Quotes: society

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  • When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
  • Frank Zappa
    Frank Zappa
    American rock musician 1940-
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    A drug is neither moral nor immoral - it's a chemical compound. The compound itself is not a menace to society until a human being treats it as if consumption bestowed a temporary license to act like an asshole.
  • P. J. O'Rourke
    P. J. O'Rourke
    American journalist 1947-
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    Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
  • A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society.
  • Alice Walker
    Alice Walker
    American Author, Critic 1944-
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    All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract; or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience.
  • An ideal society should be mobile, should be full of channels for conveying a change taking place in one part to other parts. In an ideal society, there should be many interests consciously communicated and shared.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
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    Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
  • I think the greatest curse of American society has been the idea of an easy millennialism - that some new drug, or the next election or the latest in social engineering will solve everything.
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    Rabindranath Tagore
    Indian mystic and poet 1861-1941
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    No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated.
  • Eugène Ionesco
    Eugène Ionesco
    Romanian-born French Playwright 1912-
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    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.
  • Amos Bronson Alcott
    Amos Bronson Alcott
    American educator and social reformer 1799-1888
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    Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
  • Political tyranny is nothing compared to the social tyranny and a reformer who defies society is a more courageous man than a politician who defies Government.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    The most sensible people to be met with in society are men of business and of the world, who argue from what they see and know, instead of spinning cobweb distinctions of what things ought to be.
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