Society Quotes and Sayings
The nature of society is largely determined by the direction in which talent and ambition flow-by the tilt of the social landscape.
– Eric Hoffer
Hence I have no mercy or compassion in me for a society that will crush people, and then penalize them for not being able to stand up under the weight.
– Malcolm X
Modern man has transformed himself into a commodity; he experiences his life energy as an investment with which he should make the highest profit, considering his position and the situation on the personality market. He is alienated from himself, from his fellow men and from nature. His main aim is profitable exchange of his skills, knowledge, and of himself, his “personality package” with others who are equally intent on a fair and profitable exchange. Life has no goal except the one to move, no principle except the one of fair exchange, no satisfaction except the one to consume.
– Erich Fromm
The fact that millions of people share the same vices does not make these vices virtues, the fact that they share so many errors does not make the errors to be truths, and the fact that millions of people share the same form of mental pathology does not make these people sane.
– Erich Fromm
A glimpse into the world proves that horror is nothing other than reality.
– Alfred Hitchcock
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
Socialism cannot exist without a change in consciousness resulting in a new fraternal attitude toward humanity, both at an individual level, within the societies where socialism is being built or has been built, and on a world scale, with regard to all peoples suffering from imperialist oppression.
– Che Guevara
If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green – God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.
– Bob Marley
We are living in a world where everything is false. The society is like bright paint applied on top of rotten wood.
– Amy Tan
Society is like a stew. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.
– Edward Abbey