Society Quotes


If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
– John F. Kennedy

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower
Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
– Lord Acton
American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
– Henry B. Adams
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
– John Adams
The happiness of society is the end of government.
– John Adams
Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
– Amos Bronson Alcott
Society lives by faith, and develops by science.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.
– Kofi Annan
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
– Aristotle
Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.
– W. H. Auden
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.
– W. H. Auden
Exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
– Alfred Austin
Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.
– Russell Baker
The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
– James A. Baldwin
The paradox of education is precisely this - that as one begins to become conscious one begins to examine the society in which he is being educated.
– James A. Baldwin
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
– Honore de Balzac
We are now integrated into American society and I don't like the word fashionable, because fashionable means that it's going to pass. It's not like that anymore.
– Antonio Banderas
You do not know our culture, our ethics, or the unwritten codes that already provide our society more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.
– John Perry Barlow
The Internet: Transforming Society and Shaping the Future Through Chat.
– Dave Barry