Society Quotes

Society Quotes

A. J. Liebling People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
Quentin Crisp Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.
Abbie Hoffman Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
Henry Adams There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
Aleister Crowley Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
Abba Eban History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
Victor Hugo The peasants of the Asturias believe that in every litter of wolves there is one pup that is killed by the mother for fear that on growing up it would devour the other little ones.
J.B. Priestley Like its politicians and its wars, society has the teenagers it deserves.
Abbie Hoffman Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit.
Gregory Bateson In the transmission of human culture, people always attempt to replicate, to pass on to the next generation the skills and values of the parents, but the attempt always fails because cultural transmission is geared to learning, not D.N.A.
Irv Kupcinet What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?
William F. Buckley Jr. I would like to take you seriously but to do so would affront your intelligence.
Pat Robertson It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
Thomas Paine The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security.
A. N. Whitehead The art of progress is to preserve order amid change.
Judith Martin We are all born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
A. J. Ayer No moral system can rest solely on authority.
Henrik Tikkanen Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence.
B. F. Skinner Does a poet create, originate, initiate the thing called a poem, or is his behavior merely the product of his genetic and environmental histories?
A.A. Milne No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature.
L. M. Boyd There are 350 varieties of shark, not counting loan and pool.
Louis D. Brandeis America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.
Margaret Fuller Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.
A. F. Shaw I am loving before I am patriotic: I am human before I am American.
A. E. Housman In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.

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