Quotes by society

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  • Geoffrey F. Abert
    Geoffrey F. Abert
    American author
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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.
  • Kofi Annan
    Kofi Annan
    Ghanaian diplomat 1938-
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    Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
    Source: The quotable Kofi Annan: selections from speeches and statements by the Secretary-General (1998)
  • 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.
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
    B. R. Ambedkar
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    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.
  • B. R. Ambedkar
    B. R. Ambedkar
    Indian jurist, economist and politician 1891-1956
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    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
    Mark Twain
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    Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
  • Confucius
    Confucius
    Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
    Confucius
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    Consideration for others is the basic of a good life, a good society.
  • Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
    Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
    Joseph A. Schumpeter
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    Economic progress, in capitalist society, means turmoil.
  • A. Whitney Brown
    A. Whitney Brown
    American writer and comedian 1952-
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    I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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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.
  • Bayard Rustin
    Bayard Rustin
    American activist 1912-1987
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    If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot achieve such a society through violence. If we desire a society without discrimination, then we must not discriminate against anyone in the process of building this society. If we desire a society that is democratic, then democracy must become a means as well as an end.
  • Rabindranath Tagore
    Rabindranath Tagore
    Indian mystic and poet 1861-1941
    Rabindranath Tagore
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    No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated.
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