Society Quotes

Kurt Cobain

They laugh at me because I'm different; I laugh at them because they're all the same.

Lailah Gifty Akita

If you have the grace to hug someone, never miss this sacred moment.. Lailah Gifty Akita
If you have the grace to hug someone, never miss this sacred moment.

Courtney Milan

When someone else's safety and acceptance in society is on the line, your personal discomfort comes in a very distant second.

Marty Rubin

Love is a wild child, always at odds with society.. Marty Rubin
Love is a wild child, always at odds with society.

Josh Stern

Manners without sincerity, is called polite society. Josh Stern
Manners without sincerity, is called polite society

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

And yet how simple it is: in one day, in one hour everything could be arranged
And yet how simple it is: in one day, in one hour everything could be arranged at once! The chief thing is to love others like yourself, that’s the chief thing, and that’s everything; nothing else is wanted - you will find out at once how to arrange it all.

Bill Courtney

In our community, we have a duty to strengthen the weakest among us to build a better society.

Zoltan Istvan

The American Dream has become a death sentence of drudgery, consumerism, and fatalism: a garage sale where the best of the human spirit is bartered away for comfort, obedience and trinkets. It's unequivocally absurd.

Jerica Barsht

Not everyone will like what you have to say. Not everyone will like what you do. Social networking is a garbage pile waiting for rats to feed. Pointless nothings of your everyday lives. Still the fumes rise.

Nocturnus Libertus

Perfection is the enemy of greatness. We as people are limited in the knowledge and information we have, so to say one has reached all of the highest standards of what is known as the conventional consummation of human excellence means there is nothing more they would have to learn. This of course, is impossible, for there are always new things to learn, and so perfection is unachievable and unattainable.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The soul is healed by being with children.. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The soul is healed by being with children.

Cornel West

Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public

Robert E. Howard

Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.

Ellen Goodman

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.

Jess C. Scott

Anya looked upon Nin admirably. Having him as a partner-in-crime - if only on this one occasion, which she hoped would only be the start of something more - was more revitalizing than the cheap thrills of a cookie-cutter shallow, superficial romance, where the top priority was how beautiful a person was on the outside.

Roman Payne

When I touched her body,
I believed she was God.
In the curves of her form
I found the birth of Man,
the creation of the world,
and the origin of all life.

Jess C. Scott

If money’s the god people worship, I’d rather go worship the devil instead.

Stephen King

Reading at meals is considered rude in polite society, but if you expect to succeed as a writer, rudeness should be the second-to-least of your concerns. The least of all should be polite society and what it expects.

Robert Bringhurst

If language is lost, humanity is lost. If writing is lost, certain kinds of civilization and society are lost, but many other kinds remain - and there is no reason to think that those alternatives are inferior.

Chitralekha Paul

In the name of being social, we learn to ignore our natural instinct.
Society keeps dictating do's and don'ts which we keep obeying day in and day out.

Woodrow Wilson

We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.

Lailah Gifty Akita

Serve one another with brotherly love.

Lailah Gifty Akita

If every citizen should recite their national anthem daily, you will develop love to serve your country better.

Amit Kalantri

Providing employment is the best form of social service, as it serves you, others, your country, your world - the entire society.


There is nothing I detest so much as the contortions of these great time-and-lip servers, these affable dispensers of meaningless embraces, these obliging utterers of empty words, who view every one in civilities

R. Buckminster Fuller

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Zack Love

Having had virtually no contact with the outside world for the last few weeks, Evan had temporarily forgotten the social norms governing shopping conduct or approaching celebrities in public.

Agnostic Zetetic

We’re all just people making decisions and accepting consequences as we march toward an impending and inevitable death.

Minoru Furuya

I swear that I will never cause trouble for anybody, as long as I live!! So please! Nobody cause any trouble for me, either!!

Osamu Dazai

What is society but an individual? [...] The ocean is not society; it is individuals. This was how I managed to gain a modicum of freedom from my terror at the illusion of the ocean called the world.

Swami Dhyan Giten

There is a very simple relationship between increased socioeconomic rifts in the society and increased violence, criminality, war, increased lack of trust between people, health problems and social exclusion - but it seems to be very difficult for people to understand this simple relationship.

Tim Crawshaw

Sometimes we can't see the relevance of Jesus Christ until we become dissatisfied with the world and realise that there must be more to life than working 9 to 5, buying and accumulating expensive 'things'and being attractive to members of the opposite sex.

Martin Hopkins

Join us. Play the game. It will bring you an untold number of rewards and you will finally have some direction and purpose in your lives. Take control of yourselves and those around you. Bend them to your will and all worldly pleasures will be yours...

Martin Hopkins

The slick concrete reflected the facades of the work weary - grey, cracked and old,
but more importantly, trodden upon.

Martin Hopkins

Nothing is ‘wrong’ with me, Dan. What’s wrong with you? she said in the same eerily quiet voice, dark eyes fixated on Dan, as she breathed heavily.

Zack Love

So our narcissism has bared forth an unflattering nakedness that shames our species. But this is humanity. This is our condition.

Zack Love

Because in the end, we die. It’s like Chekhov observed in so many of his plays: ‘in two hundred years, no one will even know we were here.

W. Somerset Maugham

A man's work reveals him. In social intercourse he gives you the surface that he wishes the world to accept, but in his book or his picture the real man delivers himself defenceless. No affectation of peculiarity can conceal a commonplace mind. No one can produce the most casual work without disclosing the innermost secrets of his soul.

Swami Dhyan Giten

Society destroys your individuality, your soul.

Lailah Gifty Akita

The spirit of volunteerism is the spirit of service.

LeeAnn Taylor

Love is the light by which all are brought forward out of darkness.

Lailah Gifty Akita

He who want to be great must first be a servant.

Lailah Gifty Akita

What defines our world; believes, thoughts, dreams, decisions, choices and actions.

Yvonne Pierre

Compassion, acceptance and LOVE is the cure to MOST of the issues that plague this world.

Charles Bukowski

it does seem
the more we drink
the better the words

Charles Bukowski

I feel no grief for being called something
I am not;
in fact, it's enthralling, somehow, like a good
back rub

Haruki Murakami

Forgive me for stating the obvious, but the world is made up of all kinds of people. Other people have their own value to live by, and the same holds true with me.

Lionel Shriver

They were determined to find something mechanically wrong with him - because broken machines are easier to fix.

Ashly Lorenzana

The world is not ready for some people when they show up, but that shouldn't stop anyone.

Mark Fisher

Capital is an abstract parasite, an insatiable vampire and zombie maker; but the living flesh it converts into dead labor is ours, and the zombies it makes are us.

Bill Courtney

Only by entering new and unfamiliar worlds can a person change society as well as self.

Crystal Woods

Truthfully, there're only a handful of people in this world who really get joy from seeing you happy. Most won't care if you’re happy, only if you're miserable like they are. They eat that shit up.

Ashly Lorenzana

The only unique contribution you can offer the world is to be who you actually are and no one else.

Chetan Bhagat

Because knowledge is not for showing off. If I do good work, people should notice me.

Ian McEwan

There was[is] something seriously wrong with the world for which neither God nor His absence could be blamed.

Anthony Liccione

As the world continually multiplies, are we in a generation where people are divided, or people
As the world continually multiplies, are we in a generation where people are divided, or people are equal?

R. N. Prasher

Young children have no past. The old have no future. The rest are too busy with present. This time-tripod holds up the world. You ignore the importance of this interdependence of the three, the world as you know it is in danger of collapsing

Dean Griffiths

We live in a world where we give our pounds to those who have too much and our pennies to those who have too little

Franz Kafka

However, Gregor had become much calmer. All right, people did not understand his words any more, although they seemed clear enough to him, clearer than previously, perhaps because had gotten used to them

Michael Levy

New Year, new month, new day, new moment, all places we have never been before. Enjoy each experience with relish & spice... tasty times ahead.

Unarine Ramaru

Pride grants you a happily never after.

Jeanette Winterson

To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown.. Jeanette Winterson
To be ill adjusted to a deranged world is not a breakdown.

Terry Goodkind

When the whole world is crazy, it doesn't pay to be sane.

Fran Lebowitz

There is one thing that has disappeared, not just from the U.S. but from the entire world, is the idea of ever being embarrassed by anything.

Haruki Murakami

It's not me but the world that's deranged.

John Rawls

The natural distribution is neither just nor unjust; nor is it unjust that persons are born into society at some particular position. These are simply natural facts. What is just and unjust is the way that institutions deal with these facts.

Lailah Gifty Akita

We are endowed with different kinds of gifts for different kinds of services.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Put a man in the wrong atmosphere and nothing will function as it should. He will seem unhealthy in every part. Put him back into his proper element and everything will blossom and look healthy. But if he is not in his right element, what then? Well, then he just has to make the best of appearing before the world as a cripple.


To forget the whole world is easy; to make the whole world forget you is hard.

David Mitchell

The sacred is a fine hiding place for the profane.. David Mitchell
The sacred is a fine hiding place for the profane.

Haruki Murakami

Every person should decide for himself how happy, or unhappy, our society might be.

Lynda I Fisher

As young adults, we were wearing the shoes of the new future. Our generation would soon be the ones to determine the political climate of our country, the constitution of a family, and the morality of man. What an awesome burden we carried.

Colleen McCullough

But work used to be the lot of every man, and now it is rapidly becoming an aristocratic privilege. Men nowadays are more often paid not to work.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Society in its wisdom has found ways of constructing refuges of all kinds, for since it has been disposed to make the love-life a pastime, it has also felt obliged to trivialize it, to make it cheap, risk-free and secure, as public pleasures usually are.

Batuhan "Bro" Ibal

Our society needs to restablish a culture of swag.

Dean Koontz

All but universally, human architecture values front elevations over back entrances, public spaces over private. Danny
All but universally, human architecture values front elevations over back entrances, public spaces over private. Danny Jessup says that this aspect of architecture is also a reflection of human nature, that most people care more about their appearance than they do about their souls.

Edith Wharton

The people who take society as an escape from work are putting it to its proper use; but when it becomes the thing worked for it distorts all the relations of life.

Stefan Molyneux

We are supposed to call poison medicine and we wonder why we're always sick.

Mary E. DeMuth

Because the culture we breathe and work in rushes against rest. It equates our worth with production and wealth and fame. The more we work toward those goals, the more society assigns us worth.

Osamu Dazai

I have no desire for others to take it on themselves to analyze my thoughts. I am without thoughts. I have never, not even once, acted on the basis of any doctrine or philosophy.I am convinced that those people whom the world considers good and respects are all liars and fakes. I do not trust the world.


Every man is capable of doing good to another, but to contribute to the happiness of an entire society is to become akin to the gods

B.F. Skinner

In a world of complete economic equality, you get and keep the affections you deserve. You can’t buy love with gifts or favors, you can’t hold love by raising an inadequate child, and you can’t be secure in love by serving as a good scrub woman or a good provider.

Myles Horton

Any decent society has to be built on trust and love and the intelligent use of information and feelings. Education involves being able to practice those things as you struggle to build a decent society that can be nonviolent.

Steven Levenkron

From the newsstands a dozen models smiled up at her from a dozen magazine covers, smiled in thin-faced, high-cheekboned agreement to Kessa's new discovery. They knew the secret too. They knew thin was good, thin was strong; thin was safe.

Albert Camus

Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future
Human relationships always help us to carry on because they always presuppose further developments, a future - and also because we live as if our only task was precisely to have relationships with other people.

Unknown Author

The ink of the scholar is more holy than the blood of the martyr.

Erma Bombeck

When humor goes, there goes civilization.

Bill Gates

Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.. Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.

Alan Bennett

We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.

Marcel Duchamp

All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess.

Wallace Stegner

It is the beginning of wisdom when you recognize that the best you can do is choose which rules you want to live by, and it's persistent and aggravated imbecility to pretend you can live without any.

Amit Ray

The formula of life is simple. It is the formula of giving - giving courage, attention,
The formula of life is simple. It is the formula of giving - giving courage, attention, peace, love and comfort to yourself and the society.

C. JoyBell C.

Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you. What's important to me is not others' opinions of me, but what's important to me is my opinion of myself.

C. JoyBell C.

The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think.

Audre Lorde

Institutionalized rejection of difference is an absolute necessity in a profit economy which needs outsiders as surplus people.

Sherwood Smith

Despite how entertaining certain stories were, at the bottom of every item of gossip there was someone getting hurt.

Sheri S. Tepper

He told us that nations of men fell into disorder, so nations of law were set up instead. He told us that nations of law then forgot justice and let the law become a Game, a Game in which the moves and the winning were more important than truth. He told us to seek justice rather than the Game.

Oscar A. Romero

The church must suffer for speaking the truth, for pointing out sin, for uprooting sin. No one wants to have a sore spot touched, and therefore a society with so many sores twitches when someone has the courage to touch it and say: “You have to treat that. You have to get rid of that. Believe in Christ. Be converted.

Toba Beta

It wasn't science and technology that cause a slow progress,
but collective knowledge of the society and market demands.

Herman Melville

But vain to popularize profundities, and all truth is profound.

Hannah Harrington

All of them are the same type; girls with overprocessed hair and too much makeup and way too much access to Daddy’s credit cards. Girls who, if you took away the designer labels, hair dye and cover-up, wouldn’t be more than average-looking, but with all that stuff look too plastic to be pretty.

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