Quotations on Society

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The Border Ballads, for instance, and the Robin Hood Ballads, clearly suppose a state of society which is nothing but a very circumscribed and not very important heroic age.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Age, Society, Ballads, Nothing, State)

By the general process of epic poetry, I mean the way this form of art has constantly responded to the profound needs of the society in which it was made.
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Keywords: Art, Society, Poetry, Needs)

On the surface we all act like we all love each other and we're free and easy, and actually we're far more moralistic than any other society I've ever lived in.
- Kathy Acker
(Keywords: Love, Society, Act)

The happiness of society is the end of government.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Government, Happiness, Society, End)

Because power corrupts, society's demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Power, Society, Character, Authority, Importance)

The test of one's behavior pattern is their relationship to society, relationship to work and relationship to sex.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Work, Society, Sex, Behavior)

The important thing for the survival of the Thai society is that the majority of those who work, both in the government and the private sector, still strive to work in the same direction; this is why the Thai nation still stands.
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Keywords: Government, Society, Work, Survival, Direction, Majority, Nation)

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
(Keywords: Family, Society, Children, Paradise)

Ideology... is indispensable in any society if men are to be formed, transformed and equipped to respond to the demands of their conditions of existence.
- Louis Althusser
(Keywords: Men, Society, Existence, Ideology)

Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, man does not lose his being in the society in which he lives. Man's life is independent. He is born not for the development of the society alone, but for the development of his self.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Life, Society, Development, Being, Identity, Man, Ocean, Self, Water)

Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
- B. R. Ambedkar
(Keywords: Government, Society, Man, Nothing, Tyranny)

Society lives by faith, and develops by science.
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Keywords: Science, Society, Faith)

The idea of the peace movement and of people who spent their entire lives trying to have a more egalitarian, just society, suddenly became swamped by the record industry, by the new rock and roll culture, and by the idea of not trusting anyone over thirty.
- David Amram
(Keywords: Peace, Society, People, Idea, Culture, Trying)

But now, more and more, its society is concerned with economy and finance.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Finance, Society, Economy, Now)

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Education, Family, Power, Society, Knowledge, Progress, Information)

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.
- Kofi Annan
(Keywords: Men, Society, Women, Strategy, Development)

Every fundamentalist movement I've studied in Judaism, Christianity and Islam is convinced at some gut, visceral level that secular liberal society wants to wipe out religion.
- Karen Armstrong
(Keywords: Religion, Society, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Liberal)

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
- Isaac Asimov
(Keywords: Life, Science, Society, Wisdom, Knowledge, Right)

Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself.
- Margaret Atwood
(Keywords: Art, Dream, Society, Popular)

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
(Keywords: Age, Society, Money, Class, Race, Rank)

It was a major dream come true at last. In many respects, Jerusalem is a very modern and important story about people in a period of transition, with all the unrest that permeates society on the eve of a new century. The big life issues are at stake.
- Bille August
(Keywords: Life, Society, People, Dream)

There is also work to do in the evolution of a stable family life and values, and in ensuring that the Nigerian family is built on core values that will form the bedrock of the future society. We must showcase the ideals of family life and be models of family values.
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Keywords: Family, Life, Work, Society, Values, Evolution, Future, Ideals, Will)

Inasmuch as society cannot go on without discipline of some kind, men were constrained, in the absence of any other form of discipline, to turn to discipline of the military type.
- Irving Babbitt
(Keywords: Men, Society, Discipline, Absence, Military)

As a proud Catholic, I know the impact that faith-based education can have in our society and have witnessed it first hand in my district.
- Joe Baca
(Keywords: Education, Society, Faith, First)

Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Health, Society, Financial, Beginning, Class, Exploitation, Play, Rules, Workers)

What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society. That's hard. The talent, that's a gift. I just came here like that.
- Erykah Badu
(Keywords: Work, Society, Talent, Being)

Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society.
- Emily Greene Balch
(Keywords: Men, Society, Freedom, Liberty, Poor, Russia)

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
(Keywords: Education, Society, Being, Paradox)

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 Baldwin
(Keywords: Education, Society, Being, Paradox)

Suicide, moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society?
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Life, Society, Time, Key, Mystery, Suicide)

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Nature, Society, Animals, Dumb, Fools)

Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn't matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state.
- Iain Banks
(Keywords: Technology, Society, Possibilities, State)

Wherefore for the public interest and benefit of human society it is requisite that the highest obligations possible should be laid upon the consciences of men.
- Isaac Barrow
(Keywords: Men, Society, Interest, Public)

I've never believed much in that holding hands kind of love. I've always thought that love is about two different personalities trying to confront life, trying to make sense of their responsibilities, to themselves, to each other, and to the wider society.
- Alan Bates
(Keywords: Love, Society, Life, Thought, Sense, Trying)

The basic assumption of the secular society is that modernity overcomes religion.
- Ulrich Beck
(Keywords: Religion, Society, Modernity)

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.
- Brendan Behan
(Keywords: Food, Men, Society, Women, Beer, Irreverence, Old, Summer, Winter)

We are not just here to manage capitalism but to change society and to define its finer values.
- Tony Benn
(Keywords: Change, Society, Values, Capitalism)

The concept of the "good ol' days" must be one of our society's biggest delusions, top reasons for depression, as well as most often used excuse for lack of success.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Success, Society, Depression)

Marriage and the creation of families has been an integral part of our society since its creation; it should not be defined without the kind of involvement by the people which a constitutional process would require.
- Robert Foster Bennett
(Keywords: Marriage, Society, People, Creation)

Novel technologies and ideas that impinge on human biology and their perceived impact on human values have renewed strains in the relationship between science and society.
- Paul Berg
(Keywords: Science, Society, Ideas, Values)

I wished to go completely outside and to make a symbolic start for my enterprise of regenerating the life of humankind within the body of society and to prepare a positive future in this context.
- Joseph Beuys
(Keywords: Life, Society, Positive, Body, Future)

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.
- Jeff Bingaman
(Keywords: Family, Work, Society, Retirement, Security, Will)

There's something about being with a group of people who become like family that must be needed in society.
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Keywords: Family, Society, People, Being)

Men was formed for society, and is neither capable of living alone, nor has the courage to do it.
- William Blackstone
(Keywords: Men, Society, Courage, Living)

I feel that the Christian experience and the Jewish one have much to give each other. If this open society continues and there is no return to political anti-Semitism, then this encounter, deeper than any theology, may happen.
- Lionel Blue
(Keywords: Experience, Society, Christian, May, Open, Theology)

We stand in the shadow of Jefferson who believed that a society founded upon the rule of law and liberty was dependent upon public education and the diffusion of knowledge.
- Matt Blunt
(Keywords: Education, Society, Knowledge, Law, Liberty, Public, Shadow)

Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Business, Society, Mother, Gifts, Years)

Religion enabled society to organise itself to debate goodness, just as Greek drama had once done.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: Religion, Society, Debate, Drama, Goodness)

Art is the close scrutiny of reality and therefore I put on the stage only those things that I know happen in our society.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: Art, Society, Reality)

I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage - which no previous society has ever believed.
- Alain de Botton
(Keywords: Love, Marriage, Society, Sex)



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