence and reason."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Intelligence, Society, Being, Living, Reason, Right)

"The farther a society progresses, the more clearly the individual becomes the antithesis of the group."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Society)

"What I do deny is that you can build any enduring society without some such mystical ethos."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Society)

"I can imagine no society which does not embody some method of arbitration."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Society)

"It does not seem that the contradiction which exists between the aristocratic function of art and the democratic structure of modern society can ever be resolved."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Art, Society, Contradiction)

"It is already clear, after twenty years of socialism in Russia, that if you do not provide your society with a new religion, it will gradually revert to the old one."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Society, Religion, Old, Russia, Socialism, Will, Years)

"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
(Related: Society, Time, Idea, Actions, American, Law)

"I believe in mythology. I guess I share Joseph Campbell's notion that a culture or society without mythology would die, and we're close to that."
- Robert Redford
(Related: Society, Culture, Mythology)

"The society Shakespeare knew was heading for tremendous change, and he seems to have recognized that and written about it in a coded way. I understand those codes, I think."
- Vanessa Redgrave
(Related: Society, Change, Shakespeare)

"I used to be a discipline problem, which caused me embarrassment until I realized that being a discipline problem in a racist society is sometimes an honor."
- Ishmael Reed
(Related: Society, Discipline, Being, Embarrassment, Honor)

"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."
- Godfrey Reggio
(Related: Life, Nature, Technology, Politics, Religion, Society, Effect, Environment, Now)

"The rise or fall of wages is common to all states of society, whether it be the stationary, the advancing, or the retrograde state."
- David Ricardo
(Related: Society, State, states, Wages)

"I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible."
- Boyd Rice
(Related: Society, People, Freedom, Rights)

"But the truth of the matter is, we're an open society, we want to remain an open society, and there will continue to be vulnerability. That's why we have to meet the threats when they are not yet taking place on our territory and on our soil."
- Condoleezza Rice
(Related: Society, Truth, Open, Vulnerability, Want, Will)

"The repossession by women of our bodies will bring far more essential change to human society than the seizing of the means of production by workers."
- Adrienne Rich
(Related: Change, Society, Women, Production, Will, Workers)

"I prefer surveying for a week to spending a week in fashionable society even of the best class."
- Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
(Related: Society, Class)

"If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities, many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Education, Society, Children)

"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."
- Adam Rickitt
(Related: Business, Society, Talent, People, Charity, Diversity, Doctors, Leaders)

"Generally speaking, there is more wit than talent in the world. Society swarms with witty people who lack talent."
- Antoine Rivarol
(Related: Society, Talent, People, Wit, Witty, World)

"I've used drugs that I do consider to be dangerous, drugs that are potentially detrimental to kids and society at large."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Society, Drugs, Kids)

"I think the enemy is self-censorship. In a free society the biggest danger is that you're afraid to the point where you censor yourself."
- Tim Robbins
(Related: Society, Danger, Enemy, Self)

"Our civic society is really all we have by way of nationhood."
- Cokie Roberts
(Related: Society)

"The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual."
- Maximilien Robespierre
(Related: Society, Rules, Will)

"In a society where the rights and potential of women are constrained, no man can be truly free. He may have power, but he will not have freedom."
- Mary Robinson
(Related: Society, Women, Power, Freedom, Rights, Man, May, Potential, Will)

"There are a great many men valued in society who have nothing to recommend them but serviceable vices."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Men, Society, Nothing, Vices)

"Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector."
- David Rockefeller
(Related: Society, Needs, Philanthropy, Public)

"There was a village watercolour society and they'd come and paint in my field. I watched them from the window, the way they would struggle this way and that to find the perfect moment. God has made every angle on that beautiful, and I felt that tremendously."
- Nicolas Roeg
(Related: Society, God, Struggle)

"Alabama citizens, like the vast majority of Americans, respect and value the meaning of decency, and appreciate public institutions that reflect the common values of our society."
- Mike Rogers
(Related: Society, Values, Americans, Decency, Majority, Meaning, Public, Respect)

"Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent."
- Jim Rohn
(Related: Society, Opportunity)

"January 30th will be a historic day for the Middle East and the world. The Iraqi people will take the next step toward a free and democratic society as they place their votes for a transitional Iraqi government."
- Dana Rohrabacher
(Related: Government, Society, People, Day, Will, World)

"In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes."
- Al Roker
(Related: Society, Baby, Kids)

"I think the problem starts with the general appreciation of the music in the larger society."
- Sonny Rollins
(Related: Music, Society, Appreciation)

"We are trying to construct a more inclusive society. We are going to make a country in which no one is left out."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Society, Country, Trying)

"To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society."
- Theodore Roosevelt
(Related: Society, Man, Mind, Morals)

"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."
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Society, Idea, Character, Giving, Law, Opinion, Public, Public opinion)

"Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute 'Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.'"
- Ernestine Rose
(Related: Power, Society, Republican, Slavery)

"At a time when science plays such a powerful role in the life of society, when the destiny of the whole of mankind may hinge on the results of scientific research, it is incumbent on all scientists to be fully conscious of that role, and conduct themselves accordingly."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Life, Science, Time, Society, Destiny, Mankind, May, Research, Results, Scientists)

"It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society."
- Murray Rothbard
(Related: Society, War, Power, Economy, Pride, State)

"Sometimes the most positive thing you can be in a boring society is absolutely negative."
- Johnny Rotten
(Related: Society, Negative, Positive)

"It's a repressive society where you can't be horrible, I'm not horrible, they made me horrible, I'm just honest."
- Johnny Rotten
(Related: Society)

"I'm not claiming that football is the nation's salvation in this area, but it's one of them, one little thing that apparently has captured the imagination of a large sector of our society. But when football can't be a relatively pure outlet, a fun thing, then it hurts itself."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Imagination, Society, Football, Fun, Salvation)

"I am privileged to be a citizen of the single greatest society in all of human history."
- Marco Rubio
(Related: History, Society)

"Society historically has a difficult time with the concept of something new and foreign that shakes up our comfortable views, especially if it involves the very volatile question of sexual identity."
- Mercedes Ruehl
(Related: Society, Time, Identity, Question)

"We know the pain the president has caused our society and his family and his friends, but we know, too, how much the president has done for this country."
- Charles Ruff
(Related: Family, Society, Country, Friends, Pain, President)

"My vision is to have an independent Kosovo, democratic, with a politically tolerant society and with a solid economy, integrated into the EU, the NATO and to continue with our good relations with the USA."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Society, Vision, Economy)

"No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases."
- John Ruskin
(Related: Society)

"The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Society, Children, Credit, Fathers, Want)

"Society questions the police and their methods, and the police say, Do you want the criminals off the street or not?"
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Society, Police, Questions, Want)

"We are in a democratic society. It's our job to question."
- Kurt Russell
(Related: Society, Job, Question)

"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."
- Bayard Rustin
(Related: Society, Act, Being, Dignity, Protest)

"It's an indication of how cynical our society has become that any kind of love story with a sad theme is automatically ridiculed as sentimental junk."
- Winona Ryder
(Related: Love, Society)

"Mr. Speaker, we have reached a point in history where some have forgotten that it is the family, not the government, that is the fundamental building block of our society."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: History, Society, Family, Government, Building)

"There can be hope only for a society which acts as one big family, not as many separate ones."
- Anwar Sadat
(Related: Society, Family, Hope)

"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology."
- Carl Sagan
(Related: Science, Society, Technology)

"Our country, like every modern state, needs profound democratic reforms. It needs political and ideological pluralism, a mixed economy and protection of human rights and the opening up of society."
- Andrei Sakharov
(Related: Society, Country, Economy, Rights, Human rights, Needs, Protection, State)

"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
(Related: Society, May, Nation, Sight)

"Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on."
- George Santayana
(Related: Society)

"Every society in the history of man has upheld the institution of marriage as a bond between a man and a woman. Why? Because society is based on one thing: that society is based on the future of the society. And that's what? Children. Monogamous relationships."
- Rick Santorum
(Related: History, Marriage, Society, Children, Future, Man, Relationships, Woman)

"Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood, but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society."
- Edward Sapir
(Related: Society, Expression, Language, Mercy, World)

"Society has to change, but the political powers we have at the moment are not enough to effect this change. The whole democratic system would have to be rethought."
- Jose Saramago
(Related: Society, Change, Effect)

"Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: Nature, Society, Exercise, Freedom)

"Bankers - pillars of society who are going to hell if there is a God and He has been accurately quoted."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: Society, God, Hell)

"Society needs people who can manage projects in addition to handling individual tasks."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Society, People, Needs, Projects)

"Attention-deficit disorders seem to abound in modern society, and we don't know the cause."
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Related: Society, Attention, Cause)

"In every interview I have ever read or seen or taken part in, the final question in our future-oriented society is always, What next?"
- Jessica Savitch
(Related: Society, Future, Question)

"This isn't a little debate society. That's high school stuff."
- Sydney Schanberg
(Related: Society, Debate, School)

"In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Society, People, Machine)

"Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual."
- Friedrich Schiller
(Related: Society, Development)

"It's a mistake to assume that Islamists always come from the slums. Indeed, many come from affluent families but for some reason just couldn't manage to integrate into Western society, even though they had good opportunities for advancement."
- Otto Schily
(Related: Society, Mistake, Reason)

"Putting women in military combat is the cutting edge of the feminist goal to force us into an androgynous society."
- Phyllis Schlafly
(Related: Society, Women, Goal, Force, Military)

"What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures."
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
(Related: Society, Nothing)

"We need a President who is not afraid of complexity, who believes in an open and tolerant society, and who knows that the world can be made new again - and that President is Al Gore."
- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
(Related: Society, Complexity, Open, President, World)

"Virtually every civilized society today holds sacred the right to peaceably bury their dead."
- Mike Schmidt
(Related: Society, Right, Today)

"And it is this sense that some of us have to contribute to the culture, to the society in ways that may hurt financially, so what? We do it because we are born to do it, we feel we have no other choice and so be it."
- Gunther Schuller
(Related: Society, Choice, Culture, Hurt, May, Sense)

"Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil."
- Joseph A. Schumpeter
(Related: Society, Progress)

"I applaud the American Cancer Society for all they do to eradicate smoking. Their local, state and national efforts help to discourage young people from taking up this deadly habit and the resources they provide have helped numerous smokers quit."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Society, People, Habit, American, Cancer, Help, Smoking, State)

"The little things, I can obey. But the big things - how we think, what we value - those you must choose yourself. You can't let anyone - or any society - determine those for you."
- Morrie Schwartz
(Related: Society, Value)

"When the people become involved in their government, government becomes more accountable, and our society is stronger, more compassionate, and better prepared for the challenges of the future."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Government, Society, People, Future)

"In our society, the women who break down barriers are those who ignore limits."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Women, Society, Limits)

"There's only one free person in this society, and he is white and male."
- Hazel Scott
(Related: Society)

"I'd like to see marriage count again among African-Americans and not just in the society in general."
- Leah Ward Sears
(Related: Marriage, Society, African)

"Society is the union of men and not the men themselves."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Men, Society)

"As soon as man enters into a state of society he loses the sense of his weakness; equality ceases, and then commences the state of war."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Equality, Society, War, Man, Sense, State, Weakness)

"Each particular society begins to feel its strength, whence arises a state of war between different nations."
- Charles de Secondat
(Related: Society, War, Strength, Nations, State)

"I have an intense dislike for artificial society. In France, one could lead a free life - to do what one wanted to do without interference or criticism from one's neighbors."
- Robert W. Service
(Related: Life, Society, Criticism, France, Neighbors)

"The only society I like is rough and tough, and the tougher the better. There's where you get down to bedrock and meet human people."
- Robert W. Service
(Related: Society, People)

"The most distinguished hallmark of the American society is and always has been change."
- Eric Sevareid
(Related: Change, Society, American)

"I was watching something the other day which started out with five guys walking towards you and one woman, and there you go-it's still being dominated by the male society."
- Joan Severance
(Related: Society, Being, Day, Walking, Woman)

"I really think the mind of someone who hasn't been welded into place by their work or studios or actors or this whole society is a wonderful mind to work with, so I'd like to do a big picture with an unknown director."
- Joan Severance
(Related: Society, Work, Actors, Mind)

"The right to have a slave implies the right in some one to make the slave; that right must be equal and mutual, and this would resolve society into a state of perpetual war."
- William H. Seward
(Related: Society, War, Right, State)

"The United States are a political state, or organized society, whose end is government, for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who live under its protection."
- William H. Seward
(Related: Happiness, Government, Society, End, Protection, Security, State, states, United, Welfare)

"Unless we abandon elements which resemble a police state, we can't meet the demands of being a modern society."
- Ahmet Necdet Sezner
(Related: Society, Being, Police, State)

"I'm 23 years old. I might just be my mother's child, but in all reality, I'm everybody's child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society."
- Tupac Shakur
(Related: Society, Mother, Old, Reality, Years)

"I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses."
- Yitzhak Shamir
(Related: Leadership, Power, Society, People, Events, Opinion, Persuasion, Will)

"My optimism is not based primarily on the successful march of democracy in recent times but rather is based on the experience of having lived in a fear society and studied the mechanics of tyranny that sustain such a society."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Experience, Society, Fear, Successful, Optimism, Democracy, March, Tyranny)

"I have no doubt that given a real choice, the vast majority of Muslims and Arabs, like everyone else will choose a free society over a fear society."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Society, Fear, Choice, Doubt, Majority, Will)

"I am optimistic that peace can be achieved in the region because I believe that every society on earth can be free and that if freedom comes to the Middle East, there can be peace."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Peace, Society, Earth, Freedom)

"Can someone within that society walk into the town square and say what they want without fear of being punished for his or her views? If so, then that society is a free society. If not, it is a fear society."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Society, Fear, Being, Want)

"By focusing once and for all on helping the Palestinians build a free society, I have no doubt that an historic compromise between Israelis and Palestinians can be reached and that peace can prevail."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Peace, Society, Compromise, Doubt)

"Will dissent be permitted? The answer to that question will determine whether the society is a free society or a fear society."
- Natan Sharansky
(Related: Society, Fear, Dissent, Question, Will)