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QUOTES including the word: "society"

Cavafy:
  • Later, in a more perfect society, someone else made just like me is certain to appear and act freely.

  • Lenin:
  • Democracy for an insignificant minority, democracy for the rich -- that is the democracy of capitalist society.

  • Emma Goldman:
  • The most violent element in society is ignorance.

  • Rene Depestre:
  • The relationships between consciousness and reality are extremely complex.... It is equally necessary to decolonize our minds, our inner life, at the same time that we decolonize society.

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

  • Hobbes:
  • No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear and danger of violent death; and the life of man solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”

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

  • William Thackeray:
  • Good humor may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society.

  • Proudhon:
  • As man seeks justice in equality, so society seeks order in anarchy.

  • Leopold Senghor:
  • Our criticism of the thesis advanced by the Society for European Culture is that it is monstrously anti-humanist. For if European civilization were to be imposed, unmodified, on all Peoples and Continents, it could only be by force

  • Solon:
  • Society is well governed when people obey the magistrates, and the magistrates obey the law.

  • Ibsen:
  • The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - these are the pillars of society.

  • John Milton:
  • Solitude sometimes is best society.

  • Brecht:
  • Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.

  • Isaac Asimov:
  • The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

  • Nelson Mandela:
  • The first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.”

  • Gramsci:
  • All men are intellectuals, but not all men have in society the function of intellectuals.

  • Herbert Marcuse:
  • There is no free society without silence, without the internal and external spaces of solitude in which the individual freedom can develop.

  • Levi-Strauss:
  • Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe.

  • Ionesco:
  • No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.

  • Brendan Behan:
  • “I respect kindness in human beings first of all, and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.




  • Octavio Paz:
  • A society is defined as much by how it comes to terms with its past as by its attitude toward the future: its memories are no less revealing than its aims.

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

  • Octavio Paz:
  • Poetry, whatever the manifest content of the poem, is always a violation of the rationalism and morality of bourgeois society.

  • Victor Hugo:
  • Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.

  • Bertrand Russell:
  • The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.