We’ve collected the best Society Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Eric Reid, Caitlin Moran, Shelby Steele, Elie Wiesel, Bill Shorten. Use them as an inspiration.
Conservatism is the perfect antidote to underdevelopment. Its commitment to individual responsibility, education, hard work, personal initiative, traditional family values and free markets is a universal formula for success in a free society.
Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.
I guess there was a little bit of a slight rebellion, maybe a little bit of a renegade desire that made me realize at some point in my adolescence that I really liked pictures that told stories of things – genre paintings, historical paintings – the sort of derivatives we get in contemporary society.
The truth is many of us have been socialized to think that if we are not the very best, if we are not at the top 1 percent of whatever it is we do, then we are not good enough. To reinforce this already pervasive mental model, society has established a competitive hierarchy for just about everything.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
The Internet: transforming society and shaping the future through chat.
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.
None of us, no matter how perfect, can claim that the building of a new society and the marshalling of a former liberation movement into a modern political party all happen in a straight line.
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.
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 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.
Somehow our society has formed a one-sided view of the human personality, and for some reason everyone understood giftedness and talent only as it applied to the intellect. But it is possible not only to be talented in one’s thoughts but also to be talented in one’s feelings as well.
The most important impact on society and the world is the cell phone. Cell phones have actually been one of the primary drivers in productivity improvements.
Income inequality is troubling because, among other things, it means that many people in our society don’t have the opportunities to advance themselves.
Cinema is a reflection of its own society.
The social and physical construction of suburban America really was quite complex. It was a very elaborate system, and clearly a massive social engineering project that has changed U.S. society enormously.
Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.
Tolerance is the price we pay for living in a free, pluralistic society.
Popular culture is most powerful when it offers us a vision of how our society should look – or at least reproduces our reality.
Unfortunately, we don’t live in a society where you can say whatever you want, and there will be no repercussions. Pick and choose your battles. I think that’s the key.
The word ‘midget’ is a slur. It evolved from P. T. Barnum’s era of circuses and freak shows. Society has evolved. So should our vocabulary. Language is a powerful tool. It does not just name our society. It shapes it.
The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion. No one remembers anything else.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
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.
We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.
Mike Huckabee and indeed many of the Christian conservatives in the U.S. have far more in common with the Muslim Brotherhood than they’d like to admit, in that all of them very much want to see a role of religion in society.
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.
I told our employees several times, ‘Let’s focus on the end user, let’s focus on committing to society, and focus on the crisis and doing the right thing, show our corporate social responsibility.’ Don’t focus on marketing and sales. That’s horrible culture.
I want to be a traditional king first and foremost, building on the tradition of my predecessors standing for continuity and stability in this country, but also a 21st-century king who can unite, represent and encourage society.
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.
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one’s people that has not previously been taken into account.
We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
Blockchain‘s a very interesting technology that will have some very profound applications for society over the years to come.
Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.
How terribly downright must be the utterances of storms and earthquakes to those accustomed to the soft hypocrisies of society.
Vampires are sleek demons for good times. They suavely leech off society – like investment bankers who plunder outsize shares of deals for themselves or rapacious fund managers.
We cannot imagine democracies without a vibrant civil society.
This avidity alone, of acquiring goods and possessions for ourselves and our nearest friends, is insatiable, perpetual, universal, and directly destructive of society.
When people treat you mean, you dislike them for that, but not because of their person, who they are. I was born and raised in a segregated society, but when I left there, I had nobody I disliked other than the people that’d mistreated me, and that only lasted for as long as they were mistreating me.
I want to make sure I do the right thing for society.
Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
I cannot believe there is caste system in society; I cannot believe people are judged on the basis of their prosperity.
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.
AIDS is not just God’s punishment for homosexuals; it is God’s punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals.
Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society.
We’ve been trained since kindergarten: Be nice, be kind, share, put on a smile. So we’re conditioned to squash our natural selfish instincts, and that’s the right thing for society.
I am not a nationalist in any way, and I hate flag waving, and I don’t think much good has come out of nationalism. I am proud of Scandinavia in the sense that we have actually managed to create a very tolerant and human society, which is very livable.
Our society constantly promotes role models for masculinity, from superheroes to politicians, where the concept of being a ‘man’ is based in their ability to be tough, dominant – and even violent when required.
Biblical justice is the equitable application of God’s moral law in society.
I think falling in love with an older woman is not abnormal. It happens a lot in our society, but it’s just that it is not accepted with open arms.
I think the greatest of people that have ever been in society, they were never versions of someone else. They were themselves.
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.
My only model for being a father was my father, an illiterate on the margin of society.
I know that one day all transgender individuals will have the freedom to be who they are, no matter what. And we won‘t have to face the cruel judgments of society. We can just live our lives and be treated and respected like everyone else.
Cultural patterns of oppression are not only interrelated but are bound together and influenced by the intersectional systems of society. Examples of this include race, gender, class, ability, and ethnicity.
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.
All of us in society are supposed to believe that cruelty to animals is wrong and that it is a good thing to prevent needless suffering. So if that is true, how can meat be acceptable under any but the most extraordinary circumstances, such as perhaps roasting the bird who died flying into a window?
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.
All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society.
Some pro-life advocates focus almost exclusively on the rights and suffering of the unborn baby, while some pro-choice advocates focus equally exclusively on the rights and suffering of pregnant women. This is a distortion of the moral choice that confronts us as a society.
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.
I think rap music is brought up, gangster rap in particular, as well as video games, every other thing they try to hang the ills of society on as a scapegoat.
The sign of a good society is where talent is respected.
Everything is a risk in Pakistan: If you defend women, it’s a risk. If you defend non-Muslims it’s a risk. If you discuss religion, it’s a risk. But you can’t really sit there like a vegetable in your own society. And I’m committed to that society… and I feel I need to turn around and speak as I should.
Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
Strong women, when respected, make the whole society stronger. One must be careful with such rapid changes, though, and make an effort to preserve, at the same time, the positive traditions of Indian culture.
The Zionists indeed learnt well from the Nazis. So well that it seems that their morally repugnant treatment of the Palestinians, and their attempts to destroy Palestinian society within Israel and the occupied territories, reveals them as basically Nazis with beards and black hats.
Finance is not merely about making money. It’s about achieving our deep goals and protecting the fruits of our labor. It’s about stewardship and, therefore, about achieving the good society.
We want, as the Saudi people, to enjoy the coming days and concentrate on developing our society and developing ourselves as individuals and families while retaining our religion and customs.
The roles that men and women play are no longer the standard traditional roles of way back when but are those of two very individual people living their lives. I think it’s been a hard transition in society – just take a look at the divorce rate – to figure out what that means now. How do you resolve that?
I’m an Afro-realist. I take what comes, and I do my best to affect what is unacceptable in society.
Any society based on domination supports and condones violence.
To live fixated on the future is to engage in psychological denial. It is a form of psychic violence that prepares us to accept the violence needed to ensure the maintenance of imperialist, future-oriented society.
In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
Anti-Semitism is not just a problem for Jews; it is a problem for all of our society.
A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbours.
The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
There is so much potential out there in young people and they aren’t getting the right information or being encouraged in the right ways. This is our duty as a society.
The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.
Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy.
I would say that no film is apolitical. There are politics in all films. Any film that is anchored in a society, any film that deals with humanity is necessarily political.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
‘The End of America’ details the 10 steps that would-be dictators always take in seeking to close an open society; it argued that the Bush administration had been advancing each one.
I couldn’t really say that a repressive society would result in creative art. But somehow it does help, it is an ingredient, it acts as a Catalyst to a man who is committed.
It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.
When one lives in a society where people can no longer rely on the institutions to tell them the truth, the truth must come from culture and art.
If we as a society are willing to have a preference for organic food, the farmer can pass on the savings.
My hope is that light, flexible architecture might bring about a new and open society.
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.
One of the reasons that Thatcher promoted home ownership is that it promoted responsible citizens with a stake in society. But another reason was that those people would tend to be Conservative.
I think the first duty of society is justice.
If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge? We shouldn’t marginalise people for this. They must be integrated into society.
Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.
But, actually, so many of the clerics that I’ve met, particularly the Church of England clerics, are people of such extraordinary smugness and arrogance and conceitedness who are extraordinarily presumptuous about the significance of their position in society.
Good governance takes behavior that is negative or not helpful to the greater good of society, whether it’s polluting behaviour, plastics, or whatever, and taxes the behaviour.
Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
The hallmark of a healthy society has always been measured by how it cares for the disadvantaged.
Everyone has to have a sense of duty. A duty to society, to their family. I mean, you name it.
The 1960s were about releasing ourselves from conventional society and freeing ourselves.
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.
Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
If you believe in equality, if you believe in standing up for the rights of all, especially for people most affected by bigotry and discrimination, then you have no choice but to be present and accounted for when it comes to standing up for gays and lesbians in our society.
Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
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.
If you say, I’m for equal pay, that’s a reform. But if you say. I’m a feminist, that’s a transformation of society.
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?
You can never squash something and assume it’s not going to come back in some fashion. It’s going to bubble up until it explodes. Society evolves to find a better way.
Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
Who needs the protection of the Bill of Rights most? The weak, the most vulnerable in society.
In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society.
I think that every child grows up with the ideas that what we are given, is our society. Your education, and your mother and father, they tell you this is how it is, but then you hit adolescence and you think, ‘Is it? Why? Why is it like that?’ Sometimes that questioning leads to something more.
If we provide quality education to one generation, poverty will automatically be eradicated from society.
There are so many people and organisations that work quietly and diligently for the poor and the disadvantaged. We should also work with unity and purpose to ensure that the benefits of government policies reach all sections of society.
Cleanliness is a good thing, which the society should embrace. But it has nothing to do with Modi, nor can he implement it.
A good leader, in my view, should have a clear vision of the future they want and the society they need to build. They must also have a connection with the people who work for them and be able to mobilise their best energies to create teams where people can be most creative and happy.
Voting is how we participate in a civic society – be it for president, be it for a municipal election. It’s the way we teach our children – in school elections – how to be citizens, and the importance of their voice.
Life cannot subsist in society but by reciprocal concessions.
Do not ghettoize society by putting people into legal categories of gender, race, ethnicity, language, or other such characteristics.
I think the most important thing… is leadership. It’s something that has been lacking in young women and girls for a very long time, not because we don’t want to but because of what society has labeled women to be. I think we are the most powerful beings in the world and that we should be given every opportunity.
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.
We have created a society where individual rights and freedoms, compassion and diversity are core to our citizenship. But underlying that idea of Canada is the promise that we all have a chance to build a better life for ourselves and our children.
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
What the Founding Fathers created in the Constitution is the most magnificent government on the face of the Earth, and the reason is this: because it was intended to preserve the American society and the American spirit, not to transform it or destroy it.
I do believe in humanism, and I believe that we should treat each other with respect and care and look after each other. All human beings should have an equal chance to survive in society, and inequality is a big problem in society.
A society should be judged by how it treats its children. A country that fails to invest in its children is imperilling its future.
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.
I want to help middle-school girls stay interested in math and be good at it, and see it as friendly and accessible and not this scary thing. Everyone else in society tells them it’s not for them. It’s for nerdy white guys with pocket protectors.
For society to progress, we should not only move forward but also clean up after ourselves.
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.
Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society.
The moral disapprobation of society has an impact on behavior in societies.
I think right now the way society’s going, I think role models are important, and kids need direction. If I didn’t have that direction growing up, who knows what I could be doing, because I’ve been lost many times in my life, and I’ve had to have someone guide me back on the right path.
Today’s investors want to see a positive impact on society and the environment as well as solid financial returns.
The power of youth is the common wealth for the entire world. The faces of young people are the faces of our past, our present and our future. No segment in the society can match with the power, idealism, enthusiasm and courage of the young people.
I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either.
If anything needs to get fixed in society, it’s people’s consumption of other people’s problems.
So often, we leave the selfless side of ourselves for nights and weekends, for our charity work. It is our duty to inject that into our day-to-day business, into the work that we do, to improve corporations, to improve civil society, and to improve government.
Professionalism is not sportsmanship. If you don’t succeed, you won’t be in your profession for long. In our society, it’s not about good or bad. It’s about who’s on top.
To work in architecture you are so much involved with society, with politics, with bureaucrats. It’s a very complicated process to do large projects. You start to see the society, how it functions, how it works. Then you have a lot of criticism about how it works.
Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself.
History was invented as a tool, an engineered road down which human society could advance.
The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.
We live in a very unequal society.
Virtually every society that survived did so by socializing its sons to be disposable. Disposable in war; disposable in work. We need warriors and volunteer firefighters, so we label these men heroes.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
Black men constantly receive the message that they can’t make it in life through using legitimate means, and the only way they gain society’s respect is through the street game.
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.
A multicultural society does not reject the culture of the other but is prepared to listen, to see, to dialogue and, in the final analysis, to possibly accept the other’s culture without compromising its own.
I can imagine no society which does not embody some method of arbitration.
If you ask an economist what’s driven economic growth, it’s been major advances in things that mattered – the mechanization of farming, mass manufacturing, things like that. The problem is, our society is not organized around doing that.
Women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently.
The PML-N is working on the lines of ‘humanity first,’ and the government, as such, has taken every possible step to improve the living standard of less privileged associates of our society.
Revolution is born as a social entity within the oppressor society.
It is hard to read a newspaper or watch a television newscast without encountering someone who has come up with a new ‘solution’ to society’s ‘problems.’
We educated, privileged lawyers have a professional and moral duty to represent the underrepresented in our society, to ensure that justice exists for all, both legal and economic justice.
In just about every area of society, there’s nothing more important than ethics.
Regardless of what society says, we can’t go on much longer in the sea of immorality without judgment coming.
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.
There is a huge need and a huge opportunity to get everyone in the world connected, to give everyone a voice and to help transform society for the future. The scale of the technology and infrastructure that must be built is unprecedented, and we believe this is the most important problem we can focus on.
No system of mass surveillance has existed in any society that we know of to this point that has not been abused.
We need to say that women have sex, have abortions, are at peace with the decision, and move on with their lives. We need to say that is their right, and, moreover, it’s good for everyone that they have this right: The whole society benefits when motherhood is voluntary.
A lot of times, in our culture and our society, we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self-love and friendship love. You can’t do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships.
I feel like sometimes that I was not meant for this society.
In my view – which could be wrong, but it is my field – there is no better formula for social instability than to divide a society between two ascribed characteristics that are seen as opposite.
Anarchism means all sort of things to different people, but the traditional anarchists’ movements assumed that there’d be a highly organized society, just one organized from below with direct participation and so on.
The argument that gay marriage doesn’t affect straight marriages is a ridiculous red herring: Gay marriage affects society and law in dramatic ways. Religious groups will come under direct assault as federal and state governments move to strip them of their non-profit statuses if they refuse to perform gay marriages.
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.
If black people use their resources properly, they can become as competitive as any group in society – take control of our neighborhoods, our businesses, our schools, including our teachers. The only thing keeping black people from doing it is this idiotic idea about integration, about being racially balanced.
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!
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.
The baby boomers are getting older, and will stay older for longer. And they will run right into the dementia firing range. How will a society cope? Especially a society that can’t so readily rely on those stable family relationships that traditionally provided the backbone of care?
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.
Governments, the investor and business community, and civil society organizations and public representatives need to work together to ensure the necessary foundations are in place to align private finance to guarantee sustainable and equitable development and poverty reduction.
I detest jokes – when somebody tells me one, I feel my IQ dropping; the brain cells start to disappear. But something is funny when the person delivering the line doesn’t know it’s funny or doesn’t treat it as a joke. Maybe it comes from a place of truth, or it’s a sort of rage against society.
There are two ‘faiths’ which can uphold humans: faith in God and faith in oneself. And these two faiths should exist side by side: the first belongs to one’s inner life, the second to one’s life in 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.
If we don’t figure out a way to create equity, real equity, of opportunity and access, to good schools, housing, health care, and decent paying jobs, we’re not going to survive as a productive and healthy society.
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.
I say what I want to say and do what I want to do. There’s no in between. People will either love you for it or hate you for it.
There are similarities between being an editor and a tailor. Tailors have a vast supply of fabrics, buttons and thread at their disposal and put it together to make a whole. That’s what an editor does – looks at society at a given time and pulls together the interesting aspects into a single issue each month.
Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
One of the most destructive things that’s happening in modern society is that we are losing our sense of the bonds that bind people together – which can lead to nightmares of social collapse.
I think there’s been this whole image of masculinity that’s been out in society – of brooding, brutish, egotistical, narcissistic men – like, this patriarchy.
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.
Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money.
Progress is measured by the degree of differentiation within a society.
Music is always a commentary on society.
The sign of a civilised society is how we treat the most vulnerable and our social care system is not up to scratch.
Every one of us is a perfect human being, deformed by the family, the society and the culture.
Films can’t change the society; they can simply open the space for the discussion which can lead to social change and can start new forms of social activism.
I’ve met very lonely people who have 10,000 friends on Facebook. And it’s just not real. We’ve set up this artificial society in cyberspace. And that’s supposed to be a community, like a real community. It’s supposed to be where people go to get solace or friendship or have fun.
The human race‘s prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
We live in a disposable, ‘cast-off and throw-away’ society that has largely lost any real sense of permanence. Ours is a world of expiration dates, limited shelf life, and planned obsolescence. Nothing is absolute.
If you look at any Muslim society and you make a scale of how developed they are, and how successful the economy is, it’s a straight line. It depends on how much they emancipate their women.
I grew up in a society with a very ancient and strong oral storytelling tradition. I was told stories, as a child, by my grandmother, and my father as well.
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.
Improved maternal health benefits the whole of society.
Redemption is possible, and it is the measure of a civilized society.
Farm workers are society’s canaries. Farm workers – and their children – demonstrate the effects of pesticide poisoning before anyone else.
Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage.
Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.
Since our society equates happiness with youth, we often assume that sorrow, quiet desperation, and hopelessness go hand in hand with getting older. They don’t. Emotional pain or numbness are symptoms of living the wrong life, not a long life.
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.
Women who choose to stay home and raise their families make one of the most valuable contributions to society. as far as I am concerned.
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.
It’s one of these things that I’ve been struck by for so long about America. You know, this amazing politeness of American life that’s not at all class specific. It’s not like people get more polite as ascend the hierarchy of society. Just incredible good manners. It’s always been something that I’ve noticed.
Racism is not just slavery and Jim Crow. It is the daily violence that is enacted on our communities each and every day we live in this White supremacist society.
I don’t have a personal life. Whatever I have is for the country and society.
There will always be haters. Small heroes can change society every day. It just takes time.
The technological breakthrough of the World Wide Web has been enormously beneficial to society.
A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology.
A healthy society rests on three pillars: business, government and civil society, or non-profits. Each has a distinct and important role to play, and all three need to work together synergistically to create the most value for society.
Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less.
There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
It’s a repressive society where you can’t be horrible, I’m not horrible, they made me horrible, I’m just honest.
No matter how civilized we are and how much society has curbed violent behavior. Human beings still have the same genes they had 10,000 years ago. Our bodies are designed to have a certain amount of physical stress and violence in them. We’re designed to run from jaguars and fight to defend our territory.
Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society.
Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive.
The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.
In reality, victims of human trafficking are often left voiceless and completely unseen by society.
Our society is full of hypocrites and irrational people.
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?
I don’t think it takes much for a cult to be a cult. Many parts of our society are cultish, and you only need a charismatic leader and some teachings, and before you know it, you have a cult.
Law represents the effort of man to organize society; governments, the efforts of selfishness to overthrow liberty.
Mob law is the most forcible expression of an abnormal public opinion; it shows that society is rotten to the core.
An open society is a society which allows its members the greatest possible degree of freedom in pursuing their interests compatible with the interests of others.
Building sustainable cities – and a sustainable future – will need open dialogue among all branches of national, regional and local government. And it will need the engagement of all stakeholders – including the private sector and civil society, and especially the poor and marginalized.
Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
Genocide is not just a murderous madness; it is, more deeply, a politics that promises a utopia beyond politics – one people, one land, one truth, the end of difference. Since genocide is a form of political utopia, it remains an enduring temptation in any multiethnic and multicultural society in crisis.
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.
We as the governments, workers, employers and civil society must declare a war on child labour. This war cannot be won without strong, committed, coherent, and well-resourced worldwide movement. Equally needed is a genuine and active coordination between intergovernmental agencies at the highest level.
In a liquid modern life there are no permanent bonds, and any that we take up for a time must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, as quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change – as they surely will in our liquid modern society, over and over again.
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.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good.
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It’s because civil society, the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand – demand – demand change.
I’ve moved to Australia, to amazing parents who gave me unconditional love, to being educated and submerged in an amazing country and society.
Mental health is an issue ailing everyone – it is so omnipresent in society, we must work towards making it better.
No one can live entirely on their own, nor can any country or society exist in isolation.
Well, the first thing is that truth and power for me form an antithesis, an antagonism, which will hardly ever be resolved. I can define in fact, can simplify the history of human society, the evolution of human society, as a contest between power and freedom.
I’m always connecting with what society would label the outcasts and the weirdos and the lost souls.
All of us, the government, parliament, local authorities and the society must demonstrate determination and readiness to use knowledge and capabilities… toward full European integration.
Canberra can be a bit of a debating society from time to time.
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.
Passion must be concealed in a society where cold reserve and indifference are the signs of good breeding.
Prices are important not because money is considered paramount but because prices are a fast and effective conveyor of information through a vast society in which fragmented knowledge must be coordinated.
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
It does not matter how much we donate; it matters whether the donation is meaningful. How to define meaningful? Let society and history judge.
The family is the first essential cell of human society.
Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for making the Anglo Saxon race but one Empire? What a dream, but yet it is probable; it is possible.
I think it’s important for us as a society to remember that the youth within juvenile justice systems are, most of the time, youths who simply haven‘t had the right mentors and supporters around them – because of circumstances beyond their control.
Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.
A vibrant civil society can challenge those in power by documenting corruption or uncovering activities like the murder of political enemies. In democracies, this function is mostly performed by the media, NGOs or opposition parties.
Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
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?
Racism is taught in our society, it is not automatic. It is learned behavior toward persons with dissimilar physical characteristics.
It’s long been accepted as fact that the availability of family planning services saves lives. Where women have access to these services, children and families are healthier, and society at large benefits.
The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom – these are the pillars of society.
We shall probably get nearest to the truth if we think of the conscious and personal psyche as resting upon the broad basis of an inherited and universal psychic disposition which is as such unconscious, and that our personal psyche bears the same relation to the collective psyche as the individual to society.
Free market never succeeded without free men and free society.
Meals make the society, hold the fabric together in lots of ways that were charming and interesting and intoxicating to me. The perfect meal, or the best meals, occur in a context that frequently has very little to do with the food itself.
I often tell my students not to be misled by the name ‘artificial intelligence‘ – there is nothing artificial about it. AI is made by humans, intended to behave by humans, and, ultimately, to impact humans’ lives and human society.
Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt.
It’s really hard coming of age in today’s society, where society wants you to make the decision of what you want to do with your life by the time you’re 16 years old. Most kids don’t know what they want to do. How could they? They haven’t lived in the real world yet.
The political system is broken, the economy is broken and so is society. That is why people are so depressed about the state of our country.
It is impossible, in our condition of Society, not to be sometimes a Snob.
I think so many times in our society we focus so much on just the end result; when we finally reach that point we realize that was never the true goal.
Once the fabric of a just society is undone, it takes generations to weave it back together.
The society based on production is only productive, not creative.
My purpose in life does not include a hankering to charm society.
Everybody, not just stars, should take up the responsibility of giving back to society. It doesn’t matter how much you give, but what really matters is if you are willing to give something.
We are a society that has been structured from top to bottom by race. You don’t get beyond that by deciding not to talk about it anymore. It will always come back; it will always reassert itself over and over again.
What Western society teaches us is that if you get enough money, power, and beautiful people to have sex with, that’s going to bring you happiness. That’s what every commercial, every magazine, music, movie teaches us. That’s a fallacy.
When we change the way we communicate, we change society.
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.
One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.
Where civil society thrives, governments operate with more transparency and accountability. This creates a tangible impact on the lives of everyday citizens.
When we pull back the curtain and take a look at what our ‘colorblind’ society creates without affirmative action, we see a familiar social, political, and economic structure – the structure of racial caste. The entrance into this new caste system can be found at the prison gate.
There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.
I think science fiction helps us think about possibilities, to speculate – it helps us look at our society from a different perspective. It lets us look at our mores, using science as the backdrop, as the game changer.
Solitude is better than the society of evil persons.
Ants can live together in solidarity and forget themselves in the community. In a normative capitalist society, everyone is an egoist. In the ants’ civilization, you are part of the group; you don’t live for yourself alone.
You’re scrutinized all through your life – you’re scrutinized by your family, by yourself, by society, and your friends in a certain way, shape, or form.
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
To be sure Plato did not favor ‘affirmative action‘ to fill political and military offices in his own society; nor did he enroll women in his school.
The Royal Family have always had an interest in a number of different areas of society. We are a part of society.
It’s not me to toot my horn. The minute you toot your horn, it seems like society will try and disconnect your battery. And if you do not toot your horn, they’ll try their darnedest to give you a horn to toot, or say that you should have a horn.
Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.
I think it’s important to hold a mirror up to society and yourself.
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual.
Financial inclusion helps lift people out of poverty and can help speed economic development. It can draw more women into the mainstream of economic activity, harnessing their contributions to society.
If more people follow their superpowers – and everyone has one – then we’re going to be better as a society.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
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.
The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
I feel like it’s actually everybody’s responsibility to use whatever platform they have to do good in the world, basically, and to try to make our society better, whether you’re an accountant or an activist or an athlete or whatever it is. I think it’s everybody’s responsibility.
Some kids win the lottery at birth; far too many don’t – and most people have a hard time catching up over the rest of their lives. Children raised in disadvantaged environments are not only much less likely to succeed in school or in society, but they are also much less likely to be healthy adults.
The New Order wants to implement democracy in economy. It is an order to achieve a social, political, economic, and cultural society with Pancasila and Belief in God Almighty as our moral values.
A state of society where men may not speak their minds cannot long endure.