In this post, you will find great Society Quotes from famous people, such as David Smith, Steven Pinker, Theodor W. Adorno, Michael Ignatieff, Olusegun Obasanjo. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
There is no society ever discovered in the remotest corner of the world that has not had something that we would consider the arts. Visual arts – decoration of surfaces and bodies – appears to be a human universal.
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.
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.
The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
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.
I mean, I’m married to an academic oncologist, a cancer doctor, okay? He and his colleagues are some of the most conscientious, devoted, hard-working, conventional bourgeois people in the known universe. They are the people that keep this society going.
Our society is full of hypocrites and irrational people.
Justice must always question itself, just as society can exist only by means of the work it does on itself and on its institutions.
The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society.
In a free society, government reflects the soul of its people. If people want change at the top, they will have to live in different ways. Our major social problems are not the cause of our decadence. They are a reflection of it.
Society is not a disease, it is a disaster. What a stupid miracle that one can live in it.
Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy.
I think it’s child abuse to have someone in the public eye too young. Society basically values wealth and fame and power at the cost of well-being. In the case of a child, it’s at the cost of someone’s natural development. It’s already hard enough to develop.
Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.
We need to develop and disseminate an entirely new paradigm and practice of collaboration that supersedes the traditional silos that have divided governments, philanthropies and private enterprises for decades and replace it with networks of partnerships working together to create a globally prosperous society.
Legal discrimination between the sexes is, in almost every instance, founded on outmoded views of society and the pre-scientific beliefs about psychology and physiology. It is time to sweep away these relics of the past and set further generations free of them.
People don’t want other people to get high, because if you get high, you might see the falsity of the fabric of the society we live in.
Politics I conceive to be nothing more than the science of the ordered progress of society along the lines of greatest usefulness and convenience to itself.
No system of mass surveillance has existed in any society that we know of to this point that has not been abused.
I entered the diocesan seminary. I liked the Dominicans, and I had Dominican friends. But then I chose the Society of Jesus, which I knew well because the seminary was entrusted to the Jesuits. Three things in particular struck me about the Society: the missionary spirit, community and discipline.
Intimacy seems to be one of the major highs of life, whether it’s getting to know yourself in a deeper way, or your partner, or the world and the society that you live in.
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.
Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male‘s superiority.
Technological considerations are of great importance to architecture and cities in the informational society.
Society cannot exist without law. Law is the bond of society: that which makes it, that which preserves it and keeps it together. It is, in fact, the essence of civil society.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
Free market never succeeded without free men and free society.
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.
Manners are the basic building blocks of civil society.
If we as a society are willing to have a preference for organic food, the farmer can pass on the savings.
I think that society has to be careful not to shift all of its resources to the elderly versus the young.
Girls are the future mothers of our society, and it is important that we focus on their well-being.
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
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.
Man can and does rationalize his sins. He finds reasons for all his weakness, invents excuses that first calm and then deaden his conscience. He blames God, society, education, and environment for his wrong doing.
Every generation has a macabre notion that wars, government prohibition, natural disasters or mankind itself could be the downfall of society and the world as a whole.
The family is the first essential cell of human society.
Cleanliness is a good thing, which the society should embrace. But it has nothing to do with Modi, nor can he implement it.
We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity.
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.
Popular culture is most powerful when it offers us a vision of how our society should look – or at least reproduces our reality.
Badger hates Society, and invitations, and dinner, and all that sort of thing.
We need to make sure we’re all working together to change mindsets, to change attitudes, and to fight against the bad habits that we have as a society.
In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people.
Caste is about dividing people up in ways that preclude every form of solidarity, because even in the lowest castes, there are divisions and sub-castes, and everyone’s co-opted into the business of this hierarchical, silo-ised society.
Essentially, social education is moral education, and moral education is preparation for citizenship… When Jefferson and others advocated public education, it was to prepare for citizenship in a new, constitutional, democratic society.
Research is creation of knowledge which leads to new and efficient solutions for the society. Shiv Nadar University, therefore, believes in being at the forefront of research. To create new knowledge, one needs to solve open-ended problems, which basically make one think on one’s own.
The class distinctions proper to a democratic society are not those of rank or money, still less, as is apt to happen when these are abandoned, of race, but of age.
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.
Who needs the protection of the Bill of Rights most? The weak, the most vulnerable in society.
There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
I am a marked person, and no one who’s unmarked is going to understand that. It’s very intimidating. I don’t even know what my place is anymore. What’s my role in society? Who am I, after everybody has branded me?
Adolescence is society’s permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.
Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.
When freedom does not have a purpose, when it does not wish to know anything about the rule of law engraved in the hearts of men and women, when it does not listen to the voice of conscience, it turns against humanity and society.
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.
To some extent, people who are insane are nonconformists, and society and their family wish they would live what appear to be useful lives.
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.
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.
Adults need to live in a society that is economically social, governmentally democratic, and culturally free.
New technologies always reshape society, and it’s always tempting to worry about them solely for this reason.
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.
How much we need, in the church and in society, witnesses of the beauty of holiness, witnesses of the splendour of truth, witnesses of the joy and freedom born of a living relationship with Christ!
If you… scaled down human beings, scaled down society, if you land with a group of little boys, they are more like a scaled-down version of society than a group of little girls would be.
The influence of a woman can be very great, especially now, in the present order or disorder of society, in which there is a kind of spiritual chill, a kind of moral fatigue, demanding reanimation. In order to produce this reanimation, the cooperation of woman is indispensable.
Women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently.
If co-operation, is thus the lifeblood of science and technology, it is similarly vital to society as a whole.
The first thing to improve society is not banning abortion, but making sure that everyone who had a child is in the best position to be able to rear it.
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.
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.
The sign of a good society is where talent is respected.
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.
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.
When a society is stressed, when it comes up against things that are hard to understand, you get a lot of delusional thinking.
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.
The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.
The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that’s not equity, it’s just creating a society where you can’t ask anything of people.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
Every one of us is a perfect human being, deformed by the family, the society and the culture.
Paul Krugman is a danger to society!
Society exists for the benefit of its members, not the members for the benefit of society.
If you have to put someone on a pedestal, put teachers. They are society’s heroes.
Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live.
Sex is the mysticism of materialism and the only possible religion in a materialistic society.
If we had any nerve at all, if we had any real balls as a society, or whatever you need, whatever quality you need, real character, we would make an effort to really address the wrongs in this society, righteously.
Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society.
How terribly downright must be the utterances of storms and earthquakes to those accustomed to the soft hypocrisies of society.
I give away something up to $500 million a year throughout the world promoting Open Society. My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It’s their work that I’m supporting. So it’s not me doing it.
We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest.
The Chinese art world does not exist. In a society that restricts individual freedoms and violates human rights, anything that calls itself creative or independent is a pretence. It is impossible for a totalitarian society to create anything with passion and imagination.
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.
As a free-speech advocate, I believe that adults should have access to any material they want. As a parent, and a community member, I think people should be able to protect their homes from imagery – much of it violent – that is, I feel, a form of child abuse when adult society inflicts it upon children.
The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Canberra can be a bit of a debating society from time to time.
Punishment is now unfashionable… because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
It’s a free society. But don’t tell the world that we can feed the present population without chemical fertilizer. That’s when this misinformation becomes destructive.
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.
Sometimes the most positive thing you can be in a boring society is absolutely negative.
‘Hannity’ had a a guy on that said, ‘I fathered 20 kids by 14 mothers.’ That is s cultural issue which has demeaned our society and has caused our society dearly in terms of imprisonment. Who’s going to be the fathers to those children? Who’s going to pay child support?
What’s done to children, they will do to society.
Music is always a commentary on society.
Any society based on domination supports and condones violence.
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.
Banks are an almost irresistible attraction for that element of our society which seeks unearned money.
Commerce is a core component of pretty much any successful society.
I like going to Burning Man, for example. An environment where people can try new things. I think as technologists we should have some safe places where we can try out new things and figure out the effect on society. What’s the effect on people, without having to deploy it to the whole world.
To overcome poverty and the flaws of the economic crisis in our society, we need to envision our social life. We have to free our mind, imagine what has never happened before and write social fiction. We need to imagine things to make them happen. If you don’t imagine, it will never happen.
What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?
It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.
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.
Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn’t run on greed? You think Russia doesn’t run on greed? You think China doesn’t run on greed? What is greed?
Language has no independent existence apart from the people who use it. It is not an end in itself; it is a means to an end of understanding who you are and what society is like.
We seek to create a united Democratic and non-racial society.
One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society… shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
Getting rid of the dictator is only a first step in establishing a free society. The dictatorship must also be disassembled.
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.
It is good for society to have this introspection.
Some people never contribute anything positive to society, they may even drain our resources, but most of us try to do something better, to give back.
No good is ever done to society by the pictorial representation of its diseases.
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.
Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
Elon Musk is worried about AI apocalypse, but I am worried about people losing their jobs. The society will have to adapt to a situation where people learn throughout their lives depending on the skills needed in the marketplace.
Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.
I see little of more importance to the future of our country and of civilization than full recognition of the place of the artist. If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
Free enterprise capitalism has been the most powerful creative system of social cooperation and human progress ever conceived, but its perception and its role in society have been distorted.
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.
Be stupid, be dumb, be funny, if that’s who you are. Don’t try to be someone that society wants you to be; that’s stupid. So be yourself.
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.
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.
In reality, victims of human trafficking are often left voiceless and completely unseen by society.
There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.
One of the main lessons I have learned during my five years as Secretary-General is that broad partnerships are the key to solving broad challenges. When governments, the United Nations, businesses, philanthropies and civil society work hand-in-hand, we can achieve great things.
Through all aspects of society be it art, design, the financial markets, government, technology or communications we are witnessing unprecedented global transformation – the result of which is impossible to predict.
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.
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.
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
Government is force, pure and simple. There’s no way to sugar-coat that. And because government is force, it will attract the worst elements of society – people who want to use government to avoid having to earn their living and to avoid having to persuade others to accept their ideas voluntarily.
If those in charge of our society – politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television – can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.
How many of you have broken no laws this month? That’s the kind of society I want to build. I want a guarantee – with physics and mathematics, not with laws – that we can give ourselves real privacy of personal communications.
If we don’t change from a world society that worships money and power to one that worships compassion and generosity, I think we’ll be extinct by mid-century. I don’t say that as an alarmist or as a pessimist.
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.
My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact and are contributing to the good of society. As a world, we’re doing a better job of that. My goal is for Google to lead, not follow that.
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.
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.
I don’t have a personal life. Whatever I have is for the country and society.
Social Security is not a retirement savings plan; it is a social insurance program. It’s a contract that says, as a society, we will look out for you and your family when you can no longer work.
The feminist movement is not about success for women. It is about treating women as victims and about telling women that you can’t succeed because society is unfair to you, and I think that’s a very unfortunate idea to put in the minds of young women because I believe women can do whatever they want.
In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to 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.
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.
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.
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.
Traditional marriage between a man and a woman has been a cornerstone of our society for generations. If we are going to change that, it ought to be done by the will of the people.
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.
It is not a fragrant world.
If we’re not protecting our women and we’re not protecting our girls and we’re not protecting the most vulnerable people in this society, who are we as a country?
Journalism is about results. It’s about affecting your community or your society in the most progressive way.
Farm workers are society’s canaries. Farm workers – and their children – demonstrate the effects of pesticide poisoning before anyone else.
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.
One thing you have got to do politically is to identify the ties that bind society together and try to strengthen them.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
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.
The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech.
Some people ask why people would go into a dark room to be scared. I say they are already scared, and they need to have that fear manipulated and massaged. I think of horror movies as the disturbed dreams of a society.
Along the way, let’s never forget that once we were children and that we were all playing together without distinction of skin color, society level, or where people come from. Adults need to remember to play and to be more childlike in our behavior. We’ve forgotten what that childlike experience was like.
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.
I think for the most part people are proud of the bicultural foundation New Zealand is built on and the fact that we are a multicultural society.
The happiness of society is the end of government.
We are shifting from a managerial society to an entrepreneurial society.
The sign of a civilised society is how we treat the most vulnerable and our social care system is not up to scratch.
For too long in this society, we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over common community.
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.
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.
Irrespective of any political party, I am a supporter of good people who want to do something for the society.
Intellectual property is an important legal and cultural issue. Society as a whole has complex issues to face here: private ownership vs. open source, and so on.
My only model for being a father was my father, an illiterate on the margin of society.
We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
I don’t know why, but audiences are often sympathetic to thieves. Sometimes they are more sympathetic to thieves then they are to earnest people. What does that say about society?
Women are the real architects of society.
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.
All the United States, it is a society that is split like to the bottom, that had very poor people in the country that is one of the wealthiest countries.
I believe I have a personal responsibility to make a positive impact on society.
Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.
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.
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.
You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a police state. Or an uprising. There are no counterexamples. None. It’s not if, it’s when.
You don’t realize how much you use your credit card not even to buy things. It’s a card you get so you can navigate society.
Obesity is a societal issue. We have to come together with government, business, civil society, and NGOs to create solutions for this.
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful.
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.
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.
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.
Without a moral framework, there is nothing left but immediate self-indulgence by some and the path of least resistance by others. Neither can sustain a free society.
Throughout history, we have only moved forward when society has distinguished between traditional values and valueless traditions.
Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and 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.
Integrity is essential and irreplaceable. It is the most valuable asset for a person, a company, or a society seeking to build and progress.
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.
The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
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.
In every society, manufacturing builds the lower middle class. If you give up manufacturing, you end up with haves and have-nots, and you get social polarization. The whole lower middle class sinks.
Society is based on the assumption that everyone is alike and no one is alive.
Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.
The great hope of society is in individual character.
America is the story of everyday people who did extraordinary things. A story woven deep into the fabric of our 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.
The permissive society has been allowed to become a dirty phrase. A better phrase is the civilised society.
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.
The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
The Supreme Court‘s only armor is the cloak of public trust; its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society.
I think we are all interested in end-times ideas and also in the current climate that we are all living in, where money is a little harder to come by, things continue to get expensive; gas prices are not too far from people’s heads. There are more and more people. Human society’s going to have real problems.
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern 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.
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.
Rule of law is the most important element in any civil society.
Our society distributes itself into Barbarians, Philistines and Populace; and America is just ourselves with the Barbarians quite left out, and the Populace nearly.
It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.
Cinema is a reflection of its own society.
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.
I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.
Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.
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 most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
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.
In a modern and innovative society, where advancements are plentiful and communication is instantaneous, science and technology are a part of everyday life.
It’s going to be interesting to see how society deals with artificial intelligence, but it will definitely be cool.
The existing legal constitution is nothing but the product of a revolution. Revolution is the act of political creation in the history of classes, while constitutional legislation is the expression of the continual political vegetation of a society.
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.
Mental health is an issue ailing everyone – it is so omnipresent in society, we must work towards making it better.
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.
Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
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.
I think the greatest of people that have ever been in society, they were never versions of someone else. They were themselves.
The arts are so important not only to society but to ourselves as human beings. It keeps in touch with our own humanity. So access to the arts in any way, shape, or form is vital.
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.
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.
Society lives by faith, and develops by science.
I was in every club and extra-curricular activity at high school, and I was in the National Honor Society.
Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone – except God.
Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.
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.
Women have face-lifts in a society in which women without them appear to vanish from sight.
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.
Being homeless is like living in a post-apocalyptic world. You’re on the outskirts of society.
A gender-equal society would be one where the word ‘gender’ does not exist: where everyone can be themselves.
The pillars of truth and the pillars of freedom – they are the pillars of society.
Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less.
I say the law should be blind to race, gender and sexual orientation, just as it claims to be blind to wealth and power. There should be no specially protected groups of any kind, except for children, the severely disabled and the elderly, whose physical frailty demands society’s care.
Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.
Being trans, I’ve grown up with the understanding that most women are born girls, yet some are born boys. And most men are born boys, yet some are born girls. And if you’re ready for this, some people are born girls or boys and choose to identify outside our society’s binary system, making them genderqueer.
The glory of justice and the majesty of law are created not just by the Constitution – nor by the courts – nor by the officers of the law – nor by the lawyers – but by the men and women who constitute our society – who are the protectors of the law as they are themselves protected by the law.
I should tie myself to no particular system of society other than of socialism.
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.
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 gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one’s people that has not previously been taken into account.
I want to make sure I do the right thing for society.
Paris presents one incessant round of amusement & dissipation but very little, I believe – even for its inhabitants of that society – which interests the heart. Every day, you may see something new, magnificent & beautiful; every night, you may see a spectacle which astonishes & enchants the imagination.
Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
The individual can maintain himself in a society definitely organized only through possessing an equally definite mental and moral constitution. This is what the neuropath lacks. His state of disturbance causes him to be constantly taken by surprise by circumstances.
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.
The human body and mind are tremendous forces that are continually amazing scientists and society. Therefore, we have no choice but to keep an open mind as to what the human being can achieve.
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.
Public and employer opinion often defeat society’s best interests with a prejudice against middle-aged women.
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.
When I was working, and when I was making substantial amounts of money, I always filed and paid my taxes. This only stopped, when it was necessary to withdraw from society, in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of myself and my family.
I’ve moved to Australia, to amazing parents who gave me unconditional love, to being educated and submerged in an amazing country and society.
There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak.
If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green – God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.
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!
One of the main inspirations behind The Power of Makeup was bullies and the one thing I believe in is that makeup is not just society, it’s for you.
If we provide quality education to one generation, poverty will automatically be eradicated from society.
I can imagine no society which does not embody some method of arbitration.
How a society treats its disabled is the true measure of a civilization.
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.
We should be teaching young girls to take up space. Nothing is as important as taking up space in society and cementing yourself.
We are in the society of the teacher-judge, the doctor-judge, the educator-judge, the ‘social-worker’-judge; it is on them that the universal reign of the normative is based; and each individual, wherever he may find himself, subjects to it his body, his gestures, his behavior, his aptitudes, his achievements.
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.
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.
During the Great Depression, African Americans were faced with problems that were not unlike those experienced by the most disadvantaged groups in society. The Great Depression had a leveling effect, and all groups really experienced hard times: poor whites, poor blacks.
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.
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.
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.
The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I’m against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.
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.
In my opinion, further consideration of those views will help us find a way out of the current impasse, and reveal to us the kinds of buildings and cities required by the informational society.
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.
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 had no new technology, and you powered society as we do today – mostly by fossil fuels – you’d have only two choices: Doom yourself to horrific climate change by burning all that carbon and releasing all that CO2. Or power down society, reducing total energy usage around the planet.
But in the end, in the end one is alone. We are all of us alone. I mean I’m told these days we have to consider ourselves as being in society… but in the end one knows one is alone, that one lives at the heart of a solitude.
The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
I learned to see myself and my role as a capitalist… as somebody who’s trying to harness, for myself and for society, the power of greed and the power of the will to acquire into something that makes the world a better place. That’s the version of capitalism that we want.
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.
Redemption is possible, and it is the measure of a civilized society.
The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.
I think it’s important to hold a mirror up to society and yourself.
If we desire a society in which men are brothers, then we must act towards one another with brotherhood. If we can build such a society, then we would have achieved the ultimate goal of human freedom.
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.
It is vain to expect a well-balanced government without a well-balanced society.
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
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.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
The role of culture is that it’s the form through which we as a society reflect on who we are, where we’ve been, where we hope to be.
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
In any authoritarian society, the possessor of power dictates, and if you try and step outside, he will come after you. This is equally true of Sovietism, of China and of Iran, and in our time it has happened a lot in Islam. The point is that it’s worse when the authoritarianism is supported by something supernatural.
We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating 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.
We should be concerned not only about the health of individual patients, but also the health of our entire 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.
The worker is the slave of capitalist society, the female worker is the slave of that slave.
Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another.
In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
Where civil society is welcomed, communities are more safe, more secure, and more prosperous.
Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.
I don’t know if I have any particular views about women in positions of power, though I do think it’s more difficult for women, particularly in a Medieval setting. They have the additional problem that they’re a woman and people don’t want them in a position of power in an essentially patriarchal society.
Improved maternal health benefits the whole of society.
Watching people just look out for themselves, I think, is extremely interesting. It goes right back to something like ‘The Beggar‘s Opera’ – the underbelly of society, how it operates, and how that reflects their so-called betters.
I’m always connecting with what society would label the outcasts and the weirdos and the lost souls.
Society is like the air, necessary to breathe but insufficient to live on.
Friendship! Mysterious cement of the soul, Sweet’ner of life, and solder of society.
If we wish to preserve a free society, it is essential that we recognize that the desirability of a particular object is not sufficient justification for the use of coercion.
Marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.
Right action tends to be defined in terms of general individual rights and standards that have been critically examined and agreed upon by the whole society.
Measures must always in a progressive society be held superior to men, who are after all imperfect instruments, working for their fulfilment.
Let’s cultivate an environment, not just in beauty pageants but in society in general, where we argue like we’re right but listen like we’re wrong.
I claim that human mind or human society is not divided into watertight compartments called social, political and religious. All act and react upon one another.
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.
Suspicion is the companion of mean souls, and the bane of all good society.
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 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.
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?
I believe that every American should have stable, dignified housing; health care; education – that the most very basic needs to sustain modern life should be guaranteed in a moral society.
The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama.
I did it to myself. It wasn’t society… it wasn’t a pusher, it wasn’t being blind or being black or being poor. It was all my doing.
We need women to better reflect the social fabric of our society.
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.
The caste system may be more highly developed in countries like India or England, but every tier of society in almost every culture tries to dominate a group it perceives as beneath it.
The technological breakthrough of the World Wide Web has been enormously beneficial to society.
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.
Socrates gave a lifetime to the outpouring of his substance in the shape of the greatest benefits bestowed on all who cared to receive them. In other words, he made those who lived in his society better men and sent them on their way rejoicing.
I have observed that society in general always seems to honor its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
Where do the evils like corruption arise from? It comes from the never-ending greed. The fight for corruption-free ethical society will have to be fought against this greed and replace it with ‘what can I give’ spirit.
More than 30 years ago, when I had embarked upon the fight against child labour, it was not even considered an issue worth any discussion. It was accepted as a way of life in India, much like it was in other countries. Today, no country or business or society can throw this issue away.
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.
Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
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.
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
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.
Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.
Why should society feel responsible only for the education of children, and not for the education of all adults of every age?
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?
Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.
Our society needs to recognize the unstoppable momentum toward unequivocal civil equality for every gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered citizen of this country.
Dementia is often regarded as an embarrassing condition that should be hushed up and not spoken about. But I feel passionately that more needs to be done to raise awareness, which is why I became an ambassador for the Alzheimer‘s Society.
Drones overall will be more impactful than I think people recognize, in positive ways to help 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.
Overall, we think religion is a good thing. I mean, if we were godless society, we would have many other problems; the communists found that out.
When a nation goes down, or a society perishes, one condition may always be found; they forgot where they came from. They lost sight of what had brought them along.
Some people think that religion is not essential to society. I do not hold this view. I consider the foundation of religion to be essential to the life and practices of a society.
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.
In the final analysis, poverty is a condition of helplessness – of inability to cope with the conditions of existence in our complex society.
I think football reflects our society. Our society changes. The evolution of society dictates the evolution of the game.
I have always believed that national character… depends more on the female part of society than is generally imagined. Precepts from the lips of a beloved mother… sink deep in the heart, and make an impression which is seldom entirely effaced.
To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of our historic society seems to me the equivalent of closing male eyes to female facts.
Because we believe that our ethnic group, our society, our political party, our God, is better than your God, we kill each other.
When I say, ‘I stand for equal rights,’ I mean equal rights for all persons… from the moment of conception until natural death. I mean that I believe in the equal human dignity of all persons, no matter the ‘contribution’ they make to society.
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.
I’m 23 years old. I might just be my mother’s child, but in all reality, I’m everybody’s child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.
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?
Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from proclaiming its wares and their merits, and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed. The enemies of advertising are the enemies of freedom.
The 1960s were about releasing ourselves from conventional society and freeing ourselves.
Passion must be concealed in a society where cold reserve and indifference are the signs of good breeding.
I feel that it is a social responsibility for us who are better educated to give back some to the society in whatever service we can help.
Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.
I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
The fundamental defect of fathers, in our competitive society, is that they want their children to be a credit to them.
In much of society, research means to investigate something you do not know or understand.
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
I fell in love with Norman Mailer’s ‘Of a Fire on the Moon’, a description of the 1969 moon landing and the society that had produced NASA – and was inspired by him to begin a kind of anthropology of modern life.
Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.
Bipolar disorder, manic depression, depression, black dog, whatever you want to call it, is inherent in our society. It’s a product of stress and in my case over-work.
Descriptive grammar is an attempt to give an account of what the current system is for either a society or an individual, whatever you happen to be studying.
In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.
The demonization of people who don’t have a voice is particularly despicable, and the only thing we can do in our own little way is hold a mirror up to society and kind of say we’re better than that.
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.
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.
There was a time when men thought it was sexy to have a housewife waiting for him to come home from work in her slippers, but in modern society, I think an independent woman is even more sexy.
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.
I always said if I could figure out a way to grow Kleenex and toilet paper on trees, we could pull the plug on society.
The test of one’s behavior pattern is their relationship to society, relationship to work and relationship to sex.
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.
Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are.
I want a real revolution, a real change in society: society, a great organic mass of well-regulated forces used for the bringing-about a happy life for all.
Once boys’ and men’s challenges are clear, the question ‘why now’ quickly becomes ‘why didn’t we see this sooner?’ The answer? Virtually every society that survived did so by socializing its sons to be disposable.
Women are builders of civil society. We are the ones who are going to build it. You know why? We have no choice. Either you shut up, and you are humiliated, or you do what I’m doing. You scream.
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.
Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself.
Biblical justice is the equitable application of God’s moral law in society.
There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole – women and men alike – than the one which involves women as central players.
There are so many men and women who hold no distinctive positions but whose contribution towards the development of society has been enormous.
Everyone has to have a sense of duty. A duty to society, to their family. I mean, you name it.
Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
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.
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
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.
We want to create a society that is working for us and with us – and we’re working for society, not against it.
I think the first duty of society is justice.
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.