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Society Quotes

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.

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

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.

Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.

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.

Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?

I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.

I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.

It is good for society to have this introspection.

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

It is not a fragrant world.

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.

Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.

Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.

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

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.