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Human Society Quotes

We’ve collected the best Human Society Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Ezra Stiles, Barry Commoner, Edmund Wilson, Claudio Hummes, Kevin Kelly. Use them as an inspiration.

In justice to human society it may perhaps be said of almost all the polities and civil institutions in the world, however imperfect, that they have been founded in and carried on with very considerable wisdom.
Ezra Stiles
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.
The human imagination has already come to conceive the possibility of recreating human society.
Edmund Wilson
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
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.
Holocaust survivors came to Israel in order to establish a new human society where nobody would be able to hurt them just because they’re Jewish. This is both a furious and vulnerable message.
I think human society for tens of thousands of years has sent young men out in small groups to do things that are necessary but very dangerous. And they’ve always gotten killed doing it. And they’ve always turned it into a matter of honor and a way of gaining acceptance back into society if they survived.
Profit is the sole criterion used by the establishment to evaluate economic activity. From the rat race to lame ducks. The vocabulary in vogue is a give-away. It’s more reminiscent of a human menagerie than human society.
Jimmy Reid
The further human society drifts away from nature, the less we understand interdependence.
Peter Senge
One of the things that hold together a human society is the existence of basic politeness among its members.
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.
A human society obeys the dictates of reason and is guided and governed by a respect for justice.
Ferdinand Buisson
My country will be a symbol of free human society.
I have a divinely-ordained calling in my life to create a larger impact on human society.
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.
As we now know, cyberspace did not liberate human society from pre-existing socioeconomic hierarchies and power structures.
The differences between the sexes are the single most important fact of human society.
George Gilder
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.
The endurance of the inequalities of life by the poor is the marvel of human society.
James Anthony Froude
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.
I find the science behind major natural events almost more interesting than the way in which those same events wreak their effects on human society.
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
There’s a popular concept of ‘intelligence‘ as book smarts, like calculus or chess, as opposed to, say, social skills. So people say that ‘it takes more than intelligence to succeed in human society.’ But social skills reside in the brain, not the kidneys.
If you look at human society, it is very easy, of course, to compare our warfare and territoriality with the chimpanzee. But that’s only one side of what we do. We also trade, we intermarry, we allow each other to travel through our territory. There’s an enormous amount of cooperation.
The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation.
Marquis De Custine
Carbon is the stuff of life, and it’s the stuff of everything used by human society. All of our materials are made of carbon or of substances, such as steel or glass, which are produced through the utilization of carbon.
I insist that there is nothing sacred in the life of an invader, and there is no valid principle of human society that forbids the invaded to protect themselves in whatever way they can.
History was invented as a tool, an engineered road down which human society could advance.
I have also seen it stated that Capital punishment is murder in its worst form. I should like to know upon what principle of human society these assertions are based and justified.
Facing ultimate destruction and the end of the world, human society will undergo extreme, complex, and profound transformations.
In every human society, there is an effort continually tending to confer on one part the height of power and happiness, and to reduce the other to the extreme of weakness and misery. The intent of good laws is to oppose this effort and to diffuse their influence universally and equally.
In the past, human society provided encouragement and opportunity for people to extend support to each other, especially in highly stressful situations.
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.
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.
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.