Kutipan (Quote) - Society (1)

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Robert A. Heinlein

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Mahatma Gandhi

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
Henry David Thoreau

We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
Milton Friedman

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
George Bernard Shaw

The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
John W. Gardner

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
Adam Smith

Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
Thomas Szasz

The most dangerous creation of any society is the man who has nothing to lose.
James A. Baldwin

What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
Henry David Thoreau

There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Mahatma Gandhi

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning.
Carl Sandburg

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai E. Stevenson

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
Erich Fromm

Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top.
Timothy Leary

I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
A. Whitney Brown

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost

Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
George Orwell

The first principle of a free society is an untrammeled flow of words in an open forum.
Adlai E. Stevenson

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person.
James Madison

The wise person often shuns society for fear of being bored.
Jean de la Bruyere

Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
Mignon McLaughlin

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.
Robert Orben

Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility.
Thomas Szasz

You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.
Charles Kuralt

The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
Daniel Webster

The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.
Orson Welles

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.
Hillary Clinton

I think this society suffers so much from too much freedom, too many rights that allow people to be irresponsible.
Boyd Rice

Normal social behavior requires that we be able to recognize identities in spite of change. Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
Kenneth L. Pike

Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely ones in virtually every social situation, from dating to trial by jury.
Martha Beck

Neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.
C. Wright Mills

To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
Baruch Spinoza

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
Lily Tomlin

It is not a fragrant world.
Raymond Chandler

How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young?
Paul Sweeney

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