Society Quotes and Sayings

To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.
Confucius

When people go to work, they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.
– Betty Bender

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
Oscar Wilde

A glimpse into the world proves that horror is nothing other than reality.
Alfred Hitchcock

A nation is only an individual multiplied.
Mark Twain

We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity, and power in our society.
Nelson Mandela

In the state of nature…all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law.
– Charles de Montesquieu

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

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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

Don’t let society label you.

There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.
Margaret Thatcher

Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness.
Thomas Paine

I do not believe we can repair the basic fabric of society until people who are willing to work have work. Work organizes life. It gives structure and discipline to life.
Bill Clinton

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

Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers.
-Erik Pepke

Why can’t people stop bickering about gay marriage and just live? I mean, mind your own business! Have a little joy in your life once, instead of trying to separate someone else’s!

Submitted by: IAmunknown

Virtually every society that survived did so by socializing its sons to be disposable. Disposable in war; disposable in work. We need warriors and volunteer firefighters, so we label these men heroes.
– Warren Farrell

In just about every area of society, there’s nothing more important than ethics.
– Henry Paulson

Ethics or simple honesty is the building blocks upon which our whole society is based, and business is a part of our society, and it’s integral to the practice of being able to conduct business, that you have a set of honest standards.
– Kerry Stokes

It’s Friday…any plan of being a productive member of society is officially thrown out the window.

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