Quotes by societies

Quotes 1 till 15 of 37.

1 2 3 Next 
  • Kofi Annan
    Kofi Annan
    Ghanaian diplomat 1938-
    Kofi Annan
    - +
    +1
    If tolerance, respect and equity permeate family life, they will translate into values that shape societies, nations and the world.
  • C. Wright Mills
    C. Wright Mills
    American sociologist 1916-1962
    C. Wright Mills
    - +
     0
    A society in which all men and women would become people of substantive reason, whose independent reasoning would have structural consequences for their societies, its history and thus for their own life fates.
    Source: The Sociological Imagination (1959)
  • Thomas Szasz
    Thomas Szasz
    American psychiatrist 1920-
    Thomas Szasz
    - +
     0
    Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.
  • Germaine Greer
    Germaine Greer
    Australian writer and public intellectual 1939-
    Germaine Greer
    - +
     0
    All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
    Gore Vidal
    - +
     0
    As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests
  • Barry Ritholtz
    Barry Ritholtz
    American author and newspaper columnist
    Barry Ritholtz
    - +
     0
    Based on a lifetime of observations and a few decades in the markets, I understand that societies, beliefs and fashions all move in long arcs of time. We call these arcs several things: cycles, periods, eras.
  • Kofi Annan
    Kofi Annan
    Ghanaian diplomat 1938-
    Kofi Annan
    - +
     0
    Business cannot prosper in societies that fail.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
    - +
     0
    Civilization is a disease produced by the practice of building societies with rotten material.
  • Salvador Dali
    Salvador Dali
    Spanish painter 1904 - 1989
    Salvador Dali
    - +
     0
    Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
  • Armstrong Williams
    Armstrong Williams
    American political commentator, entrepreneur and author 1962-
    Armstrong Williams
    - +
     0
    Democratic societies can no longer give religious fanatics a free hand to abuse and murder non believers. Such action betrays contempt for the basic human rights which animate any democracy with meaning.
  • Brendan Myers
    Brendan Myers
    Canadian philosopher and author 1974-
    Brendan Myers
    - +
     0
    Homer, Hesiod, Pythagoras, Plato, and Cicero, just to name a few, all lived in pagan societies. Some of the greatest political and military leaders of all time, such as Alexander the Great, Pericles of Athens, Hannibal of Carthage, and Julius Caesar of Rome, were all pagans, or else living in a pagan society.
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    Charles Caleb Colton
    English writer 1780-1832
    Charles Caleb Colton
    - +
     0
    In all societies, it is advisable to associate if possible with the highest; not that the highest are always the best, but because, if disgusted there, we can descend at any time; but if we begin with the lowest, to ascend is impossible.
  • Brad Holland
    Brad Holland
    American basketball player 1956-
    Brad Holland
    - +
     0
    In aristocratic societies, rich people used to commission exquisite paintings for their walls.
  • Alexis de Tocqueville
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    French diplomat, political scientist, and historian 1805-1859
    Alexis de Tocqueville
    - +
     0
    In countries where associations are free, secret societies are unknown. In America there are factions, but no conspiracies.
  • Guy Debord
    Guy Debord
    French philosopher 1931-
    Guy Debord
    - +
     0
    In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation.
1 2 3 Next 
All societies famous quotes and sayings you will always find on greatest-quotations.com 37 found