Topics - Society


Quote 125In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.
Quote 163Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mist...
Quote 352It is not a fragrant world. - Raymond Chandler
Quote 398How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its you...
Quote 676Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
Quote 842A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
Quote 948Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has.
Quote 1235A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Quote 1266Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
Quote 1586Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.
Quote 1618Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to g...
Quote 1820It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Quote 2089Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
Quote 2341Do 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.
Quote 2960Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a m...
Quote 3266One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition.
Quote 3340Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Quote 3458The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
Quote 3795There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Quote 4080It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
Quote 4282Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
Quote 4590Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
Quote 7670Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
Quote 7702The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
Quote 7774I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
Quote 7950We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.
Quote 8154The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
Quote 8433An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Quote 8794You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.
Quote 8859Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.
Quote 8863To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
Quote 8930If 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...
Quote 9032The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
Quote 9054The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
Quote 9124What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?
Quote 9239Our society is not a community, but merely a collection of isolated family units.
Quote 9367Think 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...
Quote 9622You 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.
Quote 9713Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury.
Quote 9824People are going to behave however the social norms permit, and beyond that.
Quote 10185What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
Quote 10312Today the world changes so quickly that in growing up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
Quote 10517The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.
Quote 10696Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.
Quote 10737A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.
Quote 10809You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.
Quote 10953We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
Quote 11068The human race's prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we hav...
Quote 11137Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive.
Quote 11357Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
Quote 11400The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.
Quote 11536It is good for society to have this introspection.
Quote 11673Women with money and women in power are two uncomfortable ideas in our society.
Quote 11746In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
Quote 11751I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.
Quote 11852Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.
Quote 11938The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
Quote 12029Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
Quote 12101No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
Quote 12371The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activit...
Quote 12786Normal social behavior requires that we be able to recognize identities in spite of change. Unless we can do so, there can be no human socie...
Quote 13152Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.