416 Total Quotes

Society Quotes

James A. Baldwin, ,
Society is held together by our need; we bind it together with legend, myth, coercion, fearing that without it we will be hurled into that void, within which, like the earth before the Word was spoken, the foundations of society are hidden.
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Society is divided into two classes, the shearers and the shorn.
Chamfort Chamfort Permalink

Oscar Wilde
Never speak disrespectfully of Society. Only people who can't get into it do that.
Oscar Wilde Permalink

Edmund Burke
Society is indeed a contract. It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection. As the ends of such a partnership cannot be obtained in many generations, it becomes a partnership not only between those who are living, but between those who are living, those who are dead, and those who are to be born.
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I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
Whitney Brown Permalink

Bob Marley
I handle fame by not being famous...I'm not famous to me.
Bob Marley Permalink

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
William M. Thackeray Permalink

They've already paid their debts to society, and then they're hit over the head again.
Adam Wolf Permalink

Every society has its values, traditions and inclinations, and that's why the so-called Greater Middle East Initiative initiated by the United States was rejected by all the Arab countries.
Abdullah Hassan Permalink

The definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai Stevenson Permalink

I have felt the warmth of your society, the welcome given to anyone who comes to be with you, to share and to understand,
Adrienne Clarkson Permalink

I am a feminist because I feel endangered, psychically and physically, by this society and because I believe that the women's movement is saying that we have come to an edge of history when men - insofar as they are embodiments of the patriarchical i
Adrienne Rich Permalink

Martin Luther King, Jr.
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. Permalink

One basis for society is that of helping your neighbor -- but in the software world this is piracy. To prevent this, the U.S. is putting in place practices which are like those in the former Soviet Union -- computerized guards, propaganda in favor of licensing, rewards for informing on co-workers, and penalties which make distributing software as serious a crime as armed robbery.
Richard Stallman Permalink

As a group in society, we've simply been ignored.
Ahmed Akkari Permalink

Our objective is to create a stir in society.
Alexander Milinkevich Permalink

Iknow I'm not a threat to society or to Mrs. Ortolano. I want to be a contributing member of society. Please, your honor, give me that chance.
Alex Kelly Permalink

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
Alfred Austin Permalink

We just realized that these advertisements do more harm than good to society.
Alfred Mutua Permalink

The suggestion of establishing this society is profitable for the citizens because it keeps them a way from the greedy merchants in the local markets.
Ali Al Permalink

Leave no authority existing not responsible to the people.
Thomas Jefferson Permalink

All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract; or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience.
Alice Walker Permalink

This is an important, key step to achieve understanding between all the members of Iraqi society,
Amr Moussa Permalink

For the first time Colombian society has begun to be very demanding in the sense that it is important to have peace but without impunity. Therefore, that historical path must be observed. It is also important to expect consequences, from those who favored from benevolent processes, who hopefully will not become obstacles for balanced processes."
Alvaro Velez Permalink

The root of the problem is really social because what society is doing to small communities and small groups of people has an effect on those people and thus has an effect on their languages.
Andrew Garrett Permalink

Thomas Paine
Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Society is a hospital of incurables.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Permalink

I think we've gotten way too lackadaisical. Our society is very reactive rather than proactive, and it bothers me that the huge changes right after September 11, like the National Guard at the airport, have been cut back.
Amy Allen Permalink

It's not a Canadian value for Canadians to carry handguns. We strongly believe there is no place in our society for handguns.
Amy Butcher Permalink

Ronald Reagan
Draft registration destroys the very values that our society is committed to defending.
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