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Society quotes (17)

Acceptance of dissent is the fundamental requirement of a free society.
Richard Royster   Category: Society

Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.
Edward Paul Abbey   Category: Society

Society is like a lawn where every roughness is smoothed every bramble eradicated and where the eye is delighted by the smiling verdure of a velvet surface.
Washington Irving   Category: Society

Humanity needs practical men who get the most out of their work and without forgetting the general good safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. Without doubt these dreamers do not deserve wealth because they do not desire it. Even so a well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research.
Madame Marie Curie   Category: Society

Society is a masked ball where every one hides his real character and reveals it by hiding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Society

What can you say about a society that says God is dead and Elvis is alive?
Irv Kupcinet   Category: Society

American society is a sort of flat fresh-water pond which absorbs silently without reaction anything which is thrown into it.
Henry Brooks Adams   Category: Society

Society my dear is like salt water good to swim in but hard to swallow.
Arthur Stringer   Category: Society

Society is a republic. When an individual endeavors to lift himself above his fellows he is dragged down by the mass either by means of ridicule or of calumny. No one shall be more virtuous or more intellectually gifted than others. Whoever by the irresistable force of genius rises above the common herd is certain to be ostracized by society which will pursue him with such merciless derision and detraction that at last he will be compelled to retreat into the solitude of his thoughts.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Society

Ah you flavour everything; you are the vanilla of society.
Sydney Smith   Category: Society

There is One great society alone on earth: The noble living and the noble dead.
William Wordsworth   Category: Society

People hardly ever make use of the freedom they have for example freedom of thought; instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard   Category: Society

The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
John Locke   Category: Society

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will   Category: Society

The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails they try to poison you. If this fails too the finish by loading honors on your head.
Jean Cocteau   Category: Society

We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way not by shouting each other down but by the unique capacity of unique individual human beings to comprehend each other.
Lewis Thomas   Category: Society

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude two for friendship three for society.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Society