1,004 Quotes Regarding Society


You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Mahatma Gandhi

Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
Barbara Jordan

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
George Bernard Shaw

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
Henry David Thoreau

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
Milton Friedman

What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
Henry David Thoreau

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
James A. Baldwin

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
Lily Tomlin

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
Erich Fromm

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
Adam Smith

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

Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
John W. Gardner

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.
Hillary Clinton

Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
George Orwell

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
Mignon McLaughlin

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