This Society Quotes

This Society Quotes by Michael Pare, Arnold J. Toynbee, Jonathan Swift, Doug Stanhope, Alan Paton, Steven Seagal and many others.

One does not have to be a Marxist to know there is some

One does not have to be a Marxist to know there is something very wrong in this society.
Michael Pare
The human race’s prospects of survival were considerably better when we were defenceless against tigers than they are today when we have become defenceless against ourselves.
Arnold J. Toynbee
I said there was a society of men among us, bred up from their youth in the art of proving by words multiplied for the purpose, that white is black, and black is white, according as they are paid. To this society all the rest of the people are as slaves.
Jonathan Swift
Sex and children are the two things that delude logic the most in this society.
Doug Stanhope
To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one’s responsibility as a free man.
Alan Paton
I think people are frustrated in this society, where predators prey upon normal, law-abiding citizens, and you never see justice in the courtroom. In my films, the predators don’t get away with it.
Steven Seagal
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, . . . neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass
It is a society of laborers which is about to be liberated from the ferrets of labor, and this society does no longer know of those other higher and more meaningful activities for the sake of which this freedom would deserve to be won.
Hannah Arendt
We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.
Margaret Mead
This society is not only to relieve the poor, but to save souls.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
We admire predators – panthers, lions, tigers, even wolves. Maybe to be naturally thoughtful and hesitant to use violence is to be somehow second rate. To be in the middle of the social food chain. Especially if you’re a man. This society thinks real men are violent.
Marge Piercy
Young ghetto boys thought that in this society, the good guys lost and the bad guys won.
Eartha Kitt
My History of the Jesuits is in four volumes…. This society has been a greater calamity to mankind than the French Revolution, or Napoleon’s despotism or ideology. It has obstructed progress of reformation and the improvement of the human mind in society much longer and more fatally.
John Adams
This society is driven by neurotic speed and force accelerated by greed and frustration of not being able to live up to the image of men and woman we have created for ourselves; the image has nothing to do with the reality of people.
Yoko Ono
I never had secure, belonging feelings with this society [in China].
Ai Weiwei
This society believed it was looking towards a new future, yet we consistently find ourselves being dragged backwards.
David Ervine
I don’t think my father had a direct influence on me, but I do think, more or less, I was influenced by his independent individualism. And the kind of condition he had when he was in this society – the kind of mistreatment society gave him.
Ai Weiwei
This society turns everything it touches into a potential source of progress and exploitation, of drudgery and satisfaction, of freedom and of oppression.
Herbert Marcuse
We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.
Hillary Clinton
If you grow up in the South Bronx today or in south-central Los Angeles or Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, you quickly come to understand that you have been set apart and that there’s no will in this society to bring you back into the mainstream.
Jonathan Kozol
The men can go away, the executives can go away, but what is really though in this society are the players who has been handed down the feel of winning, of being the absolute best, which isn’t equal to any other team.
Gianluigi Buffon
The test of a civilization is in the way that it cares for its helpless members
Pearl S. Buck
why don’t we go back out there and tell them what happened? because nothing happened except that everybody has been driven insane and stupid by life. in this society there are only two things that count: don’t be caught without money and don’t get caught high on any kind of high. (Night Streets of Madness)
Charles Bukowski
Barack, like any leader, is human.
And, you know, our challenges in this country isn’t finding the next person who’s gonna deliver us from our own evil.
Because our challenges are us.
The challenges that this country faces is how are we as individuals in this society gonna change?
What are we gonna do differently?
Michelle Obama
The child is essentially alien to this society of men and might express his position in the words of the Gospel: My kingdom is not of this world
Maria Montessori
We declare our right on this earth…to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary.
Malcolm X
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Isaac Asimov
American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.
Henry Adams
There is no longer a single common impediment to blacks emerging in this society.
Constance Baker Motley
The gap in education in this country, the unfairness of the schools, is one of the great unfairness in this society.
Gaston Caperton
A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
A sensible man ought to find sufficient company in himself.
Emily Bronte
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 Abbey
Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.
Simone de Beauvoir
I maintain that the period during the first half of the 1990s, the period in which rising inequality reached its peak, was a period in which we came very, very close to a demagogic immobilization of racism in this society.
William Julius Wilson
I think that probably, if I were 21 in this society, I would identify myself as a bisexual.
Ted Haggard
Young children seem to be learning who to share this toy with and figure out how it works, while adolescents seem to be exploring some very deep and profound questions: how should this society work? How should relationships among people work? The exploration is: who am I, what am I doing?
Alison Gopnik
Part of your heritage in this society is the opportunity to become financially independent.
Jim Rohn
You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.
Charles Kuralt
I’m 23 years old. I might just be my mother’s child, but in all reality, I’m everybody’s child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.
Tupac Shakur
When you consider the overpopulation in this world … homosexuality is completely underrated in this society.
Doug Stanhope
I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.
Boyd Rice
Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation, and destroy the male sex.
Valerie Solanas
I think everybody must be aware that this society is a whole lot shakier now than it was before the war. I was trying to examine, in ‘Dog Soldiers,’ the process of that blow falling on America
Robert Stone
I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.
Robin Williams
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
I am passionate about everything in my life–first and foremost, passionate about ideas. And that’s a dangerous person to be in this society, not just because I’m a woman, but because it’s such a fundamentally anti-intellectual, anti-critical thinking society. –bell hooks
Bell Hooks
Once you get to your forties or fifties in this society, very few people haven’t had at least one body blow – financial, bankruptcy, divorce, relationship disaster, addiction, trouble with a child, trouble with a parent. Most people take some blow.
Marianne Williamson
The Peace Corps represents some, if not all, of the best virtues in this society. It stands for everything that America has ever stood for. It stands for everything we believe in and hope to achieve in the world.
Sargent Shriver
Maybe this society, if anything, has become more patriarchal, and that has to be combated.
Mary Robinson
It’s considered perfectly normal in this society to approach dying people who you don’t know but who are unbelievers and say, ‘Now are you gonna change your mind?’ That is considered almost a polite question.
Christopher Hitchens
In this society these days, women are widely accepted in all kinds of cross-gender areas. So yeah, it’s time!
Danica Patrick
You can’t be a minority in this society without having someone express disapproval about affirmative action.
Sonia Sotomayor
If you’re not adapting to the very rapidly changing environment, if you can’t think creatively, you lose big in this society because there are very few jobs for you left.
Robert Sternberg
The intellectual tension that seems to work its way through this society almost like fat through meat is the tension between scientific reductionism and the deeply felt intuition of most people that there is a spiritual dimension, or a hidden dimension, or a transcendental dimension.
Terence McKenna
The problem isn’t with rock lyrics, it’s with the fabric of this society itself.
Jodi Picoult
I feel good when I’m engaged in what I think are the core issues of the society, and those core issues to me are what’s happening to poor folks in this society.
Barack Obama
I think that diversity is key for the next American entrepreneurs. They want to be a part of this society where there is so much diversity they have to have people from all the experiences.
Russell Simmons
The mantra of the National Commercial Bank is ‘building a better Jamaica.’ If this bank is going to be everlastingly successful, it has to take on the ailments of this society.
Michael Lee-Chin
Talk with your daughters, Play with your sons. You need to be a better friend to them than anyone else. This society offers lots of evil friends. Before they make those kinds of friends, they need to find their best friend in you.
Nouman Ali Khan
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
Eugene Ionesco
Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
Barbara Jordan
This society is not ‘user-friendly’ for older people.
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Ram Dass
If you want to know who is being hurt in this society, go see what is being done and to whom in pornography and then go look for them other places in the world.
Catharine MacKinnon
There’s a little book I’m thinking of writing – “Swan Song” is what I shall call it. The song of the dying. And my book will be incense burnt at the deathbed of this society, damned with the damnation of its own impotence.
Maxim Gorky
Americans have a warrior’s mentality, most of them. That’s how this society was built. The fact that you own a gun and shoot to defend your life is a very American way of thinking.
Isabel Allende
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai E. Stevenson
By that time this society is going to be completely different for one thing. Your own son or your own son’s son is not going to have the needs for money that you feel you have now. The society itself will be less dependent on money and currency to get along.
Warren Beatty
If people become ecstatic the whole society will have to change, because this society is based on misery. If people are blissful you cannot lead them to war — to Vietnam, or to Egypt, or to Israel. No. Someone who is blissful will just laugh and say: This is nonsense!
If one does not like the crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he CAN do something about it.
L. Ron Hubbard
We were born in this society, we grew up in this society. And we learn to be like everyone else, playing nonsense all the time.
Miguel Angel Ruiz
Society is indeed a contract. … It is a partnership in all science; a partnership in all art; a partnership in every virtue, and in all perfection.
Edmund Burke
For too long in this society, we have celebrated unrestrained individualism over common community.
Joe Biden
Only sometimes I try to think about it in context. When I think about the context of, “Oh, I’m this or that,” in this society, that’s one of the terms.
Jeff Vespa
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass
Most people in this society who aren’t actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics.
Susan Sontag
Be childish. Be irresponsible. Be disrespectful. Be everything this society hates.
Malcolm Mclaren
It is likewise to be observed that this society hath a peculiar chant and jargon of their own, that no other mortal can understand, and wherein all their laws are written, which they take special care to multiply.
Jonathan Swift
Nothing is more important than restoring a high degree of autonomy to educational experiences so that those who grow up in this society and troubled world have the best available tools to grasp the challenges that imperil our national and human future.
Richard A. Falk
We are fighting for the right to live as free humans in this society. In fact, we are actually fighting for rights that are even greater than civil rights and that is human rights.
Malcolm X
Shall I tell you something I’ve been noticing? The mistrust this society has for women. All kinds of experts and officials are terrified because so many women are working. They really think that women have to be coerced into having babies and raising kids.
Marge Piercy
in this society, dominated as it is by the profit-seeking ventures of monopoly corporations, health has been callously transformed into a commodity – a commodity that those with means are able to afford, but that is too often entirely beyond the reach of others.
Angela Davis
There’s a time for daring and there’s a time for caution, and a wise man understands which is called for.
Robin Williams
The playwright, along with any writer, composer, painter in this society, has got to have a terribly private view of his own value, of his own work. He’s got to listen to his own voice primarily. He’s got to watch out for fads, for what might be called the critical aesthetics.
Edward Albee