Society Quotes

Has there ever been a society which has died of dissent? Several have died of conformity in our lifetime.
– Jacob Bronowski
I am now quite cured of seeking pleasure in society, be it country or town. A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
– Emily Bronte
Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.
– Anita Brookner
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
– Sir Thomas Browne
The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.
– Jean de la Bruyere
The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
– Jean de la Bruyere
You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it.
– Art Buchwald
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.
– Pearl S. Buck
Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel.
– Edmund Burke
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
– William S. Burroughs
There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks.
– William S. Burroughs
But without a caring society, without each citizen voluntarily accepting the weight of responsibility, government is destined to grow even larger, taking more of your money, burrowing deeper into your lives.
– Jeb Bush
If more people were actively engaged in advocating their positions I think we'd have a better society.
– Jeb Bush
Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored.
– Lord Byron
As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.
– Albert Camus
The society based on production is only productive, not creative.
– Albert Camus
To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today.
– Albert Camus
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
– Albert Camus
The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
– Alexis Carrel
It is not a fragrant world.
– Raymond Chandler