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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
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
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
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
Acceptance of dissent is the fundamental requirement of a free society.
Richard Royster 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
Society my dear is like salt water good to swim in but hard to swallow.
Arthur Stringer Category: Society
Ah you flavour everything; you are the vanilla of society.
Sydney Smith 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 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
Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will Category: Society
There is One great society alone on earth: The noble living and the noble dead.
William Wordsworth Category: Society
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude two for friendship three for society.
Henry David Thoreau 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
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
The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property.
John Locke Category: Society